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Forum: Protein-craving 07-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks to you both for your input. I will try...

Thanks to you both for your input. I will try leaving out the ACV next time.
Forum: Protein-craving 07-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Is this a Normal Reaction to Protein?

This morning I dissolved one packet of gelatin in 1/3 cup of water. When it cooled I added 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Suave Coconut condish, and a few drops of coconut oil and mixed well....
Forum: Protein-craving 04-23-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Adding Oil etc to Protein Treatment

I'm confused. Is it possible that adding oils and conditioners to the gelatin could block some of the protein from binding with hair?
Also...how is it possible to leave the PT on too long if hair...
Forum: Protein-craving 04-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Protein Treatment Results

After thinking that my snarly, tangled sections of hair were due to protein, I had never tried the gelatin protein treatment.
After a lot of trial and error I discovered that it was build up and not...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 03-28-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,377
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
The OP is posting about her experience. That is...

The OP is posting about her experience. That is nothing for anyone to get huffy about. It may not have happened to you....but it did to her. And she isn't alone.
I'm 54 and have been caring for my...
Forum: 2 02-23-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Hippiechic....I do get your point. It does seem...

Hippiechic....I do get your point. It does seem it is very upsetting when ones hair changes dramatically. Curlies who love and embrace their curls don't want to become wavies. Change is difficult for...
Forum: Over 40 02-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,158
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Perimenopause Vs. Menopause

This is my first time reading the "Over 40" board. I'm usually in the "2" board. There is lots of interesting stuff to read here. One thing I am noticing is there seems to be some confusion in some...
Forum: 2 02-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,999
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Because I have so many scalp and skin...

Because I have so many scalp and skin sensitivities I rarely use a styling product. Also...all that I have tried weighed my hair down and made it feel too producty.
So I cleanse, RO then LI. I am...
Forum: 2 02-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thank you once again Firefox for so much great...

Thank you once again Firefox for so much great information! This stuff can get quite involved...can't it!
Your explanation of hydrating/moisturizing may explain why my hair feels great while drying...
Forum: 2 02-06-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
I was reading this post over again today and had...

I was reading this post over again today and had a few questions.
Firefox, you mentioned that you use oil on dry hair before shampooing. If oil is a sealant wouldn't it seal in stuff you don't want...
Forum: 2 01-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks again Firefox for your great information. ...

Thanks again Firefox for your great information.
Any recommendations for products with these ingredients..... hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol?
Forum: 2 01-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
I never thought of that! I thought I had done...

I never thought of that! I thought I had done enough to clarify....ACV rinses, Malibu hard water shampoo, weekly sulfate shampoo washes and NO MORE butters! I'm no longer using anything that can...
Forum: 2 01-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Best Hair After Coloring?!

At first I thought it was a coincidence. Its been happening over and over so I doubt it is.
The best my hair looks is after I color it. Its the only time I get clumping, really shiny, soft, and no...
Forum: 2 01-15-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thank you again for responding. I'm going to try...

Thank you again for responding. I'm going to try a gelatin PT using half a packet...just to be safe.
Forum: 2 01-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
SS Protein Spray

How potent is the level of protein in SS PS? Since I've rid my hair of the buildup I've been using it almost every day with no bad effects. In fact my hair feels great...no stiffness at all. It's not...
Forum: 2 01-12-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
My nickname as a young child, affectionately...

My nickname as a young child, affectionately given to me by my mother, was "Miss O Cedar dust mop". Need I say more?


PS: She wasn't referring to my cleaning abilities.
Forum: 2 01-03-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks! I have read other posts with complaints...

Thanks! I have read other posts with complaints of similar problems as mine...the snarly, dry, matted hair. Maybe the cause of theirs is different than mine (like protein) but if it can help someone...
Forum: 2 01-03-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
A Cautionary Tale....

I started CG back in 2012. I had some issues. To be honest I was a little overwhelmed with which ingredients were OK....which were not. What worked with my specific hair properties (had it analyzed)...
Forum: 2 12-30-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Natures Gate Shampoos/Conditioners

Part of my large stash of products that didn't work for me in my loooong CG journey are 8 bottles of NG shampoos/Conditioners. I'm now wondering if once I get all the build up out of my hair from the...
Forum: 2 12-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks for all the great info! I have been given...

Thanks for all the great info! I have been given so many helpful tips that I can't wait to try them! I'm not using the DE or any MD butters(or any other butters)....ever. Today I used sulfate...
Forum: 2 12-17-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
I use the JCTS as my conditioner (leave in) after...

I use the JCTS as my conditioner (leave in) after shampooing then scrunch in a small bit of the MD butter. When I don't use the butter my waves aren't as defined and my hair is more frizzy and dry. ...
Forum: 2 12-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Could This Stuff Be The Problem?

For months I have been trying to sort out the nasty, tangly, rough patches of hair. I stopped using the DE shampoo and started on sulfate shampoo again. It has improved but as soon as I use the...
Forum: 2 12-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
I too had issues with the CG method. I was using...

I too had issues with the CG method. I was using mainly Yes To Carrots and Desert Essences shampoos, JCTS, and Marie Dean custards (a small amount when needed). My hair got really wacky...places of...
Forum: 2 11-07-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
2nd Day Blues

When I wake up my hair is wild! Especially the back. It's snarly and frizzy. I haven't been able to find a method to get the knots and snarls out while calming the frizzies. I end up brushing it and...
Forum: Coloring your hair 03-12-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Garnier Nutrisse

Out of all the things I do to my hair...I get the best results after coloring my hair with Garnier Nutrisse. I don't use the after conditioner but do use the oil stuff that you add to the actual...
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