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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-27-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
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Can you call your family doctor and find out what...

Can you call your family doctor and find out what scalp condition you have been diagnosed with? You should consider this when choosing ingredients and products. Dermatitis (other name for eczema) is...
Forum: Transitioning 03-27-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Firefox7275
You may have to fake the curls until the...

You may have to fake the curls until the processed hair grows out: curl boosters (hydrolysed protein, magnesium sulphate) are not really suitable for your hair properties and can't make curl appear...
Forum: 2 03-27-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Firefox7275
Bamagirl: something in a product that your skin...

Bamagirl: something in a product that your skin is reacting to is still a scalp complaint, for example irritant contact dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis.

Even seborrhoeic dermatitis...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-27-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Firefox7275
Try wigs on even if they are straight. I once...

Try wigs on even if they are straight. I once went auburn from blonde and it was a disaster (I have green eyes and pale freckled skin so should have looked natural).
Forum: Coloring your hair 03-27-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Firefox7275
Agree all permanent box dye is damaging, much...

Agree all permanent box dye is damaging, much more so if you dye over previously dyed hair. If your hair is in poor shape just don't unless you want to be doing a big chop.

If you choose to cut...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-27-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By Firefox7275
We are not permitted to link to Etsy stores on...

We are not permitted to link to Etsy stores on CurlTalk anyway.
Forum: 2 03-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Firefox7275
It's likely some combination of dead skin cells...

It's likely some combination of dead skin cells and sebum not just product: scalp conditions don't exclusively present as flaking, depends in the condition and severity.

See your family doctor, a...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 03-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By Firefox7275
Sweet almond oil is light and cheap from Asian...

Sweet almond oil is light and cheap from Asian grocers. However if your hair is looking greasy with any oil you are likely using too much: long hairs talk in terms of drops.
Forum: 2 03-26-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Firefox7275
Think about your pattern repeat: if you have a...

Think about your pattern repeat: if you have a large wave pattern you need more hair than if you have tighter waves.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Firefox7275
Live Curly Live Free is not offering analysis...

Live Curly Live Free is not offering analysis anymore AFAIK, to be honest Goosefootprints on Etsy seems to be way better value for money/ more accurate/ detailed.

What type of eczema do you have...
Forum: Coloring your hair 03-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,300
Posted By Firefox7275
Nobody is attacking you, we are being (perhaps a...

Nobody is attacking you, we are being (perhaps a little brutally) honest and helpful. It is a simple fact that chemically lightened hair is not healthy, nor is frequently heat styled hair. Healthy =...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Firefox7275
You can't as such. You can test for elasticity,...

You can't as such. You can test for elasticity, gauge porosity from hair behaviour, see severe damage (splits/ breakage). Most other attributes (minor to moderate damage, moisture content) need to be...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Firefox7275
Moisture = water, all hair absorbs moisture even...

Moisture = water, all hair absorbs moisture even low porosity. However IIRC you are a dye-head so likely medium to high porosity so would take up water more easily than low porosity hair.

Not sure...
Forum: Health-related hair issues 03-26-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By Firefox7275
Blueblood is spot on about medications and...

Blueblood is spot on about medications and medical conditions affecting your absorption and utilisation of different nutrients, it is not necessarily related to whether your diet has changed or not....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By Firefox7275
You can get 50% silk pillowcases on eBay from...

You can get 50% silk pillowcases on eBay from China: they are decent quality (I have them, also good reviews on LHC forum), well priced and can be machine washed with care.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Firefox7275
Oh and Tangle Teezers seem to work for some but...

Oh and Tangle Teezers seem to work for some but cause terrible breakage for others. There is a lengthy thread over on the Long Hair Care forum which starts with a study on a similar detangling brush...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Firefox7275
Pull a single hair out of your head and examine...

Pull a single hair out of your head and examine at the head end - that is the root bulb. It may be a different colour on a naturally shed hair, but if the hair in your brush is from mid shaft...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 03-26-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Firefox7275
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 03-26-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Firefox7275
How are you storing the bottles, cool dark dry...

How are you storing the bottles, cool dark dry place or in your warm damp bathroom?
Forum: High Porosity 03-26-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By Firefox7275
Presume it is the acidity, my h as a dilute...

Presume it is the acidity, my h as a dilute vinegar or lemon juice rinse works for some.
Forum: Protein-sensitive 03-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,222
Posted By Firefox7275
Conditioners are not chelating AFAIK, you need a...

Conditioners are not chelating AFAIK, you need a fairly decent strength of a couple of acids to chelate. The Malibu C sachets are chelating, there are several variants so you might find one or more...
Forum: High Porosity 03-26-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Firefox7275
You can't really have anti humectant without...

You can't really have anti humectant without occlusives (oils, butters, waxes): the best you could is actively seek out cetyl esters which are waxy, L'Oreal/ Garnier use then a fair bit. No idea if...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Firefox7275
I have dyed hair and I rarely use a rinse out...

I have dyed hair and I rarely use a rinse out conditioner, intensive or otherwise, and my hair is much healthier than it used to be. U do use conditioner to cleanse (co-wash) and plenty of leave in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Firefox7275
You can send your hair sample from the...

You can send your hair sample from the Netherlands, I have no idea how fast or slow your mailing system is because I am in the UK.

Not aware of any need for a specific water temperature, its more...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By Firefox7275
For bleach damaged hair try penetrating oils as...

For bleach damaged hair try penetrating oils as an overnight pre-wash deep treatment OR as a minor ingredient in a leave in conditioner, its tough to distribute a few drops of a straight up oil...
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