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Forum: 2 Yesterday, 04:06 PM
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Posted By SpiralHam
Amen to all of the above. i have at least 4...

Amen to all of the above. i have at least 4 distinct patterns that I can count.

I also have that straight layer at the nape of my neck, which I cut at least 1.5-2" shorter than the rest of my...
Forum: 2 Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By SpiralHam
I'm glad AIF worked out for you - it's such a...

I'm glad AIF worked out for you - it's such a good, basic gel.

My favorite products are in my sig; I keep it really basic... My hair is more porous than not, but also hates heavy products and...
Forum: 2 07-28-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By SpiralHam
Another good gel that is humectant free and...

Another good gel that is humectant free and pretty strong hold is Aussie Instant Freeze (or Herbal Essence Set Me Up). I've had great luck with this one this summer :)
Forum: 2 07-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By SpiralHam
You might give Herbal Essence Body Envy a try -...

You might give Herbal Essence Body Envy a try - I've played with it this summer and it has a nice amount of hold. And I need a pretty strong hold LOL!

I tend to get a few frizzies if the dew...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-21-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Posted By SpiralHam
My son twirls a lock oh his hair near the top of...

My son twirls a lock oh his hair near the top of his head - a real chronic problem. It is definitely stress related with him, and shows up a lot when he is doing math homework (he leans on his...
Forum: 2 07-21-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 138
Posted By SpiralHam
Look into flax seed gel (FSG) or okra gel. Not...

Look into flax seed gel (FSG) or okra gel. Not the best of hold by itself, but you can add things like honey or agave nectar (both humectants) or cornstarch for hold if you need it.

Lots of...
Forum: 3 07-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By SpiralHam
In high humidity, you might try staying clear of...

In high humidity, you might try staying clear of leaving anything in that is a potent humectant for a while (glycerin, propylene glycol, etc.) I'm also in the upper midwest and we are having some...
Forum: 2 07-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By SpiralHam
Good luck with the AIF - it's been working really...

Good luck with the AIF - it's been working really well for me this summer :) That and good layers LOL!

Make sure you give it a fair trial, it took me a little while to find out how it best works...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-17-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By SpiralHam
If your hair likes protein, I swear by ION's...

If your hair likes protein, I swear by ION's Effective Care :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By SpiralHam
Can you do a consultation with her first? That...

Can you do a consultation with her first? That way you can explain your hair concerns without feeling too committed.

Ask maybe for a shaping cut - nothing too drastic the first time with a new...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By SpiralHam
If you're sensitive to humectants in high or low...

If you're sensitive to humectants in high or low dewpoints, they're usually fine in rinse out products but could be problematic in squirrely dewpoints.

I guess if you are sealing your hair it...
Forum: 2 07-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By SpiralHam
I have fine hair too, and it appreciates being...

I have fine hair too, and it appreciates being pretty clean! I do get more body with cleaner hair; my whurls don't appreciate oils much.

I wash with a lo-poo (Whole Foods 365, it's not a sexy...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By SpiralHam
Hang in there - it took me a good 6 months to see...

Hang in there - it took me a good 6 months to see any consistent results. I went CG in winter - talk about dry hair city! :tongue10: I can only imagine that doing so in higher dewpoints can be...
Forum: 2 07-13-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By SpiralHam
You sound like a hair twin of mine :-) I also...

You sound like a hair twin of mine :-) I also have fine, dense hair that is more porous than not. Most of my 2a pieces are around my ears and it is almost straight at the nape of my neck. I have...
Forum: 2 07-13-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By SpiralHam
If you figure it out, let me know fore sure! ;-) ...

If you figure it out, let me know fore sure! ;-) I am positively hoarding the rest of my Volumax Mega (sigh)

Right now AIF is the closest I've come for (almost!) the hold I need and the softness...
Forum: 2 07-09-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By SpiralHam
Gel then mousse is always worth a shot! I...

Gel then mousse is always worth a shot!

I really don't use much gel, seriously, but feel free to experiment. For my shoulder length hair I use maybe a pea size or two, roughly spread over my...
Forum: 2 07-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By SpiralHam
Sounds like it's time for a shaping trim, then...

Sounds like it's time for a shaping trim, then ;-)

I'm always happiest with my whirls once they've been trimmed up properly, no matter what product I happen to be using that day!
Forum: 2 07-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By SpiralHam
I use gel with mousse, and I've used it in a...

I use gel with mousse, and I've used it in a variety of ways! I have fine hair that needs a pretty good hold, though. Mousse alone doesn't do it for me, unfortunately.

I've used gel over...
Forum: 2 07-08-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By SpiralHam
Honestly? My all time best curl enhancer is a...

Honestly? My all time best curl enhancer is a really good haircut - the right haircut for my hair. For me it makes all the difference in the world.

When my layers are too long the clumps tend to...
Forum: 2 07-07-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By SpiralHam
Mousse alone doesn't usually give me enough hold...

Mousse alone doesn't usually give me enough hold by itself. I will usually use a thin layer of a gel with it; AIF does ok for this purpose for me!

That being said, my favorites have been a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By SpiralHam
I also pixie diffuse - the weight of water pulls...

I also pixie diffuse - the weight of water pulls my curls groundward! Supporting the curls as they dry is really helpful for me.

I also apply gel with a wet hand to not-dripping hair. After the...
Forum: 2 06-23-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By SpiralHam
My hair is like this as well - wavy roots and...

My hair is like this as well - wavy roots and curls on the length. Clipping doesn't give me any more "root curl" than I would ordinarily have, but it does keep it from being plastered to the top of...
Forum: Curly Teens 06-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By SpiralHam
When I grew my hair out I kept it in a French...

When I grew my hair out I kept it in a French braid almost all of the time - of course I was a laboratory student then, and a bike commuter, so it was more practical then anything else. But it...
Forum: 3 06-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By SpiralHam
If you're looking for a drugstore available gel...

If you're looking for a drugstore available gel with no humectants, you can try either Aussie Instant Freeze or herbal Essence Set Me Up (similar formulations).

Aloe Vera sometimes doesn't play...
Forum: 2 06-11-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By SpiralHam
I wear a hat, but that being said I use a mousse...

I wear a hat, but that being said I use a mousse sometimes, Clairol 3-in-1, that has a sunscreen in it (ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, AKA octinoxate).

It's CG, found cheap on the lower shelf at...
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