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Forum: 2 04-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By bird19
Yes, I definitely have shrinkage! I'm a loose...

Yes, I definitely have shrinkage! I'm a loose wavy so mine's mostly noticeable because my hair's pretty short. It goes straight when it's being cut (as the hair cutter pulls the wet hair straight...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-23-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By bird19
Looks like I'm in the minority, but mine are...

Looks like I'm in the minority, but mine are curlier than the rest of my (2b) hair. That often leads to them sticking out away from the existing waves, i.e., my hair is dark and my frizz is white!...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By bird19
I'm sorry, Firefox, I didn't express myself very...

I'm sorry, Firefox, I didn't express myself very clearly--I meant to say I get overconditioned incredibly easily, in addition to just getting weighed down because it's so fine. Add in the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-14-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By bird19
Ah-ha, ionic charge. That would explain the...

Ah-ha, ionic charge. That would explain the incredible...cling...of the grossness. I do rinse the conditioner before shampooing, but not thoroughly...and had done the same before with the same...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-13-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By bird19
magic of chemistry (not in a good way)

So...the other day I needed to wash and did my pre-poo conditioning with DE unscented condish and mill creek keratin condish, mixed. I'd previously used the combo without washing with no problems....
Forum: 2 07-23-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By bird19
Hey, Nikki, I feel your pain. I too have...

Hey, Nikki, I feel your pain. I too have baby-fine, thin, limp hair, a LOT like yours.

One thing I've learned is that for my hair, which is about the same length as yours, less is more on the...
Forum: 2 07-23-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By bird19
Awesome, thanks so much! It's beautiful both...

Awesome, thanks so much! It's beautiful both ways, but I think your new cut is super-flattering.

It is as I suspected--yours is wavier than mine, especially at the roots. :) I bet I would be...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-17-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,580
Posted By bird19
Hey, Karima, Since you wear hijab, have you...

Hey, Karima,
Since you wear hijab, have you considered taking a jersey headband and folding it underneath to get a little more height, then putting the scarf over? That gives you a little height to...
Forum: 2 07-16-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By bird19
Cool! Thanks for posting your pics, sfaithj! ...

Cool! Thanks for posting your pics, sfaithj!

I want to cut mine again, but I'm afraid with my loose wave, mine would look straight...if you have a minute, would you mind posting pics of how yours...
Forum: 2 05-14-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By bird19
Heh, this is totally me too, baby-fine. I gave...

Heh, this is totally me too, baby-fine. I gave up on clipping for volume. What seems to work for me, though conceptually it's a bit gross, is a teensy dab of castor oil worked into my fingers, then...
Forum: 2 04-15-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By bird19
This happened to me once, as the result of an...

This happened to me once, as the result of an unfortunate razor haircut. I'm not sure it was the razor so much as the very erratic (not chunky) layers and thinning. Once the razored ends were...
Forum: 2 04-08-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,248
Posted By bird19
Heh, I feel your pain! My white hairs are both...

Heh, I feel your pain! My white hairs are both coarser and curlier than the rest of my hair and they like to stick out of my dark hair like little silver springs. :)

I have the same problem as...
Forum: Health-related hair issues 04-03-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By bird19
Sounds like we have a lot in common--I was a...

Sounds like we have a lot in common--I was a serious hobby cyclist and dancer before too. :) It was definitely tough to lose that.



Lucky ducky, not to be gluten intolerant! I don't miss it,...
Forum: Health-related hair issues 04-02-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By bird19
Super cool, thanks for sharing, bosanbo! I...

Super cool, thanks for sharing, bosanbo!

I work in the sciences too, and have been "enjoying" various iterations of all kinds of treatments for about 7 years now.

I seem to have an extremely...
Forum: Health-related hair issues 04-02-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By bird19
Ugh, bosanbo, I have almost the same exact story,...

Ugh, bosanbo, I have almost the same exact story, but I'm not quite out the other side yet.

My hair, naturally brunette, fell out/broke off in clumps, came back white, then red, then brown, and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By bird19
Curlypooks, I'm not a motorcycle momma, but my...

Curlypooks, I'm not a motorcycle momma, but my actual momma is....she's a 3b with shortish hair, and she wears a "buff", which is a tube-like thing that's seamless and kind of slick (not satiny, but...
Forum: 2 03-28-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By bird19
I think you would look great with a shorter 'do! ...

I think you would look great with a shorter 'do!

The only thing I would say to look out for is that, depending on where your hair "bends", it might be worth considering an asymmetrical or...
Forum: 2 03-27-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By bird19
Hey, Curls4Twi, I have had almost this same...

Hey, Curls4Twi, I have had almost this same haircut for a while now. I really like it, it's very easy to deal with and forgiving when I, um, just don't care in the morning. :)

Here's my caution: ...
Forum: 2 03-13-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By bird19
well, OK, so, my hair's fine and porous, so YMMV,...

well, OK, so, my hair's fine and porous, so YMMV, but the one thing both me and my coarse 3B mom found straightening was the alaffia beautiful curls wavy-to-curly gel. It makes both of us shiny and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-09-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By bird19
Yes! And post here too? It's so hard to...

Yes! And post here too?

It's so hard to find pics of *naturally* curly short hair doing its wild n crazy thing.

My mom had a curly pixie for many years (she's a 3a/3b) and it was super...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-07-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By bird19
Short Curly Haircut Inspiration

I've been looking for a new haircut, and found this site on the interwebs that I thought might inspire some other folks.

short curly hair inspiration (http://fyeahshortcurlyhair.tumblr.com/)
...
Forum: 2 03-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By bird19
I find certain products give me more wave, and...

I find certain products give me more wave, and others give me less. Certain methods give me more wave, others less.

I'm super low-maintenance, so I get that whole lots-o-work thing--but most of...
Forum: 2 03-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By bird19
Mine is very thin and fine also, and I've had the...

Mine is very thin and fine also, and I've had the most success with a leave-in too, just a small amount scrunched in to damp-but-not-wet hair.

I had been using just a teensy bit of mill creek...
Forum: 2 03-06-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By bird19
Yeah, co-wash was a bust for me too, I got...

Yeah, co-wash was a bust for me too, I got really...greasy-looking...results.

I low-poo twice a week, usually, and water-wash in between if needed. I put a little glob of conditioner in my hand...
Forum: 2 03-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 21,836
Posted By bird19
Huh, guess I'm at the low end of the bell curve...

Huh, guess I'm at the low end of the bell curve on this one!

Mine takes an hour, tops, to fully dry, unless it's heavily product-ed or it's really humid outside. It's fine, thin, and relatively...
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