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Old 11-11-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
 
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Yeah, that's right. In keeping my new-ish idea that "less is more" when it comes to hair, I went first from ~5 products in a complicated routine a few years ago to Deva OneC + NoPoo + Angell a few months ago. Now I have cut down further to just VO5 CG-friendly conditioner with lots left in and some Angell.

That's like $25 --> $3 in savings! (accounting for the fact that I use a lot more of the VO5 than the Deva stuff) And I think my hair looks even better than before with more regularity.

Huzzah for thrifty, curly hair!

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GUANO/

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Huzzah
OK, my son says this! Where did it come from?! It obviously means something like "hurray", right?

/GUANO
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GUANO/

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Huzzah
OK, my son says this! Where did it come from?! It obviously means something like "hurray", right?

/GUANO
I think it's an old-fahsioned form of "hurray". In movies at and Renaissnace fairs and stuff they say "huzzah" when they've defeated the enemy or when the it's the Queen's birthday or something.
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Consider yourself lucky. Every time I try to use a less expensive product the results are less than stellar. It's a bit annoying...
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GUANO/

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Huzzah
OK, my son says this! Where did it come from?! It obviously means something like "hurray", right?

/GUANO

They say it at Colonial Williamsburg.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:36 PM   #6
 
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huzzah is civilization!
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:00 PM   #7
 
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msjanani-- congrats!!! i'm doing kinda the opposite of you. i started out trying to use as few products as possible, but i just keep adding more to my routine...maybe i should control my pj!!

as for the guano, i know huzzah from pirates of the caribbean!!!
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:54 AM   #8
 
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Your hair looks really good, very shiny and healthy!
Which VO5 are you using?
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:37 AM   #9
 
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My hair is to stuck up.. it is only ok with using VO5 once in a while as a co-wash. Everything else is apparently supposed to be over $10 depending on the size.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:23 AM   #10
 
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thanks jlpmom23! I'm using the VO5 Herbal Escapes in Kiwi Lime Squeeze (99 cents at CVS) but I also picked up a bottle of Free Me Fresia last night. The herbal escapes line is basically the same ingredients-wise as the strawberries kind except for the smell, which I find a lot more pleasant.
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My hair is to stuck up.. it is only ok with using VO5 once in a while as a co-wash. Everything else is apparently supposed to be over $10 depending on the size.
Same here! grrrrr.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:14 PM   #12
 
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My hair really likes Suave...For some reason though I really have to buy all the expensive stuff.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:39 PM   #13
 
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Good to see you're having good results with such a streamlined routine!

My hair is kinda split on what price-tag gets the best results:

For shampoos, co-washes and stylers, I prefer the cheap stuff (especially shampoo; I like to get the "make your own" shampoo bases as most of the "moisturizing" shampoos leave a bunch of residue on my hair.) Expensive gels tend to be so-so on my hair; BRHG, Arc-Angell, etc.

My leave ins are mid-priced, but I can't seem to find a non-pricey condish that's moisturizing enough, so the liter sized One C it must be, for frugality's sake.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:12 AM   #14
 
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My hair definitely likes the higher-end conditioners and usually the shampoos as well, but the 2 gels my hair has been lovin' lately are from the drugstore.
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Yep, don't sleep on the v05 Strawberries & Cream and the Trader joe's Nourish!
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My hair definitely likes the higher-end conditioners and usually the shampoos as well, but the 2 gels my hair has been lovin' lately are from the drugstore.
MsG - which two drugstore gels are you using these days?
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:10 PM   #17
 
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CurlyinColorado: Since the weather has gotten cooler, my hair has really been liking the Suave Anti-Frizz Gel w/Aloe -- which I've had stuck back in my cabinet for the past year & now is discontinued -- -- but I've got a gigantic bottle of it, so at least it will last in my rotation awhile until I can find a replacement for it.

This week I've been using FX Special Effects Curl Booster Fixative Gel. My hair loves it! I don't even have to use my diffuser. I've been air drying, which I can never do, and my hair looks just as good as if I used the diffuser. My hair is saying a great big thank you!

Got 'em both at CVS.
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