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  • I Did The Unthinkable!

     

    Ok, now before you go getting your nappies in a bunch, I did NOT straighten the ish outta my hair with a burning chemical. Those days are so over. I DID, however, put Vaseline in it.

    I know, I know. Petrolatum bad, petrolatum bad. It's just that I had a flashback of being a little girl using DAX grease and having soft, moisturized, nappy hair. My cousins used it too (especially the stinkin' black kind). Their hair grew like crazy and was never dry. I didn't have any DAX, so I used the next best thing.

    The reason: my hair felt like carpet yesterday and I was desperate for some moisture! I only chopped a week ago today, and I've been experimenting like crazy on my TWA. Some days were great, some days were not so great.

    Last night, I gave myself a deep conditioning, pre-poo with honey and milk. Real honey and real whole milk. My hair was the softest it's ever been and I didn't want to lose that. So what did I do? I slapped some petrolatum jelly on my naps. My hair is still so soft and not even greasy.

    I seriously don't want to make this a habit, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any non-petrolatum products (preferrably natural) that provide the same moisturizing qualities? I've already tried Shea Butter and coconut oil. Unfortunately, my TWA doesn't absorb them well. I tried doing a search, but for some reason, it's not currently working for me.

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    Hi! Some people here do use petroleum for the baggy method which is basically moisturizing the ends with some type of conditioner then placing them in baggies. I think the big thing about petroleum is using it on the scalp.

    Some people here still use grease so use whatever works for u . I just kno that stuff is hard to wash off.

    For a non-petroleum suggestion I think Oyin sells a burnt sugar pomade on their website http://www.oyinhandmade.com and Qhemet Biologics has a few pomades on their site http://www.qhemetbiologics.com .

    HTH

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    Thank you, MissMack! I will look into those products. I really appreciate the feedback.

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    I've also heard great reviews about www.karensbodybeautiful.com products, so be sure to check out the commercial products forum for all of the talk on these lines. On the real, I agree with Miss Mack, go with what works for you. Now, I wouldn't encourage you slather up with vaseline every week, but getting products online can be expensive because the shipping is RIDICULOUS and they're not readily available all the time. Shoot, if I could use a little grease on my ends, I definitely would.

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    If you apply castor oil to your hair while it is wet it will stay soft if you don't have product buildup.

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    Hmm. Now I wanna go out and buy castor oil...lol. In fact, I think I will. I also ordered some items from Oyin. I like the fact that they can be used on hair and body.

    My product junkyism is starting up again. *sigh*

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    i love moe's shealoe. it is so moisturizing.

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    Girl if your hair likes it, we love it.

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    Wellp. I think I finally found a routine for now. Milk and honey pre-poo treatments make my hair so soft! To maintain the moisture, I've been using Castor oil and/or "grease".

    To define my coils, I saturate my hair with water, add Fantasia IC gell and finger comb it toward the back of my head. I then minimize the frizz by gently separating the coils with my fingertips and patting to perfection...lol. Once my hair dries, my coils are poppin and even shiny. There is still the crunch, which I attribute to the IC gel. I can deal with that for now.

    Now, I must challenge myself to find something that defines my coils and doesn't cause crunch. Maybe I'll try to mixing some aloe gel with castor oil. Hmmm.

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    Why dont you continue to use the milk and honey i your ahir if that was the regiment that worked best on your hair?

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    OOOOH! :P Tell me more about this milk and honey treatment!

    How long do you keep it on? And how much of each ingredient do you use?

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