Best hair day in a long time!

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Success, so I have to show off.

I-

-Washed with pantene texture conditioner
-rinsed with epsom salt water
-smoothed/scrunched in a handful of sallys cheap avg gel (this stuffhttp://www.sallybeauty.com/Aloe-Vera-Gel/SLNCAR7,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair04-04)
-and topped off with a dribble of BHRG.
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
Gor. geous. Total hair envy!

Question: how do you use epsom salt water? Like, how much salt to how much water?
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment
Thanks! (Wow...someone likes my hair! )

Not a lot-maybe...a 1/4 cup to a quart? I dunked, then poured.

I just grabbed a handful and threw it in my son's bathtub toy bowl .

I was impressed with how much clumpage it gave me-I've been really REALLY stringy here lately.


I think I'm going to scrounge up some Amla-if it really tightens curls, I'll be one happy girl.
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
Amazing, I'm going to have to get some epsom salts. I've been stringy this winter too. Absolutely beautiful!
Hair type: 2a/b, medium to fine texture, medium to high porosity (I think!)
Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
CG since 23 May 2009! (with some minor slips)
Fabulous. I bought some epsom salt, but haven't poured it on my head yet. Think if I do it my hair will magically look like yours? Hope so.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
Thanks! (Wow...someone likes my hair! )

Not a lot-maybe...a 1/4 cup to a quart? I dunked, then poured.

I just grabbed a handful and threw it in my son's bathtub toy bowl .

I was impressed with how much clumpage it gave me-I've been really REALLY stringy here lately.


I think I'm going to scrounge up some Amla-if it really tightens curls, I'll be one happy girl.
Originally Posted by eklecktika
WOW it looks great!! I love the back, love it!
So do you really feel the epsom salt help to make it curlier?
I will wave my magic fairy wand and give you all perfect hair!

Voila!

BTW, I really like the pics Elecktika!
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

Gorgeous!
Curl Pattern:2b Texture: medium
Porosity: med to high Density: med Elasticity: normal
Lowpoo: (2x/wk) Shea moisture retention/ Mop C
Cowash: Mop C/ AHRC
Deep cond: Darcy's pumpkin seed condish/ SS deep
Leave in: CJ curl assurance condish
Stylers: SS CEJ, CJ Aloe Fix Lite
Hair hates: JC rockin' ringlets/CJ CIAB/AG recoil
Hair loves: super soaking/ protein/ ACV rinses
mod CG since 7/09
Purrrrty!! I am hoping mine looks just as good when I do it curly.
2b/c, medium/high porosity, medium/coarse texture
Current HG: Kinky Curly errythang, GVPCB, LALSG

"I will never be the woman with perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it."

Look at those beautiful curls! So pretty!!
WOW it looks great!! I love the back, love it!
So do you really feel the epsom salt help to make it curlier?
Originally Posted by wavy wonder
Thanks

Yeah, I think the epsom salt really did make a difference. I tried it again with epsom salt and a squirt of agave nectar, and that worked really well too.

I'm lucky to have moderate dewpoints these days-even our lowest is still pretty good (25ish).
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
Beautiful! Do you find the magnesium sulfate to be drying at all?
Sulfate & Silcone Free since July 2009
2C-3A normal to high (ends) porosity, medium texture, lower end of med density
Currently experimenting with Water Only Washing and dropping stylers

Negative on: AOHR, mineral oil
http://public.fotki.com/CurlyQMom/
Holy WOW! Gorgeous! I would totally think that epson salts would be downright drying, but you're working it! Really, really nice.
Mostly sure I'm a 2b/Mii
Just starting out (and brining the entire family along for the ride):
CO-wash...V05 Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie
Rinse-out Conditioner...Garnier Fructis Fortifying Cream Conditioner Moisture Works for Dry or Damaged Hair
Leave-in Conditioner...Garnier Fructis Leave-In Conditioning Cream Sleek and Shine
Gel...Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel
Wish me luck!
I haven't used it enough to know if it's drying or not, I am expecting that it is, so I save it for special occasions. I should just pony up and buy some re:coil-I used that years ago, but didn't really 'get' how to use it. Wish I would have done it today as it's raining, but my AVG+aphogee goo seems to be doing pretty well.

I can't wait to see what color Nolan is going to put on my head this Friday-I just give him free rein with color because it always looks good, no matter what.

I love that man
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
I noticed that my hair was slightly drier after one use. My hair starts out on the dry side, so I the effects showed up sooner then they would for most people.

Eklecktika- What fun to have a surprise hair color. I think you could pull off a whole range of hair colors.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I love having a hair dresser that will do surprise color!!

Here's a color that I would have never picked, but it was fun while it lasted --- Mermaid was the name

Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

I don't know-I don't let him stray much beyond brown-I need dark hair to avoid being washed out.

I am very much a winter with yellow undertones (makes no sense, I know, but I need a yellowish foundation) and wash out very easily.

Streaks, now, bring it on baby! I just may copyGoobernuts mermaid look!
"It's a wonder God suffers so many fools, what with lightening so cheap"~Mark Twain

Lady Eklecktika Fidens of Caduceus
Just be warned, it fades out to a really UGLY green color hahaha.
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

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