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QuirkyYogini 06-08-2008 04:04 PM

Useful Curly Links
 
So I'm still fairly new to the boards, and even I have noticed how many questions there are. It's like all the newbies are so excited to start talking that they skip the newbie section. (I admit that I did this!)

Eventually, I realized that the answers were (mostly) out there, but I just had to find them! I started to save the useful links that I had found and put descriptions under them for future reference. Then I thought, why not share this in a (probably futile) attempt to end fellow newbie suffering and prevent repetitive posts?

So... here is my (growing) list. I am sure that there are similar and probably better ones on this board, but I haven't seen them. Maybe we could start a thread about useful links and discussions we've found and keep it going. That way, someone else like me doesn't post a similar thread in a few weeks.

If you have any links to discussions or articles that you have found helpful, please post them here!

First, check here:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/faqs
Frequently Asked Questions on the boards with terms and acronyms are listed here. Your question is more than likely answered there. If you don’t feel like scrolling down the page to find the answer, or your question isn’t answered there, try the links below. They do not include every issue, but they have answered many questions I’ve had, so maybe they will help others too. Some of these are links to the discussion boards, which go into more detail than a FAQ might.

Protein and Hair Type:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=47320
stretch test/ protein issues

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=47296
More on protein experimentation (“playing with protein”)

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...hlight=protein
explaining protein and understanding hair types discussion on the boards

http://homepage.mac.com/annsofie.hen...ersonal27.html
Hair typing (numbers 1-4b, texture, and volume)

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...hlight=protein
hair type thread

http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types
More on hair type (numbers 1-4b)

Understanding ingredients:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=44325
moistureizing gels

http://hairbraider.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A674357A1D0F3116!293.entry
List of good and bad alcohols

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curl-products/ingredients-commonly-found-in-hair-care-products
list of sulfates, silicones, humectants, and other ingredients and what they do

http://www.naturallycurly.com/ingredients/all-about-another-hard-to-pronounce-ingredient
polyquats

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=43540
discussion on polyquats

Hair Care Methods:
http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Cu...for-Curly-Hair
wikihow Curly Girl method

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=14222
Curly Girl method (sticky on the boards)

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=37439
diffusing discussion

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...xiecurl+method
diffusing – pixie method discussion

http://www.naturallycurly.com/tips/to-plop-or-not-to-plop
plopping (with pictures!)

Other Wavy/Curly Hair Issues:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=47261
spray revivers and refreshers discussion

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=46702
Hard/Soft water discussion

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ighlight=links
discussion linking dewpoint explanations

RawrSally 06-08-2008 04:08 PM

This post should have a sticky or something, because this could be so helpful.

Thanks QuirkyYogini, I'm totally bookmarking this. =)

QuirkyYogini 06-08-2008 04:12 PM

Yay! I'm glad you like it! :iconbiggrin:

sessac81 06-08-2008 04:34 PM

This is a great post. Thanks for posting it. It's nice to have so many useful links in one place :)

tulipan 06-08-2008 06:02 PM

Thank you so much! As you can see - I'm new here. I found a lot on forum, but this links are very helpful.

Kitara 06-08-2008 06:06 PM

Great list!

Now we need the answers to the following questions.
"What's a good SLS free shampoo?"
"What's a good CG conditioner?"
"What's a good leave-in?"

P.S. I'm only saying this so you'll post a few more times Yogini because you're so flippin gorgeous and your smile is infectious!

redcelticcurls 06-08-2008 06:36 PM

Great List! Great idea!

and more...

Humidity Humectants and Hair - dealing with humid and dry climates and how humectants work in these climates.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-...tants-and-hair

Parabens- pro or con, an article to add to your arsenal

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-...-what-they-are

Curl Chemist protein article. Good to have as it is an ingredient category that can be loved or hated.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-...about-proteins

The Scoop on Silicones - talks about 'cones and what is needed to remove them

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curly-...p-on-silicones


yes, I love CurlChemist articles :)

QuirkyYogini 06-08-2008 08:40 PM

I'm glad I could help! = )
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kitara (Post 605984)
Great list!

Now we need the answers to the following questions.
"What's a good SLS free shampoo?"
"What's a good CG conditioner?"
"What's a good leave-in?"

