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Old 05-01-2011, 07:14 PM   #1861
 
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I've gone a whole week without buying any hair products every time I feel the urge I look in my closet/ bathroom sink/ beside my dresser etc. etc. etc...

I'm serious about not buying anything until my stash dies down a lil bit, anybody wants to join me?


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That so cute and that cool for her to understand about m&s.
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I just saw MUV's vid on Lil' Penguins so Imma check it. I see CK mentioned it a few posts up....
Fyi...according to my neice the Lil' Penguins stuff smells good...not as good as Curl Junkie but hey for a lil girl smell is her priority.
Prior to ordering the stuff I looked over their website (not easily navigated) but the ingredients looked good....nothing spectacular but *sigh* as a PJ I can't just walk away.

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I doubt seriously if a flat iron will ever touch my hair again. I said in another post about wanting my authentic texture back...not a texture that's been slightly "loosened" by flat ironing.

I'm SO glad I cut more hair. My "virgin" hair (hair that hasn't experienced flat ironing) is growing in and I'm excited to see my progress in six months.

I'll continue to do a warm blow dry, when I'm ready to trim, but no more flat ironing.
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I doubt seriously if a flat iron will ever touch my hair again. I said in another post about wanting my authentic texture back...not a texture that's been slightly "loosened" by flat ironing.

I'm SO glad I cut more hair. My "virgin" hair (hair that hasn't experienced flat ironing) is growing in and I'm excited to see my progress in six months.

I'll continue to do a warm blow dry, when I'm ready to trim, but no more flat ironing.
I stopped flat ironing years ago for that reason. Parts of my hair was straight.
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That so cute and that cool for her to understand about m&s.
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I just saw MUV's vid on Lil' Penguins so Imma check it. I see CK mentioned it a few posts up....
Fyi...according to my neice the Lil' Penguins stuff smells good...not as good as Curl Junkie but hey for a lil girl smell is her priority.
Prior to ordering the stuff I looked over their website (not easily navigated) but the ingredients looked good....nothing spectacular but *sigh* as a PJ I can't just walk away.

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I want to try this stuff but I don't see any preservatives anywhere...
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:12 PM   #1866
 
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I doubt seriously if a flat iron will ever touch my hair again. I said in another post about wanting my authentic texture back...not a texture that's been slightly "loosened" by flat ironing.

I'm SO glad I cut more hair. My "virgin" hair (hair that hasn't experienced flat ironing) is growing in and I'm excited to see my progress in six months.

I'll continue to do a warm blow dry, when I'm ready to trim, but no more flat ironing.
I stopped flat ironing years ago for that reason. Parts of my hair was straight. :(
I never got the totally destroyed, stringy strands, but my texture was getting looser, and I couldn't get my "Badu" fro.
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I doubt seriously if a flat iron will ever touch my hair again. I said in another post about wanting my authentic texture back...not a texture that's been slightly "loosened" by flat ironing.

I'm SO glad I cut more hair. My "virgin" hair (hair that hasn't experienced flat ironing) is growing in and I'm excited to see my progress in six months.

I'll continue to do a warm blow dry, when I'm ready to trim, but no more flat ironing.
I stopped flat ironing years ago for that reason. Parts of my hair was straight. :(
I never got the totally destroyed, stringy strands, but my texture was getting looser, and I couldn't get my "Badu" fro.
My issue is some of my curls are on the looser end so any amount of damage is going to straighten it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:28 AM   #1868
 
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I stopped flat ironing years ago for that reason. Parts of my hair was straight. :(
I never got the totally destroyed, stringy strands, but my texture was getting looser, and I couldn't get my "Badu" fro.
My issue is some of my curls are on the looser end so any amount of damage is going to straighten it.
I'm with you GnC. I've learned my hair is easily damaged by heat and even some color processes so I'm avoiding all but my diffuser. I keep seeing all these ladies sporting damaged, fractured curls as if it's hot and frankly it looks like crap. I ain't gonna lie, at one point that was me, but I'm not going back.


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Old 05-02-2011, 04:05 AM   #1869
 
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Finally received my Hairveda shipping notice.

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:28 AM   #1870
 
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my hair isn't growing.

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I just saw MUV's vid on Lil' Penguins so Imma check it. I see CK mentioned it a few posts up....
Fyi...according to my neice the Lil' Penguins stuff smells good...not as good as Curl Junkie but hey for a lil girl smell is her priority.
Prior to ordering the stuff I looked over their website (not easily navigated) but the ingredients looked good....nothing spectacular but *sigh* as a PJ I can't just walk away.

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I want to try this stuff but I don't see any preservatives anywhere...[/QUOTE]

I sent an email to the company asking about the preservatives. I will be checking the labels on the products to see if it listed on there as well but hopefully the company will respond quickly.

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I sent the company an email as well. I also asked MUV if she has preservatives listed on her jar, and she told me no...
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I really need to stop cutting my hair... If only it would grow in the shape I want
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I sent the company an email as well. I also asked MUV if she has preservatives listed on her jar, and she told me no...
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I sent the company an email as well. I also asked MUV if she has preservatives listed on her jar, and she told me no...
She responded saying they use a liquid preservative...ill forward the very long email I received.

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I sent the company an email as well. I also asked MUV if she has preservatives listed on her jar, and she told me no...
She responded saying they use a liquid preservative...ill forward the very long email I received.

