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August 23rd, 2004, 12:50 PM
... till my hair reaches my tailbone.
My dictionary describes coarse as being inferior and of low-quality, but I like to believe that it will come a long way, preferably down to my buttocks :smile: .
My hair is 67,5 centimeters long now, though I cannot entirely trust the measurment as I couldn't do it myself and got my little brother to do so. For me this means a bit past bra strap length, because I'm rather tall. My desired length is 91 cm, so still quite a way to go.
My hair is brown, in different tones, since I've been out in the sunshine this summer quite a lot, I've gotten some highlights and overall lighter hair.
The circumference of my ponytail is about 11 centimeters. This means a lot of hair, which pleases me sometimes, except when I've just gotten out of bed or out of the wind, because then I tend to look like a 'forest-witch' (being described by my brother). It keeps getting tangled up all the time, wearing it down for half an hour is already enough to do it.
There are some curls in my hair, in the lower layer and my baby hair, but for the most my hair is straight, with a slight wave in it. The babyhair is curly, fine and light blond, so rather weird, and although no one I know has it in the same way I do, I read that it is common among people with curls.
The whole extensive haircare-thing was new to me, when I started to visit long hair sites over a month ago. Before that I just shampood my hair once, twice a week, and only sometimes used conditioner. I did mess around with products like wax to make my hair behave, because it usually doesn't, but now I figure that good hair care probably will make it do so. So I've been browing this and other forums, and I have already learned a lot, and found myself a new hobby: the home-making of conditioners :smile: . I really enjoy looking around the kitchen and throwing nice things I run into together and see what it does for my hair. So far my brews have had very nice effects. I'm curious to see how long it takes me to stick my hair together in a very nasty way :razz: .
Another new hobby is fiddling around with my hair trying new hairdo's. I've already learned the 5-strand braid and a lot of others, and momentarily I'm trying to conquer the French twist .
August 23rd, 2004, 01:00 PM
When I was very small, I wanted to grow my hair long, but my mum wouldn't let me. So till I was about eight years old I had chin length hair with bangs. After that I let it grow. It came till about mid-back (but come to think of it, my mother did make me get a lot of trims of the 'dead ends'). At eleven I had it cut to chin-length again, don't really know why. For the next four years I had it at chin- to shoulderlength. Last year (fifteen) I decided I wanted to have longer hair, inspired by seeing beautiful long hair on beautiful women. But only some time ago I decided to get it really long. My hair is the only thing of my body I'm kind of happy with, as it is thick, so I thought I'd accentuate that by growing it. And properly caring for it, ofcourse.
August 23rd, 2004, 01:31 PM
As I said, I've only recently started on decent hair care. I haven't found my products yet. I make some conditioning things myself, with eggs, oil, yoghurt, mayonaise, stuff like that, which seem to work for now, the make my hair very smooth and shinier. At the moment, I also use Dove conditioner, which is nice, but doesn't do anything spectacular. I use a shampoo for long hair (Andrelon), same story. I do have a slight dandruff problem, so I should start working on that. When washing my hair, I put the shampoo only on my scalp, wash it out, condition, wash out, cold water over my head and then a vinegar rinse. Before that I sometimes use one of my own brewings. I oil my hair a few times a week. I'm thinking of trying the CO method, but I first have to deal with my dandruff.
I'm wearing my hair up most time, so that's good. But I am an obsessive brusher, and I haven't got a BBB yet, so that's bad. I hope to get one when I'm getting to my hairdresser in a couple of days. Honestly, I doubt they have one, but maybe they know where I can get it. I'm going to get some hairfriendly hair toys as well. If I can find them in this pathetic village I live in, that is.
In the past I haven't done really awfull things to my hair, I've never permed it, and only done a few colour washings, never b ackwardbrushing. I did always brush it rather viciously and perhaps wore to many ponytails in unfriendly elastics. And washed it without conditioning often. I do have quite much split ends right now, but I'm afraid I won't be able to make the investment of good scissors in the near future, so dusting will have to wait. My trims will have to be done at the hairdresser's, and I hope I'm not risking too much by doing that.
