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Forum: 2 09-26-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By tambalina
Does your hair get wavier as it is getting...

Does your hair get wavier as it is getting longer? If so, you might lose some curl formation. I discovered that was the case for me when I had a dryer mishap and had to cut my waist length hair to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-30-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,338
Posted By tambalina
Thank you! As someone born with slick-straight...

Thank you! As someone born with slick-straight hair, I have always envied waves and curls. Now that I have a little bit of wave, I wish it were curly. Grass is always greener, right?

I began CG...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-29-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,338
Posted By tambalina
Just a wavy here. The transformations here are...

Just a wavy here. The transformations here are quite amazing. Wish I had the curls you ladies do, but I try to do my waves justice.

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Forum: 2 05-26-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,054
Posted By tambalina
Some Wal-Marts carry the "Yes to..." products. ...

Some Wal-Marts carry the "Yes to..." products. Yes to Carrots pampering conditioner is very similar to One Condition. You can use any Suave Naturals or V05 conditioners as a No Poo alternative. ...
Forum: 2 05-02-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By tambalina
Organix also has a sea salt spray in the Moroccan...

Organix also has a sea salt spray in the Moroccan line of theirs. I purchased mine at Wal-Mart for around $5.
Forum: 2 05-02-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By tambalina
If your fine hair is anything like my fine hair,...

If your fine hair is anything like my fine hair, it requires weekly PT to keep the wave pattern going. I also use protein in nearly every product I use. It could be that your hair just needs...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-02-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By tambalina
ACV restores your hair's pH balance (5.5-6) after...

ACV restores your hair's pH balance (5.5-6) after touching water (7) and also helps your cuticle to lay flatter. This usually results in shinier hair.

Protein treatments fill the gaps in your...
Forum: 2 05-01-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,664
Posted By tambalina
There is a technique I've learned on the Long...

There is a technique I've learned on the Long Hair boards called CWC (Condition, wash, condition).

There are three steps:

1.) Condition (with regular rinse out conditioner) hair from ear length...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-30-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,166
Posted By tambalina
Hair Biography Curl Pattern: 1b/1c unstyled,...

Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 1b/1c unstyled, 2a/2b styled
Texture: Fine with some medium thrown in for good measure
Porosity: Normal
Density: High
Elasticity: Normal
Characteristics: Barely...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-30-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By tambalina
I love VO5's Vanilla Mint Tea. You can get it at...

I love VO5's Vanilla Mint Tea. You can get it at Wal-Mart for $0.88 a bottle!!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-29-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By tambalina
Also, ditch using your microfiber turban as a...

Also, ditch using your microfiber turban as a turban. All that twisting is manipulating your hair away from its natural pattern. Just use it to scrunch the water from your hair. I also re-scrunch...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-29-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By tambalina
Like you, I am a 1b/1c when I don't do anything...

Like you, I am a 1b/1c when I don't do anything with my hair. Being a "Wavy Imposter" is tough. I've had excellent results after learning my hair properties and going full CG. I recently had a big...
Forum: 2 04-11-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,797
Posted By tambalina
Olive is very moisturizing and you need just a...

Olive is very moisturizing and you need just a few drops for the ends of your hair. For me, jojoba acts as a waxy coating instead of getting absorbed by my hair. For others, it's the greatest thing...
Forum: 2 04-10-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,797
Posted By tambalina
I know it might not be entirely CG, but you may...

I know it might not be entirely CG, but you may want to consider investing in a good boar bristle brush (BBB). I still try to brush my hair once a week, but I used to brush every night. You need to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-25-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By tambalina
I love Colorful Neutral Protein Filler (Sally's)...

I love Colorful Neutral Protein Filler (Sally's) at a 1:1 ratio with distilled water. It really gives my hair the "teeth" it needs to support my waves. I use it in a spray bottle right after I wash...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-25-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By tambalina
NutraCurl has a lighter hold, but I do love it...

NutraCurl has a lighter hold, but I do love it soooo much more than the Sport! I find that if I SOTC, I also scrunch out my wimpy waves. I've never had to SOTC with NutraCurl and my waves have been...
Forum: 2 01-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,004
Posted By tambalina
FSG . . . seriously. It's the best thing I have...

FSG . . . seriously. It's the best thing I have found for my heavy, fine hair. I add epsom salt and NPF to my batches as they really play up my natural curl pattern. FSG is awesome in that you can...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-23-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By tambalina
Also, you might want to add more protein to your...

Also, you might want to add more protein to your routine, as you mentioned you have fine hair. HETT is usually too light for me if I don't add a LI or styler with a good amount if protein.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-23-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By tambalina
I still sulfate shampoo once a month or so for...

I still sulfate shampoo once a month or so for build-up. Darn polyquats. Also, my hair sometimes needs a "clean slate," so to speak.

One of the better light gels I've used is Bioterra Styling Gel...
Forum: 2 01-21-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By tambalina
Just for information sake, Hair One has...

Just for information sake, Hair One has amodimithicone in it and is not CG. :)
Forum: 2 01-19-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,781
Posted By tambalina
I use about 2-3 teaspoons of KCCC in damp (not...

I use about 2-3 teaspoons of KCCC in damp (not wet) hair.

You can definitely get sweet almond and coconut oils in a grocery or natural foods store. Monoi (fractured coconut oil) I purchase online....
Forum: 2 01-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By tambalina
Absolutely! 1/4 cup flax seeds 2 cups...

Absolutely!

1/4 cup flax seeds
2 cups distilled water

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and boil together. Stir frequently. Continue to boil until foamy and gel is released from seeds. ...
Forum: 2 01-16-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,153
Posted By tambalina
This was for a length shot on another board after...

This was for a length shot on another board after the wave had loosened a bit:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/drummergrrl/IMG_0998_zps02b9cb36.jpg

This is what is usually looks like from...
Forum: 2 01-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By tambalina
If you are co-washing, a conditioner containing...

If you are co-washing, a conditioner containing ETDA will help with the mineral deposits.

I live in a hard water area, and I have found that using V05 Vanilla Mint Tea as a co-wash is a tremendous...
Forum: 2 01-14-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By tambalina
If you don't mind a DIY project, homemade flax...

If you don't mind a DIY project, homemade flax seed gel (FSG) works better than KCCC for me.

Here is a YouTube video on how it's made:

Do It Yourself: Homemade Natural Hair Gel with Flaxseeds -...
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