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Forum: 3 08-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By Shones
Hello there. I find gels work well for taming...

Hello there. I find gels work well for taming frizz. My favorite gel-like product for definition and combatting frizz is Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (KCCC), but I've heard others also rave about...
Forum: 3 08-27-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,810
Posted By Shones
Hi BekkaPoo. You've probably already run your...

Hi BekkaPoo. You've probably already run your errands by now, but I just did a vlog on headscarf styles recently. Hope this helps! :happy11:
Curly Sweet Life: Head Scarves Tutorial Video...
Forum: 3 08-22-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By Shones
Hi there! So many different things could be...

Hi there! So many different things could be causing your woes. Stress can cause more shedding. Too much tension in styles -- even if you don't manipulate often -- can create breakage. When you say...
Forum: 4 08-10-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,290
Posted By Shones
Shones - so I'm assuming your hair is thriving...

Shones - so I'm assuming your hair is thriving from the protein in your mix. I'm a bit protein sensitive, so I'm wondering about protein overload if done too often.

I tried the mix with yogurt...
Forum: 4 08-10-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,290
Posted By Shones
Mayonnaise is fabulous for DTs.

@Curly Chic -- Oops, just saw the post where you mentioned there are no Trader Joe's in Texas. Hope they get some down there soon. I'm kind of surprised there's not one in Austin yet!

Mayonnaise +...
Forum: 4 08-10-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,290
Posted By Shones
You can buy grapeseed oil from Trader Joe's. ...

You can buy grapeseed oil from Trader Joe's. I've also found large tins of it at TJMaxx, but it's hit or miss. The price at both places beats Whole Foods and EarthFare.
Forum: 4 08-10-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By Shones
Artemis -- Yes, I agree! The cut at...

Artemis -- Yes, I agree! The cut at ItsJustHair.com is adorable. I tried to have my hair cut similarly, but it didn't come out looking quite like that... and I lost a lot of length in the process...
Forum: 4 08-10-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By Shones
In a word, yes!

I think it would look lovely and stylish. Keep in mind it is going to look different curly. In order to get the same visual length, I think your natural hair would need to be fairly long in the...
Forum: 4 01-10-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By Shones
I realize this is an old thread, but I wanted to...

I realize this is an old thread, but I wanted to refresh it. I'm thinking about getting a Ouidad cut and would like to see if anyone else has had experience with it, particularly those with natural,...
Forum: 4 12-24-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Shones
Not sure of the "official" answer, but I need a...

Not sure of the "official" answer, but I need a separate product to deep condition, and heat (e.g. electric heating cap, hot towel under a plastic cap) usually improves my results. I can co-wash...
Forum: 4 09-11-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,195
Posted By Shones
@Prophet30 and @nrs11979 - I advise you to *not*...

@Prophet30 and @nrs11979 - I advise you to *not* use wax when loc'ing your hair. Although it may not be true for everyone, I've seen and heard stories about the wax making the loc hard in feel,...
Forum: 4 06-26-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6,012
Views: 497,490
Posted By Shones
I did a henna treatment today. I used 1 box of...

I did a henna treatment today. I used 1 box of Jamila + honey, lemon juice, warm water and jasmine essential oil to quell the grassy scent. I tried dunking my head in the kitchen sink as a rinse...
Forum: 3 06-09-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By Shones
I've had a shaping cut.

I went to one of my fave natural hair stylists with a photo of Andrea from the blog fly and asked her for something shorter at the nape and sides and longer at top. I think it grew out nicely. I...
Forum: 4 03-12-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,212
Views: 395,421
Posted By Shones
I'm late! I'm late! For a very important...

...well not a date, but I have been way off the grid when it comes to products. I came to a point where I had so much *stuff* I just needed to use it all up before I bought anymore. But it all...
Forum: 4 03-09-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 661,466
Posted By Shones
Trying Jamila for the first time...

This board got me!! It sucked me in and spit me out, and now I have 400 grams of Jamila henna somewhere in transit over the East Coast from Butters-n-Bars. I did a henna treatment using a box of...
Forum: 4 03-04-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,747
Posted By Shones
Me too!!! it's very fine in the back... almost...

Me too!!! it's very fine in the back... almost straight. is everyone's hair tight at the crown?
Forum: 4 03-03-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,164
Posted By Shones
You can purchase raw unrefined shea butter on...

You can purchase raw unrefined shea butter on Amazon.com. I usually buy mine at the local BSS, and once you figure in S&H the price comes out to be almost the same.

I buy cold-pressed castor...
Forum: 4 01-28-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Shones
a flash of inspiration

I'm listening to my "Michael Buble" Pandora radio station, and this lovely head of curls pops up -- Rosalia De Souza! Just wanted to share... enjoy
...
Forum: 4 01-21-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,468
Posted By Shones
Praise Him!

Oh, I'm so happy to see this post.

I've been away for many months and am just now returning to the boards. I actually stopped visiting fotkis, hair boards and blogs altogether for a while...
Forum: 4 01-21-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By Shones
Yeah, that's happened to me before. I didn't end...

Yeah, that's happened to me before. I didn't end up with mildewy-smelling hair unless I slept in it that way/had it wrapped up, which held the water against my head. What worked for me was drying...
Forum: 4 07-14-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Shones
First off -- Hook 'em Horns! The only part that...

First off -- Hook 'em Horns! The only part that concerns me about this recipe is the beeswax. I found it really builds up quickly, even when used in small amounts, and is hard to get out of the...
Forum: 4 07-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By Shones
You don't have to have internet on your phone to...

You don't have to have internet on your phone to use it. You can send text messages to Twitter from your phone, just as you would text to a friend, and that updates it for all to see. Piece of...
Forum: 4 07-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By Shones
They have it at Whole Foods in Raleigh. $29.99 a...

They have it at Whole Foods in Raleigh. $29.99 a tub, same as online, but at least you don't pay for shipping.
Forum: 4 07-02-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,113
Posted By Shones
I do think it's smart for those who are in the...

I do think it's smart for those who are in the business to look at these boards on a regular basis. I think it is even smarter for that company rep to be open for suggestions rather than just come...
Forum: 4 07-02-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By Shones
I forgot to look for Giovanni on my last visit! ...

I forgot to look for Giovanni on my last visit! Trying to use up what I got before I buy a bunch of new stuff. But the Whole Foods in Raleigh has full stock of Kinky Curly products. I bought AO...
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