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6 of the Most Ridiculous Pieces of Natural Hair Advice

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By Gabrielle of Strawberricurls.com

I have been doing this natural hair thing for a long time now. In the midst of this, I have come across some of the most absurd natural hair tips in existence today. Some of it I am completely floored by. I want my hair to retain my length just as much as the next natural but man some of this stuff is just…

1. Breast milk for hair growth There are some tips that I will give the benefit of the doubt and there are some natural hair tips that leave me with so many unanswered questions. Where am I getting the breast milk for? Who’s providing it? How did you come about trying this? How long did you do this to prove if it worked or not? I’m so good on this.

2. Monistat for hair growth ~flips table~ You have got to be kidding me. This is one of those natural hair tips that you won’t EVER catch me trying out. Do you know what Monistat was made for!? No, I’m beyond straight on this because you have to be given several seats for this suggestion. Again, so many questions….

3. Mineral oil‐based hair grease Yes, I said it: grease. I say this because if you knew the origins of hair grease and how we came about using it, you would think it’s absurd to. It basically came from slavery because slaves had to use what was on hand to do their hair. So they used oil that chicken was fried in, oil from cars, just about anything, and these practices were carried over to their children.

4. Don’t wash your natural hair too often because it won’t grow ~hits the floor~ Can I execute somebody for this statement? You want to know the truth? I washed my hair every . single . day after my big chop. It was so easy! I would use conditioner and olive oil to wash my hair and it was always moisturized and it grew like crazy!

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Ladies, what’s the most ridiculous piece of natural hair advice you’ve heard or received?

Gabrielle is the creator of Strawberricurls.com. Follow her on Instagram @strawberricurls.

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silkynaps
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silkynaps

I guess I’ve been reading hair blogs too long because I find most of these new‐fangled hair practices to be a little ridiculous. As a kid…while my hair was under my mother’s care, I only ever had Suave Strawberry conditioner and olive oil on my hair. At its height, my hair touched my butt. Of course, once I took over the management of my hair, I did all sort of ridiculous things. I’ve had long hair, short hair, and all lengths in between. For some of the things I did, it’s amazing that I didn’t go completely bald. At the… Read more »

JENNID
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JENNID

Uh before there were commercial formulated conditioners women used such homemade remedies such as eggs, Mayo and avacado to soften their hair and give it shine. Using food based products is not new but super super old school! Those were the original conditioners for the hair. Every country including many on the continent of Africa use food based remedies to care for the hair.

Ruth
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Ruth

Agreed, Jennid. In fact, where I’m from many people used household butter on their hair since forever.

silkynaps
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silkynaps

Once upon a time, people pulled out a tooth if it hurt, used leeches to suck illnesses out of their bodies, and used heroin as a cough suppressant. Thank God for modern medicine and science, right?

Of course, if you can’t achieve your hair goals without putting food in your hair, then, by all means, continue to do so. However, hair is dead and those are just superficial, temporary results. The health of your hair is more likely to be impacted if you eat the avocado vs. mashing it into your hair.

Leslie
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Leslie

@silkynaps so modern science should replace organic options. That’s why we eat processed food and feed our animals with growth aids to make them fatter. It’s not as if it is unsafe to put avocado on your hair. And it’s funny that you think it’s absurd to put a fruit (or is it a veggie) on your hair but your a ok to put products with shit loads of chemicals on your hair. So what do you thInknof organic products or products that claim to have foods such as carrots in them. Is it now okay because it’s a company… Read more »

silkynaps
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silkynaps

I just think it is ridiculous to put food in my hair. You may put whatever you like in your hair. The conditioner I use happens to made by a Black‐owned company and it incorporates organic ingredients. I use it to cleanse, condition, and style my hair every other day. I find it more practical than using an avocado to cleanse, condition, and style my hair. It was not my intention to offend the Avocado Growers’ Union of the World. I have nothing against avocados. I think they are delicious. I also think carrots are delicious, but I would not… Read more »

amy
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amy

@silky naps. A lot of these cosmetic products were inspired by resources that came from the ground. Eyeliners, lipsticks, conditioners, etc all started out as what came from the ground. Think Yes to CUCUMBERS/CARROTS. That is why nature is so good, it provides us with what we need internally and externally. I use Tresemme Naturals with aloe and AVOCADO, lipsticks made with COCONUT oil, shampoos made with oils, all of these products contain ingredients that are edible. Look at the cosmetic products you are using…are they 100% free of edible ingredients??

jnkj
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jnkj

Sweetie calm down. You don’t seem as smart as you think you are, you’re arguing over the internet over a non‐issue. Chill. Good grief.

