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Stretching hair by WRAPPING 

This can work. Perhaps even better results can be achieved by using Extra Wide Magic Leverag Curlformers at wash day first. Then maintain that each night by oiling, wrapping it and using the wig cap and scarf EACH NIGHT.


Edited by LadyAradia - Sep 03 2014 at 2:38pm
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My magic leverage curlformers came. They gave me the size down about as skinny as a middle finger Confused
I did my whole head. I used pw77 bc my setting lotion did not get here yet. I hope they don't make my bsl hair look like a ronald mcdonald wig Ouch
I will have to order the 4cm size from China later on.


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Removing my yarn. Hair is very moist, maybe too much spritzing.   Overcompensating for absorption by he yarn.



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they turned out absolutely gorgeous! The 1" size was not too skinny. The hair did hang. It looked like  the 3a perfect spiral curls like you'd get with  a medium to large curling iron. I combed them out with a detangling comb then separated them and it loosened more and looked so good. Only thing is  I would have to roll it  or something every night to keep the look. It was easy to sleep in them too. I just pushed them under a bonnet and went to sleep. I will do these curlformer sets frequently.
The Organics African Pride  Olive oil setting lotion came. I did a top knot bun with that tonight to test it out.


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wow. thanks for sharingWink
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Banded the roots i didn't feel like washing, DC'ing, and threading....the rest of my threads still in tact...did moisturize my roots and threads well before banding.
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Hopefully these threads stay in over 2 weeks....won't be putting shea butter on my roots as it makes my hair looks dull and dirty.
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My threads won't last 2 plus weeks until l get a hair scarf....taking a break from threading...will continue next month.
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I am still using curlformers regularly, especially on co-wash day. The setting lotion I used did not really offer much humidity resistance but it did make the hair feel thicker, dryer and harder to comb through. It caused some strands to tear, snap and break. So IF I use this setting lotion again, it will have to be diluted and with coconut oil on the hair to make the hair more lubricated, supple and tangle resistant. Dry lacquer,gel, setting lotion or mouse coated feeling hair results in breakage, tearing and length reduction of my hair when it is combed...even with the widest tooth comb. This is because my hair is fine and tears easily. The glue from setting lotion, gel, etc are too strong a bond and  when you try to unglue it with a comb it tears. I need emollients, creams and oils on my hair to retain length. No holding products for my hair if I expect to retain length.

PS I actually found that I could comb through my hair without hair falling out on the sink or being left in the comb when I set the hair with PW77 or a leave in conditioner and oil instead of setting lotion. I think I will go back to that for my sets instead of setting lotion.


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So, I used this Tresemme Keratin Smooth 7 day heat activated treatment with flatironing yesterday and today my hair is the bomb. It is basically a leave in conditioner that you blow dry and flat iron in the hair and is supposed to keep the hair straight for a week. It cost around $6.00 at Walgreens. Reminds  me of the Beautiful Textures Texture management treatment.
Here are the ingredients:
Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Polyquaternium-28, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyquaternium Crosspolymer-3, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Aspartic Acid, Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Cetearyl Alcohol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid.
The directions say to part the hair in 4 sections and apply 2 pumps in each section. I put about 6 pumps in each of the 4 sections for my length of hair. It looks like a conditioner cream and smells really pretty. I blow dried it in the hair and then flat ironed it with 4 passes with my luke warm cheapo flat iron.  My flat iron did not take the puffiness out of my hair  and it did feel a little like setting lotion was in the hair. Basically it felt like the hair needed a bit of slip added after it was dried  so I just put a  thin coating of shea butter with oils in  it lightly through the whole head. That took the puffiness away and made it silky and slingy. I remember someone said their hair felt that way after the Texture Managment system by  Beautiful Textures also. Again, all it took was a bit of oil after flat ironing to completely remove the feeling of some product in the hair.  

I wrapped it last night and woke up to even SMOOTHER hair than when I flat ironed it. In fact, it was a little too limp this morning, so I twisted it up into a loose bantu bun on   top of my head while I bathed and then took it down. It then had some body but was still smooth.Normally my hair reverts within hours the first day of flat ironing. I am into my 2nd day now and I LOVE IT!! I like this a LOT. and I will be using this product on my hair whenever I use heat on my hair from now on. It is a keeper.

Now I have ordered a Remington flat iron with a comb attachment on it. This iron will get to 400 which should be enough for my color treated, natural hair. It is only $25.00. Here is a review of the iron I'm waiting on. 

And by the  way, I will be doing my second full Keratin Treatment as soon as it arrives. This time, I am using Liquid Keratin 60 days by recommendation of Sexy and Famous.
For the most part I plan to mainly do curlformer sets every wash day. I will allow myself heat maybe once every few months and when I do my keratin treatments a few times a year.. I am hoping my hair will be fairly straight or at least in the type 2 category this time since this is my 2nd Keratin Treatment and the effect can be cumulative. That way I wont need to use heat much anyhow. 

I will post a review of the new flat iron and the Liquid Keratin 60 day BKT soon.
PS Although I already ordered the Liquid Keratin, the reviews of it seem very lack luster. Women with naturally straight hair are saying it did not even smooth their hair. So I think I will save this one when it comes and go on and order the Keratin Research product instead for my next real Keratin Treatment.


Edited by LadyAradia - Sep 22 2014 at 2:25pm
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