What did you learn about hair this week?

What did you learn about hair in general this week?
Nothing stands out presently. I am always reading the boards etc so I'm bound to learn something new real soon... like in the next 6 minutes...

Ooh! Yes found the LOIS hairtyping system that helped me figure out my true hair character in much more helpful detail than the Andre Walker or Fia hairtyping systems.
http://www.tytecurl.com/v02/hairtypes.htm

Following on from that: texture has more impact upon your natural hair / style than curl 'type' alone.

What did you learn about your hair this week?
1. My hair though fine/medium in texture LOVES heavier creams like Shealoe (shea butter, oils, aloe vera).

2. That, even though I am of African descent, I can and do have 2a/b hair, even if it is cottony in texture rather than silky or wiry.

3. I am never going to have cute, crazy spiral curls like 3c / 4a without the help of heat or curlers.
[quote=plunkybug;1301051] I wonder if I could find a suitable fabric at Value Village and re-purpose it for this...quote]
I found my flour sack towels in the kitchen section at Target & Walmart. I think they come in a pack of 5-10 for about $5. I'm sure Value Village would have them.
2a underneath, 2b/c on top, medium texture, low porosity, normal elasticity, high density
mod-CG since Feb 2009
HG Combo: CJDF, BCDC & AFL
Other Favorites:
all things Spiral Solutions and Curl Junkie!!
What did you learn about hair in general this week?
Refined coconut oil molecules are too big to penetrate the cuticle; however, unrefined or virgin coconut oil works great.

What did you learn about your hair this week?
I need to shampoo every so often to get shine back.
I learned that a lot of wavies have straight roots, so my hair isn't quite as freaky as I thought it was.
This week I have learned abut my hair:
DO NOT sleep with my hair down ever again...i think i will end up combing out half my hair cause of the tangles.
Use a fine toothed comb to distribute product and get nice clumps ..i did this today and my hair is nicccceee
My hair loves CJCCC under CIAB with HH gel
I learned that a lot of wavies have straight roots, so my hair isn't quite as freaky as I thought it was.
Originally Posted by nomilknogluten
Ditto!

2b-c/m/ii

Aussie Aussome Volume shampoo
Coconut oil + Aussie AV shampoo
Eufora aloe vera leave-in conditioner
LA Looks Sport Gel

I use the super-soaker method

I learned that I have to be more careful when plopping or I get weird roots. Last night's overnight plop was fairly successful, because I repositioned some hair up front at my part before I tied up my plop. I also learned that my hair has a bad habit of wanting to snag on things like the zipper of my wool coat, my purse strap, and the metal backing on the chair I am sitting at.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Petrolatum is kind of like mineral oil. It is on the list of ingredients to avoid if you are very cautious about ingredients (like me) and avoid anything that could build up..
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
Petrolatum is kind of like mineral oil. It is on the list of ingredients to avoid if you are very cautious about ingredients (like me) and avoid anything that could build up..
Originally Posted by pedaheh
ditto!

And that my hair likes mousse
2c/3a - M/C - ii/iii
Countess DuckyDot , Keeper of the book of Vegetarianism and Arty Pants, Leader of the Curly Ducks in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Away and might not be back. See me at: http://walkintowhispers.blogspot.com/
What did you learn about hair in general this week?

I learned that plopping is better for curls than the towel turban thing because it doesn't stretch them out as much.

What did you learn about your hair this week?

I learned that my hair is having a love affair with mousse~!
curly hair and proud (:

Oh, and I think my hair likes protein. I am not sure if my results yesterday and today (2nd day hair today) were because of the improved plopping technique or because of the Lloyd's shampoo and conditioner which has protein in it. It could be responding to a different ingredient I suppose, but I think my curls are tighter like in my profile pic which is why I am guessing protein.

Ingredients of the Lloyd's Saltspring Organics Citrus
Squeeze shampoo and conditioner...

INGREDIENTS: SHAMPOO
Filtered water; coconut oil; jojoba oil; olive oil; rosehip oil; shea butter; cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine*; disodium cocoyl glutamate*; wheat protein; extracts of horsetail, chamomile, coltsfoot and rosemary; and a specially created plant-based preservative made from dehydroacetic acid, benzoin gum, willow bark, sage, and cotton seed.

INGREDIENTS: CONDITIONER
Filtered water; jojoba oil; colza oil; rosehip oil; aloe vera gel; cetyl alcohol (derived from coconut and palm oils); pectin; wheat protein; vitamin B5; vitamin E; extracts of marigold, horsetail, chamomile, coltsfoot and rosemary; and a specially created plant-based preservative made from dehydroacetic acid, benzoin gum, willow bark, sage, and cotton seed.

