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Forum: 2 03-29-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 140
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Posted By Geek_Chic
The gel has PEG-12 Dimethicone, which is a water...

The gel has PEG-12 Dimethicone, which is a water soluble silicone (water soluble silicones start with PEG- or PPG-). Water soluble silicones can be removed via cowashing alone. Because of that, the...
Forum: 2 03-28-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,384
Posted By Geek_Chic
The 2 bolded ingredients are non-water soluble...

The 2 bolded ingredients are non-water soluble silicones, so technically the mousse is not CG friendly. However, the two silicones are part of a special class that evaporates off the hair as it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-24-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Geek_Chic
Double check the ingredients in the Renpure Argan...

Double check the ingredients in the Renpure Argan conditioner. It was reformulated a couple years back and as I recall, contains amodimethicone now, which is a non-water soluble silicone....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-22-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Geek_Chic
You might be ok. There's a lot of oils and...

You might be ok. There's a lot of oils and butters in it too, which are anti-humectants.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Geek_Chic
I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a...

I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a product specifically labelled as a cleansing condish, although they do have two different 2-in-1 products. Is yours a new one?[/QUOTE]
I'm sorry its...
Forum: 2 03-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,384
Posted By Geek_Chic
That is CG friendly. As far as ingredients...

That is CG friendly.

As far as ingredients to stay away from... If you're scanning ingredients and see sulfates (Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-22-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Geek_Chic
I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a...

I wasn't aware the Suave Naturals line had a product specifically labelled as a cleansing condish, although they do have two different 2-in-1 products. Is yours a new one?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-20-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By Geek_Chic
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-dis...

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/58468-acronyms-abbreviations-definitions.html
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-18-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By Geek_Chic
Curl Keeper is more economical in the larger...

Curl Keeper is more economical in the larger sizes. However if you buy just the 3.38oz/100mL size Curl Keeper for $9.99, KY Jelly in 5oz size is only $9.74 (+ tax) and easily found in a local...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 03-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Geek_Chic
Do you know if the amodimethicone it contains is...

Do you know if the amodimethicone it contains is water soluble?
Just discovered my hair does really well with Aloe anything & would love to try this. ;-)[/QUOTE]

Amodimethicone is non-water...
Forum: 2 03-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,697
Posted By Geek_Chic
Product can help keep your ponytail or bun from...

Product can help keep your ponytail or bun from poofing out, but ultimately it's up to you whether you want to use product or not. Personally, I almost always do LI and gel, whether I'm wearing my...
Forum: 2 03-17-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,384
Posted By Geek_Chic
Ulta has the gel on their website, along with an...

Ulta has the gel on their website, along with an ingredients list.
Forum: 2 03-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,384
Posted By Geek_Chic
The shampoo has sulfates, so not CG friendly, and...

The shampoo has sulfates, so not CG friendly, and the hairspray has a drying alcohol, so also not CG friendly. The conditioner is silicone and sulfate free, so very CG friendly. The sea foam, gelee,...
Forum: Protein-craving 03-15-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Geek_Chic
The article Hookilau linked refers to an...

The article Hookilau linked refers to an additional "excellent article", but the link is dead. It actually is a highly useful article, which includes some example scenarios and a description of how...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-13-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 95,295
Posted By Geek_Chic
4Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard (gel) ...

4Naturals Spring Back Curling Custard (gel)

4Naturals - Hair Care Products (http://4naturals.com/spring-back-curling-gel/)
Forum: 2 03-03-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,384
Posted By Geek_Chic
Not sure what you mean by "crappy" or how often...

Not sure what you mean by "crappy" or how often you low poo, but SheaMoisture Raw Shea has a ton of oils and butters in it. Those can really weigh down fine hair, and they tend to build up if not...
Forum: 2 03-02-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,384
Posted By Geek_Chic
The shampoo has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, so it's a...

The shampoo has Sodium Laureth Sulfate, so it's a sulfate shampoo and will remove any and all silicones that might be on your hair.

@Chupie - I didn't see any silicones in the shampoo's...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-27-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Geek_Chic
Thank you, I have tried clarifying with baking...

Thank you, I have tried clarifying with baking soda (because I heard that worked?).. but I've never found a clarifying shampoo that's CG freindly in the UK.. could you recommended any? I tried doing...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-22-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Geek_Chic
SheaMoisture products are all high in oils and...

SheaMoisture products are all high in oils and butters and can tend to build up on hair. Many find that while they initially liked the products, over time, their hair starts looking dull /dry, or...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-03-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Geek_Chic
This post reminded me of a technique I saw for...

This post reminded me of a technique I saw for elongating too tight curls. Not sure whether it'd work the same or be workable on an entire top layer of hair, but what you do is put a clip at the end...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-03-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Geek_Chic
1. Maybe try less LI, or gel or mousse on damp...

1. Maybe try less LI, or gel or mousse on damp (not soaking wet) hair. Maybe try applying gel in sections and use more of it?

2. I reach a tipping point in terms of length vs. curl. My underlayer...
Forum: 2 02-02-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 26,384
Posted By Geek_Chic
Love the condish! I usually take all the bottle...

Love the condish! I usually take all the bottle claims with a grain of salt and look at the ingredients instead. This actually one does what it promises. Good moisture without any weigh down. I've...
Forum: Feedback 02-02-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Geek_Chic
The last request for topic ideas from her was...

The last request for topic ideas from her was back in 2013. I don't think more than a fraction of the requests have been covered....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-01-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Geek_Chic
What is your routine, including products used?...

What is your routine, including products used? Any idea what your hair properties are (texture, porosity)? Do you have hard water? When you say protein treatments, what did you use for those?...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-01-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,685
Posted By Geek_Chic
I hear you on that, but wanted to share why new...

I hear you on that, but wanted to share why new members are no longer allowed to post links and pics until they've written a certain number of posts... For part of last year, the board had a horrible...
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