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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
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Cure Care was only available at Sally's. There...

Cure Care was only available at Sally's. There were rumors last fall it was being discontinued, but my local ladies said they'd not heard that, and that a d/c'd product typically was put on clearance...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 05-17-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Geek_Chic
Distributors page on the Elucence website: ...

Distributors page on the Elucence website:
http://elucence.com/distributors.html
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-16-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Geek_Chic
The shampoo looks OK. Nothing stands out as...

The shampoo looks OK. Nothing stands out as potentially problematic other than the sulfates. Re: polyquat buildup removal: Some find they can remove with a single wash with a low poo that contains...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Geek_Chic
I don't have fragrance sensitivities, so don't...

I don't have fragrance sensitivities, so don't seek out fragrance free products... However, Free & Clear gel is available at most drugstores + big box stores. It does have a water soluble silicone,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-10-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Geek_Chic
If you're near a Sally's, they have Cure Care...

If you're near a Sally's, they have Cure Care conditioner, which is a Unicure knockoff. It's fragrance and dye free, and a light yet protein rich conditioner. I like it as a rinse out or leave in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-10-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Geek_Chic
FYI, you already have anti-humectants in your...

FYI, you already have anti-humectants in your curl cream (Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil) and Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil) and your Frizz Ease serum (Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol,...
Forum: 2 05-06-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By Geek_Chic
Garnier's Pure Clean gel has Lithium Magnesium...

Garnier's Pure Clean gel has Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, which is a clay that's used as a thickener. I'd bet that it's what left your hair feeling gritty /gunky when dry. I had a similar issue...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-05-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By Geek_Chic
That pic you posted looks like it might be a bit...

That pic you posted looks like it might be a bit rough. It might work ok though if you just put it on and then don't adjust, readjust, take off /put on again as the day goes on. I could definitely...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-04-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Geek_Chic
A quick search found these articles: So That's...

A quick search found these articles:
So That's What That Symbol Means (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/home/reading-symbols-on-product-labels/)

Do Hair & Beauty Products Ever Expire?...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-01-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Geek_Chic
Pure Clean? It has Hydroxypropyl Guar...

Pure Clean? It has Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride as the 7th ingredient. According to Science-y Hair Blog's Polyquat or Not ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-29-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Geek_Chic
What sulfate shampoo did you use, and did you...

What sulfate shampoo did you use, and did you check for silicones and polyquats before using?
Forum: 2 03-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,271
Posted By Geek_Chic
The gel has PEG-12 Dimethicone, which is a water...

The gel has PEG-12 Dimethicone, which is a water soluble silicone (water soluble silicones start with PEG- or PPG-). Water soluble silicones can be removed via cowashing alone. Because of that, the...
Forum: 2 03-28-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,271
Posted By Geek_Chic
The 2 bolded ingredients are non-water soluble...

The 2 bolded ingredients are non-water soluble silicones, so technically the mousse is not CG friendly. However, the two silicones are part of a special class that evaporates off the hair as it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-24-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Geek_Chic
Double check the ingredients in the Renpure Argan...

Double check the ingredients in the Renpure Argan conditioner. It was reformulated a couple years back and as I recall, contains amodimethicone now, which is a non-water soluble silicone....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-22-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Geek_Chic
You might be ok. There's a lot of oils and...

You might be ok. There's a lot of oils and butters in it too, which are anti-humectants.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Geek_Chic
I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a...

I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a product specifically labelled as a cleansing condish, although they do have two different 2-in-1 products. Is yours a new one?[/QUOTE]
I'm sorry its...
Forum: 2 03-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,271
Posted By Geek_Chic
That is CG friendly. As far as ingredients...

That is CG friendly.

As far as ingredients to stay away from... If you're scanning ingredients and see sulfates (Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Geek_Chic
I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a...

I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a product specifically labelled as a cleansing condish, although they do have two different 2-in-1 products. Is yours a new one?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-20-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 674
Posted By Geek_Chic
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-dis...

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/58468-acronyms-abbreviations-definitions.html
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-18-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By Geek_Chic
Curl Keeper is more economical in the larger...

Curl Keeper is more economical in the larger sizes. However if you buy just the 3.38oz/100mL size Curl Keeper for $9.99, KY Jelly in 5oz size is only $9.74 (+ tax) and easily found in a local...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 03-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Geek_Chic
Do you know if the amodimethicone it contains is...

Do you know if the amodimethicone it contains is water soluble?
Just discovered my hair does really well with Aloe anything & would love to try this. ;-)[/QUOTE]

Amodimethicone is non-water...
Forum: 2 03-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,335
Posted By Geek_Chic
Product can help keep your ponytail or bun from...

Product can help keep your ponytail or bun from poofing out, but ultimately it's up to you whether you want to use product or not. Personally, I almost always do LI and gel, whether I'm wearing my...
Forum: 2 03-17-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,271
Posted By Geek_Chic
Ulta has the gel on their website, along with an...

Ulta has the gel on their website, along with an ingredients list.
Forum: 2 03-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 34,271
Posted By Geek_Chic
The shampoo has sulfates, so not CG friendly, and...

The shampoo has sulfates, so not CG friendly, and the hairspray has a drying alcohol, so also not CG friendly. The conditioner is silicone and sulfate free, so very CG friendly. The sea foam, gelee,...
Forum: Protein-craving 03-15-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Geek_Chic
The article Hookilau linked refers to an...

The article Hookilau linked refers to an additional "excellent article", but the link is dead. It actually is a highly useful article, which includes some example scenarios and a description of how...
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