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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-14-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By dftkarin
Is this CG friendly?

I love v05 kiwi lime and vanilla mint conditioners for co-washing, and I bought a different type of VO5 and I'm unsure of whether it is also cg friendly. I compared the ingredient lists and they are...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-25-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,486
Posted By dftkarin
I use it as a RO sometimes and as a LI almost...

I use it as a RO sometimes and as a LI almost every day - and it works very well for me in that role. I like that its not drippy when I use it as a LI - and I guess I need that level of moisture...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-20-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By dftkarin
stray spirals always in my face

For decades I have always worn my hair held back in a big barette and I'm 2 months into trying to stop fighting my curls and so I'm doing the cg routine and letting my hair air dry - and so matter...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-16-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By dftkarin
plop before or after LI and/or gel?

I have been 'plopping' with a flour sack right as I get out of the shower and after going through my morning routine I take off the flour sack and then add LI and gel if I'm using it. So I have been...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-15-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By dftkarin
I love our curls - am am inspired from your good...

I love our curls - am am inspired from your good cut and good news (about the condition of your hair)!
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 08-12-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By dftkarin
I have struggled with my hair for decades and a...

I have struggled with my hair for decades and a few times I chatted with curly folks about their hair and heard about not using shampoo and I shuddered at the thought! Conditioner (which I did always...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-12-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By dftkarin
I'm still in the beginning of the CG routine but...

I'm still in the beginning of the CG routine but so far this seems to work for me:

co-wash (daily) with either Suave coconut or VO5 vanilla mint

RO: GVPCB, or Tresseme or whatever I feel like...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-10-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By dftkarin
barrette like duckbill clips?

I'm new to CG and sometimes I want to clip my hair away from my face but the touching I seem to need to do with any real type of barrette or even bobby pin messes up my curls - but a slippery silver...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-05-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By dftkarin
is there a generic version of BSRHG??

I really want to try it - but I'm overloaded with all the products I buy and aren't as wonderful as I had hoped - I can't let myself spend that much money on a gel! Does anyone make a knock-off?
Forum: Protein-craving 07-31-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,929
Posted By dftkarin
can I use protein treatment on dry hair?

I know it is more efficient to use protein treatments on clean damp hair - but if I am not a wash-at-night type of gal, do you think I could slather a protein treatment on my dry hair before bed and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-28-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By dftkarin
gorgeous!!

gorgeous!!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-26-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,326
Posted By dftkarin
I couldn't find it at my local Walgreens - I...

I couldn't find it at my local Walgreens - I wanted to try it.
Forum: Protein-craving 07-26-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By dftkarin
does hair need to be clean bf pt?

I am experimenting with protein and I wonder if hair needs to be clean/clarified/or wet before protein can fill in the spots it is supposed to fill? I use a ton of conditioner and leave-in during...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-25-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,315
Posted By dftkarin
any alternatives to curl junkie repair me?

I read these incredible reviews of curl junkie repair me but its $29 for 12 oz and they won't sell samples of just that (they offer sample sets) - and I just can't pay $29 to see if a product will...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By dftkarin
Well, that presents another question I have. I...

Well, that presents another question I have. I have been 'plopping' with old t-shirts and I like how that stops water from dripping on my shoulders and shirt - but I find that if I let my hair stay...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 07-22-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,929
Posted By dftkarin
What is "second day hair" mean?

I'm a month into the CG routine and I'm wondering if second-day hair means that you wake up, get out of bed and don't have to co-wash or even wet your hair for it to look good - is that what it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-22-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By dftkarin
hair taking forEVER to air dry

I'm a month into my CG routine and I'm getting frustrated with how long it takes my hair to air dry - it is thin/dense (each hair is fine but it looks super-thick because I have so many hairs!), I...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-22-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By dftkarin
I am wondering the same thing - especially...

I am wondering the same thing - especially because I think I could get product (conditioner or gel) distributed more evenly through my thick hair if I used a comb to comb it through.
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-21-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,821
Posted By dftkarin
How does a solid oil (the coconut is solid at...

How does a solid oil (the coconut is solid at room temp, right?) get mixed in to the other stuff (do you heat it all and stir as it cools?) and then does the solid oil stay non-solid so its easy to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-21-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,338
Posted By dftkarin
You can buy Charmeuse satin from a craft store?...

You can buy Charmeuse satin from a craft store? Like Joann Fabrics? I wanted to try to sew a pillowcase for myself with Charmeuse and I couldn't find it anywhere that I could afford - I tried all...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By dftkarin
just plain fsg?

I made my first batch of fsg yesterday: 2 Tbs regular flax seed (not golden), 2 cups tap water, boiled, strained, beat with stick blender to try to break up thick slimy-ness - added two drops...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-21-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 78,802
Posted By dftkarin
fsg: hair took hours to dry?

I made my first batch of fsg yesterday: 2 Tbs regular flax seed (not golden), 2 cups tap water, boiled, strained, beat with stick blender to try to break up thick sliminess - added two drops lavender...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-21-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By dftkarin
straight shea butter???

I'm new to the CG routine and still exploring all the possibilities and I'm wondering if straight shea butter might be worth trying? Maybe to rub into the ends of my hair before I go to sleep at...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,338
Posted By dftkarin
Fabulous!! Will you share your tips and maybe...

Fabulous!! Will you share your tips and maybe even instructions? Is it a big circle with a channel around the edge in which you ran soft 1/4" elastic? Where and what type of fabric did you use?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By dftkarin
me three!! How can we find out?

me three!! How can we find out?
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