Contemplating Going Natural?

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
eyahhh!
just curious, why did you relax it? (not trying to be a natural hair nazi or anything)
Don't mind me. I have even relaxed my hair so I should not even be here. When I look at hair like Nse's I start regretting relaxing when I had finally reached a point that I could style it different ways. Oh well.
 

Aust_nne

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hmm..you are raving just as much as my co-worker and my friend. this is serious o.
so if i were to get the soufle and smoothie and milk...in what order do they go? and how does one use it? and which is the moisturizer?
which should i twist my hair with?
should i apply the soufle after conditioning my hair? or is it the smoothie?
and which conditioner do you prefer? the blacklabel or the orange label?

this is why they need a frigging website.

you can tell i have been traumatized by my search for my friend's conditioner!

sorry boss lady, I got your FB message oo.
Ok, the soufflé and smoothie / milk ( including even their shampoos, conditionsers etc) all have very good moisturizing properties, which is one the needs of my hair – Moisture. But then it depends on how much moisture you are looking at. If your main aim is to style your hair and keep it shiny and and curls intact, then I would go for the soufflé, because it has gel like results, without feeling like gel – however, it still has the sticky feeling like my eco styler gel which I am not a biig fan of.

Then if you want a moisturizer, then the milk would be ideal.

Now, what do I do for twistouts? I normally use the souffle if I deep conditioned and dont need any more moisture..however, most of the time Imix the two together, equal portions so I get the benefit of two in one because of the need of moisturizing and gel-like for twistouts without being too oily or too gel-like? I got this idea from youtube clips and its worked for a few people!.so I would say, mix the two as a starter and see what your hair needs most to know the ratios! and then use the milk as daily moisturiser/ nightly routine.

I use the orange label because I have thick hair. If I remember properly, the black label is for thin hair.
 

Aust_nne

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FB Question: Hi. What does the Curl Enhancing Smoothie do for one's hair that the Curl and Sytle Milk does not do? I have very fine hair, but lots of it and it is very curly and gets the frizzies.
Shea moisture answer: The Curl and Style Milk detangles, defines, and conditions curls. It adds body and shine and reduces frizz. The Curl Enhancing Smoothie defines and hydrates curls while enhancing the curl pattern. It gives you a soft hold without a crunchy or greasy feeling. Also helps to reduce frizz. Thank you.
 

ssergit

..still The Drama Queen!
Don't mind me. I have even relaxed my hair so I should not even be here. When I look at hair like Nse's I start regretting relaxing when I had finally reached a point that I could style it different ways. Oh well.
I feel u. i am so tempted to relax mine now to soften it. Nappy thickness is what i got now. looking like grace jones. lol 482732_10200837068397183_993070306_n.jpg
 

kaymax

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I feel u. i am so tempted to relax mine now to soften it. Nappy thickness is what i got now. looking like grace jones. lol View attachment 4213
Don't take me back, I love me some Grace!! She is fierce!! I think I will watch My conan movies and watch boomerang!!!

Don't mind me. I have even relaxed my hair so I should not even be here. When I look at hair like Nse's I start regretting relaxing when I had finally reached a point that I could style it different ways. Oh well.
Look at you, I haven't even caved yet, I'm still doing the natural, mainly because I haven't had time to put my weave back on, but I think I am liking it again. Perhaps I will wait and see.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
sorry mama baby A.
just seeing this.
hmm..ok, this sounds interesting. my friend has offered to try her products on my hair this weekend so we'll see.
i'll let you know how it goes and if she managed to convince me.
sorry boss lady, I got your FB message oo.
Ok, the soufflé and smoothie / milk ( including even their shampoos, conditionsers etc) all have very good moisturizing properties, which is one the needs of my hair – Moisture. But then it depends on how much moisture you are looking at. If your main aim is to style your hair and keep it shiny and and curls intact, then I would go for the soufflé, because it has gel like results, without feeling like gel – however, it still has the sticky feeling like my eco styler gel which I am not a biig fan of.

Then if you want a moisturizer, then the milk would be ideal.

