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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 55,122
Posted By melle76a
i saw them in ulta the other day and was...

i saw them in ulta the other day and was intrigued. they also have a 'lower sulfate' shampoo line. it has ammonium laureth sulfate, which is supposedly less harsh? or, at least according to them,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By melle76a
well, i just discovered how well lathering up...

well, i just discovered how well lathering up twice works, so i'll say that i am a two-time girl now! with the low poos, the first lather is pretty thin (i now just do a quick lather the first...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-19-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By melle76a
found a new HG low-poo!

i picked up shikai's everyday shampoo at whole foods the other day, and i'm really loving the results so far! it's described as 'extra gentle', and the first two ingredients are water and aloe vera...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-16-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,000
Posted By melle76a
tresemme 'fresh start' waterless foam shampoo

has anyone tried this? i just picked it up at ulta, thinking it could be a great way to get 2nd-day hair more often. it describes itself as a 'moisturizing cleanser with aloe vera & citrus', and...
Forum: Coloring your hair 01-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,042
Posted By melle76a
i agree with the robert craig rec. i've used it...

i agree with the robert craig rec. i've used it once before and it was easy and gentle. have another box at home that i'll be using one of these days.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-23-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By melle76a
thanks for the replies, folks. it's interesting...

thanks for the replies, folks. it's interesting to see the difference of opinion on this. and operacurls- i think you're probably right on the protein thing. i did the GVP k-pak reconstructor this...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-22-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By melle76a
burgundy- i like that twirling idea. that sounds...

burgundy- i like that twirling idea. that sounds interesting. if not dizzying! :-) after i comb, i flip over and kind of use my fingers to 'shake' my hair at the roots to get it unstuck.
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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-22-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By melle76a
Talking thanks for the input. i actually do have a...

thanks for the input. i actually do have a denman brush (as well as a denman comb- i've tried lots of things!), but i was worried that maybe it was doing damage to my hair. maybe i'll give it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-22-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By melle76a
how many of you actually comb before applying product?

for the last few years, i've been using a wide-tooth comb just out of the shower, combing gently to get any snarls out before i flip over, shake, scrunch, and apply product. i thought, for a while,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-20-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By melle76a
great- that's close to the one i've used before...

great- that's close to the one i've used before (although, instead of 1/4 c., i used 2 T, i think). it worked nicely. i found when i was using FSG before, it really does encourage clumping, but...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-20-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By melle76a
i was using FSG this summer and really liked it...

i was using FSG this summer and really liked it for a while, but strayed back to other products. think i'd like to try it again, though! and this routine sounds good. which recipe do you use?
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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-20-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By melle76a
i think many people like chagrin valley's shampoo...

i think many people like chagrin valley's shampoo bars: http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandcraft.com/

i've used them before and liked them pretty well. i'm still figuring out what products and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-17-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By melle76a
scalp loves CG, but hair does not... :-(

anyone else have this experience? i had developed a routine of low-pooing one day, having second-day hair the next, co- or water-wash the third, and then 'second-day' hair again on the fourth, then...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-06-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By melle76a
Questions about low dew points

Hello all,

So, as is typical, my hair has stopped responding well to a routine that had given me promising results for a few weeks (one part of which was the addition of diffusing). I suspect...
Forum: Health-related hair issues 10-14-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,506
Posted By melle76a
i also agree that cutting out sulfates will help....

i also agree that cutting out sulfates will help. i used to have an irritated scalp most of the time, with itchy and 'sore' spots around the base of my head/hairline. since i've cut out the harsh...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-09-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By melle76a
thanks for the thoughts, ladies. i guess i've...

thanks for the thoughts, ladies. i guess i've had inconclusive results from protein and moisture, using them at various points and getting sometimes great results from both, and sometimes getting...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By melle76a
has anyone LOST curl on CG?

i'm curious if anyone has had the experience of actually having less curl since going CG? i've been experimenting for almost 3 months with CG and modified CG, but have to say that i haven't really...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-22-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By melle76a
giovanni's triple tea tree treat (or whatever...

giovanni's triple tea tree treat (or whatever it's called) runs about $8 at riteaid or wholefoods. i believe their other 'shampoos' are also gentle. if you have a trader joe's nearby, their...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-22-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By melle76a
b&b curl conscious holding foam

hi all,

does anyone use this? when i got my hair cut last week, my stylist used this on me, and i really liked the results. b&b seems to be pretty secretive about their ingredients, as their...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-18-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By melle76a
i finger-curl my front pieces, too, to make sure...

i finger-curl my front pieces, too, to make sure they 'set' properly and don't go every which way. on the second day (love that my bob allows second-day hair way more often than longer hair did!),...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-18-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By melle76a
just got a pretty big cut- it feels good! it...

just got a pretty big cut- it feels good! it takes a little getting used to when i look in the mirror, but it's so much easier to take care of, and so much more reliable! i have a sort of inverted...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-15-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By melle76a
if you have a trader joe's nearby, their nourish...

if you have a trader joe's nearby, their nourish spa low-poo has been pretty nice for me. granted, everyone's hair will react differently to things, but i haven't noticed any 'stickiness' or the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-10-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By melle76a
i agree with fluffy that tea tree oil might help....

i agree with fluffy that tea tree oil might help. i've also read that jojoba oil can help regulate scalp gunk. maybe a jojoba massage, with a few drops of tt? i haven't yet tried the jojoba oil...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-10-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By melle76a
citychulo- sounds like all fine products that...

citychulo- sounds like all fine products that you've used. you're probably just adjusting, or might need to try other products. everyone's hair responds differently to different things, so some of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-09-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By melle76a
tinah- thanks for the suggestions. i did...

tinah- thanks for the suggestions. i did actually do a final sulfate wash (and have done one or two since- with lush's shampoo bars- my hair looked way better after them), and have been vigilant...
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