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HI GUYS! Long time no see.

August 25 2011 at 10:51 AM

Shelly  (Login lady_shelly1)

Wow! It's good to be back. It's nice to see a few old friends and a few new ones as well. For those of you that don't know me yet, it nice to meet you. For the rest of you, it's good to see you again.

My hair is doing great. It is now 38" long and as healthy as ever. My routine has changed quite a bit due to the changes in my life. Now my routine is as follows:

I CWC once maybe twice weekly. I pampered it once weekly with a hot oil treatment and 2 deep conditioning treatments. In more detail:

If I wash it twice in one week, I will CWC usually on Tuesday or Wednesday while taking a shower while bending over at the waist with my hair in front. Then every Thursday or Friday I will heavily oil and let it stay in there until Saturday. Every Saturday, before washing the oil out, I will put a shower cap over my heavily oiled hair and sit with a heating pad over it for about 10 to 20 minutes making sure the whole head gets the heat for a wonderful hot oil treatment. Once I'm done with that I'll go in the kitchen, bend over at the waist, and comb my hair in front making sure there are no tangles. Once it is good and detangled I will put my normal conditioner throughout my hair. After I get the conditioner throughout, I will apply shampoo to my scalp only. During all that, the water doesn't touch my hair. After I get my scalp good and shampooed I rinse it all out all at once. Then I condition it with my normal conditioner again and rinse that out. After that I will apply the first of the 2 deep conditioning treatments, put the shower cap on, and sit under the heating pad for about 10 to 20 minutes. After the time is up I rinse that out and apply the second of the deep conditioning treatments, put the shower cap back on, and sit under the heating pad for 20 to 30 minutes. I rinse that time with the coldest water my head can possibly tolerate to close the shafts and have that wonderful shine.

That pretty much does it for my routine. I do keep it in a bun or something most of the time.

It's good to see you all and I'll be here a lot more often. I'll get updated pics posted as soon as I can.

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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elvea rose
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Hi Shelly!

August 25 2011, 10:55 AM 

Look forward to pics! Good to see you again too!

elvea rose
1c / ultra fine / i
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"...like the soft light of the moon,
silvering over the evening of life."

~a quote by Johann Paul Friedrich Richter


My hopes ~
Tresses to my hips and mock faerie-tale endings,
but what I need is a hefty dose of patience... and tyme!

And this is why...
June '07~ my last color enhancement treatment
March '09~ 23" all natural tresses
December '09~ 26" **first goal**
August '10 to May '11~ 28" **unwittingly kept there**
August '11~ 29.5"

Second goal... 30 inches
Third is 33 inches
Lastly... to tag bcl

 
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Shelly
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Hi elvea

August 25 2011, 10:58 AM 

Your hair is looking great! Look at those beautiful curls!

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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elvea rose
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Thank you!

August 25 2011, 1:08 PM 

Time for a new siggie pic because that one is old!

 
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Misty
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*Hello*

August 25 2011, 11:11 AM 

Hi Shelly...nice to meet you!

Looking forward to some pics! happy.gif

~Misty

Joined 8/26/2010

Hair Length: 34.25" (when left curly)
35.50" (when straightened out)

Hair Type: 3cnii
Naturally curly

Goal Length: We'll see how long it will get!

Main Goal: To have my hair be healthy and long

***One hair on the head is worth two in the brush***

Please visit my Etsy shop:http://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverHeelsTradingCo
My Website:http://hotrodangel.webs.com/

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Shelly
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Nice to meet you Misty

August 25 2011, 11:14 AM 

Your hair is beautiful. I love some of the styles in your signature.

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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Misty
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:)

August 26 2011, 11:15 AM 

Thanks Shelly....I'm not as talented as some of the ladies here, but I give it my best shot!

Hope to see you around! happy.gif

~Misty

Joined 8/26/2010

Hair Length: 34.25" (when left curly)
35.50" (when straightened out)

Hair Type: 3cnii
Naturally curly

Goal Length: We'll see how long it will get!

Main Goal: To have my hair be healthy and long

***One hair on the head is worth two in the brush***

Please visit my Etsy shop:http://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverHeelsTradingCo
My Website:http://hotrodangel.webs.com/

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Shelly
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You just don't give yourself enough credit.

August 26 2011, 11:42 AM 

You definitely under estimate yourself and your hair styling abilities. I'll have to get more pics of my styles along with the instructions from my old site. You could probably do more with your hair than you think you can.:D

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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lacemitts
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Welcome Back!

