I have thick, long, curly hair, white woman hair. If I don’t use conditioner my hair fuses into a rats nest roughly the size and density of a coconut… This is after detangling ahead of washing my hair. I try not to complain because I know what black women can go trough. Absolute queens.
I typically use super cheap conditioner as the lubricant when I shave my head. It works better than pretty much every cream or soap I’ve used (except for the super high end gel that I’m currently using. It’s minty so it tingles and makes the hairs stand up. A regular at my work got a bunch of stuff at a cosmetology conference and gave me a few shaving products that she had no use for.) I also use a beard conditioner when I let it grow out.
I buzz cut. So soap. That’s not going to change unless a woman insists I grow it out. Not that I have a large sample size but most enjoyed running their fingers over it for some reason. I’m just lazy/used to doing it myself.
If we were talking shaving. Taylor of old bond street but I haven’t shaved in years
@DVDBZN mostly to keep my hair hydrated. Some days light conditioner, but I have very hard water so some days clarifying shampoo (strips all those minerals) with a deep conditioner to restore the moisture I stripped. If I did a lot of processing (color, flat iron, etc) a leave in like L’azana Trauma Treatment to be extra kind for all that torture…
Eye use 5 different brands of dry scalp care shampoo rotating them alot. In-between some of those shampoos; eye occasionally will use salon grade 2 in 1 hair care products. Don’t ask me why the wife needs many different shampoo and conditioner sets.
@kittykat9180 Eye feel like its the same with just about anything. Changing your shoes half way throughout the day or at least every other day definitely makes your feet feel that much better. That said I definitely try to rotate the chemicals I put on my body.
@DVDBZN funnily enough, yes! When it’s super dry out, I need an extra conditioner to keep my hair from going staticky. Then sometimes I need a detangler if my hair is unruly. In the winter, I also need to use a heavier conditioner when my hair is dry and my scalp is angry. Seriously, long hair is a commitment
I use conditioner every single day, lots of it. I only shampoo my hair 2 times a week. I have very curly hair, that needs lots of moisturizer but if i shampoo it more then 2 times a week it drys the fuck out of it and ruins my curl pattern. It’s all about the curls.
Member the duck in the pond that we saw last week?
That’s a sentence I wrote for my weekly language arts and spelling homework back in the 2nd grade. My family (who always loved to tease me about themselves being SO SMART) STILL laughs hysterically when one of us randomly blurts it out. Lol memories ARE the best!!
@2many2no Yeah, central Texas here. I ran my AC some in February when it was in the 80’s about a week before our area had the prolonged single digits and the snowpocalypse and burst water pipes; then some more about two weeks afterward when it got back into the 80’s for a bit. Texas weather can get interesting.
Want to be a Texas hero, right up there with Davy Crockett or Roger Staubach? Find an efficient and cheap way to store heat or cold for a prolonged time.
@2many2no@phendrick Oh! I got this one! I have something that stays relatively cool in summer and relatively warm in winter. I call it The Ground. Many homeowners have access to it.
Will there be a parade or something?
@2many2no@macromeh@phendrick ground source heat pumps are expensive to put in. Idk if mandating then for new construction would help. I’d prefer one for AC That would also be saying you couldn’t use gas for heat where it’s cheaper. Or maybe you could have it as a boost. Where it’s electric only. I would say that would be a good idea
@2many2no@phendrick@unksol Ours was +$4K over a conventional air sourced heat pump when the house was built. But a lot of that was returned in incentive rebates offered by our electric PUD. In 22.5 years of operation, I have replaced one (of two) ground loop fluid pump ($500) and the house air handler blower motor ($900).
Our fluid lines are installed in the ground horizontally (the house is on acreage). I saw an episode of This Old House that featured a new vertical installation method that was being retrofitted to a suburban home. I think the system they used seemed pretty reasonable cost-wise, but I don’t remember the details.
@2many2no@macromeh@phendrick I also forget you want to go at least 4 feet down and in some places that can’t do basements it might be more complicated. Still in some places it would be a minor percentage of home construction and would save the homeowner money long term. I’d be ok requiring it here as building code
I’ve never been one to use conditioners on the regular, they’d weigh down my fine, extremely thick, very curly, has a mind of its own hair that would tend to be super frizzy and unmanageable!! (especially in the humidity)
As a young girl my frustrations were endless! In the late 70’s/early 80’s, the high school year’s, when hair becomes “such a thing”, i’d go back and forth experimenting with newly available styling gels and conditioning products like it was a science project gone wrong!! Don’t even get me started about the DIY straighteners that turned my locs bright orange! OH the tears I cried…
These days I still have the same kind of hair, unfortunately just NOT AS MUCH of it! I do use the conditioner that comes with my “stop the balding” hair care system, Nioxin 3, mostly because it’s included and I need all the help I can get. It doesn’t matter HOW my hair looks IF I DON’T HAVE ANY!! Oh the struggles of getting old ARE REAL, they’re hitting hard, and WAY TOO SOON!!
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yes, because if i didn’t my hair would be an impossible-to-comb rat’s nest when i got out of the shower. and since i have fine hair that is also thinning, i like to tear as little of it out as possible. (and stuff like detangler is too heavy for my hair.)
however, my hair/scalp gets greasy at the root and the length is dry, so i don’t apply conditioner on top of my head, i just run it through the ends. (likewise, i shampoo my scalp but don’t rub/lather it through the length. whatever runs through as i rinse is sufficient to gently clean it.)