P.S. I'm only saying this so you'll post a few more times Yogini because you're so flippin gorgeous and your smile is infectious!

LOL! Suave Naturals coconut, I believe is an excellent CG conditioner. (I think I have read this places.) I have no idea about any of the other answers! (except I like my Mixed Chicks leave in! = P) I'm sure someone else does.

And as for the rest... :happy7: Thank you so much!!! You are too sweet! By the way, I love your hair. Even before the henna you had gorgeous curls. I want them. Give them to me. Please...? :tongue:

Quote:

Originally Posted by redcelticcurls (Post 606013)
Great List! Great idea!

and more...
...
yes, I love CurlChemist articles :)

Oh wow! Thanks so much for the additions!

jillipoo 06-08-2008 11:59 PM

QuirkyYogini, you are a genius! What a totally great idea. And you've put together a fantastic list -- several of which I am seeing for the first time myself! Thank you for going to such trouble.

I have one other, in answer to the "I'm broke and can't afford expensive CG products so what can I use and where can I buy them?" question.

http://healthycurls.awardspace.com/free.html

This thread is so great, I'm going to make it a reference link on my blog! :toothy7:

FrizzBgone 06-09-2008 08:42 AM

What a great idea .. Thank you !!!

QuirkyYogini 06-10-2008 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jillipoo (Post 606233)
QuirkyYogini, you are a genius! What a totally great idea. And you've put together a fantastic list -- several of which I am seeing for the first time myself! Thank you for going to such trouble.

I have one other, in answer to the "I'm broke and can't afford expensive CG products so what can I use and where can I buy them?" question.

http://healthycurls.awardspace.com/free.html

This thread is so great, I'm going to make it a reference link on my blog! :toothy7:

Thanks! I don't think I've seen that before! That is REALLY useful! Thanks for the new addition!

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrizzBgone (Post 606394)
What a great idea .. Thank you !!!

Yay! No problem! Feel free to make additions if you find any links or threads that people might find useful!

winifred 06-10-2008 05:50 AM

Great list! Thank you. I hope the moderators make a sticky out of it.

QuirkyYogini 06-19-2008 11:29 PM

Well, so much for the sticky! :tongue:

Anywho, some more useful links:



http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...rify+ACV+lemon
Before you go CG you need to clarify with a sulfate-free shampoo to get the ‘cones out. Discussion on this and what types of reasonably priced shampoos to use for this.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=40226
Before and After henna pictures and discussion

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ight=pineapple
How to pineapple instructions from Notty. (Side note: Pineapple is used to prevent frizz and attempt 2nd day hair. Also, it's just a comfortable way to sleep without your hair getting in your way. If you can't pineapple, you can use a satin or silk pillowcase to help with frizz. Silk seems to be preferred by some people.)

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=48141
Great discussion on different types of oils, where to get them, and the hair types and textures that love them.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=48501
Discussion on overconditioning. Further down the first page, there is a description on what overconditioning is.

Artemida 07-08-2008 01:52 PM

I think this post is excellent. It made me realize I was over-conditioning!

curlyneen 07-21-2008 07:14 PM

bump.
This is such a great thread that all the newbies need to see it again!

PurpleCurly7 07-21-2008 07:19 PM

Thanks a bunch, QuirkyYogini. :)

Into The Mystic 07-21-2008 07:25 PM

Thank you for taking the time to do this, QuirkyYogini! It's a terrific idea, and if people keep adding links, it will be incredible. I am not a newbie, and I need something like this! Yippee!:toothy7::toothy7::toothy7:

shellylbridges 07-30-2008 09:52 PM

This post is perfect.....there was a post containing a long list of natural hair care products ranging from conditioners, shampoos, gels, etc. I've searched and searched until my poor fingers gave up in pain.

Does anyone remember what post that was and perhaps be able to provide the link? It was a post on the forum which appeared to be a typed out list that "compiled" various all natural/organic hair care products.

Can we add the link to that previous post on here as well so newbies can find list of natural/organic hair care products.

Ephesians2:8 07-30-2008 10:02 PM

Woo! You're the best, thanks!

FrizzBgone 08-01-2008 08:25 PM

bump :) :) :)


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