Inonge
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Inonge

Thank you for thinking about the starving children. But I think its safe to put mayo, egg and avocado in your hair.Avocados grow like crazy in Zambia and eggs are always available.I don’t think we need the mayo though. I live in Zambia and put all those things in my hair, except mayo (too expensive) , because they are in abundance and work great on my hair. Though I only use avocados when in season.

LBell
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LBell

Not to derail the subject too much but *sigh* I love avocados and I WISH I lived someplace where they grew like crazy. I’m guessing they’re super‐cheap in Zambia too…Unfortunately I live in one of the colder US states and as such any avocados that come into my house are going INTO my body. Even if I did have the money to wash avocado down the drain, I wouldn’t do it. Eggs are always available here too but they too go into my body, not on it. Mayonnaise on the other hand…my mom used to use mayonnaise as our hair… Read more »

Inonge
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Inonge

Avocados are not really cheap ( k6 = $1) for one..They are easy to find my grandma has three trees in her yard and if she gives us a bucket of them .I would put some in my hair if she gives us four or five my mom would not dare let me..

mercy
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mercy

When I read the africa commment I was like whaaaat?! #smdh. You’re so right Inonge, avo is in abundance and its dirt cheap here in zambia,I personally have two trees in my yard, so why the hell not? 😀

cacey
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cacey

lucky.

BeautyIAM
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BeautyIAM

“Not to say that mashing an avocado, slathering mayonnaise, and cracking an egg over your hair is pointless…but I kinda think it is. There are children starving in Africa that would love to eat that avocado, mayonnaise, and egg sandwich.” I was able to make a homemade concoction of eggs, olive oil, avocado, and yogurt to create a conditioner. And guess what?? It worked WONDERS! My hair was amazingly soft. I didn’t have to run out the house to get a conditioner my absent‐minded behind for got to buy 😀 For you, it may be pointless, but for others like… Read more »

Adrienne
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Adrienne

I don’t think she was being judgmental. She was just stating her opinion. For her, she’s able to retain length using just conditioner and oil (as am I). So in her opinion it’s a waste of time to be applying food to her hair when the conditioner/oil mix works just as well. I used to apply a banana mixture in my hair and it worked WONDERS. But I get similar results with a just using my regular conditioner as a deep conditioner and just calling it a day

nikki
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nikki

she was saying that its not a waste of time if you want to do it for yourself but its a waste of time for her because she’s not interested. you can pick and choose the practices you want to do on your healthy hair journey. not everyone pre‐poos, does over night deep conditioning, makes homemade products. and there is a point to eating the avocados and getting the same benefits because not only are you eating the healthy fats that will benefit your hair, but the other nutrients in it will benefit the whole body.

silkynaps
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silkynaps

Yeah…but I picture starving children in Africa as being more appreciative. If you offered a starving American child an avocado, he’d probably say, “I don’t eat green food…do you have some chocolate?”

Oops
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Oops

And as an African, yes there are starving children in Africa……just like there are starving children in America.

No where near the same severity. When’s the last time a famine wiped out thousands of Americans?

