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« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2005 07:43:44 AM »

Concerning the curly hair thing:

I have curly (& I mean curly) hair, and one thing I've learned is to NEVER wrap your hair in a towel after a shower. I used to wrap it up in a "turban" (as my mom would always call it) after I showered to keep it off of me, help dry it quicker, etc. NOT worth it. My hair would always be frizzy, and no matter what I did, it wouldn't smooth out. So now after I shower, I comb it until all of the knots are out (upside down, too) and squeeze it like a you would a wet towel. It dries MUCH nicer. This helps esp. in the summer. Hope this helps!


Just wanted to say THANK YOU! I have coarse/thick wavy hair and it was always frizzy, no matter what product I tried or how I styled it. Well, I always wrapped it turban style with my towel and left it that way while I applied make-up, lotion, etc... I followed your advice and stopped wrapping it period and wow! No more frizz! I don't even have to use any products on it and it's soft and shiny always! I just squeeze the water out with my hands and let it dry naturally. At first the dripping on my shoulders was annoying, but it's so worth it now that I see the results. Thank you so much for your wisdom!
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« Reply #111 on: September 04, 2005 11:41:18 AM »

I love doing all sorts of treatments for beauty.

I moisturize daily, use a moisturizer with SPF so you don't need to use sunblock on your face. Everyone should use moisturizer, even oily/acne prone people. It's all in the type you use. The drier your skin, the heavier type you should get. (balm, spray, lotion...) I personally like neutrogena it's not too bad price wise, and it lasts me all season.

I like vaseline for my lips and as a make-up remover. I also like MAC lip balm with spf, it's great.

I have very very curly unruly hair. Fortunately, I chemically straighten it, which is also very drying. Oh yeah, I highlight it too and flat iron with a ceramic iron (VERY valuable!) almost every day. It's a miracle I'm not bald. I just have really resistant hair, it doesn't straighten well, so it also doesn't fall out easily. Plus it's very thick. So my solution to constantly damaging my hair.... don't wash it much. Experiment and see how long you can go without washing your hair. It sounds gross, but if your hair's as damaged as mine it will be good for it. The oil from every day wear and tear moisturizes.

Stay beautiful everyone!
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« Reply #112 on: September 04, 2005 12:24:07 PM »

this does sound gross, but the natural oils are good for you hair. unfortunately, i can't do this one, because i have a very oily scalp. it gets all stinky if i don't wash it everyday. EW! my dad calls me cheese head. anyways........

i have lots of friends that wash their hair every other day, but make sure you still take showers!!!
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« Reply #113 on: September 05, 2005 03:21:38 PM »

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but make sure you still take showers!!!

Yeah, I shower every day I'm not that gross lol.
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« Reply #114 on: September 07, 2005 01:30:51 PM »

here's a link to a discussion about beauty secrets on the YM boards... there's a bunch of good ideas...

http://boards.ym.com/thread.jspa?messageID=3752848&#3752848
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« Reply #115 on: September 07, 2005 07:17:16 PM »

if you rinse your hair in cold water or run ice cubes through your hair it makes it shinier! I also heard that Jennifer Aniston crushes two aspirins in her normal shampoo insted of buying dandruff shampoo, because it does the same job, maybe even better! so supposevely that works to keep dandruff away!  Cheesy

Very not true =)
But! IF you do that, it will help your hair. It will close your hair "pores (you could call them" which will make it less vunerable.
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« Reply #116 on: October 31, 2005 11:20:48 AM »

A cheap exfolilator that works....a tsp. or so of granulated sugar mixed with an itty bit of olive oil, rub on face or body and then remove with warm water

Also if you take a warm washcloth and rub it on your lips it will take away all that nasty skin you get sometimes especially after wearing lipgloss or lipstick and it gives your lips a nice pinky-red glow Wink

I've also heard that orange juice is a good pore tightener...and bananas...

Sorry if these (or a version of) were posted already...
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« Reply #117 on: November 08, 2005 09:07:12 PM »

Hello there!

I have very long, straight hair, and I only wash it every 5 or 6th day...   Shocked
I find that it does make a difference, the ends are not as dry as they used to be... My stylist also recommenced to bush it twice a day so that the natural oil get spread more evenly.

When my hair looks really gross (on the 5th day lol), I sprinkle baby powder or even loose (make up) powder only on the roots, then comb it. The powder kinda absorbs the oil.... it's no miracle, though. And no, it doesn't make the hair look greyish, it blends after you comb it.

Also,r a quick fix for oily roots: hairspray. Most ot them contain alcool, which is drying. Make sure you only spritz it on the roots... NEVER on the ends!!!!

I also use moisturizing cream to tame flyaways and on the ends; it prevents split-ends and it kind of provides the oilf/fat/protein your ends never get.

This is gross, but it works: mayonnaise is a fantastic hair mask. Put a generous amount troughout your hair (except roots if you have very oily strands!), cover with a plastic bag, set your blowdryer on it, the hotter, the better (heat won't damage your hair since its all slathered in fat). Only 5 minutes of "blowdrying" should do. Then wash after 25 minutes, no need to keep it longer. Fat, proteins and acid is all your hair needs. Fat to protect it, protein to nourrish it, acid to lock-in the scales thus making your hair super shiny...

 Cheesy
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« Reply #118 on: November 25, 2005 10:12:44 PM »

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« Reply #119 on: November 26, 2005 07:10:09 AM »

i don't know if anyone's linked it yet:

www.longhaircommunity.com

my hair has thanked me for it ever since. i now only wash my hair with conditioner, and i only use a comb and a bristle brush. Every week i shampoo my bristle brush, and then i put half a teaspoon (approx) sweet almond oil into the palm of my hand and sweep the bristle brush through it. Just make sure that you don't brush the roots the first tijme you use it, and that the hair is still damp so that the oil soaks in.

I love LHC!!
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