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Forum: High Porosity 10-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By Greatcurls
Fall/Winter Moisturizing Stylers for Highly Porous Hair

Do you use stylers during the fall or winter? If so, what are they?

I've experimented with a few, and was impressed that my hair was moisturized as well as defined. The ones I really liked were: ...
Forum: High Porosity 10-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Greatcurls
Have you tried placing a detangling conditioner...

Have you tried placing a detangling conditioner on unwashed hair? I've found that when I detangle on hair dry first, then the wet detangling is a breeze.
Forum: High Porosity 10-12-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By Greatcurls
Before shampooing or cowashing hair, place...

Before shampooing or cowashing hair, place coconut oil on it overnight. Be sure to sleep with a plastic cap on to protect your pillows and pillow cases. The coconut oil prevents hydral fatigue...
Forum: 4 10-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Greatcurls
Though I'm a recovering hair junkie (slowly, but...

Though I'm a recovering hair junkie (slowly, but surely), I'd like to try the following IF the price and shipping is right:

1. Soultanicals's Mango Dip Detangling slip and Wrapper's Delight...
Forum: High Porosity 10-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Greatcurls
I like Herbal Essences The Sleeker the Butter...

I like Herbal Essences The Sleeker the Butter Smoothing conditioner. It has lots of slip and softens the hair. Concerning protein, the Protein Filler from Sally's has good reviews.
Forum: High Porosity 09-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Greatcurls
If it's low dew points/low humidity, I moisturize...

If it's low dew points/low humidity, I moisturize daily with steam from the shower and a leave-in (Nu-Gro Mo Spray w/Moisturizer) that doubles as a sealer. Once in a while I'll use castor oil, tamanu...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 09-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,072
Posted By Greatcurls
Thanks for the info, twirlygranny! Now, I can try...

Thanks for the info, twirlygranny! Now, I can try the original formula renamed Hello Curly Curl Stimulator.
Forum: High Porosity 08-23-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Greatcurls
One of my favorite subjects to post about! Here...

One of my favorite subjects to post about! Here are some of my favorite moisturizing deep treatments. Many are not CG:

Aquage Healing and SeaExtend Silkening conditioners
Bumble and Bumble...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 08-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By Greatcurls
Talking SexyHair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner

This is the new kid on the block and it makes a positive impression! It's also one of the few conditioners that doesn't need heat so that it works better. My hair was detangled, curls defined, and...
Forum: High Porosity 08-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Greatcurls
Fimu-- I used a little over 1/4 cup (approx. 35...

Fimu--
I used a little over 1/4 cup (approx. 35 g) of fenugreek powder and two tablespoons (approx. 29 g) of pineapple juice. I've seen recipes that include conditioner and oil. In fact, the more...
Forum: High Porosity 08-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Greatcurls
Detangling Highly Porous Hair

When do you detangle your hair? When it's wet, damp, or dry? Have read articles that suggest it's best to detangle when the hair is dry to avoid breakage. For me, it depends on the conditioner that...
Forum: High Porosity 07-29-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Greatcurls
Thanks again, Greatcurls! I did add the...

Thanks again, Greatcurls!

I did add the fenugreek to my co-wash, and while I didn't get good slip with it, it added some much needed moisture and softness to my hair. My hair is chronically dry,...
Forum: High Porosity 07-27-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,326
Posted By Greatcurls
I wonder if porous hair absorbs too much moisture...

I wonder if porous hair absorbs too much moisture that leaves it sticky, such that shampooing twice may relieve the problem. Since I've been cowashing most of the year, my hair has this sticky feel...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Greatcurls
Secret_karma: Most of the time I do, that's...

Secret_karma:

Most of the time I do, that's why a leave-in is necessary or my hair has to be a little more than damp. Right now the humidity and dew points are high so anything with glycerin or...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Greatcurls
Talking Lush Zeste Hair Gel

IMO, one of the best new products of 2014! This jiggly gel blob has a fresh scent, and a small amount goes a looong way. Got a sample that actually covered a fourth of my hair, and you know how...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-15-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,712
Posted By Greatcurls
I've been "cowashing" on a regular basis since...

I've been "cowashing" on a regular basis since last winter. However, the conditioners have slip, and some of the ingredients are silicones. I do clarify every 4-6 weeks, but that's how cowashing has...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By Greatcurls
Going from Aquage Healing Conditioner to...

Going from Aquage Healing Conditioner to Jessicurl Aloeba Daily conditioner is a leap!:wink: I love Aquage and the results it gives me, and could be easily spoiled by cowashing with it.

Suave...
Forum: High Porosity 07-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,326
Posted By Greatcurls
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Forum: High Porosity 07-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,875
Posted By Greatcurls
This was frustrating to me as well, but I learned...

This was frustrating to me as well, but I learned that making sure the roots are covered is just as important as the ends.

**Use a leave-in before styler (If your hair is very dry)
**Make sure...
Forum: CurlMart News 07-14-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Greatcurls
Kinky Curly Stellar Strands

Will CurlMart carry it?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Greatcurls
I notice that one of the ingredients is...

I notice that one of the ingredients is Polyacrylate. Polyacrylates (http://www.paulaschoice.com/cosmetic-ingredient-dictionary/definition/film-forming-holding-agents/film-forming-agent) are film...
Forum: Politics 07-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,752
Posted By Greatcurls
Happy Birthday to the United States of America! ...

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! You are 238 years old and still the best!

Happy 4th of July to everyone, and especially to those who serve our country in the military.
Forum: Non-hair discussion 07-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 340
Posted By Greatcurls
Happy Birthday!! Have a blast and enjoy your...

Happy Birthday!! Have a blast and enjoy your beautiful day!!
Forum: 4 06-29-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Greatcurls
I've lived overseas and know about the hard...

I've lived overseas and know about the hard water. The heat, whether 30C or higher, just exacerbates the bad hair situation.

When possible, I bought the local shampoo and conditioner that was...
Forum: 4 06-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Greatcurls
Here are some products that keep my hair defined...

Here are some products that keep my hair defined even high humidity (70% and higher). Some may need a leave-in prior if you have dry hair:

Curl Junkie's Pattern Pusha
Curly Hair Solutions Curl...
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