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Forum: High Porosity 12-15-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Fimu
My guess is to use sealant only on wash day, and...

My guess is to use sealant only on wash day, and rehydrate your hair only with water and conditioner between the washes.
Self I don't mind if my hair weighs down so I don't know that much about...
Forum: High Porosity 12-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By Fimu
About the oils: I noticed that after washing,...

About the oils: I noticed that after washing, mixing conditioner (Yes To Tomatoes) and almond oil on my hands works well for my hair :D. For maintanance rehydration I mix a cheap conditioner also...
Forum: High Porosity 12-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By Fimu
Glad that it works for you! :) How long do you...

Glad that it works for you! :)
How long do you do the PT?

Currently I'm in search for a slippery oil, but I was thinking to buy Grapeseed oil anyway.
Forum: High Porosity 12-03-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Fimu
Question Which oil provides the most lubrication/slip?

I want to buy an oil for extra slip, because I have the idea that olive, sunflower and sweet almond aren't lubricating enough for me. Or I didn't use the optimal techniques lol.

However, I cannot...
Forum: High Porosity 12-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By Fimu
Hmm... by the results of my analysis it turns out...

Hmm... by the results of my analysis it turns out I have low elasticity when wet.
Therefore, I got the recommendation to dry-detangle the (majority of the) tangles prior washing, provided that my...
Forum: 3 11-29-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By Fimu
Daily refreshing: 5 - 10 mins Braiding before...

Daily refreshing: 5 - 10 mins
Braiding before bedtime: 15 - 20 mins
Washing, detangling and styling: >1 hour (want to reduce it). Therefore I only wash once a week.
Drying: >6 hours w/o heat...
Forum: High Porosity 11-24-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By Fimu
Lol :p Well the last time I used hydrolyzed...

Lol :p

Well the last time I used hydrolyzed keratin was last summer, also when I didn't hennaed my hair yet.
I haven't noticed that precisely if it improved my hair, but since I did a rinse-out...
Forum: High Porosity 11-23-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By Fimu
Hydrolyzed keratin and collagen were recommended...

Hydrolyzed keratin and collagen were recommended for my hair.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Fimu
I edited my post with that Kenya was just a...

I edited my post with that Kenya was just a random example.
multicultcurly: you answered my question about Afro Americans, so thanks :).
And let's say that Africa is just too various to determine...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-22-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,386
Posted By Fimu
@greencup: I googled the ingredients and CJ Deep...

@greencup: I googled the ingredients and CJ Deep Fix seems to contain hydrolyzed oat protein.
Maybe your hair doesn't like that protein?

Edit: I misread which product you meant :oops:
Forum: High Porosity 11-22-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By Fimu
@greencup: shea (and cocoa) butter are usually...

@greencup: shea (and cocoa) butter are usually meant with "butter" indeed.

Does anybody here has experience with the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie?
It seems to be available on ground...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Fimu
Thanks for your explanation. Then I guess my...

Thanks for your explanation.
Then I guess my question was kinda simplistic. :oops:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Fimu
:oops: Then I rather meant certain sections or...

:oops:
Then I rather meant certain sections or countries of Africa, for example the country Kenya.

ETA: but a different country from Africa can also be used as an example.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,386
Posted By Fimu
Smile You can try hydrolyzed keratin and collagen. I'm...

You can try hydrolyzed keratin and collagen. I'm going to do protein rinse-outs of 5 - 10 mins again with hydrolyzed keratin.
Since I use Dutch products on ground only, it's difficult for me to...
Forum: High Porosity 11-21-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By Fimu
I join the coarse&porous club too :p. Since...

I join the coarse&porous club too :p.

Since I have henna in my hair and thus less access for bigger proteins, the best proteins for me are the small keratin and collagen.
A while ago I used to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Fimu
Question [Discussion] Afro-Americans (and certain African countries) and coarse hair

Referring to strand thickness, how common is it to have (very) coarse hair for Afro-American curlies and possibly people form a certain African country?
Because sometimes I read that Afro-American...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-20-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Fimu
Now I'm wondering: does this product provide...

Now I'm wondering: does this product provide extra slip and reduces tangles?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-20-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,386
Posted By Fimu
Smile Yay I got my analysis! She recieved my samples...

Yay I got my analysis! She recieved my samples whithin a week, but the analysis may take up to two weeks.


Thickness: mostly coarse hair. I expected this a bit, since my hair feels so rough and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By Fimu
Interesting topic! :) I'm also figuring out what...

Interesting topic! :) I'm also figuring out what the best technique is to speed up the drying by diffusing.

I recently bought a diffuser too, also to decrease the air-drying. I paid about 50 for...
Forum: 3 11-13-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Fimu
Glad that BKT works for you :). In The...

Glad that BKT works for you :).

In The Netherlands however, the relative humidity is higher during fall than during spring. Although my hair doesn't frizz that easily (i.e. clumps are retained),...
Forum: 3 11-13-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Fimu
Question Less curl tightness during fall

Does you also notice that your curls are more loose during autumn/winter?
Do you think/notice that the loosening may (also) be caused by longer duration of air-drying?

My curls are already more...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,035
Posted By Fimu
Currently I have the idea that CO styling works a...

Currently I have the idea that CO styling works a little bit better for me during summer than during fall because now the humidity is higher (my hair reacts more on humidity than on dews). So I'm...
Forum: Low Porosity 11-05-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,679
Posted By Fimu
Today I finally purchased a hairdresser's...

Today I finally purchased a hairdresser's blow-dryer (Turbodryer 2000) + universal diffuser piece.
I'm going to switch from air-drying to diffusing because my hair takes over 6 hours to air-dry,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-01-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,386
Posted By Fimu
Finally I purchased the full analysis! On Monday...

Finally I purchased the full analysis! On Monday my samples (pre and post henna) will be sent. I bundled the shed hairs with cotton threads, packed them into zip-locs in an enveloppe with plastic...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-31-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Fimu
Awesome!! :D I hope it's available in my Kruidvat...

Awesome!! :D I hope it's available in my Kruidvat too (Noord-Holland).
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