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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-04-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 11,003
Posted By jax
Just tried it today, and I'm glad as it will now...

Just tried it today, and I'm glad as it will now replace my expensive Wella salon product - I'm on a pretty tight budget right now.

I just worked in a dime sized amount to each side of my head...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-04-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By jax
My college daughter and her best friend - both...

My college daughter and her best friend - both have ringlets all the way down their backs but tons of scalp problems - swear by the Peppermint & Tea Tree Shampoo from Iowa Soaps (halfway down this...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-07-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By jax
We took pictures but they just didn't turn out...

We took pictures but they just didn't turn out very well - it was horribly windy Saturday, so my curls were whipped up Buckwheat style by the time we were done running errands after our cuts. :lol:...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-05-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By jax
The right haircut helps! So glad I found this board.

Over on CurlSalons, I found a recommendation for a local stylist who "knows" curl. I've been trying to encourage my curl instead of fighting it (MUCH easier and prettier) and hoped a much needed cut...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-27-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By jax
no 2nd day hair yet here, either. I just look...

no 2nd day hair yet here, either. I just look like I have a giant brown dog on my head.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-27-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By jax
I use the booster spray - so far, that's worked...

I use the booster spray - so far, that's worked better for me than anything else I've tried, including some much higher-end products.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-14-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By jax
more product and handling == less curl?

I've been experimenting with all the products and advice I've gotten here.

I'm not too far into it yet but one thing I have noticed is - The more "stuff" I put into it and do to it, the less curl....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-09-2007, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By jax
a non-hair tip: run a hot bath, melt about a...

a non-hair tip: run a hot bath, melt about a tablespoon of shea butter under the running tip, and when you come out of the bath you'll have baby soft skin. We swear by it; esp in the winter. I use...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-07-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,851
Posted By jax
I bought this last week (it says something like...

I bought this last week (it says something like "for curly/wavy hair") and I do like it. The conditioner is lovely!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-06-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By jax
ok - I've reduced the number of times I shampoo &...

ok - I've reduced the number of times I shampoo & just use condish to clean. I'm amazed that my hair & scalp still feel clean (I can get itchy scalp easily) and my curls feel softer.

Using that...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-06-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By jax
how many/what type products do you use at a time?

I am on information overload. I've gotten things down to where my hair looks gorgeous but the curls fall out after a bit.

I'm guessing I need more product. I know what works for you mightn't...
Forum: Coloring your hair 02-04-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,286
Posted By jax
I've used Colorfix with good results. I was...

I've used Colorfix with good results. I was wanting to remove years of very dark brown (near black) to my normal med brown. It has 3 bottles, one of which is a Conditioning Catalyst. I did my...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 02-04-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By jax
I like baking soda & water as an exfoliant as...

I like baking soda & water as an exfoliant as well. I also have 2 other tricks in my bag - a microfibre washclothe, used to gently massage cleanser off. My current fav is microdermabrasion crystals...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-04-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By jax
wow - day 3 and a picture

It's my 3rd day of encouraging my curls instead of fighting them. I haven't washed in 4 days, just conditioned. Tonight, I gave myself a deep condition, applied product to soaking wet combed hair,...
Forum: Parents of curlies 02-04-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,203
Posted By jax
Wishing my daughter wouldn't straighten her hair...

She's 12, and stick-straight hair is all the rage. She hardly ever wants to let it curl! Her hair is very long, thick blonde (with gorgeous platinum highlights from the sun) and I'm thinking it's...
Forum: Parents of curlies 02-04-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,091
Posted By jax
I have absolutely no advice for you, but she is a...

I have absolutely no advice for you, but she is a DOLL! Just want to *get* those cheeks!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-04-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By jax
Hi, new here, but it's one of the first things I...

Hi, new here, but it's one of the first things I noticed. What will stop them is requiring they submit a valid email addy, and then must verify their membership through the email before they can...
Forum: Hall of Shame discussion 02-04-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 153,709
Posted By jax
In junior high, a girl came up behind me as I sat...

In junior high, a girl came up behind me as I sat on the bus, pretending to lean over me to look out the window. Then she ran back to her seat and giggled with her friends.

hours and hours later...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 02-03-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,516
Posted By jax
Hi - I'm a newbie... I feel your pain. You...

Hi - I'm a newbie... I feel your pain. You didn't mention your age but firstly I wanted to tell you, at around age 32 or so, I began to get flare ups of acne. That settled down after a few years,...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 02-03-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By jax
I can highly recommend Japonesque brushes.

I can highly recommend Japonesque brushes.
Forum: Makeup/skin care 02-03-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By jax
I bought it this summer when I needed a darker...

I bought it this summer when I needed a darker shade, and was trying to be thrify. In the end, I'd wished I had spent the extra $6 for a better quality mineral. It was not finely milled, clumpy and...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 02-03-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By jax
Hi! I started off with this line a few years...

Hi! I started off with this line a few years ago. It's ok, but there are a lot of mineral makeups in the world. While some folks love BE and I still use many of their products, I have tried a lot...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-03-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By jax
Hi - new here, a question!

Hello all - I'm loving this site & forum. I've decided to stop torturing my hair all the time, and nurish and encourage the curls. I'm learning so much already!

Question: My hair is fairly...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 02-02-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By jax
have I found my people?

I am done tormenting my hair, and ready to learn how to get the best of what I've got - thick, coarse, wants to curl but I won't let it - hair.

39 year old female in Virginia, with tons of hair...
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