August 23rd, 2004, 01:44 PM
(I know, rather irregular measurings, but doesnt matter, I can calculate the growth rate per day, so that I can compare anyway (popular saying here: why do things easy when they can be done hard?:razz:))
Date: 23 July 2004
Length (cm): 66,5
Growth per day since last measurement: ?
Date: 17 August 2004
Length (cm): 67,5
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,04 cm
After a trim:
Date: August 25 2004
Length (cm): 66
Date: September 12
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,056
Date: September 29
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,029
Date: October 18
Length: 68,5 cm
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,053
Date: November 5
Length: 70 cm
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,083
Date: November 20
Length: 70,5 cm
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,033
Date: December 1
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,09
Date: December 15
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,07
Date: February 2 2005
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,01
Date: February 26
Length: 70 (had a trim)
Date: 15 april
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,042
Date: 4 juni
Growth per day since last measurement:0,044
Date: 20 juli
Growth per day since last measurement: 0,082
Avarage growth per day: 0,052 cm
Avarage growth per month: 1,6 cm
Days to goal length (1 m) with this growth: 429 (1,175 year)
It seems that my hair grows a lot faster in summer 8)
August 23rd, 2004, 02:27 PM
Just read up on dandruff, and it turned out that CO might actually help against dandruff! So I think I'll give it a shot, a half shot that is. I think I'll have my hair get used to it first. Washing your hair more often is supposed to help as well, so I'll wash it twice a week now instead of once every five days. Lost count with that method way too often anyway:razz:.
So this is going to be my new routine:
- Wednesday: CO and a rinse (trying the honey rinse, sounds good)
- Weekend (enough time to pamper my hair 8) ): Deep conditioning with home brewing, scalp shampooing, conditioning and vinegar rinse
I have to try to lay my hands on some coconut milk as well, everyone was so enthusiastic. And I'll give the soya sauce a go, my hair's dark anyway, so things can't turn out too wrong :) .
August 24th, 2004, 04:36 AM
I've just made something nice (at least I hope so) for my hair. This is the last day of my vacation, the last time I can spend so much time on my hair. I'll start the plan for my routine when school starts.
Okay, the mix:
- one egg
- big dash of oil
- even bigger dash of yoghurt
- big dash of soya sauce (it was sweet, so I hope it won't stick my hair together)
I will leave it in for a long time, so tonight I'll see how my hair likes this creation. I've read positive things on each of the ingredients, so it should work. But then, I don't think I've ever read about anyone who used it all together. The effect is going to be a surprise!
*typing with brew in hair* It STINKS! Terribly. It gets less with time but at first, I almost :puke: . It's the soya, before I put that in, it smelled like yoghurt and EVOO, which was at least a kind of fresh scent.
Washing it out went very well, didn't stick together at all and felt smooth. Now I just have to wait for my hair to dry.
My hair is dry and brushed, and it is smooth and shiny and was in a model I liked after brushing, which is very exceptional. So I was very enthusiastic at first, but when I took a close look it turned out all the shorter hairs where sticking out...:( Have to check whether they do that after a CO, then I won't have to blame my brew :P
August 25th, 2004, 02:42 AM
Just went to the hairdresser. It was allright, I told her I only wanted the ends of, so she did as I asked, about half an inch I think. She took some more a the front of my head, but that was necessary, because I had shorter pieces there, which looked nice with shorter hair, but not anymore. I've got a nice U-shape now. It was very expensive though: it took her 15 minutes to do my hair, at the most, and the price was almost twenty Euro's (worth even more than dollars). She didn't even wash or heatdry, just cut. I did get the 'ooh, your hair is so thick' once again, but luckily this time it didn't end in unwanted thinning.
