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    Posted: Jun 20 2011 at 9:31pm
I know that you all have different ways of making your hair soft and moisturized, and i would love to know your personal product and method. Ive been natural for just about year now and i just cant seem to find the thing that keeps my hair moisturized. Basically ladies, i want to steal you guy's methods and see if it works for meWink. So if you dont mind could you please list:
1. the product
2. the method in which you apply the product
3. your hair type


Please and thank you very very much!Smile (im a 4a/b i think by the way)
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I start with dry hair (mostly 4a with a little 3c and 4b)

To moisturize I use Hollywood Beauty Olive Creme, Hollywood Beauty Carrot Creme, Africa's Best Organics Olive Creme, Africa's Best Organics Carrot Creme, or Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (I don't use them all at once, but those are my staples because they're pretty much all the same to me, except the Shea Moisture stuff doesn't give me hold for very long).

Then I seal with coconut oil and braid or twist my hair up.
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Wow your avi is beautiful PurplePumps!!
 ive tried alot of those products and i didnt rlly like them except for sheamoisture. Sheamoisture left my hair moderately moisturized but not to the level i was really hoping for. Im going to try the coconut oil since i have that in my pantry. Thanks for your replySmile
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Originally posted by stacy200480 stacy200480 wrote:

Wow your avi is beautiful PurplePumps!!
 ive tried alot of those products and i didnt rlly like them except for sheamoisture. Sheamoisture left my hair moderately moisturized but not to the level i was really hoping for. Im going to try the coconut oil since i have that in my pantry. Thanks for your replySmile

Thank you! Embarrassed

Coconut oil is my fave oil of all the oils I've tried so far.  It seals well but it's not really heavy or greasy.  What are you using now?  I was using Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship leave-in before but I heard they changed the formula.
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i recently just put my hair in braids so that it cant take a rest. Before then, i was using sheamoisture and sealed it with Africas Best Herbal Oil. maybe that oil was not good enough to seal with because within a few hours  my hair would feel dry again
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When my hair was shorter, I had to braid it up and cover it in order to keep the moisture in.  Just moisturizing and sealing wasn't cutting it.
 
Also, I was using a method to moisturize that's similar to Chicoro's method (water based, then oil based, then creamy).  I would use my water-based conditioner as a leave in (Suave Tropical Coconut). Then I would put some Africa's Best Herbal Oil or EVOO on.  Lastly, I'd use a butter as a final seal.  Coupled with a good moisturizing DC, and keeping my head covered while at home, that method helped my hair to stay moisturized.
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It starts from within...

I begin by removing any product build up by clarifying before any deep treatment,I clarify weekly

Infuse in moisture by DCing with steam or for no less than 2 hrs or overnight

Sealing my cuticles to hold on to that moisture with cold water and ACV rinses


Oil rinsing

Moisturizing and sealing daily or when needed...


tying my hair up at night to retain that moisture


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Originally posted by stacy200480 stacy200480 wrote:

i recently just put my hair in braids so that it cant take a rest. Before then, i was using sheamoisture and sealed it with Africas Best Herbal Oil. maybe that oil was not good enough to seal with because within a few hours  my hair would feel dry again

I love that oil for sealing when I have no coconut oil on hand.  I just got my mom started on it.
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Originally posted by Swift Swift wrote:

When my hair was shorter, I had to braid it up and cover it in order to keep the moisture in.  Just moisturizing and sealing wasn't cutting it.
 
Also, I was using a method to moisturize that's similar to Chicoro's method (water based, then oil based, then creamy).  I would use my water-based conditioner as a leave in (Suave Tropical Coconut). Then I would put some Africa's Best Herbal Oil or EVOO on.  Lastly, I'd use a butter as a final seal.  Coupled with a good moisturizing DC, and keeping my head covered while at home, that method helped my hair to stay moisturized.


What butter did you use? Was it shea butter because i was thinking of getting some for when i take my hair down, but i wasnt sure if it was a good buy. Also wat was your dc? i can never find a good moisturizing one under ten bucks.

BTW your hair is so huge and beautiful! i love it!!Smile
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Originally posted by Lilnicka4u2nv Lilnicka4u2nv wrote:

It starts from within...

I begin by removing any product build up by clarifying before any deep treatment,I clarify weekly

Infuse in moisture by DCing with steam or for no less than 2 hrs or overnight

Sealing my cuticles to hold on to that moisture with cold water and ACV rinses


Oil rinsing

Moisturizing and sealing daily or when needed...


tying my hair up at night to retain that moisture


What do you clarify with? is it a sulfate shampoo or wat?
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