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Originally posted by Loves2Laugh Loves2Laugh wrote:

Hi msdeekay, thanks for signposting this. However, the problem is that I haven’t seen the Tresemme Natural Radiant Volume anywhere in the UK.

 

Ok, anyway, going from p.11 Tressemme naturals w/Aloe vera and avocado Nourishing Moisture Conditioner is out. But there seems to be issues with the ones we can get over here. For example both have Behentrimonium Chloride lower down on the list – but is it low enough? And, also I just spotted the Cetearyl Alcohol in the Smooth and Revitalise, so that’s a no-no!

 



Just wanted to but in quickly. Cetearyl Alcohol is a fatty acid/oil wax. It helps the hair retain moisture.
It is not a drying alcohol like benzyl alcohol or ethanol. In terms of waxes i would be more concerned with mineral oil/ petroleum waxes, so we don't need to avoid it. although it's better if it isn't so high on the list. Gonna bold the problem ingredients too.

Tresemme Vibrant Naturals Nourish & Replenish Conditioner - AVAILABLE IN THE UK

Ingredients

Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Persea Gratissima Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, PEG-150 Distearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool

 

Tresemme Vibrant Naturals Smooth and Revitalise - AVAILABLE IN THE UK

Ingredients

Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Leaf Extract, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, PEG-150 Distearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Lactic Acid, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool




This conditioner has so much salt in it, you may as well just use it to season rice.



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Alright pinkecube. I believe in this method! I'm a mhm believer all the way now. It was only after I did the method EXACTLY as you suggested that I got the results I wanted. Like I was doing the method but my hair wasn't as defined. I was doing acv 3:1 instead of 1:1. My third wash and go looks so awesome!! I'm so happy I stumbled across your method! Genius girl genius!!
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Originally posted by jdenni12 jdenni12 wrote:

Alright pinkecube. I believe in this method! I'm a mhm believer all the way now. It was only after I did the method EXACTLY as you suggested that I got the results I wanted. Like I was doing the method but my hair wasn't as defined. I was doing acv 3:1 instead of 1:1. My third wash and go looks so awesome!! I'm so happy I stumbled across your method! Genius girl genius!!


Hi jdenni, Yay! i'm glad you got the breakthrough! It will only get better from here!
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Pink what makes the product foam? I've notice the foaming action when I put the watered down KCKT then try the gel on top of it.
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Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Pink what makes the product foam? I've notice the foaming action when I put the watered down KCKT then try the gel on top of it.


Hi sugabanana. Do you mean the conditioner is foaming as you apply it into your hair? even after you have worked it in? That means you need it to be more watery. In that case, water it down a little more(add less squirts of conditioner, maybe 4 or 5. ) If you squeeze some conditioner out after you mixed it in the water, test it in your hands to see if it's a little slippery and not too thick. I'm going to get exact measurements of how much i use, but i think maybe i use like 2 teaspoons worth, and just fill up the 8z bottle.
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Hi Everyone- I've followed AKETAFITGIRL and Danabnaturals since I started my natural hair journey and really tried to incorporate the CG method within the last couple of months. I've got conditioners galore- VO5, Giovanni, Trader Joes, Shea Moisture, Tressame naturals. I've always co washed and used no sulfate shampoos and no silicones. I've even tried AKETAFITGIRL's regimen(I thought) and at one time my hair was blossoming(i thought ) and then came breakage. uuugh So big chopped and started again May 1st and I've alternated products, daily moisturizers, LCO method, LOC method ur name it.  spritzers with glycerin, aleo vera juice . Well, hair still felt dry. Well I do have color.  I was about to give up and actually purchased some products from the hyratherma naturals line this weekend  than a YT follower suggested this method which I had read about before but considered  it just like AKETAFIT CURL or CG method and I said Ive done that before.  I was just gonna suck it up and say oh well maybe my hair needs the silicones, and glycerin . Anyway fast forward to three days ago- I came across this post and boy from start to now , I've learned sooooo much and realized that some of these natural products had ingredients in them that was drying out my hair.  I have done the method for 2 days straight but without the cherry lola treatment. Boy my hair looks and feels soooo much better. I believe I learned so much with this post than Ive ever have stalking you tube, internet, etc.  BIG THANKS !!!!!!  so much information and knowledge. 

