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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By SpiralHam
This used to be a problem for me as well - in...

This used to be a problem for me as well - in fact over the summer I didn't use any leave in conditioner and suffered no ill effects. As long as my hair was well moisturized to start with, I wasn't...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-18-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By SpiralHam
You might be able to try a touch of conditioner...

You might be able to try a touch of conditioner or oil, spread well over you hands, to start with. Try something you have hanging around!

Glad to hear you found a product you like :)
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 12-17-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By SpiralHam
Dimethicone isn't water soluble...

Dimethicone isn't water soluble (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/whats-the-scoop-on-silicones/); you will need a coco betaine type cleanser or a sulfate to get rid of any...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-17-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 261
Posted By SpiralHam
Target, Sally's etc. But, I was wandering...

Target, Sally's etc.

But, I was wandering around Bed Bath and Beyond the other day, killing some time, and found my go to gel, Volumax Mega, for $3 less than what it costs at Sally's, regular...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By SpiralHam
Whole Foods has a sulfate/sulfonate free shampoo...

Whole Foods has a sulfate/sulfonate free shampoo (365) that is fragrance free - but contains some protein if that matters to you or your hair. I've used it off and on for a couple of years and I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-16-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By SpiralHam
If you can figure this one out, be sure to let us...

If you can figure this one out, be sure to let us know. We've had weather just like that for about a week now (in the 40's, foggy, rainy, windy) and I can attest that those are challenging...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By SpiralHam
I have to admit I've always been curious about...

I have to admit I've always been curious about the big green hand. I'd love to help with that part of my hair close to my roots. My hair always wants to stick so close to the top of my head.
...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-15-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By SpiralHam
Have you tried flour sack towels? Like dish...

Have you tried flour sack towels? Like dish towels. At places like Target and Walmart. A t-shirt would probably work well too as it is smooth.

When I get out of the shower I kind of pile my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By SpiralHam
I have a wide, flat-ish bowl type diffuser that...

I have a wide, flat-ish bowl type diffuser that came with a hair dryer I bought at someplace like Target. It has fingers, and air can come out near the tips of the fingers as well. Before that I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 413
Posted By SpiralHam
The more water that's in my hair, the heavier it...

The more water that's in my hair, the heavier it is, and the more the waves of mine fall flat (my fine hair has a lot of natural body, but the closer to soaking wet it is, I have the worst days). ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-11-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,593
Posted By SpiralHam
Sorry to hear that you have breakouts and...

Sorry to hear that you have breakouts and itchies...

I get breakouts from a number of things - botanical extracts and oils are two of them. Learning to be an ingredient detective will be...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By SpiralHam
I had one of those flat diffusers back in high...

I had one of those flat diffusers back in high school!

It's a lot like a sock diffuser, I guess, which also doesn't really "interact" with your hair at all, just diffuses the air gently all...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-10-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By SpiralHam
For me, maybe a few hours with anything less than...

For me, maybe a few hours with anything less than hard hold. Maybe!

With hard hold, pretty well all day; if I sleep in a high ponytail at night (for some reason I can't do the traditional on top...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By SpiralHam
For me, hard hold is how well it keeps its shape...

For me, hard hold is how well it keeps its shape and for how long. I need a hard hold as my pattern isn't super strong to begin with.

Soft hold is where the shape droops during the day. I won't...
Forum: 2 12-09-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By SpiralHam
I checked out a copy of the CG Handbook from my...

I checked out a copy of the CG Handbook from my local library ;-) But I'm cheap like that.

I get my hair cut wet - but I have a fantastic stylist here who has curly hair herself and understands...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-08-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By SpiralHam
I thought I remembered you liking TMS mousse. ...

I thought I remembered you liking TMS mousse.

It's probably not unscented though, I just caught that again in your title. But if you did ok with the scent in the mousse I'd guess you'd be ok with...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By SpiralHam
Hi Myrna, I saw in a store recently that...

Hi Myrna,

I saw in a store recently that Herbal Essences has a Tousle Me Softly pump hairspray - maybe that could work for you?

Hairspray always makes be break out, so I don't have any direct...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By SpiralHam
My favorites from Sally's are the ION Effective...

My favorites from Sally's are the ION Effective Care conditioner (quite moisturizing!) and the Reconstructor. Both can be found in a sample pack to try out. I use Effective Care as a regular...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By SpiralHam
I have shoulder length hair and I have a lot of...

I have shoulder length hair and I have a lot of trouble doing anything upside down as my hair really wants to be plastered to the top of my head, all the time, and I have a really strong center part....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By SpiralHam
A nice, wide headband? I love my Buff...

A nice, wide headband?

I love my Buff headbands, and they come in great colors and patterns. Plus if you are crafty it would be easy to make your own.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-05-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By SpiralHam
It doesn't have coconut oil??? Happy day! ...

It doesn't have coconut oil??? Happy day!

<scribble> on my list of things to try when I use up my current shampoo - curse you! :evil1:

j/k I'm glad you like it! :smile:
Forum: 2 12-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By SpiralHam
Some folks do them as much as 50:50, but of...

Some folks do them as much as 50:50, but of course you can experiment with it! That's what's great about DIY, you can experiment in small batches. And at only the expense of a spray bottle.
...
Forum: 2 12-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By SpiralHam
You can always try mixing your cream with water...

You can always try mixing your cream with water in a spray bottle, shaking it up, and spraying away. I do this with gels sometimes - cheap and easy!
Forum: 2 12-04-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By SpiralHam
I also have a combination of 2's - 2c in the...

I also have a combination of 2's - 2c in the back, more like 2b on the sides. The underlayer of my hair at the nape of my neck is almost stick straight. it is wavy at the top but finishes in...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 12-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By SpiralHam
For me choosing a product is all about the...

For me choosing a product is all about the ingredients and the amount of hold I get from it. I need a hard hold!

I'm not loyal to a particular brand or anything, but tend to choose...
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