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I got the same email - I'll paste it. I think it's a good response, but I'm not sure I like that she says that we shouldn't be letting our products sit on the shelf for months...um hello, pjs? But I'm glad she tries to mitigate that by selling smaller sizes at least.
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It took a lot of searching before I found our water based formula preservative, Leuconostoc/ Leuicidal liquid (I've attached a PDF of challenge test, and explanation of the way it works, for you), and it was available in Europe at the time I started looking (about 3 years ago).
I was so happy that I could finally put the water based formulas that we had created, to use, and feel safe about putting them on our child. We were already using an antioxidant mix for our oil/butter based POM line, that consisted of Rosemary Oleoresin and Vitamin E. We also utilize White Willow Bark extract on several formulas.

Luicidal liquid is retailed now for cosmetic formulating here in the U.S. and is ECOCERT approved, but I think we were buying it from the only retailer in the US at the time I found it.
It works very differently then standard preservatives, which seek to kill any bacteria with a minimal dose of a toxic product. This preservative is doing something that it naturally does-acidify it's environment with an enzymatic action, and it's holding up to the same challenge testing as other preservative systems.
What's even more amazing is that it is also an effective moisturizer in it's own right and helps with unwanted scalp bacteria.

This being said, I want to acknowledge that we as a company are trying to do EVERYTHING a bit differently then what has been tried.
We want to encourage you as a consumer to purchase and USE. Don't let it sit on a shelf while the active ingredients grow old. Use it fresh.

We purchase unrefined ingredients rather then those that have been stripped of odor and color and everything else except the emollient properties. These are in small quantities because we want you to use them within 3-4 months so that you get maximum benefit out of the properties. We don't keep large quantities of ingredients, because we want them fresh and active, and we also don't keep large quantities of premixed formulas on the shelves because we don't want them sitting, getting "old".
We feel like it's time for a different mentality about product use. Tons of preservatives to throw a product in your bathroom shelf and let it sit for a year, is not what we are about.
Buy small...refresh when you're low. Take time with your curls and nourish them.

Our products are EXPENSIVE to make. Unrefined butters are more expensive, organic is more expensive, essential oils rather then alcohol based fragrances that dry hair over time...are expensive. Raw unprocessed oils, and sea emollients, are much more expensive then mineral oil-petroleum products, and even our "natural-alternative preservative system is twice as expensive as the standard preservatives. We want you to understand as a consumer what you are buying, feel safe, and have a respect for what more natural product can give back to you.
Hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions. In your subject, put "forward to Kelly" when you create your email and I will usually be able to answer within 24 hours.
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I sent the company an email as well. I also asked MUV if she has preservatives listed on her jar, and she told me no...
She responded saying they use a liquid preservative...ill forward the very long email I received.

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I got the same email - I'll paste it. I think it's a good response, but I'm not sure I like that she says that we shouldn't be letting our products sit on the shelf for months...um hello, pjs? But I'm glad she tries to mitigate that by selling smaller sizes at least.
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It took a lot of searching before I found our water based formula preservative, Leuconostoc/ Leuicidal liquid (I've attached a PDF of challenge test, and explanation of the way it works, for you), and it was available in Europe at the time I started looking (about 3 years ago).
I was so happy that I could finally put the water based formulas that we had created, to use, and feel safe about putting them on our child. We were already using an antioxidant mix for our oil/butter based POM line, that consisted of Rosemary Oleoresin and Vitamin E. We also utilize White Willow Bark extract on several formulas.

Luicidal liquid is retailed now for cosmetic formulating here in the U.S. and is ECOCERT approved, but I think we were buying it from the only retailer in the US at the time I found it.
It works very differently then standard preservatives, which seek to kill any bacteria with a minimal dose of a toxic product. This preservative is doing something that it naturally does-acidify it's environment with an enzymatic action, and it's holding up to the same challenge testing as other preservative systems.
What's even more amazing is that it is also an effective moisturizer in it's own right and helps with unwanted scalp bacteria.

This being said, I want to acknowledge that we as a company are trying to do EVERYTHING a bit differently then what has been tried.
We want to encourage you as a consumer to purchase and USE. Don't let it sit on a shelf while the active ingredients grow old. Use it fresh.

We purchase unrefined ingredients rather then those that have been stripped of odor and color and everything else except the emollient properties. These are in small quantities because we want you to use them within 3-4 months so that you get maximum benefit out of the properties. We don't keep large quantities of ingredients, because we want them fresh and active, and we also don't keep large quantities of premixed formulas on the shelves because we don't want them sitting, getting "old".
We feel like it's time for a different mentality about product use. Tons of preservatives to throw a product in your bathroom shelf and let it sit for a year, is not what we are about.
Buy small...refresh when you're low. Take time with your curls and nourish them.

Our products are EXPENSIVE to make. Unrefined butters are more expensive, organic is more expensive, essential oils rather then alcohol based fragrances that dry hair over time...are expensive. Raw unprocessed oils, and sea emollients, are much more expensive then mineral oil-petroleum products, and even our "natural-alternative preservative system is twice as expensive as the standard preservatives. We want you to understand as a consumer what you are buying, feel safe, and have a respect for what more natural product can give back to you.
Hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions. In your subject, put "forward to Kelly" when you create your email and I will usually be able to answer within 24 hours.
Those were my thoughts exactly....PJ's are movers and shakers.
Most of these products have my attention only for so long then on to something new.
I am hoping these products workout as they would be used by my brother on my neice's hair almost daily.
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Im going to do my hair tonight , so excited. smh

I just need to decide if i will do a rhassoul clay with flax seed water, or lavendar water, or warm coconut milk?

Then try my new Kyras utlimate stuff!

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