KeraCare Products? Any results/opinions
shellylbridges Registered Users Posts: 51
in Hair Type 4
Has anyone tried the Keracare product line?
How does this work for our 4A-B curly hair :?:
How does this work for our 4A-B curly hair :?:
Humecto is an awesome conditioner and I would say a true to blue deep treatment conditioner (leave it in for 15 mins). When my hair broke badly due to me being all natural (used pure black soap in my hair, clumps came out in the shower :x ) I used Keracare to nurse my hair back to health (and some twist extensions )
My hair also fell out in clumps in the shower "before" I became natural.
Since becoming natural I get some strands, alot less than before. But I wonder if it's because of my perm? I once had a "straight" perm and began having problems, then I began cutting it off to go natural and I don't have the clumping in the shower anymore.....I've spent alot of money on "drano"......
Yes it did.
I used Alaffia 100% pure black soap. I used to use it as a body and face cleanser. It cleared up my face something fierce It said on the bottle it can be used as a body/face cleanser and shampoo.
My hair was nice and thick back in December. I used the black soap twice as a shampoo and that did it for me. The 1st time I used it, I thought it was dead hair (a bit much for dead hair/split ends....whatever you call it) that was coming out. But my scalp felt awesome. I did a deep conditioner afterwards. 2nd time I used it, well.....let's just say I realized it wasn't dead hair coming out. The front of my hair was a hot mess (I have 4b hair). This was January.
Nursed my head back to health using Keracare shampoo and conditioner and qhemet biologics alma pomade. As a deep pre-poo treatment I took the Ayurvedic route and mixed Bindi Neem oil (which a mixture of neem/sandlewood and other Indian oils) and 100% neem oil (pure neem oil stinks to high holy heaven but it works!)
The front of my hair grew back! Still a bit of ways to go, but a lot better than before.
Lesson, just b/c it says it's all natural, doesn't mean it's good for your hair.
Besides another poster told me a while back that black soap, although it cures dandruff it can be extremely drying to hair and to use with caution.
Gee, I sure did learn that.
Did you stop maintaining the perm and decided to grow it out? Usually that happens when relaxed hair meets natural hair (where the two meet is the weakest part). When I was growing out my perm in high school, I decided that braids will be best for 4 years.
I went into a Beauty Supply store and one woman's hair was beyond repair. Why? She had super short hair and decided to perm her hair every 2 weeks :shock: Not texturize but actual relaxer!!!! Good Lord!
Every 6-8 weeks I can see, but every 1-2 weeks is a recipe for disaster.
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OMG!!! R U Serious? Now I know its been a bit challenging for us at times with hair care product, but "seriously"....sometimes common sense for some people "isn't" so common afterall......how could she? I really want to say "common sense" should tell anyone not to use such harsh chemicals within such a close time frame of each other. My Gosh, its a miracle she has any hair left....just outta curiousity....did you generously "enlighten" her by sharing that every two weeks is way to harsh for perming?
But to answer the other question, my hair was coming out badly prior to me going natural....I decided to go natural as a last attempt to salvage my hair. I was getting my perms, regularly 6-8 wks or so. Getting my trims. Staying away from color....doing all the right things, and my hair just kept coming out. Started to take multivitamins for hair and nail growth, did a few "hot oil treatments" and "no dice"....didn't see any improvements. After recieving so many different opinions from everyone....you know "try this, use this, stop doing this, don't use this, buy this..." I just gave up!!
I cut all the damaged hair off. Texturized it. It has been better ever since.
A few strands coming out......but definitely not as bad as before.
My instincts tells me it was a combination of things:
2. Braiding with permed hair.
3. Perms did not sit well with my hair.
I am a 4A-B, but I think A.
Sometimes it helps to just trust your instincts and go with your gut feelings......Sees like the lady perming every 2-weeks didn't have either one.
Wow, I have horrible acne? Where can I get the "pure black soap" for my face......I'll remember NOT to try it on my hair.
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Girrrrrl, lemme tell you, this woman's hair was fried something hellish. The best thing for her to have done was go bald and start over but she wasn't hearing that. She asked some guy who worked in the store what she should put in her hair to help it grow out. The guy grabbed some random product off the shelf, I think it was some Dax and Motions :evil:
I learned a lesson about enlightening my people about hair when I was in DC. I was in a Beauty supply store and some effeminate man was asking the lady what he should put in his hair to make his relaxed hair natural without cutting his hair :shock:
The woman gave him a "no-lye" relaxer :roll: And she swore to him this would work! I overheard the conversation and politely excused myself and told him there's no way that you can make relaxed hair natural with more chemicals, ur gonna have to cut it all off and start over. Well, the man looked at his friend and both of them rolled their eyes at me and said he wasn't going cut nothing off. I shrugged it off and said to myself, "Dude, it's your scalp and hair's funeral" :evil:
I think the problem is educating people especially those with 4a/4b hair on how to properly care for it.
Lord girl, I still cannot believe the man in DC and the 2 week perm lady here in NYC. Sad, i tell you, sad!
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You're right...I'm with you on this one. I guess the folks that are really intelligent enough to be open to education are the ones that seek "wisdom" from others like we do "online"....sometimes if you want something bad enough, you go after it.....that's what we are doing online with our quest for beautiful hair.....and we're doing it!!!
We're better off for it!
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Thanks so much!!! I have "adult acne" and whoever said that acne goes away once you leave your teenage years apparently didn't do enough research. It's weird. I've been to dermatologists, told it was "genetic". I can't take "oral medications" because of childbearing and breastfeeding and don't want to spend alot of money on "Pro-Active", etc. Besides, I hear that Pro-Active doesn't do too well with "our" skin regardless of what "Puffy or P-Diddy" says about it.
I'm eager to try the Black Soap.
The proactive commercial with P. Diddy was so laughable! I mean, he had 1 pimple! 1 stinking pimple, not acne! He's such a drama queen. Good luck with the black soap, and remember, don't put it on your hair.
sma here. at the salon i work at we use keracare and it does very well on relaxed hair. but i need something heavier as a leave in now that im natural.
Shampoos: DevaCurl Low Poo, Kinky Curly Clean
Conditioners: DevaCurl One Condition, Elucense
Leave ins: Kinky Curly Knot Today, Curl Junkie Smoother Conditioner
Stylers: Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel,
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