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Forum: Non-hair discussion 09-06-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Man, I dunno. I think of her often.

Man, I dunno. I think of her often.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-06-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Amodimethicone is not water soluble. Not at all.

Amodimethicone is not water soluble. Not at all.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-06-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
I use both RO and LI products that contain...

I use both RO and LI products that contain amodimethicone and bisaminopropyl dimethicone and I really enjoy the results. I have not noticed any issues with build up, nor with my hair becoming...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
It's not a polyquat. It is a water soluble...

It's not a polyquat. It is a water soluble silicone surfactant (quaternized).
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
I use Pantene almost exclusively, right now. ...

I use Pantene almost exclusively, right now.

I have for years used their spray-on leave-in conditioner/detangler, love their hair gel for curly hair, and use their conditioner for colored hair. ...
Forum: Going Gray 06-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
I just got rbb's message where she was asking me...

I just got rbb's message where she was asking me about this. I am sorry guys - I don't get over here to the board as often as I would like these days.


Here is what I sent her via pm:
So, when...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Sometimes I can soften the impact of a stronger...

Sometimes I can soften the impact of a stronger shampoo by applying conditioner to my hair before I add the shampoo.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,978
Old thread, but I have to jump in to clarify some...

Old thread, but I have to jump in to clarify some some apparent recurrent misunderstandings or misinterpretations of my work. In reviewing the articles I have written on polyquats, it seems clear...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-29-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
You guys have given me so much to work with....

You guys have given me so much to work with. Thank you! I think polyquats will be the focus of the next article, with attention paid particularly to the concerns about build up and/or removal.

I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-02-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Curl chemist topic ideas

Hi everyone. :) The community here has grown and changed so much in the past few years, and there are so many new faces that I feel I should re-introduce myself.

I am a curly-haired polymer...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 03-02-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,185
It is also an excellent sleep aid. I takean...

It is also an excellent sleep aid. I takean epsom salt bath + 400 mg magnesium every night before bed.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Kathy, I am super excited that you are...

Kathy, I am super excited that you are experimenting with this and that you are getting fabulous results. Now I want to order some.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-01-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Kathymack, just because your hair didn't like...

Kathymack, just because your hair didn't like them, didn't prove that they were accumulating on your hair surface. :flower: People swear cyclopentasiloxane builds up on their hair too, and it just...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-27-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,444
Hmm, I was going to post a quick reply to this...

Hmm, I was going to post a quick reply to this thread, but the answer was getting sufficiently long that I decided it might warrant its own article. I will try to remember to come back and post a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,877
Hey, I wanted to bump this thread for new ideas....

Hey, I wanted to bump this thread for new ideas. I know I never covered all the ones submitted so far, but it has been a while. So I wanted to get some fresh questions and/or confirmation of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-17-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,738
Ingredient list for KC come clean: ...

Ingredient list for KC come clean:

Ingredients: Purified water, organic mandarin orange fruit, organic marigold flower, organic white willow bark, organic sea kelp, c14-16 olefin, sulfonate and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-17-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
My hair tolerates silk amino acids/silk proteins...

My hair tolerates silk amino acids/silk proteins pretty well also. But, I am going to goout ona limb and say that the panthenol, the polyquaternium-10, and the citric acid are why it is so soft on...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
My apologies KathyMac. I know we have crossed...

My apologies KathyMac. I know we have crossed swords on this one before. It is just my personal recommendation based on scientific principles that folks not use certain products on their hair. ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
A modern, commerically formulated shampoo should...

A modern, commerically formulated shampoo should have a pH that is mildly acidic, usually between 4-5.5. They should be totally non-alkaline.

Soaps and liquid soaps are exceptions and should not...
Forum: 3 06-13-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 286,128
I thought my hair was 3A on top. It is tight...

I thought my hair was 3A on top. It is tight corkscrews underneath, which I figured were 3B or 4 something. Hmm, now I am not sure. I may have to figure out how to post a recent picture.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
They are hands down the best products I have ever...

They are hands down the best products I have ever used in terns of shine, frizz-control, and texture. The Tress-FX is my favorite. However, I am extremely allergic to the cloveoil she uses in that...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
So even with med/high porosity hair, you guys are...

So even with med/high porosity hair, you guys are having good result with CIABin high dew points? I had been avoiding that product due to the high humectant content, as my hair typically gets really...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
My hair is like that sometimes. It is just...

My hair is like that sometimes. It is just softer and shinier without anything in it excpet my spray-on detangler. Other days - not so much. I yearn more than anything for consistency.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,061
I enjoy products with amodimethicone in them...

I enjoy products with amodimethicone in them usually. I avoid dimethicone still, as it makes my hair greasy and frizzy. I also use a sulfate-cotnining shampoo on occasion more as a clarifier than...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,115
It is my opinion that the backlash against...

It is my opinion that the backlash against silicones originated ata time when it was very common to market "serums" for use on curly hair as a means to prvent frizz. These serums were usually either...
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