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Forum: Protein-craving 08-19-2013, 05:21 PM
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Posted By crofterica
Thanks, Corrina...how do you DT? I've done 2...

Thanks, Corrina...how do you DT? I've done 2 coconut oil, honey, and conditioner (TN) saturations on dry hair, overnight, and don't feel like it did much, so I'm thinking I ought to try something...
Forum: Protein-craving 08-19-2013, 04:55 PM
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Views: 922
Posted By crofterica
Bumping

Bumping
Forum: Protein-craving 08-17-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By crofterica
Okay did 10 minutes today--it may have been a bit...

Okay did 10 minutes today--it may have been a bit much...hair looks a bit fried. What's the best way to DT with coconut oil?

Also, I've notice over the last few weeks that I have little hairs that...
Forum: Protein-craving 08-17-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By crofterica
I use SNTC as my co, TN as my RO. I tend to do...

I use SNTC as my co, TN as my RO. I tend to do better w/o a leave in, but was using KCKT because I'd recently PT'ed without using a DT (my hair actually felt fine and soft after rinsing the PT, so I...
Forum: Protein-craving 08-16-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By crofterica
What would recommend?

I'm a 2c, fine to medium, HP, medium density and have discovered my hair loves protein based on how well it's responded to the last two quick (5 min) gelatin PTs I've done.

I'm wondering though, I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-15-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,607
Posted By crofterica
When are you applying product? Are you doing it...

When are you applying product? Are you doing it soaking wet and then plopping or scrunching out water? Applying product to soaking wet hair made a HUGE difference for me! You want to hear the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-12-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By crofterica
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and my curls!

I have noticed that, after my second pregnancy, my curl pattern has really weakened. I used to be a solid 3a, even before CG. In fact, the reason I started researching curly hair was to help my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-12-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By crofterica
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/p/science-y-hair-blog-...

http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/p/science-y-hair-blog-recipes.html?m=1

Here is IAgirls PT recipe :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-09-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By crofterica
Sounds like you're over conditioned. Have you...

Sounds like you're over conditioned. Have you tried a protein treatment?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-09-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,607
Posted By crofterica
I use LA Looks Sport Gel...it's blue.

I use LA Looks Sport Gel...it's blue.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-06-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,607
Posted By crofterica
I also found this blog post super helpful when I...

I also found this blog post super helpful when I first took the jump into the CG method:

http://dormroomcurly.blogspot.com/2008/12/style-definitions-table.html?m=1
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-06-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,607
Posted By crofterica
I'd try moisturizing and if your hair starts...

I'd try moisturizing and if your hair starts acting over conditioned (limp, weaker curls) consider doing the gelatin protein treatment and see if that helps. I wouldn't necessarily start with one,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-06-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,607
Posted By crofterica
A general rule is that I you have fine/medium...

A general rule is that I you have fine/medium hair, or high porosity hair, you would probably be okay with protein. I think it's best to start out gently and see what works..
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-06-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,607
Posted By crofterica
None of us like the crunchy feeling--lol!! Gel is...

None of us like the crunchy feeling--lol!! Gel is so important for hold though. The crunch is actually called a "gel cast" and it holds the curl in place while protecting it from humidity and frizz...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-06-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,607
Posted By crofterica
I would recommend starting simply--I picked up...

I would recommend starting simply--I picked up Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut for a Cowash and Tresseme Naturals for a rinse out. Then I used LA Looks Sport gel for my gel--and that was it in the...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 08-05-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,677
Posted By crofterica
Can you link to the FB group?

Can you link to the FB group?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-03-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
Here is a results picture: 37722

Here is a results picture:
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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-03-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
Results!! Super happy with them! Still have...

Results!!

Super happy with them! Still have some frizz, but I can live with it ;). Curls have more bounce and body...not quite so clumpy today, but I didn't super soaker as much after my DT,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-03-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
I did it!! :) I did Pedaheh's more...

I did it!! :)

I did Pedaheh's more moisturizing version with half a packet. I accidentally forgot to towel dry my hair and went straight from Cowash to PT. Oops...

Left it on for 5 mins, rinsed...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-03-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
Anyone have advice? :)

Anyone have advice? :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-03-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
Okay, I still haven't done the PT!! I have the...

Okay, I still haven't done the PT!! I have the gelatin and ingredients, but I've been reading about protein and now I'm scared to do it! Lol!

My hair does seem less curly, and the curls *were*...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-02-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
Okay, did you do the DT on wet or dry hair? And...

Okay, did you do the DT on wet or dry hair? And how long? Can you tell me a little about your recipe too?

Also, how long should I do the PT for?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-30-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
I meant coconut oil--sorry for the confusion!! :)...

I meant coconut oil--sorry for the confusion!! :)

I'm planning on trying the PT tonight--I'll let you how it turns out. :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-28-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
Thanks, ladies! I wouldn't have known to think of...

Thanks, ladies! I wouldn't have known to think of protein! I will have to try it out when I can get to the store...


How will I know if I need to DT afterwards? Based on how the hair feels? Would...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-28-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By crofterica
What's going on with my hair?

My hair seems like it's getting less curly?? After I SOTC, my hair is *really* soft and fluffy. I've started doing a modified version of the super soaker and my clumps are bigger now, but it seems...
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