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"Magic" frizz reducer treatment with * pics *

cherrylolacherrylola Posts: 11Registered Users
hi all,

This is my first post recommending something!

I thought I would drop by and share a treatment I concocted last weekend, because I am thrilled with the results. I've posted the full details on www.cherrylola.com but the gist of it is this.

2 part yogurt
1/2 part baking soda
1/2 part Braggs Amino Acids

applied and left on for 45 minutes and then rinsed,co-washed and styled as usual. But the results were amazing to me. So little frizz and far more curl!

I'm going to call it the cherrylola treatment :wink:

Here are some pics before and after:

MY TEXTURE (3c/4a) :


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AVERAGE TWIST OUT

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DURING TREATMENT

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THE RESULTS

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I think it turned out well!


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  • RMichelleMRMichelleM Posts: 301Registered Users
    great results! :) i've been planning on doing a yogurt & baking soda experiment but i hadn't thought about adding amino acids...interesting lol

    this looks great!
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  • Shea-girl-aloeShea-girl-aloe Posts: 280Registered Users
    Your hair looks great! I've fallen in love with yogurt as a deep treatment. Sometimes I mix in aloe vera liquid and slippery elm powder. But I have never tried the mix that you used.

    Your results are great! I'll have to try your mix sometime.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    you and your hair are too cute!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Hey I think we are hair twins. What did you style with?
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  • cherrylolacherrylola Posts: 11Registered Users
    SBB, I think we are hair twins!!!
    I styled with my handmade hair conditioner- the recipe is here : and a little lustrasilk too...
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    OMG your hair is so gorgeous!

    I love this picture (hope you don't mind me copying and pasting from your site)

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Beautiful! I don't think I'll be making my own conditioner in this lifetime but I do have the Lustrasilk. Also I'm getting ready to cleanse and condition my hair with ziziphus spina christi. Maybe I'll add a little Bragg's aminos and greek yogurt to it. I got my hair trimmed yesterday and styled with Chi Organics Styling Glaze. it did a good job but there is something in it that made the back of my hair frizz and it feels coated.
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  • cherrylolacherrylola Posts: 11Registered Users
    Thanks for all the great comments....

    SBB if you do try it let me know how it goes... :)
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I did a cleansing/conditioningg treatment of part zizyphus spina christi, about 2 tbs of Bragg's and 4 oz of plain yogurt. I'm not sure if it reduced the frizz, but I think the T&C is less frizzy and smoother. I'm going to do another one in about a week. Here's a photo link; it's just untwisted and fluffed here.

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  • Shea-girl-aloeShea-girl-aloe Posts: 280Registered Users
    SBB , Your results look very nice. :afro:
    4/b with 4/a kinks at the back of my head. :toothy4:

    Keep it kinky, curly, wavy- whatever.
    Just keep it natural and keep it you, from head to toe ^_^ :hippy2: :blob4:

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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    I did a cleansing/conditioningg treatment of part zizyphus spina christi, about 2 tbs of Bragg's and 4 oz of plain yogurt. I'm not sure if it reduced the frizz, but I think the T&C is less frizzy and smoother. I'm going to do another one in about a week. Here's a photo link; it's just untwisted and fluffed here.

    Fotki

    oh wow, that looks really pretty!
  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    your hair looks great!
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  • morrighumorrighu Posts: 707Registered Users
    OMG! I love your blog! I left you a couple of comments on your conditioner write up.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Thank you all and thanks to Cherrylola for the recipe. I'm definitely trying it again, maybe without the zizipus spina christi for comparison.
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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    cherrylola wrote: »
    hi all,

    This is my first post recommending something!

    I thought I would drop by and share a treatment I concocted last weekend, because I am thrilled with the results. I've posted the full details on www.cherrylola.com but the gist of it is this.

    2 part yogurt
    1/2 part baking soda
    1/2 part Braggs Amino Acids

    applied and left on for 45 minutes and then rinsed,co-washed and styled as usual. But the results were amazing to me. So little frizz and far more curl!

    I'm going to call it the cherrylola treatment :wink:

    Here are some pics before and after:

    MY TEXTURE (3c/4a) :


    My%20Texture%20unhandled.png

    AVERAGE TWIST OUT

    Average%20twist%20out%20side.png


    DURING TREATMENT

    second%20treatment%20back%20view.png


    THE RESULTS

    next%20day%20frizz%20free%205.png

    I think it turned out well!


    www.cherrylola.com
    You and your hair look beautiful!I'm glad you found something that works for you.
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  • CaleilaniCaleilani Posts: 728Registered Users
    I did a cleansing/conditioningg treatment of part zizyphus spina christi, about 2 tbs of Bragg's and 4 oz of plain yogurt. I'm not sure if it reduced the frizz, but I think the T&C is less frizzy and smoother. I'm going to do another one in about a week. Here's a photo link; it's just untwisted and fluffed here.