I asked whether they had a BBB, but the hairdresser didn't know. She got out all kinds of brushes, and after examining them closely decided that she didn't knew, and told me to come back tomorrow. Hairdressers... :rolleyes:
August 25th, 2004, 09:06 AM
I'm so excited! I went to the chemist's today, and beyond all expectations, I found the stuff I was looking for!:grin: :
- scissors for hair
- hair-friendly elastics
- hairpins (though I've yet to see they will work)
- topsy tail thingy (you know, those o---)
And all of that togheter for.... (*drums*) less than fifteen euro's! I just love the Kruidvat (name of the most common and cheapest chemist in Holland)!! I do still have to try all of it, didn't have time yet.
August 26th, 2004, 07:02 AM
Just got my BBB at the hairdresser's! It's a wooden oval one with a cushion, and it makes my hair smoooooth :rockerdud
So now I've got about everything I need for decent haircare! Now I can brush as much as I want AND not feel guilty about it (I love to brush whenever I have my hands of, my hair always has tangles anyway).
Have been trying my topsy tail device, but can't get it to work. How embarassing :oops: . Better go and practice some more.
August 27th, 2004, 03:53 AM
Dusting is not for me. Just did it for an hour, and when I saw I only had a very small amount of hair done, I calculated that it will take at least two days of non stop working to get all my hair done. I don't know how others do it, but it takes waaay too long and is extremely tedious when I do it. I will have to live with my split ends. Bit of a waste of scissors I bought though... :( Luckily they were cheap for such scissors.
September 2nd, 2004, 06:11 AM
You can see that school has begun again... :( I have little time to write in my journal now, with all the homework and all my hobbies/sports starting again. But I've got a free moment now 8)
I wore my hair in a five strand braid, which turned out well, but started getting loose when the day was half past. But people did say it looked nice. The last week I've been wearing my hair in a braid almost every day, being about the only one in my school, and today another girl came to me: 'look, I've got a french braid, just as you!'.
I did het somewhat irritated at school. Some girls which don't care for their hair and do bad things to it have very shiny hair, shinier than mine... But then, theirs is short.
Today it's Thursday and my plan was to wash my hair every wednesday, but I didn't do it yesterday. My hair still isn't greasy at all, so I can wait for the weekend now. That would mean only one wash a week! My hair must like that. This is very strange by the way, usually my hair gets greasy faster, but maybe my BBB and wearing it up (so I'm not messing around with it all the time) are helping. I have gotten the topsy tail to work by the way. Last time I didn't do it wrong, but you just have to pull very hard.
I have to buy some conditioner tomorrow, since I've run out of my Dove. I need to search for a light one, for my CO wash.
September 3rd, 2004, 05:48 AM
Today I went to my new favourite shop: the Kruidvat (el cheapo chemist). And again, I found what I was looking for: two extremely low priced gliss kur night repair bottles (only 3,50 Euro) and a conditioner, in for once a decent amount: 1 liter, for only 1,75. It's a mild one, doesn't contain cones, so it will be the one for my CO experiment. Which I will by the way be starting tommorow. Tonight I'm putting in the gliss kur night repair and tomorrow I'll wash it out with the new conditioner.
I am afraid that washing once a week is a little dirty. My hair is quite greasy today..
September 4th, 2004, 03:35 PM
I did a CO wash today, but it didn't really work out... My hair is greasy in an very weird way. I did put some honey through it, maybe that's it. I took a large amount, let it in for fifteen minutes and massaged it through my hair, and after that rinsed very well so I can't see where I can have gone wrong otherwise. Or it was the Gliss kur night repair. Great stuff to use: put it in, it dries so that's easy, rinse it out again next morning without any problems. My hair felt extremely smooth after taking it out. But after the CO my hair felt less smooth and now here I am all greasy. I'm COíng again tomorrow, maybe things will get better. My hair does look better in a certain way: the thightest curls have disappeared and the waves are morebrought out, so that my entire hair is about 1c right now! :grin:
I saw King Arthur today by the way. Keira Knightly has beautiful long, dark, curly hair. I want hair like that... The movie wasn't all that fantastic by the way. Cliche after cliche, lots of over-acting.
September 5th, 2004, 08:17 AM
My hair is still feeling funny in a greasy way, after the second CO wash, which I did without honey, with enough (mild but not hydrating) conditioner, for ten minutes in a shower bag over my head. What is wrong???? My hair doesn't look greasy, but it does feel so, in some places (not all on my scalp, weird enough). It is not very shiny. I will give CO a few more shots, but after I've washed my hair with shampoo once more, because this doesn't work.
