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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Today, 02:49 AM
Replies: 219
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Posted By SereneCurls
Have you rinsed or styled upside down before? I...

Have you rinsed or styled upside down before? I can style upside down but can't comb everything out or rinse upside down because I get the same problem you described, hair that doesn't want to work...
Forum: Low Porosity 05-21-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By SereneCurls
Yes, about 8 hours is what I think I've read for...

Yes, about 8 hours is what I think I've read for low porosity hair. You might want to do a test by air drying without any product, which will help determine how much of your dry time is the fault of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-21-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By SereneCurls
My hair's pretty dense and heavy, so when it's...

My hair's pretty dense and heavy, so when it's wet it gets stretched right out. It curls up as it dries, but if I just leave it hanging there the roots get pulled flat by the time it's dried hours...
Forum: 2 05-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By SereneCurls
For me, it does, yes. I decided to try because I...

For me, it does, yes. I decided to try because I noticed some of the ingredients were also present in leave in conditioners I like. In the winter I was putting kckt under it, but our dews are...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-20-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By SereneCurls
A shampoo now and again won't set you back to...

A shampoo now and again won't set you back to square 1, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. You can definitely ask them to use a sulfate free shampoo, or just give your hair a deep treatment a few...
Forum: 2 05-20-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By SereneCurls
The cjcccc lite works great with no leave in...

The cjcccc lite works great with no leave in under it in normal or high dews, for me at least. I've been having luck with the following this summer: using a curl cream and some kccc, plopping, then...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 05-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By SereneCurls
Yuck. I used to buy this all the time when my...

Yuck. I used to buy this all the time when my hair was long, but I haven't bought any since last summer. Is it possible you got a bad batch? Where'd you buy it?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-17-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By SereneCurls
Kckt is really my favorite, but I ran out faster...

Kckt is really my favorite, but I ran out faster than I anticipated and don't want to pay more shipping costs right now. lol I've been using gvp conditioning balm from Sally's, just a small amount,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-17-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 106,925
Posted By SereneCurls
Styles like this are the one reason I miss my...

Styles like this are the one reason I miss my long hair. :)
Forum: 3 05-13-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By SereneCurls
As far as protein is concerned, I have medium...

As far as protein is concerned, I have medium coarse hair, and do well with some proteins and not so well with others. You just have to experiment unfortunately to figure something like this out....
Forum: 2 05-12-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By SereneCurls
Some people find smoothing a dab of conditioner...

Some people find smoothing a dab of conditioner or oil between their hands before they scrunch out the crunch helps to make sure the curls don't frizz up after they're softened. You could give this a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-12-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By SereneCurls
Do you use much protein? Some people's hair needs...

Do you use much protein? Some people's hair needs more protein in summer than when the dews are low. As for the scalp issue, I've been applying aloe to my scalp before washing, and it helps to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By SereneCurls
For thick hair, it works best if you spread the...

For thick hair, it works best if you spread the mixture on your fingers, slide your fingers under your hair, and massage your scalp.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-12-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By SereneCurls
Hi, there is a Sally's near me, but unfortunately...

Hi, there is a Sally's near me, but unfortunately they don't carry the gvp products. A kind curly from the States brought me some stuff to try when she was passing through the area. In terms of...
Forum: 2 05-12-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 250
Posted By SereneCurls
Hey, welcome. That crunchy look you describe is...

Hey, welcome. That crunchy look you describe is the gel cast, which helps your curls keep their shape while they're drying. Once your hair is fully dry, scrunch it with your hands and that crunch...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-11-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By SereneCurls
If you're making a batch to use for quite a...

If you're making a batch to use for quite a while, you might find that mold begins to develop. The preservatives in the conditioner aren't really enough to cope when there's extra water added. If...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-10-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By SereneCurls
I don't have any familiarity with these products...

I don't have any familiarity with these products in particular, but usually if I'm using an anti-humectant I add it right over my leave in. That way if the products I'm finishing with are heavier on...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-09-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By SereneCurls
I just have one suggestion: Desert Essence makes...

I just have one suggestion: Desert Essence makes a fragrance free conditioner. I'm not sure if it would be a better co-wash or rinse out, but you could check it out. Some drug stores might carry it,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By SereneCurls
The recipe from the cg book which I've used is 1...

The recipe from the cg book which I've used is 1 tablespoon brown sugar to 3 tablespoons conditioner. Mix it together into a paste, apply to the scalp, and massage with your fingertips. Then rinse...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 05-09-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By SereneCurls
Technically, cg isn't just co-washing, it's...

Technically, cg isn't just co-washing, it's washing without sulfates and using products free of silicones. Light conditioners can clean the hair because they contain cationic surfactants which bond...
Forum: 2 05-08-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By SereneCurls
Which conditioner do you use, and do you leave...

Which conditioner do you use, and do you leave any in before applying your gel?
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 05-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 609
Posted By SereneCurls
Did you use it by itself? I'm jealous, I got some...

Did you use it by itself? I'm jealous, I got some fhg in a swap and the fragrance drives me insane. It must have been the old fragrance.
Forum: Non-hair discussion 05-05-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 277
Posted By SereneCurls
I'm looking for work right now, and it isn't...

I'm looking for work right now, and it isn't going well. Our whole area is full of people looking for work. For now I've been doing some freelance writing and editing, which is hard to make decent...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-04-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By SereneCurls
You could try finger curling or clipping pieces...

You could try finger curling or clipping pieces on top to give them some more definition. Depending on your hair properties, the canopy might be in need of extra moisture or protein, especially if...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-04-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By SereneCurls
No product, unfortunately. What we did was wash...

No product, unfortunately. What we did was wash all the hair, make a ponytail, then cut the ponytail off. After that the stylist added product and fixed the cut on the remaining hair. Luckily I had...
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