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Forum: Newbies info/introductions Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Sandi
Welcome! And I'm sorry to be the one to give you...

Welcome! And I'm sorry to be the one to give you the most useless (but actually useful) pieces of advice: how much product you use is based on a combination how much your hair can handle and how you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-25-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Sandi
Yep, all hair is porous, but higher porosity hair...

Yep, all hair is porous, but higher porosity hair (either from damage or from birth) tends to gain and leak out moisture really easily. Hence why almost all high porosity curlies follow the LOC...
Forum: Transitioning 05-24-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 60,442
Posted By Sandi
Well, welcome! (Even though I haven't frequented...

Well, welcome! (Even though I haven't frequented this thread in a loooong time.)

The best thing to remember is to learn to love your hair in whatever state it is in (from bald to waist length),...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-24-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Sandi
Porosity: The strand test is notoriously...

Porosity: The strand test is notoriously un-reliable. A better indicator would be how long your hair takes to dry with no-product. I'm pretty sure my own porosity has changed, so I should probably...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Sandi
Absolute disaster on my coarse hair. My hair is...

Absolute disaster on my coarse hair. My hair is naturally also on the dry side. I might re-visit at some time in the future with my own styling (only experience with them was with the DevaCut), but...
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 05-24-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Sandi
So my hair hair is coarse and resistant to...

So my hair hair is coarse and resistant to everything which is why the last relaxer I had ('06, I think) basically end up as a faux texlaxer.

1. If you take all the usual precautions when combing...
Forum: 3 05-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Sandi
I started washing at night as well, but I...

I started washing at night as well, but I overnight plop with a cotton t-shirt. I do conditioner-only styling though. I find that the t-shirt soaks up just enough moisture that my hair is damp in the...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 05-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By Sandi
Neither of my parents had straight hair (even...

Neither of my parents had straight hair (even though my mother is Asian), but I'd still like to add my two cents.
Hair tends to change a lot, and for most people, they'll see a change every decade...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-21-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By Sandi
My hair's pretty coarse, with a strong curl even...

My hair's pretty coarse, with a strong curl even in the shower, just pulled out a bit. My roots/very front parts are usually kind of a frizzy, oddly straightish mess when wet though. (Which I solve...
Forum: Growing out 05-15-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Sandi
While I'm highly skeptical I'll get to that...

While I'm highly skeptical I'll get to that length in 2015, I am currently growing out, so I'd like to join.
Forum: Growing out 05-15-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Sandi
Yes, it's referred to as terminal length....

Yes, it's referred to as terminal length. Terminal length varies from person to person, and is genetic in nature. Are you referring to waist-length curly or straight, by the way?
General tips for...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Sandi
Like it's perfectly healthy. Yep I take a...

Like it's perfectly healthy. Yep I take a multivit with biotin. I also do a protein treatment(aphogee) every 6 weeks. mini twists and sew ins never caused any tension or issue. Main reason I was...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Sandi
In order of the questions you posed (and...

In order of the questions you posed (and therefore the responses are disconnected):

Short hair usually requires refreshing on the daily. You are likely not going to be able to go out (e.g. to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By Sandi
It's all personal preference, as a few other...

It's all personal preference, as a few other people have stated.

For me, defined hair is a pretty natural state. Product-less, I'm still going to have coils and ringlets and pretty good...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Sandi
These kinds of questions explain exactly why most...

These kinds of questions explain exactly why most people that are knowledgable about their hair don't care so much about hair typing---it changes far too much. While it may be helpful a general kind...
Forum: 3 05-13-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Sandi
This may be too basic of a question, but how do...

This may be too basic of a question, but how do you sleep with your hair? And also, can you give us some properties of your hair? Whether it's fine or coarse (or somewhere in between), changes any...
Forum: Curly Teens 05-09-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Sandi
Density refers to the amount of hair on your...

Density refers to the amount of hair on your head. If you've always felt like you've had a lot of hair, you're probably at least medium density, which opens the amount of styles you can do. :)

For...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-28-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Sandi
I've only ever done it with two conditioners...

I've only ever done it with two conditioners (both of which are only found in Japan). Which conditioners are you using to do this?

Any smell (of conditioner) goes away as soon as the hair dries...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-28-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Sandi
Red face What made conditioner only styling work for me.

I don't have any pics at the moment, but the results also gave me root volume because the solution to my stiff hair was so simple: overnight plopping.
As a background, I've almost always used...
Forum: Curly Teens 04-25-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Sandi
What is your hair density? And would you prefer...

What is your hair density? And would you prefer an updo or some variation of a wash n' go?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-03-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Sandi
Softening Coarse Hair

I've accepted the fact that I have coarse hair. And I'm entirely too disenchanted with the whole relaxing/keratin business to bother with that route to "fix" it.
But my issues with it have somewhat...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sandi
Erm, this may or may not be possible. If your...

Erm, this may or may not be possible. If your hair is weighed down (I've never heard of the products that you use) by heavier products, you may be able to get "curlier" hair with an ACV rinse, but...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Sandi
I low-poo once a month, and ACV about once a...

I low-poo once a month, and ACV about once a month. Another alternative is dry shampoo.

However: Honestly, I wouldn't say that your approach has crossed out all shampoos. I don't know what shampoo...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 12-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Sandi
Welcome! To be perfectly honest, 4c is not...

Welcome!
To be perfectly honest, 4c is not sufficient information to give helpful recommendations. Things like porosity, density, and strand thickness would be much helpful to know, and you can find...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Sandi
I'm fairly sure that Aussie Moist isn't CG, but...

I'm fairly sure that Aussie Moist isn't CG, but are you CG? You mentioned co-washing, but I would elaborate more on your routine.
In my case, silicone products make my hair feel fine when it's wet...
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