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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By Sandi
Yep, but then my roots end up flat. It really...

Yep, but then my roots end up flat. It really depends on what I'm going for that day.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Sandi
I understand you on the fragrance side of...

I understand you on the fragrance side of things---while my scalp won't burn or anything, it will get itchy, and I am guaranteed a migraine until I get the scent completely off my head.

I've...
Forum: 3 07-18-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Sandi
This may end up being the most unhelpful post...

This may end up being the most unhelpful post ever but..

My hair hates SheaMoisture. With the possible exception of the Moisture Retention shampoo. The stylers and conditioners do nothing for me....
Forum: 3 07-18-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Sandi
Cotton t-shirts are life. That and plopping. My...

Cotton t-shirts are life. That and plopping. My full day of wet hair is now 30 min to an hour. Patting out excess moisture is also less damaging than using a heat dryer.

Just a guiding tip: In...
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 07-18-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Sandi
There's no way to know how much to dilute it...

There's no way to know how much to dilute it because everyone's hair reacts to relaxers differently. So really, unless you really know your hair, just go for a simple straight.

Personal example:...
Forum: 3 06-19-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Sandi
3b-ish looking to me. Not that curl pattern is...

3b-ish looking to me. Not that curl pattern is much of an indicator on how to take care of your hair.

If you haven't already, I'd figure out your hair's porosity, density, and strand width.
Forum: 3 06-19-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Sandi
My hair's protein sensitive, but I understand the...

My hair's protein sensitive, but I understand the transformation bit. (When my hair needs some protein, I just use a slightly more "protein-y" conditioner instead of my usual RO).

After I started...
Forum: Transitioning 05-28-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 62,608
Posted By Sandi
Eh, I'd just say protein as your hair needs it....

Eh, I'd just say protein as your hair needs it. (Listen to your hair, as weird as it sounds.) You'll probably need a little more often than you used to though.
Also, as long as your bleached ends...
Forum: 3 05-28-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,768
Posted By Sandi
Haha, I feel you on the bob. I'm already trying...

Haha, I feel you on the bob. I'm already trying to grow out my current bob back to BSL, maybe MBL curly. I might have fallen victim to straightening it worth or twice for length if I thought it was...
Forum: 3 05-28-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,768
Posted By Sandi
I've either overconditioned, or gotten the proper...

I've either overconditioned, or gotten the proper moisture level the first time. (Pretty sure it's the first). I finally have that almost soft, cottony(?), even smooth feeling that all the fine...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 05-28-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Sandi
Welcome! And I'm sorry to be the one to give you...

Welcome! And I'm sorry to be the one to give you the most useless (but actually useful) pieces of advice: how much product you use is based on a combination how much your hair can handle and how you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-25-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Sandi
Yep, all hair is porous, but higher porosity hair...

Yep, all hair is porous, but higher porosity hair (either from damage or from birth) tends to gain and leak out moisture really easily. Hence why almost all high porosity curlies follow the LOC...
Forum: Transitioning 05-24-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 62,608
Posted By Sandi
Well, welcome! (Even though I haven't frequented...

Well, welcome! (Even though I haven't frequented this thread in a loooong time.)

The best thing to remember is to learn to love your hair in whatever state it is in (from bald to waist length),...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-24-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Sandi
Porosity: The strand test is notoriously...

Porosity: The strand test is notoriously un-reliable. A better indicator would be how long your hair takes to dry with no-product. I'm pretty sure my own porosity has changed, so I should probably...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Sandi
Absolute disaster on my coarse hair. My hair is...

Absolute disaster on my coarse hair. My hair is naturally also on the dry side. I might re-visit at some time in the future with my own styling (only experience with them was with the DevaCut), but...
Forum: Straightening/relaxing 05-24-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Sandi
So my hair hair is coarse and resistant to...

So my hair hair is coarse and resistant to everything which is why the last relaxer I had ('06, I think) basically end up as a faux texlaxer.

1. If you take all the usual precautions when combing...
Forum: 3 05-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Sandi
I started washing at night as well, but I...

I started washing at night as well, but I overnight plop with a cotton t-shirt. I do conditioner-only styling though. I find that the t-shirt soaks up just enough moisture that my hair is damp in the...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 05-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Sandi
Neither of my parents had straight hair (even...

Neither of my parents had straight hair (even though my mother is Asian), but I'd still like to add my two cents.
Hair tends to change a lot, and for most people, they'll see a change every decade...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-21-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 452
Posted By Sandi
My hair's pretty coarse, with a strong curl even...

My hair's pretty coarse, with a strong curl even in the shower, just pulled out a bit. My roots/very front parts are usually kind of a frizzy, oddly straightish mess when wet though. (Which I solve...
Forum: Growing out 05-15-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sandi
While I'm highly skeptical I'll get to that...

While I'm highly skeptical I'll get to that length in 2015, I am currently growing out, so I'd like to join.
Forum: Growing out 05-15-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Sandi
Yes, it's referred to as terminal length....

Yes, it's referred to as terminal length. Terminal length varies from person to person, and is genetic in nature. Are you referring to waist-length curly or straight, by the way?
General tips for...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Sandi
Like it's perfectly healthy. Yep I take a...

Like it's perfectly healthy. Yep I take a multivit with biotin. I also do a protein treatment(aphogee) every 6 weeks. mini twists and sew ins never caused any tension or issue. Main reason I was...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Sandi
In order of the questions you posed (and...

In order of the questions you posed (and therefore the responses are disconnected):

Short hair usually requires refreshing on the daily. You are likely not going to be able to go out (e.g. to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,419
Posted By Sandi
It's all personal preference, as a few other...

It's all personal preference, as a few other people have stated.

For me, defined hair is a pretty natural state. Product-less, I'm still going to have coils and ringlets and pretty good...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-14-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Sandi
These kinds of questions explain exactly why most...

These kinds of questions explain exactly why most people that are knowledgable about their hair don't care so much about hair typing---it changes far too much. While it may be helpful a general kind...
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