*Derived from coconut oil, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine naturally boosts the cleansing action – while disodium cocoyl glutamate naturally increases the sudsing power – of our shampoo.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Hair in general:
The best way how to co-exist with my hair is just to love them the way they are and do not try to change them against the nature.

My hair:
1. Flax seed gel is not working for me at all.

2. Plopping overnight gives me terribly flat and straight roots, so it's better when I first plop for an hour and then diffuse the lower half of my hair and let the roots stay a little wet and go to bed. The next morning my hair is more wavy/curly at the roots and amazingly volumized.

3. I've bought a lot of new expensive products to realize that my holy grail best curl enhancer is sold in my favourite drug store for 60 CZK (= approx. 3,50 $)

4. Soap bar works better for my scalp than some cheap conditioner.
2c/3a wurly from the heart of Europe (so please excuse my english )
low-poo once a week + ACV rinses
co-wash: Henné Color Balsam Conditioner/Siddhaleppa Visaka soap bar
rinse-out: Balea professional balsam for wavy/curly hair, Alverde balsam with lemon tree flowers and apricot
leave-in: TIGI Bed head Ego Boost
styling: ALCINA anti-frizz, ALCINA vital-spray, Balea Verlockendes Mousse

Last edited by Unachiccacheca; 04-06-2010 at 03:55 AM.
Hair in general:
Using a "bad" shampoo will not ruin my hair when used very little.

My Hair:
My hair has medium to high porosity and LOVES protein!!!

Sweet Pea
CG Since: 3 January 2010
Type: 2c/3a, med-high porosity, baby fine, very long!
Conditioners: BB Smoothie
Stylers: BB FSG
MY HAIR PROTEIN!!
Lady Sweet Pea, Master Enchantress and Paladin of the Spiral Faeries in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
I think my hair hates certain types of protein. I think it likes keratin-type stuff like K-Pak, but HATES hydrolized wheat (and possibly soy) proteins.
2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c
SOTC: JC N&S (LOVE)
http://public.fotki.com/wavyblonde/hair-2010/
my hair will only tolerate small amounts of AOMM, and only if it's under a leave-in. if that's not the case, then i end up with a dry tangled mess.
2b/c, med./coarse texture, med./high density & mod. porous http://public.fotki.com/wavyR/
LOVE tresemme naturals, suave pomegranate, ecostyler, HESMU, BRHG, KCCC, CIAB, CCCClite, KY Jelly & JCN&S.
HATE soy protein.





General:
I learned that diffusing is less damaging than blowdrying, but still causes damage... So I still won't do it. ;(

My hair:
In regards to my hair's love affair with mousse?
Mousse woke up one morning and my hair wasn't in the bed anymore.
..lol
curly hair and proud (:

What I learned about my hair in particular this week...O boy, lots, I've had a cathartic week......

- frequent oiling keeps my hair hydrated and curly

- successful second day hair is completely dependent on how good first day hair is

- for meee, more KCCC is better than less, application is most important, applying to soaking wet hair in sections

- Ritha herbal poo is gentle enough to clean product buildup off my scalp without stripping my hair even if used daily

- frizz is not a necessary fact of life unless I want it to be

- as much as I loved the hold of FSG, I'm giving it up...it gives me limp stringy waves after about an hour vs bouncy plump curls that KCCC offers

- KCKT is KNOT for me
Both KC Spiral Spritz and KT really DO elongate my curls and turns my curls into beachy waves

That my hair loves FSG and it isn't hard to make. That, after a hair cut, you really need to pay attention to how much product you use.
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer
[QUOTE=hookilau;1311613]What I learned about my hair in particular this week...O boy, lots, I've had a cathartic week......

- successful second day hair is completely dependent on how good first day hair is
[/QOTE]

Truer words were never spoken!


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

What did you learn about hair in general this week?
There is a technique called ribboning where you add product to each clump. I'm a little unclear about this since I couldn't get the videos to play on my computer.
You can add honey to gel.
What your hair likes/dislikes will change as your hair changes/seasonally/ whatever. (see below)
What did you learn about your hair this week?
My hair used to hate overnight coconut oil. I added some at night and was out of hot water so left it in overnight. It didn't dry my hair out at all.
A drop of honey mixed in gel will amp up the clumps and add more curl to my hair.
I'm not sure if it is the honey or the coconut oil, but my hair is curlier today.
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

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