    Fotki
    SBB,your hair is so beautiful.I love the gray especially!
    3B-3C, alittle past tailbone length,age:41 years
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Cherrylola, I want to thank you for this recipe, too. And ask of few questions for anyone who's used it. I'm assuming that it's mainly a protein treatment because of the Amino Acids. Other then my head smelling like teriyaki marinade, this stuff was incredible. My hair was a little dry, as a result. I'm thinking protein, again--or it could have been too much baking soda for me. Is the purpose of the baking soda to neutralize the acidity of the yogurt (like in baking?) I really want to continue to experiment with this, the curl I got was just amazing.

    Last night, I did a DT with CJ moisturizer in a jar, Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils to counteract the dryness. Left it in overnight and rinsed this morning. My hair is back to it's usual softness and not as curly.

    Has anyone tried this adding a little oil??
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  • Shea-girl-aloeShea-girl-aloe Posts: 280Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    Has anyone tried this adding a little oil??


    I've mixed oil into my yogurt DT before when my hair has been extra dry. But, don't get to carried away with the oil. I've done that before and it made my scalp feel coated.
    4/b with 4/a kinks at the back of my head. :toothy4:

    Keep it kinky, curly, wavy- whatever.
    Just keep it natural and keep it you, from head to toe ^_^ :hippy2: :blob4:

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  • lovely_eirenelovely_eirene Posts: 48Registered Users
    That looks really interesting! O_o But, I'm afraid of putting baking soda on my hair :X
    Fine 3c type, loves protein. BS length when straight, aiming for BS length when curly!
  • danrobin0313danrobin0313 Posts: 186Registered Users
    WOW!! Is all I can say... I'm a little hesitant to call this a miracle YET.. but I'm tempted :toothy8:

    My frizzy, dry canopy is banging now! Curl definition like no other all the way to the roots **grin**

    Thanks SO much Cherrylola because I never would have thunk it, lol.

    My only question now is how often can I apply the treatment and get the same affect; daily, weekly, monthly??? I guess we will see because I am doing this again for sure.

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  • cherrylolacherrylola Posts: 11Registered Users
    I'm so glad it's working for you guys!!!

    I tested last week how long it would last and it seems like after 5 days it went back to normal, so I would say weekly if you'd like.

    As for the dryness that KathyMack had- I think if you follow up with a conditioner or DT that doesn't have protein in it might help.

    If you guys have any pics I would love to see them
  • RupertsWifeRupertsWife Posts: 492Registered Users
    I am so intrigued and really want to try this. Tell me where I can find amino acids? I'm so impatient I'm tempted to just put soy sauce on my hair :laughing9:.

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I used Bragg's Aminos. It's what I use instead of soy sauce. It's available at many supermarkets, definitely at Whole Foods.
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  • RupertsWifeRupertsWife Posts: 492Registered Users
    Thanks SBB. I posted a cross post on the general discussion board about this. I have coarse hair that is somewhat protein sensitive. I'm wondering if this would be a disaster on my hair or what? I do have the dredded crown frizz and bad undefined section in the middle/back of my hair that everyone else has been discussing that seems to enjoy this so I"m intrigued. Anyone else protein sensitive that has tried it? What are the results?

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  • cherrylolacherrylola Posts: 11Registered Users
    SBB is right I used Braggs Liquid Amino acids, whic you can pick up at most health food stores and of course Whole Foods. I would avoid soy sauce- there is often salt and colorings added to so sauce and salt might react with the soda- just guessing.

    It looks like this :
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Did it again today. I reduced the baking soda way back. It opens the cuticle to allow the protein can "get in," so I didn't want to totally eliminate it--but didn't see why I needed the heaping teaspoon I used last week. I did about 2oz of homemade Greek yogurt (1/4 heavy cream to regular milk,) 1/4t of baking soda, 1T of Braggs Amino Acids and 1T of CJ Intense Moisture Conditioner. Hair seems really good. Curls aren't quite as tight as last week, but hair doesn't fell as dry as last week. It scrunched out really well. Almost no frizz. I suspect that it will be even better tomorrow. Much better result then I get from Nexxus Emergencee. I think I will keep doing this on a weekly basis--as long as it keep working for me.
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  • dmiller311dmiller311 Posts: 122Registered Users
    where can i purchase the braggs amino acids?
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  • lteefawlteefaw Posts: 40Registered Users
    ^^^^ this product can be purchased at from any health food store like Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Wegman's or Bristol Farms.
  • LyonessLyoness Posts: 79Registered Users
    I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing your results are amazing!
  • winnie no poowinnie no poo Posts: 33Registered Users
    Cherry Lola you are a genius!

    My hair isn't completely dry yet, but my curls are so much more defined and bouncy! I guess I just really needed a protein treatment.

    I used less baking soda since others complained about the dryness. Then I followed with a DT and then a regular conditioner rinse.

    My only complaint is that it smells awful! Oh well...
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