September 7th, 2004, 07:54 AM
I did the coconut milk soak yesterday, after reading all the positive reactions. Never thought I would be able to lay my hands on it, but then I saw it in the fridge and quickly hid it behind some jars till I had time to use it :razz:. I opened it yesterday, and I had all the things ready, a plastic bag, a bowl, I was prepared for everything, but then it turned out to be very thick. It was easy and exactly enough to put in all of my hair. I left it in overnight (just put it in to a bun with a scrunchie, and I slept with it on my pillow without leaving any stains). Next morning I rinsed for a long time, but it got out easily, then shampood (hm, I was feeling like that after two CO's) and conditioned followed by cold water. My hair now is soft and shiny. Not as slippery as I heard, but still, the coconut milk is very easy to use, doesn't drip, doesn't stink and gives good results, so I really like it.
I have bought some henna today, I came by a Body shop and saw it there, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I've taken the brown package, to bring my hair back to its normal colour, after being bleached in the summer. I do believe it's going to be quite a mess to use, after reading the manual. I'll have to do some studying before I'm trying. It's very unclear about how long I should leave it in too: 15 minutes to 5 hours, that's quite a difference! And it seems to stain very much. And maybe I need another package, it seemed like a lot (75 gram), but it says longer hair might need multiple packages. Ah well, I'll just put some more water with it. It is only for mid-brown hair, and I've got some highlights, so I hope that will turn out allright.
Last thing: my ends feel funny. Kind of dry, crispy. This has been so for some over a week now, and only seems to be getting worse. First I used more oil, which didn't help, so now I've stopped using for 'bout a week, but things aren't changing. Really can't think of what might be causing it, because I've been very nice to my ends for the past month, but not pampered them any more than the rest of my hair. I had trim a few weeks ago, so that should be allright. Maybe I'm only noticing it now, because I pay more attetion to it.
September 10th, 2004, 04:36 AM
Hmm, my ends are still feeling a bit dry. But things have gotten better. The rest of my hair is still feeling splendid and shiny, due to the coconut milk. I'm enjoying my still clean hair (that's bad, already enjoying shampooing my hair after only two CO's :oops: )
I'm doing the strand test with the henna tomorrow. And now I'm going to try to find someone to measure my hair.
September 11th, 2004, 12:55 PM
So, here I am sitting with my hair wrapped in endless layers of plastic foil, and henna under it. I did the strand test this morning, I left it in for five hours (max according to manual), but I didn't see much of a difference. So I decided to put the rest in this night, for the double time. And boy, henna is messy. I knew it was, and I thought I was prepared, but, I wasn't. First I made the henna with hot water ofcourse, and it stinks and looks like mud. It was too little so I put in some conditioner to make more of it. Then I got into the struggle of putting it into my hair and desperately trying to wipe the henna of my face, and neck, and arms... When I had all the henna in, I put my hair up in a bun to get it out of the way. Then clean my face a bit, scrub the walls, the sink, the floor, the towel (which I didn't use, but it accidentaly was within the 1,5 meter radius :razz: ). Ooh, I'm very tired after cleaning for almost an hour. Bleach does miracles by the way. There are still tiny bits of henna in the bathroom, but I can't get them off, so, tant pis. So next time I'm totally wrapping myself and the bathroom in newspaper and old clothes.
I'm curious what I will see tomorrow. I've bought some coconut milk to deep condition my hair after washing the henna out, since I've read that's needed.
September 12th, 2004, 07:43 AM
My hair is now dry and in it's new colour! Because the colour has actually changed into a deeper, darker brown, and it shines orange/red/purple in the sunlight. I don't like purple, but I do like the rest! My hair is very soft and shiny too. This was certainly an interesting experiment. I like the effect of henna, but it takes an enourmous amount of time: the testing, the preparing, the cleaning of the bathroom, washing henna out, cleaning again, deep conditioning, wash again.. I'm actually not looking forward to having a shower, which is quite a serious sign that I've spent to much time in the bathroom :wink: Didn't sleep too well with my head wrapped all the way in plastic foil too. I hope the colour will last some time.
