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Originally posted by coiffedcoils coiffedcoils wrote:

Originally posted by CocoGlow CocoGlow wrote:

Originally posted by coiffedcoils coiffedcoils wrote:

Yes I've tried both the sodium and the calcium bentonite. I did notice that the calcium is less drying than the sodium imo, but the difference isn't too noticeable. 


Thanks! ...That's good to know ... I figured there would at least be a slight difference ... but it's cool that it probably won't cause a problem if some people only have access to the Sodium Bentonite.

Did you find that you had to add more water to get the right consistency or tweak the recipe for the Clay Treatment in any other way when using the Sodium Bentonite?

The sodium bentonite needs less water than the calcium. The sodium has way way more slip than the calcium clay. For the calcium clay I noticed I had to make sure it had enough water in it to spread through my hair properly. 


Thanks for this. I have a hard time with the clay because it doesn't have any slip. I find it almost impossible to define my coils after applying it. I'm still playing around with the amount of water in it.
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Originally posted by 4abcutie 4abcutie wrote:

Hi MHM friends,

I'm entering week 5 of this method and I'm excited. Thus far, I've only used the ACV for step 1. My problem, and I want to know if anyone else has this problem is that I'm still seeing frizzy strains. I have a few hairs that are curly from root to ends, some are a frizzy mess. Is anyone else experiencing these issues.

Here are my steps in detail.

*every 2-3 days

Step 1 ACV for 30 min

Rinse

Step 2 DC using Luv Naturals conditional luv step 3. Steam.

Rinse

Step 3 Bentonite clay
4oz of Aloe Juice
3 teaspoons of clay
1 teaspoon of EVOO
0.5 teaspoon of honey

15 min then rinse in shower

Step 4

watered down KKNT Leave in

Step 5 No gel here.

Shower cap for 10 min, then apply coconut oil. Then Gel.

Bonnet dryer for an hour on cool.

Based on what I'm doing will I ever reach mhm? Or will it just take longer? ?


Also, I WAS one of those who swore I'd never use BS.... but I think I'll try it on the next wash day.

Thanks for reading.

Oh & lastly, I use distilled water for steaming and spring water for mixing my Bentonite clay & watered down KKNT. On rinse steps, it's the faucet.


Before trying the baking soda make the adjustments someone else mentioned. Change your conditioner if you can. And drop the aloe from your clay. I'm not sure about the coconut oil but if your hair likes it it may be OK.



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Originally posted by coiffedcoils coiffedcoils wrote:

Originally posted by CocoGlow CocoGlow wrote:

Originally posted by coiffedcoils coiffedcoils wrote:

Yes I've tried both the sodium and the calcium bentonite. I did notice that the calcium is less drying than the sodium imo, but the difference isn't too noticeable. 

Thanks! ...That's good to know ... I figured there would at least be a slight difference ... but it's cool that it probably won't cause a problem if some people only have access to the Sodium Bentonite.

Did you find that you had to add more water to get the right consistency or tweak the recipe for the Clay Treatment in any other way when using the Sodium Bentonite?
The sodium bentonite needs less water than the calcium. The sodium has way way more slip than the calcium clay. For the calcium clay I noticed I had to make sure it had enough water in it to spread through my hair properly. 

So the Calcium version is gentler, less drying but needs more water and has less slip... while the Sodium version has more slip, needs less water but is more drying ... did I get that right??

I need all the slip I can get! My hair strands are fine & fragile but they are DENSELY packed on my head so my biggest challenge is detangling ... I'm guessing it would be easier to counteract the more drying effect of the Sodium version by adding more oil/honey while benefiting from the great slip, but we shall see... I will try to get my hands on both and then stock up on the one that my hair likes the most ...

@coiffedcoils

Do you mind sharing where you purchased your Calcium & Sodium Bentonite Clays. Is the Calcium one you purchased the same Aztec Secret Healing Calcium Bentonite Clay that everyone else is using?
Thanks!
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Originally posted by DenzKoils DenzKoils wrote:

 

Thanks for this. I have a hard time with the clay because it doesn't have any slip. I find it almost impossible to define my coils after applying it. I'm still playing around with the amount of water in it.
Welcome. It needs to be enough water where it looks smooth and not clumpy, but enough clay where you can scoop it out of a jar or put it in your hand without it being too messy, runny.  If you still feel it doesn't have enough slip just spray some more water on your hair and that should help a little bit.

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Originally posted by coiffedcoils coiffedcoils wrote:

Originally posted by CocoGlow CocoGlow wrote:

Originally posted by coiffedcoils coiffedcoils wrote:

Yes I've tried both the sodium and the calcium bentonite. I did notice that the calcium is less drying than the sodium imo, but the difference isn't too noticeable. 

Thanks! ...That's good to know ... I figured there would at least be a slight difference ... but it's cool that it probably won't cause a problem if some people only have access to the Sodium Bentonite.

Did you find that you had to add more water to get the right consistency or tweak the recipe for the Clay Treatment in any other way when using the Sodium Bentonite?
The sodium bentonite needs less water than the calcium. The sodium has way way more slip than the calcium clay. For the calcium clay I noticed I had to make sure it had enough water in it to spread through my hair properly. 

