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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-05-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By curlicarly
My hair is pretty coarse and porous. Humidity is...

My hair is pretty coarse and porous. Humidity is not my friend.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By curlicarly
Traveling to India

Hi guys! This summer I will be spending 5 weeks volunteering at a school in Jaipur, India.

I'm SUPER excited, but also at a total loss of how to deal with my hair over there. It's going to be...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-17-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,279
Posted By curlicarly
O M G. I just got this in the mail, and this has...

O M G. I just got this in the mail, and this has given me the best hair I've ever had. No frizz, shiny (which my hair NEVER is) and 90% dry in 35 minutes. My hair usually takes 6+ hours to air dry. I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-14-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
Okay, so update! I followed a lot of the...

Okay, so update!

I followed a lot of the tips you guys shared with me: I clarified, started using a good conditioner (shea moisture reconstructive), started leaving a lot more product in, etc. I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-13-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By curlicarly
Thanks! I have a couple questions. Would corn...

Thanks! I have a couple questions.
Would corn starch work as a thickener? And is agave nectar a humectant?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,010
Posted By curlicarly
Can someone link me to a simple okra gel recipe?

I keep hearing about this new-fangled okra gel, and I'm dying to try it. I've done the searches, and the only thing I've been able to find are a few really complicated recipes with marshmallow root...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-10-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By curlicarly
Ooooh ooh pick me! I've been to bonnaroo twice...

Ooooh ooh pick me! I've been to bonnaroo twice now, and I have to admit, hair is a struggle. This is my absolute favorite way to wear my hair at music festivals: (excuse my... Ehem... "Sleepy" face....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By curlicarly
Clarifying hair with body wash?

Lately, I've been using products with silicones. I really want to clarify and get back in the CG game, so I need to clarify. Being the poor college student I am, I am hesitant to buy a bottle of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-08-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
Thanks guys! I really appreciate your...

Thanks guys! I really appreciate your suggestions. Anything you recommend in particular for weather with super high dew points? Atlanta here...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
Try weekly overnight coconut oil soaks to reduce...

Try weekly overnight coconut oil soaks to reduce your porosity since you have it to hand. The lauric acid is a smaller molecule than the oleic acid in olive oil so will penetrate better, it's also...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
Agree with Jessiebanana build up could be one...

Agree with Jessiebanana build up could be one issue, handfuls of a lightweight yet coney conditioner doesn't work with conditioner only washing. That is surely not your full routine, are you using a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
I mostly co-wash, but when I need to shampoo,...

I mostly co-wash, but when I need to shampoo, I'll use HE hello hydration shampoo. (About once a month)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
These days I've been conditioning with Herbal...

These days I've been conditioning with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration (mostly because it's cheap and I use so much.) I use handfuls on handfuls on handfuls of conditioner. -I know it has cones in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
Yeah, that's my problem. I soak my hair in...

Yeah, that's my problem. I soak my hair in leave-in conditioner and gel, and it still turns out poofy! I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

For reference, this is my hair on a "small" day:...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By curlicarly
Tips for decreasing bulk?

I have very very thick 3b/c hair that's *really* made of s-shaped curly wave things. It seems to be a normal volume immediately after conditioning, and even after air drying. After several hours...
Forum: Coloring your hair 07-05-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By curlicarly
Please post pics after you dye your tips! I'm...

Please post pics after you dye your tips! I'm thinking about doing the same thing, and would love to see how it looks :)
Forum: Coloring your hair 07-05-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,524
Posted By curlicarly
Dying to have blue hair!

I really want blue hair. I'm a college student now, and I know this is the last time in my life I can get away with it. I also know that I'd have to bleach my 3b/c hair to get the shade I want (my...
Forum: Keratin Services and Treatment 05-27-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 959
Posted By curlicarly
recommendation for keeping hair curly

I have been interested in getting a keratin treatment for a while for my 3b/c hair. My primary goal would be to defrizz and possibly reduce volume, but I also want to keep my hair curly. Are there...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-22-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By curlicarly
Thank you! These are great ideas. Anyone else...

Thank you! These are great ideas.
Anyone else have some advice? :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-21-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By curlicarly
Bonnaroo/music festival hair tips??

I'm going to Bonnaroo in a couple of weeks! For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a 4-day long music festival. I'll be camping there. My only concern is how to deal with my hair for...
Forum: Keratin Services and Treatment 04-19-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,661
Posted By curlicarly
Coppola Keratin Treatment on 3b/3c hair

I'm interested in getting the coppola keratin treatment done on my hair, but I still want to wear it curly. I'd like less frizzy hair and maybe a tiiiny bit looser curls, but I'd still like to have...
Forum: Coloring your hair 03-22-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,936
Posted By curlicarly
Anyone with 3b or 3c hair have unnatural-colored highlights?

I'm thinking about dying a couple streaks in my hair, possibly purple or turquoise. (I'm a teen!) The problem is, I have no idea how it would look on super-curly hair. Google image searches don't...
Forum: Keratin Services and Treatment 09-11-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By curlicarly
Great advice, thank you! By "lighter", do you...

Great advice, thank you! By "lighter", do you mean that they contain a relatively small amount of formaldehyde?
Forum: Keratin Services and Treatment 08-26-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By curlicarly
Hmmm. How do you manipulate the results to keep...

Hmmm. How do you manipulate the results to keep as much curl as possible?
Forum: Keratin Services and Treatment 08-20-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By curlicarly
Well, I ended up not getting a BB. When I went to...

Well, I ended up not getting a BB. When I went to the salon, the stylist was telling me that it would pull out most of my curl, and it wouldn't be a good curl pattern, even though I have 3b/c hair...
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