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here is something i would love -- an index of the curly chemist articles!!
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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
What it be possible to put on the main site and somewhere on every forum in curltalk that the website has an international audience?

I know the swap forums recognise this but since I've come back to the site I've noticed a lot of rudness, some that looks intentional but most unintended, to posters who live in non-US but English speaking parts of the world.
here is something i would love -- an index of the curly chemist articles!!
Originally Posted by rbb
A usable index would be great, for any author on the site really. Just a list of article titles, perhaps with a short text blurb, and the ability to sort it alphabetically and/or by date. Currently, if you're already reading an article, clicking the hyperlinked author's name takes you to a full text listing of all their writings, but it's a lot of scrolling.
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CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed
I have to agree the photo classifications need help. When I came here as a newbie looking up 2/a and b I got everything from 3 on up. Don't know if you can fix that it not but without it the function isn't all that helpful especially to the new.
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There are too many articles on the same topics, and of widely varying quality/ accuracy. I agree some seem to be lifted straight off other blogs or forums, just blindly copied and pasted.

Tonya McKay's excellent articles are tough to search for in amongst this, I end up resorting to Google search. I have no doubt there are other quality ones I am missing signposting to.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I have to agree the photo classifications need help. When I came here as a newbie looking up 2/a and b I got everything from 3 on up. Don't know if you can fix that it not but without it the function isn't all that helpful especially to the new.
Originally Posted by chupie
This! I was hoping to find ideas for my 2C hair but seems like I'm getting random photos.
I also wish on the Product Reviews Section there were sub categories for people to specify their hair type. It wouldn't have to be required field but for those who do know it would be great to see this info.

To add to this idea....add this feature to our profile (instead of having it in the signature or in addtion to having it on the signature) that way when you review a product it's automatically there.

It's frustrating to see rave reviews on products only to find the people raving about it have a different hair type, or vice versa, you see bad reviews and those people posses different hair properties.
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[QUOTE=Cristy_amk;2250842I also wish on the Product Reviews Section there were sub categories for people to specify their hair type. It wouldn't have to be required field but for those who do know it would be great to see this info.[/QUOTE]

I was just going to suggest the bolded. It would be AMAZING if people could specify their hair properties when writing product reviews.

Although I still read some reviews when I'm researching a product to try out, they are not really helpful to me unless I knew what that person's hair properties were. We could almost always figure out the problem ingredient(s) or technique used when a product doesn't work out well for someone based on their properties. I said almost, lol!

Know what I'm sayin'?
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Upper Michigan Dews
3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
Detangler: KCKT
Leave-in: CJ Repair me
Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

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And I have to say I am seriously not feeling the 2 love. I clicked on "More 2 type articles." and got nothing remotely connected to just being a 2. I know we hear all the time 2s are "easy". Well, it really isn't. It can be enough to push out attempts to curl, wave won't stay if the dewpoint falls negative yet a lot still get frizz. There is NO such thing as wash and go because you either have to pick to style wavy or style straight, either of which takes about the same amount of time. It's not all roses. ANyhow, I was rather discouraged when I clicked on that just now.
And I have to say I am seriously not feeling the 2 love. I clicked on "More 2 type articles." and got nothing remotely connected to just being a 2. I know we hear all the time 2s are "easy". Well, it really isn't. It can be enough to push out attempts to curl, wave won't stay if the dewpoint falls negative yet a lot still get frizz. There is NO such thing as wash and go because you either have to pick to style wavy or style straight, either of which takes about the same amount of time. It's not all roses. ANyhow, I was rather discouraged when I clicked on that just now.
Originally Posted by chupie
Agreed, chupie. I recognize you from our FB page! Thanks for sharing your experiences and knowledge.
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I'd seen the Q & A section in the past. It really didn't make an impression on me. People do ask their questions on Curl Talk, and get a lot of answers most of the time, so it's redundant, IMHO. If you look, there aren't many answers in to most of the questions. "Q & A" kind of makes it sound like the answer is "correct." As with anything else, the answer is only as good as the knowledge of the person who responds.

I'd love to see the search function work better. I can only hope that people ask the same questions over and over again because they can't find the answer when they search.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Haven't read this whole thread yet, but I agree with the above.

In terms of searches, can there be a way for users to "tag" questions conversations? I think that would help the searches be cleaner. As new topics can come up, forum users can just tag the comment or conversation with whatever topic is coming up (humectant, high dews, low-porosity hair etc.)

I will think of more things and report back!

I do love the new template of the main site!
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2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
Oh yes, DEFINITELY a hair-twin finder function!

This would be really helpful, especially to newbies, but to everyone. People here come in waves, I see. (No pun) Your hair twins may not be current posters, but if there is a way you can search them, you can still see what was in their siggy and that can be immensely helpful.


I also second more wavy content. I really do think it has very special challenges in terms of styling, some that are related to curly hair, some that aren't. It's not "easy" though. I go through the same routine, effort, and time to style my hair as most others on the board who have a curl pattern much tighter than mine, sometimes even more (cleanse, condition, gel, plop, diffuse). And yet I think I should be styling a little differently, still figuring out what's best for my hair in terms of styling after over a year of experimenting. Would welcome any 2-specific styling tips, which could be very different from 3 or 4.
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
a way to find members based on hair properties would be awesome.. include things like location (for weather/dewpoint)
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3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

Current products:
YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
GVP Conditioning Balm
Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


HG Summer Routine:
poo - TMW Hydrate
RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
PT - CJ RM
DT - EVCO

Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
I cannot post anything from my iPad. Whenever I try to post a pic, the screens get gobbly, then freeze
I also agree that information needs to be clearer. Honestly, even when you search it yourself, the first things that pop up are random threads because the words are filtered. I just want there to be direct links that indicate the most important parts of our hair: porosity, texture, density, dew points, dew point + porosity, etc.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Oh, what would be convenient as well, is visibility of the signatures on the iPhone app! (I've never used any other apps so I have not idea what they're like).
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC

Beauty Is Not a Number
Also a mod-CG forum!
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2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
When using curlmart, I would love the option to pick multiple fields for my search, such as glycerin free AND protein rich, etc.
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
When using curlmart, I would love the option to pick multiple fields for my search, such as glycerin free AND protein rich, etc.
Originally Posted by sixelamy
Oh yeah, that's a good one. I'd like that option too!
The question and answer section is now being targeted by spammers.

It's actually not helpful for the posters asking the questions as they are posting questions where they need to add more information to get a decent reply.
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