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So 2's what did you do to your hair today?

AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
I love this thread on the 4A forum and on LHCF. So I thought we should do it too!

Basically it's the place for you to indicate what you did to your hair that day--products, successes, failures, etc.

Post away!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

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  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Weeeelll, the waves have been looking a little blah since the cooler weather arrived. It always takes me a while to find my fall/winter routine since the previous year's never works (or maybe I just can't remember it, lol). So, since changing up the products hasn't been doing wonders, I decided to arrange it a little differently when I was using my Denman. I usually brush it back and away from my face, but today I brushed it sort of down and across my forehead a bit. Jury is still out since it isn't completely dry yet, but so far I'm liking it...it's kind of like having bangs without really having to have them. Just a softer look. How about you?
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    Nothing yet. :lol:

    I am going to use my AOMM and layer over it Goddess Glaze!

    And it is a success!! Yay for Goddess Glaze!!
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • WavySingerGirlWavySingerGirl Posts: 33Registered Users
    I'll play!

    I'm recovering from a protein disaster, so today I focused on moisture. Just did my normal wet scalp scrub, then a good dose of GFTN rinse-out. I just got a protein-free condish for leave-in (Suave Aloe & Waterlily), so I scrunched in a good handful of that, then a bit of gel (currently using a GF one, can't remember the name). It's air drying now, and hopefully it will have more life and shine and health back once it's dry!
    CG since Jan 2008!

    2ab//low porosity//fine-medium texture//thick//low elasticity
    Fia: 2ab//F//iii

    Co-Wash: Suave Natural Coconut
    Rinse-out: SN Coconut or GFTN
    Leave-in: SN Coconut
    Styling: BRHG, Set It Free, HETT
    Dislikes: glycerin, mineral oil
    Loves: Protein!

    Current Products in Trial: Renpure Organics condish (red), LAL Sports Gel, LOOB
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    Just a co-wash with Tea Tree Triple Treat, rinse out with GFTN (and a pea sized leave-in of GFTN), and some HESMU mousse. I tried the Pixie diffusing method, and it looks better than it has in a while. I think I need more hold than the mousse alone, so I'll probably add some gel tomorrow.

    I can't wait for my hair to adjust to CG. I've only been doing it for a few days, so my hair is still being kind of stubborn, and I'm still figuring out what products it likes.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users
    I am going to un-pineapple and use a refresher to hopefully get 2nd day hair. I *was* thinking about trying a protein DT but I think I'm too lazy today.
    Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
    Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix, Tigi MM
    Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
    Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1368664&postcount=97
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    I used my extra virgin coconut oil and mixed it with a little argan oil (for giggles) as a pre-poo. Left it on for 30 some odd mins and then CJ loo-poo'd it out. I think I'm really starting to dig the CJ loo-poo. Anyway, went back to the mastey since I haven't used it in-for-evah (and I know how my hair reacts with it), and then used CJ CA LI. Pulled the old jessicurl samples back out and..... its a bust. The of my hair back is nearly flat. Why is something that is marketed as a curl enhancer not enhancing on me?? I mean, LOOC is more curl enhancing when used alone under gel! lol.

    Anyway, I'm gonna go with the fact that Jessicurl is loaded with oils, and I should just stay away from them in anything but my pre-poo's.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users
    Nothing. I woke up and it looked fine. And I didn't even wash it or wet it last night. Went to bed with it dry. Woke up and it still looked fine. :D
    Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
    Rinse:
    ACV rinse
    Detangler/Conditioner:
    Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
    Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

    Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
  • motleyjmmotleyjm Posts: 168Registered Users
    I used conditioner only last night. I cowashed and used rinse-out conditioner. Then, I did a modified version of super-soaker. I raked in a ton of leave-in. I brushed with a denman brush. Scrunched in some water, and scrunched in more leave in. I slept with a really wet pineapple. I love how soft it is. It's not as curly as usual, but I think it's worth it because I like having no crunch.
    2A (fine hair but a lot of it), High Porosity
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    Rinse: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutrigloss (without cones)
    Leave-in: Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Potion
    Gel: HETT and HETMS spray gel
    Occasionally: Nexuss Emergencee protein treatment and Naked Naturals Smoothing Low Poo
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Nothing and I look a hot mess. BUT Sundays I spend on the couch watching football in my jammies. It's my "give your hair a break" day. I was gonna try out Boots today but decided to wait until tomorrow.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    What a strange day for this thread. Did a PT, blew it strait for the first time in months and cut it myself. :drunken: Hope it don't have triangle head when I wash it and fix curly again.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    For the second day in a row, I added Artec Textureline Gel (after my usual JCRR & JCCC) to soaking wet hair, plopped, and diffused. Turned out well, but I still don't like this haircut. :(
  • bunniee23bunniee23 Posts: 228Registered Users
    I pampered my waves today. Washed with Aveda black malva shampoo (on scalp only), used Hi-pro pac protein treatment in my hair for a few minutes, rinsed that out, and then conditioned with Aura cherry almond bark.