Now, what do I do for twistouts? I normally use the souffle if I deep conditioned and dont need any more moisture..however, most of the time Imix the two together, equal portions so I get the benefit of two in one because of the need of moisturizing and gel-like for twistouts without being too oily or too gel-like? I got this idea from youtube clips and its worked for a few people!.so I would say, mix the two as a starter and see what your hair needs most to know the ratios! and then use the milk as daily moisturiser/ nightly routine.

I use the orange label because I have thick hair. If I remember properly, the black label is for thin hair.
 

bluestocking

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Longggg time! Howdy?

ut, does it not stink? I been hearing of using shea since I went natural hair,,,,, but na the stink I dey fear.....
I dey o. I dey look in once in a while.

The shea butter i buy hair doesn't stink. It smells fresh and tasty.

you can get some essential oils like lavender or rosemary and mix it up.
when I use raw shea, I put a few drops of either oil in water and spray in my hair. masks the smell of the raw shea.
Yeah essential oils dilute the shea butter smell if you don't like it. I actually love it.

Thanks.
But the ones I see in African stores look 'blocked' (hardened)...how does one keep it soft in this cold weather, does it have to be heated up/softened to be used?
Microwaving changes the composition of the butter, so I throw it in the blender and add in the oils. Blending makes it soft and creamy. I keep in a cool, dry place (not fridge) so it doesn't melt or congeal.
 

Sifu

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I relaxed it because when I took down my protective styles I just felt that it took way too much time to get my natural hair where it needed to be before I head out. Natural hair just does not fit my lifestyle
 

Aust_nne

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$1 actually :D Lasts for at least 1 month too, if those my pesky sisters don't come around to my house to steal some. Lol

$1? really? I hear the Ghana ones are the best. I normally buy from Amazon and get the "Ghana grade - Unrefined Shea Butter - A"...it has a deeper yellow color than what I got from a Nigerian store. I am using the remaining ones I have as a moisturiser for my legs prior to going to bed.

BS, just out of curiousity, is sheabutter same as "Ori"...there was something my mum used to use for Mumps and I gather is the fancy thing called Sheabutter now.
 

kaymax

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$1? really? I hear the Ghana ones are the best. I normally buy from Amazon and get the "Ghana grade - Unrefined Shea Butter - A"...it has a deeper yellow color than what I got from a Nigerian store. I am using the remaining ones I have as a moisturiser for my legs prior to going to bed.

BS, just out of curiousity, is sheabutter same as "Ori"...there was something my mum used to use for Mumps and I gather is the fancy thing called Sheabutter now.

Yes.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
The shea butter i buy hair doesn't stink. It smells fresh and tasty.

Microwaving changes the composition of the butter, so I throw it in the blender and add in the oils. Blending makes it soft and creamy. I keep in a cool, dry place (not fridge) so it doesn't melt or congeal.
hm..i wonder where the one they sell us here comes from...well, it's not really a terrible smell but it doesn't smell like roses either.
if you microwave the shea for 5 seconds will still change the composition? learn something new everyday.
and when you blend it, do you add water?
just curious.
I still love my coconut oil :)


I relaxed it because when I took down my protective styles I just felt that it took way too much time to get my natural hair where it needed to be before I head out. Natural hair just does not fit my lifestyle
yeah, i hear you on that. i'm going through another frustration stage, my hair is not a TWA, but it's not long either, and i am getting mad when i take down my plaits in the morning and i dont' know how to make it look good, so i just pin up the sides and keep it stepping.
 

Sifu

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this is what i want my hair to do in the mornings when i take down my plaits or two strand twists.
but the hair doesn't listen to me!
Yep. I could get it to look like that but not when I roll out of bed in the morning. I liked my natural hair styled. The process to keep it that way is the issue
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
i two strand or plait it (i don't know how to corn-row) but when i take it out...the hair looks anything like this. so annoying. i end up pinning the sides.
Yep. I could get it to look like that but not when I roll out of bed in the morning. I liked my natural hair styled. The process to keep it that way is the issue
 

NTB

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this is what i want my hair to do in the mornings when i take down my plaits or two strand twists.
but the hair doesn't listen to me!
with the double strand just undo the strand once and style it by weaving your fingers through your hair and pulling/pushing the hair up.
 
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