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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By poemaXX
Conditioner-only styling -- product recs?

Hey ladies -- I know there was a thread about conditioner-only styling somewhere around here! Anywho, I've had great success with Oyin Hair Dew (pricey :( ) and Trader Joe's Conditioner with Tea Tree...
Forum: Growing out 05-03-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,484
Posted By poemaXX
For more natural products, Giovanni Tea Tree...

For more natural products, Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner is a great cowash; Giovanni Direct Leave-in is also well-liked. Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose (AOHR) and White Camelia (AOWC)...
Forum: Growing out 05-01-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,484
Posted By poemaXX
I mention it because it seems to be a favorite...

I mention it because it seems to be a favorite among the folks on the conditioner-only styling thread.

D'you have any recs?
Forum: Growing out 05-01-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,484
Posted By poemaXX
This is the Tresemme: Natural Nourishing...

This is the Tresemme: Natural Nourishing Conditioner | TRESemmé (http://www.tresemme.com/Products/Naturals/Naturals-Moisture-Conditioner/)

This is the Sally's: Generic Value Products - GVP...
Forum: Growing out 04-29-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,484
Posted By poemaXX
Well, here's the thing: high-porosity hair is...

Well, here's the thing: high-porosity hair is usually treated with a lot of protein to kinda spackle over the hills-and-valleys of the hair's cuticle and give it a smoother texture. However, being...
Forum: Growing out 04-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,484
Posted By poemaXX
Oh no! Just about all of my products contain...

Oh no! Just about all of my products contain coconut oil. Could you link the specific Tresseme Naturals conditioner you're talking about please? I would like to research it more. I hear a lot about...
Forum: Growing out 04-28-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,484
Posted By poemaXX
Coconut oil can often make protein overload...

Coconut oil can often make protein overload worse. I think if your giving your hair a rest from protein you should consider cutting out anything with coconut oil. Use only a moisturizing condish to...
Forum: All-natural hair care 03-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,757
Posted By poemaXX
Did you mix with an acidic liquid and then wait...

Did you mix with an acidic liquid and then wait for dye release? Did you check for dye release by testing a spot on your hand? If you added oils or other stuff to the mix, that could also affect dye...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-28-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By poemaXX
Next Oyin Handmade sale?

Hey Curlies and PJs -- Any idea when Oyin Handmade will have its next sale/coupon/offer? Love their Hair Dew and got a liter on Black Friday. I think I'll need to buy some more within the next...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 02-13-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,636
Posted By poemaXX
You're right, I wonder where they get the 1250mg...

You're right, I wonder where they get the 1250mg malate when the serving of 3 tabs = 425. :? So I should be OK to take one in the AM, and 1 glycinate tab (=200mg) in the PM to start, right?[/QUOTE]...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 02-08-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,636
Posted By poemaXX
Restoring a magnesium deficiency takes a...

Restoring a magnesium deficiency takes a while...keep that in mind. We don't get the same instant results from supplements as we do medications.
For best results, I use both oral mag and the mag...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 02-05-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,636
Posted By poemaXX
I'm sure I must have posted this earlier in the...

I'm sure I must have posted this earlier in the thread, but I take propranolol daily as a migraine preventative. It's essentially a blood-pressure medication (to lower blood pressure), but is also...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 02-05-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,636
Posted By poemaXX
I bought some magnesium oil to see what all the...

I bought some magnesium oil to see what all the fuss is about. :) I'll keep you posted... I have hormonal migraines, as well as anxiety with heart racing, etc. on a regular basis. Let's see if this...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 02-05-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,585
Posted By poemaXX
I did google it and bought it. I have been using...

I did google it and bought it. I have been using it a week now. After 3 days my friend told me my skin looked beautiful and I hadn't even mentioned it to her. I had already been thinking my skin...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 02-05-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,435
Posted By poemaXX
UPDATE: I decided to revisit Giovanni TTTT as a...

UPDATE: I decided to revisit Giovanni TTTT as a cowash and I love it!! My scalp is clean and there is plenty of slip to detangle my hair. YAY! :cheers:
Forum: Coloring your hair 02-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,546
Posted By poemaXX
Hm, good point. The practice off adding green dye...

Hm, good point. The practice off adding green dye to henna to make it look fresh is called "polishing".
Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-11-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By poemaXX
Oops—looks like I need to join AA...

Oops—looks like I need to join AA (App-oholics Anonymous.) :0)
Forum: Non-hair discussion 01-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By poemaXX
Favorite smartphone apps?

Hey folks -- is there a smartphone app that you find particularly helpful?

I love Evernote and how it syncs my notes with my computer via cloud.

Bank of America's app lets you deposit checks by...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 01-04-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,435
Posted By poemaXX
I haven't looked at the Ren ingredients, but it...

I haven't looked at the Ren ingredients, but it sounds like your hair might be protein sensitive. Many folks who are describe dry tangly hair even with conditioner.
Forum: All-natural hair care 12-30-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,757
Posted By poemaXX
My understanding is that you can then hendigo or...

My understanding is that you can then hendigo or 2-step henna and indigo to adjust the color to your liking. I've never used indigo though, so definitely do some research to get details on how to go...
Forum: Coloring your hair 12-26-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By poemaXX
And for good reason. Your hair looks...

And for good reason. Your hair looks gorgeous.:)[/QUOTE]

Aw—thanks, Bobby! :angel10: It was really nice to have professionals like the color, especially since henna is typically frowned upon by...
Forum: Coloring your hair 12-24-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,189
Posted By poemaXX
Red face two stylists complimented my *henna* hair color

I went to get my hair cut last Thursday and left very happy after receiving compliments on my hair color from two of the stylists.

The lady who usually cuts my hair asked "You colored your...
Forum: 4 12-21-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,861
Posted By poemaXX
Your hair look awesome!! :D Love the styling too.

Your hair look awesome!! :D Love the styling too.
Forum: Non-hair discussion 12-17-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By poemaXX
I just started taking probiotics (Ultimate Flora...

I just started taking probiotics (Ultimate Flora 15bil), but I'm afraid I just bought into the hype and didn't do much research. I'm (thankfully) healthy, so I'm not sure what I'm expecting to see! ...
Forum: Hall of Shame discussion 12-17-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,169
Posted By poemaXX
If this guy thinks your hair is more important...

If this guy thinks your hair is more important than your personality, you are underacting. He's shallow and you have better things to worry about—you seriously must.
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