Hansy
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Hansy

I have to disagree with you. In my own experience with my hair, homemade conditioners work a lot better than store bought. I don’t why but that’s just the way my hair is. Favorite conditioner for my hair? Banana, coconut milk, yogurt and honey.

afield
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afield

Yogurt? Just like plain yogurt from the refrigerated section in a store? I’ve never heard or thought of that one, but am interested by it

Nicole
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Nicole

It’s pointless as opposed to what? Buying a conditioner with parabins and other things that I may not want to add to my hair? All of the resources used to make that store bought “regular conditioner” (What?) could go towards something more useful in general for starving children in Africa. I don’t think you really considered what you were actually saying. Making your own hair conditioner is not pointless as opposed to store bought conditioner anymore than buying fabric and sewing your own clothing would be as opposed to buying them off of a rack at Macy’s.

luminous
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luminous

Food works sooo much better in my hair than conditioner. It’s also cheaper and probably better for the environment too.

Khanyi
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Khanyi

Oh so I figure out that you export mayonnaise, eggs and avocado to starving Africana as an African I am TOTALLY offended at that!Whats wrong with you its not that bad as they show you in Africa not bad than any other place that has issues, enough with the generalisations.…Im yet to see an African who will survive on MAyonnaise MXXXXXm whisping my teeth like we know how3 Ignorance if you are black do yourself a FAVOUR ..dust your passport and take a trip to where you came from you will be surprised.

Khanyi
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Khanyi

By the way Avocados are as common as dust in Africa any POOR soul can have them hahhahaha and eggs unless chickens are indigenous to America even in the village my granny has enough eggs to even let them rot..What we may not have are your fancy commercialized products so if The avocado and Banana does why not? .…by the way these same foods are processed and mixed in hair products in the end you are still consuming one poor avocado…I’m not bothered by what you use or not but CHEAPLY thinking Africans need eggs and avos for their hunger.DUUUUUHHHH!

Song
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Song

Why are people (who claim to be African) referring to the continent as though it were one country? Avocados are not common all over the continent. The fact that you have them in your country/region doesn’t make you the expert on everywhere else.

deyna
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deyna

I’m going to play the devil’s advocate and say that the original commenter generalized the entire continent and they wished to educate her on “what is and what is not”

mer-pal
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mer-pal

I remember one article on this site that said that the water left from boiling beans could be used as a natural shampoo. Weird.

Anyways, I feel that many bloggers make out natural hair to be so much more work than it really needs to be. Does one really need to condition ANDdeep condition in the same day? Or have 8 hour wash days? I went natural because I DON’T my life to revolve around my hair.

MommieDearest
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MommieDearest

” I went natural because I DON’T my life to revolve around my hair.” Me too!! I couldn’t stand being held hostage by my hair when I was getting it relaxed. I had to schedule vacations and certain outdoor activities around my hair appointments. Ain’t nobody got time for that! LOL. My hair is long, thick and coarse, and it took me a minute to develop a hair care system that works for me. But once I figured it out, I’ve been able to live my life and not let my hair get in the way. I honestly think people… Read more »

BeautyIAM
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BeautyIAM

I feel that many bloggers make out natural hair to be so much more work than it really needs to be.”

Well, if its their hair, how would you know that they are making more work for themselves? If that routine WORKS for them, why question what they are doing? I see people with regimens that are too tasking for me. But if it works for them, I’m not going to knock what they are doing.

mer-pal
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mer-pal

I wasn’t knocking them. It’s just that I was beginning to feel that having coily hair would doom me to a life that must be scheduled around my hair appointments.

LBell
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LBell

Yep…and can we be really real? A lot of black folks ALREADY think natural hair care is hard and that’s even BEFORE they find out about the online natural hair community and some of the super‐complicated regimens some bloggers and vloggers perform. One of the reasons I no longer discuss hair with some folks IRL is because they assume that the only reason I *can* be natural is because I’m single, child‐free, and work from home…the implication being that I have plenty of hours to devote to my “complicated” hair care routine. Need I say that these self‐same folks spend… Read more »

BeautyIAM
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BeautyIAM

@mer-pal “It’s just that I was beginning to feel that having coily hair would doom me to a life that must be scheduled around my hair appointments.” LOL, well that’s the thing. Different strokes for different folks. There is no ONE way to be natural. I think the problem is people looking at these youtubers and bloggers and thinking that they are all following a book on how to be natural. If you don’t want your hair to interfere with your busy schedule, that is fine. But if someone does have the time to spend one day doing their hair,… Read more »

Deedeemaha
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Deedeemaha

I agree. I say all that food you putting on the dead hair, eat and put inside the body. Well not to much mayo. Lol. Work from within first. Work less on the hair.
Wash Day:
Detangle & twist once
Wash once
Condition once
Apply leave in & twist once.

