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Forum: 2 10-08-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,721
Posted By anonymous_125408
Yeah, I totally get that the hair properties do...

Yeah, I totally get that the hair properties do make a huge difference... but length does too, and having long, fine strands that are densely populated and have a weak wave pattern... seems to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,418
Posted By anonymous_125408
Totally bringing this thread back to life because...

Totally bringing this thread back to life because A - I love sciencey geek stuff as well, and 2 - I have been considering getting some AVG and came across this during a search and hope to clarify as...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,385
Posted By anonymous_125408
Just fyi for anyone looking for FOTE (or any kind...

Just fyi for anyone looking for FOTE (or any kind of) aloe vera gel, CVS carries this which has the exact same ingredients as FOTE. (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By anonymous_125408
If you ever need to do a low-poo, CVS Baby Wash...

If you ever need to do a low-poo, CVS Baby Wash is great. The main surfactant is Decyl Glucoside which isn't super common to see on it's own, usually it's used as a complementary ingredient, but it's...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By anonymous_125408
I'm wondering if the issue with your bangs is not...

I'm wondering if the issue with your bangs is not product build up but actually sebum? Bangs can be a b!+(# lol. Maybe it would help to list what conditioner you use for co-washing, and what products...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By anonymous_125408
I can't comment on the effectiveness of using...

I can't comment on the effectiveness of using oil-only to get rid of product build up, my only guess is that it would depend on whether the products you're trying to get rid of are oil soluble or...
Forum: 2 10-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 121,163
Posted By anonymous_125408
Oh I didn't take it that way from you at all :-)...

Oh I didn't take it that way from you at all :-) My hair is somewhere between fine and medium texture, and I actually just did a gelatin PT this morning... LOVED IT!!! I could tell as soon as I got...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 121,163
Posted By anonymous_125408
Yeah, that's what why I edited my post... I...

Yeah, that's what why I edited my post... I realized that it's probably just my perception of wavy vs curly (and at the same time was reading several other threads where comparison/contrast of the...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 59,427
Posted By anonymous_125408
awesome st

I'm so glad I found this old thread! The first 2-3 pages are great, especially what eastcoastwaves had to say. I had recently decided to stop straightening and blow drying just to try to make it...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 121,163
Posted By anonymous_125408
Arrow that actually gives me hope, I really want my RED...

that actually gives me hope, I really want my RED hair back! and your waves look very similar to what my hair used to do when it was shorter... but I really want it long *sigh* and long it just...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,721
Posted By anonymous_125408
Any long haired wavies care to pick up this...

Any long haired wavies care to pick up this thread and chime in a bit more? I'm pretty new here and still looking for advice/tips... but it seems like, looking at most the signatures, the majority of...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,784
Posted By anonymous_125408
ok, so I'm wondering if there are any long haired...

ok, so I'm wondering if there are any long haired wavies out there that can empathize with this - just started going mod-cg about a week ago and definitely seeing more bends in my hair, but then a...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,784
Posted By anonymous_125408
LOL! I'm a fellow dork, and LOVE your...

LOL! I'm a fellow dork, and LOVE your analogy!!![/QUOTE]

:blob6: Love it!!![/QUOTE]

YESSSSS!!!
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,430
Posted By anonymous_125408
nice! I can't wait for mine to keep the curl...

nice! I can't wait for mine to keep the curl pattern once dry that it hints at when wet lol
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By anonymous_125408
Don't neglect the moisture your hair needs too...

Don't neglect the moisture your hair needs too though, which you can get in the form of conditioners, leave-ins, and some oils.
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,200
Posted By anonymous_125408
My daughter is exactly the same lol, and she's 6....

My daughter is exactly the same lol, and she's 6. She has a lot of hair too, so I tend to think it's the same issue where the under layers stay wet longer and the top dries faster. I haven't really...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,200
Posted By anonymous_125408
I second this! Additionally, besides damage from...

I second this! Additionally, besides damage from straightening, another reason your top layers may not curl or wave up as much is because they dry first while the layers underneath stay damp/wet...
Forum: 2 10-05-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,430
Posted By anonymous_125408
I'm about 1 week in, doing mod cg (low-poo, still...

I'm about 1 week in, doing mod cg (low-poo, still using some cones) but already I can see a huge difference!

Today this is with a leave in, mousse, gel, and oil seal. A little more work but worth...
Forum: 2 10-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,203
Posted By anonymous_125408
a couple other things I just learned (by reading...

a couple other things I just learned (by reading the ingredients and searching lol):

It's somewhat acidic. No clue how much though.
It contains (a most likely high amount of) humecants.
It will...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,834
Posted By anonymous_125408
I was curious and referred to my favorite crafty...

I was curious and referred to my favorite crafty cosmetic chemist, Susan Barclay-Nichols (http://www.blogger.com/profile/08929716042707110612), who when asked (in a comment on this ...
Forum: 2 10-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By anonymous_125408
This is a common misconception (that honey...

This is a common misconception (that honey contains hydrogen peroxide). However:

Hydrogen peroxide (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide) is formed in a slow-release manner by the enzyme...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,834
Posted By anonymous_125408
I don't co-wash yet, I'm not going to start that...

I don't co-wash yet, I'm not going to start that until I am all done with the evil silicone conditioners lol. Right now I'm using a generic CVS baby wash, in which the main surfactant is Decyl...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,834
Posted By anonymous_125408
Ok that's very helpful. Thanks so much!! One last...

Ok that's very helpful. Thanks so much!! One last question (please don't crucify me here lol) I am still using conditoners with silicones because a - it's all I have and b - I can't afford to go buy...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,834
Posted By anonymous_125408
ok so seal would be last, after everything...

ok so seal would be last, after everything else/any other product, and the purpose is to... keep moisture out or in? Is that right? Would it be best to scrunch it in do you think? Sorry if you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By anonymous_125408
Well I'm a little confused, if the last time you...

Well I'm a little confused, if the last time you did this you had more sugar than oil, it would stand to reason it would have been MORE grainy not less. Did you use a different kind of sugar last...
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