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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Firefox7275
Luckily my mom is giving me $20 to buy for hair...

Luckily my mom is giving me $20 to buy for hair products and such, and got my own money on top of that too to spend on (: . I heard so many great things about SM ! There's so many lines I really want...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-27-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 652
Posted By Firefox7275
Seems to me the problem is you are not following...

Seems to me the problem is you are not following the Curly Girl method.

You are not using leave in conditioner (Tresemme Naturals or Tea Trea Tingle would work fine), not always using styling...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-27-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Firefox7275
Oils are not water soluble, but there is nothing...

Oils are not water soluble, but there is nothing stopping you adding an emulsifier like one of the polysorbates to your oil blend (as some do with OCM).

Water only washing works for some and not...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-27-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Firefox7275
Have you considered using a peroxide free colour...

Have you considered using a peroxide free colour remover (Color Oops, Colour B4 Extra) to shift some of the black? You'd then have a more even colour and could then do a (baby safe) red sooner rather...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-25-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Firefox7275
Curlywavydiane has porous bleached hair that I...

Curlywavydiane has porous bleached hair that I suspect is 3a (her hair is waist length and she styles using Ouidad rake'n'shale both of which can pull out curl).
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By Firefox7275
Unless you can see the whole head it is difficult...

Unless you can see the whole head it is difficult to see the full wave/ curl pattern. My back section is 2a, but I have 2c ringlets at the front. Also varies with how much hydrolysed protein I use.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-25-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Firefox7275
I'm still struggling, but I suspect polyquat...

I'm still struggling, but I suspect polyquat build up was causing my hairs not to clump/ repel one another some months ago. Prior to that I found sufficient fatty alcohols in my leave in conditioner...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By Firefox7275
It could well be a solvent for plant extracts or...

It could well be a solvent for plant extracts or other ingredients. It seems to be generally touted that the first five ingredients are the main body of the product.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-23-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Firefox7275
There is a book on up dos called Strictly Curls,...

There is a book on up dos called Strictly Curls, also see Waterlily716's channel on YouTube.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Firefox7275
Welcome! Unfortunately hair is dead so it...

Welcome!

Unfortunately hair is dead so it cannot 'heal'. The only thing that will bring badly damaged or weakened hair back to life is to grow it out and cut off the worst. On average we grow...
Forum: Coloring your hair 08-23-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Firefox7275
Whether it will take and how well it will fade...

Whether it will take and how well it will fade depends on the specific colour chosen, your porosity, entire routine and many other factors. Run strand tests on shed plughole or hidden head hair.
Forum: Coloring your hair 08-23-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Firefox7275
If she is applying in small parted sections with...

If she is applying in small parted sections with a tint brush then yes it is way easier with combed out hair. I air dry my hair straight-ish (tied back when wet) the wash before I do my roots. I add...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-23-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Firefox7275
You might try editing the title. I clicked on the...

You might try editing the title. I clicked on the thread because I thought you were having problems with your natural curl, but it is a post about artificially created curls which I have little...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Firefox7275
The basics of a 'true' conditioner are the major...

The basics of a 'true' conditioner are the major emollients (fatty alcohols/cationic surfactants). These confer softness, slip/ detangling, some shine, help hair hold the right amount of water. List...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Firefox7275
It sounds like a lot of occlusives (oils and...

It sounds like a lot of occlusives (oils and butters) and not so much major emollients/ true conditioning agents.
Forum: 2 08-20-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By Firefox7275
Research your dew points/ humidity and find out...

Research your dew points/ humidity and find out for sure the porosity of your hair (get a microscope analysis if necessary).

My hair is overly porous due to being colour treated, it does well with...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-20-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Firefox7275
Could be mid shaft breakage due to your...

Could be mid shaft breakage due to your detangling/ grooming technique/ or method. Nothing but trimming fixes spit ends or breakage unfortunately.
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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Firefox7275
Shea butter builds up for some of us, and butters...

Shea butter builds up for some of us, and butters are not known for their slip.Work with your hair properties (coarseness, porosity, elasticity) when choosing ingredients and products.
Forum: 2 08-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Firefox7275
Many people (not just curlies but in general)...

Many people (not just curlies but in general) don't regularly target the lengths of their hair when washing, be that with shampoo or a co-wash product. Really depends if you have heavy sebum output...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Firefox7275
Agree just clarify regularly if you love the Yes...

Agree just clarify regularly if you love the Yes To ... conditioners. Also be aware that shea butter can build up and weigh hair down and Shea Moisture is laden with occlusives.

Natural...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Firefox7275
You are using a lot of ingredients that may build...

You are using a lot of ingredients that may build up - butters, silicones (dimethicone), hydrolysed proteins/ peptides. Some heads seem to do badly with coconut oil reporting crunchy or tangly ends....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-19-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Firefox7275
This. There is a series of studies on brushing/...

This. There is a series of studies on brushing/ combing and breakage
http://journal.scconline.org/pdf/cc2006/cc057n03/p00233-p00243.pdf...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-18-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Firefox7275
Some of the Yes To ... conditioners contain cetyl...

Some of the Yes To ... conditioners contain cetyl esters which are waxy and so can build up and weigh hair down. Alternative ingredients that can build up include natural butters and other waxes...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 08-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Firefox7275
Can you post the ingredients list for each...

Can you post the ingredients list for each product?
Forum: Coloring your hair 08-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Firefox7275
The box dye I use comes with an after colour...

The box dye I use comes with an after colour conditioner not an after colour shampoo. I slather on my own silicone free protein rich conditioner and leave it for a while.

For me the point is to...
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