Growth Update!
Monday, February 08, 2010 | 6 comments

It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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For the first time in our two years on the web, we are having an open discussion where you can ask ANYTHING hair related! We know a lot of people have questions but wait until we post something similar to what they want to know. If this goes well, we'll continue it!


Ask us anything hair related! And feel free to respond to other users' questions!




19 comments

Aquila says
April 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Hi, currently, I am transitioning my hair from relaxed to natural via wash & presses (pressing new growth only). Has anyone else tried this method? If so, what was your experience?

HauteHairGurl says
April 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Hey Aquila,
I did this year before last to transition to natural. As a matter of fact, I NEVER wore my hair out natural I always had it pressed. I didn't experience any breakage or problems from doing this and I would get a small trim every couple of visits until there was no more relaxed hair left. I would say to be sure to keep your moisture up and to beware of how often you are getting your presses done. Too much high heat can cause damage so use a heat protectant. Make sure to nuture and baby your hair during this time because it's at its most fragile state going through transition.
*Note: I'm transitioning again but still on the fence about using heat. I don't have enough new growth for it to really be a problem (6 weeks post) and I just got my hair flat-ironed. I will say that since I haven't been using direct heat sparingly or not at all, I am seeing that my hair is growing.

Anonymous says
April 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Good morning Aquila,
I'm actually transitioning (once again), but have chosen to do curly styles instead of pressing. One thing you MUST remember is that the line of demarcation is soooo delicate, and your hair can and will break off if too much heat is applied on a regular basis. I know what I'm talking about!!
My advice to you is to keep the presses to 1-2 times and month, and perhaps alternate with a roller or rod set. Don't forget about the regular trims, too. This will help to disguise your relaxed ends and new growth, and it will keep your mind off of the transitioning (smile). It can get hard sometimes and you'll want to revert back to that relaxer!!
But here's wishing you a happy and healthy hair journey! Good luck and stay strong!!

CaliGirl says
April 28, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Im trying to find a good spray leave in conditioner, I use KCCC and I dont like the spritz from the line, I need something to freshen up my hair throughout the day when it gets hot, PS CA hot is desert dry hot not humid, Any sugestions?

Belle Cheveux says
April 28, 2009 at 5:01 PM

@ Caligirl You can use rosewater mixed with aloe vera juice, Oyin Greg Juice, or any conditioner diluted with water. And of course, distilled water is great too.

HauteHairGurl says
April 28, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Hello All,
I recently had a major set back and now have an extremely thin/mostly gone hairline. How can I style my hair and not stress/hide my hairline? If anyone has any pics, that would be great too! Also, would roller setting and then wrapping or cross wrapping my hair still stress my hairline?

Loved_by_Him says
April 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Does anyone know of any good heat protectant (sp)? I used my flat iron maybe twice this year but I like to use it as an option to straighten my hair.TIA.

Belle Cheveux says
April 28, 2009 at 10:47 PM

@ HauteHairGirl Have you considered a sew in with the front left out? I did a wet & wavy sew-in earlier this year with my hairline left out and there was no stress on it and the growth was great.

Belle Cheveux says
April 28, 2009 at 11:07 PM

@ Loved_by_Him Have you tried Sabino Moisture Block? Redken Smooth Glide? or IC Fantasia Heat Protectant Serum? Those are really good serums!

Aquila says
April 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Thanks Ladies for your comments!

Loved_by_Him says
April 30, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Thanks Belle Cheveux. I have searched and searched for Sabino Moisture block. No one carries it heree. I will try Redkin Smooth Glide. I will also look into IC Fantasia Heat Protectant Serum. Thanks again!

eglass says
April 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent my natural hair from getting puffy after working out? I use to wrap it and wear a scarf, but the front and back always puffed up. I don't want to use a flat-iron everyday, so any gym regimens you have, would be great.

Belle Cheveux says
May 2, 2009 at 2:28 AM

@ eglass How do you wear your hair when you work-out? What do you do after working out?

HauteHairGurl says
May 2, 2009 at 7:47 PM

How is everyone wearing their hair to work? Does anyone have any pics of their "corporate hair"?

Belle Cheveux says
May 2, 2009 at 10:22 PM

@ HauteHairGurl I'm wearing twist extensions and for work, it's usually tied back into a bun.

eglass says
May 3, 2009 at 3:11 AM

@ Belle Cheveux

I either wrap it and put a scarf or brush it into a bun. Afterwards, I usually try to wear it down or sideswept. I try to limit putting ponytail holders in my hair as they tend to break my hair off in the back.

Thanks,

Ebony

Loved_by_Him says
May 3, 2009 at 11:36 PM

@HauteHairGurl currently I have my hair braided (corn rows, no extensions)into a pony tail. I then have a bun that I put at the end of my hair. I don't know how to post pictures here.

wun sexii kat says
May 4, 2009 at 2:54 PM

I recently just BCed my hair. Now I'm really tender headed so the easiest way for me to maintain my hair is to wash and style it. Of course, washing hair everyday can dry it out. Are there any shampoo and conditioners that would allow me to wash my hair on a daily basis?

Belle Cheveux says
May 4, 2009 at 6:37 PM

@ wun sexii kat Both Blended Beauty and CURLS have cleansers that can be used daily. I have the Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo still left over and it's a great hair cleanser. So is the CURLS. As for conditioners, Aussie Moist Conditioner and Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner are great for everyday use.

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