Wear that style until the birds come home, then wash again. Lol easy! Yes, and don’t let the nest have sticks poking out. Cut those ENDS!

Works for me and got me 15+ inches. And 4 hours less in the salon. Lol

aVeryKinkyCurl
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aVeryKinkyCurl

Thank you!!!

CJ
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CJ

Bloggers have to keep content on their sites so they post a lot of different things. If they just kept it simple (like I think most of us do IRL), then they wouldn’t have much of a blog.

Elle
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Elle

Monistat combats fungus, that is why some — curly, straight, wavy, Black, Asian, White, gay, straight, young, old, Martian — use it, and finds that it works for them. Breast milk is full of nutrients. I know nothing of using it for hair, but it does do a little thing like nourish and keep babies alive — so, why not? Fats compounded into solids (grease) whether vegetable or animal or chemical have long been, and still are, used by people all over the world for medical ailments and beauty aids from head to toe. Blacks or naturals have never been… Read more »

BeautyIAM
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BeautyIAM

Not sure about the other things listed, but I don’t agree with 4. Its not ridiculous advice. Many black women don’t wash their hair on a daily basis because of the reduction of oil that that can occur, which can lead to breakage. I can go a week or more without washing my hair. I had to stop washing my hair so often because my hair was dry and was breaking so much. So now I just wash my hair when needed and keep it in protective styles. This was the key to helping my hair become healthier and it… Read more »

Adrienne
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Adrienne

I don’t think she was encouraging people to wash their hair daily. That comment was meant for people who go a month or two without washing their hair because they think that keeping their hair dirty helps it grow. The author was merely mentioning the fact that when she had a TWA she washed her hair everyday and she was still able to retain a lot of length using that method.

BeautyIAM
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BeautyIAM

“That comment was meant for people who go a month or two without washing their hair because they think that keeping their hair dirty helps it grow.” Was it though? She didn’t give a disclaimer. She needed to clarify that if that is what she meant. There is at least one person I am aware of that washes their hair monthly and her hair is gorgeous. Unless a person knows that forgoing washing for a while will hinder their hair growth, I don’t see the big deal of prolonging washing your hair. So labeling it as “ridiculous” advice is only… Read more »

breanne
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breanne

No, you need to use common sense.

BeautyIAM
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BeautyIAM

@breanne
Or maybe people need to clarify the things they write and not ASSume people know what they are talking about.…

Lily Madu
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Lily Madu

For some naturals only mineral oil seems to be effective as a sealant. I think in the past many naturals simply made the mistake of putting oil or grease on their hair without moisturising it first.

gapch
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gapch

true

Phillia
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Phillia

The washing hair one. Yip that one. I was deluded into believing that too

Jc
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I do not agree with this article. There is a strong element of hyperbole and lack of facts (e.g Mineral oil started out life as a premium product post war and yes actually absolutely any oil can help seal in moisture, scientific fact). Frankly breast milk appeals to me (I do not see what the issue is, it is my milk, why is cow’s milk somehow much better in yoghurt conditioners or mayonnaise?) I am sorry to say it because I love strawberricurl’s blog, but this is actually an example of an article that defines the rules for one person… Read more »

la*belle
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la*belle

Thank you! I wholeheartedly agree with your comment Jc. I read this article thinking the supposed benefit of some treatments would be disputed and proved ineffective. Monistat is an antifungal and if your scalp needs that to be healthy then using it could work for you. Cipriana of urban bush babes has admitted that her hair did grow when she greased it. Of course, the author is more than free to have her opinions. I think the title of the post is misleading. Calling these treatments ‘strange’ as opposed to ‘ridiculous’ may have been better.

Hansy
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Hansy

ehh actually Mayo doesn’t have milk in it.

