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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-19-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By RebeccaK
@Ashleynicol, I probably should have put a...

@Ashleynicol, I probably should have put a disclaimer of some kind in my response. If you do some searches on nc.com, you'll find some people on both sides of the mineral oil/cg fence.

I follow...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-18-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By RebeccaK
Coconut oil: works wonders as pre-poo. I can't...

Coconut oil: works wonders as pre-poo. I can't leave it in, though, or my hair ends up feeling dry and even more coarse than usual.

Olive oil: I mix it in with my conditioner to do deep...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-15-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By RebeccaK
I find it easiest to do my hair in the kitchen...

I find it easiest to do my hair in the kitchen sink - and everything else in the shower. It definitely saves time, and I presume it saves water. For me, leaning over and resting my elbows on the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-20-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By RebeccaK
Thanks - I will look into that!!

Thanks - I will look into that!!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-19-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By RebeccaK
Argh - I tried earlier to get this to post and it...

Argh - I tried earlier to get this to post and it just wouldn't go through! Hopefully third time's the charm.

Just wanted to thank Maggie for the comb suggestion (I honestly never would have...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-18-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By RebeccaK
Thanks, Maggie - hearing from someone who's...

Thanks, Maggie - hearing from someone who's actually used the Instyler is SO helpful!

When I use a regular flat iron, it just makes my coarse curls into frizzy flat ones. The one I had that broke...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-18-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By RebeccaK
Once a year straightening

I decided to ask here in the general discussion forum as I have some general questions, too. =)

I straighten my hair once a year, sometimes twice. It's my "Halloween costume" (I teach in a small...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 02-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By RebeccaK
I thought I'd chime in here. While I don't have...

I thought I'd chime in here. While I don't have a scientifically-backed explanation, for me, panthenol as an ingredient does not play nice with my hair.

Over the past almost 15 years of lurking...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-22-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By RebeccaK
I've had quite a few sleep studies over the years...

I've had quite a few sleep studies over the years - it is expected that you take whatever medication you normally take (and I'd always been on some kind of sleep medicine) and Xanax is ok, too. ...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 01-16-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By RebeccaK
For me, the glycerin, aloe, and panthenol would...

For me, the glycerin, aloe, and panthenol would all make it unusable. For most people, though, these humectants would just mean the humidity and dewpoints would need to be in the right ranges in...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-16-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By RebeccaK
I wanted to make a couple more comments... ...

I wanted to make a couple more comments... first, remember that those lists of symptoms are not just generalized, but many of them are symptoms of someone who has had apnea for many, many years.
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Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-15-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By RebeccaK
Sounds like a sleep study is your best next step...

Sounds like a sleep study is your best next step then..... my fingers are crossed for you!
Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-14-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By RebeccaK
Actually - have you had an ultra sound to check...

Actually - have you had an ultra sound to check your gallbladder? (assuming you still have one, of course?) And/or an upper endoscopy to check for reflux or GERD? I was diagnosed/treated for both...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-14-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By RebeccaK
That sounds so very familiar, and yes, I have...

That sounds so very familiar, and yes, I have felt that sensation. It truly is awful.

Sleeping on your side and using those breathe-right strips can be slightly helpful while you wait.

You...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 518
Posted By RebeccaK
I do I do!!! I had a lifetime of physical and...

I do I do!!! I had a lifetime of physical and cognitive fatigue. I recall being as young as 8 and having dreams about taking naps. I was that exhausted.

My symptoms included significant...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 10-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By RebeccaK
This started for me when I was very young. ...

This started for me when I was very young. Hindsight points to a tumble down a long flight of wooden stairs behind our apartment building when I was four years old, but that's just speculation.

I...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-19-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
Hooray indeed! I've really been liking the Set...

Hooray indeed! I've really been liking the Set Me Up, too. I have to wet and style every day, but am finding that with the right layering (in the right order) I can keep the moisture in my hair for...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-07-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
Glad the IF worked - I totally get the loon-like...

Glad the IF worked - I totally get the loon-like feeling. We're all just a little loon-y with all this hair stuff LOL
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-04-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
Keep us posted, FrostiiLove!

Keep us posted, FrostiiLove!
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
The panthenol got me on that one - at least,...

The panthenol got me on that one - at least, that's what I think it was. It's well past time for me to get a hair analysis... I have the hairs "harvested" (LOL), just need to get 'er done!
...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-01-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
Argh - PVP too? So my goodness, what's left? ...

Argh - PVP too? So my goodness, what's left? Gel seems to be a necessary component to keeping my hair in some semblance of manageability... but without protein, panthenol, glycerin, aloe, and now...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-01-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
Good catch, Geek-Chic, I think my eyes glossed...

Good catch, Geek-Chic, I think my eyes glossed over that one. I've only used it a few times, and thought that maybe the humidity + panthenol was causing the problem (which wasn't major, but it was...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 08-31-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
I don't ever get notifications for threads that...

I don't ever get notifications for threads that I've posted to... need to figure that out!

You had also asked for technique suggestions - not sure if this would work for you, but in very humid...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 08-30-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By RebeccaK
I'm forever on the hunt for protein free gels. ...

I'm forever on the hunt for protein free gels. Over time, I've noticed other ingredients that cause problems for me (aloe, panthenol, glycerin, certain polyquats, sometimes sorbitol, the list goes...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-23-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By RebeccaK
I've been using a few that I found that I am...

I've been using a few that I found that I am pretty sure are cone, protein, and glycerin free. I also avoid aloe, panthenol, and other humectants as much as possible. Sometimes sorbitol can also be...
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