    Dew points are high here today, so I chose Eco Styler gel to combat poofiness/frizz. I combed this through soaking wet hair, scrunched with a microfiber towel, and let it air dry.
    Type 2b. Wash: WEN pomegranate or fig. Leave-in conditioner: Alaffia beautiful curls for wavy hair, Spiral Solutions Protein spray. Style: Curls In A Bottle, Ecostyler, or KCCC.
  • peyrouxpeyroux Posts: 174Registered Users
    I low pooed with Abba Aloe Vera and Watercress, rinsed with Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut. Then I put in GVP Conditioning Balm, put in Proclaim Curl Activator Gel, and Salon Care Aloe Vera Gel. Blow dried upside down, and it woooorked!
    2b, high porosity, medium texture
    CG since 11/20/09



    Current routine:

    low poo: GTTTT
    rinse out: Suave Naturals Aloe and Waterlily
    leave-in: GVP Conditioning Balm or Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    stylers: Proclaim Curl Activator Gel, Proclaim Crystal Ice Protein Gel or Ecostyler Krystal Gel
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    I misted with water to reactivate the Dep texture sport Gel already in it from yesterday..Smoothed in a pea size of LOOC, Finger styled, scrunched as needed, clipped the top and sat under the dryer 10 minutes. Not super curly or clumpy, but perfectly presentable.
  • Curlz a HotMessCurlz a HotMess Posts: 268Registered Users
    I was excited today because I bought a new shampoo and conditioner--excited to see how my hair turns out! I washed it and am currently plopping it right now and plan on keeping it plopped until morning!:love4:
    Shampoo and Conditioner: Suave Professionals Humectant

    Styling & Finishing: Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz serum, Garnier Fructis Moisturizing Leave in conditioner

    Sorry, but I LOVE to straighten my hair!

    2B, a few 2C & 3A strands in there
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote: »
    Nothing yet. :lol:

    I am going to use my AOMM and layer over it Goddess Glaze!

    And it is a success!! Yay for Goddess Glaze!!
    Is GG more for defining (curl enhancer) or for hold (gel)? i have it and need to try it again!
  • dark_wavesdark_waves Posts: 611Registered Users
    Today was a low-poo day. So I low-poo'd and CO'd with Giovanni 50/50. Put in some GVP CB and left it on for the rest of my shower and rinsed with cold water (which sucks in the fall/winter BTW...). Then I raked in AOMM and scrunched in HETT. It was an "eh" hair day. Very shiny and soft, but my hair can dry in weird patterns if the scrunching isn't perfect.
    FIA: 2b/cFii
    normal porosity
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    gekko422 wrote: »
    Nothing yet. :lol:

    I am going to use my AOMM and layer over it Goddess Glaze!

    And it is a success!! Yay for Goddess Glaze!!
    Is GG more for defining (curl enhancer) or for hold (gel)? i have it and need to try it again!
    The GG gives a little hold. I like it under Gelles'c. I also use the GG over other enhancers with slight hold.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    I low poo'd and conditioned with GF nutri-repair (the same as tripple something for US curlies??) I gave it a quick blow dry as I was catching a lift with my brother and it was raining outside, to cold for airdrying. Hair is soft but feels a little dry in spots. I'm over due for a protein treatment but it's at my uni house :(
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • AlexjoujouAlexjoujou Posts: 2,364Registered Users
    No need to say more than that.

    Works good for many others. UGH. I think it's the Goddess Glaze (Princess Glaze). The only thing I could get that to work with is the Gel-Les'C and even then it was a three hit wonder.

    Good thing it's Sunday! I mean I had great curls but it was dry feeling, producty, just generally "icky".

    I also tried my new EO Essentials Sweet Orange and Honey poo and condish. They were o.k. Liked the poo better than the condish. That EO Condish makes my son's hair so soft...he loves the smell..so I figured the $5 I spent on each (clearance at Marshall's since I whined as it looked like the bottles weren't full..gotta love being a squeaky wheel during Holiday season when they just want to click that number for the next person! :toothy7:) wouldn't be wasted anyway.
    FIA 2c/3aFi

    Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fthewavytales.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • dark_wavesdark_waves Posts: 611Registered Users
    So, I co-washed with my Suave Coconut and used GFSS as my rinse out. Smoothed through AOMM and scrunched with HESMU. I have the same problem today as I did with the GFTN and the AOMM/gel combo. At least, I think it is the GF that is giving me the problem since I don't have it any other time. My hair just looks oily. I am going to say that GF CO's just aren't for me...I'm thinking I need a CO with hardly any oils in it.

    I used the GFSS on Friday with no problem. All I used to style was AOMM, no other gel. Could it be the GFSS and the gel is the problem? How does something work okay one day and make me look oily the next? :confused1:

    Oh well, this is why CO's scare me. I think I am okay with just using the Suave Naturals Coconut as a co-wash and leaving it in while I shower. Then using some of my Aloe & Water Lily as LI.

    Question: what does it mean when your hair breaks when you try to stretch it while wet (which is really hard to do since your hands are slippery, btw)?

