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Forum: Newbies info/introductions 01-24-2015, 07:39 AM
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Posted By kathymack
My hair is fine/low porosity/low density at this...

My hair is fine/low porosity/low density at this point of my life (I'm older, thyroid and medication have taken their toll.)

Your frizz may actually be buildup issues. Deva NoPoo has...
Forum: 2 01-23-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By kathymack
Sorry to say, but the As I Am cowash may be...

Sorry to say, but the As I Am cowash may be putting you back to square one. Here are the ingredients:

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus...
Forum: 3 01-22-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By kathymack
First thing that you should do is read the...

First thing that you should do is read the stickies at the top of a lot of the forums. There's a lot of good, basic information with you. Once you've done that, you'll have a better understanding of...
Forum: 2 01-21-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By kathymack
I just bought Kinky Curly Come Clean. Will this...

I just bought Kinky Curly Come Clean. Will this work for removing polyquats? I washed my hair yesterday with it once and today in the shower it's still frizzy when wet... Do I need to do more lathers...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By kathymack
You can buy foaming liquid soap dispensers. I...

You can buy foaming liquid soap dispensers. I have ones that look like these Hand Held Soap Foam Dispensers Oval 250 ml Refillable Clear Plastic | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-18-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By kathymack
Not sure what you mean by this comment. Did it...

Not sure what you mean by this comment. Did it work well the first few times you used it and then you weren't seeing the same results? My hair has always satiated on products, even back in my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-17-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By kathymack
When the dewpoints are really low, most hair...

When the dewpoints are really low, most hair usually needs less protein and more moisture. Of course, everything is trial and error, LOL!
Forum: 2 01-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By kathymack
Dense hair does take longer to dry then low...

Dense hair does take longer to dry then low density hair. However, it does sound like your hair is low porosity taking that long!

You do need to become savvy when it comes to reading ingredient...
Forum: 3 01-12-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By kathymack
I'll try to answer a few of your questions. You...

I'll try to answer a few of your questions. You wrote a lot and I tried to read it, but could only skim through.

A good haircut is the foundation for everything else. The appropriate layering will...
Forum: Coloring your hair 01-12-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By kathymack
I think it depends on your hair and what type of...

I think it depends on your hair and what type of highlights you do. I usually highlight every other haircut (10-12 weeks.) I had medical issues last year and lost a ton of hair as a result. So, I...
Forum: 2 01-11-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By kathymack
The float test is notoriously unreliable. Other...

The float test is notoriously unreliable. Other then having your hair analyzed under a microscope, the best way to tell porosity is dry time on naked hair. Back in my shampoo/conditioner only days,...
Forum: 3 01-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By kathymack
I, too, wet, use a rinse out and style every day,...

I, too, wet, use a rinse out and style every day, seldom wash.
Forum: 2 01-10-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,260
Posted By kathymack
With low porosity hair, you need to be careful...

With low porosity hair, you need to be careful what you use on your hair. As someone above mentioned, polyquats can be a big problem. I have real issues with 4, 7 and t0 (Deva NoPoo has ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By kathymack
There are a few threads/reviews that talk about...

There are a few threads/reviews that talk about microfiber gloves and Deva gloves in particular:
Curly Innovation: Hand Dry Hair Glove...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-06-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,128
Posted By kathymack
I think it's been quieter since a lot of long...

I think it's been quieter since a lot of long time posters left for FB a while ago. However, there always seems to be an "ebb and flow" to posting--it's just more pronounced since there are fewer...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-04-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By kathymack
This thread might...

This thread might help.http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/over-40/118164-anybody-have-expensive-hair-dryer.html?highlight=Expensive+Dryer I find that my expensive dryer is MUCH better then the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-03-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,194
Posted By kathymack
It's overwhelming on any site when you first...

It's overwhelming on any site when you first start out. Best thing you can do is read and learn.

If you go to the top of most of the forums, there are stickies that have a lot of the information...
Forum: 3 01-03-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By kathymack
The best way to choose ingredients/products is by...

The best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours. Once you determine your properties, look for others with similar hair and see what they use...
Forum: 3 12-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By kathymack
You should test drying time on naked hair....

You should test drying time on naked hair. Product extends drying time. It doesn't mater if products are "watery," you used 4 layers of product--that's a lot of product. I noticed that CHS is now...
Forum: 3 12-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By kathymack
You don't mention your hair properties or the...

You don't mention your hair properties or the specific products you've used, so it's hard to do anything but guess what might be wrong. I've had highlights for the last 40 years. Remember, the...
Forum: 3 12-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By kathymack
The float test is notoriously unreliable. Almost...

The float test is notoriously unreliable. Almost everyone's hair floats forever. Without having it analyzed under a microscope, the best way to figure out your porosity is drying time. Low porosity...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-25-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By kathymack
Actually, most curly hair is fine. Many people...

Actually, most curly hair is fine. Many people think they have coarse hair (and some do) because it dry and wiry. Once you get the moisture in, you'll be surprised. Curl type is relatively...
Forum: 3 12-25-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By kathymack
How did you decide your hair is low porosity??...

How did you decide your hair is low porosity?? Just an educated guess--if you could use SM Coconut & Hibiscus line and your hair absorbed it, you're probably not low porosity. It would take DAYS for...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,080
Posted By kathymack
It's difficult to tell whether hair is coarse...

It's difficult to tell whether hair is coarse from a picture most of the time. Here is a link to Marsha's (CJ) blog that gives examples of texture Curl Junkie - Natural Hair Care for all types of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-19-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By kathymack
I like the Mop Top and don't remember this...

I like the Mop Top and don't remember this happening to me. If your hair is really low porosity, I wouldn't use a pomade--it will just sit on your hair! I'd try putting in something richer as your...
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