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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By SpiralHam
The same thing happened to me after using Yes to...

The same thing happened to me after using Yes to Cucumbers shampoo - probably the worst thing I've put in my hair! My husband graciously used it up, but neither of us liked it.

I did clarify with...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By SpiralHam
Spray gel is great (I make my own by mixing a...

Spray gel is great (I make my own by mixing a little gel with water in a spray bottle). I also find it best when I spray the mixture on my hands, rub them together, and then work with my hair.

I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-23-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By SpiralHam
Science-y hair blog has this post...

Science-y hair blog has this post (http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/ph-of-common-homemade-rinses.html) that addresses pH and homemade hair rinses - and the concentrations you might want...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-22-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,364
Posted By SpiralHam
Check the frozen foods section. Frozen okra...

Check the frozen foods section. Frozen okra should work just as well as the fresh stuff, or so I've read.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 353
Posted By SpiralHam
I wear them mostly outside, I'm a hiker and...

I wear them mostly outside, I'm a hiker and backpacker. I can't seem to sleep in them either; they always fall off my head when I'm camping (I'm a restless sleeper LOL!).

With bangs, they will...
Forum: Over 40 10-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By SpiralHam
I'm thin, petite and curvy (have to deal with...

I'm thin, petite and curvy (have to deal with that gap in the back, ya know) - I like Loft's jeans quite a lot as the inseam is just about perfect for me. (I get them on sale.) Recently I found out...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 10-15-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By SpiralHam
I have fine hair too and found out this year that...

I have fine hair too and found out this year that my hair does better without a leave in conditioner left in it, you might experiment with it to see if it works out as well for you.

If I do use a...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 10-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 861
Posted By SpiralHam
Thanks, rbb! I am looking forward to your...

Thanks, rbb!

I am looking forward to your thoughts on the new CJPP. :toothy10:
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-10-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By SpiralHam
If it's only some select strands, you could try a...

If it's only some select strands, you could try a curling wand or pin curling.

I have multiple patterns and if I want the loose stuff around my ears to look their absolute best, I pin curl them. ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 929
Posted By SpiralHam
The YTC shampoo was one of the worst things I...

The YTC shampoo was one of the worst things I ever put in my hair, no kidding. It was instant frizz.

I hated AIF as well untill I used it with GFPC gel at the end of the summer. Then it was...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-09-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By SpiralHam
I am! I really like her on a personal level. It...

I am! I really like her on a personal level. It was a ton of fun to talk with her and her other stylists (a slow day when I was there last).

The weather is cooler now, of course, and I can...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 10-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 861
Posted By SpiralHam
I've been playing with the original. I LOVE they...

I've been playing with the original. I LOVE they way it feels in my hair, but it doesn't give me any hold (and I found out this summer how much I need a strong hold!). And it doesn't break me out...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By SpiralHam
Thanks, Myrna! I like how the springs look...

Thanks, Myrna!

I like how the springs look on the CHS clamps. If they are as light as folks say, I think they will work well with my fine hair. I will probably spring for the good ones, maybe I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By SpiralHam
re: glycerin and winter Keep in mind that...

re: glycerin and winter

Keep in mind that winter means a lot of different things to different people, depending on where they live, and what their hair properties are, and probably even if you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By SpiralHam
compare/contrast: CHS vs Conair roller clips

I am this close to breaking down and ordering some CHS roller jaw clamps (http://www.frizzoff.com/33-Roller-Jaw-Clamps.aspx) (or asking for my birthday, LOL), but like everyone else, I balk a little...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-03-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 929
Posted By SpiralHam
Mega gives me some of the best 2nd day hair that...

Mega gives me some of the best 2nd day hair that I ever get, which is saying something. :happy6:

I get a slightly looser curl with it, but only by a little. The clumping is awesome.
Forum: 3 10-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By SpiralHam
The Suave mousses that come in the silver cans...

The Suave mousses that come in the silver cans have a really thick consistency, which I like as well. The Captivating Curls mousse (green cap) contains dimethicone, so not CG, and the Volumizing...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-02-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 929
Posted By SpiralHam
My hair does the same thing. Hard hold gel,...

My hair does the same thing.

Hard hold gel, for sure. It's the only thing I can use to get the pattern(s) to stay intact for the longest amount of time.

I still can't mess with it too much,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By SpiralHam
You're welcome! Everyone's hair is so different,...

You're welcome! Everyone's hair is so different, I hope I've given you decent advice. I just remember that when I started CG (in winter no less, what was I thinking) I really had to figure out...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-30-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By SpiralHam
Welcome aboard! I really miss Tucson, I used...

Welcome aboard!

I really miss Tucson, I used to go to school there. Bear Down!

I don't have low porosity hair, but I do live in low dew points for much of the year here in the upper midwest. ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By SpiralHam
If you're looking for something on the ground,...

If you're looking for something on the ground, Sally's has a couple from Ion (Effective Care, Reconstructor). I use Effective Care routinely as a rinse out and sometimes as a leave in.

The bonus...
Forum: 3 09-25-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By SpiralHam
I think a lot of people are noticing a change in...

I think a lot of people are noticing a change in the weather/dew points as we transition between summer and fall (and will do so again into true winter, for those of us who live with really low...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-24-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By SpiralHam
I sleep primarily on my right side and it's my...

I sleep primarily on my right side and it's my left that also gives me hair heartburn. How's that for frustrating? I don't even have anything good to blame it on ;-)

I have yet to find the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-23-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By SpiralHam
It's hard to tell - kind of a wait and see thing....

It's hard to tell - kind of a wait and see thing. Cute hair on his head right now, though!

When my son was little, he had little curls on the ends of his hair, but by the time he was 3 or 4, the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By SpiralHam
I'd like to read the original scientific paper on...

I'd like to read the original scientific paper on that, if it exists.

The betaine cleanser would be my first choice is using a non-water soluble silicone.
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