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:
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:
stretch test/ protein issues
More on protein experimentation (“playing with protein”)
explaining protein and understanding hair types discussion on the boards
Hair typing (numbers 1-4b, texture, and volume)
hair type thread
More on hair type (numbers 1-4b)
List of good and bad alcohols
list of sulfates, silicones, humectants, and other ingredients and what they do
discussion on polyquats
Hair Care Methods:
wikihow Curly Girl method
Curly Girl method (sticky on the boards)
diffusing – pixie method discussion
plopping (with pictures!)
Other Wavy/Curly Hair Issues:
spray revivers and refreshers discussion
Hard/Soft water discussion
discussion linking dewpoint explanations
This post should have a sticky or something, because this could be so helpful.
Thanks QuirkyYogini, I'm totally bookmarking this. =)
Yay! I'm glad you like it! :iconbiggrin:
This is a great post. Thanks for posting it. It's nice to have so many useful links in one place :)
Thank you so much! As you can see - I'm new here. I found a lot on forum, but this links are very helpful.
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!
Great List! Great idea!
Humidity Humectants and Hair - dealing with humid and dry climates and how humectants work in these climates.
Parabens- pro or con, an article to add to your arsenal
Curl Chemist protein article. Good to have as it is an ingredient category that can be loved or hated.
The Scoop on Silicones - talks about 'cones and what is needed to remove them
yes, I love CurlChemist articles :)
I'm glad I could help! = )
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:
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.
This thread is so great, I'm going to make it a reference link on my blog! :toothy7:
What a great idea .. Thank you !!!
Great list! Thank you. I hope the moderators make a sticky out of it.
Well, so much for the sticky! :tongue:
Anywho, some more useful links:
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.
Before and After henna pictures and discussion
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.)
Great discussion on different types of oils, where to get them, and the hair types and textures that love them.
Discussion on overconditioning. Further down the first page, there is a description on what overconditioning is.
I think this post is excellent. It made me realize I was over-conditioning!
This is such a great thread that all the newbies need to see it again!
Thanks a bunch, QuirkyYogini. :)
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:
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.
Woo! You're the best, thanks!
bump :) :) :)
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