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7/18/12 8:43 P

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Hi. In less than a month I will celebrate being natural again for a whole year! Yeah! After I did the Big Chop I went shopping for hair products. I wasn't too thrilled with the expense or the ingredients of the non expensive gels but I wanted the curl definition like I would see on YouTube. The product that seemed to work the best was ECO styler gel. But I didn't like how hard it made my hair. I also tried Kinky Curly and I loved, loved the smell but it made my hair sticky and left white flakes throughout and so did Miss Jessie's which again good smell but it flaked something awful. What I later learned is that the curl enhancing products may not necessarily make your hair curly but help define the curl pattern you already have. If you don't have much of a curl pattern the end result may not turn out like you expected. That was the case with me.

When I tell people about what products I used the answer, for scalp if you can eat it or safely apply it to your skin and body like some of the oils you mentioned then use it. For my hair itself I like to wear mini twists and twist outs. For that (on hair only, not my scalp) I use good ol' Softee the kind you'd buy at a dollar store! It works better than the expensive stuff and no flakes!!

As for shrinkage. It's one of those hard things us naturals have to accept, My hair is past my shoulder now but the only way anyone would ever know is if I pulled it down. To obtain a little less shrinkage I try to style my twists on dry hair vs. wet. Again though I expect the shrinkage and I rather have that and know that my hair is longer vs. the alternative state it used to be in. I hoped this helped a bit.

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7/17/12 12:11 P

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Okay ladies, I am not a name brand junkie...I'll try anything that may work once no matter the price. With that being said I've tried lots of products including CD's and even tried making my own combinations after having to swallow the increasing prices as natural hair products become more popular. I like some of her products but haven't bought anything in a while as when I buy I try to make it last and of course it's expensive. So she's offering a discount that ends tonight and I decided to see what's new. Here's some products I have no experience with and need your advice before committing to purchasing:
Hair milk (want better curl definition and less shrinkage)
Monoi Set (I have some breakage that I'd like to lessen)
Healthy Hair Butter (think I tried it before and didn't like the smell, looking for a good hair smoother like a pudding without flakes)

Also open to any other suggestions, right now I've been on this mix (coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, jojoba oil) the mimosa hair honey, and this argan oil conditioner that smells so good. When I shampoo I use this stuff called Curly Girl. Thanks ladies

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