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Forum: 2 06-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
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Yes, before starting the Curly Girl (CG) method,...

Yes, before starting the Curly Girl (CG) method, you need to do one last clarifying wash with a silicone free sulfate shampoo. Scan the ingredients on yours for ones that end in -cone, -conol, and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Geek_Chic
I don't think it's a case of "you should...

I don't think it's a case of "you should alternate", more a case of you can if you want or need to do so. Many do have more than one product in a given category, either because they like trying new...
Forum: Protein-craving 06-13-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Geek_Chic
In considering how much protein your hair might...

In considering how much protein your hair might need, it will be beneficial to figure out what your hair properties are - texture (width of individual strands), and porosity. Fine hair (small...
Forum: 2 06-11-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Geek_Chic
I know coconut oil helps with limiting UV damage....

I know coconut oil helps with limiting UV damage. There was a study done that specifically addressed it. I'm not a sun worshipper myself, since I burn not tan, so I don't use specific sun protection...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Geek_Chic
Haven't used it myself, but Dimethicone Copolyol...

Haven't used it myself, but Dimethicone Copolyol is water soluble, so shouldn't build up in your hair. See here: What's the Scoop on Silicones?...
Forum: 2 06-06-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Geek_Chic
Last I checked, the Totally Twisted gel had a...

Last I checked, the Totally Twisted gel had a PEG- silicone in it, which is water soluble. As long as the silicone is water soluble, it'll cowash out, which means the product is Curly Girl approved....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-04-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By Geek_Chic
Just a thought, but maybe the frizz you're seeing...

Just a thought, but maybe the frizz you're seeing is just a case of over-proteining. If your hair didn't frizz until after you'd used Unicure a couple of times, it might be that it has more protein...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-03-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Geek_Chic
Clarifying shampoos (and they don't necessarily...

Clarifying shampoos (and they don't necessarily have to say "Clarifying" on the label) are typically clear, without a lot of extras like silicones (end in -cone, -conol, and -xane), polyquats...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-03-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By Geek_Chic
If I was in that situation, I'd first think that...

If I was in that situation, I'd first think that I maybe had buildup, whether it was from hard water or product. So, I'd clarify as a first step. Try a basic (clear) low poo with cocamidopropyl...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 06-03-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Geek_Chic
No proteins, but if you're doing the CG method,...

No proteins, but if you're doing the CG method, it does have a non-water soluble silicone (Bis-AMinopropyl Dimethicone). That one is part of a class of silicones that once deposited, repel additional...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-31-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Geek_Chic
He probably saw the chloride in "Cetrimonium...

He probably saw the chloride in "Cetrimonium Chloride" and assumed salt. It's actually a quatrernary ammonium compound that acts as anti-microbial, preservative, emulsifier, and anti-static agent.
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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-30-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Geek_Chic
I always hear Deva stylists saying parabens build...

I always hear Deva stylists saying parabens build up on hair because they are "plastic", but I've never seen any definitive info. elsewhere to support that claim. As far as I know, a single study...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By Geek_Chic
Cure Care was only available at Sally's. There...

Cure Care was only available at Sally's. There were rumors last fall it was being discontinued, but my local ladies said they'd not heard that, and that a d/c'd product typically was put on clearance...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 05-17-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Geek_Chic
Distributors page on the Elucence website: ...

Distributors page on the Elucence website:
http://elucence.com/distributors.html
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-16-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Geek_Chic
The shampoo looks OK. Nothing stands out as...

The shampoo looks OK. Nothing stands out as potentially problematic other than the sulfates. Re: polyquat buildup removal: Some find they can remove with a single wash with a low poo that contains...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By Geek_Chic
I don't have fragrance sensitivities, so don't...

I don't have fragrance sensitivities, so don't seek out fragrance free products... However, Free & Clear gel is available at most drugstores + big box stores. It does have a water soluble silicone,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By Geek_Chic
If you're near a Sally's, they have Cure Care...

If you're near a Sally's, they have Cure Care conditioner, which is a Unicure knockoff. It's fragrance and dye free, and a light yet protein rich conditioner. I like it as a rinse out or leave in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-10-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Geek_Chic
FYI, you already have anti-humectants in your...

FYI, you already have anti-humectants in your curl cream (Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil) and Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil) and your Frizz Ease serum (Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol,...
Forum: 2 05-06-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By Geek_Chic
Garnier's Pure Clean gel has Lithium Magnesium...

Garnier's Pure Clean gel has Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, which is a clay that's used as a thickener. I'd bet that it's what left your hair feeling gritty /gunky when dry. I had a similar issue...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-05-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Geek_Chic
That pic you posted looks like it might be a bit...

That pic you posted looks like it might be a bit rough. It might work ok though if you just put it on and then don't adjust, readjust, take off /put on again as the day goes on. I could definitely...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-04-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Geek_Chic
A quick search found these articles: So That's...

A quick search found these articles:
So That's What That Symbol Means (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/home/reading-symbols-on-product-labels/)

Do Hair & Beauty Products Ever Expire?...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-01-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Geek_Chic
Pure Clean? It has Hydroxypropyl Guar...

Pure Clean? It has Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride as the 7th ingredient. According to Science-y Hair Blog's Polyquat or Not ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-29-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By Geek_Chic
What sulfate shampoo did you use, and did you...

What sulfate shampoo did you use, and did you check for silicones and polyquats before using?
Forum: 2 03-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 37,407
Posted By Geek_Chic
The gel has PEG-12 Dimethicone, which is a water...

The gel has PEG-12 Dimethicone, which is a water soluble silicone (water soluble silicones start with PEG- or PPG-). Water soluble silicones can be removed via cowashing alone. Because of that, the...
Forum: 2 03-28-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 37,407
Posted By Geek_Chic
The 2 bolded ingredients are non-water soluble...

The 2 bolded ingredients are non-water soluble silicones, so technically the mousse is not CG friendly. However, the two silicones are part of a special class that evaporates off the hair as it...
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