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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Today, 12:04 AM
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Posted By naturecat
Oh sorry missed the not lots of botanicals part. ...

Oh sorry missed the not lots of botanicals part. Some of the products I mentioned have more of them than others. But all are coco betaine and chemical fragrance free. Will post if I can think of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By naturecat
Thanks for sharing your experiences! When you...

Thanks for sharing your experiences! When you used irish moss, do you just drop the powder right into the mix? Or sift the powder out from the water? Glad you (and your hair!) enjoyed your trip. ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By naturecat
Flax seed gel vs okra gel

Hi all,

Forgive me if this has already been asked, but I couldn't find the info. What is the difference between flax seed gel and okra? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?

Does one...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 81
Posted By naturecat
Oh also I forgot there's Yarok. Haven't tried it...

Oh also I forgot there's Yarok. Haven't tried it though, but really wanted to. Uses decyl and lauryl gloucoside (at least in the feed your volume shampoo).
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By naturecat
I rinsed it out and didn't notice any smell...

I rinsed it out and didn't notice any smell either. I also put in a drop or two of essential oils (mixed with ACV and water) to help cover the smell.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 81
Posted By naturecat
Aubrey Organics has a whole line of shampoos...

Aubrey Organics has a whole line of shampoos without coco betaine (they use decyl glucoside). I liked the miessence shampoo dessert flower shampoo (they use coco glucoside) back when I used it. I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
I didn't think to count, usually go by feel. I...

I didn't think to count, usually go by feel. I squeeze out water until it seems like it's not really coming out anymore. But if I go over the hair with toilet paper it's obvious there is lots more...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By naturecat
How interesting…. curlier hair gives me more...

How interesting…. curlier hair gives me more volume and that's one reason I like it. ALso everyday curls, thanks for the reminder… I used to add okra and flax to my gelatin gel, and liked it, but...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
Ulta had only three, and revlon and elchim didn't...

Ulta had only three, and revlon and elchim didn't fit, so stuck with the conair. I was supposed to go to sally's tonight but was having such a long day I forgot! Wednesday I'll sneak over there...
Forum: 3 12-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By naturecat
You're not alone. Lots of people (particularly...

You're not alone. Lots of people (particularly fine haired curlies and wavies) find that CO doesn't work, and a bunch use sulfates or diluted sulfates/other detergents pretty routinely. Others use...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By naturecat
I use 2 TBSP edible aloe vera gel, and I add...

I use 2 TBSP edible aloe vera gel, and I add glycerin (optional: science-y hair blog recommends 1 tsp glycerin but I use 1 TBSP of it). I find that glycerin isn't an ins sue when washing it out of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
Okay, so I realize now that my diffuser stunk. I...

Okay, so I realize now that my diffuser stunk. I taped a con air universal diffuser to my dryer and it is a lot better than my old diffuser. Thanks for pointing this out Chupie!
I'm a little...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By naturecat
Fine haired curlies; what frizzes you the least?

Does anyone else find that scrunching your hair, taking out water, etc causes frizz no matter what?

I'm finding that microfiber gives the best curl for me when squeezing out water. However past a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By naturecat
I wonder, are you sealing your hair enough? ...

I wonder, are you sealing your hair enough? Without a sealer, highly porous hair loses its moisture. Most porous curlies seem to use some oil or butter (either by itself or as part of a product) to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
Does satin work? I have some leftover satin now...

Does satin work? I have some leftover satin now that I replaced them with silk to sleep on.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By naturecat
What diffuser do you use?

What type of diffuser do you use? Did it come with your dryer or did you purchase it to fit your dryer? What do you like or dislike about your diffuser? Are there any diffusers which encourage...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
Pillow case! That's a brilliant idea! I...

Pillow case! That's a brilliant idea! I actually recently started using the micro fiber towel… that's how I got my ringlets. I liked that I could actually squeeze well with it, and move on to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
Okay, I looked at my diffuser… the part under the...

Okay, I looked at my diffuser… the part under the fingers is flat… is that what you mean? The actual metal part underneath the fingers should be more semi circle shaped?

Edit: I looked online...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-13-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
I didn't know that! Do those diffusers work with...

I didn't know that! Do those diffusers work with a chi dryer I wonder? I do love my dryer, wouldn't want a new one.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-13-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
I have a chi touchscreen with matching diffuser. ...

I have a chi touchscreen with matching diffuser. It's a large bowl/finger diffuser (if that's what it's called?).
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-13-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
I do this and still mess it up, sadly. But...

I do this and still mess it up, sadly. But without diffusing and if I just dried my hair standing upright my curls would fall completely flat. So diffusing is my "frenemy." :)

Oh, though I do...
Forum: Health-related hair issues 12-13-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,342
Posted By naturecat
I'm actually a devoted blackstrap user. I've had...

I'm actually a devoted blackstrap user. I've had it straight. Other ways that are more delicious is a spoon of it mixed with a spoon of warm water, then mixed into milk (people say it tastes like...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-13-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By naturecat
The egg and mayo thing… I've tried mayo (but not...

The egg and mayo thing… I've tried mayo (but not the egg). Messy, though it does moisturize. But the actual protein doesn't penetrate the hair shaft and washes out next time you wash. I found...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
Thanks for all the tips everyone. So, with...

Thanks for all the tips everyone. So, with breaking up clumps, do you do that when hair is still dripping wet? I'm so afraid to touch my hair usually, but today I tried physically separating my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-12-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By naturecat
Hm, if you leave out protein and just use...

Hm, if you leave out protein and just use moisture, how does your hair react? Isolating the variables may be the way to figure this out.
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