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Forum: Thin/thinning hair 07-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By ari.530
My hair is very thin all over, and I've found the...

My hair is very thin all over, and I've found the most flattering length is about collar bone/shoulder length. (I'm actually trying to grow mine out, but we will see how far it makes it before...
Forum: 3 07-07-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By ari.530
I hear you about being a curl perfectionist. You...

I hear you about being a curl perfectionist. You would think that I would have accepted my less than perfect hair by now, but I'm still convinced I'll be able to figure it out. Mine has never been...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-05-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By ari.530
lizzlebelizzle, you have insanely gorgeous curls!...

lizzlebelizzle, you have insanely gorgeous curls! Serious hair envy right now (:
Forum: 3 07-05-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By ari.530
We do look like we could be sisters! I'm so...

We do look like we could be sisters! I'm so excited to have a hair twin! (:

I don't know if I've found exactly what works yet. I'm about two months into it, and while I definitely notice more...
Forum: 3 07-05-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By ari.530
I think our hair is very similar. Lazy is...

I think our hair is very similar. Lazy is exactly how I would describe my curls. It's like they want to be 3b, but just don't have the energy to do it (most of my curls look like you've taken a 3b...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-05-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By ari.530
I add it to the water as I'm boiling the seeds......

I add it to the water as I'm boiling the seeds... About 1/2 tsp. for 1 c. water. Some people can tolerate more, some less. I started out with 1/4 tsp. and then increased it the next time when I...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-04-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By ari.530
Thanks, kathymack. I've tried the epsom salts,...

Thanks, kathymack. I've tried the epsom salts, and have definitely noticed better curl. But my hair has just been off the last few weeks. I can't tell if it's from that, from the new conditioner,...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 07-03-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By ari.530
If I'm prone to being over-moisturized, should I...

If I'm prone to being over-moisturized, should I use the magnesium oil, or am I better off with the mag sulfate? I am determined to make the perfect batch of FSG (:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-03-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,086
Posted By ari.530
Thanks! I don't think I would have found that on...

Thanks! I don't think I would have found that on my own.

No luck on the ecostyler at Target or WalMart. Where are you guys buying it?

Jessica, have you tried it yet? What do you think?
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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-03-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,086
Posted By ari.530
Well for that price, I'll definitely give it a...

Well for that price, I'll definitely give it a try!

OT, but a quick question for all of you with signatures... How do I make one? I figured the option would be under "edit my profile," but I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-03-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,086
Posted By ari.530
How hard of a hold is the ecostyler? I probably...

How hard of a hold is the ecostyler? I probably need more hold than my FSG is offering, but I hate crunch and that producty look.
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 07-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By ari.530
Tech question

Hi all. I can't for the life of me figure out how to create a signature. I would think it would be under the "edit your profile" option, but can't find anything. I want to be able to share my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,867
Posted By ari.530
I cut my bangs (myself) on a whim a few months...

I cut my bangs (myself) on a whim a few months ago (pre-CG), on one of the rare days I had straightened my hair. I'm talking short, blunt-cut bangs. While they looked great straight, the next day...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-02-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,086
Posted By ari.530
Wow, so many replies already! I...

Wow, so many replies already!



I first assumed low porosity. When I do the test, it squeaks when I run my fingers along the hair. I've read that others have had this, but I can't seem to...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 07-01-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By ari.530
I don't know how much I have to add... Your...

I don't know how much I have to add... Your routine seems good to me. You'll likely just figure it out through trial and error. I definitely understand being an overly-eager CG newbie though (: I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,086
Posted By ari.530
Calling all protein lovers...

I need advice from all of you who have protein-obsessed hair like mine (3A with a bit of 3B thrown in, fine, super thin, guessing high porosity given the protein issues, but not sure on this).
...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 06-30-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 253,914
Posted By ari.530
Thank you! That is so helpful! Do you have a...

Thank you! That is so helpful! Do you have a preference of the type of protein? I haven't experimented enough to know what kind my hair likes, just that it needs ridiculous amounts of it. I'm not...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 06-29-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 253,914
Posted By ari.530
I'm not sure about whether or not flax contains...

I'm not sure about whether or not flax contains natural proteins. However, I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way of adding protein, as it seems impossible to give my hair too much.

While I'm on...
Forum: Curly Teens 06-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,255
Posted By ari.530
OMG! I get these perfectly formed, frizz-free...

OMG! I get these perfectly formed, frizz-free ringlets on the right side, yet the left side always seems to be more frizzy and the curls aren't as tight/defined. Strange.

Could we be hair twins?...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 06-25-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By ari.530
I just made a batch of FSG and included mag...

I just made a batch of FSG and included mag sulfate. I'm loving the results; however, my bottle of FSG now pops/ explodes every time I open it. I'm not sure if this is from the mag sulfate, or from...
Forum: 3 06-25-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 280,069
Posted By ari.530
I'll have to try the mag sulfate! Where do you...

I'll have to try the mag sulfate! Where do you get it?

I have the SAME problem with root curl! The only thing that has helped so far is plopping and switching which side I part my hair on, but...
Forum: 3 06-18-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By ari.530
I don't have a consistent weekly routine. I low...

I don't have a consistent weekly routine. I low poo when I feel like it needs it (usually about 2x per week), and if I do anything between then, I'll cowash. Generally though I just spritz it with...
Forum: 3 06-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 280,069
Posted By ari.530
Hey OperaDiva. I think we do have really similar...

Hey OperaDiva. I think we do have really similar hair! Especially when mine is short, it looks a lot like yours. The longer it gets though, the tighter the curl, especially underneath.

I have...
Forum: 3 06-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 280,069
Posted By ari.530
Looking for a hair twin

Hoping to find someone with similar hair who can lend styling advice (:

My hair:
-Super fine/thin (esp. on top)
-Loves protein and easily over conditioned
-3b underneath and on sides, 3a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-12-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 1,620,199
Posted By ari.530
Finally posting pics

Hi all,
I've been lurking around the site for a little while now, but somehow haven't gotten around to posting my own pics. Anyway, here goes.

9498
The before picture was taken about 3 years...
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