September 14th, 2004, 05:02 AM
My hair is still very shiny, but more importantly, it seems to tangle less! This is SO handy. Nothing more interesting to report really. I had some comments that I should wear my hear down more often as it looks nice when I do so :flower:
September 15th, 2004, 12:35 PM
I have very much split ends.. Really very much. When I grab a small strand I already count six without looking carefully. This has happened only recently. After I had my trim I examined my hair, and I had almost no split ends left, so these split ends must have developed in the past week, maybe two weeks. But I've been quite careful, even wearing my hair up at night and often in a braid to school with hair friendly elastics. Not shampooing much, but conditioning much, but only when needed. I even spoiled it with some coconut milk, which it seemed to like. And I'm almost sure the split ends already there before using the henna. Which turned out to be :twisted: after reading a thread on it. I hope everything will stay well and that the colouring will fade, because I did let it work in longer than the package said, and now that it's not to be trusted :ponder: My ends are feeling nice, so I'll just let things be. Tant pis, I'm not going to spend my afternoons dusting or cut of more of my hair.
September 21st, 2004, 07:47 AM
I did a hair mask last Friday night: a lot of oil, soya sauce and some honey. My hair doesn't like oil as a leave-in, but does seem to like it as an ingredient of a mask. It dripped a lot, and it took ages to get the dark stains out of my floor and bed (had my head wrapped in plastic, but it dripped from underneath there unnoticed). It didn't do anything special for my hair. After shampooing all of my hair, the ends were still greasy after drying. So Sunday I had to do another wash, and decided to try a CO followed by a vinegar rinse. And it worked!! My hair was clean! I let the conditioner work in for an hour, turns out that is enough. It made my hair soft. But nothing really special though. But I'll keep doing it, being nice to my hair won't do anything bad.
Someone did ask me whether I had a haircut after my CO, so apparently, my hair did look different after all.
September 28th, 2004, 12:18 PM
I made another brewing last Friday, with lots of yoghurt, dash of oil and a dash of honey. Left it in for maybe two hours, then rinsed, then did a CO (work in for more than an hour). After which my hair was very greasy again. I couldn't wash it again till Sunday, when I tried another CO (left in about fifteen minutes), but it didn't work too well either. So today, Tuesday, I will CO again :rolleyes: Maybe it only works in a combo with vinegar rinse. So I'll do that today.
It made my hair clean this time. I really think it's the vinegar rinse which actually cleans, as I left the conditioner in for only ten minutes. I'm starting to wonder if the vinegar isn't actually bad for my hair, as it is so cleaning. My hair isn't looking to great. It's feeling kind of soft, but the shine is nowhere to be seen...
October 4th, 2004, 05:07 AM
I did a CO wash yesterday (Sunday) because this time I didn't want my hair to get too dirty, because a CO doesn't seem to clean it then. My hair is clean now, but I guess it was before the CO too. After the CO I did a honey rinse, with only very little honey. Now my hair is the worst it has been since I started taking care of it. It feels very soft, which is good, but the shine is totally gone! :shocked: I'm gonna buy an other conditioner somewhere this week, things have to change.
October 6th, 2004, 05:57 AM
I've found a mister! I had this bottle with face mist in it, so I poured the stuff all over my body to empty it (which my skin liked very much by the way). I've filled it with water (obviously), little bit of olive oil, little bit of honey and some conditioner. It doesn't seem to do anything special for my hair so far, but hey, it's fun anyway :lol:
AND I went to the Kruidvat today! Great shop, again. I've bought a conditioner for shine (which my hair desperatly needs) and a leave-in, just to try. I bought a nice silver barette as well (but my hair doesn't fit in :( ). In the shop next to it I bought a shower cap (ddin't have one) and some hair scroos. I'm curious to see whether they will work.
