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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 11-06-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Gills
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions! I've...

Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions! I've been poking around the boards - it looks like KCCC requires a very light touch, lest you end up with producty results. I've been hearing about KCCC...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 11-03-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Gills
Yes, I get a gross feeling when I...

Yes, I get a gross feeling when I conditioner-only style with GVPCB, but my curls turn out a little less stiff than with KCKT + KCCC. I'm actually thinking it's gel in general, because I seem to...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 11-02-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Gills
Great curls but producty feel

I'm hoping you can help me with a problem I'm having! I've found a couple different ways to get really beautiful, relatively frizz-free curls, but no matter what I do my hair always feels rough and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-13-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Gills
Oh, I'd forgotten about those! Thank you very...

Oh, I'd forgotten about those! Thank you very much for mentioning them! =D
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Gills
I've never seen one of those before, but based on...

I've never seen one of those before, but based on the holes on the sides, I'd imagine it works something like this:

http://imephotography.smugmug.com/photos/427499644_4w87n-S.jpg
(Courtesy of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Gills
Curlease vs. store-bought microfiber?

Hi there! I'm pretty sick of having to wait for 3-ish hours for my hair to dry, and I just read in another thread (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=88144) that a Curlease towel...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-05-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By Gills
Hi there, Loreas! I see you've just recently...

Hi there, Loreas! I see you've just recently arrived at NC.com. Welcome, it's good to have you! I just wanted to let you know that it's customary to start a new topic on the General Discussion page...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-05-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Gills
For what it's worth, I've known about henna for a...

For what it's worth, I've known about henna for a long time but I only recently learned that you can use it (plus indigo) to dye hair brown and black, not just red. This link could be helpful:
...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Gills
I noticed that you're using the Costco...

I noticed that you're using the Costco conditioner. I'm assuming you're using the Kirkland Signature Hydrating? For what it's worth, I've been using that for the better part of the 5ish months I've...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Gills
I'm a scientist, so I'm definitely going to...

I'm a scientist, so I'm definitely going to recommend the scientific method to help you out with this! Since the environment can be so variable, I think it would help you a lot to do the same exact...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-30-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Gills
Iiiinteresting! Thank you all for your thoughts!

Iiiinteresting! Thank you all for your thoughts!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Gills
Do you DT with wet, damp, or dry hair?

Title pretty much says it all! What's the most effective for you? Does it depend on what you're using for your DT?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-25-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Gills
Tendrilla and Tinah, thank you both so much!...

Tendrilla and Tinah, thank you both so much! You've given me much food for thought. I actually just got back from Sally's with a jar of the Lustrasilk Shea Butter and GVP Conditioning Balm. Gonna...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-24-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Gills
(Bump) Terribly sorry for the length of the...

(Bump) Terribly sorry for the length of the original post, but I was trying to fit any and all useful info in one post. I'd really appreciate any suggestions you may have =)
Forum: Non-hair discussion 09-24-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By Gills
Hi all! I completely forgot I'd posted this, but...

Hi all! I completely forgot I'd posted this, but I'm so glad I came back to check. Thank you all for responding! I'm going to try the pressure idea, but that will require taking out my piercing so...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-24-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By Gills
Emollient-heavy, low oil conditioners?

Curlyjenn10 was kind enough to respond to my rambling, semi-coherent post of frustration (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=86623) with a suggestion of using an emollient-heavy,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-24-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Gills
Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for...

Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for you, but I wanted to write to let you know that you're not alone. I, too have had stylists make jokes about how much hair I have. I, too watch gels...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-23-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Gills
Update: Does this look like a good thing to try? ...

Update: Does this look like a good thing to try?

Lustrasilk Shea Butter Cholesterol Plus
http://www.sallybeauty.com/Shea-Butter-Cholesterol/SBS-119070,default,pd.html

Ingredients: Water,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-23-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Gills
Oh my gosh, your hair is incredible!! So, so...

Oh my gosh, your hair is incredible!! So, so gorgeous!! Also, looking at the stats in your signature and the curl type in your picture, we just might be hair twins =)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-23-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Gills
Curlyjenn10, thank you so much for the ideas!...

Curlyjenn10, thank you so much for the ideas! I'll definitely try cutting out the oils. I'm not sure what would constitute an emollient-heavy conditioner, so I'll definitely do some reading on that,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-23-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Gills
Still frustrated after 5 months

Hi everyone! I'm a little frustrated and I'd like some advice, if you'd be so kind as to help me. I'm going to go through my "stats," random info, and problems, then ask my questions at the bottom....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-23-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Gills
I've heard it can help to put a band around a...

I've heard it can help to put a band around a shampoo bottle (or other cylinder of the size you want) and leave it there for a few days. I've never tried it, myself - my bands just stretch out on...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-23-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By Gills
Hi there! I'm sorry to hear you're having such a...

Hi there! I'm sorry to hear you're having such a hard time. Hopefully we can help you out.

The first thing I'd recommend doing is cutting amodimethicone (a-cone) out of your routine. Do a sulfate...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-20-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,598
Posted By Gills
And you know what? That's wonderful! I've never...

And you know what? That's wonderful! I've never worked in any of the "official" service industries (the beauty or restaurant industries, for example) but I've worked in industries that had me...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-20-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Gills
Oh gosh, yes. I only tried it once, with a really...

Oh gosh, yes. I only tried it once, with a really low concentration of ACV, and my hair's reaction was so bad that I've not tried it since. Just like you, my hair got poofy and frizzy. Very...
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