Hansy
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Hansy

I love how I get voted down because I stated something that is factually correct. Mayonnaise doesn’t have any milk. The ingredients to make mayo are: Eggs, mustard, oil and lemon (or vinegar). There is no Milk in mayo.

Jc
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Hansy many naturals reduce the thickness of mayonnaise by adding milk to it.

treacle234
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treacle234

I have used grease and will continue to use it. Sorry, it is cheap and my hair is long, thick and healthy.

NaturallyPhoxxie
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NaturallyPhoxxie

Me too!

hyspin
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hyspin

The Trimming your hair every 4–6 weeks is the most ridiculous I found .

Also trimming where the hair tapers off in a braid, if fact is that hair is at different states of growth then hair will never be all at the same length, so logic would tell you that hair will always taper which means you cutting undamaged hair.

Trish
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Trish

The Inversion method of hanging your head upside down so the blood flows to your scalp to increase growth is pretty nuts.

Its also a danger to anyone with high blood pressure, glaucoma, weak bones or with heart or circulatory disorders.

Andie
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Andie

Ladies, I think it’s safe to say “to each its own.” You will never see me slathering on mineral oil or using traditional hair grease, but for some people, it works! In the same token, I know a lot of people that enjoy using homemade concoctions on their hair (I happen to be one of them) and I know a lot of people that can’t be bothered. It’s cool, we don’t have to judge each other because we like different things. Since going natural, one of the things that I have enjoyed the most is learning about what works best… Read more »

Leslie
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Leslie

Anyone who was into the relaxed hair growth journey community knows this is not ony naturals. I honestly feel like naturals got it from them, except the natural hair journey is more seen because Its different and a lot of relaxed women didn’t really give a crap about the journey because they didn’t want to work for it or felt they couldn’t achieve long hair. But using seemly absurd things and practices and using food items like eggs and mayo was definitely a thing in that community. If anyone was also a part of the make up/beauty community there’s also… Read more »

xyzebra
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xyzebra

How can you promote natural hair while at the same time turning your nose up at our ancestors for using what resources were available to them? If they used chicken grease, so what? Reject the use of grease because it’s bad (which is still up for debate) not because it came out of slavery. Do you also turn your nose up at jumping the broom at weddings or raising other people’s children? These practices came out of slavery, too. Also, the use of mineral and petroleum oils came out of industrialization and petroleum extraction, which came AFTER slavery. Using one… Read more »

Caray
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Caray

I use several products with mineral oil, cones and all the other so called “bad” ingredients and my hair is thriving and retaining length…you got to do what works best for you and not let the natural hair community dicate what products you use on your hair.

Dabney
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Dabney

Add the Cherry Lola treatment! That was a hot mess! Baking soda period! If you want to take care of your Low Porosity hair just steam it! Steam and Coconut oil! I don’t want to put baking soda, liquid amino acids and all that mess in my hair! YUCK!

Jesse
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Jesse

Some bad advice that I was given is finger detangling only, scalp oiling, and washing the hair every other fortnight. Those things were bad advice for my hair and my lifestyle. I am sure you could find someone who swears by those methods. That’s how they get recommended in the first place. Don’t knock it until you try it, and if you still don’t like it, let it be.

Beautifro
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Beautifro

Slaves used oil from cars?? Oh ok.

cacey
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cacey

uh‐oh, history lesson! =^.^=

CherishBomb
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There was a chick I stumbled across on YouTube who swore by fried chicken grease as a hot oil treatment and said it was a practice passed down from her mother and her mother’s mother, etc. I screwed my face up for a second at the thought, but I gave it a shot one day because I was short on oil for a hot oil treatment. Chile, no. It was not worth the greasy mess in my tub and hair. Worked great for her, not so great for me. Bottom line, don’t knock it till you try it. I’ve always… Read more »

Ugonna Wosu
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Ugonna Wosu

Monistat actually DOES work.

