I had to let the dust settle for awhile, because I've been busy getting back to school and everything. But here are my thoughts on Osa Osula 's Max Hydration on 4c hair Yay or Nay.
Based on her comments under
the video alone, I haven't bothered watching the video. Some one did
tell me in a email about what she said, though. Basically a whole video
spent spreading misinformation to scare people away from doing MHM. Or
that MHM is a jerri curl?
I did not like her tone in the
comments section as well. Based on an email someone sent telling me what
she said in the video, her main issue is with the bakingsoda, and I
also believe an underlying distain or anger about curl definition. Fact
of the matter, her experience is with mixing shampoo and (who knows how
much) bakingsoda together and inherently stripping her hair. That is you
stripping your hair, and has nothing to do with any ability of the ph
to eat holes in the hair cuticle. When I use a sulfate shampoo, I do not
go around thinking my hair has been relaxed. Ph or no ph. That does not
prevent the hair from getting stripped if you stripped your hair. I
don't understand why you stripping your hair would automatically lead
you to blame the ph. Yes the ph is what allows the oils and product to
lift off your hair, that is why we use it as a cleansing agent. That is the same reason acv is used, and it is ph balanced. But it
drying your hair out has nothing to do with it relaxing or jerri curling
your hair in anyway. If that were the case, all sulfate shampoos would
be relaxers as well. Castille soap, or black soap or any cowash or
shampoo containing a soaponified oil-- would be a relaxer. Bentonite
clay, I guess it is a relaxer too.
What i really do not
appreciate is the need to be holier than thou about what people choose
to do with their hair. Curl definition is a problem- but heat training,
which basically breaks the bonds of the hair and causes cuticle damage,
leaving the hair straighter-- that is safe, that is okay. Long blonde
extension braids are totally accepting of her natural texture and color,
since it is a protective style. Curl definition means you are trying to
be something you are not, even though this is supposed to be a healthy
hair regimen that increases moisture levels and curl definition is a by
product. This regimen that has so many people getting rid of the issues
that cause them to have issues with their hairs health, due to chronic
dehydration. Growing back edges, hair retaining length faster. It just
shows how she jumped on the wagon with assumptions and accusations ready
to fire, but has done no actual research about what the regimen is and
why it is valuable.
The argument that we need to accept our hair
the way it is, is really getting old. That is just relative to this
underlying contempt that some naturals seem to hold against curl
definition. They see it as a personal insult. I could easily ask her, where the videos of her embracing
her wash n go are, her hair in its truly shrunken state, with little
product. "Water and oil" right? Since conditioner and gel is a bad thing
now. Most wash n go's I have seen regardless of texture have been done with conditioner and gel, as per cgmethod. And yes, afro hair is curly. Even when my hair was in it's driest
state, I always knew that. You can't have 80-90% shrinkage and claim to
not have curls. It reminds me about how someone came on my channel
awhile back to educate and inform me about how i didn't know my own curl
pattern, then proceeded to show me this :
Needless to say I was pretty disappointed. And some photo of someone with a stretched out afro.
hair is blow dried now? This is the exact reason why people do not know
their curl pattern, or believe they do not have curls.
This is a jerri curl? My texture sure does looks like 3c hair.
It has not loosened at all! The diameter and shape of my product free
shed hair has not changed. If you have not realized that is some of my
shed hair next to an embroidery bead.
Here is the process of a
jerri curl. relaxer is applied, washed out, and put in rollers. the
bonds of the hair have to be broken, and then it is set into a curly
shape with rollers. Otherwise, what would you have? A simple relaxer, or
texturizer. We do not use rollers in this regimen. so Lets take out the
rollers, and say-- we are texturizing our hair then. Lets take a look
at a texturizer:
Texturizers and relaxers do not make the hair more curly or defined. This is basic
information. The reason a jerri curl does not look like a straight up
relaxer is because rollers are put in the hair afterward. Which
obviously we do not do, so she must be talking about the
texturizing/relaxing aspect. A texturizer is just a relaxer left in for
less time. I think I went into detail about relaxers not making the hair
more curly on this page: http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/the-max-hydration-methodfrom-my-other-post_topic368937_post10895589.html?KW=texturizer#10895589
There is no one on the planet with tightly coiled hair who is going to get a texturizer and their hair is going to come out like this:
It is going to come out like this. Because it's a texturizer.
no, this is not eating holes in the hair. If holes were being eaten in
the hair your curl pattern would loosen, that is just the way it works.
And it would reeaally hard for Aketafitgirl to have nearly waist length
hair right now. And she has had max hydration since december 2012.
bakingsoda is the sole culprit, and I'm just lying to everyone about
all this information pertaining to it being the hydration factor that
works, Why is it that there are people doing the acv option and it works
just as well? Why is it that there are people doing the plain cgmethod,
and they are able to reach max hydration? Why is it, that I was able to
get the same exact results in a bald spot that grew out of my scalp
with max hydration from simply GHEing for 3 months straight? Why is it,
that people doing this regimen are retaining length faster? Why does our
hair feel stronger healthier, and look healthier and nothing
like a texturizer? Is it really just the gel? So what about my product free hair, curling from root to tip?
is a relaxer? So is bentonite clay a relaxer? Relaxers make hair curly
now? Texturizers make our hair curly? Because I don't remember ever hearing a
texturizer and curls clumping from root to tip. You saw the texturized
wng video above. Loosening your curls simply does not create definition.
That is why you can have people with 3c hair who believe their hair is
So to not even know that basic information, and then proceed
to "warn" people about a healthy hair regimen with these "facts" is
really irresponsible. All on the basis that what, people with 4c hair
who seek to define their own natural coils (not make them looser, which
is what happens when you heat train) is somehow a form of self hate. Why
are people doing this? How can you judge down on us, while at the same
time wearing a blond extension braid? What if I turned around and said,
If After 10 years, if God wanted your hair to be long, this and that.
And you shouldn't try to be something you are not by wearing extension
braids. I'm gonna be blunt-- It just screams hypocrisy. She sounds like
the Nazi to me, dictating what other people need to do with their hair,
accusing them of self-hate when one could very well say the same about
her. But I guess the rules don't apply to you? The reason I am
emphasizing her hair as well, is because this reminds me of an article a
while back that I read
is the true Nazi-ism. Telling people they can't wear certain hair
styles because of their hair type is ridiculous and the fact that you
are peddling that on your channel, and on top of it backing it up with
misinformation is unbelievable. When someone turns that around on you,
and says you need to stop wearing blonde braids or doing bantu knot
outs, maybe you will think twice about doing the same thing to others.
[/QUOTE] I hate to even bring this nonsense back up...Pinkecube, thank you for taking your precious time from helping people interested in TMHM to address Osu's cheap shots at the method.
I was telling a friend about the video and the comments under both videos; how she was down right rude and abrasive. My friend told me there were no comments like I discussed with her! I went back to the videos and sure enough the nasty comments that she wrote that we ALL read are now missing, including Aharri's....this is her INTEGRITY or perhaps she had a technical issue and the comments that asked her to defend her stance got deleted by accident...yeah right!
I'm going to leave this alone and not dwell on and get back to the positivity of this board but had to tell the members about the comments all of a sudden disappearing on both videos!