October 8th, 2004, 02:25 AM
I couldn't stand my curiosity, so Wednesday I wetted my hair, used just a little conditioner for a bit of cleaning at the roots, and then used the leave-in. But I think I overdid it rather badly, my hair was totally greasy. So I tried to rinse out the leave-in, which didn't change very much. So yesterday, Thursday, I CO'ed my hair properly (left in half an hour), did a vinegar rinse (with only a little bit of vinegar), the used my new shine conditioner and after that applied some leave-in, only to the very ends. This worked well, my hair is clean but soft, and has some shine. So I'm quite happy with the new conditioners. I like the hairscroos too by the way. I used them to make a ponytail, a bun with half of my hair and something which was supposed to be a French twist :lol:. I've actually got them in my hair now, holding a tucked in french braid. You have that style in the Sims 2 too, isn't that cool? :rockerdud
October 16th, 2004, 01:03 AM
Thursday I went to the Kruidvat again, because I was running out of my el cheapo conditioner which I use for CO and I wanted to try the OCM, so I had to get some castoroil. And Kruidvat actually had it :hollie: . So I mixed it up with a quarter of olive oil, as my skin is oily, and followed the instructions. At first my skin was read on my cheeks, but that faded after fifteen minutes, and it was a little dry, so I put a few drops of the oil on my face. Then my skin was sooo sooooft :cloud9: Didn't really see the glow though. I'm going to use this stuff every night now, and see what my acne thinks of it.
Yesterday my hair was growse greasy, desperately needing a wash for a few days, but I want to wash my hair only once a week, that would be so practical. I'm hoping my scalp will adjust. But anyway, I made a brewing (ofcourse :) ) with two eggs, what was left of the mayonaise and some yoghurt. Put it through all of my hair, put it in a bun with my scrunchie and waited for more than an hour, the rinsed thoroughly, did CO with the cheap conditioner, put on my showercap for half an hour, rinsed, vinegar rinse, final conditioner, rinsed and then put a little leave in on the ends. And it worked! Finally, my hair is soft, smooth & shiny again! The eggs seem to be doing the trick. I'd forgotten them in my last brewings, and they all didn't work that well. But this one definately did. :wethree:
October 23rd, 2004, 04:58 AM
I just got back from a trip this morning and my hair needed a wash and I wasn't feeling like a fuss, so I just CO'ed, vinegar rinsed, and then used the shine conditioner. Well, my hair was clean, but not shiny and soft. So I got rather irrated and sprayed my honey/leave-in/water mix into my hair, but overdid it. So now my hair is kind of weird, sticking into tangles. Gues I'll have to wet it... Should do a mask for the shine too really, but then I'll have to wash again, and I'm not washing again till next week.
October 31st, 2004, 07:51 AM
I used the GlissKur-night hairstuff Friday night, which you leave in your hair overnight. When I first rinsed, my hair was extremely soft and slippery, so things were feeling good. Did a CO and conditioner then, and a half vinegar rinse (was in a hurry). Now my hair is greasy, more greasy than before I washed it. I'm going to try to wet it down today and do a good vinegar rinse..
I'm wearing my hair in a bun more often now, mostly a messy one, but when I need to sport I put it in a tight neat one, because it lasts longer, but in don't really like the look of it one me. The messy buns are nice looking, but they get undone rather quickly, which is very irritating. Maybe they will last longer after some more practice.
