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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? Today, 12:09 PM
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If you aren't opposed to using conditioner, you...

If you aren't opposed to using conditioner, you might try some as a leave in. It would help keep your curls hydrated throughout the day and reduce the tendency to poof and frizz. If you'd rather not...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Today, 11:55 AM
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This. The shop is on Etsy. I recently got my...

This. The shop is on Etsy. I recently got my result from Wendy and it has helped a lot to identify ingredients that work on my hair and I can plan on a routine with products that have my preferred...
Forum: 2 Yesterday, 01:09 PM
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This article? THE NATURAL HAVEN: Can you wash...

This article? THE NATURAL HAVEN: Can you wash your hair with Baking Soda or Apple Cider Vinegar? : A scientific experiment!...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Geek_Chic
If you don't have it already, I'd suggest getting...

If you don't have it already, I'd suggest getting the Curly Girl Handbook, by Lorraine Massey. It has great information about the care and feeding of wavy /curly hair, and it comes with a DVD of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-06-2014, 07:39 PM
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Views: 357
Posted By Geek_Chic
If your hair loves it, who am I to judge? Do you....

If your hair loves it, who am I to judge? Do you. :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-06-2014, 07:38 PM
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I have tried honey and it was a no no. What about...

I have tried honey and it was a no no. What about xantham gum or guar gum or even cornstarch?


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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-06-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Geek_Chic
I usually use 2 cubes on my hair each wash....

I usually use 2 cubes on my hair each wash. Science-y Hair Blog suggests acacia fiber (gum arabic) for additional hold in FSG. You could also use honey or agave nectar, but those are humectants, so...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 09-06-2014, 10:28 AM
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Views: 380
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yeah, their website only lists USA retailers as...

Yeah, their website only lists USA retailers as far as on the ground stores go. However, I've seen their stuff on Amazon and drugstore.com.
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 09-05-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
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If it's done when the hair is completely dry,...

If it's done when the hair is completely dry, SOTCing shouldn't cause frizz. It isn't a lot of touching, and it isn't fast /rough. Just a deliberate gentle scrunch to break the cast. Once you feel...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-05-2014, 01:19 PM
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Views: 166
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CK has two strong humectants, glycerin and...

CK has two strong humectants, glycerin and propylene glycol, which will help pull moisture into the hair in medium to high dews. The main film-former, PVP/VA Copolymer, is one that maintains its hold...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-05-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Geek_Chic
So cute, frckls!

So cute, frckls!
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
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This method may not work for pre-testing tendency...

This method may not work for pre-testing tendency to flake, but I've heard about a way to figure out whether a certain LI and gel will play well together before you ever combine them in your hair....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Geek_Chic
^That was what happened with me too. Hair felt...

^That was what happened with me too. Hair felt progressively drier over the course of the week with decrease in crown volume and curl, and an increase in frizz.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Geek_Chic
^That was my experience when I did a week long...

^That was my experience when I did a week long experiment with an a-cone containing RO. Have yet to try a week long LI experiment.
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-04-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Geek_Chic
I don't do LOC, since I have fine hair that's...

I don't do LOC, since I have fine hair that's easily weighed down, but I do occasionally scrunch a bit of coconut oil into my ends if they look dry. I do use LI almost all the time, including under...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-02-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Geek_Chic
I make my own, Frostiilove. The first time I...

I make my own, Frostiilove. The first time I definitely wanted to try the basic recipe, and I figured I could customize the next batch based on how the first one acted in my hair. Plain gel gave me...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-01-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Geek_Chic
I love me some plain FSG for curl /clump...

I love me some plain FSG for curl /clump enhancement, but if you like hard hold gel, you'd probably need to top it with something else or add additional ingredients to increase hold.

I haven't...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-01-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Geek_Chic
If it's humid where you are, it might be the PVP....

If it's humid where you are, it might be the PVP. That polymer works well to provide hold in midrange dewpoints, but can fail in higher dews, causing frizz and poof.

According to the Curl Chemist:...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 08-31-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Geek_Chic
Tresemme Bouncy Curls has gelatin/keratin amino...

Tresemme Bouncy Curls has gelatin/keratin amino acids, so it isn't protein free. It does appear toward the end of the list though, so may not be problematic.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-31-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Geek_Chic
Nothing you mentioned indicates a "bad" reaction...

Nothing you mentioned indicates a "bad" reaction to the pt. If you'd overdosed on protein, your hair would feel stiff and/or straw-like, maybe refuse to clump. If collagen was the wrong sort of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-30-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Geek_Chic
Pre-pooing could help, but conditioning...

Pre-pooing could help, but conditioning beforehand might well act similarly. You can also dilute a sulfate shampoo with water to make it more gentle /less drying. Science-y Hair Blog did an article...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-29-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Geek_Chic
I would think it's maybe the cetyl esters, though...

I would think it's maybe the cetyl esters, though I'd expect hair to feel coated rather than crunchy since it's a wax. Might be because of the maris aqua (salt water). Salt is curl enhancing but can...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-27-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Geek_Chic
There's a sticky in the Salon /Stylist forum that...

There's a sticky in the Salon /Stylist forum that should help you out in what to ask for. It was started by Struttswife, a curly stylist that used to post here....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-27-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Geek_Chic
I get enough hold out of plain FSG that I...

I get enough hold out of plain FSG that I normally don't layer commercial gel over top of it. I'm assuming you're wondering about the FSCC with the hair gel in it? I haven't tried that one, since I'm...
Forum: 2 08-27-2014, 05:15 AM
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Views: 294
Posted By Geek_Chic
Flaxseed gel is the best clumping /curl enhancing...

Flaxseed gel is the best clumping /curl enhancing product I've used. It works better for that than commercial gels, for me, and I get nice shine out of it too. I make my own and layer it over LI. You...
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