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Forum: Makeup/skin care 05-19-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By caramix3a
Dry skin tips

For many years on my body, I either used extra-virgin coconut oil, or my own DIY shea butter-coconut oil body butter and that worked great(my husband still uses it), but in the last couple of years...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 05-19-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By caramix3a
makeup mirror recs

I really appreciate people's suggestions, but I'm REALLY fussy about the mirror, and it has to be REALLY simple, as in, no bulky stand, and no lighting in it. It really has to fold flat, and yet has...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 05-06-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 244
Posted By caramix3a
makeup mirror recs

I was wondering the same thing! And yes, it does have to be travel-size and fit in my medicine cabinet as I have no other place to put it where it would be handy, and yes, I do have to be able to pop...
Forum: Normal Porosity 02-15-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,476
Posted By caramix3a
Gel only styling works better? What is my porosity?

I'm a gel-only for styling too. I have 2c-3a color-treated(but NOT bleached)hair, very dense, fine to medium in texture. Too many products "cocktailed" just leave my hair a dull, limp mess IMO.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-02-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By caramix3a
Need some deep conditioner recommendations

@HtBlack: that looks like quite the recipe - beyond what I can really get into as I don't have all that stuff on hand. My shea butter body butter has just 4 ingredients and that's enough for me to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-01-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By caramix3a
Need some deep conditioner recommendations

@HtBlack: what was your combo for your deep conditioner? Thanks!:)
Forum: Going Gray 01-01-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By caramix3a
How long did it take to go all gray?

It really all depends! How long one's hair is, if one is trying to grow out previously-colored hair. But if you're talking about just letting the greys come with hair that's never been colored,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By caramix3a
How bad is dying your hair, for real!

Yes, there seems to be a lot of fear around dyeing hair, as in, one thinks the minute one does anything, one's hair will be ruined for life, ESPECIALLY for anyone with wavy or curly hair. Or they...
Forum: Going Gray 11-26-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 44,988
Posted By caramix3a
Are you embracing or running away from your gray hair?

"I'm growing my grey out but my hair was hennaed and it was very, very bright because I bleached it before doing the henna and used Bright Red from Henna Hut. So, I went to professional hair...
Forum: 3 11-21-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,924
Posted By caramix3a
Ditch the gels

Not for me - they'll have to pry the LA Looks gel from my cold little hands, as well as the occasional use of Suave Captivating Curls Mousse with it. My hair, 2c-3a definitely benefits from styling...
Forum: 3 11-21-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,070
Posted By caramix3a
Question about hair type 2c or 3a

Only a 2c from some of the other posters? I'd say mostly 3a with some 2c myself. On a GOOD day my hair could look like yours does now.:) Modified CG(co-wash with a sulfate-free shampoo from time to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,256
Posted By caramix3a
Looser curl/wave pattern help

I have the same deal - 2c/3a hair, with the loose 2c hair on canopy, with the beautiful curlier type underneath, with even a tiny tiny bit of 3b in a couple spots. As you can deduce, my hair is all...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-31-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By caramix3a
gels/stylers for daily use

I've found with my hair that just spritzing with water, and scrunching, is sufficient to re-activate the gel that I put in my hair(on the days that I wash that is). Only very occasionally will I have...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 08-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By caramix3a
Natural(but inexpensive) face creams?

I'm also in agreement with frckls about at one time trying to be "all natural" and not having it work. I did have to go back to some drugstore stuff, as it seems that I do best with that, and a...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,815
Posted By caramix3a
Looking for a more moisturizing gel

No gel is truly moisturizing - one should look to one's conditioners for that, IMO. I'm fine myself with LALSG. I don't use leave-in conditioners - they just make my hair limp, even a tiny bit!
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By caramix3a
Has anyone tried Mane n' Tail conditioner?

I did, sometime back in the 90s. It was truly awful on my hair - it left it waxy, dull and coated. But your experience might be different, plus they might have changed the formula since nearly 20...
Forum: Over 40 08-13-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By caramix3a
Can hair DNA change?

Hair "DNA" doesn't change - its texture does as one ages. Some notice their grey hairs are finer and thinner, others notice that they are more wiry/coarse, or with little kinks in them(that tend to...
Forum: Over 40 08-13-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By caramix3a
Natural styles for older women

It less age than what one's hair texture is like, plus one's head and neck shape, also one's overall style. That said, there are ways to take the bob out of "boring" territory by skillful layering,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-12-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,803
Posted By caramix3a
Rant - about Sally Beauty

Hoping the GVP Conditioning Balm isn't being discontinued in the San Francisco Sally Beauty Supply stores! I'd better get on over there and get a couple of bottles if that's the case, to stock up a...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 08-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By caramix3a
Natural(but inexpensive) face creams?

I'm with ldymmide with the assessment of those products posted by the original poster as being way too complicated. That's the trouble with many so-called natural items in the beauty world. However,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By caramix3a
Please help! Looking for a solution to this ongoing problem Pictures included!

In addition to what other people suggested, to me it looks like your hair is extremely dry and dehydrated. Have you been doing deep moisturizing treatments? Also, staying off sulfate shampoos and any...
Forum: Going Gray 07-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,188
Posted By caramix3a
progress thread

@Tania77: You're lucky your hair grew 3 whole inches in just three months!:) At that rate, your hair will go faster than most people's in its transition to natural. The average rate of growth of hair...
Forum: Over 40 07-13-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By caramix3a
Aging man turned off by aging partner's body

That guy sounds like a colossal jerk, to put it mildly.:( The absolute nerve of him to accuse her of making a big deal out of what didn't think was a big deal, as far as what he said about her body....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By caramix3a
A bad cut:(

Oh dear - that's the worst hair-cutting horror story I've heard for awhile, as far as how much was taken off. Did she go so fast that you couldn't say anything? In some horror stories before people...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-09-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By caramix3a
how much product do you use?

One word - LOTS, no matter what it is LOL! This is why I have to go cheap with my products. Even though my hair is not long(it's in an inverted bob)there's enough of it on my head for 3 people....
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