Don't worry
Guest
Don't worry

How about you bitches make your own fucking article & rant on that shit! -_‐

Linda
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Linda

Really.….was that rant called for?! Maybe you should get off the site and find something else to complain about

Rhonda
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Rhonda

It basically came from slavery because slaves had to use what was on hand to do their hair. So they used oil that chicken was fried in, oil from cars, just about anything, and these practices were carried over to their children.”

There were no cars during the days of slavery. The car had not been invented then.

Kade
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Kade

LOOOOOOOL!!! How could she make such a mistake? But yet again slavery was still kinda big in 1800 and there were few automobiles…

PHDHIstorychick
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PHDHIstorychick

Actually, cars began being invented in 1672 (steam) however in the late 1880s (1870s‐ 1890s) were the time of vehicles like the Model T. That being said slavery was abolished in north america in 1863 it was completely finished by 1865 so on the basis of that there were cars around during the time of slavery. Your statement that thet had not been invented then is wrong. Her claim is just off basis because more than likely they were using the grease used to oil the components of horse drawn carriages.

Tabatha
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Tabatha

I saw that in some parts of Africa they use the dirt and the lard and mix it together and they put all through their hair and their skin. Those ladies hair is UBER LONG and they don’t look even close to their age. Well most of them don’t.

David
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David

We’re still in slavery from the Banks with credit. A house equals 30 years of slavery!!! A car equals 5 years of slavery!!!

Ellec
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Ellec

Grease gets such a bad wrap didn’t before the nartural hair revolution people used grease and still were able to grow hair. Yes now we know better but using grease won’t stop your hair growth.

Ashley
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Ashley

Ehhh, you do what is best for your hair…if you see results you see results do not be afraid to try things out after all it is only hair.

Octavia
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Octavia

Monistat 7 is an antifungal that is not specifically made for the pum‐pum you can use it anywhere you have a fungus

chanchan
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chanchan

lol @ pum pum

desiree
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desiree

Yes! LOLx2 on “the pum pum”! And reading that comment made my time reading this article worth it.…I haven’t seen/heard that phrase used in forever! 🙂

cacey
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cacey

and this was my first time ever hearing/reading it lol i’m gonna hafta add that one to my repertoire

chanchan
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chanchan

How do people wash their hair with conditioner? Is it like the washngo where it doesn’t work for everyone or am I doing something wrong? I’ve tried wetting my hair and running conditioner through it, then massaging my scalp. Every single time, my head is caked with thick, dirty grim. How do you get your scalp clean!??!

Jack
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Jack

Do you wash the conditioner out? For me it works as most of the products I use are water soluble or aren’t heavy. You might have a lot of product build up and may have to do more than one co‐wash, or have to use a clarifying shampoo. I use conditioner to wash my hair and I get everything out find. Somedays I’ll use a glycerin bar and then conditioner, but both work for me.

ChanChan
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ChanChan

I rinse out the conditioner but its as if its stuck to my scalp gunk. My scalp is fine when I wash it with shampoo but then my strands feel a bit stripped. What conditioner are yall using for coaches? Lately, I’ve tried infusium 23, Shea Moisture, and As I Am co‐wash. Do yall just cowash so often that your scalp doesn’t have time to build up? By the way, I’m a 4‐something.

leeleah
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leeleah

I used to have that problem. I wash my hair with shampoo I just preepoo with olive or coconut oil before I wash and this prevents my hair from being stripped while getting my scalp clean

ChanChan
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ChanChan

Thanks

natu
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natu

@chanchan you should try diluting your shampoo. That way your hair is not stripped from it natural oils.

Ashley
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Ashley

Have you tried using cleansing conditioners instead of shampoo? These conditioners are formulated to clean your hair and get rid of build‐up, but they aren’t as stripping as shampoo.

My faves are Curl Junkie’s Daily Fix and the As I Am CoWash Conditioner.

desiree
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desiree

Before the first time you co‐wash you should use a sulfate shampoo to break down all the cones you might have used in your hair prior…for me, co washing only works when I use products that comply with the curly girl method. The products you put in your hair after you starts co washing should be water soluble‐ else not there will be build up that remains in your hair; and the co wash/curly girl method will not be successful. (Google “curly‐girl” friendly products.)

nicole
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nicole

I second that with the conditioner. I tried scrubbing my head with it and I few hours later, there was this awful sweaty like smell coming from my head!!! I even had a Blk dermatologist tell me we are kidding ourselves with that cowash. BUT if it works for you, rock on!

