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December 5th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Hi all,

Reading the forums and i am a little overwhelmed by the information provided.

Anyone got any basics on the products i should be using ie. shampoo and conditioner. I have loads of variations at home but not sure about this cones malarchy.

Any help or guidance to a missed post would be much appreciated.


December 5th, 2009, 10:52 AM
Welcome alamaya! :)
Being a newbie myself, this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=39) helped me a lot at the beginning. I hope that helps!
As for the cones, you should not worry yet about it if it works fine for you right now. After a month and a half integrating minor changes suggested here in my routine, I'm trying to quit using them, and right now, I'm having a pretty bad time, so that shouln't be your no. 1 priority at this point! Try CWC first.
Hope that helps! ;)

December 5th, 2009, 10:57 AM

Thank you so much for guiding me here.


December 5th, 2009, 11:18 AM
Hi Sarah, and welcome!!

That IS a great article, isn't it? I think it sums it up perfectly.

December 5th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Hi Sarah--I'm pretty new here, too, and I was similarly overwhelmed by the amount of information on here when I started. I found the "Articles" section to be pretty helpful, also, if you click in "The 'Mane' Forum" up at the top there is a thread called "Link to VITs (Very Important Threads)". I would start there for a while! :)

Articles section:

Very Important Threads section:

December 5th, 2009, 11:35 AM
can i just ask do people wash their hair in bath water or is that a big no no.

Just thinking of all the product in there, that cant be good.

December 6th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I guess it depends on the product you put into the water, and on your hair/scalp. I try to use mild products and I put oil or a conditioner on the length as a protection.

December 6th, 2009, 03:41 PM
I rarely take baths, but I personally prefer to do a final rinse under the shower to get the conditioner out when I do. That way, if there's any soap in the water (which there probably is), it isn't being left on my hair.