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Forum: 3 01-02-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,357
Posted By geekmom
Need some real life pictures of medium length curly styles/cuts!

I'm looking online for pictures to bring to my stylist for Saturday. Currently my hair is 3a/2cish and below my shoulders. I want to cut some length and add layers, but I don't want to rely on...
Forum: 3 10-21-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By geekmom
Plopping causing my hair to tangle underneath. Help!

I was liking plopping until recently, when the underneath-most layer of my hair started to get more tangled when plopping. I'm using a thin microfiber towel... applying product to sopping wet hair,...
Forum: 3 09-12-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,624
Posted By geekmom
I think I overestimated the amount of hair I...

I think I overestimated the amount of hair I have!!! I bought xtra small, small, two mediums and a large. I am considering returning the large and one of the mediums for a mini and maybe another...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-11-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,758
Posted By geekmom
I tried just using eco styler Krystal today. ...

I tried just using eco styler Krystal today. Probably won't be trying that solo again. LOL
Forum: Protein-sensitive 09-10-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By geekmom
Question about protein sensitivity

I am 2c/3a and just did the porosity test and it appears that I am low porosity.

Does this automatically mean a sensitivity to protein?

I have been fighting halo frizz for a while so I am...
Forum: 3 09-09-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,624
Posted By geekmom
THANK YOU for this thread! I am ordering with...

THANK YOU for this thread! I am ordering with the buy 4 get 1 free deal - I am thinking about an XS, S, two mediums and a large. That should have me covered and then I can always return or exchange...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By geekmom
Looking for a curl cream/mousse... recommendations?

I'm currently using two different gels on my 2c/3a hair (loreal everstyle and garnier fructis spray gel) and it is leading to a little more crunch/dryness than I want. I'm wondering if using a...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-28-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By geekmom
Thanks so much! I also found "mane n tail" in...

Thanks so much! I also found "mane n tail" in our cabinet that we use on the dogs... sulfates but no silicones. I will be running into target tomorrow to get a cone free conditioner.

Eventually...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-28-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By geekmom
Need a recommendation for a sulfate wash shampoo and a RO conditioner...

(cross posting from the 2's forum)

Just found out (hello, read the labels more closely!) that my "last sulfate wash" shampoo has amodimethicone in it, and that the garnier triple nutrition...
Forum: 2 07-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By geekmom
Need a recommendation for a sulfate wash shampoo and a RO conditioner...

Just found out (hello, read the labels more closely!) that my "last sulfate wash" shampoo has amodimethicone in it, and that the garnier triple nutrition conditioner I have been using as a RO also...
Forum: 2 07-28-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By geekmom
Crap!!! I just checked and you are right. Can't...

Crap!!! I just checked and you are right. Can't believe I didn't catch that. Thank you for letting me know. Now I need to find another conditioner. Any recommendations for something relatively...
Forum: 2 07-26-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By geekmom
I have more frizz WITH the leave in than without....

I have more frizz WITH the leave in than without. Then again, on day 1 I washed at night and then added gel in the morning, so I may be trying that again tomorrow night. My hair is currently...
Forum: 2 07-26-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By geekmom
2nd day hair vs 1st day hair comparison

Today is, I guess, technically CG day three for me. I did a sulfate wash followed by a cowash (suave naturals coconut) and conditioner (garnier fructis triple moisture) and used loreal everstyle...
Forum: 2 07-26-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By geekmom
I tried KCKT today as a leave in and I'm looking...

I tried KCKT today as a leave in and I'm looking pretty limp and even a little frizzy this morning. But, I also tried KCCC for the first time today as well. I think I should just stick with cowash,...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-26-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By geekmom
I'm thinking about trying shea moisture shampoo. ...

I'm thinking about trying shea moisture shampoo.
Also bought some KCCC yesterday to try today, but cant decide if I will cowash or just dampen my hair and try it that way. Aaaaand not sure if I...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-25-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By geekmom
The sleek and shine leave in has silicone in it,...

The sleek and shine leave in has silicone in it, I looked at it this morning!
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By geekmom
I used spray gel this morning (garnier fructis)...

I used spray gel this morning (garnier fructis) and it settled down nicely. A little frizzy today but we are at a million percent humidity here in the south, so I can live with that. I picked up...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-25-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By geekmom
Did sulfate wash and first cowash last night...

And my hair feels soft and... fluffy?
I only used a little bit of gel (loreal sleek something or other alcohol free) last night but I am going to wet my hair and try out some spray gel this...
Forum: 2 07-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By geekmom
Thanks! I am still trying to figure all of this...

Thanks! I am still trying to figure all of this out. I will check my redken stuff with sulfates and see if it also has silicone in it. Confusing! LOL
Forum: 2 07-24-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By geekmom
Sulfate wash before starting?

I read somewhere that doing a sulfate wash before going CG is necessary to get rid of buildup. Is this true?
Forum: 2 07-23-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By geekmom
How to get started?

I have been fighting my curls/waves for years... I have always been wavy but when pregnant with my first daughter 6 years ago, my hair went truly wavy/curly without looking back. I decided recently...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 07-21-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By geekmom
Curly girl book - real pages or ebook?

I'm getting ready to order the curly girl book and I am excited! However, I'm unsure if the "enhanced ebook" would be preferable to the paperback version, mainly because I want it NOW. LOL.

Has...
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