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    Posted: Jun 04 2007 at 8:34am
Ladies, it's been a while. I really want to start washing my own hair and not go to the hairdresser to get it washed.
 
After the shampoo and conditioner, what esle do you put to ensure the silk and smoothness without the heat? Or just for the hair to look presentable and shining when I go to work every day? I don't have time to rollerset and I don't know how to.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 04 2007 at 8:48am
I saturate with infusium and apply my usual moisturizer.
 
eta:  For the hair to shine for work you could either use an Oil Sheen Spray daily (I use the ORS brand) or a shine serum.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 04 2007 at 10:53am
I use Nexxus Humectress and then Elasta qp mango butter.  The mango butter weighs my hair down some.  I twist it in a bun or I'll leave it out in a pny tails when I want it to dry faster.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 04 2007 at 11:10am
I airdry when I am done washing. I saturate my hair in cathy howse creme lotion and braid it in two. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 04 2007 at 11:19am
You have to be realistic...air-dried hair will never look as smooth and silky as coming from a salon.  After washing my hair, I use Design Essentials Leave-In and pull my hair back into a ponytail.  After its about 50% dry, I moisturize and put it back into the ponytail with a hard plastic roller on the end.  This works very well for me and I'm happy with the results.

You might also want to try doing a wrap.  It involves heat but its indirect so not as bad.  Unfortunately I'm styling challenged (too many years depending on stylists) so all my attempted wraps have turned out like crap but a wrap is the best way to get your hair really straight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 04 2007 at 11:41am
After I wash in condition I apply wrap lotion and either let it air drap with a satin wrap or sit under the dryer and after it dry unwrap and add shine or something to it and I am good to go for a week or more...but I wash my hair on a weekly! Mine is okay for my hair but all advice is good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 05 2007 at 8:34am
Thank you ladies. That was very helpful. My hair is growing thicker and getting harder to manage. I guess all good things don't come perfect.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 06 2007 at 10:24pm
I'm not sure if the hair will get silky smooth after airdrying, like it would with heat drying, but I dont wear straigth styles, so its not a problem for me. After washing and conditioning, I spritz with a leave-in strengther such as Infusium Leave-in or 911 (blue bottle). I recently started using Aphogee Leave In Conditioner (good so far), then I sit near a fan or walk about in the sun if its on the weekend. When the hair is almost dry, but slightly damp, I apply moisturizer, making sure that every strand is moisturized (part the hair in small sections), then leave it alone for about 10 minutes (thanks for this tip ClaudieThumbs%20Up), then I style (which is usually a bun/pony-tail or an updo for work), or just leave it alone to hang out if its the weekend and I'm a home.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 06 2007 at 10:28pm
I apply an oil then a butter and smooth down into two buns.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 06 2007 at 10:53pm
Originally posted by bluemac bluemac wrote:

You have to be realistic...air-dried hair will never look as smooth and silky as coming from a salon.  After washing my hair, I use Design Essentials Leave-In and pull my hair back into a ponytail.  After its about 50% dry, I moisturize and put it back into the ponytail with a hard plastic roller on the end.  This works very well for me and I'm happy with the results.

You might also want to try doing a wrap.  It involves heat but its indirect so not as bad.  Unfortunately I'm styling challenged (too many years depending on stylists) so all my attempted wraps have turned out like crap but a wrap is the best way to get your hair really straight.


 Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Outside of using heat, I would imagine that a ponytail rollerset would help get the hair as smooth as possible 
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