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Cuticle Structure and Its Function
This album was inspired by Guest PDF and Fotki Member Adjoa88! Thanks for the encouragement ladies!
The cuticle layer on the hair strand functions just like a vent. The cuticles lift and open and they lower and tighten and close. With this information, you can optimize the use of your favorite products as you create the hair of your dreams.
- Album was created 9 years ago and modified 9 years ago
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- Feb 11, 2007
1. Detangle your hair completely. You cannot have any tangles.
2. Section detangled hair. Keep it tangle free by putting it into bantu knots or loose braids. Have about 6-10 sections at the most.
3. Wash hair in those sections. (Dilute 1-2 caps of shampoo into about 2-3 cups of warm water. This way the shampoo doesn't get concentrated in one spot in your head or on your hair , you use less shampoo, and you can rinse it out faster.)
4. Apply aphogee. I apply a capful at a time, to each section. I will unloosen the section on which I am working and then pour on the Aphogee. I braid my section back up very loosely and move it out the way.
5.Secure hair so that it does not move. I braid up my sectioned hair and then pull braids up and tie them together at the top of my head, with a nylon stocking.
6. Sit under dryer until Aphogee becomes very hard.
7. Carefully rinse aphogee from hair without moving it. IT WILL BREAK if you are rough or have to comb it out at this point. Be GENTLE. I place my head under the sink and rinse until the product is completely out of my hair. It can take anywhere up to 10-15 minutes. I may not unloosen my hair even at this point. Usually I don't.
8. After the treatment my hair is VERY VERY DRY. YOU MUST DEEP CONDITION YOUR HAIR AFTER THE TREATMENT! (I am not shouting at you. I just want to put the stuff here for emphasis)
9. I usually mix my conditioner, something thick like LeKair or whatever I have with lots of olive oil.
10. I mix in the oil/conditioner mixture into my head by hand. I do not comb my hair at this point.
11. I work in the conditioner on every section of hair. Then I may let it sit for 5 minutes to an hour. I think 5-10 minutes is very good.
12. I comb my hair out section by section, with the conditioner in it.
13. Each section that is combed, I twist out the way or braid again loosely. That is why you don't want to have too many braids. Six to ten is the limit.
14. Then I rinse each section and either move it and tie it up with nylon, adding sections as I rinse and untangle, or just twist or braid up loosely again.
15. Once I get passed this part, I style as usual.
If you don't deep condition afterwards and handle your hair very carefully, you can break your hair. Your hair is at its most vulnerable during and immediately after the Aphogee treatment. Once you get that oily conditioner mix in it, you should be ready to handle the way you are used to handling your hair.
I guess the main difference is that I wash my hair before I do the Aphogee treatment and condition my hair immediately after the Aphogee treatment. If I rinse really well, there is no odor from the product. I also do not wear a shirt or bra or anything. I just throw a towel over my shoulders so as not to get my hair stuck on my clothing. That way, if I want to jump into the shower and rinse my hair, I have that option available, too.
Minimize the handling of the hair after the treatment and only deep condition. Just rinse well. I have my towels and things ready so once I get that stuff out of my head, I can do my process.
You need to wait about 6-8 weeks before you attempt the treatment again.
- Album was created 10 years 11 months ago and modified 10 years 3 months ago
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Ladies, these are very old pictures. I just moved them so they could be seen easier. Many ladies had asked what was the baggie method. I dug them out of my natural hair album as there seemed to be some interest.
- Album was created 9 years 11 months ago
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- Album was created 9 years 11 months ago and modified 9 years 11 months ago