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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Today, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
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I'm not sure there is much evidence for oils...

I'm not sure there is much evidence for oils (natural or siliocnes) acting as thermal protection. What they are most likely to do is give slip so the flat iron moves smoothly, and give faux shine/...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 74
Posted By Firefox7275
No way of knowing what a coconut based cleanser...

No way of knowing what a coconut based cleanser is nor the pH, maybe ask the manufacturer.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Firefox7275
Forget CG for a couple of days and just get a...

Forget CG for a couple of days and just get a good heat protectant. You can clarify afterwards, most of us need to occasionally anyway. There is a list of proven heat protectant ingredients on the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-30-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By Firefox7275
Welcome! What are your hair properties...

Welcome! What are your hair properties (coarseness, porosity, elasticity)?

Most of what you mention is oils and butters, these do not supply or attract moisture (= water) in fact they repel water....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 583
Posted By Firefox7275
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin,...

Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin, the inflammatory processes can be micro/ at the cellular level or macro/ visible to the naked eye depending on the severity. Topical irritation and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Firefox7275
Don't pineapple damp hair. Hydrolysed protein is...

Don't pineapple damp hair. Hydrolysed protein is good for fine hair, damaged hair, acts as a weak heat protectant, helps regulate moisture loss (= water). Diffusing on cool to 80% dry should not...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-30-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 583
Posted By Firefox7275
Aloe vera straight from the plant contains...

Aloe vera straight from the plant contains enzymes/ proteins and has been linked to allergic reactions in the published literature. Use standardised inner leaf gel which is considered hypoallergenic.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Firefox7275
What sort of dye, semi demi or permanent? ...

What sort of dye, semi demi or permanent?

Greys tend to be lower porosity/ more resistant than regular hair, you generally need a permanent product containing peroxide and ammonia.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 583
Posted By Firefox7275
I think the problem here is nobody knows *why*...

I think the problem here is nobody knows *why* you are shedding additional hair: whether the hair is going straight from growth phase to shed or through the normal dormant phase, what is going on at...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-29-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Firefox7275
Welcome! Baking soda is not a good clarifier...

Welcome!

Baking soda is not a good clarifier whereas shampoos are specifically designed for the purpose of removing build up; see the Natural Haven blog tests.

I would say chelate and use some...
Forum: High Porosity 07-29-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Firefox7275
Interesting. Guessing the mucilage from fenugreek...

Interesting. Guessing the mucilage from fenugreek is a film former which my porous colour damaged hair invariably likes.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-29-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Firefox7275
Looks pretty. Not all products need you to SOTC,...

Looks pretty. Not all products need you to SOTC, sometimes when hair feels touch dry it is not and if left for another hour or two will soften up on its own with less frizz.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-29-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Firefox7275
So what happened in the practice run to dry your...

So what happened in the practice run to dry your hair, was it washed on a previous day so was fully dry? Could be that she simply didn't blow dry your hair sufficiently and the residual water from...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-29-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 583
Posted By Firefox7275
I am not in any way disputing individual...

I am not in any way disputing individual experiences but .... don't forget when you switch to a new product you don't just ADD the new ingredients you also SUBTRACT the old ingredients. This in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-29-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By Firefox7275
Are you experiencing build up? If so clarify and...

Are you experiencing build up? If so clarify and look for a product lower in butters, polyquats, waxes including cetyl esters and lanolin, petrolatum, silicones.

If you do mean too moisturising...
Forum: Coloring your hair 07-29-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Firefox7275
If you check my signature plus previous posts on...

If you check my signature plus previous posts on this and other threads I do a heavy coconut oiling myself prior to lightening, often suggest using it AND said the anecdotal evidence was...
Forum: Coloring your hair 07-27-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Firefox7275
If you are going to correct or dispute my...

If you are going to correct or dispute my phraseology ("anecdotal evidence") then you do need studies to back that up. If you are going to use yourself as a test subject (as I do with CO-washing and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 583
Posted By Firefox7275
Suitable for all types of (dead) hair is NOT the...

Suitable for all types of (dead) hair is NOT the same as suitable for all types of (living) skin. If you place such a warning on one cosmetic product then it needs to be on all cosmetic products.
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Forum: Coloring your hair 07-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Firefox7275
AFAIK there are no studies published in reputable...

AFAIK there are no studies published in reputable journals demonstrating coconut oil reduces persulphate bleach damage when used as a pre-treatment.

As a scientist and regular on LHC I am familiar...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Firefox7275
Propellants are necessary to create the mousse...

Propellants are necessary to create the mousse consistency AFAIK. Alcohol denat is drying so not great, some have problems with polyquats which seem to be widely found in mousses. But there can also...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Firefox7275
There are many different types of buns and bun...

There are many different types of buns and bun secures (eg. Spin Pins), it might be worth trawling YouTube for ideas for shorter hair. Also consider the French twist, peacock twist, Gibson tuck, two...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Firefox7275
Sadly sometimes heat damaged hair never reverts...

Sadly sometimes heat damaged hair never reverts to normal, it is dead so cannot be permanently repaired. It would be worth doing a few hydrolysed protein treatments and intensive conditioners. Also...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By Firefox7275
I got the answers to several of these questions...

I got the answers to several of these questions on the Wavy Hair Community recently. There many are not using oil as a sealant.

Mousse under gel seemed to be most common, but mousse over or...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Firefox7275
Polyquats are not all equally substantive, any...

Polyquats are not all equally substantive, any more than all silicones are. There is a post somewhere on the Sciencey Hairblog about them, including photos of Wendy's hair with one application and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-27-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Firefox7275
Hairs repelling one another/ failure to clump...

Hairs repelling one another/ failure to clump could be polyquat build up: Deva contains several IIRC.
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