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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-16-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By andrabell
I think I may be a reformed product junkie! I...

I think I may be a reformed product junkie! I started to use the "precycle" philosophy before buying any new products. If I'm unsure about something, I think it's better left in the store rather...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-16-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By andrabell
I'm completely sulfate/silicone free but I use...

I'm completely sulfate/silicone free but I use low detergent organic shampoo every day. I can not conditioner only wash because it leaves me with limp, stringy and greasy hair. So CG, no but CG...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-16-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By andrabell
Jason Thin to Thick shampoo is heaven sent for my...

Jason Thin to Thick shampoo is heaven sent for my fine hair. It's organic, low detergent but very bodifying and I've been noticing lots of new growth from it. I only condition in the shower once a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-16-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,426
Posted By andrabell
Everyone's curls look so lovely! My sig has a...

Everyone's curls look so lovely! My sig has a brand new pic, taken this morning. I've got my routine down and I've been having lots of good hair days in a row.
Forum: 3 08-16-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By andrabell
I have to use shampoo in order to get volume. I...

I have to use shampoo in order to get volume. I use Jason Thin to Thick or Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle. They are very gentle and SLS free.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-12-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By andrabell
My hair is all one length, just got to the bottom...

My hair is all one length, just got to the bottom of my neck but I'm growing to the shoulders. If I plop with KCCC, the curls get all mangled by the towel. Have you ever seen triangular shaped...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-11-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By andrabell
KCCC is holy grail but can't plop with it...

My lovely friend Lisa, who is the manager of the Whole Body department at Whole Foods gave me a generous sample of KCCC because she just knew it would be perfect for my hair. She was so right and...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 05-01-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,853
Posted By andrabell
Necro-bumping this thread to find out if any has...

Necro-bumping this thread to find out if any has tried LA Looks mane tamer spray gel.

Thanks!
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 04-30-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,741
Posted By andrabell
Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle

Love, love, love the shampoo and conditioner. Great mostly organic/botanical ingredients, no sulfates or silicones. I have been using the shampoo for a month or so now and only just tried the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-15-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By andrabell
L'Oreal Everpure Shampoo

I was excited until I read the ingredients. According to the L'Oreal Paris USA website, both of the new vegan, sulfate free shampoos contain 'cones.

Why did they even bother?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By andrabell
My hair loves protein and my holy grail hair care...

My hair loves protein and my holy grail hair care is by Cocoa Pink: www.cpsoap.com

It's all handmade, no premade bases and free of parabens and either very low in dimethicone or totally silicone...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-17-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By andrabell
Maybe try it as two separate rinses, do vinegar...

Maybe try it as two separate rinses, do vinegar first and rinse well and then honey as a leave in rinse. That's one way to reduce the odor.

Better luck next time! :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-16-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By andrabell
It's much shinier (and not in a wet look gel sort...

It's much shinier (and not in a wet look gel sort of way) than with regular acv. I think the lemon is the shine booster. Herbs in general are good for hair and scalp just like essential oils are...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-16-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By andrabell
I tried my infused vinegar rinse and my hair is...

I tried my infused vinegar rinse and my hair is sooooo shiny and full of body. No funky acv smell either. It was worth the bit of time, I made 3 quarts, so it should last me a good while. :blob7:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-15-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By andrabell
I bought a mini-dryer at ULTA for $5 on clearance...

I bought a mini-dryer at ULTA for $5 on clearance (it's a Vidal Sassoon) and use a hot sock (http://www.jessicurl.com/Hot-Sock-Diffuser-pr-371.html)with it when I travel. My home dryer weighs a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-15-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By andrabell
Towel dry your hair and then rake some good...

Towel dry your hair and then rake some good holding gel through, then divide your hair into four or six sections and twist each section, alternating direction and then gently diffuse until almost...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-15-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By andrabell
Thanks, ladies. I'm just working on a vinegar...

Thanks, ladies. I'm just working on a vinegar experiment now. I warmed up a pan of white vinegar and now I'm infusing it with a bit of fresh lemon and orange peel and fresh sage, lavender and lemon...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-14-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By andrabell
I just checked out the curly wiki. Fabulous job...

I just checked out the curly wiki. Fabulous job putting that together!
Forum: Transitioning 09-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 22,983
Posted By andrabell
Sign me up. :) Avatar is current pic, though I...

Sign me up. :) Avatar is current pic, though I had a trim on Friday.

Goals~
grow out layers
tiny trim every two to three months until layers are gone
length to shoulders when dried/curly
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-14-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By andrabell
Other vinegar? edited: homemade herbal rinse :)

Oh noes, I just ran out of ACV and I don't plan on making a trip to the shops for one item when I have red wine, white wine and rice vinegars a plenty in the pantry. I know they're fairly...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By andrabell
What is JCN&S? :toothy7:

What is JCN&S?

:toothy7:
Forum: All-natural hair care 09-14-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By andrabell
Definitely unrefined. I adore the scent of...

Definitely unrefined. I adore the scent of unrefined cocoa butter, it is heavenly!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-14-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By andrabell
Alternatives to pricey products?

Is there a thread or a list here of alternatives to pricey products?

Such as...

If you like Curl Keeper try_______________.

TIA.:toothy7:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-14-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By andrabell
I went to beauty school, granted it was years ago...

I went to beauty school, granted it was years ago but we were taught NOTHING about products and ingredients in school other than what the active ingredient in perm solution. :glasses9:

Once out...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-14-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By andrabell
All the recipes sound lovely! Banana, virgin...

All the recipes sound lovely!

Banana, virgin coconut oil, coconut milk and honey whizzed until smooth in a blender sounds like it would make a very nice hair mask. Either way, it sounds tasty. ...
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