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Forum: Going Gray Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By SpiralHam
I have a clump of hair just to the right of...

I have a clump of hair just to the right of center in the back of my head (mostly grey) that has a completely different texture and wave pattern than the rest of my head - it is more of a true wave...
Forum: 2 Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,299
Posted By SpiralHam
To be honest I haven't experimented with too many...

To be honest I haven't experimented with too many oils since my hair is so fine (and I'm cheap and don't buy too many products). Usually they just make my hair limp. I've never tried the Nature's...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By SpiralHam
If anyone is looking for the paraben free variety...

If anyone is looking for the paraben free variety I am trying to get rid of a practically full bottle on the swap board. PM me if your'e interested.

Ingredients are the same as gardencurls has...
Forum: 3 Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By SpiralHam
Some people report plopping overnight or sleeping...

Some people report plopping overnight or sleeping in a satin/silk sleep cap or on a satin/silk pilowcase - these could be things to try?

I never got the hang of plopping, I think my forehead...
Forum: 2 Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,299
Posted By SpiralHam
Marybrave, I've never tried those exact...

Marybrave,

I've never tried those exact products, but I did try something else with cetyl esters before. I had frizz both wet and dry with that one. Truly horrible!

My picky skin had...
Forum: 2 Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By SpiralHam
All good advice, and keep being patient if you...

All good advice, and keep being patient if you just went CG recently.

I have multiple natural curl patterns - for me the hair is quite different in the back vs. the front and sides and isn't...
Forum: 2 01-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,299
Posted By SpiralHam
I don't have coarse or lo-porosity hair, but for...

I don't have coarse or lo-porosity hair, but for my fine hair if I use products with oils or cetyl esters in them, I get that weird frizz when it's wet, too. Some hair just doesn't like oils and...
Forum: 3 01-21-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By SpiralHam
When I was a student and my hair was long, I...

When I was a student and my hair was long, I always had it in a French braid. But, I was in the lab all the time, so it was practical more than anything else. For me, being practical ultimately...
Forum: 3 01-21-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By SpiralHam
I like it shorter - the longer mine gets the more...

I like it shorter - the longer mine gets the more it weighs itself down. It was too much work for me as well, so I cut it back.

I have a long wavelength, so I want to say that right now, below my...
Forum: 2 01-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By SpiralHam
It took me a while to come around to gels, but...

It took me a while to come around to gels, but mousse never holds as well as I want it to. The only mousse I've tried that I get decent hold results from is Clairol's 3in1 in the white/purple can. ...
Forum: 3 01-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By SpiralHam
The back of my head, 2c, behaves in exactly this...

The back of my head, 2c, behaves in exactly this way - big barrel curls the longer it gets, wavier up top and likes to stick close to my head - just the way it grows.

I actually like mine cut...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-16-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By SpiralHam
I don't think it's uncommon for different...

I don't think it's uncommon for different formulations to marketed in different parts of the world.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By SpiralHam
Growing hair out for donation is such a labor of...

Growing hair out for donation is such a labor of love. It would be for me, anyway; I can't stand it the longer it gets, either. Kudos to you!

I also have a hard time styling upside down... ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-16-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By SpiralHam
No, this is the "current" reformulated version...

No, this is the "current" reformulated version from when they switched from the original (white cap) to the current version (which is what you have shown). Not a reformulation of the reformulation....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-16-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By SpiralHam
When I get frizz like that, I've either: SOTC...

When I get frizz like that, I've either:
SOTC too soon
or
done a really horrible job with the initial styling of my hair (I use combs or a Denman to help with product distribution, so here I've...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By SpiralHam
Welcome aboard, and welcome to the Upper Midwest...

Welcome aboard, and welcome to the Upper Midwest (I live in WI). It is a challenging time to go CG (I did it in winter 2 years ago).

It sometimes takes a good 6 months to start seeing consistent...
Forum: 2 01-13-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,299
Posted By SpiralHam
I'll put on my chemist's hat for a minute... ...

I'll put on my chemist's hat for a minute... :toothy7:

Everything in the world is technically a "chemical" since everything is made of matter, composed of combinations of atoms that make...
Forum: 2 01-12-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,668
Posted By SpiralHam
Thanks for the review, tangledmass! If...

Thanks for the review, tangledmass!

If you're acne prone too, be sure to give us a long term update if you start to break out (or not). I'm always curious to know how other acne prone gals react...
Forum: 2 01-12-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By SpiralHam
You might be a hair twin of mine, and maybe even...

You might be a hair twin of mine, and maybe even a skin twin! I also have pretty picky skin. :cyclopsani:

Here's what I've learned from my more-porous-than-not, finer than average, fairly dense...
Forum: 2 01-09-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,299
Posted By SpiralHam
Is it cold where you live? Deva products tend to...

Is it cold where you live? Deva products tend to have a lot of glycerin; humectants sometimes cause frizz in high or low dewpoints (generally anything outside the 40-60*F range). So this could be...
Forum: Protein-craving 01-08-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By SpiralHam
V05 Kiwi Lime :love7: Actually a few of the...

V05 Kiwi Lime :love7:

Actually a few of the V05s have a decent amount of either - the full product list (including ingredients) is here...
Forum: 2 01-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By SpiralHam
It's the tricky thing about a long wavelength...

It's the tricky thing about a long wavelength pattern - sometimes it has to get long enough to do the things we think might be ideal. It always grows back though, that's the great thing about hair!...
Forum: Swap board 01-08-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By SpiralHam
Bumping to add BRHG and update list... Happy...

Bumping to add BRHG and update list...

Happy New Year everyone!
Forum: Swap board for Canadians 01-08-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By SpiralHam
I just read you have a Sally's - Volumax Mega...

I just read you have a Sally's - Volumax Mega is my go to hard hold gel; I really like it a lot. I can use in it any weather! I like it better than BRHG (I will eventually use it up...)
...
Forum: 2 01-06-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,668
Posted By SpiralHam
I know... Lots of botanical extracts and oils...

I know... Lots of botanical extracts and oils break me out (^%@#*&$* marshmallow root - it is the worst!). I worked too hard to get my skin nice to mess it up with hair products LOL

Volumax Mega...
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