View Poll Results: Consolidate the hair type forums?
Yes, consolidate the forums, remove the subcategories 29 76.32%
No, keep the subcategories 9 23.68%
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Hair Type Forum Consolidation

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Ditto RCC, even tho it will kill my Hall of Fame forum that I've tried to get for years now and is finally about to come to life.

I might even get rid of a couple more but would have to check the traffic to decide for sure.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
I thought about the two age related forums, but they still seem to get traffic and serve a specific function. I feel the men need an area since there are so few of them, and they can run their routines differently than the men do. Parents of Curlies I left because that seems to be a different enough focus.
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I think the new Hall of Fame forum should be kept separate, but consolidate the Hall of Shame. The Hall of Fame is curly celebration and that is one of the main reasons we are here is it not?
I'm fine with that.
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Here's my suggestion. It would take us from 31 to 18 hair forums.

General Discussion (would absorb Hall of Shame, Shampoo Free, Growing Out, Celebs). I feel that most of the absorbed forums are already discussed in Gen Hair, and none of them are so high traffic as to not be handled by Gen Hair.

Salon/Stylist Chatter

Transitioning

Readers Product Reviews

Coloring

Health Related (would absorb Thin/Thinning as there is a fair amount of overlap).

Straightening/Relaxing (would absorb Keratin Services). My personal preference is to get rid of straightening altogether. I feel it has no function on a site for supporting curly hair. But, I don't think that will fly, so we could at least combine the two straightening forums.

All Natural (would absorb Recipes for Hair and Body due to overlap).

Parents of Curlies

Curly Men

Curly Teens

Over 40

Locs

2

3 (combine a,b, and c).

4 (combine a and b).

Porosity (combine porosity types)

Texture

The protein forums would be handled in texture and porosity. They wouldn't need their own forums.

Having separate forums for each porosity and texture type would be cumbersome, IMO. At some point the poster has to do some reading and searching on her own.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
THANK YOU FOR THIS! As you can see, i haven't consolidated the threads just yet. We're dealing with a bunch of user tech issues and we're addressing those needs first. Thanks y'all!
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^ I won't be offended if the newly minted Hall of Fame forum gets consolidated with other forums. Fewer forums overall would be a plus for me.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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I'm also cool with keeping it separate for the reasons stated in your thread.
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I'm cool with having 2,3,and 4, but without the subtypes the way the 2 board is right now.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Another vote for this type of consolidation.
Hair
Type: 3c/b; Density: M; Texture: M-C; Porosity: L-N.

Products
Oils: CO, MO
Cleanser: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Conditioners: SM Noni and Monoi Rinse Out Conditioner/ Restorative Conditioner
DC: SM Noni and Monoi Mask
Leave-In: Giovani Direct
Styler: MJ Jelly Soft Curls

Regimen
WnG 4x per week; DC 1x per week; henna every 3 weeks.

CG since 3/31/12
Hennahead since 7/2/13
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I was thinking about the straightening thing. I saw that I wasn't the only one who was ok with doing away with it altogether as opposed to simply combining the two.

I can't create polls from the app. Perhaps Evelyn could start one to get a feel for it?

I just don't think that relaxing and similar treatments are conducive to the message of the site.
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I was thinking about the straightening thing. I saw that I wasn't the only one who was ok with doing away with it altogether as opposed to simply combining the two.

I can't create polls from the app. Perhaps Evelyn could start one to get a feel for it?

I just don't think that relaxing and similar treatments are conducive to the message of the site.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
i agree that it seems that the point of this website would be to help curlies love their hair, curls, as they are, how to best care for them. however, the bottom line is the bottom line and it is a business, so i suspect that won't wash. i find it interesting that people here can get angry with people who bash curls, yet give info about ways to get rid of your curls. i guess the website is here to give curly girls whatever they want, how to care/love your curls, or how to get rid of them.

it would be interesting to see reactions.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
True. The stuff is sold on Curl Mart which is sort of :/.
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ditto, getting rid of relaxing and straightening forums. I never really understood that whole thing here.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Feb 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd
I would love to have a forum with hints on how to get more or less curly!
We do like our curls, but as everyone: are we ever really satisfied? Therefore I guess it would be nice to get advice on how to get more or less curly...
(in my case, I would love to become a bit more curly. I know I can't expect lots of it, but maybe just go up one subtype? I guess there will be people in the 3s and 4s who would love to lose 1 subtype...)
^^^

I thought about that, but that's six forums, which is just giving us the same problem we had before - too much detail on the forum title. One forum for each shouldn't be too cumbersome. 4a is the busiest forum on the site, and threads are still easy to find there.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
^^^^ This is about texture and porosity forums. I don't think medium for either is really necessary. I would think medium texture, porosity folks could use info from either end of the spectrum. The medium porosity forum gets little traffic and doesn't even have a full page of posts. I vote for four: low porosity, high po, fine, coarse. I think Issues are different enough at the ends of these spectrums to warrant separate forums.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
Most forums don't have more than one page of traffic per day. Keeping all texture under just texture shouldn't be cumbersome. We have too many forums as it is.
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I definitely think so. It's going to make things so much easier having to split those things.
i agree we should do away with the subcategories in hair types.

what i would love to see are forums for each texture -- fine, medium, coarse!!!
:-)
Originally Posted by rbb
I agree
i agree we should do away with the subcategories in hair types.

what i would love to see are forums for each texture -- fine, medium, coarse!!!
:-)
Originally Posted by rbb
I agree
Originally Posted by tenapaige
I agree too!
I just noticed the hair type sections are finally consolidated! Yeay!

Now what about the other suggestions?
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Eve, thanks for consolidating the forum! It looks great!
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texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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Now what about the other suggestions?
Originally Posted by RizosMio
+1
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2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!

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