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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-20-2013, 07:44 PM
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Posted By TartNTangy
I have used Trader Joe's TTT, Tresemme, VO5...

I have used Trader Joe's TTT, Tresemme, VO5 vanilla mint and kiwi lime, TJ's Nourish Spa, and a couple others. I honestly prefer TJ's Nourish spa for cleansing. I don't need as much as VO5 to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-20-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
I think the slip is due to the marshmallow root....

I think the slip is due to the marshmallow root. Let us know the results!

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
I wish my hair accidents had good outcomes, lol. ...

I wish my hair accidents had good outcomes, lol.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-19-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By TartNTangy
No one? :( Sent from my Nexus 4 using...

No one? :(

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-18-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Kathymack is so helpful! So you used okra gel...

Kathymack is so helpful!
So you used okra gel as a curl definer and topped with another gel? Surprisingly, my okra gel works like a gel and dries crunchy.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-18-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Haha, that's awesome. What's in your okra gel? ...

Haha, that's awesome. What's in your okra gel?

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By TartNTangy
Anyone have experience with Alba SHG?

I bought some Alba Strong Hold Gel a few days ago, and I'm actually having trouble trying to figure out how to use it. Has anyone else used it and managed to get a crunchy cast? I used a couple dime...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-18-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
I think you can order a cheap and accurate...

I think you can order a cheap and accurate kitchen scale from amazon. I've been eyeing those...

Simple is probably better. And cheaper! I've kept my recipe pretty much the same since it worked so...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-18-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Hey Chloe, just checking in. How was it with the...

Hey Chloe, just checking in. How was it with the germall added? Any spoilage?

Still using cornstarch in mine, it just provides decent hold!

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-30-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Haha, yes. Completely frozen solid. This is...

Haha, yes. Completely frozen solid. This is freaking me out a bit. Could be, because its next to a gel ice pack? The pack is frozen solid as well...

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-30-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
I was wondering... does okra gel become solid...

I was wondering... does okra gel become solid when frozen?

I ask, because this batch I made doesn't freeze. o.O
Like, I'm keeping it in the freezer and can use it at any given moment.

Sent...
Forum: 2 06-23-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By TartNTangy
I just put my hair up in a bun. Unfortunately it...

I just put my hair up in a bun. Unfortunately it kills my waves, but its still presentable and tame (as tame as my hair can be, anyway).

I'm considering a silk sleep cap for myself, maybe you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-22-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Oops, sorry! I meant to say if your hair felt...

Oops, sorry! I meant to say if your hair felt producty the next day or anything like that when using xanthan gum?

Sweet. I just have to find time to make batches when classes come around again....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-21-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Chloe, the only reason I haven't tried xanthan...

Chloe, the only reason I haven't tried xanthan gum is because its a bit pricey compared to the pectin and cornstarch. Does it leave anything in your hair?
And your first batch lasted 7 weeks?! Holy...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-20-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
That makes sense. Dang. I will have to purchase...

That makes sense. Dang. I will have to purchase some germall plus in the future as well. Thanks for all the info! I enjoy reading all this stuff.

Update on okra gel:
Pectin worked much better...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-20-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
I got mine at Safeway. I heard you can also get...

I got mine at Safeway. I heard you can also get it at Walmart. Whether you have those in Canada, I don't know... :(

Chloe, really? I wonder if the producers of KCCC know this? Or am I supposed to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
I couldn't help but laugh at that emoticon. xD ...

I couldn't help but laugh at that emoticon. xD

Yes, I think you do. The only accurate way to get the proper percentage of germall plus in your mixture is by knowing the grams of your concoction so...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Chloe, are you using a scale for the addition of...

Chloe, are you using a scale for the addition of germall plus? If so, what brand and weight range?

I'm updating my last post by saying I've had consistent results, but I did notice my hair feeling...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By TartNTangy
For clarifying, you can use a low sulfates...

For clarifying, you can use a low sulfates shampoo with no proteins or silicones. I hear VO5 kiwi lime clarifying shampoo works well for that. I think it also has EDTA which removes mineral deposits...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By TartNTangy
I recommend you clarify if you haven't done so...

I recommend you clarify if you haven't done so already. Even light products slooowly build up on your hair, so it could be months before you notice anything. If that doesn't help, do a protein...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
I finally created a working batch 2 days ago. ...

I finally created a working batch 2 days ago.

I simmered 1/2 cup frozen okra in 3/4 cup filtered water for 20 minutes. I then strained the liquid and returned it back to the saucepan.

To...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-11-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By TartNTangy
Great hair! I don't care so much for KCKT,...

Great hair!

I don't care so much for KCKT, but KCCC makes my 2B hair look like 2C hair! The only trouble with it is that it takes even longer for my hair to dry than it usually does and its...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-10-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Of course, Chloe! I'd be more than happy to be a...

Of course, Chloe! I'd be more than happy to be a contributor to the community that has help me achieve the hair I have today. I will post as soon as I have made another batch.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-10-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,601
Posted By TartNTangy
Great, thanks! :D And to Kathy too, as she's...

Great, thanks! :D
And to Kathy too, as she's been helping me with my okra gel recipe.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-10-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By TartNTangy
I styled, but took a picture at the end of the...

I styled, but took a picture at the end of the day to see how my waves held up (2B). While I think its important to do it naked, I know for a fact my hair does not look like it usually does (frizzy,...
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