Heck I hope I can return the hydratherma natural products.  they costs alot of $  

my question's- 
1)here are the ingredients of the one condition and their deep conditioner.  Would love to continue to use these in my regimen. I don't get the exact same results with KKNT.  My hair doesn't feel as moisturized.  I don't know if my hair just likes creamy conditioners or what

One Condition
Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Cetyl Esters, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum)

Heaven In Hair
Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Ceteareth-20, Quaternium-82, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

2) I have a short TWA so I don't need all the conditioner with the Baking soda.  How do I scale that down or can I still use the unused protions for a couple of days
3) I don't necessarily know how to measure the Terresentials mud wash and should my hair feel stripped after I use it.
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THE MAX HYDRATION METHOD full Regimen (Revised)


Do the steps in the exact order, and do not skip any step, or it will not be as effective. Do not use any drying products. For the first week, these steps must be completed everyday. The DIY treatment is only done on day 1 of the 7 day challenge. After the 7 days are up After the 7 days are up, the DIY can be done as often as every 2 weeks, even only a few times a year or how ever many times you feel(not any more frequently than every 2 weeks).

Part ONE:

Preparation step for first timer- DIY Cherry Lola Caramel

Treatment (Done once)


If you're doing this method for the first time, I would suggest starting off with a Modified or regular Cherry Lola Treatment. The modified version is a combination of the Caramel Treatment, and Cherry Lola. It can be done as often as every two weeks, or every few months. It's up to you.

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt (2 cups)
  • Baking soda (2 tbsp)
  • Organic apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp)
  • Raw coconut liquid aminos or liquid Soy aminos (2 tbsp)
  • Raw honey (1/2 tbsp)
  • Unsulfured molasses (1 tbsp)
  • Half an over ripe plantain or banana
  • Avocado (3/4 tbsp)
  • 1 egg (optional, but I used it no problem)


  1. Blend the ingredients in your blender.

  1. saturate your dry (but detangled) hair completely from root to tip with the mixture.

  1. put a shower cap and let sit for 1.5-2 hours.

  1. Rinse out completely with warm/hot water.

  1. Green House Effect /deep condition overnight directly after rinsing out the treatment with botanical MHM approved conditioner.

  1. Continue with the rest of the MHM regimen but skip step 1.

Never do an acv rinse directly after this. The point of temporarily opening the hair cuticle is so the moisture can get in, it makes no sense to just reclose it before actually putting the moisture in your hair.


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THE MAX HYDRATION METHOD full Regimen


Do the steps in the exact order, and do not skip any step, or it will not be as effective. Do not use any drying products.

For the first week, these steps must be completed everyday. The DIY treatment is only done on day 1 of the 7 day challenge. After the 7 days are up, the DIY can be done as often as every 2 weeks, even only a few times a year. 

As for the regimen, you want to do your hair at least every 3 days.
Never ever go past 5 days, and do not attempt to stretch to 5 days until you have 60% max hydration all over your head.

The way this regimen works is by the number of times you complete the full regimen. So if you do your hair, wear the style for 3 days and then repeat the regimen, that was one days completion of the regimen, not 3 days.

Also note, not all your strands will reach max hydration at the same time, but they will all get there. Different levels of hydration in strands take different amounts of time to bring up. I have some strands that have had total max hydration since april, and the kinkier strands just began to so signs of moisture retention at the tips. Now, some of these kinkier strands have began to curl to the tip and have reached complete max hydration. This is not limited to curl pattern, you can have some 4c's that reach max hydration faster than others.

Part TWO:

The 5 step MHM Regimen:


Step 1: Clarify

Option 1: Baking soda rinse. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda into thick 1.5-3 oz
conditioner. Add 4-7 oz of water. Shake. Apply to hair in sections and let sit on the hair for 30-60 minutes. If being done on product free hair, lower bakingsoda measurement to 1-2 teaspoons.

This step is ideal for low porosity hair, since it lifts the cuticle as well.

Option 2: Apple cider vinegar rinse. You do a 1:1 ratio of apple cider vinegar with water in an 8oz applicator bottle. Apply to hair in sections from tips to the root, and on scalp. Let it sit in the hair for 30- 60 mins before rinsing.

