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    Chicoro, author of Grow It: How To Grow Afro-Textured Hair To Maximum Lengths In The Shortest Time & fotki fame, suggests a certain method for retaining length. The issue with afro-textured hair is not that our hair does not grow, but we do not retain the length. She offers the following advice on fotki.

    First, moisturize with water or aloe based product
    Second, apply oil based product
    Lastly, apply cream based product

    Currently, I moisturize with conditioner, most recently Giovanni's 50-50. Following that, I applied Hairveda's Vatika Frosting. Lastly, I apply MyHoneyChild's Honey Cream.
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    Is she the same lady that suggests moisturizing your hair with water several times a week or am I mistaking her for someone else?



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    • #3
      Moisture, moisture adn more moisture

      I have got to read that book. Thanks for sharing about it. I can't buy it right now so I'll look for it in the library.
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      • #4
        Does this method work for u ?

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        • #5
          I use these steps and I've found that's the only way to keep my hair moisturizer. I've been using them pretty much since I became natural and joined CN. Chrs I think was you who shared this. I think these steps have been instrumental to my growth retention.
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          • #6
            Products I usually use:

            Leave In- KCKT mix, YTCucumbers, GDLI (although I think it's too thick for this step)
            Oil- coconut oil is my favorite right now
            Creamy- usually my creamy styling product such as Afroveda Cocolatte or Hemp Seed Butter, DB Madagascar Vanilla Styling Cream

            I also additionally seal my ends with Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade.


            For Shea moisture here's how I plan to use these:

            Leave in- DT Masque (some left in with rinse), Moisture Retention Conditioner, or Curl and Style Milk
            Oil- Shea Butter Elixir
            Creamy- Curl Enhancing Smoothie
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            • #7
              I must read her book asap! I tuned in to blogtalkradio the other night, as Chicoro was a guest on the napputalite radio show. She said a lot of great things about retaining length! That is my goal to retain as much length as possible, from here til the end of the year. I want to see growth! So I'm doing a lot of protective styling right now as a starter. She also talked about her method for washing natural hair. I thought it was quite interesting....so yes, I will be getting her book soon! Have any of you seen growth using her methods?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ChrsLvsBks View Post
                Chicoro, author of Grow It: How To Grow Afro-Textured Hair To Maximum Lengths In The Shortest Time & fotki fame, suggests a certain method for retaining length. The issue with afro-textured hair is not that our hair does not grow, but we do not retain the length. She offers the following advice on fotki.

                First, moisturize with water or aloe based product
                Second, apply oil based product
                Lastly, apply cream based product

                Currently, I moisturize with conditioner, most recently Giovanni's 50-50. Following that, I applied Hairveda's Vatika Frosting. Lastly, I apply MyHoneyChild's Honey Cream.
                Hi Chrs!!! But I thought you are supposed to seal with an oil LAST!??? If you use an oily product and THEN a cream product, wouldn't the cream product just slide off and not penetrate the hair shaft? I always do it the other way around and make oil the last to go on to seal in all the moisture.....???




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                • #9
                  I love Chicoro!

                  I have been a fan of hers for years through her fotki. She has an e-mail that she sends out to subscribers with her tips for healthy hair. By the way, I did not know she was on a radio show. I am so mad I missed it!

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                  • #10
                    I haven't read the book but I do get her email subscription tips... They are very informative
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ThickHair View Post
                      I have been a fan of hers for years through her fotki. She has an e-mail that she sends out to subscribers with her tips for healthy hair. By the way, I did not know she was on a radio show. I am so mad I missed it!
                      @ThickHair Yes, she was awesome! If you go to blogtalkradio.com and search Nappturalite Radio, you can pull up the broadcast. So if you have some spare time, check it out. The whole show was like 2 hours, but she was only on the last segment of the show.

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                      • #12
                        So I'm gonna try this method for the month of April and see if I get better results as far as moisture retention...

                        I shampooed my hair with KCCC and used...

                        Water based:Kinky Curly Knot Today & Shea Moisture Curl/Shine Mist
                        Oil based: Hairveda's Vatika Frosting
                        Cream based:Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

                        My hair is still damp but so far so good. I'm going to attempt to finally be consistent with my regimen. I'm always changing something.
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                        • #13
                          This book is on my must read list

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by misskris View Post
                            Hi Chrs!!! But I thought you are supposed to seal with an oil LAST!??? If you use an oily product and THEN a cream product, wouldn't the cream product just slide off and not penetrate the hair shaft? I always do it the other way around and make oil the last to go on to seal in all the moisture.....???
                            Same here... I haven't read her method in a while but I follow it--and I bought one of the products she recommended for the 3rd step, Un-Petroleum Jelly (like vaseline). Has she changed her method now?
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                            • #15
                              I thinki that Chicoro is great and her hair is beautiful. We have to try and see what works for us and our hair. I get so overwhelmed by so much of the natural hair info, that I just have to try and see if it works. If it doesn't I move on.
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