Tabatha
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Tabatha

You may just need to stick to the shampoo/conditioner regimen. Co‐washing isn’t for everyone.

Tabatha
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Tabatha

Try 3 parts water and 1 part apple cider vinegar. I put my hair in sections so I can really get it on the scalp. I put it in a hair dye applicator bottle and then I go through the sections squeezing it on and working it around my scalp. I don’t rinse it right away I go section to section then when I’m done I rinse it section by section. it works for me, so maybe it could work for you.

Lynda
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Lynda

Good grief some people act like monistat is made from the juice of v jay jays, now that’s ridiculous.

jada
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jada

Lol! You are so right!

Pseudonym
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Pseudonym

True, however have you read the natural hair articles on the SIDE EFFECTS?!! Massive intense migraines, which probably means trouble.

Lynda
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Lynda

I was addressing the reasoning of the author of the article. I’m all for researching side effects of any medication.

treece12
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treece12

Why so angry? It’s only the internet. Have some chamomile tea.

vanessa
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vanessa

Worst article.….ever. I submitted an article months ago to no response and this is what gets published?

NaturallyPhoxxie
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NaturallyPhoxxie

Who the hell wrote this? lmao

NaturallyPhoxxie
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NaturallyPhoxxie

You must be the one who wrote the article. Please…just stop using the internet.

Olivia
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Olivia

Wow, no one has ever told me any of this. Guess I’m either lucky or surrounded by wise people.

Ashley DW
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Ashley DW

This article! I lol’d so hard because I’ve wondered the same things. Certainly, to each his own, but lets be real, monistat & breast milk? These tips are more often than not, used as a means of gaining length not necessarily health. Monistat can cause terrible headaches, that is no bueno for me because I prefer not to endure painful side effects for the sake of length. Im not saying this to argue with anyone fyi, I just think if we took a step back we could agree that at least 2 of the 4 suggestions are a little strange… Read more »

ivicoco
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ivicoco

Damn…why so mad? you’re like the spawn of the infamous troll Tina Smith.

Morgan
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Morgan

Everyone’s hair is different, and some require more or less. This article is very biased.

tasha fierce
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tasha fierce

Slaves did what they had to do, but we’ve come a long way and there is nothing wrong with using hair grease if it works for your hair.

tmc (toronto meetup dec14)
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at least breast milk is organic! what about the inversion method? pee for hair growth? and other crazy tips.
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linda
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linda

This Article is a little bit too much on the rant side. Breast milk for hair grow? Let’s think about it a little bit. We all know that Breast milk is the best for babies because it’s laden with ALL the nutrients a body needs to grow with plenty of Antibodies and white cells. In certain parts of Africa when a baby has conjunctivitis the mother put drops of breast milk in his eyes to heal it. It doesn’t stings at all and it works. I’ve witnessed it myself. We all know that lactic acid is good for the skin… Read more »

Tabatha
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Tabatha

Linda I had no idea about the breast milk in the eyes. That is really interesting. Monistat seven is fine for those who want to use it, but its not for me. I tried mineral oil, but it started to break my hair off.

linda
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linda

Thank you For your interest Tabatha. Africa has lots of “secrets” like this especially when you are lucky to meet old people men and women who detain most of them but don’t want to share their knowledge with younger generations because they see them as too westernized and disrespectful. They will willingly and happily share their knowledge with you if you respect them, go to them with an open mind willing to try, and show them your understanding of their traditions and do not mock them by thinking because you are “modernized” you know better than them. Some of them… Read more »

Liz
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Liz

Are you from Africa? Tell me where to go–I’m ready to learn!

Jo
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Jo

I never heard about the breast milk thing until today.
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ChiChi
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ChiChi

DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!!!

