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Forum: Low Porosity 06-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By kathymack
Use curl towels or cotton tee shirts to scrunch...

Use curl towels or cotton tee shirts to scrunch out the water (I apply product to soaking wet hair, wrap hair in a Curlease towel while I dress and do make up, then scrunch with a CLU towel.) I...
Forum: Normal Porosity 06-29-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By kathymack
Hair that easily absorbs product is high...

Hair that easily absorbs product is high porosity. Hair that takes a long time to dry is low. Naked hair drying in less then 2 hours is low, drying in 6+ hours is low. In between is normal.

While...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-25-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By kathymack
First thing to do is determine your hair...

First thing to do is determine your hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free (http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly-hair-basics/) It's the best way...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 06-24-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By kathymack
Forgot to add that you can make your own FSG and...

Forgot to add that you can make your own FSG and okra gel. There are a lot of threads about doing it. That way, you can control your ingredients and it's cheap.
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 06-24-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By kathymack
You can find out if you have hard water from the...

You can find out if you have hard water from the water company, google water hardness for maps and look, etc. There are tests strips, too. I know one came with our espresso machine to use for the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By kathymack
It's natural for the canopy to be damaged from...

It's natural for the canopy to be damaged from the environment because it's exposed to everything. You need to treat it with TLC. For my hair, the answer to everything is protein. My hair never met a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By kathymack
It's all a matter of what works for you. While...

It's all a matter of what works for you. While adding product doesn't have to be literally "in the shower," some of us need to add product to soaking wet hair. I can only add product to soaking wet...
Forum: 2 06-22-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By kathymack
Most of the "home" porosity tests are notoriously...

Most of the "home" porosity tests are notoriously unreliable. Other then a microscopic evaluation, drying time is a better indicator--naked hair 6+ hours is low, less then 2 is high, in between is...
Forum: 2 06-22-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By kathymack
Best way to choose ingredients/products is by...

Best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free (http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly-hair-basics/) Many of...
Forum: 2 06-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By kathymack
I wet, use a rinse out and style every day....

I wet, use a rinse out and style every day. Seldom use any one product more then once a week, if that. When the dewpoints are low, I use a leave in AND curl enhancer with a jelly product; when the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-20-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By kathymack
Model # is 301079.

Model # is 301079.
Forum: 2 06-20-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By kathymack
I'm looking for the tightest curl possible, so...

I'm looking for the tightest curl possible, so wouldn't use a product that elongated :) I like both FSG and okra gel. It provides moisture and the other ingredients I use give my hair what it likes....
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 06-20-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By kathymack
Curl type is relatively unimportant for choosing...

Curl type is relatively unimportant for choosing ingredients/products. Curl type changes depending on a lot of factors--products, technique, dewpoint, etc. It's hair properties that you need to...
Forum: 2 06-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,261
Posted By kathymack
My hair really doesn't need a lot of hold--once I...

My hair really doesn't need a lot of hold--once I got the protein/moisture balance right. It didn't care for BRHG. I suppose it was all of the chemicals.

Here's a thread that might be of interest...
Forum: Swap board 06-20-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By kathymack
I have an unopened one--$20, including shipping?

I have an unopened one--$20, including shipping?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By kathymack
Here's the original thread...

Here's the original thread http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/70198-r2d2-hard-hat-dryer-help-im-having-pj-attack.html Not sure it's still available. It's by...
Forum: 2 06-19-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 802
Posted By kathymack
KCCC is a must try product or else you'll always...

KCCC is a must try product or else you'll always feel that you've missed something. The first time I used KCCC (I think it was 4/28/08, it was about that day), I had the best hair ever up until that...
Forum: 2 06-19-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By kathymack
My hair is fine/low porosity, too. I started out...

My hair is fine/low porosity, too. I started out as a winter wavy/summer 3a. Learned a lot about my hair on nc.com, so now it looks like my signature picture all year around. My hair HATES castor...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-16-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By kathymack
Do you know your hair properties?? If not, here's...

Do you know your hair properties?? If not, here's a link to help Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free (http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly-hair-basics/) Properties really help you choose...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-15-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By kathymack
Yes, Apparently, you don't need a lot, :)

Yes, Apparently, you don't need a lot, :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-15-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By kathymack
My hair has always satiated on product, even back...

My hair has always satiated on product, even back in my shampoo/conditioner only days. Although I wet, use a rinse out and style every day, I seldom use any one product more then once a week.

You...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-15-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By kathymack
Just because your hair is different lengths from...

Just because your hair is different lengths from growing out, doesn't mean that you have layers. A good haircut is the foundation for everything else. First thing I would do is go have it shaped with...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-15-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By kathymack
Hair properties are more important than type...

Hair properties are more important than type (type is transient depending on cut, products, technique, dewpoint, etc.) in choosing ingredients. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By kathymack
You don't have your hair properties in your...

You don't have your hair properties in your signature, so it's real to give you good advice.

The shampoo has Polyquaternium-10, which causes "build up" type issues for me and is hard to remove,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By kathymack
The AO Swimmers shampoo has sodium phytate,...

The AO Swimmers shampoo has sodium phytate, which is a chelating agent. Here are the ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, oryza sativa (rice) extract*, lauryl glucoside‡ (from coconut/beet sugar),...
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