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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Marci Pie
Both Quidad and Devacurl products make my hair...

Both Quidad and Devacurl products make my hair very dry. I believe for me it is the wheat protein.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Marci Pie
I have never understood why people dry the hair a...

I have never understood why people dry the hair a little bit then spray with water and apply products. I think just add the products and skip a step. Although that you can blot enough so that your...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Marci Pie
I've never tried a curling cream. Do you have any...

I've never tried a curling cream. Do you have any recommendations for affordable ones? Watering down the gel does help with distribution and now that I think about it, it might reduce the size of my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-22-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Marci Pie
Have you tried using a curling crème? Also, try...

Have you tried using a curling crème? Also, try watering down the gel make it a watery version.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,057
Posted By Marci Pie
I tried Curl Keeper and I have to say that it did...

I tried Curl Keeper and I have to say that it did give me curl definition. However, at the end of the day my hair was extremely dry. I guess that I could use more product however that makes it a no...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,057
Posted By Marci Pie
I noticed the video on the curl keeper site that...

I noticed the video on the curl keeper site that the product was used without a leave-in. As anyone used it on "nude" hair?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,057
Posted By Marci Pie
Ok... This is killing me. I have never tried Curl...

Ok... This is killing me. I have never tried Curl Keeper in my 5 year CG journey because I like to be able to go purchase right now! But curiosity is getting the best of me because I really do need...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,322
Posted By Marci Pie
LA Looks Sports Gel.

LA Looks Sports Gel.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Marci Pie
My favorite was Nourish from Trader Joe's before...

My favorite was Nourish from Trader Joe's before they added dimithicone!


Tresseme Naturals Unperfectly Done is my new favorite because it leaves my hair moisturized.


GVP Conditioning Balm...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Marci Pie
That is horrible! It is so hard to trust people...

That is horrible! It is so hard to trust people to cut hair! I would call the salon owner if for nothing else to let her know that the stylist shouldn't claim to cut curly hair.


I prefer the...
Forum: 3 06-18-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Marci Pie
It could be the products that you are using. I...

It could be the products that you are using. I would try applying the products with your hair upside down and scrunching in so that you are not applying the products to the root area.
Forum: 3 06-18-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 686
Posted By Marci Pie
I agree that your hair has a mixture. I think it...

I agree that your hair has a mixture. I think it is 3C from the roots and the ends 3B. However, 3c, a, etc. doesn't really mean anything. The most important thing is the hair properties. Once you...
Forum: 3 06-17-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Marci Pie
I agree with the above posters. Finding your hair...

I agree with the above posters. Finding your hair properties is the most important thing you can do. I made the mistake early on in my CG journey and didn't do it. Needless to say, it took me about 9...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-16-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Marci Pie
For me, LA Looks Sports Gel. Bella is another...

For me, LA Looks Sports Gel. Bella is another brand that works well.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Marci Pie
I don't alternate because if it's not broke why...

I don't alternate because if it's not broke why fix it? However, sometimes your hair may require you to do so. Let your hair tell you if you need to or not. Some require rotation and some do not.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-16-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Marci Pie
I swear by steam treatments. Below is my old...

I swear by steam treatments. Below is my old technique. I purchased a steamer on the stand from Ebay which works so much easier.


Steam Treatment


You will need:


2 turbie turbans from...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-16-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Marci Pie
Totally agree! In fact, I am the opposite because...

Totally agree! In fact, I am the opposite because I snob my nose at higher end products. When I first went CG I bought both Quidad and Devacurl products and they didn't work well for me at all. What...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Marci Pie
I agree that there is a learning curve. It took...

I agree that there is a learning curve. It took me 9 months to find the right products and techniques. I also agree that your hair may be damaged from the straightening and growing out will help....
Forum: 3 06-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Marci Pie
Even though you are using a sulfate shampoo I...

Even though you are using a sulfate shampoo I think you are shampooing to frequently. Just use conditioner instead. Shampoo once a week. I have found that when my hair feels like straw means too much...
Forum: 3 06-16-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Marci Pie
Halo frizz can be caused by product build up and...

Halo frizz can be caused by product build up and not enough moisture. It sounds like you are washing your hair too frequently. I suggest that you clarify your hair and deep condition. I would also...
Forum: 3 06-12-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Marci Pie
Simply stated Genetics! Genetics can be like...

Simply stated Genetics! Genetics can be like roulette, never know how things are going to come up.


I really don't think you can make her curls longer outside of stretching at the root which I...
Forum: 3 06-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Marci Pie
My suggestion would be to use a heavier leave-in...

My suggestion would be to use a heavier leave-in and a strong gel like LA Looks. I know that I have to use those type of products or I will get that triangle look also regardless of the humidity.
Forum: 3 06-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Marci Pie
I can end up looking like a brillo pad if I dry...

I can end up looking like a brillo pad if I dry my hair or style after getting dress. I have to apply products on soaking wet hair.


In the shower on wash day I apply my LI in and then I flip my...
Forum: 3 06-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Marci Pie
Good to know! I am liking the Tresseme Perfectly...

Good to know! I am liking the Tresseme Perfectly Undone conditioner.
Forum: 3 06-09-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Marci Pie
The you tuber below has a very cute short curly...

The you tuber below has a very cute short curly bob:


https://www.youtube.com/user/BiancaReneeToday
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