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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By SpiralHam
I'd like to read the original scientific paper on...

I'd like to read the original scientific paper on that, if it exists.

The betaine cleanser would be my first choice is using a non-water soluble silicone.
Forum: 2 09-17-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By SpiralHam
Alas, I'm not the one to poll on curling creams -...

Alas, I'm not the one to poll on curling creams - my skin hates a lot of ingredients. I have to get moisture into my hair through conditioning and I rely less on products for this.

Some folks...
Forum: 2 09-16-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By SpiralHam
I have multiple curl/wave patterns and hair...

I have multiple curl/wave patterns and hair textures all over my head - it's just my natural pattern and there isn't anything I can do about it, really. Not with product choices, anyway.

If I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By SpiralHam
While I love my Buffs (and I do - I am a sweaty...

While I love my Buffs (and I do - I am a sweaty hiker and live in them on the trail, hah!), I get super frizz from wearing them in the day and sleeping in them when I camp. Probably because I roll...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By SpiralHam
How does your daughter like to wear her hair? ...

How does your daughter like to wear her hair? How does she want to wear her hair?

Does she want it to be as curly as humanly possible, or is that something that you would like to see, since her...
Forum: Swap board 09-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By SpiralHam
Bumping for an updated swap list! :)

Bumping for an updated swap list! :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-15-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By SpiralHam
I have never hesitated to call and go back if the...

I have never hesitated to call and go back if the straight parts are sticking out, to get them cut again so that it's fixed...

But now I just get them cut extra short.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By SpiralHam
Hahaha, they never really blend in, do they! I...

Hahaha, they never really blend in, do they! I really cut mine shorter, so you really can't see that little shelf of stringy straight hair sticking out below. Now everything is long enough that I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By SpiralHam
I've used xanthan gum, which I didn't like (too...

I've used xanthan gum, which I didn't like (too heavy or something for my fine hair), but no others to date.

Kuzu and cornstarch are on my list of things to try, but I got off track last year and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By SpiralHam
I think like everything with FSG, it's highly...

I think like everything with FSG, it's highly experimental, and varies by individual.

I think I started small, maybe 1/2 tsp. per c. of (finished) FSG, and worked my way up from there. One thing...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By SpiralHam
Pectin is pretty light and is a good place to...

Pectin is pretty light and is a good place to start. make sure you get the "no sugar needed" kind - you can find it at the grocery store with the canning supplies :)


I want to try agave, now...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By SpiralHam
I didn't like xanthan gum in my FSG either - it...

I didn't like xanthan gum in my FSG either - it made it too heavy or something.

I occasionally add AVG to my FSG, but volume isn't something I struggle with too much (except on top, hmph). You...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By SpiralHam
Sorry to hear you have my hair :laughing4: ...

Sorry to hear you have my hair :laughing4:

I've learned to manage the straight part - it needs to be cut *at least* 1.5-2 inches shorter than the rest of my hair. *Not* at the same length as the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-09-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 849
Posted By SpiralHam
This is not the worst advice in the world - your...

This is not the worst advice in the world - your hair sounds like it needs some serious TLC. Giving it some protective styling (braids, claw updos are more gentle than you might think) while you get...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-09-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By SpiralHam
Do you have multiple curl patterns? I don't get...

Do you have multiple curl patterns? I don't get Deva cuts, but I do have multiple curl patterns. The less curly parts always grow out longer than the curlier parts at a faster rate. That leaves...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-09-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 849
Posted By SpiralHam
OK, so said fella was just mean if he said you...

OK, so said fella was just mean if he said you were ugly to your face, because of your hair. Gosh, boys are just so stupid or clueless sometimes. As if he doesn't have "ugly" days himself.... hmpf....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By SpiralHam
I actually found the Tea Tree Tingle shampoo to...

I actually found the Tea Tree Tingle shampoo to be kind of harsh and drying, moreso than the Suave Clarifying that I had used for years. It has an ingredient that is called a sulfonate (a modified...
Forum: 3 09-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By SpiralHam
An updo or a ponytail! :laughing6: Usually high...

An updo or a ponytail! :laughing6: Usually high humidity means hot weather here, and that means I want the stuff off my neck. Same goes for really windy days :tongue:

I've been finding that my...
Forum: 2 09-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By SpiralHam
Chupie, it surprised me too. There are a few...

Chupie, it surprised me too. There are a few days where I just can't get it to work quite right (there's certainly a learning curve since it's SO goopy!), but it is my current high dew/ low dew...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By SpiralHam
Sounds like my hair :lol: For me it means...

Sounds like my hair :lol:

For me it means one of two things:

Harder hold gel - I was very resistant to use hard hold gels when I first started taking care of my curls. Now I know it's a must. ...
Forum: 2 09-04-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By SpiralHam
Well then, we'll get the party started... I...

Well then, we'll get the party started...

I have Garnier Pure Clean gel
Volumax Mega
Aussie Instant Freeze
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 258
Posted By SpiralHam
I'm terrible at it, too. I certainly don't try...

I'm terrible at it, too. I certainly don't try for any kind of sky-high volume - I just want it to not be plastered to the top of my head. I can't clip soaking wet; I need to let the gel set a...
Forum: 2 09-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By SpiralHam
Talking for fun: wavy girls hard hold gel sample swap?

I wonder if any wavies might be interested in a hard hold gel sample swap? Seems like we're always on the lookout for that perfect hold, especially us wavies with finer hair and looser curl...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 661
Posted By SpiralHam
Check your library for the Handbook - that's what...

Check your library for the Handbook - that's what I did. It made me realize I didn't need it enough to keep it on my shelf permanently. :tongue5:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By SpiralHam
I like a simple spray of AVG and water - not only...

I like a simple spray of AVG and water - not only will it reactivate the gel, but leaves a little crunch that holds as well. I use a ratio that's actually pretty low, maybe 1 good squirt in a 3/4 c...
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