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Forum: Non-hair discussion 11-26-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 82,602
Views: 3,241,566
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Here goes.... Stop freakin obsessing...

Here goes....


Stop freakin obsessing about your hair!!
Stop spending $$ you don't have on hair products.
Stop whining and moaning about your ...thin, thick, too straight, too curly etc...
Forum: 2 11-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
That makes sense. Can you imagine having to...

That makes sense. Can you imagine having to clarify to get residue from shampoo out of your hair?! I guess it's the "thickening" stuff. Makes sense that it has the potential to build up.
Forum: 2 11-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks chupie and lolo for the info. It's odd. I...

Thanks chupie and lolo for the info. It's odd. I had to wash my hair again this morning. Even after washing with diluted sulfate shampoo I can still smell the SM! It's not stiff anymore. It must...
Forum: 2 11-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
SM Thickening Shampoo+ Tigi MM

I Used SM thickening shampoo for the first time yesterday. After I used Moisture Maniac as a leave in as I normally do.
My hair definitely had more body and is wavier but it is also stiff. It feels...
Forum: Protein-craving 07-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks to you both for your input. I will try...

Thanks to you both for your input. I will try leaving out the ACV next time.
Forum: Protein-craving 07-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Is this a Normal Reaction to Protein?

This morning I dissolved one packet of gelatin in 1/3 cup of water. When it cooled I added 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Suave Coconut condish, and a few drops of coconut oil and mixed well....
Forum: Protein-craving 04-23-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Adding Oil etc to Protein Treatment

I'm confused. Is it possible that adding oils and conditioners to the gelatin could block some of the protein from binding with hair?
Also...how is it possible to leave the PT on too long if hair...
Forum: Protein-craving 04-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Protein Treatment Results

After thinking that my snarly, tangled sections of hair were due to protein, I had never tried the gelatin protein treatment.
After a lot of trial and error I discovered that it was build up and not...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 03-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,987
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
The OP is posting about her experience. That is...

The OP is posting about her experience. That is nothing for anyone to get huffy about. It may not have happened to you....but it did to her. And she isn't alone.
I'm 54 and have been caring for my...
Forum: 2 02-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Hippiechic....I do get your point. It does seem...

Hippiechic....I do get your point. It does seem it is very upsetting when ones hair changes dramatically. Curlies who love and embrace their curls don't want to become wavies. Change is difficult for...
Forum: Over 40 02-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,114
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Perimenopause Vs. Menopause

This is my first time reading the "Over 40" board. I'm usually in the "2" board. There is lots of interesting stuff to read here. One thing I am noticing is there seems to be some confusion in some...
Forum: 2 02-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,152
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Because I have so many scalp and skin...

Because I have so many scalp and skin sensitivities I rarely use a styling product. Also...all that I have tried weighed my hair down and made it feel too producty.
So I cleanse, RO then LI. I am...
Forum: 2 02-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thank you once again Firefox for so much great...

Thank you once again Firefox for so much great information! This stuff can get quite involved...can't it!
Your explanation of hydrating/moisturizing may explain why my hair feels great while drying...
Forum: 2 02-06-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
I was reading this post over again today and had...

I was reading this post over again today and had a few questions.
Firefox, you mentioned that you use oil on dry hair before shampooing. If oil is a sealant wouldn't it seal in stuff you don't want...
Forum: 2 01-25-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks again Firefox for your great information. ...

Thanks again Firefox for your great information.
Any recommendations for products with these ingredients..... hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol?
Forum: 2 01-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
I never thought of that! I thought I had done...

I never thought of that! I thought I had done enough to clarify....ACV rinses, Malibu hard water shampoo, weekly sulfate shampoo washes and NO MORE butters! I'm no longer using anything that can...
Forum: 2 01-24-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Best Hair After Coloring?!

At first I thought it was a coincidence. Its been happening over and over so I doubt it is.
The best my hair looks is after I color it. Its the only time I get clumping, really shiny, soft, and no...
Forum: 2 01-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thank you again for responding. I'm going to try...

Thank you again for responding. I'm going to try a gelatin PT using half a packet...just to be safe.
Forum: 2 01-12-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
SS Protein Spray

How potent is the level of protein in SS PS? Since I've rid my hair of the buildup I've been using it almost every day with no bad effects. In fact my hair feels great...no stiffness at all. It's not...
Forum: 2 01-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
My nickname as a young child, affectionately...

My nickname as a young child, affectionately given to me by my mother, was "Miss O Cedar dust mop". Need I say more?


PS: She wasn't referring to my cleaning abilities.
Forum: 2 01-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks! I have read other posts with complaints...

Thanks! I have read other posts with complaints of similar problems as mine...the snarly, dry, matted hair. Maybe the cause of theirs is different than mine (like protein) but if it can help someone...
Forum: 2 01-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
A Cautionary Tale....

I started CG back in 2012. I had some issues. To be honest I was a little overwhelmed with which ingredients were OK....which were not. What worked with my specific hair properties (had it analyzed)...
Forum: 2 12-30-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Natures Gate Shampoos/Conditioners

Part of my large stash of products that didn't work for me in my loooong CG journey are 8 bottles of NG shampoos/Conditioners. I'm now wondering if once I get all the build up out of my hair from the...
Forum: 2 12-19-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
Thanks for all the great info! I have been given...

Thanks for all the great info! I have been given so many helpful tips that I can't wait to try them! I'm not using the DE or any MD butters(or any other butters)....ever. Today I used sulfate...
Forum: 2 12-17-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By 2BeOrNot2B
I use the JCTS as my conditioner (leave in) after...

I use the JCTS as my conditioner (leave in) after shampooing then scrunch in a small bit of the MD butter. When I don't use the butter my waves aren't as defined and my hair is more frizzy and dry. ...
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