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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-28-2014, 07:19 PM
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Posted By heather
Dews in the 80's need a CG RO with no protein and low on humectants

I have tried Suave Naturals and found it drying. I tried Tresemme Naturals and ended up shedding like crazy. I has success with V05 but the one I used is no longer available and the ones available...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-17-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By heather
Emboldened to clarify. I further posted on that...

Emboldened to clarify. I further posted on that same thread
"It's fine to have a little humectant or oil, just way down the list - some products have glycerin or shea butter as the second...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-17-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By heather
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it out...

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it out already. It didn't agree with my hair and more importantly my scalp. It caused me to itch.
Forum: 2 09-17-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By heather
IMO start with a really basic routine that...

IMO start with a really basic routine that follows Curly Girl closely. Research the method from a reliable source - the book itself or the Devachan videos or Waterlily76 on YouTube. By basic I mean a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-16-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By heather
Need some recs for a basic conditioner that can be picked up in stores

I was reading a few posts where it was recommended that the poster start using a plain conditioner for RO. It would be a conditioner without protein, humectants, etc. Can anyone point me in the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-12-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By heather
Tresemme Naturals Volume Conditioner is causing a lot of hair loss. Any idea why?

I know that there is something with this conditioner because when I stopped using it the shedding/breaking lessened. I went back to the Tresemme and it started up again. I don't know if there is...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-06-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By heather
Wet strand test questions. If I pull and it snaps does that mean I need moisture?

I was using Tresemme Naturals Volume(can't use the moisture one bad results). I had a lot of hair come out when I raked the conditioner through with my hands. I am talking more than normal and it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-08-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By heather
In general 'acts like a protein' is...

In general 'acts like a protein' is pseudoscience, that is not backed up by the properties of all the ingredients claimed to be similar, in many ways you could say the reverse is true. I've seen a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By heather
I see what you are saying about ingredients but I...

I see what you are saying about ingredients but I have paid attention to what I am using and what is in it. I know that when I use anything with amodimenthicone I get massive frizz( I was surprised...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By heather
It appears that I am low porosity and coarse

It appears that I am low porosity and coarse.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By heather
I can't find anything that works for my hair anymore. Anyone else in the same boat?

Prior to giving birth I used V05 Lavender Luster poo/dish with either PM Sculpting Mousse or Biolage Gelee. During pregnancy, I was able to get away with Suave Wild Cherry dish and some anti frizz...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 04-28-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,821
Posted By heather
Thanks. That's helpful. I can focus on products with those ingredients.

I will see what I can find and give it a try. It can't be any worse than it is now.
Forum: Protein-sensitive 04-28-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,821
Posted By heather
Protein sensitive needing help with products. Any recs for low protein items?

I believe that I am protein sensitive because when I use products with protein my hair gets straw like. I can get through half a bottle of Kenra Moisturizing before I get that feeling and in one...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-28-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By heather
Protein Sensitive needing help with products since everything has a protein in it

I believe that I am protein sensitive because when I use products with protein my hair gets straw like. I can get through half a bottle of Kenra Moisturizing before I get that feeling and in one...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-09-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By heather
Sadly, V05 in my area has been phased out to...

Sadly, V05 in my area has been phased out to include only the ones that contain protein like the Kiwi or the Coconut one. Which is part of my problem. I find something and then it's gone.

Suave...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-08-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By heather
Recs for a drugstore moisturizing conditioner with no protein or aloe & low glycerin

I tried co washing and that was a no go. I have tried using GVP Balm but it makes my hair frizzy and just looks horrible. I have read that maybe the humectants in the GVP Balm are just too much for...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-07-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By heather
Can someone help me with CG products and what I should use?

I have been using cone free conditioners for some time now but still have been using shampoo and cone filled styling creams. I want to try CG completely in hopes at it helps my hair which after...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-20-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By heather
I am off for the summer so I can afford to not use product.

Don't get me wrong I have product ready for when I have to be presentable. For the most part my hair will be up. Also looking back at old pictures my hair seemed to look better w/o any product. I...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-20-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By heather
Trying to use less/no product over summer any recs for a conditioner that will help?

I want something that I don't have to order on line. I also do not have a Whole Foods or the likes near by. I have tried most of the major brands in the ds and they seem to be lacking. I am...
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