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Forum: Readers' Product Reviews Yesterday, 11:44 AM
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I haven't tried it, but I'd consider it. The...

I haven't tried it, but I'd consider it. The ingredients look decent aside from the polyquaternium-10 (builds up for some), and isopropyl alcohol (drying, but low in the list, so may not pose a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-30-2016, 09:19 PM
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Views: 14,916
Posted By Geek_Chic
If you read the stickies in the General...

If you read the stickies in the General Discussion and Newbies boards, you'll find a ton of helpful info. To address your abbreviations and acronyms issue, there's a glossary thread about them here:...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-29-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Geek_Chic
Baobab and Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity...

Baobab and Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-free (w/spearmint extract and clary sage).

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Forum: Protein-craving 01-21-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Geek_Chic
I would suspect not. Maybe test how well it...

I would suspect not. Maybe test how well it dissolves in hot tap water? If not, and there's a Sally's close, grab some Neutral Protein Filler. You can add a few drops to any conditioner for a protein...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-17-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Geek_Chic
My bad Therese, I misread. Hydrolyzed soy as the...

My bad Therese, I misread. Hydrolyzed soy as the 4th ingredient in the Honeysuckle Rose *shampoo* is a decent source of protein (first 5 ingredients make up the majority of a product). Extracts...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Geek_Chic
Protein is one of the last ingredients in the...

Protein is one of the last ingredients in the Honeysuckle Rose, so there's very little protein in it. It's not one I'd call protein rich or reach for to combat overconditioning. As was already...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-13-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Geek_Chic
Kiwi Lime is fine for daily use. Some clarifying...

Kiwi Lime is fine for daily use. Some clarifying conditioners have fairly simple ingredients lists, with few ingredients that contribute to buildup, others, "clarifying" is just marketing hype. Kiwi...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-07-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Geek_Chic
Aloe is a film-forming humectant, and those work...

Aloe is a film-forming humectant, and those work a bit differently than the others. See here: http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/film-forming-humectants-what-they-are.html

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-05-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Geek_Chic
Baobab and Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity...

Baobab and Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-free (w/spearmint extract and clary sage). There's a review up in the low porosity forum.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-28-2015, 08:22 AM
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Views: 93,978
Posted By Geek_Chic
Many Mixed Chicks products contain non water...

Many Mixed Chicks products contain non water soluble silicones, so are not CG friendly.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-21-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Geek_Chic
That's been my experience with silicone products...

That's been my experience with silicone products too, at least the non water soluble ones. Decent in single doses, not as good over repeated use. Sorry you didn't have better luck.

I'm not super...
Forum: 2 12-20-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Geek_Chic
Sheamoisture has a lot of oils and butters. If...

Sheamoisture has a lot of oils and butters. If you have fine hair (thin individual strands), I'm not surprised it feels weighed down and oily. Many fine haired people also find that it builds up on...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-20-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Geek_Chic
My hair still needs protein in winter, just less...

My hair still needs protein in winter, just less than in summer. I usually use it in a RO on an as needed basis, but it can also work in a rich LI, depending on what my hair is wanting. Renpure's old...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Geek_Chic
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is high up in the...

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is high up in the ingredients list. It should be enough to remove it. Try it and see how it goes.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Geek_Chic
I'm using Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil shampoo...

I'm using Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil shampoo right now. It's fairly moisturizing and not stripping. However in the hard water where I am now, I occasionally need something stronger (I suspect...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-17-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yeah, coco betaine would be needed to remove....

Yeah, coco betaine would be needed to remove. Dimethicone isn't water soluble. Of course you could also use sulfates, but I wouldn't recommend them for every day use.


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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Geek_Chic
Honestly? Since your low poos will remove the...

Honestly? Since your low poos will remove the dimethicone, and you wash daily, I'd do a trial of the Aveda used daily. You shouldn't experience buildup since it would be removed each wash, but worst...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By Geek_Chic
A sulfate shampoo that contains silicones will...

A sulfate shampoo that contains silicones will still deposit them onto your hair. If non water soluble, the cones will linger till removed with the proper shampoo ingredients (sulfates or the two...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-14-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By Geek_Chic
If it was Evercurl Hydracharge, then that had 2...

If it was Evercurl Hydracharge, then that had 2 non water soluble silicones in it. Clarify with a silicone free shampoo. Choose a sulfate one, or a sulfate free one with Cocamidopropyl Betaine or...
Forum: 3 12-11-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Geek_Chic
Thin individual strands = fine texture =...

Thin individual strands = fine texture = generally likes protein. Winter weather though, means you'll need some moisture as well to maintain curl in the dry air.

KCCC = Kinky Curly Come Clean, in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-08-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Geek_Chic
The dimethicone is going to deposit onto the hair...

The dimethicone is going to deposit onto the hair shaft regardless of product type. As far as I know, no product type is necessarily better than another. The only difference might be if a shampoo had...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 12-05-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Geek_Chic
It has cocamidopropyl betaine in it, so will...

It has cocamidopropyl betaine in it, so will remove cones. However, you may need an occasional shampoo with an olefin sulfonate if you end up with buildup from the guar hydroxypropyltrimonium...
Forum: Swap board 12-03-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Geek_Chic
Try messaging kathymack. Last I heard, she still...

Try messaging kathymack. Last I heard, she still sold samples.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,436
Posted By Geek_Chic
Science-y Hair Blog...

Science-y Hair Blog (http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-27-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,436
Posted By Geek_Chic
If it's Neutrogena Anti-Residue, then it has...

If it's Neutrogena Anti-Residue, then it has regular sulfates, not the Olefin Sulfonate needed. If you can handle a polyquat and coconut oil, Organix (OGX) Coconut Water shampoo is sulfate free with...
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