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WIDE TOOTH COMB by Scunci

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HAIR MEASURING

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VIDEO showing how: JJJ Measuring and combing floor length hair


HAIR PRODUCTS PHOTO ALBUMS

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I plan to make a discontinued use of products album and tell the reasons why.


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 PRE CONDITIONING: I always put some sort of barrier on my hair before washing.Here are 3 ways:
I do one of these depending on how much time I have.
 
1. Coconut Oil on dry hair at least one hour before washing.
 
2. Coconut oil and conditioner mixed with water on dry hair. RECIPE & DIRECTIONS
 
3.Conditioner on wet hair from the ears down.(the quickest way)
This is a good way to use up those conditioners that are laying around!
Trying to protect the length by creating a barrier. These oils and conditioners rinse off with one shampoo and I don't
have any residue, just clean softer hair. I shampoo twice but avoid the length during the first shampoo,
 concentrating on the scalp area.( for more info see Shampoo section)
 
OILING: I mainly use Spectrum virgin unrefined coconut oil.PHOTO
More details on coconut oil HERE
 

When oiling, my hair is always dry so the coconut oil can penetrate. I NEVER put oil on my scalp!
 I only put oil on the length from ears down, concentrating on the ends.  
I don't over oil or use a lot. I want to be able to rinse the bulk of it out easily and quickly.

I also use Jojoba oil to add shine and to tame my hair after washing and drying.PHOTO
Only 1 or 2 drops of jojoba oil in palm of hands on dry hair.(use for makeup removal too)

Some oils, like olive are hard to rinse out because it is a very heavy oil.I tried it a few times.
(make sure your olive oil is REAL. Recent tests showed fake olive oil!)  read about it HERE
 
OILING BETWEEN SHAMPOOS: I use smaller amounts of coconut oil and concentrate on the ends.
I mostly do this in the winter when the air is dry.Controls static too.

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When I started my longer hair journey in 2005 (hair tail bone length/36") I learned to wash much less
( advice from a long hair specialist ) and try stretching washes to once a week.
Since 2005, I have washed my hair once a week. (for years I washed twice a week) Washing less meant less stripping
of the natural oils and less wear and tear from combing, drying and handling in general.
The best thing for your hair is actually your own natural oils!

SmileI went from washing it 104 times a year to 52 times a year! See the washing poll HERE
It took some getting used too! Sometimes I wash sooner, 5 days if I have too and
sometimes I wash every 8th or 9th day but never longer than 10 days! (10 days is rare) It all evens out!

red HERE IS AN ARTICLE I MADE A COUPLE YEARS AGO -Do's and Dont's/Tips

I pre condition the length every time to create a barrier.(see info in pre conditioning)
I shampoo twice, but only allow the shampoo to run down the length ONCE during the 2nd shampoo.
I never scrub the length or pile it on my head, I just leave it hanging down.
I wash my hair in the shower and simply lean over and concentrate on the scalp area during the first shampoo.
 I use warmer water for the 1st shampoo and cooler for the 2nd shampoo.
I always use a shower water filter now and this has helped so much with detangling! PHOTO


 
SHAMPOO BRANDS:My favorite right now (since 2013) cherryBG  is Organix Cherry Blossom Ginseng. PHOTO
I use a couple others once in a while from this line including the Organix Macadamia Oil Shampoo PHOTO and the Organix Keratin

Oil Shampoo PHOTO and Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo PHOTO (2010-2012)

I avoid SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) or SLES (sodium laureth sulfate) surfactants/foaming agents that strip oil and are
harsh on scalp and dry out hair.(check the label for ingredients) 
No animal testing with Organix line.
These are not "Organic" or chemical free.
I tried organic shampoo like Jason & Avalon Organics brands but couldnt handle the smell Frown

DILUTE SHAMPOO! I have been diluting my shampoo with purified water since about 2013.
I mix 20% shampoo into 80% water in a big empty shampoo bottle.
This helps distribute the shampoo and I tend to use less. Shake it up before use. I make enough for 2-3 shampoos.
 
DRY SHAMPOO:I started using dry shampoo in 2013. I tried many kinds and my favorite is Batiste PHOTO
My hair starts to get a bit oily on day 4 and this is when I sometimes use dry shampoo.
Batiste uses rice starch where most others use aluminum starch! LOVE IT!

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I use conditioner after every shampoo. My hair loves silicones and I need them for combing out my hair when wet.
I rinse out the shampoo and squeeze out as much water as possible. Now I get my Neutrogena triple moisture
daily deep conditioner (my new favorite and the best I have ever used for tangles) PHOTO
I put a generous amount on from the ears down and clip it up for 5 minutes.
I rinse it with cool/warm water and only for 15-20 seconds leaving some in my hair.
My hair feels so slick and soft and its not hard to comb out.
I hardly ever use the matching conditioner that goes with the shampoo!

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Using silicone "cones"  has been so important in minimizing damage from detangling. I stay away from coney serums.
Those suffocate the hair in my opinion. I only use a wide tooth comb to detangle.I use T-Shirts to put my hair up
 and soak up some water before I comb, but only for a couple minutes, I need my hair to be very
wet when I comb it out with my wide tooth comb.(never a brush) Once in a while I comb it in the shower with conditioner in.

