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inkd
January 23rd, 2012, 09:02 PM
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I think it would be a great idea to get as much of this precious information together as possible. So tell me, what is the best/most useful advice you've learned from TLHC?
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ETA: Okay, more than one, if you'd be so kind :D

gthlvrmx
January 23rd, 2012, 09:04 PM
Wear your hair up and buy yourself some spin pins. Conditioner is your friend!

Renate
January 23rd, 2012, 09:06 PM
Protect the lenght from the shampoo. It tottally changed my hair, I've always thought it was dry, but it is actually normal!

Long_hair_bear
January 23rd, 2012, 09:07 PM
The tangle teezer.... Best comb in the whole wide world suggested to me by diamond eyes!

einna
January 23rd, 2012, 09:28 PM
Just one? :D
Probably to be gentle with my hair! As in gentle products, protecting length from shampoo/pre wash treatments, gentle handling...

There, I managed to squeeze a few things in using an umbrella term, hehe.

Nedertane
January 23rd, 2012, 09:34 PM
OILING. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. :p

Diamond.Eyes
January 23rd, 2012, 09:36 PM
- Tangle Teezer
- To apply shea butter daily and nightly in between washes.
- To give Aubrey Organics a try.
- To give sleeping caps a try.
- I knew not to use heat pre-LHC, but I too would advise avoiding hot tools.

battles
January 23rd, 2012, 09:36 PM
Overnight deep treatments and leave ins.

Those along with henna have completely changed the condition of my hair.

jacqueline101
January 23rd, 2012, 10:38 PM
Oil is good and up dos are great. Hair care is wonderful necessary

mzBANGBANG
January 23rd, 2012, 10:42 PM
Braid waves > pin straight flat iron.

Funny how a little "alternative marketing" could change my perspective so drastically. I'll never go back!

uptosomeone
January 23rd, 2012, 10:53 PM
WEARING MY HAIR UP.

Closely followed by CWC.

Both things are staples now--without them I'd still be stuck at the infinitely ugly stage of hair-breaking-off-everywhere.

trolleypup
January 23rd, 2012, 10:58 PM
S&D

...and finding out that there are alternatives to S&C.

inkd
January 23rd, 2012, 11:47 PM
Protect the lenght from the shampoo. It tottally changed my hair, I've always thought it was dry, but it is actually normal!

:agree: I think this was mine too! That, or BBB.

javagrl
January 24th, 2012, 12:00 AM
It's almost impossible to pick just one but I would sayfinger combing BEFORE regular detangling. Does wonders for my fine, thin and fragile hair.

Vanille_
January 24th, 2012, 12:05 AM
Trying new things. Finding out that not all conditioners are the same.

jessa
January 24th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Clarify! and CWC

shikara
January 24th, 2012, 02:21 AM
For your own optimal hair health and growth, treat your hair with tlc, have stress coping skills, eat well, sure take supplements if you think you can use them but know what you are doing, dont be sedentary, what seems to work for many may not work for you, get good rest. Dont rub your freshly washed hair with a towel.(well, i actually knew some of these things before coming here;), gotta love cwc!

Andraste
January 24th, 2012, 02:22 AM
Yes! CWC! Works wonders

rapunzhell13
January 24th, 2012, 02:29 AM
You don't necessarily have to wash every single day. I used to wash my hair waaaaaaay too much, like up to twice a day. Now I only wash a couple times a week and my hair is very thankful. :)

Andraste
January 24th, 2012, 02:32 AM
Once or twice a week for me. It's visibly healthier.

fridgee
January 24th, 2012, 05:08 AM
Probably COing with an ACV rinse. Makes my hair so soft and shiny and non-frizzy and my scalp is happy :)

Closely followed by discovering the wonderful world of coconut oil.

Also not really advice, but learning there are so many different ways to wear you hair up that it doesn't have to be boring or ugly, but can be fun and flattering.

rock007junkie
January 24th, 2012, 07:31 AM
1. Keep hair oiled.
2. Moisturize my ends everyday.
3. Protective styles. Keep hair up most of the time to avoid mechanical damage.
4. Henna!!!!!
5. Use Neelibhrigadi oil for hair loss. It has saved my hair!! Thanks Roscata!

kanaka
January 24th, 2012, 07:34 AM
Wearing hair up and S&D:)

Fairlight63
January 24th, 2012, 07:50 AM
Oiling hair when hard to comb from tangles
CWC 2x a week
Sleep cap
wearing hair up most of the time
scalp massage

Lapin
January 24th, 2012, 08:06 AM
I'm cheating and saying TWO things!

#1: CWC with suplhate- and cone-free shampoo/conditioner. I am allergic to sulphates! My scalp is all healthy and happy, and so is my hair :) I honestly don't know if the no-cone has helped since I made a ton of changes at once, but my hair is looking better and better so I'm not going back.

#2. Hairsticks.
How to use, and where to buy: nightblooming, anafiassa, barefootmaiden, aliarose, the dang lhc swap board, gts, oh the unending list....

