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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,166
Posted By Fimu
Finally I made pictures of my current hair...

Finally I made pictures of my current hair length! The longest parts are grazing "upper-hipbone" length.

Time to trim the ends soon :p. But I'm still deciding whether I will trim next month or in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-23-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,166
Posted By Fimu
Post I found a link with a "Hairdrenalin potion": ...

I found a link with a "Hairdrenalin potion":
Where I got it from: Relaxed Hair Health: Two inches of Hair Growth in 5 days?!...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-30-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,166
Posted By Fimu
@CoilsonFleek: I don't know if my growth rate is...

@CoilsonFleek: I don't know if my growth rate is enhanced by inversion, but it didn't hurt to continue it. I set an interval timer to massage each scalp section for 1 minute, but I don't use an oil...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-30-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,166
Posted By Fimu
I'm in! Properties * Hair type: weighed...

I'm in!

Properties
* Hair type: weighed down 3b
* Thickness: very coarse mixed with medium
* Kinks in strands: yes
* Porosity: high below shoulders
* Length: 1" above navel (stretched) i.e....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-28-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By Fimu
To prevent tangles and knots, my long hair...

To prevent tangles and knots, my long hair usually goes up or is still in "nighttime braids", but sometimes I also wear it down.
Bf already noticed that raking through my hair is difficult :p
About...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By Fimu
The only bottleneck may be the sarcosinate, as...

The only bottleneck may be the sarcosinate, as I've read that it may be stripping, like what some people experienced with Dr. Organics shampoo.
But I think the stripping differs per product and per...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By Fimu
Experiences with Denman brushes?

Curlies with long, coarse, porous hair: what are your experiences with Denman brushes? Or do you prefer a different comb?

Because I was thinking to purchase one for dry-detangling my hair prior...
Forum: 3 12-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Fimu
I second CurlyInTheFog about the pillowcase. ...

I second CurlyInTheFog about the pillowcase.

For the rest, I recondition my hair between the washes, which I mix with oil (e.g. almond, olive) to increase the lubrication.
I braid my hair in four...
Forum: 4 12-24-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Fimu
Since my hair is low elasticity when wet, it's...

Since my hair is low elasticity when wet, it's better for me to dry-detangle prior washing.

So I use a lot of EVOO to lubricate my hair, start with finger-detangling and then proceed with a...
Forum: High Porosity 12-15-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Fimu
My guess is to use sealant only on wash day, and...

My guess is to use sealant only on wash day, and rehydrate your hair only with water and conditioner between the washes.
Self I don't mind if my hair weighs down so I don't know that much about...
Forum: High Porosity 12-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Fimu
About the oils: I noticed that after washing,...

About the oils: I noticed that after washing, mixing conditioner (Yes To Tomatoes) and almond oil on my hands works well for my hair :D. For maintanance rehydration I mix a cheap conditioner also...
Forum: High Porosity 12-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Fimu
Glad that it works for you! :) How long do you...

Glad that it works for you! :)
How long do you do the PT?

Currently I'm in search for a slippery oil, but I was thinking to buy Grapeseed oil anyway.
Forum: High Porosity 12-03-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Fimu
Question Which oil provides the most lubrication/slip?

I want to buy an oil for extra slip, because I have the idea that olive, sunflower and sweet almond aren't lubricating enough for me. Or I didn't use the optimal techniques lol.

However, I cannot...
Forum: High Porosity 12-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Fimu
Hmm... by the results of my analysis it turns out...

Hmm... by the results of my analysis it turns out I have low elasticity when wet.
Therefore, I got the recommendation to dry-detangle the (majority of the) tangles prior washing, provided that my...
Forum: 3 11-29-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By Fimu
Daily refreshing: 5 - 10 mins Braiding before...

Daily refreshing: 5 - 10 mins
Braiding before bedtime: 15 - 20 mins
Washing, detangling and styling: >1 hour (want to reduce it). Therefore I only wash once a week.
Drying: >6 hours w/o heat...
Forum: High Porosity 11-24-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Fimu
Lol :p Well the last time I used hydrolyzed...

Lol :p

Well the last time I used hydrolyzed keratin was last summer, also when I didn't hennaed my hair yet.
I haven't noticed that precisely if it improved my hair, but since I did a rinse-out...
Forum: High Porosity 11-23-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Fimu
Hydrolyzed keratin and collagen were recommended...

Hydrolyzed keratin and collagen were recommended for my hair.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Fimu
I edited my post with that Kenya was just a...

I edited my post with that Kenya was just a random example.
multicultcurly: you answered my question about Afro Americans, so thanks :).
And let's say that Africa is just too various to determine...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-22-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,767
Posted By Fimu
@greencup: I googled the ingredients and CJ Deep...

@greencup: I googled the ingredients and CJ Deep Fix seems to contain hydrolyzed oat protein.
Maybe your hair doesn't like that protein?

Edit: I misread which product you meant :oops:
Forum: High Porosity 11-22-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Fimu
@greencup: shea (and cocoa) butter are usually...

@greencup: shea (and cocoa) butter are usually meant with "butter" indeed.

Does anybody here has experience with the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie?
It seems to be available on ground...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Fimu
Thanks for your explanation. Then I guess my...

Thanks for your explanation.
Then I guess my question was kinda simplistic. :oops:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Fimu
:oops: Then I rather meant certain sections or...

:oops:
Then I rather meant certain sections or countries of Africa, for example the country Kenya.

ETA: but a different country from Africa can also be used as an example.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,767
Posted By Fimu
Smile You can try hydrolyzed keratin and collagen. I'm...

You can try hydrolyzed keratin and collagen. I'm going to do protein rinse-outs of 5 - 10 mins again with hydrolyzed keratin.
Since I use Dutch products on ground only, it's difficult for me to...
Forum: High Porosity 11-21-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By Fimu
I join the coarse&porous club too :p. Since...

I join the coarse&porous club too :p.

Since I have henna in my hair and thus less access for bigger proteins, the best proteins for me are the small keratin and collagen.
A while ago I used to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Fimu
Question [Discussion] Afro-Americans (and certain African countries) and coarse hair

Referring to strand thickness, how common is it to have (very) coarse hair for Afro-American curlies and possibly people form a certain African country?
Because sometimes I read that Afro-American...
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