SmileTRANSLATE THIS PAGE! Click HERE

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deep cond



 Nexxus Large Photo jar I love this product!  Detailed DIRECTIONS
Look for the JAR, Not the thinner regular Nexxus conditioner in the bottle!

blue USE A CLARIFYING SHAMPOO BEFORE USING ANY DEEP TREATMENT!
Deep treatments are more expensive and you want the full benefit!
This insures the best results since the product can't penetrate hair if there is a buildup of silicone or hair products.I use Neutrogena anti residue Shampoo (strong-a little goes a long way) PHOTO or Suave clarifying shampoo PHOTO or any shampoo with harsh sulfates!
(Harsh sulfates: SLS,SLES,ALS) I never use baking soda or vinegar!

How often? This varies with the seasons. In the winter I use it every 3-4 weeks and in the summer I do 5-6 weeks.
OR if my hair seems like it needs it. Nexxus is a little more expensive at $14-$18 a jar.
 (Nexxus is my favorite so far and it really is worth the money!)
The heat cap(Mastex Brand) opens the hair cuticle for deeper conditioning PHOTO
Sometimes I am lazy just leave deep conditioner on without the cap, wrapped in a towel.
Other deep Conditioners I use sometimes are:
L'OREAL Natures Therapy Mega Strength-(Sally's Beauty $12) PHOTO
Nuetrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Mask (less expensive $6-$8) PHOTO

I have a couple more deep treatments I want to try...
Matrix  Biolage Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Balm( very pricey $25+)
and Miracle 7 link from Sally's Beauty
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UPDATE! I TRIED THE MIRACLE 7 and loved it! MY REVIEW

I will let you know how I liked these and if they were worth the money.

Deep conditioning is a very important part of my hair care!




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COMBING: I use a wide tooth comb 99% of the time and I really love WTC (wide tooth combs)
I have tries several brands and my favorite brands are: MADORA/George Michael # 116 ,Scunci (discontinued),HairSense #210 and Swissco brand. My COMB collection can be seen in this PHOTO ALBUM.
I always comb wet hair and never brush PHOTO Hair is fragile when wet and it stretches.
Inspect combs for seams and sharp edges.
I like combs better with no handle, although I have some of each.
Links to favorite combs:
Madora/George Michael       Hair Sense (bakelite combs )     Swissco

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spinI avoid combs made of horn or bone.

BRUSHING: Since 2005 the only brush I used was a Boar Bristle Brush (BBB)
but... hardly used one at all until 2010 although I had 2 brushes.
I only used a wide tooth comb for nearly 5 years! (this shocked them at the salon lol)
This changed in 2009/2010 when I went to a long hair salon (George Michael Salon) and the use of a BBB was explained and  emphasized to me by them and also a hair expert friend I know online who worked under George Michael. BBB distributes the oils and smoothes the hair unlike anything. It is also wonderful for scalp stimulation.( My GM BBB PHOTO ) Bend at the waist and brush 50 strokes.
(work your way up from 10) I brushed it for a while, but as my hair grew to extreme lengths it became harder to go
from scalp to tips in one stroke!
Stopping halfway creates tangles,so I had to stop for nowUndecided
Until I trim my hair back quite a bit, I am only able to brush part of the length while holding it.
I do notice that doing this smoothes the hair and helps remove lint that causes knots!
YES, lint and dust creates knots! This is one problem with adding oil to the hair, it attracts dust and lint!
Plus I only wash weekly so I must BBB the length more often! I wear hair up daily too!
The BBB is wonderful  for removing dust & lint.I have a softer bristle brush for this purpose.
Most of the time I can SEE the lint/dust ball in the center of the knot.
I actually have a photo for you HERE Surprised

I have tried the Tangle Teezer and I just dont like it.PHOTO Maybe my hair is just too long for it because it doesn't work at all. Plus the noise it makes is terrible and I just can't get used to that ripping sound. I gave mine to a short hair family member, they love it.
BBB are not hard to find in stores since they have become more popular.
I like to examine it and feel the stiffness of the bristles. BBB is not for everyone.
If you have very fine hair or curly hair, be very careful!

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Links to help you! 
 
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SHORTER HAIR?
Please visit Faye's self trimming page for directions on trimming shorter hair ( Mid back/BSL/waist length) She also has directions for several cuts like rounded and v shape with photos to help you.
 
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WAIST LENGTH/Hip length hair self trim:
"Le Jardin d'Isa et No"
V, U and straight cut instructions with photos.





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WARNING TO OLIVE OIL USERS: 69% is fake! Article!
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  OIL INFO-VIDEOS:
Jojoba,Sweet almond,Grape seed,Avacado, Vitamin E,Coconut
 
Personally, I prefer Jojoba &  Coconut oil.
unrefined/organic oils only
(but I never apply oil to my scalp!)


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  Everyones hair reacts differently to different products. What works for one, may not work for another. Everyone has their own specific needs for their hair type.
Depending on your hair care routine, you need to adjust and experiment as to what works FOR YOU!
Please keep that in mind!
Posted here is what works FOR ME because so many of you wondered! I try to keep my routine very basic with few products.

Thanks for reading! JJJ




 
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REACHED ANKLE!
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My hair care has WORKED! I was able to reach ANKLE LENGTH!
Here are photos of 2 ways at 68". Which one do you like best?

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