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Forum: Recipes for hair and body 04-15-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By etripoli
I think mango butter is lighter than shea &...

I think mango butter is lighter than shea & coco.[/quote]
yes, mango butter is lighter than both cocoa and shea butters. Cocoa is the hardest, then shea then mango.

Also like someone else...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 04-08-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By etripoli
Wouldn't oil make the butter heavier (greasier)?

Wouldn't oil make the butter heavier (greasier)?
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 04-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By etripoli
Butter Questions!!

I just experimented with shea and cocoa butter last week and have so many questions! Here are the two big ones though:

1. The shea was WAY too heavy, but the cocoa (when diluted with a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-06-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By etripoli
That's cute! Now my inner plant nerd is going to...

That's cute! Now my inner plant nerd is going to come out: It looks like one of those plants (the bright green one with the ridges on the leaf edges) is a kalanchoe. If it is, they are completely...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-02-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By etripoli
I had this exact thing happen when I first...

I had this exact thing happen when I first started CG. In desperation I wanted to try everything (at the same time), and one of my products caused the other to congeal when I put them together on my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By etripoli
Maybe I'll see about getting a trim (I am so...

Maybe I'll see about getting a trim (I am so afraid of another bad cut!). I'll give a low poo a try too- any suggestions?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By etripoli
With as busy as I've been, I really only end up...

With as busy as I've been, I really only end up doing it about 1x per month now (sorry I forgot to update that part!).
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By etripoli
HELP!

I've been CG for almost a year now and lately my hair has just looked dull, and the 'curls' are looking shaggier every day. I don't know what to do! I thought maybe I needed a bit of protein so I...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 01-15-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,674
Posted By etripoli
I am mostly Armenian with almost black hair and...

I am mostly Armenian with almost black hair and just about the lightest skin around. I was called so many names in grade school and highschool because of it. I tried bleaching, which looked weird...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-24-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By etripoli
I wouldn't feel bad about it at all. I actually...

I wouldn't feel bad about it at all. I actually just finished straightening my hair for the first time in about 6 months. I didn't have anything else except a silicone, so I just used it.

I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-24-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By etripoli
Ha ha, yeah I noticed about a dozen or so grays...

Ha ha, yeah I noticed about a dozen or so grays during my last year as an undergrad and I have since developed quite a few more after having a baby about a year ago. So I am pretty sure mine is...
Forum: Hall of Shame discussion 10-27-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,963
Posted By etripoli
Verity I have small features as well. I think...

Verity I have small features as well. I think most people (especially men) compliment me when my hair is straight because my features stand out more. What proof do I have of this? Well last week I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-27-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By etripoli
I use it in my weekly DT. I've used olive oil...

I use it in my weekly DT. I've used olive oil too, but I think coconut oil has more protein and I like to throw some into my otherwise protein-less hair regimen. My hair always feels soft and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-14-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By etripoli
Hair Appt- Please Help!

So I'm getting my hair cut (finally after almost 6 months!) on Thursday, and since my gray hair is really becoming obvious on my otherwise dark brown head, I am going to get some highlights too.
...
Forum: 3 10-14-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,338
Posted By etripoli
Here's what I do to get wavier (as opposed to...

Here's what I do to get wavier (as opposed to curlier) hair:

1. Use a heavier leave in
2. Don't scrunch to dry out of the shower (I will wring out my hair- I still don't brush though)
3....
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 10-07-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,200
Posted By etripoli
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is acidic and is useful...

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is acidic and is useful for those of us curlies with porous hair in getting the hair cuticle to lay flat. I always do a rinse of 2tbsp ACV for 1c water after my DT with hope...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 10-05-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,200
Posted By etripoli
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is acidic and is useful...

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is acidic and is useful for those of us curlies with porous hair in getting the hair cuticle to lay flat. I always do a rinse of 2tbsp ACV for 1c water after my DT with...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-29-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By etripoli
My canopy is really damaged from significant heat...

My canopy is really damaged from significant heat styling over the past couple of years (I had to get bangs just to remove the really fried parts).

I found that doing DTs every other day for...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-29-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By etripoli
My sister and I did this when we were younger- it...

My sister and I did this when we were younger- it was a lot of work, but it always turned out cute. The description Clank. R provided is pretty close to what we did, just a few suggestions/comments:...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-28-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,620
Posted By etripoli
I just emailed them- I hope my inbox doesn't get...

I just emailed them- I hope my inbox doesn't get bombarded with spam!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-25-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By etripoli
Wow, regardless of whether or not one agrees that...

Wow, regardless of whether or not one agrees that sulfates in shampoos don't damage hair (that is hogwash if you ask me), that beauty brains post was not well written.

I've visited that website...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 09-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By etripoli
Thanks! I am adding this to my list of things to...

Thanks! I am adding this to my list of things to play with!
Forum: 3 09-25-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By etripoli
I have this exact problem as well. No method for...

I have this exact problem as well. No method for protecting my hair at night seems to work.

The only thing I find helpful is to scrunch in some dilute gel (preferably FSG). The gel isn't so...
Forum: Parents of curlies 09-25-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By etripoli
What about this American Crew conditioner: ...

What about this American Crew conditioner:
http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=43327&catid=73404

If that's too expensive, here is something they sell at Sally's that looks similar:...
Forum: 3 09-24-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By etripoli
Ooh ninja dog I think that is a great idea.

Ooh ninja dog I think that is a great idea.
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