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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-09-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By BellaCaramella
I just use the stuff at my grocery store, the...

I just use the stuff at my grocery store, the coconut oil for cooking, and so far so good!
Forum: 3 11-14-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By BellaCaramella
I'm crocheting a slouchy hat (for maximum curl...

I'm crocheting a slouchy hat (for maximum curl room) and lining the inside with a matching color satin, if you're into needlecraft/crocheting, then that's an option.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-14-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,496
Posted By BellaCaramella
I cut my own hair and everyone in the family...

I cut my own hair and everyone in the family (I've gone to beauty school and worked in a few salons), and curly hair takes a little different approach (the curl by curl thing is best really). I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-14-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By BellaCaramella
Not to jump into the convo, but I just discovered...

Not to jump into the convo, but I just discovered that Knox gelatin PT recipe, and I freakin' LOOOOVVVEEE it! I too use 2 packs, but I think I used too much water (2/3 cup), because it was rather...
Forum: Protein-craving 11-05-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,853
Posted By BellaCaramella
I'm not sure if you can get your hands on these...

I'm not sure if you can get your hands on these products being where you are, but Ecostyler gels tend to have hydrolized proteins in them, and the Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner has silk amino...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-24-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,523
Posted By BellaCaramella
My new favorite is coconut oil, and my fall-back...

My new favorite is coconut oil, and my fall-back next favorite is olive oil, followed by Vitamin E oil.
Forum: 3 09-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,622
Posted By BellaCaramella
Sure, here's a few... (**Sorry to take the...

Sure, here's a few...

(**Sorry to take the pics out guys, but the thread got a bunch of views, so I figure most of you already saw them, if not, just pm me :-D )
Forum: 3 09-06-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By BellaCaramella
Some simple "styles" you can do for your length...

Some simple "styles" you can do for your length are adding lots of accessories! Headbands, flowers, crystal/beaded clips, etc. You can take sections of the front and flat twist them back, pin, and...
Forum: 3 09-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,622
Posted By BellaCaramella
In the burlesque world we replicate these styles...

In the burlesque world we replicate these styles a lot, and I'm a staunch curly, so I refuse to change my appearance to fit a certain standard. I just do the exact same things with my hair curly! ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-08-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By BellaCaramella
Madame CJ Walker Products...?

Ok, I've been dealing with some "hair boredom" lately, and I've wanted to experiment with doing low-heat rollersets, with a heat protectant for a different look. I'm also a bit of a history nerd,...
Forum: Growing out 08-08-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 32,046
Posted By BellaCaramella
You ladies are all doing so well, I suck for not...

You ladies are all doing so well, I suck for not updating, but I will very soon! Gotta take some good pics, keep up the great work everyone! :D
Forum: Growing out 08-08-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By BellaCaramella
Congrats! :thumbright: Trying to reach WL...

Congrats! :thumbright: Trying to reach WL (while curly) myself at the moment....
Forum: Growing out 08-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,313
Posted By BellaCaramella
Sorry to hear about all the heat damage, it sucks...

Sorry to hear about all the heat damage, it sucks :sad: The only thing you can do is stop heat-styling altogether (really, a must in order to start repair), and add lots of moisture and protein to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By BellaCaramella
Great! I loved the conditioner-only styling...

Great! I loved the conditioner-only styling method, the only thing that makes me give it a break is scalp itchiness--seems like no matter how diligently I apply it and try to avoid the roots, it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-22-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,895
Posted By BellaCaramella
Awesome idea! With my usual DIY skills, I'm...

Awesome idea! With my usual DIY skills, I'm surprised I didn't think to do this (but I am making one tonight! ;-) ), esp. since you brought up a valid comparison point between commercial "satin"...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-29-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,473
Posted By BellaCaramella
I feel your pain, I'm currently on strike from...

I feel your pain, I'm currently on strike from any heat (maybe FOREVER!), after the heat damage I suffered in the small top/front section of my hair. It's about a 2X2 square inch section, so it's...
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 03-29-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,356
Posted By BellaCaramella
With the recent popularity of the natural hair...

With the recent popularity of the natural hair movement, but the struggle many have with hair type/texture that I've read so much about, I've wondered this exact thing myself.....
Forum: 3 03-29-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By BellaCaramella
Smile I put my hair up most with hair sticks for that...

I put my hair up most with hair sticks for that very reason (not wanting to kill the curl). I'd give those a try. Also works for shorter hair too, which is a plus, and no snagging and such like...
Forum: Growing out 03-28-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 32,046
Posted By BellaCaramella
Btw, thanks for the tips @LisaLisa :happy11: ...

Btw, thanks for the tips @LisaLisa :happy11:

I'm currently doing both of those things (countdown to goal!) :thumright:
Forum: Growing out 03-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 32,046
Posted By BellaCaramella
So I measured my hair yesturday, since the length...

So I measured my hair yesturday, since the length goal of WL seems to be around 31", and fully dry it's 23.25", and soaking wet it's 27.25". :cheers:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-28-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By BellaCaramella
I've seen a few of the varieties, and I'm...

I've seen a few of the varieties, and I'm certainly interested in giving others a try as well, but the one I'm using now is the Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream.
Forum: Growing out 03-27-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,104
Posted By BellaCaramella
I have curly BSL hair, and it's in layers (front...

I have curly BSL hair, and it's in layers (front only). I cut it myself (but then again, I was a licensed hairstylist...). The way I did it was I just gathered my hair (MUST be completely tangle...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-27-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By BellaCaramella
Return to an Oldie....

So as much as I've been loving my routine, I didn't always want to wear gel, esp. now that my hair is getting longer--and taking longer to dry. But with all the information flying around about...
Forum: Growing out 03-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 32,046
Posted By BellaCaramella
Congrats @ LisaLisa, you're hair is so beautiful!...

Congrats @ LisaLisa, you're hair is so beautiful! What would you say has helped you reach your goal the most?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By BellaCaramella
Me too, I don't like to sleep in braids or...

Me too, I don't like to sleep in braids or anything like that because I like to wear my natural curl pattern. I don't even style my hair often because I love the natural pattern so much, and styling...
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