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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-08-2016, 12:47 PM
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I think you are thinking of this one......

I think you are thinking of this one... http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/120836-my-hair-loves-conditioner-only-styling.html

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-03-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Geek_Chic
Any cone with PPG- or PEG- in front of it is...

Any cone with PPG- or PEG- in front of it is water soluble and CG friendly. Those ingredients look fine, btw.

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Forum: Protein-craving 05-12-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Geek_Chic
Fine textured hair typically needs protein, ...

Fine textured hair typically needs protein, regardless of porosity. Medium needs less, and coarse needs very little to none. Low porosity hair will absorb better with a little heat (warm the pt...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 05-08-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,988
Posted By Geek_Chic
PEG-12 Dimethicone is water soluble so can be...

PEG-12 Dimethicone is water soluble so can be removed via cowashing and will not build up.

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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 05-03-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Geek_Chic
Technically yes, you can use any conditioner to...

Technically yes, you can use any conditioner to co-wash (conditioner wash). If you like the Cantu, feel like your hair is clean after use, and that it doesn't create buildup, then by all means...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-18-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Geek_Chic
Suave doesn't list the ingredients any longer, so...

Suave doesn't list the ingredients any longer, so not sure if it's just a rename, but there is a Suave Essentials page on the website which lists the entire product line. Other than being called...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-10-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yup, that's CG friendly.

Yup, that's CG friendly.
Forum: 2 04-07-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Geek_Chic
Gels for curls /waves help prevent frizz and...

Gels for curls /waves help prevent frizz and maintain curl while drying. Even after SOTC, the hold helps to maintain curl. Hard hold gels can assist in getting 2nd day hair. After SOTC, the hair...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-07-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Geek_Chic
I never used KMF Whenever, but... Consider Curl...

I never used KMF Whenever, but... Consider Curl Junkie's wording on the Daily Fix page...

"Daily Fix(tm) Cleansing Hair Conditioner allows you to clean your hair without harsh Sulfates or drying...
Forum: 2 04-07-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Geek_Chic
Curl creams are generally light hold (no hold in...

Curl creams are generally light hold (no hold in some), and have some moisturization and/or curl enhancing qualities to them. Curl creams will generally leave a softer finish to the hair than a gel,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-02-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Geek_Chic
Taking hours to dry is more of a low porosity...

Taking hours to dry is more of a low porosity thing. Low porosity people's hair may take 6+ hours to dry, depending on density. High porosity hair is often damaged from color or bleach (not always),...
Forum: 2 04-02-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Geek_Chic
Science-y Haur Bog...

Science-y Haur Bog (http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/) suggests using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp xanthan gum in flaxseed gel. See here...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-25-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 106,678
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yes to Coconuts is the latest addition to the Yes...

Yes to Coconuts is the latest addition to the Yes To product lineup.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-12-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Geek_Chic
Therese, if straight oils don't give you good...

Therese, if straight oils don't give you good results, you might have better luck with a product that contains a good bit of oil. I don't typically use straight oils on my fine hair, but I've had...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-11-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Geek_Chic
Finding a routine that works is definitely a...

Finding a routine that works is definitely a process when you start CG. Keeping a log is a good first step, but if you're changing all your products and using different techniques for each wash,...
Forum: 3 03-05-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Geek_Chic
Water soluble silicones are allowed in CG. Water...

Water soluble silicones are allowed in CG. Water soluble silicones usually begin with PEG- or PPG-. Everything "sulfate" isn't necessarily one of the forbidden ones in typical shampoos. For instance,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-27-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 106,678
Posted By Geek_Chic
Not sure about the other lines, but Oyin makes a...

Not sure about the other lines, but Oyin makes a couple pomades.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-24-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Geek_Chic
Try Pantene gels, and scan the ingredients lists....

Try Pantene gels, and scan the ingredients lists. If I recall correctly, all (Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Pantene) are owned by Procter & Gamble. You might find something similar in another product...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 02-11-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Geek_Chic
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, 08:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,988
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
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, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
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...
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