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Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-25-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By belasuna
Seamollient brand algae extract is really thick....

Seamollient brand algae extract is really thick. I think it might be a glycerin extract (the extract in a glycerin base). .

If you want to make a water extract then you would do like you intend....
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-22-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,535
Posted By belasuna
Curly Jammy, You can make a nice scrub with...

Curly Jammy,

You can make a nice scrub with the ingredients you listed in your post. Add aloe gel _get the real gel that is thicker than the juice but natural kind, jojoba, tea tree oil, and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By belasuna
CG is a method of taking care of curly hair. The...

CG is a method of taking care of curly hair. The name come from a book by Lorraine Massey called Curly Girl. You don't have to buy the book and many who have read it say that you can get more...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By belasuna
I've added 1/4 cup or more extra virgin olive oil...

I've added 1/4 cup or more extra virgin olive oil to regular conditioners and left it on for 1 hour. It worked equally as well as any deep conditioner. This type of homemade DT won't go awry. If you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By belasuna
Yes, silk amino acids is considered a protein. ...

Yes, silk amino acids is considered a protein.

The jury is still out in my mind as to whether all the other amino acids (ending in -ine) are proteins or act like proteins. I know they supply...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,104
Posted By belasuna
I have super porous super dry hair and used 1 tb...

I have super porous super dry hair and used 1 tb baking soda mixed into 2 cups of water to clarify (remove buildup). I poured it onto dirty hair and gently rubbed it in for about 1 minute. Then I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By belasuna
proteins usually end in -in, -ein, -en and can...

proteins usually end in -in, -ein, -en and can often have hydrolyzed before them. A brief list is

collagen
wheat, soy, oat, silk protein (may have hydrolyzed in front)
keratin

the list...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-19-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By belasuna
I'm glad the egg coconut oil mask worked. since I...

I'm glad the egg coconut oil mask worked. since I posted above though I've been doing research on protein and learned that egg protein does not absorb into the hair unlike other proteins. the eggs...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By belasuna
Hi Littlemisscurls, I can understand why...

Hi Littlemisscurls,

I can understand why you are not satisfied with your curls. The problem is that the products you are using are not considered to be curl-friendly. Even though they are...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By belasuna
My husband is the same way. I often think I have...

My husband is the same way. I often think I have too much frizz but he always says my curls looks great on those days. In general I think most people think curly hair should be full and as long as...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By belasuna
I don't color my hair, so I'm only guessing ont...

I don't color my hair, so I'm only guessing ont this. But I'm wondering don't some curlies do a PT after coloring to shore up any areas that were potentially damaged and then do a DC. Perhaps next...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-18-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,691
Posted By belasuna
I am really evaluating this because of recent...

I am really evaluating this because of recent research I've come across. The reason why natural proteins may work on protein sensitive is that I don't think those proteins even get absorbed into the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-18-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By belasuna
coarse hair does not like protein, however since...

coarse hair does not like protein, however since your hair is stretchy you could do a protein treatment to decrease that. Nexus Emergencee is a good one that some curlies like. Its expensive (but...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-17-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By belasuna
coarse hair does not like protein, however since...

coarse hair does not like protein, however since your hair is stretchy you could do a protein treatment to decrease that. Nexus Emergencee is a good one that some curlies like. Its expensive (but...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-17-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By belasuna
unfortunately, hair type doesn't help with which...

unfortunately, hair type doesn't help with which products to use. Hair properties include:

Texture: fine, normal, coarse
Porosity: low, normal, high
elasticity: stretchy, normal, snaps
...
Forum: 3 03-17-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By belasuna
not all things labeled alcohol are actually...

not all things labeled alcohol are actually alcohol. the bad kind is "alcohol denat". ceteraly alcohol, cetyl alcohol are fatty alcohols which are CG.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-17-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,655
Posted By belasuna
RCC your curls look great. Lovely red color also.

RCC your curls look great. Lovely red color also.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By belasuna
It is important to determine your hair properties...

It is important to determine your hair properties before you can know what routine to use. This is why I gave the link above. You need to figure out what your hair texture, porosity, and elasticity...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-17-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By belasuna
bascially those are my hair properties (I...

bascially those are my hair properties (I actually have a mix but follow the coarse routine since it is the most difficult to manage). This type of hair is difficult to deal with because coarse hair...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-17-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By belasuna
Hi Sweetas17, CG will help to revive your...

Hi Sweetas17,

CG will help to revive your curls and get them back into health. It can be quite overwhelming when you are just starting off. It is important to know your hair properties before...
Forum: 3 03-17-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By belasuna
If you rewet your hair, what do you do it with. I...

If you rewet your hair, what do you do it with. I also don't get second day hair because of my mixed textures (and types) and high porosity the combo of which causes the excessive knots and tangles....
Forum: 3 03-17-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By belasuna
do you put any product in your hair? ...

do you put any product in your hair?

mircurl is correct. we need to know your hair properties. check out www.livecurly.livefree.com (http://www.livecurly.livefree.com) to help you determine...
Forum: 3 03-17-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By belasuna
I have combined the braid technique with the...

I have combined the braid technique with the pineapple by doing an upside down french braid (a french pineapple). I bend over and make a french braid then tuck the tail in at the top of my head. I...
Forum: 3 03-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By belasuna
I'm not sure your hair stylist knows what he/she...

I'm not sure your hair stylist knows what he/she is talking about. hair length has nothing to do with hair texture. it is possible to have multiple textures (i do-fine, normal and coarse) but each...
Forum: 3 03-17-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By belasuna
most buildup that is not dandruff is caused...

most buildup that is not dandruff is caused either by using the wrong products, hard water in your area or both. try removing the buildup any of the following

1. clarifying shampoo followed by...
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