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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Geek_Chic
You don't mention your hair properties or curl...

You don't mention your hair properties or curl type, but you might try smoothing or raking in product. Either method tends to pull out a little curl and reduce volume a bit , raking more so than...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-20-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Geek_Chic
Like DrRach said, once deposited, amodimethicone...

Like DrRach said, once deposited, amodimethicone repels further deposits, so it doesn't build up. However, it's easily removed if you use a low poo that contains Cocamidopropyl Betaine or...
Forum: Low Porosity 07-19-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Geek_Chic
Would naked be after washing and conditioning, no...

Would naked be after washing and conditioning, no leave-in, no etc.? Or would it be after just shampooing?[/QUOTE]

Naked = after shampoo (or cowash) and conditioning. No leave-ins, oils to seal,...
Forum: 2 07-19-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Geek_Chic
"Squish to Condish...

"Squish to Condish (http://www.thereoncewasacurl.com/blog/squish-to-condish)" (Melissa Stites method), for the scrunching in palmfuls of water. Cold water rinse is part of the Ice Queen Method...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Geek_Chic
Cure Care is a dupe of the Unicure...

Cure Care is a dupe of the Unicure (http://www.unicure.com/unicure2/conditioner.htm) conditioner, which can be purchased online, or in a few on the ground stores. There are 2 different formulas, the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Geek_Chic
If this...

If this (http://www.drugstore.com/redken-hair-cleansing-cream-shampoo/qxp185055) is the Redken cleansing cream you plan to use, then yes, it should remove any product buildup plus any excess pre-poo...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yup, it's totally CG friendly.

Yup, it's totally CG friendly.
Forum: 2 07-09-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By Geek_Chic
I don't see any ingredient in there that should...

I don't see any ingredient in there that should make curls fall, however, it's a protein free conditioner, which might cause a bit of droop for those whose hair needs protein rich products on wash...
Forum: 2 07-04-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By Geek_Chic
The silicate ingredient is a thickener, not a...

The silicate ingredient is a thickener, not a sulfate or silicone. That gel is CG friendly.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-02-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Geek_Chic
Maybe try the Yes To Carrots Scalp Relief...

Maybe try the Yes To Carrots Scalp Relief conditioner? No glycerin, aloe, or silicones.

Scalp Relief Conditioner
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Salvia...
Forum: 2 07-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yes, with that kind of dry time, your front...

Yes, with that kind of dry time, your front pieces are high porosity, and the rest of your hair is medium porosity. It's fairly common to have more than one porosity type on the same head of hair,...
Forum: 2 06-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yes, before starting the Curly Girl (CG) method,...

Yes, before starting the Curly Girl (CG) method, you need to do one last clarifying wash with a silicone free sulfate shampoo. Scan the ingredients on yours for ones that end in -cone, -conol, and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Geek_Chic
I don't think it's a case of "you should...

I don't think it's a case of "you should alternate", more a case of you can if you want or need to do so. Many do have more than one product in a given category, either because they like trying new...
Forum: Protein-craving 06-13-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Geek_Chic
In considering how much protein your hair might...

In considering how much protein your hair might need, it will be beneficial to figure out what your hair properties are - texture (width of individual strands), and porosity. Fine hair (small...
Forum: 2 06-11-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Geek_Chic
I know coconut oil helps with limiting UV damage....

I know coconut oil helps with limiting UV damage. There was a study done that specifically addressed it. I'm not a sun worshipper myself, since I burn not tan, so I don't use specific sun protection...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Geek_Chic
Haven't used it myself, but Dimethicone Copolyol...

Haven't used it myself, but Dimethicone Copolyol is water soluble, so shouldn't build up in your hair. See here: What's the Scoop on Silicones?...
Forum: 2 06-06-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Geek_Chic
Last I checked, the Totally Twisted gel had a...

Last I checked, the Totally Twisted gel had a PEG- silicone in it, which is water soluble. As long as the silicone is water soluble, it'll cowash out, which means the product is Curly Girl approved....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-04-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,061
Posted By Geek_Chic
Just a thought, but maybe the frizz you're seeing...

Just a thought, but maybe the frizz you're seeing is just a case of over-proteining. If your hair didn't frizz until after you'd used Unicure a couple of times, it might be that it has more protein...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-03-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Geek_Chic
Clarifying shampoos (and they don't necessarily...

Clarifying shampoos (and they don't necessarily have to say "Clarifying" on the label) are typically clear, without a lot of extras like silicones (end in -cone, -conol, and -xane), polyquats...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-03-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By Geek_Chic
If I was in that situation, I'd first think that...

If I was in that situation, I'd first think that I maybe had buildup, whether it was from hard water or product. So, I'd clarify as a first step. Try a basic (clear) low poo with cocamidopropyl...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 06-03-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Geek_Chic
No proteins, but if you're doing the CG method,...

No proteins, but if you're doing the CG method, it does have a non-water soluble silicone (Bis-AMinopropyl Dimethicone). That one is part of a class of silicones that once deposited, repel additional...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-31-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Geek_Chic
He probably saw the chloride in "Cetrimonium...

He probably saw the chloride in "Cetrimonium Chloride" and assumed salt. It's actually a quatrernary ammonium compound that acts as anti-microbial, preservative, emulsifier, and anti-static agent.
...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-30-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Geek_Chic
I always hear Deva stylists saying parabens build...

I always hear Deva stylists saying parabens build up on hair because they are "plastic", but I've never seen any definitive info. elsewhere to support that claim. As far as I know, a single study...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,061
Posted By Geek_Chic
Cure Care was only available at Sally's. There...

Cure Care was only available at Sally's. There were rumors last fall it was being discontinued, but my local ladies said they'd not heard that, and that a d/c'd product typically was put on clearance...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 05-17-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Geek_Chic
Distributors page on the Elucence website: ...

Distributors page on the Elucence website:
http://elucence.com/distributors.html
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