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    Posted: Aug 27 2015 at 2:20pm
Today I went to a Dominican salon to see how much a wash and set would be. Come to find out they want $40 . It's crazy how they charge you extra for being natural. I still want a blow out for my graduation though. It will probably be a 1 time thing or maybe 2...
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I can't believe that I have had these braids in since 4/29, they really need to come out. Truthfully I don't even care that my braids are fuzzy as can be because I know I have gained and retained a lot of length (thank you biotin). If I finally get two days off of work in a row I will take these braids out, do my very first pre-poo treatment which I am pumped about, shampoo with my V05 Moisture Milks Shampoo and deep condition with my Dr. Miracle's deep conditioner pack. Then I will be getting some more box braids put right back in to my head. After all, school is coming up and I will not have the time to keep doing my hair. Hopefully I will be BSL by early next year. Come on BSL!!
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Originally posted by Melanie Joy Melanie Joy wrote:

Originally posted by LadyAradia LadyAradia wrote:

I gave myself 2 over a year ago and my hair was fine. Mine wore out completely now though and I am back to natural at the moment.  It is really like flat ironing your hair with a leave in conditioner in it. The only thing you need to worry about is how hot your flat iron is and if that temperature is OK for your hair. The temperature should be set to 360 for very, very soft, fine hair, to 450 for normal to coarse hair. go to Uncurly.com for more.


So when applying the treatment should my hair be wet, then blow dry, then flat iron?  right?
Yes. You can expect the curl pattern to be loosened up to 2 letters (not 2 numbers) if done well. So you'd go from like 4c to 4a with each application. Not a major difference. Mainly hair is more manageable. It only lasted about a month on my 4c friend.  See the Hair Stretching thread under this section for more information.


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Originally posted by Melanie Joy Melanie Joy wrote:

Can we do our own keratin treatment? Is this safe? I mean it won't damage hair and cause hair thinning?


i saw lots of good reviews for this keratin that you can do the treatment yourself at home:

http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Keratin-Hair-Straighter-Ounce/dp/B00D3P7T6M


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Originally posted by LadyAradia LadyAradia wrote:

I gave myself 2 over a year ago and my hair was fine. Mine wore out completely now though and I am back to natural at the moment.  It is really like flat ironing your hair with a leave in conditioner in it. The only thing you need to worry about is how hot your flat iron is and if that temperature is OK for your hair. The temperature should be set to 360 for very, very soft, fine hair, to 450 for normal to coarse hair. go to Uncurly.com for more.


So when applying the treatment should my hair be wet, then blow dry, then flat iron?  right?
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I gave myself 2 over a year ago and my hair was fine. Mine wore out completely now though and I am back to natural at the moment.  It is really like flat ironing your hair with a leave in conditioner in it. The only thing you need to worry about is how hot your flat iron is and if that temperature is OK for your hair. The temperature should be set to 360 for very, very soft, fine hair, to 450 for normal to coarse hair. go to Uncurly.com for more.

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Can we do our own keratin treatment? Is this safe? I mean it won't damage hair and cause hair thinning?
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I have a special event coming up in a few weeks, and I plan on straight ironing my hair.....but I always have major frizz issues in humidity. The frustration! Recently, I've been looking into trying CHI Silk Infusion, or trying a Keratin straightening treatment to help cut down on frizz.
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Is having my hair tied up always will help with hair growth? 
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Back on my hair growth kick....
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