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Old 10-28-2008, 08:32 PM   #41
 
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Bump!

Great resources!!
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:33 PM   #42
 
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Thank you for this lovely post!
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:24 PM   #43
 
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Bump for the newbies! And also...


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it was suggested in a different post i use aloe vera, as u listed i ur products.. how do u put that in ur hair? or wen and why?
Actually, I haven't used it in months! I might try it again once it starts getting consistently colder. (I'm in Florida) I'm not sure if that will affect anything, but it's worth a shot.

Anyway, I had weird results. I put it in my hair after my shower but before my leave-in. It worked as a type of gel because it made my hair hard. Most people did not experience this, so I don't know what happened.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:17 PM   #44
 
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This is great! I consider myself a newbie. Found this site in September. Quit my flatiron around the 1st of October and gave up cones within the last couple weeks. Still researching and experiementing--trying to find the right products and routines. This will help soooo much!! Thanks!!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:17 PM   #45
 
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Wow very helpful info. I just want to say thanks to all the contributed in this thread. My curls thank you too.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:03 AM   #46
 
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Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys.

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Old 01-09-2009, 01:17 PM   #47
 
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BUMP!!! I wish this could be a sticky post!
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:07 PM   #48
 
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Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys.

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Old 03-20-2009, 10:09 AM   #49
 
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Thought it was time to surface this again. We seem to have lots of newbies lately so maybe this will help answer some of the questions.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:12 PM   #50
 
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Wanted to add a few more good references for newbies:

Struttswife's site that gives info about curly hair and how to diagnose and care for it.

Her blog posts on:
Hair texture
Hair porosity
Elasticity and density
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:27 PM   #51
 
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This is fantastic - I'm a newbie and desperately conscious of the need to read and read and read before asking basic questions, so something like this is invaluable! I think it's just that when one has spent thirty (ahem) years hating one's hair and then one finds this fantastic group of positive curlies it's hard not to be impatient and want to start everything right away - to make up for lost time, so to speak!
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #52
 
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Fear not, Trigglet -- we have *all* been there. You're among friends here.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:56 PM   #53
 
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I wanted to add these:

The Science of Clumping:
the science of clumping?

The Ice Queen Method for clumping:
Oh the clumps! The Icequeen Method

CG for Active people:
CG is not for people who are really active. What do you think?

The truth about Cyclomethicone:
Cyclomethicone

Dew point vs. Humidity:
Dew point vs. humidity
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:00 PM   #54
 
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This post is so incredibly helpful. I have literally spent over two hours just reading all of these links... I really think this should be stickied, or atleast bumped every so often because I was helpless until I found this, it truly explains everything and anything you can think of when just starting CG

thanks so much!
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:37 AM   #55
 
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I do hope this gets stickied. I'd have killed for this info when I first started. I think we need a curl wiki!!!!
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:31 PM   #56
 
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This is awesome!! I really think we should have a section on this site that newbies can jump in and get a crash course of Curiles101... I know some just search and search and tend to give up sometimes, but if we make it a bit easier for them they wont leave...OK OK that just sounded weird.!! but you know what I mean. Just me giving out ideas.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:34 PM   #57
 
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This has been so helpful! Thank you!
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:16 PM   #58
 
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I don't think I saw Laura Lee's guide to going CG on here. If I missed it sorry. It is sooooooo helpful to newbies. I can't tell you how many wavies I have directed to it.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:48 PM   #59
 
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Thank you SOOO much! I just started up my account and this has helped me a lot! I'm gonna start plopping tomorrow!
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Old 05-24-2009, 08:13 PM   #60
 
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This may be a little OT, but how do you post a link to another thread? Apparently, I need the thread id. Where do I find this? This is not mentioned in the FAQs page, and my searches turn up nothing. I'm sure this has been asked before. Thanks.

ETA: Nevermind. I think I figured it out.
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