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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By kathymack
As I recall, it has polyquat 10, so I never used...

As I recall, it has polyquat 10, so I never used it. You could try making your own FSG or okra gel, that way you can control the ingredients. I have several in my signature, if you can see it.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-23-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By kathymack
Deva One Conditioner doesn't have polyquats, but...

Deva One Conditioner doesn't have polyquats, but the gel has polyquat 7. I issues with polyquats, especially 4, 7 and 10. The way I diagnosed it was that I had frizz when wet. I find them hard to...
Forum: 3 07-23-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By kathymack
The best way to choose ingredients/products is by...

The best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. Type is transient (depending on products and technique), so it's only a part of the equation. Here's a link to help you with yours...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By kathymack
I had some health issues this Spring and wasn't...

I had some health issues this Spring and wasn't taking care of my hair as I usually do. IMHO, my hair just didn't look itself. When I was finally able to get my usual haircut/highlight, my stylist of...
Forum: Over 40 07-09-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By kathymack
I'm not familiar with Chico's jeans, either. I do...

I'm not familiar with Chico's jeans, either. I do have Dockers "skinny jeans." I find your comment about low rise jeans and paunch interesting. I am one of those folks who is very straight through...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-09-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By kathymack
I think it might depend on your porosity. My low...

I think it might depend on your porosity. My low porosity hair has "issues" with film formers, like polyquats. They "build up" on me and are very difficult to remove. I need to use a really strong...
Forum: High Porosity 07-09-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By kathymack
The float test is notoriously unreliable. Your...

The float test is notoriously unreliable. Your post is very confusing. In the same sentence, you say it takes a long time to dry and that it dries really quickly. If your hair dries quickly and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-09-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By kathymack
I have fine/low porosity hair. I can't use the...

I have fine/low porosity hair. I can't use the Coconut & Hibiscus products, they just sit on my hair--and I use a lot of products that others would consider "rich." These are just "heavy," if you...
Forum: Protein-craving 07-05-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By kathymack
Just went to the Sally's website. The cost of the...

Just went to the Sally's website. The cost of the 4 oz bottle is $6.59 (more then $4 less then Amazon) and the shipping was $5.95.) Not sure why it was different for me. A long time ago, I figured...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,711
Posted By kathymack
+1 I never had root curl until I started lurking...

+1 I never had root curl until I started lurking on nc.com. Never used products before that. It can make a BIG difference. Especially using the right products/techniques.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-26-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By kathymack
You're right. If your hair dries in an hour or...

You're right. If your hair dries in an hour or two, it's not low porosity. I looked up the ingredients of the Natures Baby Conditioner. It's a lot of oils. Your hair may not be able to absorb all of...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-25-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By kathymack
The Deva gel has polyquat 7 in it. K-Pak has...

The Deva gel has polyquat 7 in it. K-Pak has mineral oil (a CG no-no.)

My hair was acting really strange the other week. After my haircut, my stylist "forgot" and use a product with...
Forum: Protein-craving 06-25-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By kathymack
While trial and error is the only way to find...

While trial and error is the only way to find out, knowing your hair properties helps. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-25-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By kathymack
SereneCurls is correct, both CIAB and CK are more...

SereneCurls is correct, both CIAB and CK are more for frizz control then curl definition.

The best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. All you mention is your porous ends....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-23-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By kathymack
As mentioned above, hair properties are really...

As mentioned above, hair properties are really the best way to choose ingredients/products. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-21-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By kathymack
I started using natural soap bars to "wash" my...

I started using natural soap bars to "wash" my hair in '08 when they were the rage on nc.com (before they fell out of favor.) I feel that they tightened my curl and added volume. My water is hard,...
Forum: Low Porosity 06-18-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By kathymack
African black soap is made from sun dried plant...

African black soap is made from sun dried plant material and oil, it won't clarify your hair. While I've used natural soap bars for cleaning since they were the rage on nc.com Summer, '08, I found...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-17-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By kathymack
Here's another thread on this topic...

Here's another thread on this topic http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/163602-does-hair-satiate-products.html It also has a link to this article Can Hair Get...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By kathymack
Dr. Bronners is a castile soap--saponified oils....

Dr. Bronners is a castile soap--saponified oils. It's the same as using a natural soap/shampoo bar to clean your hair and scalp. It won't remove cones, polyquats, etc.

You probably felt that it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-17-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By kathymack
My hair is fine/low porosity. I have sensitive,...

My hair is fine/low porosity. I have sensitive, allergic rosacea skin. I try to stay away from a lot of chemicals, especially polyquats. Some of the products I use might work for you.
Forum: 2 06-17-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By kathymack
I never used products until I started lurking on...

I never used products until I started lurking on nc.com. When I started, I was a winter wavy/summer 3a (some of the time.) Now that I've learned how to take care of my hair, it looks like my...
Forum: Protein-craving 06-15-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By kathymack
I notice that you have low porosity hair. I have...

I notice that you have low porosity hair. I have trouble with IAgirl's PT, too. It's too concentrated for my hair. I can use gelatin in my okra or FSG because I use it as one package of gelatin to 4...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By kathymack
I've used natural soap bars since they popular on...

I've used natural soap bars since they popular on nc.com summer of '08. I use commercial products, but my hair doesn't care for polyquats (especially 4, 7 and 10.) In my experience, I need to use a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By kathymack
Here's a link to a thread about products with...

Here's a link to a thread about products with 18-MEA on the LHC posted by, I assume, the same Firefox who posts on nc.com: List of Products Containing Ceramides and/or 18-MEA...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-08-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By kathymack
Oh sorry. I am low porosity/high...

Oh sorry. I am low porosity/high density/coarse[/QUOTE]

Then it's likely that your hair isn't absorbing the the SM Smoothie, or at the very least some of the ingredients. Why do you say you love...
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