August 25 2011, 1:07 PM 

Looking forward to those photos!






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1AFii
Hair: All natural dark brown and silver.
Washing: Twice a week, scalp wash, with letting shampoo run through length. Condition from ears on down. Cold as I can stand it final rinse.
Shampoo/Conditioner:Aubrey's Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo and Conditioner. Nature's Gate Organics Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner.
Comb and Tangle Teezer.
Kind Regards,
lacemitts

 
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Shelly
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I had to come back.

August 25 2011, 3:31 PM 

I missed the long hair boards, I missed posting, I missed my friends. Lol.

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????


    
This message has been edited by lady_shelly1 on Aug 25, 2011 4:55 PM


 
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Ohtawen
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Hi Shelly!

August 25 2011, 3:57 PM 

Nice to meet you happy.gif Now that you came back, I hope you will stay, so we can hang out. Your hair sounds wonderful. Can't wait to see the pics!


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Hair type: 2b/M/C/iii
Current length: classic
Primary goal: thickening the ends

Hair journal:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/663765

Routine:
- NW/SO on the scalp, with periodical length
washes (Alverde birke-salbei shampoo for the length)
- brushing, scritching, preening and massaging daily
- occasional S&D trims
- trimming the ends whenever they start looking funny

 
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Shelly
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Hi ohtawen

August 25 2011, 4:13 PM 

Your hair is gorgeous. It's gotten so much longer. How much does it grow monthly?

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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Ohtawen
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Why thank you :)

August 25 2011, 4:35 PM 

That's so sweet of you, Shelly! Well, my overall growth was rather erratic for the past year... but I'd say that if I'm not experiencing a stall, then my hair grows somewhere between 1 and 2 centimeters. Not very much, but that's why we put our hair up? Not to obsess about the length wink.gif


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Hair type: 2b/M/C/iii
Current length: classic
Primary goal: thickening the ends

Hair journal:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/663765

Routine:
- NW/SO on the scalp, with periodical length
washes (Alverde birke-salbei shampoo for the length)
- brushing, scritching, preening and massaging daily
- occasional S&D trims
- trimming the ends whenever they start looking funny

 
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Shelly
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I can understand not being too obsessed with length.

August 25 2011, 4:53 PM 

I maintained mine at tailbone length for 3 years trying to get the ends to thickening up a little bit. It didn't help like I was hoping but that's ok. I learned that no matter how long I maintain one length, my ends will never look very thick at all so now I'm back to the growing and I've learned to accept my ends the way they are. As long as I keep them healthy, that's all that really matters.

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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Ohtawen
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Yes

August 25 2011, 5:00 PM 

good, gentle care always helps happy.gif Besides, fairytale ends are very pretty. My hair likes to clump into waves, so the overall look is of fairytale ends. I suspect that your hair behaves similarly, being 3a?


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Hair type: 2b/M/C/iii
Current length: classic
Primary goal: thickening the ends

Hair journal:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/663765

Routine:
- NW/SO on the scalp, with periodical length
washes (Alverde birke-salbei shampoo for the length)
- brushing, scritching, preening and massaging daily
- occasional S&D trims
- trimming the ends whenever they start looking funny

 
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Shelly
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Yes. Very much so.

August 25 2011, 5:33 PM 

It's ok though. It's healthy and growing again so that's all that matters to me right now.

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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Maria
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Hi!

August 26 2011, 2:06 AM 

It's nice to "see" you again. I've been away myself for quite some time and it feels good to be back among friends here.

[linked image] cross made of my own and my mothers hair

1a/bFi

16/47/51

Routine:
Daily scalp wash with CV bars followed by ACV rince.
Deep conditioning once or twice a week.
Oiling with coconut and/or avocado oil when needed.

Horn combs and BBB brush.


 
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Shelly
(Login lady_shelly1)

Hi Maria

August 26 2011, 2:11 AM 

It's good to see you again too. It always nice to be among friends.

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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Nighean Ruadh
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Hello

August 26 2011, 10:40 AM 

Hi, Shelly. I was away from the Loom for a long while, too. happy.gif It's so nice to be back. This is such a great group of people!



~ Nighean Ruadh ~


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26.25/waist/tailbone


 
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Shelly
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Welcome back to you too.

August 26 2011, 10:47 AM 

They are some of the best people I know. happy.gif

Shelly
3aFi/ii
25.25/38/????

 
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