Amber_Maiden
January 24th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Stretching washes for healthier hair.

kittymallow
January 24th, 2012, 08:25 AM
To stop using heat is my number 1!!
started hennaing, and using other oils than the one from a salon, and understanding that salon "oils" actually is not an oil at all. ;P so the understanding of cones is maybe the word i am looking for:)

maria_tasha
January 24th, 2012, 08:53 AM
Overnight deep treatments and oils.

Anje
January 24th, 2012, 09:00 AM
CO washing for me. (For what it's worth, I wasn't using heat or colors, knew about henna, and all that. But I didn't know I could wash my hair without shampoo.)

Hypatia415
January 24th, 2012, 09:22 AM
CO washing! My hair is so much softer!

janeytilllie
January 25th, 2012, 08:49 PM
I think the Tangle Teezer Brush would be my number one best advice from LHC. It has helped me with less breakage, knots and feels good on the scalp.

Other good tips include
Silk pillowcase
Lots and lots of conditioner
Updos
Bun pins
Self trimming

marymonster
January 25th, 2012, 09:19 PM
OILING!
co-washing
sometimes you really do need to clarify :p
embrace your natural texture <3

PixxieStix
January 25th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Deep conditioning/oil treatments are your hairs best friend.
Detangling should be done before combing.
Oil shampoo, I would NEVER have found that without LHC. <3
Cold water rinses, can we say SHINY hair?! And so silky smooth too.
Silk pillowcases are heaven for sleeping on, for my face and hair.
And lastly, I do NOT have to get inches whacked off every time I go to a hairdresser, there is something called S&D and it works magic. Also, you can do microtrims, and a good hairdresser can do it on layers! :)

owlathena
January 25th, 2012, 10:25 PM
Oils and shampoo bars, no heat/dye

xHeather
January 25th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Definitely oiling my hair. Also, sulfate free shampoos.

hanne jensen
January 26th, 2012, 02:56 AM
The best advice gotten from LHC is benign neglect.

Safira
January 26th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Oiling
Henna
Panacea

Tota
January 26th, 2012, 06:38 AM
Tangle Teezer
You don't have to go to salon every 2 months.
Faye's self trim instructions.
ACV rinse.
Castor oil.

ETA: Actually, you don't have to go to the salon at all if you don't want to! Woohoo :cheese:

Hairwish
January 26th, 2012, 06:46 AM
Wear hair up.

Sushi144
January 26th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Like Hairwish, wear hair up !

I actually had most of the LHC advices from Loepsie. ^^ S&D, oiling, wide-toothed comb...

Sushi144
January 26th, 2012, 03:59 PM
I forgot : scalp massage !

Hollyfire3
January 26th, 2012, 04:04 PM
Keep calm, most problems are fixable and not permanent...
Detangle CAREFULLY, or else you risk breakage
Love you natural texture, even if it does mean poofy frizz sometimes, lol
Cassia is great for smoothing hair
Hair dressers aren't always right (not to bag on them but i had one tell me curly hair cannot be grown long and that my hair is permenatly screwed (said in response to protein overload that the stylist thought was major damage and unfixable breakage)
All around be nice to your hair!

BlondieHepburn
January 26th, 2012, 04:06 PM
CWC
Cold water rinse
Combing to detangle

BrightEyes
January 26th, 2012, 04:12 PM
*That I CAN grow my fine hair long (just need to find the patience to do it lol)
*That heat styling, round brushing, and backcombing was killing my hair
*Silk pillowcases
*Nightblooming Panacea (my abused hair LOVES the stuff)
*Pre-wash coconut oil treatments
*Stretching washes
*Caruso steam rollers
*Benign neglect is awesome:D
*That not every bit of advice on the LHC will work for my hair, and that's ok

I'm sure there is more that I'm not remembering at the moment

Red Rapunzel
January 26th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Best advice was to not cut my hair for "special occasions" (like I used to all my life). Instead, if necessary, I'd wear a wig - so I'd still have my long hair once the special event was over!
Next best advice was to just be patient and tough it out while growing past the shoulder length milestone - that once a little longer, the hair would stay over my back when put there.
Next best was to make a low bun so that hair draped in a flattering way at the sides of my face.
Next best was oiling my hair with jojoba or coconut oil and letting it dry naturally.

Littlewing13
January 26th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Oiling, leaving longer between washing, no conventional colour, satin pillowcase. Also S&D & 2012 no cut challenge!

However im only at the beginning of my journey & have many things to try such as:
sulfate free & cone free products
co wash
henna
once my hair is long enough (soon) Im dying to try putting it up with hairsticks, combs & other toys.

Before LHC I knew about no heat (but didnt exactly put it into practice), no bleach/lightening, Ive always combed my hair anyways as it just works better, shampooing scalp only.

blondyhead
January 26th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Only one!!
Thats so difficult, LHC has changed my life, it really has.

But i think oiling and being gentle on the hair

Thanks to everyone who shares their tips and tricks, i knew virtually nothing about hair before joining, now my hair has never felt so good, Thankyou!

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