Thursday, February 19, 2009


I hope that I can get past this, but I think I'm going to have to lay down the oil once and for all. As much as I like to have shiny hair, I can't deal with the itchy scalp. With that said, I went out and bought some Proline comb-thru moisturizer. I like the ease with which I can section my hair off with this product, though I DON'T like the way that my hair feels when it is wet and I apply the product. Once I trim off these colored ends (a while down the road) my hair will feel a lot better. It feels soft and moisturized NOW, though my scalp still flakes. I tried putting the moisturizer directly on my scalp, but it didn't work. So, I'll just have to be resigned to a flaky sclp and moisturized hair. I just want to keep my hair from breaking. I only use a comb on wash day, after that I try to use the end of a rattail comb for parting and use my fingers to smooth out sections. I typically smooth downward. I am reading a very interesting book on hair maintenance by Chicoro. I am not going to get into the specifics of her methods (due to copyright) but it is very interesting. I'm not sure exactly how much of what she wrote applies to me, but my goal is to grow TRUE shoulder length hair. I do like her trimming advice. I recommend that you get her book if you need tips on growing out your hair. She is very pretty, with a head FULL of GORGEOUS hair. I often wonder if my hair CAN actually get shoulder-length, because even getting bottom-of-the-collar hair is a milestone for me. So, here goes. I'm in my 30's and just NOW learning how to take care of my OWN hair.


Kinky Rhonnie said...
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Kinky Rhonnie said...

Hi Gilroygal,

I saw your post on cNappymeNow and also have seen your posts on NP and I have to ask you a couple of questions.

Have you tried Aloe Vera gel for styling your daughters hair?

I heard bad thing about the Fruit of the Earth bad at Walmart and noticed that it contains Aloe and a whole of other things.

I wanted to get as close to pure aloe as possible so I began using George's Aloe Vera gel from

It contains aloe, carbomer (thickener) and methylparabens (preservative).

I use it after a wash, detangle, leave-in, and moisture routine.

I put it in my hair while damn if I plan to wear a chunky puff. I apply it thoroughly on to medium size sections and two-strand to allow to stretch and air dry.

If doing two-strands, I apply to each section I plan to twist.

I also use it to slick for puffs.

It's made a world of a difference in my hair. It has become so much easier to handle.

The stuff is so good that I've got to the point where I order 3 bottles at a time.

You can get $5 off the first order with coupon code CAR231.

Oh yeah, I also meant to ask, have you tried coconut oil? I read great thing about it for scalp care.

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Cnapptural said...

"I'm in my 30's and just NOW learning how to take care of my OWN hair."

I know how you feel! And I've been natural for a long time.

I got Chicoro's book and I love it! I wish I had seen her trimming advice BEFORE I trimmed my hair this last time!

I'm not going to follow her advice to the letter - I won't use conditioner - but I'll come as close as possible!

She does have a gorgeous head of hair and it makes me believe I can actually grow my own head of long healthy hair.