November 2nd, 2004, 03:04 AM
I did a vinegar rinse on Sunday. The rinse itself already made my hair slippery. And clean. I'm thinking about participating in the ACV-only experiment... Well, first I'll see whether I'll be able to resist all the nice products for at least one week :lol:
November 3rd, 2004, 12:08 PM
No, I couldn't resist :lol: . On longhair.be someone posted some recipes for nice hair brewings, so I didn't have any rest untill I'd tried one of them. I chose the banana one: I put two bananas with two eggs into the blender (hm, is that an English word), poured this into my wet hair, left it in overnight with showercap and towel (-> mess). Did a CO, vinegar rinse, shine condish and then a cold rinse. Now my hair is happy, smooth, soft & shiny. But not much difference with the banana instead of the yoghurt I usually use. It did smell nicer :grin:
November 5th, 2004, 06:44 AM
My hair is 70 cm long now! Finally it's beginning to grow a lil' faster. I was so getting tired of it, because I started the whole long hair thing in July, and then it was 66 cm, and the growing was going soo slooooww. I've only gained 4 cm in all that time, I know, but still, the growth rate was so much higher this month. I made my brother measure it twice to make sure, and it turned out his high both times. I don't know what's caused it, maybe the two weeks of vacation, I never get enough rest when it's school time. I hope this growth will last, because then, I will be able to reach my goal with one and a half year!! :grin:
My hair is till very nice and shiny, though my ends are a tad dry. I'll use some leave-in next washing. I've bought some very nice chopsticks in a museum in Oxford by the way. They are very handy for putting my hair up, because they have quite small tips. They're made of light wood, and the last two inches are decorated with a pic a chinese people and stuff.
When I read how much money is spent on hairstuff, I'm very surprised. I mean, I'm rahter obsessed with hair too, but refuse to pay more than 4 euro's for a condish. But then, I'm dutch :lol: . I do think I'm getting a new BBB. The one I have now is a nice things, but the hairs are so short it doesn't untangle my hair, but tangles it instead, so I never use it. I used an other BBB some time, which did untangle my hair. So I want one of those. I saw a few BBBs at the Kruidvat, so I'll be dropping in there some time soon and raise the money I spend on hair :lol:
November 9th, 2004, 01:20 PM
My hair was getting a tad greasy on Monday and I wasn't feeling like having greasy hair, so I put in a mask (2 eggs, yoghurt and EVOO) for 'bout an hour, CO'ed, vinegar rinsed and used my final conditioner. It left my hair clean and shiny and soft. The egg thing really is very effective, everytime I use it my hair gets nice.
November 15th, 2004, 05:23 AM
Yesterday, Sunday, I washed my hair. First I put warm honey all over my hair for four or five hours (and took a lick every now and then :lol: ). After that I CO'ed and used my shine conditioner. I was not feeling like a vinegar rinse, which has resulted in my hair still being a tad greasy at some of the roots. My hair is hydrated down to the ends, so that's nice, but not shiny. But it's allright.
I went to Kruidvat today, because I wanted a new BBB. So I took a look at some of the natural looking brushes and asked someone whether they were made of boar hair, but they weren't! Kruidvat did not have the thing I was looking for :shocked:! Lol.. But the other chemist didn't have a BBB either, so that was rather dissappointing... I did buy some hair friendly elastics though. I only have one left, I seem to lose at least one every week.
November 17th, 2004, 08:43 AM
My hair was still feeling kinda greasy, so I CO'ed and did a vinegar rinse yesterday (Tuesday). But it still doesn't feel clean. Maybe it's the few drops of EVOO I put in my hair yesterday. I think I'll wet my hair down today.
November 20th, 2004, 05:26 AM
Well, my hair felt cleaner and cleaner after days, so yesterday on Friday it felt totally clean, but I'd just bought Nivea conditioner and couldn't resist washing :smile:. First I left of mixture of shine conditioner, egg and mayonaise in my hair for five hours, then CO'ed. And after that, I was able to ACV, because I'd bought ACV too! Boy, it makers you smell like a drunk. But it does have a nice yellow colour. I thought it was supposed to be dark, but this apple cider vinegar really isn't. Anyway, after that I used my new conditioner and did a cold rinse. My hair really liked this procedure, it is SO soft and very shiny... I hope it's the conditioner, that would be easy: just use a conditioner to get shine. The ACV might be a lot better than the white vinegar I used to use. But most probably it's the conditioner with the egg which I left in for so long.
I've bought henna today. I was in a little town and got into some eastern shop, where I saw these big packages for only 2,70. The woman in the shop didn't know what colour it would give my hair, so that will be a surprise :lol: . I just hope it will not become too red, but more orangy. There was lavandar EO too, but the bottle was rather big and rather cheap compared to the other ones I've seen, so I don't think it was good EO.