So the Calcium version is gentler, less drying but needs more water and has less slip... while theSodium version has more slip, needs less water but is more drying ... did I get that right??

I need all the slip I can get! My hair strands are fine & fragile but they are DENSELY packed on my head so my biggest challenge is detangling ... I'm guessing it would be easier to counteract the more drying effect of the Sodium version by adding more oil/honey while benefiting from the great slip, but we shall see... I will try to get my hands on both and then stock up on the one that my hair likes the most ...

@coiffedcoils

Do you mind sharing where you purchased your Calcium & Sodium Bentonite Clays. Is the Calcium one you purchased the same Aztec Secret Healing Calcium Bentonite Clay that everyone else is using?
Thanks!
Yes, this is what I've observed on my hair. The calcium clay I'm talking about is the aztec healing clay. I purchased it on amazon..they had a sale where I got 2 2lb jars for like 16$ so I had to try it xD. I'm not sure if they still have this sale. The sodium one was purchased on iherb.com. I've been using the sodium since the beginning. I'm not sure which one I want to switch back to next time as they both have their positives and negatives.
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That's a good idea. Thank you @DenzKoils
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Oh wow. Thank you.

I loooove this conditioner, but if it's not healthy for my hair, to the trash she goes.

I managed to find and purchase the old tresemme naturals (white top) the other day so I'll use that.

Thanks for the tips. :)
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Originally posted by 4abcutie 4abcutie wrote:

Oh wow. Thank you.

I loooove this conditioner, but if it's not healthy for my hair, to the trash she goes.

I managed to find and purchase the old tresemme naturals (white top) the other day so I'll use that.

Thanks for the tips. :)


The approved tresemme naturals is the black top I have this one and know its approved because the Tryglyceride is at the bottom of the ingredients list. in the new non approved tresemme that ingredient is at the top and it has the white top, that one is bad for this method.

on the mhm site the approved tresemme pic also shows it as the black top one. 


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Hi yall,
  I have been doing the bald spot regimen these past couple of days and my scalp is itchy. This is not that new for me since beanies and DC have always made me itchy. My head just never likes to be covered really... Anyway today I couldn't handle it any longer so I removed my cap and beanie.... my scalp smelled like a stinky foot Dead I never have bad smelling hair. I left my hair slightly damp to ghe these past two days and I put tea tree oil on my scalp as its antimicrobial and such. WHY does my scalp stink like athletes foot? Thats exactly what it smells like. I really wanted to do this regimen to increase my moisture but I may just have to opt out and return to the regular regimen. So I redid the steps to cleanse my head Smile

Edit: okay I am always browsing thru here and the mhm website for help and I saw Pinkie's explanation of the stink from fatty acid build up and sweat and such, which makes a lot of sense. Similar to someone with a cast my head smelled and itched just like that so I am giving myself a break tonight and will continue on with bald spot regimen tomorrow. Definitely upping the strength of tea tree and peppermint eo's.


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Originally posted by gigglemey gigglemey wrote:

Hi yall,
  I have been doing the bald spot regimen these past couple of days and my scalp is itchy. This is not that new for me since beanies and DC have always made me itchy. My head just never likes to be covered really... Anyway today I couldn't handle it any longer so I removed my cap and beanie.... my scalp smelled like a stinky foot Dead I never have bad smelling hair. I left my hair slightly damp to ghe these past two days and I put tea tree oil on my scalp as its antimicrobial and such. WHY does my scalp stink like athletes foot? Thats exactly what it smells like. I really wanted to do this regimen to increase my moisture but I may just have to opt out and return to the regular regimen. So I redid the steps to cleanse my head Smile

Edit: okay I am always browsing thru here and the mhm website for help and I saw Pinkie's explanation of the stink from fatty acid build up and sweat and such, which makes a lot of sense. Similar to someone with a cast my head smelled and itched just like that so I am giving myself a break tonight and will continue on with bald spot regimen tomorrow. Definitely upping the strength of tea tree and peppermint eo's.

My hair can't do over 2 days covered or wet because it'll get funky. I'll have to wash it by 3rd day.  
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Originally posted by gigglemey gigglemey wrote:

Hi yall,
  I have been doing the bald spot regimen these past couple of days and my scalp is itchy. This is not that new for me since beanies and DC have always made me itchy. My head just never likes to be covered really... Anyway today I couldn't handle it any longer so I removed my cap and beanie.... my scalp smelled like a stinky foot Dead I never have bad smelling hair. I left my hair slightly damp to ghe these past two days and I put tea tree oil on my scalp as its antimicrobial and such. WHY does my scalp stink like athletes foot? Thats exactly what it smells like. I really wanted to do this regimen to increase my moisture but I may just have to opt out and return to the regular regimen. So I redid the steps to cleanse my head Smile

I've been doing the bald spot regimen for almost 2 weeks now and I have stinky hair too LOL! I feel so much better knowing it wasn't just me. My scalp isn't itching that much but my hair does smell funky! Lol! I'll be washing on Friday so at least that should help. I would love for pinkecube or someone else to provide an in depth explanation of the stinky hair syndrome.
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