Option 3: Alternating between both rinses. You can opt to do either rinse every other day/night/week. It's up to you to experiment with how often you would like to alternate.



Step 2: Cowash& finger detangle


Option 1: Apply conditioner to your hair in sections, and deep condition overnight by covering your hair in a shower cap or thermal heating cap. This will be 1-2 oz of conditioner and 4-6 oz of water into an applicator bottle. In the morning you rinse it out and it will function as your cowash. You can tuck roll and bun(or bobby pin) sections to keep from creating tangles during the night. This is also shown in my vid.

http://images19.fotki.com/v207/photos/9/3265899/13031456/20140517_1600391-vi.jpg
http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page61.html
On days you know you will not be able to complete all the steps in full for whatever reason, simply stop here. Keep the shower cap on underneath your wig cap, beanie, r headscarf until you can complete the rest of the steps. This will prevent you from having any setbacks. It doesn't count as a full day though until you complete the rest of the steps.

Option 2: Apply conditioner, put on a shower cap, and Steam. Steam for 15-20 mins under a steamer, hooded dryer and rinse it out.This will function as your cowash. Use 1.5-2 oz of conditioner and 4-6 oz of water into an applicator bottle.

Option 3: Apply warm conditioner in your hair in sections. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes under shower cap, and rinse it out. This will function as your cowash. if you are doing this step, first pour 1.5-2 oz of conditioner into an applicator bottle. Then pour in 4-6 oz of warm/hot water or tea and shake.



Finger Detangle: No matter what option above you choose,you finger detangle before and/or during your cowash under the warm shower. Section your hair before going in with shower clips. Focus on removing shed hairs, smoothing, raking, and separating tangles each section, from the root of your hair to the tip.

Step 3: Clay rinse

With all options, leave the rinse on the hair for at least 15 minutes before rinsing, and remember
to even distribute in sections, from the tips to the roots, and get it on your scalp as well.



When applying clay mixture, try to separate your coils
, dont try to make it into one big slab of hair(see video for what my hair looks like with clay on it, i go out of my way to separate some of the coils there, and i always apply the mask in thin layers of hair starting at the nape from my scalp and roots to the ends of my hair.

Let sit in hair for at least 15 minutes, There's nothing wrong with leaving it on much longer, either. Rinse out the clay. This is the part of the method where you will be checking for signs of max hydration. Your hair is now going to be completely clean of any left over product residue, and you will be able to check your progress on your product free hair. Coils will be felt at the scalp first while washing your hair. /you will then start to clump and curling at the very tips of the hair, and slowly progress up to the root, which is when you can claim max hydration. Other visible signs include shakeable hair even when hair is completely dry after having completed all the steps. This is the added weight of moisture retention. If you're doing this regimen and transitioning, just check your new growth for signs.


Option 1: Clay rinse

This rinse can be done using any pure clay powder, like Bentonite Clay, Rhassoul clay,
red clay, zeolite clay, european clay, French Green Sea clay and more.


Using a funnel or paper when needed, you can pour each ingredient one at a time
into a large empty 32 shampoo/conditioner bottle, shake afterward, use, and then
store for the next day.
If the clay dries up, just and more water as needed and shake.

mix ingredients:


  • 1 cup pure clay powder
  • 2-3 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

If the consistency is to thick, just add more water untill you get a thick but still liquidy consistency. It shouldn't be so thick that its cakey and solid.


Option 2: Ready made clay rinse like terresentials. Make sure you look at the ingredients
in what ever clay rinse you get, to make sure it's MHM approved.

They put more than just clay in these rinses-- So watch out for No-No ingredients, like glycerin. Also, many ppl find clay rinses that include aloe vera juice to be more stripping. This is because aloe vera is an astringent. You also want to steer clear of aloe in conditioners, in gels it should be okay though since it will form a cast and seal in moisture once you have applied enough. The higher the aloe is on the list, the less hold the gel will probably have, so if it's the first ingredient or only holding agent in a gel, keep that in mind.

Steps 4 and 5 will be done as you go along section by

section.


Step 4: Leave in Conditioner-

This will be 4-7 squirts of conditioner and 6-8 oz of water into an applicator bottle.