    UPDATE: So, as the day goes on it looks better and better. I guess my hair is finally soaking up the oil. Don't think I'll want to wait for my hair to look good though. What would this mean about my porosity?
    FIA: 2b/cFii
    normal porosity
  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users
    Last night I:

    -Shampooed using a shampoo bar
    -Rinsed
    -Used rinse out conditioner
    -Detangled for, like, two hours upside down, first with my fingers, then a wide toothed comb :sleepy4:
    -Did an ACV rinse with the conditioner still in my hair, upside down
    -Rinsed for five seconds, still upside down
    -Squeezed a bit of the excess water out
    -Used a fine toothed comb
    Scrunched in a half dollar sized amount of conditioner
    -Went to bed with it like this


    Looks great! Great volume and wave. Absolutely no frizz.
    Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
    Rinse:
    ACV rinse
    Detangler/Conditioner:
    Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
    Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

    Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
  • beanjellybeanjelly Posts: 135Registered Users
    Ugh...running waaay late this morning. Used Deva Lo-Poo and AOHR for conditioner. Small amount of Giovanni Leave-In. Pulled back in a ponytail for the day.

    My hair is all sorts of out-of-wack after being at the in-laws for 5 days...their water is very soft, and ours is super hard.

    I really need to get my act together and wear my hair down more often. I get lazy and wear my hair up every day...
  • finaleofseemfinaleofseem Posts: 900Registered Users
    I'll play again!

    I co'd with GTTTT, then rinsed out with GFTN. I used the ice queen method to encourage clumping. I used about a pea-size of GFTN as a leave-in. I sprunched just a little of the water out, then applied a big palmful of HETT mousse, and about a dime to nickel size of GFTN.

    I plopped for about 30 minutes, then diffused using the Pixie method to about 85% dry or so. When I got to school, I SOTC. I've gotten lots of compliments! Everyone's shocked, as my hair was so straight before.
    Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
    2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

    Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
    Summer Routine
    Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Cowash CJ Daily Fix
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
    Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
    Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
    PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    This morning I cowashed with Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner, scrunched in Dep Texture Styling Gel, clipped the top and sat under the dryer 15 minutes.
    No frizz, great clumping, big loose curls!

    Went to yoga class which involved the usual upside down positions, laying on my back, headstand, etc. It was also pouring rain, no hat or umbrella, and I changed clothes twice.

    My hair looked great!

    Went to Whole foods to smell stuff and read labels.
    Got nice compliments from a couple of people, then discussed hair care with a store worker named Bill who had a headful of pencil sized ringlets.

    He said he uses [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/buylink] every day,
    just swears by it, and gave me a generous sample.

    I'll try it next time I do my hair, but not today! I wish it always came out this good.

    My best guess is that I'm 2c, thick and wavy, letting the gray grow out.
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    Last night I:

    -Shampooed using a shampoo bar
    -Rinsed
    -Used rinse out conditioner
    -Detangled for, like, two hours upside down, first with my fingers, then a wide toothed comb :sleepy4:
    -Did an ACV rinse with the conditioner still in my hair, upside down
    -Rinsed for five seconds, still upside down
    -Squeezed a bit of the excess water out
    -Used a fine toothed comb
    Scrunched in a half dollar sized amount of conditioner
    -Went to bed with it like this


    Looks great! Great volume and wave. Absolutely no frizz.

    TWO HOURS to detangle? Were you combing out dreadlocks?
  • Curls=BeautyCurls=Beauty Posts: 1,781Registered Users
    No. I was joking :D It took me about 20 minutes. It felt like forever though.
    I hadn't detangled it in a couple of days and it gets really tangled.
    Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
    Rinse:
    ACV rinse
    Detangler/Conditioner:
    Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
    Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

    Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    Today, I conditioned with my shea butter conditioner, rinsed, scrunched some in as a leave in, raked through some AOMM, then applied some Goddess Glaze. WAY too much Goddess Glaze. WAY. Now my hair looks weird. Not necessarily bad, but definitely weird.
    Democracy is not a spectator sport.

    You know why pandas are endangered? Cause pandas ain't got no game.

    Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    Curls=Beauty I'm glad you were joking. I remember the horrible tangles I used to get at the back of my hair when it was really long. I just wore it french braided for years rather than wear it down and have to deal with combing out those knots on a regular basis.
  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    I low pooed w/ Giovanni 50/50, rinse out conditioned w/ LVPNG and a bit of GVP CB. Added Giovanni DLI to wet hair, raked in JC RR and CC, and scrunched in Biotera gel. Plopped for about 20 minutes (longer than usual), then clipped for another 20, diffused, applied AVG to frizzy spots and am now sporting the wet look waiting for it to fully dry before SOTC. We shall see how it looks by the end of the day. My curl tends to loosen and gets a bit more frizzy as the day progresses.


    Update: So far so good. :thumbup: I think my hair likes JC.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2b/c, medium/high porosity, medium/coarse texture
    Current HG: Kinky Curly errythang, GVPCB, LALSG

    "I will never be the woman with perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it."

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