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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Morgan_Adcock
From pages 52-53 of Curly Girl: The Handbook: ...

From pages 52-53 of Curly Girl: The Handbook:




It's not Curly Girl, of course, but Tiffany Anderson wrote in Live Curly, Live Free:
Forum: 2 Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 174
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Castile soap can be damaging to hair. It's much...

Castile soap can be damaging to hair. It's much better to use a low-poo, if you feel the need for something more than a co-wash (washing with conditioner).

Jessicurl's products are excellent IMO,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 297
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
OP = other person

OP = other person
Forum: 2 Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 171
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Are you using a gel? (Edited to say that I see...

Are you using a gel? (Edited to say that I see downstream that you are. Sorry about that.) That's particularly important in high dew points, even if you just use a small (such as a dime or nickel...
Forum: Hall of Shame discussion 04-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,549
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
FWIW, Lorraine Massey had to have come up with...

FWIW, Lorraine Massey had to have come up with her system prior to Curly Girl or there wouldn't have been any point in her writing the book.

That said, I first heard of conditioner washing in...
Forum: 3 04-16-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
ACV will not remove silicones.

ACV will not remove silicones.
Forum: All-natural hair care 04-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I use a silk pillowcase, which I got from...

I use a silk pillowcase, which I got from dharmatrading.com. NAYY

I've found it helpful to scrunch in a light application of a light hold gel when I start to get ready for bed.

In the morning,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-16-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
It might help to know where "here" is for...

It might help to know where "here" is for you.
Forum: 2 04-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 171
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Have you read Live Curly, Live Free...

Have you read Live Curly, Live Free (http://livecurlylivefree.com/the-e-book/) by Tiffany Anderson? I think you would probably find it quite helpful.

The short answer is that I suspect that you...
Forum: 2 04-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 174
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
In case you decide that you want to try the Curly...

In case you decide that you want to try the Curly Girl method, the shampoo you're currently using is not a low-poo, and the EO shampoo also looks quite harsh and sudsy, so perhaps not technically a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 297
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
It might be most helpful to condition with a...

It might be most helpful to condition with a product with emulsifier(s) than straight up oils, as that would help the oils and water to work together. That's my take on my personal observations that...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 297
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
_If_ the OP is CG, this would not be an...

_If_ the OP is CG, this would not be an appropriate product because of its containing silicones and petroleum products. I also suspect that it wouldn't help clumping because of its mineral oil and...
Forum: 2 04-16-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 174
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
It might also be helpful to you to learn about...

It might also be helpful to you to learn about the Curly Girl method of hair care, which is one of the more popular methods of caring for curly/wavy/kinky hair. It's from the book Curly Girl: The...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-16-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
In addition to what the others have said about...

In addition to what the others have said about using a very simple routine, it might help to use just a scant amount of gel on your hands when you SOTC. That should leave your hair soft, and also...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Sorry, I missed that (actually it looks like you...

Sorry, I missed that (actually it looks like you hadn't posted it yet) . You'd be surprised how many people are absolutely certain they're using CG products, when they're still using silicone-laden...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Sorry, but no. Mineral oil is not CG. I could be...

Sorry, but no. Mineral oil is not CG. I could be blanking on other things - it's late, and I find all caps harder to read at any time of day - but that one jumped out at me.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-15-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 205
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
When hair is frizzy when wet, it has buildup, and...

When hair is frizzy when wet, it has buildup, and needs to be clarified.

Before you do that, I suggest checking all the products you've been using, including the shampoo you used, for undetected...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I think it's actually conditioning. The people...

I think it's actually conditioning. The people commenting are so conditioned to say something positive when they see a change that it just comes rolling out of their mouths without really going...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 04-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
It's not so much how your hair will feel, as how...

It's not so much how your hair will feel, as how it will respond. Hair which has impenetrable buildup just doesn't act right. It can't take up moisture, and things you apply to it just sit on the...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 04-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
You don't need a special clarifying poo. Actually...

You don't need a special clarifying poo. Actually it's not from the book, but something we came up with here after realizing going CG probably would have worked better right out of the box if we'd...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Yes, if you apply a light layer of gel to dry...

Yes, if you apply a light layer of gel to dry hair, it will form a light gel cast. Before having my hair cut to medium length, I was applying about a walnut sized amount of (Fruit of the Earth 100%)...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 04-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I had about a three and a half hour trip from...

I had about a three and a half hour trip from home to the salon, and had to be up quite early to get my train, so I washed my hair the night before, put gel on it, and went to sleep with a towel...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 04-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Have you tried contacting the seller on Etsy? ...

Have you tried contacting the seller on Etsy? I'd try that first. If no response within a week or two at the outside, I'd inform Etsy, but not leave a rating yet; wait and see if they can help. ...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 04-14-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I had my hair cut by Carlos Flores about a month...

I had my hair cut by Carlos Flores about a month ago. I'd been growing my hair (with trims) for over five and a half years, and it was past what should have been its terminal length. He suggested...
Forum: 3 04-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Before I had enough hair length to pineapple, I...

Before I had enough hair length to pineapple, I found that I could get my hair into two sections. I actually liked the results better than doing it in one section after it was finally long enough to...
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