Olives
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Olives

this was an utter waste of time reading it. It is ridiculous how she claims to wash her everyday but she fails to mention in her failed article that you have to seal in the moisture you get from water with a type of oil. Also, washing your hair everyday in the long run will lead to breakage and dryness because she is washing away the little natural oil that our texture of hair does secrete from the roots. But, hey if it works for her fine, but she DOES NOT MENTION IT DOES NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!

Ugonna Wosu
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Ugonna Wosu

that’s a myth, you can wash your hair everyday and it will be just fine. Conditioning/deep conditioning or just cowashing everyday to keep moisture in is what’s needed. Its up to you how frequently you want to wash. Listen to your scalp.

Tabatha
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Tabatha

The majority of this stuff I have never heard of with the exception of the don’t wash your hair too often. its funny what people have been told.I don’t because I don’t need to, but I wash mine either once a week or when it starts itching. My mother can wash her hair everyday no problems her hair isn’t as curly, so the whole drying out thing really isn’t an issue for her. I’ve heard people say take prenatal vitamins though.

jnkj
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jnkj

It was an interesting article. It obviously got people talking.

Raven
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This is an opinion based article. Obviously, the blogger that wrote this thinks that these methods are ridiculous. However, prior to the growing popularity of natural hair, people weren’t as into using aloe vera juice, water, shea butter, and flax seed gel. While breast milk sounds really weird to me, I have used Monistat for hair growth diluted in Red Pimento oil and it worked fine. No headaches, no side effects, only hair growth and relief from itchy scalp. I used it for about three months. I have switched to a primarily Ayurvedic method for my haircare, henna and other… Read more »

Omar
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- I agree it did give a nice base, but it made my skin really matte which I am a not a huge fan of, I think this is a taollty unnecessary product.@missbobloblaw — did you review it on your site? I will definitely check it out. I find I only use this in small quantities around very dry areas (ie chin, forehead, around my nose, under my eyes to keep concealer apply more smoothly). I can’t lather this on like other primers.

Trainee Rapunzel
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Trainee Rapunzel

This is a bit of a judgemental piece innit? I can answer the Monistat question: women who used it on their yeast infection noticed an increase in hair growth on their intimate parts and thought the same would apply for the hair on their scalp. It’s just cream with an anti fungal agent‐ it isn’t actually made out of vaginas’. I would try it, but they don’t sell Monistat in my country…

Danessa
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Danessa

Monistat actually works!

Megan
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Megan

Yeah, and I don’t get the freakout over it. ACV is used to treat all kinds of illnesses…is it then “nasty” to use it on the hair?

Kisha
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Kisha

There were no cars in slavery days. LOL

Kenya
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Kenya

They should really do their homework before they right theses articles, huh?

Kenya
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Kenya

**write

j Will
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j Will

Oil from cars? Really? Didn’t happen. Cooking oil before being cooked in is just vegetable oil of some sort or nut oil. So…olive oil, Shea butter, grapeseed oil…different?

curlyBlue
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curlyBlue

Dirty hair helps your hair grow. My grandma still preaches it to this day.

Juanita
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Juanita

another natural complimented my hair, raving over how soft it felt. So she asked what i do to my hair and i just told her that i cowash twice a week. she immediately began telling me how you “aren’t supposed to do that” and that manipulating my hair that often was bad. She also wasn’t afraid to mention that she was sure of this because she read it somewhere.…..worst advice given to me by another natural (which i gladly ignored)

Joya
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Joya

Far as the hair grease thing I SOOOOOOOOO don’t believe it… Like stated before cars weren’t in slavery days!!! Hair grease actually helps my hair to grow along with not washing it. My mother only washed my hair like 3 times a year when I was a little girl and my hair was long.…oh and she used blue magic hair GREASE!!!!

Lula Balloula
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Lula Balloula

Well, i tried all types of fancy smacy oils, creams and the thing that keeps my hair moistirized is $1.00 softee hair food. I just wash and conditioner hair‐ put the grease on while hair is wet and get the softest most managable hair. those other oils made my hair hard

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