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Forum: 3 06-13-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By paleocurl
No worries. I wish I could say I don't have days...

No worries. I wish I could say I don't have days like that, but then I'd be lying :)
Forum: 3 06-12-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By paleocurl
Sorry, I can't really comment on TJ's conditioner...

Sorry, I can't really comment on TJ's conditioner anymore since I haven't used it in a long time. My comment above was about the new gel I bought at Whole Foods to replace the TJ's aloe vera gel I'd...
Forum: 3 06-09-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By paleocurl
Really liking my new gel

I needed something with more hold than my usual Trader Joe's aloe vera gel and minus the parabens, so I stopped by Whole Foods on Monday. There I found all the usual suspects, including one I hadn't...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-11-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By paleocurl
Here's to healthy hair indeed! I'm so sorry all...

Here's to healthy hair indeed! I'm so sorry all that happened to you. Sadly your story sounds a lot like mine. In my case it was low PPD "herbal" hair color that was supposed to hide my greys and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-11-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By paleocurl
Thanks nandi. Best of luck with your grow out....

Thanks nandi. Best of luck with your grow out. Curly hair just takes so much longer to show progress than straight hair does...sigh. I'm at an age myself where I probably can't get away with very...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-11-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By paleocurl
Woohoo! All my crappy, damaged hair is finally gone.

Only curly girlies would understand my total elation right now :)

In Dec of 2008 my healthy, BSL-length 3A hair was severely damaged by an inexperienced colorist and I had to have it cut into a...
Forum: 3 12-15-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 286,785
Posted By paleocurl
Sooooo shiny!

Sooooo shiny!
Forum: 3 12-15-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 286,785
Posted By paleocurl
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: 3 12-14-2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 286,785
Posted By paleocurl
Wow, gorgeous curlies out there! My own wurls are...

Wow, gorgeous curlies out there! My own wurls are a bit straighter than usual these days as my hair becomes healthier. I know most people seem to experience just the opposite, but the more damaged my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By paleocurl
Forgot to add, this means it may be possible in...

Forgot to add, this means it may be possible in the future to take a pill to make your hair straighter or curlier. Wonder whether we'd still need this site if that became the case!
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By paleocurl
Curly hair gene

Not sure whether anyone else has posted this, but apparently whether we have curly or straight hair is determined by a single gene.

You can google "curly hair gene" or follow the link below for...
Forum: Coloring your hair 11-23-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By paleocurl
My hair was mega damaged last October from...

My hair was mega damaged last October from highlights gone disastrously wrong and the subsequent color correction (involved bleaching etc. done by a so-called professional).

In the end I chose...
Forum: Over 40 11-22-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 15,604
Posted By paleocurl
I just caught up with this thread again and I...

I just caught up with this thread again and I sincerely hope no-one thought I was being smug when I posted way back when! God knows, there are MANY days when I wonder whether getting married again...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-22-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By paleocurl
Thanks!

I really appreciate all the tips and encouragement.

NoMoreStraightPerm, curlyhairmich, nandiknits, you're too kind. Since going fully CG last year, my hair has been really well behaved and the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-21-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By paleocurl
Losing curl as hair gets healthier

I've been growing out my chemically colored and damaged hair since last November, and faithfully trimming the ends every month. Only problem is, my beloved 2c/3a spirals are growing out a flat 2a/b...
Forum: Over 40 10-22-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 15,604
Posted By paleocurl
Oh my goodness, I'm just shaking my head right...

Oh my goodness, I'm just shaking my head right now. I've been married for five years to a great guy I met on Match when I was in my mid thirties. It's a second marriage for both of us and like all...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 04-14-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By paleocurl
Yeah, it's hard to grasp how the stylist could...

Yeah, it's hard to grasp how the stylist could have misunderstood you to such a degree, but I know from bitter, personal experience that it can and does happen sometimes.

In my case it was...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 04-10-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By paleocurl
So sorry that this happened to you!

I can absolutely and totally relate unfortunately. I wish I could say something to make you feel better, but I just know how sad and depressed you must feel right about now.

A lot of folks...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-06-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By paleocurl
Too funny. :) I've been known to go grocery...

Too funny. :) I've been known to go grocery shopping at 11pm for no apparent reason...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-06-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By paleocurl
Don't you all find your hair consistently looks...

Don't you all find your hair consistently looks the best right before you go sleep on it for the night...or you have absolutely nothing going on that you need good hair for? :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-06-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By paleocurl
Yups, it seems that the dry brushing and even...

Yups, it seems that the dry brushing and even finger detangling works best on fairly fine hair with slightly looser curls. I'm not going to make this a staple of my styling routine, since brushing...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-06-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By paleocurl
Oh, forgot to mention, after all that, the boss's...

Oh, forgot to mention, after all that, the boss's wife complimented me on my "gorgeous curls" and confided that she wished she'd never had hers thermally straightened.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-06-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By paleocurl
Brushing - a surprising emergency solution for unruly hair

While I realize that a story about brushing one's hair is not exactly earth-shattering news in the scheme of things, it sure affected my life today!

This morning I put my hair in a ponytail since...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-30-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By paleocurl
Thanks very much for the words of encouragement...

Thanks very much for the words of encouragement SunshineGrrl and whatsercurl. You both have lovely locks and have been sources of inspiration for me in my travels.

On a related note, it seems...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-29-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By paleocurl
Forgot to mention, the color remover is...

Forgot to mention, the color remover is specifically for dye stains on skin. Can't remember the exact brand right now, but any of the staff will know what you're talking about.
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