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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-16-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By maizy
I found that once I stopped using the harsh...

I found that once I stopped using the harsh shampoos that stripped my hair and scalp oil - which causes the body to try and produce even more oil to compensate - my hair smelled better for longer...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-16-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By maizy
Hard water may cause a bit of a build up on your...

Hard water may cause a bit of a build up on your hair, but it is unlikely to cause heavy build-up and flakes on your scalp. The best defense for hard water is the apple cider vinegar rinse that so...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-15-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By maizy
I can relate to your problem. Although I never...

I can relate to your problem. Although I never had a prescription, before I went cg I used to use neutrogena t/gel about once a week (in addition to the harsh "moisturizing" shampoo i was using...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-15-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By maizy
Good luck!! Isn't it wonderful when you find...

Good luck!!

Isn't it wonderful when you find something that works for you? I have never done the ivory soap, but I did find the acv rinse makes my hair shiny and soft. And ringlets, that I never...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-15-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By maizy
Hi all, thought I would drop my two cents...

Hi all,

thought I would drop my two cents too....

totally correct on the humectants. I live in a dry climate year round, and glycerine will pull moisture out of my hair and make it crunchy...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-09-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By maizy
Thank you onethousandcurls! I try very hard...

Thank you onethousandcurls!

I try very hard to only get the shampoo on my scalp and scrub it and rinse it. Hopefully this helps keep it from drying out the rest of the hair too much.

It's...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-09-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By maizy
can I use this as occasional low 'poo?

Hi,

I'm modified cg. I use a mild tea tree shampoo once a month in the summer because I get mild scalp build up. In the winter I tend to get a lot more scalp build up and the tea tree doesn't...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-09-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By maizy
Looks ok to me. The 'cone' is a peg-cone, so...

Looks ok to me. The 'cone' is a peg-cone, so it's water soluble. As far as I know, castor oil is water soluble too: I use it on my dry ends and have never had to shampoo it out, so I think the...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 09-30-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,901
Posted By maizy
peg-12 dimethicone water soluble?

I'm just making sure that peg-12 dimethicone is water soluble. found a conditioner that I like to use once in a while that has it way down its ingredient list. I like the ringlets I get from this...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 09-08-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By maizy
Facial Exfoliator for Scalp?

Has anyone ever tried using a gentle facial exfoliator for their scalp? I've tried the brown sugar scrub and didn't think it worked very well. The sugar melts in the conditioner. Is this a bad...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-08-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By maizy
You're not alone in this dilemma. Sleeping on...

You're not alone in this dilemma. Sleeping on your curls can either flatten them or make them frizzy, depending on your hair type. Others may have some ideas, but I think re-wetting in the morning...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-08-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By maizy
Not exactly sure what you want to do... do you...

Not exactly sure what you want to do... do you want to be able to sleep on it and get up in the morning and have it curly with volume and not have to wash or wet it again?? Sleeping will flatten...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 08-29-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By maizy
Benefits of flax seed?

Hi all,
I've seen a few threads on here about making homemade flax gel. I have never tried it and many seem to rave about it, but I'm not sure why they're saying it's great. Does it increase...
Forum: 3 08-29-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By maizy
The new pictures definitely show more 3a in the...

The new pictures definitely show more 3a in the back. You're the opposite of me.... my front is 3a ringlets and my back is more 2c. You have way gorgeous hair! Can't wait to see it after a while...
Forum: 3 08-28-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By maizy
I'm an engineer at an oil refinery, which means...

I'm an engineer at an oil refinery, which means I'm out in the dirt, dust, grime and the heat with a sweaty hard hat on all day. And then on top of that, I go running every night after work. I...
Forum: 3 08-22-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By maizy
BotticelliBabe, can I just walk into a drug...

BotticelliBabe,
can I just walk into a drug store and say I need castor oil and they will have it? I've heard of it, but never looked for it before. Or, do they have it at at whole foods?
...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-22-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 564
Posted By maizy
Congratulations.... I know how you feel. I've...

Congratulations.... I know how you feel. I've been at it for about 6 or 7 weeks and I am AMAZED at the difference. I'm still experimenting with different products and conditioners and have found a...
Forum: 3 08-22-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By maizy
I do occasionally plop for a few minutes when I...

I do occasionally plop for a few minutes when I shower on the weekends and have a lot of time for my hair to air dry, but for most days the wet pineapple works really well for me overnight. To be...
Forum: 3 08-19-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By maizy
I agree with the others so far as to you being 3a...

I agree with the others so far as to you being 3a and 3b. As I am 6 weeks new to CG, I am far from an expert but I can share what I have learned.

My hair is 3a and 2c and somewhat fine. ...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-17-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By maizy
It's funny how we all adjust differently. I live...

It's funny how we all adjust differently. I live in a dry climate, so my experience is probably going to be entirely different than yours. God help all of us if we move to a totally different...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-17-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By maizy
Yes. If you are in a dry climate, glycerin can...

Yes. If you are in a dry climate, glycerin can actually pull moisture from your hair. It's a humectant. Also DMDM hydantoin releases formaldehyde.

Try an aloe vera gel that just just has AV,...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-17-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By maizy
water, aloe vera gel, glycerin, tocopheryl...

water, aloe vera gel, glycerin, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), carbomer 940, polysorbate 20, fragrance, triethanol amine, DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, tetrasodium EDTA

Those are the...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-16-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By maizy
aloe vera making me frizzy and dry

Hi all,

I've been reading how everyone seems to love aloe vera gel for their hair. I've tried it and, although it does seem to bring back curl late in the day, it leaves my hair a bit frizzy and...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-10-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By maizy
acv in co-wash?

Hi all,
I'm wondering if instead of doing an acv rinse i could put a half teaspoon in with my conditioner when I co-wash once every other week or so? has anyone tried this or is there a good...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 08-09-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By maizy
Thanks

Thanks for the positive replies. Whatsercurl, your backpacking hair is great!! I only hope that over time I can look like that on a backpacking trip!! :happy10:

Being so new at this, I'm...
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