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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 02-28-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,331
Posted By earthnuts
I noticed this too! Where I live, the newer...

I noticed this too! Where I live, the newer bottles (formulations) don't have any chlorides but potassium chloride. Only the small (older?) bottles have the chlorides mentioned above....[/QUOTE]
I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-28-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,761
Posted By earthnuts
Coconut oil is one of the most penetrating oils...

Coconut oil is one of the most penetrating oils for the hair. It's high in saturated fats, which are small molecules that can easily penetrate the hair. It also helps to retain hair protein (though...
Forum: Protein-craving 02-27-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,042
Posted By earthnuts
I wash my scalp and detangle with Suave condish,...

I wash my scalp and detangle with Suave condish, rinse, then condition with GVP reconstructor (protein rich) and let it soak in while I do other things. Then I rinse it all out and apply some Suave...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-27-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,555
Posted By earthnuts
Gelatin is certainly the cheapest. It's collagen...

Gelatin is certainly the cheapest. It's collagen protein. Nature's Gate Conditioners are good too, they have vegetable protein. My hair likes GVP reconstructor from Sally's the best, it has keratin...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 02-27-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,331
Posted By earthnuts
I tried other conditioners that had...

I tried other conditioners that had Cetrimonium/Centrimonium Chloride without the Distearyldimonium Chloride and they did not make my hair straighter. YMMV certainly, everyone's hair is different. :)
Forum: 2 09-15-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 39,972
Posted By earthnuts
Hair Biography Curl Pattern: 2c/3a ...

Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2c/3a
Texture: on the fine side of medium (about 60 microns)
Porosity: medium, high if I don't use conditioner for a day
Density: medium, 3.25"
Elasticity: normal...
Forum: 2 09-08-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By earthnuts
I get the same reaction if I don't clarify my...

I get the same reaction if I don't clarify my hair before doing a protein treatment. Applying protein to my hair when it's overconditioned will just make it act more overconditioned. But if I clarify...
Forum: 2 09-08-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 49,175
Posted By earthnuts
My hair has slowly been getting straighter, and...

My hair has slowly been getting straighter, and every protein treatment I tried made my hair even straighter. I thought something was wrong when I used the same conditioner that, at the beginning of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-22-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,333
Posted By earthnuts
When I think my hair is being too unruly-looking,...

When I think my hair is being too unruly-looking, I put it up. There are so many awesome updos you can do if your hair is armpit length or longer. A good updo always looks professional, even when you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-22-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By earthnuts
A mousse, cream, or gel can help with frizz and...

A mousse, cream, or gel can help with frizz and many curlies love them. Wavies usually need something with less hold than curlies. Herbal Essences Mousses and Kinky Curly Curl Cream are two popular...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-22-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By earthnuts
I think there are many ways to do it. Everyone...

I think there are many ways to do it. Everyone does it slightly differently. It won't damage your hair, so don't be afraid to just try some stuff and experiment a little.

I use white vinegar. I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-22-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 664
Posted By earthnuts
hydrolyzed protein sources

Hydrolyzed proteins make great protein treatments!

Gelatin is hydrolyzed collagen
Liquid Aminos is hydrolyzed soy
Soy sauce contains hydrolyzed soy or wheat among other ingredients
Beer...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 08-22-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 18,441
Posted By earthnuts
When I applied this to wet hair before getting...

When I applied this to wet hair before getting out of the shower, it worked great! Good hold and no flaking!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-21-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,955
Posted By earthnuts
I have this problem also and I do not use any...

I have this problem also and I do not use any products with protein.

One thing I was thinking it might be is humectants. I used honey on my hair yesterday and my ends seemed particularly...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By earthnuts
1 Tbsp BS per cup water is a common recipe on the...

1 Tbsp BS per cup water is a common recipe on the web, but I find that is much too harsh for my hair. I use 1 tsp BS per cup water. And rinse with 1 tsp vinegar per cup water. (which is about the pH...
Forum: Coloring your hair 08-20-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,828
Posted By earthnuts
Here is the original honey lightening thread on...

Here is the original honey lightening thread on another forum. Tons of info.

Honey thread - from TBB and bits from old LHC - The Long Hair Community Discussion Boards...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-20-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By earthnuts
All brands of conditioner say to use their...

All brands of conditioner say to use their shampoo. :p It's marketing, they want your money.

Although shampoos and conditioners of a certain line are formulated to work together, that does not at...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By earthnuts
No. I'm talking about Quaterniums, not...

No. I'm talking about Quaterniums, not polyquaterniums. I know many polyquaterniums can build up. (though 4, 44, 10, and 68 are less likely to)
Forum: Feedback 08-19-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,493
Posted By earthnuts
Profile bugs

When I try to edit my profile picture, I get sent to the site's main page.

When I try to look at another's posts (the "read all posts by..." link) I get an error. ("Sorry - no matches. Please try...
Forum: Keratin Services and Treatment 08-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,249
Posted By earthnuts
Keratin doesn't, but some of the other...

Keratin doesn't, but some of the other ingredients in keratin treatments might.

No, those are protein treatments, not straightening treatments. Keratin isn't what actually does the straightening.
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 08-19-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,438
Posted By earthnuts
CG is curly girl routine, basically using sulfate...

CG is curly girl routine, basically using sulfate and silicone free products.

You don't use any shampoo or conditioner? What's your leave-in? How do you handle your hair when you style it:...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 08-19-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,438
Posted By earthnuts
What's your current routine and products? Are you...

What's your current routine and products? Are you CG and if so, how long have you been CG?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-19-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By earthnuts
Question about Quaternium compounds

Which quaternium compounds won't cause buildup in a conditioner-only routine?

I've read that some people find they cause buildup, OTOH google searches seem to say they're all water-soluble. Are...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-19-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By earthnuts
I wash my scalp with conditioner, rinse, leave in...

I wash my scalp with conditioner, rinse, leave in some conditioner, detangle, plop while I'm getting dressed, take the plop off, tilt my head back, shake my head gently, and air-dry. I might arrange...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-18-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,331
Posted By earthnuts
Suave Naturals trials

I've been trying different conditioners and I thought my findings might interest someone. Suave Naturals Coconut and Suave Naturals Strawberry conditioners make my hair significantly straighter. So I...
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