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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 11-18-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,877
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Water washing is one of the cleansing methods in...

Water washing is one of the cleansing methods in the book, right from the beginning, and is meant simply as the first step: to be followed, as all the other cleansing methods are, with conditionong,...
Forum: 3 11-18-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I really do strongly recommend getting the book,...

I really do strongly recommend getting the book, Curly Girl:The Handbook

It describes, explains, answers questions about, illustrates and has videos of a system of curly hair care which works...
Forum: 3 10-26-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I strongly recommend your getting a copy of Curly...

I strongly recommend your getting a copy of Curly Girl: The Handbook (http://www.amazon.com/Curly-Girl-Handbook-Michele-Bender/dp/076115678X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1384119490&sr=8-1) (also...
Forum: 3 10-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Right you are! It's Suave's Naturals line which...

Right you are! It's Suave's Naturals line which is particularly good for naturally curly hair. The Suave Professionals are non-CG.
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 10-24-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
You really don't need to worry about humectants...

You really don't need to worry about humectants in a co-wash, as it will be completely rinsed out.

That said, I have great results with VO5 Kiwi-Lime Squeeze for all my conditioner needs, and...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 10-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I third the recommendation for a Deva cut, and...

I third the recommendation for a Deva cut, and second the recommendation of Carlos Flores.

Ouidad cuts can leave hair ends twiggy, and that's particularly undesirable for those of us without a...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 10-08-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I'd recommend getting the book, Curly Girl: The...

I'd recommend getting the book, Curly Girl: The Handbook...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 10-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Look for products which are labeled as "cruelty...

Look for products which are labeled as "cruelty free."
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 09-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
When you low-poo, are you applying the low-poo to...

When you low-poo, are you applying the low-poo to your hair as well as your roots, or are you applying conditioner to your hair prior to applying the low-poo to your roots? If not the latter, then I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Like kathymack, I find that using a professional...

Like kathymack, I find that using a professional blowdryer with a ceramic, rather than coil heater helps.

Additionally, I use a product from Curly Hair Solutions called Tweek, which they bill as...
Forum: 2 09-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I've been co-washing for over 6 years. It cleans...

I've been co-washing for over 6 years. It cleans my hair very well, and leaves it moist, not dehydrated. My scalp was very oily before I started following the Curly Girl method of hair care, but...
Forum: 3 09-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Having your hair end up a frizzy mess would...

Having your hair end up a frizzy mess would indicate that you need to use more gel for this technique. FWIW, I never bother fastening a T-shirt, towel, or scarf over my plopped hair any more. For a...
Forum: 3 09-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Okay, but maybe you'd want to consider that...

Okay, but maybe you'd want to consider that somebody who worked hard to get the hang of this and succeeded is telling you that you're on the right track, and tweaking your techniques would be worth...
Forum: 3 09-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
If your hair sticks to your scalp after doing an...

If your hair sticks to your scalp after doing an overnight plop, you need to scrub your roots with dry fingertips to break the gel cast, just like you would break the gel cast on the hair not...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I get several days between washes, probably 5 -...

I get several days between washes, probably 5 - 8. I no longer have to wash my hair to restyle it, the conditioner in the refresher spray generally keeps my ends from drying out, and I wash when my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-07-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,941
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I would just caution that you really cannot...

I would just caution that you really cannot assume that products from mainline haircare companies will be CG just because one or more products in a line are. It's usually accidental, as far as I can...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Your baby fine hair's being weighed down by oil...

Your baby fine hair's being weighed down by oil is not unusual. I have only found two oils that I can use, in very scant quantities: argan oil, and jojoba oil. If you decide to try argan oil, be...
Forum: 3 09-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I did this routinely when my hair was longer, and...

I did this routinely when my hair was longer, and always had better hair than if I air dried it during the day. I did what I consider advanced plopping, with my hair (gelled and) scrunched to my...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 09-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
There are a number of hair care methods which...

There are a number of hair care methods which don't use shampoo. It would be helpful to know specifically which one you tried.

I've personally found the Curly Girl method made all the difference...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
My own experience is that I wasn't able to get...

My own experience is that I wasn't able to get more moisture into my hair. As a result, I couldn't refresh my curls by dampening my hair.
Forum: Low Porosity 09-03-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,511
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Having hair that dries quickly is a sign of high...

Having hair that dries quickly is a sign of high porosity hair.
Forum: 2 09-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I would just caution that there are two editions...

I would just caution that there are two editions of Curly Girl. The second edition is the one which is entitled Curly Girl: The Handbook, is co-written by Michele Bender, was published Jan 13,...
Forum: 2 09-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Can you tell us the exact name of the shampoo...

Can you tell us the exact name of the shampoo you're using?

One way mainstream haircare companies (including L'Oreal) get around the dilemma of consumers' wanting sulfate-free shampoos is to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
Glycerin usually isn't a problem in products...

Glycerin usually isn't a problem in products which will be well rinsed out, but that doesn't mean that you can't be the exception.

When you low-poo, are you targeting your roots and giving...
Forum: 2 09-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Morgan_Adcock
I wasn't familiar with most of them, but...

I wasn't familiar with most of them, but according to the British Curlies site, the products you're using are all CG. (I always check that first because so many people are using products they...
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