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Forum: Readers' Product Reviews Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Greatcurls
Talking SexyHair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner

This is the new kid on the block and it makes a positive impression! It's also one of the few conditioners that doesn't need heat so that it works better. My hair was detangled, curls defined, and...
Forum: High Porosity 08-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Greatcurls
Fimu-- I used a little over 1/4 cup (approx. 35...

Fimu--
I used a little over 1/4 cup (approx. 35 g) of fenugreek powder and two tablespoons (approx. 29 g) of pineapple juice. I've seen recipes that include conditioner and oil. In fact, the more...
Forum: High Porosity 08-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Greatcurls
Detangling Highly Porous Hair

When do you detangle your hair? When it's wet, damp, or dry? Have read articles that suggest it's best to detangle when the hair is dry to avoid breakage. For me, it depends on the conditioner that...
Forum: High Porosity 07-29-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Greatcurls
Thanks again, Greatcurls! I did add the...

Thanks again, Greatcurls!

I did add the fenugreek to my co-wash, and while I didn't get good slip with it, it added some much needed moisture and softness to my hair. My hair is chronically dry,...
Forum: High Porosity 07-27-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,505
Posted By Greatcurls
I wonder if porous hair absorbs too much moisture...

I wonder if porous hair absorbs too much moisture that leaves it sticky, such that shampooing twice may relieve the problem. Since I've been cowashing most of the year, my hair has this sticky feel...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Greatcurls
Secret_karma: Most of the time I do, that's...

Secret_karma:

Most of the time I do, that's why a leave-in is necessary or my hair has to be a little more than damp. Right now the humidity and dew points are high so anything with glycerin or...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Greatcurls
Talking Lush Zeste Hair Gel

IMO, one of the best new products of 2014! This jiggly gel blob has a fresh scent, and a small amount goes a looong way. Got a sample that actually covered a fourth of my hair, and you know how...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-15-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,556
Posted By Greatcurls
I've been "cowashing" on a regular basis since...

I've been "cowashing" on a regular basis since last winter. However, the conditioners have slip, and some of the ingredients are silicones. I do clarify every 4-6 weeks, but that's how cowashing has...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,113
Posted By Greatcurls
Going from Aquage Healing Conditioner to...

Going from Aquage Healing Conditioner to Jessicurl Aloeba Daily conditioner is a leap!:wink: I love Aquage and the results it gives me, and could be easily spoiled by cowashing with it.

Suave...
Forum: High Porosity 07-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,505
Posted By Greatcurls
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Forum: High Porosity 07-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,619
Posted By Greatcurls
This was frustrating to me as well, but I learned...

This was frustrating to me as well, but I learned that making sure the roots are covered is just as important as the ends.

**Use a leave-in before styler (If your hair is very dry)
**Make sure...
Forum: CurlMart News 07-14-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Greatcurls
Kinky Curly Stellar Strands

Will CurlMart carry it?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Greatcurls
I notice that one of the ingredients is...

I notice that one of the ingredients is Polyacrylate. Polyacrylates (http://www.paulaschoice.com/cosmetic-ingredient-dictionary/definition/film-forming-holding-agents/film-forming-agent) are film...
Forum: Politics 07-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,265
Posted By Greatcurls
Happy Birthday to the United States of America! ...

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! You are 238 years old and still the best!

Happy 4th of July to everyone, and especially to those who serve our country in the military.
Forum: Non-hair discussion 07-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 315
Posted By Greatcurls
Happy Birthday!! Have a blast and enjoy your...

Happy Birthday!! Have a blast and enjoy your beautiful day!!
Forum: 4 06-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Greatcurls
I've lived overseas and know about the hard...

I've lived overseas and know about the hard water. The heat, whether 30C or higher, just exacerbates the bad hair situation.

When possible, I bought the local shampoo and conditioner that was...
Forum: 4 06-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Greatcurls
Here are some products that keep my hair defined...

Here are some products that keep my hair defined even high humidity (70% and higher). Some may need a leave-in prior if you have dry hair:

Curl Junkie's Pattern Pusha
Curly Hair Solutions Curl...
Forum: 4 06-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Greatcurls
So just to clarify, you fully wet it in the...

So just to clarify, you fully wet it in the shower, or do you spritz your hair with a spray bottle?

You can use a "palm full" of water on your braids or twists, and that should be enough. Or you...
Forum: 4 06-24-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By Greatcurls
My hair tangles easily as well. Your process is...

My hair tangles easily as well. Your process is similar to mine; just needs a bit of tweeking. :) The following has helped me to minimize the tangles:

While in twists or braids, continue to wet...
Forum: High Porosity 06-18-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By Greatcurls
...and add Fenugreek for Slip

Heard about this from a neighbor and saw the lovely results. Her hair is highly porous due to mechanical abuse, but looking at it, one would immediately think low porosity because it shines without...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Greatcurls
I love the Repair Styling Cream! It keeps my hair...

I love the Repair Styling Cream! It keeps my hair soft and seems to be compatible with all stylers.
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Greatcurls
Fekkai Luxe Color Masque-7 oz.

Found this at Target on the clearance shelf for $6.24. Left it on longer than planned, but no regrets! My hair was soooo soft, light, and almost tangle free.* This effect lasted even when it was...
Forum: High Porosity 06-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Greatcurls
Have you tried to clarify your hair? Over...

Have you tried to clarify your hair? Over conditioning can cause frizz due to build up.
Forum: High Porosity 06-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Greatcurls
Kipsicle: If your hair stays moisturized w/the...

Kipsicle:
If your hair stays moisturized w/the current routine, stay with it. Just concentrate more on your ends since they are the oldest and driest part of your hair.

If you don't mind, try...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By Greatcurls
I was wondering when the creator would come out...

I was wondering when the creator would come out with a conditioner!

The ingredients look like they would moisturize and strengthen my porous hair. The price is reasonable; I actually thought it...
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