February 8th, 2005, 05:26 AM
Quite some time has past since my last post :oops:...
Just as short update on things here: I've stopped CO'ing a few weeks ago, because I was so fed up with spending all that time with conditioner in my hair and almost never having very clean hair. And the time between washes wasn't getting longer either. So I have washed my hair with shampoo twice of thrice now :cloud9: . Makes my hair SO clean and more shiny too. It does make a bit of dandruff return en frizz, which I hadn't seen for a long time. But already I've started a new experiment: no conditioner and shampoo whatsoever. I don't know how long I'll do it, but I'll see. My findings are posted in the thread in the 'Hair polls & projects' section. It might just work. I think Madeleine (at least, I think it was her) made a very good point saying that all animals have self-cleaning furs, so why wouldn't we? But one could say, why would people have started washing their hair in the first place if that was true?
February 19th, 2005, 02:43 AM
I've given up the experiment... My hair was just so dirty and stinking that I couldn't even make a proper french braid without pieces of hair standing up on top of my head (that's what my hair does when it's too dirty) and I had a lot of appointments on which I had to look proper. What others are reporting sounds very interesting and if some really get it to work I might give it another try, in like the summer break or something.
I went to the hairdresser's a couple of days ago. She only cut of a little bit, about a centimeter or somehting, and even conditioned my hair so it was allright. She did start blowdrying my hair, but I quickly stopped her ('but you'll catch a cold!' :lol: ). Apparently she doesn't see much longhairs, or much people with iii hair. 'wow, that's a thick braid', 'you have so much hair', and here the funniest one: 'doesn't it hurt?' :rollin: .
March 5th, 2005, 09:17 AM
What I do to my hair these days:
I wash it every five days, with first shampoo (first andrelon Veerkracht and now shampoo+conditioner from Schwarzkopf), and my ends coated in some Kruidvat conditioner. After that I use the Nivea conditioner for coloured hair. Finally I put a little bit of Hennaplus leave-in on my ends.
My hair seems to be happy with this. After just a normal wash like this, whith no deep treatment before, my hair has a lot of shine :cloud9: , which was never so before. I believe it's mostly because of the Nivea conditioner and because of the good care too. My hair seems to get better and better the last months. The problems I have been having are that my hair gets greasy quicker and quicker. Instead of once a week, I wash it once every five days, and then it is already greasy. Some flakies are turning up too :? .
I'm really annoyed with my growth too. Since I started the whole long hair-thing, last summer, my hair has only gained three centimeters (though I have had it trimmed twice). The past few months I've had no growth. And split ends just keep coming, so trimming still remains necessary.
I'm really looking forward to using my clear henna sometime, but I will have to wait till washing day's a saturday or a friday, because I'll need quite some time :mrgreen: . I just hope the henna won't turn my hair black, like what happened to some other woman who had used the bodyshop henna. I don't think I'll be patient enough to do the test strand this time, because it takes so long and I have to do the real hennaing afterwards, because then the package's openend. This way it becomes a very long process.
I was almost seduced to take a perm today, because a few friends of mine were going to do it together and urged me to join them. But I resisted :lol: . I guess a perm would never get good curls in my hair, because it's too heavy and long, but would only ruin it *sigh*. But if their perms turn out beautiful who knows what I might do....
July 20th, 2005, 09:41 AM
The clear henna was very wrong.... The health of my hair didn't improve, no additional shine. But my hair did change colour, it turned more yellowish/orange (so far for the 'clear'). I'm never touching henna again. The colour is not fading, you can see (after many months) a colourdifference between my not-coloured and coloured hair.
I don't think my hair will ever get as nice and shiny as of some others on this board. I've decided I'll just settle for using conditioner and being careful with it, no special care, maybe the occasional mask if I feel like it. My routine is now (once every five days) to first using a 2 in 1 shampoo/condish by Nivea on the roots and after that Nivea conditioner. My hair's doing fine, but not exceptional or anything. I think I might just do an egg/oil mask tonight.
The growth has luckily increased. I hope it will last for the rest of the summer...