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Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 01-24-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mandymae
Your hair looked really bouncy and moisturized!...

Your hair looked really bouncy and moisturized! How did you put the mousse in? I have never gotten mousse to work well, but assume it is user error :) I also noticed you used gel afterwards. Did this...
Forum: 2 01-24-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By mandymae
Your waves are quite pretty! Check the...

Your waves are quite pretty!

Check the ingredients on your V05. Some, but not all, of the conditioners do have protein in them. Are you waiting to SOTC until your hair is 100% dry? Some people to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-23-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,169
Posted By mandymae
I have had to switch to a harder hold gel (Aussie...

I have had to switch to a harder hold gel (Aussie Instant Freeze) instead of KCCC. The dew points are low in MN during winter (it is exciting when the dew point gets up in the 20s) combined with...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-23-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By mandymae
Fabulous idea! I have enjoyed reading everyone's...

Fabulous idea! I have enjoyed reading everyone's answers and plan to try a few.

What do you do when.....

..your curls have fallen flat?
Use a curl creme with protein (like AG: Recoil) before...
Forum: 3 01-09-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By mandymae
You have beautiful curls! Love the color too.

You have beautiful curls! Love the color too.
Forum: 2 01-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,529
Posted By mandymae
I too found that the deva products didn't work...

I too found that the deva products didn't work well in the long run. I see that your hair is low porosity. Many of us wavy hair folk need to use a sulfate free shampoo more frequently as our hair...
Forum: 2 01-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By mandymae
Congratulations on finding a good winter routine!...

Congratulations on finding a good winter routine! I have empathy for you as the dew points in MN have been subzero for almost 2 weeks straight, am looking forward to the heat wave of 20 degree F. air...
Forum: Normal Porosity 12-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,987
Posted By mandymae
How weird is it that my hair does is at its best...

How weird is it that my hair does is at its best when it is slightly overconditioned?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By mandymae
Some of us wavies (I am a 2B myself) tend to low...

Some of us wavies (I am a 2B myself) tend to low poo more frequently. I used to straighten my hair all the time, and just like you, could easily do 3 days between washes. However, I used maybe 1...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By mandymae
I second the Curl Junkie Deep Fix! Also I...

I second the Curl Junkie Deep Fix!

Also I have liked SheaMoisture Argan and Raw Shea Extra Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. I used it today and see an added bounce :)

I use PTs maybe 3 times...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-26-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By mandymae
I think it all depends on your hair properties. I...

I think it all depends on your hair properties. I have been using it for a few months now and love it! My hair is 2B, but has with normal porosity and normal to coarse thickness; it craves for...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 11-25-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By mandymae
Giovanni Avocado and Olive Oil Conditioner...

Giovanni Avocado and Olive Oil Conditioner (usually has a peel off coupon on it at Target) or SheaMoisture Community Commerce Hydrating Conditioner (this is my new holy grail!).
Forum: 2 11-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By mandymae
I do have Aveda's Brilliant Humectant Pomade and...

I do have Aveda's Brilliant Humectant Pomade and use it now and then. If I have over-gelled, it helps to scrunch out the crunch. On the days with either really high/really low dew points when my hair...
Forum: 2 11-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By mandymae
The dew points get so low for 5 months in MN that...

The dew points get so low for 5 months in MN that I found periodic low protein through the winter helps prevent over conditioning. I just use a RO containing protein maybe 2x per month (like YTB) and...
Forum: 2 11-08-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By mandymae
Thanks for the tip! I am definitely going to try...

Thanks for the tip! I am definitely going to try that tomorrow.
Forum: 2 11-06-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By mandymae
The Giovanni 2Chic is available now at Target,...

The Giovanni 2Chic is available now at Target, which made me happy as it is cheaper to get it there than Ulta.
Forum: 2 11-05-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By mandymae
My favorite heavy hitters for winter are: ...

My favorite heavy hitters for winter are:

co-wash:AIA Coconut Co-wash
RO/LI (I use whatever RO as a LI): Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Conditioner, Aussie Moist (if you don't...
Forum: 2 11-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By mandymae
I have been loving KCCC the last 5 months....

I have been loving KCCC the last 5 months. Instead of putting them in separate, I have been mixing KCKT and KCCC together. I rake in and scrunch.

Start with less product than you think you need....
Forum: 2 07-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By mandymae
Wow! I wish my hair looked that good on a first...

Wow! I wish my hair looked that good on a first day!
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By mandymae
I like this conditioner, because I LOVE the smell...

I like this conditioner, because I LOVE the smell of mint! I imagine it would be like Trader Joe's TTT conditioner, which I have gotten decent co-washes with. I can't recall if it has silicones or...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By mandymae
I haven't used TN as a co-wash, like other...

I haven't used TN as a co-wash, like other ladies. However, I use AIA co-wash and then have used TN as a rinse out.

My hair tends to be pretty dry. So, I need to use RO after a co-wash. However,...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-09-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By mandymae
I like using TN both the nourishing moisture and...

I like using TN both the nourishing moisture and radiant volume. I have used CJ Beautiful Curls LI and found that nice as well.
Forum: Protein-sensitive 06-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By mandymae
it is protein free and awesome moisture goodness....

it is protein free and awesome moisture goodness. I love this stuff. I just wish it came in bottles the same size of TN!
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-08-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By mandymae
You shouldn't have to use regular conditioner...

You shouldn't have to use regular conditioner after a DT, unless it is just a little for a LI. I over-proteined last summer and it took about 2 weeks to get back the protein-moisture balance. You may...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By mandymae
The Aveda curl products have silicone. I used...

The Aveda curl products have silicone. I used them preCG and felt they were OK. Right now I am putting a little bit of SM Smoothie on between my LI and gel and am liking the results.
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