Apply thoroughly in the section by smoothing, pinching, and raking. apply enough so your hair feels wet. You want to concentrate it at the root first and work it in, then bring it down the rest of the hair shaft. The wetter and more slippery your hair feels, the softer your gel will dry, so keep that in mind.

Do not apply the leave in all over your head first, and then do the next step. Steps 4 and 5 must be completed section by section, as you go along.


Step 5: Apply Botanical Gel of your choice


Option 1: Application of gel- you should be putting enough so your hair feels slippery along
the shaft, that way you know it's evenly and thoroughly distributed on the hair, and is properly
sealing in the moisture before the gel cast forms. Apply the gel from the concentrating at the roots of the hair first, working it in. Then bring the product from the roots of your hair to the
tips, making sure to smooth and thoroughly rake with your fingers. Otherwise your hair may
clump into sections that are too big and frizz.

Option2: use a small amount of oil (or however much you feel you need) for extra sealing
before or after gel if you find you need it, for soft hold. It isn't entirely necessary because you
can control the softness of your gel cast by the amount of conditioner you apply in your leave in
step.

Layering options can be LCO, but Never do the LOC layering order.
oil is not a
moisturizer, its a sealant. you wouldn't put gel on before conditioner, so don't practice that with
oil.





Finished.



Optional steps 6, that do not contribute to Max Hydration


 stretching options

These options should stretch your hair into the shape your want, with out drying out your hair out with heat. They can be done on wet or dry hair. If you must use a diffuser, make sure it is at the very least on cool. But I still wouldn't recommend it for at least the first week.



Option 1: Roll, tuck, and pin sections before bed.

You can section your hair into 4-6 vertical sections(like cornrolls) or more depending on your hair's length, roll, tuck,and pin them into place with a bobby pin. You can roll them in the direction you want your hair to fall. The thicker and longer your hair is, the more sections you will need. Then gently ties on a scarf and go to bed. This is a great option in comparison for pineappling and twisting, it preserves the curl and does not rebend it, you have control over the way your hair falls, and no awkward smushing or sticking out in lopsided directions. In the morning, just unravel and take your fingers to the roots to shake them back and forth.

http://images9.fotki.com/v178/photos/9/3265899/13012779/Untitled-vi.jpg

Option 2: Clipping

Taking as many sections as you need, Rolling/French rolling and clipping it in place with a shower clip. Leave it like that for 30 minutes or more or as you get dressed, take the clips out, and shake. This should give a slight stretch.


Option 3: Wear your hair in a style that includes french rolling for a
stretch

Just section your hair the way you would like to style it, roll and pin into the style and wear it for the day.

When you get back, your hair will be dry. Take the pins out, unroll your hair and fluff. Your hair will be stretched but may be sticking up. Take a satin scarf and arrange your hair the way you want it to fall before gently securing it (not to tight).

By the morning your hair will be a little smushed, but the curls will remain unfrizzy, and they won't be completely obliterated either. Now take you fingers to your roots and jiggle them in a back and forth motion, gently. This should shake loose your now stretched curls with out causing frizz. If you want a stretch for third day, you only have to put the scarf on your head to sleep.

Option 4: keep braided or do set style


you can choose to complete all the steps and end it by braiding each section or twisting, or what ever if you want to wear it under a wig. You can also do set styles with this method(twist out, flexi-rod, whatever). The important this is to not omit any of the 5 steps, including gel.


Refreshing hair.


option 1. Simply fluff by bringing your fingers to your roots by jiggling them back and forth to shake the hair loose.

option 2. If your hair is very smushed beyond fluffing for some reason, rewet your hair super fast under the shower to refresh them, and shake. Curls will unflatten and unsmush.


