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Forum: Parents of curlies Yesterday, 11:46 AM
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Posted By SpiralHam
Are you at all opposed to drug store products? ...

Are you at all opposed to drug store products?

One of the things I like to do with longer hair is find a good, cheap cowash (I use V05 but Suaves are solid choices as well). You might need to use...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 91
Posted By SpiralHam
The only way to know if it works for you is to...

The only way to know if it works for you is to give it a try ;-)

I mix stuff all the time, usually AIF as the base since my hair likes it and I usually have it around. I've mixed GFPC gel in it,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-27-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By SpiralHam
Bobby pins, snap clips, tuck everything behind...

Bobby pins, snap clips, tuck everything behind your ears and make it stay there? Tucking hair behind my ears is always my go-to... ;-)

I can't remember growing out my really short hair from high...
Forum: 2 07-30-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 998
Posted By SpiralHam
Amen to all of the above. i have at least 4...

Amen to all of the above. i have at least 4 distinct patterns that I can count.

I also have that straight layer at the nape of my neck, which I cut at least 1.5-2" shorter than the rest of my...
Forum: 2 07-30-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By SpiralHam
I'm glad AIF worked out for you - it's such a...

I'm glad AIF worked out for you - it's such a good, basic gel.

My favorite products are in my sig; I keep it really basic... My hair is more porous than not, but also hates heavy products and...
Forum: 2 07-28-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By SpiralHam
Another good gel that is humectant free and...

Another good gel that is humectant free and pretty strong hold is Aussie Instant Freeze (or Herbal Essence Set Me Up). I've had great luck with this one this summer :)
Forum: 2 07-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By SpiralHam
You might give Herbal Essence Body Envy a try -...

You might give Herbal Essence Body Envy a try - I've played with it this summer and it has a nice amount of hold. And I need a pretty strong hold LOL!

I tend to get a few frizzies if the dew...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-21-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By SpiralHam
My son twirls a lock oh his hair near the top of...

My son twirls a lock oh his hair near the top of his head - a real chronic problem. It is definitely stress related with him, and shows up a lot when he is doing math homework (he leans on his...
Forum: 2 07-21-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By SpiralHam
Look into flax seed gel (FSG) or okra gel. Not...

Look into flax seed gel (FSG) or okra gel. Not the best of hold by itself, but you can add things like honey or agave nectar (both humectants) or cornstarch for hold if you need it.

Lots of...
Forum: 3 07-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By SpiralHam
In high humidity, you might try staying clear of...

In high humidity, you might try staying clear of leaving anything in that is a potent humectant for a while (glycerin, propylene glycol, etc.) I'm also in the upper midwest and we are having some...
Forum: 2 07-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By SpiralHam
Good luck with the AIF - it's been working really...

Good luck with the AIF - it's been working really well for me this summer :) That and good layers LOL!

Make sure you give it a fair trial, it took me a little while to find out how it best works...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-17-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By SpiralHam
If your hair likes protein, I swear by ION's...

If your hair likes protein, I swear by ION's Effective Care :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By SpiralHam
Can you do a consultation with her first? That...

Can you do a consultation with her first? That way you can explain your hair concerns without feeling too committed.

Ask maybe for a shaping cut - nothing too drastic the first time with a new...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By SpiralHam
If you're sensitive to humectants in high or low...

If you're sensitive to humectants in high or low dewpoints, they're usually fine in rinse out products but could be problematic in squirrely dewpoints.

I guess if you are sealing your hair it...
Forum: 2 07-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By SpiralHam
I have fine hair too, and it appreciates being...

I have fine hair too, and it appreciates being pretty clean! I do get more body with cleaner hair; my whurls don't appreciate oils much.

I wash with a lo-poo (Whole Foods 365, it's not a sexy...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-15-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By SpiralHam
Hang in there - it took me a good 6 months to see...

Hang in there - it took me a good 6 months to see any consistent results. I went CG in winter - talk about dry hair city! :tongue10: I can only imagine that doing so in higher dewpoints can be...
Forum: 2 07-13-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By SpiralHam
You sound like a hair twin of mine :-) I also...

You sound like a hair twin of mine :-) I also have fine, dense hair that is more porous than not. Most of my 2a pieces are around my ears and it is almost straight at the nape of my neck. I have...
Forum: 2 07-13-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By SpiralHam
If you figure it out, let me know fore sure! ;-) ...

If you figure it out, let me know fore sure! ;-) I am positively hoarding the rest of my Volumax Mega (sigh)

Right now AIF is the closest I've come for (almost!) the hold I need and the softness...
Forum: 2 07-09-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By SpiralHam
Gel then mousse is always worth a shot! I...

Gel then mousse is always worth a shot!

I really don't use much gel, seriously, but feel free to experiment. For my shoulder length hair I use maybe a pea size or two, roughly spread over my...
Forum: 2 07-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By SpiralHam
Sounds like it's time for a shaping trim, then...

Sounds like it's time for a shaping trim, then ;-)

I'm always happiest with my whirls once they've been trimmed up properly, no matter what product I happen to be using that day!
Forum: 2 07-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By SpiralHam
I use gel with mousse, and I've used it in a...

I use gel with mousse, and I've used it in a variety of ways! I have fine hair that needs a pretty good hold, though. Mousse alone doesn't do it for me, unfortunately.

I've used gel over...
Forum: 2 07-08-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By SpiralHam
Honestly? My all time best curl enhancer is a...

Honestly? My all time best curl enhancer is a really good haircut - the right haircut for my hair. For me it makes all the difference in the world.

When my layers are too long the clumps tend to...
Forum: 2 07-07-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By SpiralHam
Mousse alone doesn't usually give me enough hold...

Mousse alone doesn't usually give me enough hold by itself. I will usually use a thin layer of a gel with it; AIF does ok for this purpose for me!

That being said, my favorites have been a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By SpiralHam
I also pixie diffuse - the weight of water pulls...

I also pixie diffuse - the weight of water pulls my curls groundward! Supporting the curls as they dry is really helpful for me.

I also apply gel with a wet hand to not-dripping hair. After the...
Forum: 2 06-23-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By SpiralHam
My hair is like this as well - wavy roots and...

My hair is like this as well - wavy roots and curls on the length. Clipping doesn't give me any more "root curl" than I would ordinarily have, but it does keep it from being plastered to the top of...
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