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    My questions:

    Would henna do anything for my black hair other than pigment it? Will it condition it or something?

    If I wanted to experiment with silicones would it ruin my 10 years of sulfate and cone free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beha View Post
    If I wanted to experiment with silicones would it ruin my 10 years of sulfate and cone free?
    People who experience permanent, irreparable damage from silicones are few and far between. That is extremely unlikely. If it doesn't work for you, you can just wash them off wish a sulfate shampoo and go back to silicone and sulfate free.
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    Silicones are not a death sentence. As said above, quick sulfate wash, a deep condition if you're really concerned, and you'll be on your way.

    Henna might make your hair feel nicer, that really depends on the person. Color-wise the most you'll get is a red sheen. But a lot of people like how it makes their hair feel.
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    Henna might make your hair feel a bit thicker and a bit shinier.

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    Henna always gave me thicker, glossy, frizz-less hair, so I always sing its praises to anyone aware of what kind of commitment It Is

    Silicones are way less commitment, my hair does not like them but no hurt in trying.
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    Question from me: a friend told me their hair started growing a little quicker by crushing birth control pills into a powder then adding it to their shampoo will be curious to what you all think of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat View Post
    Question from me: a friend told me their hair started growing a little quicker by crushing birth control pills into a powder then adding it to their shampoo will be curious to what you all think of that
    Whoa, that was a new one! Never heard about that, and there's sometimes crazy things going on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat View Post
    Question from me: a friend told me their hair started growing a little quicker by crushing birth control pills into a powder then adding it to their shampoo will be curious to what you all think of that
    I would be afraid about side effects of something that isn't created to be used on hair and skin. At this point, why not assuming some simple hair growth pills? I mean, that kind of things should be safe.


    I was wandering about my 2a waves. I really like them but I noticed that if I use too much mask or if I don't use any styling product, the waves least less then a day. So, can hair be wavier because of dryness? My hair is bleached and damaged . Also with the stylers, the driest they make my hair, the most my waves are defined.
    Without styling products, with the days it becomes straighter but still in clamps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri-Chan View Post
    I was wandering about my 2a waves. I really like them but I noticed that if I use too much mask or if I don't use any styling product, the waves least less then a day. So, can hair be wavier because of dryness? My hair is bleached and damaged . Also with the stylers, the driest they make my hair, the most my waves are defined.
    Without styling products, with the days it becomes straighter but still in clamps.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bri-Chan View Post
    I was wandering about my 2a waves. I really like them but I noticed that if I use too much mask or if I don't use any styling product, the waves least less then a day. So, can hair be wavier because of dryness? My hair is bleached and damaged . Also with the stylers, the driest they make my hair, the most my waves are defined.
    Without styling products, with the days it becomes straighter but still in clamps.
    I am also 2a. My natural waves returned when my hairdresser removed a lot of weight and also damaged ends. Weight is antithetical to waves; perhaps the mask is adding too much weight, and perhaps this is why your hair looks wavier when it is dried out. Also my hair is wavier the first day thanks to the residual moisture from bathing; after a day the residual moisture is evaporated such enough that the texture of my hair is different.

    My conjecture is that you should find the right balance between moisture retention and weight. Consider a lighter mask or some other lighter product that still restores the health of your hair. Also look into the curly girl method and cherry pick some techniques that may help you achieve the waves you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beha View Post
    I am also 2a. My natural waves returned when my hairdresser removed a lot of weight and also damaged ends. Weight is antithetical to waves; perhaps the mask is adding too much weight, and perhaps this is why your hair looks wavier when it is dried out. Also my hair is wavier the first day thanks to the residual moisture from bathing; after a day the residual moisture is evaporated such enough that the texture of my hair is different.

    My conjecture is that you should find the right balance between moisture retention and weight. Consider a lighter mask or some other lighter product that still restores the health of your hair. Also look into the curly girl method and cherry pick some techniques that may help you achieve the waves you prefer.
    Ok I'll look for a lighter mask. I recently converted to WCC (conditioning twice) because I tried and for the first washes my waves looked stronger, but now not anynore (build up?). For sure the damage because of bleaching doesn't help. I don't know how much can the weight be guilty in my situation because my hair is very fine and I have a 3 inches ponytail.

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