Recommended products.

exclude the following gels:

4 naturals spring back curling custard, Bain de Terre Bamboo Ultra Control Styling
Gel, Curls Goddess Glaze
.




other links:
http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page8.html


No-No Ingredients:


http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_page67.html

Ingredients to take note of caution for sensitivities:


Aloe vera juice and Coconut oil. Both can leave the hair feeling hard even though they aren't official No-No ingredients



What your hair is specifically doing in each of the main 5 steps:


http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_post10886501.html?KW=FAQ#10886501

Rearrange your thinking with a little Kinks 101 course:

http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_post10840588.html?KW=So+her+frizz#10840588

http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/wash-and-gos-dont-work-on-nappy-hair_topic368716.html

My hair's progression:

http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/topic368937_post10889563.html#10889563

Don't forget to follow msdeekay's video's on youtube. Shes making an MHM series

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEoNRIVZGhnbSMMwE2BSNIA


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Hi, naturally50 welcome to the Max Hydration Method.Big smile

Let me go straight to your questions first.



1)here are the ingredients of the one condition and their deep conditioner.  Would love to continue to use these in my regimen. I don't get the exact same results with KKNT.  My hair doesn't feel as moisturized.  I don't know if my hair just likes creamy conditioners or what

Bolded problem ingredients. If your hair doesn't like the kckt, try using your trader joes tea tree tingle, since you said you have it.


One Condition
Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Cetyl Esters, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum)



Heaven In Hair
Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Ceteareth-20, Quaternium-82, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

Will cause build up(quat salts too high on list and too many), and also there are polyquaterniums. and moisture will be pulled out of the hair, due to glycerin and propylene glycol. No-no.


2) I have a short TWA so I don't need all the conditioner with the Baking soda.  How do I scale that down or can I still use the unused protions for a couple of days.

I want you to look at the revised regimen i just posted, to make sure ur measurements are correct, because i have made a few changes. As for your question, just leave any left over in the bottle and use it the next day you do your hair. No need to use it all at once, you don't have to recreate all the mixes everytime.

3) I don't necessarily know how to measure the Terresentials mud wash and should my hair feel stripped after I use it.

If it's a mud wash, you do not need to remeasure it. Unless you want to add more clay and water to it to preserve the product. Other than that the ratios given are fine. If you find it too stripping, your hair may not like aloevera, and the terresentials has aloe vera juice in it. It can make the hair crunchy.


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Originally posted by naturally50 naturally50 wrote:

Hi Everyone- I've followed AKETAFITGIRL and Danabnaturals since I started my natural hair journey and really tried to incorporate the CG method within the last couple of months. I've got conditioners galore- VO5, Giovanni, Trader Joes, Shea Moisture, Tressame naturals. I've always co washed and used no sulfate shampoos and no silicones. I've even tried AKETAFITGIRL's regimen(I thought) and at one time my hair was blossoming(i thought ) and then came breakage. uuugh So big chopped and started again May 1st and I've alternated products, daily moisturizers, LCO method, LOC method ur name it.  spritzers with glycerin, aleo vera juice . Well, hair still felt dry. Well I do have color.  I was about to give up and actually purchased some products from the hyratherma naturals line this weekend  than a YT follower suggested this method which I had read about before but considered  it just like AKETAFIT CURL or CG method and I said Ive done that before.  I was just gonna suck it up and say oh well maybe my hair needs the silicones, and glycerin . Anyway fast forward to three days ago- I came across this post and boy from start to now , I've learned sooooo much and realized that some of these natural products had ingredients in them that was drying out my hair.  I have done the method for 2 days straight but without the cherry lola treatment. Boy my hair looks and feels soooo much better. I believe I learned so much with this post than Ive ever have stalking you tube, internet, etc.  BIG THANKS !!!!!!  so much information and knowledge.

So glad you found this regimen had great results! Thank you for taking advantage of this info and sharing your experience. I think that this will reinforce for people that you can not use any old product for this regimen. It may give you immediate results and then your hair will rebel, because it simply cannot thrive with certain ingredients. We have to put our hair on a pedestal, especially the tighter and kinkier texture you have, the more your hair will not be able to tolerate certain ingredients. We get confused and think our hair likes the things it hates, where as it does hate those things and more. At the end of the day you would've fallen into the protective style 365 years a day, stretched hair all the time trap, lol. Like most ppl with our hair type. Moisture is key! Color or not, i definitely think the aloe and glycerin were doing nothing for your hair but making it drier. It's likely you may be sensitive to the astringent properties of aloe, and also glycerin's a no-no ingredient here.


But use your trader joes since you have it. They changed the ingredients of the nourish spa conditioner to add silicones, so don't use it, use the Tea Tree tingle.


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