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Forum: Low Porosity 07-27-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kathymack
Go by dry time. Naked hair, 6+ hours is low, <2...

Go by dry time. Naked hair, 6+ hours is low, <2 is high, in between is normal.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-21-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By kathymack
As I Am Cowash has both PEG and regular castor...

As I Am Cowash has both PEG and regular castor oil:

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetyl Alcohol², Cetrimonium...
Forum: Recipes — for hair and body 07-21-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By kathymack
I used to be allergic to the adhesive on...

I used to be allergic to the adhesive on bandages. They've changed a lot through the years, so I rarely have problems anymore. I know you'll be really careful in the future. Hope you're able to find...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-21-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By kathymack
While trying to see what happens on naked hair...

While trying to see what happens on naked hair would give you the best result other then microscopic analysis, I'm not sure you need to do it. Absorbing all that product really sounds like high...
Forum: Low Porosity 07-21-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By kathymack
How did you determine your hair is low porosity??...

How did you determine your hair is low porosity?? Most people use the float test, which is notoriously unreliable. While everyone's hair reacts differently, some of what you said doesn't sound like...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-21-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By kathymack
A little late. Haven't been on in a few days. I...

A little late. Haven't been on in a few days. I never tried the As I Am Co Wash because of the castor oil. My hair just HATES it. Makes it look frizzy and greasy. I takes me a few washes with a SLS...
Forum: Recipes — for hair and body 07-18-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By kathymack
Didn't get the email notice that there was a...

Didn't get the email notice that there was a question on this thread. I add 1 t of magnesium flakes to a cup of FSG.

As it happens, I haven't been on nc.com that much of late. Be getting into EOs...
Forum: Low Porosity 07-18-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By kathymack
Actually, the float test is notoriously...

Actually, the float test is notoriously unreliable. Other then microscopic analysis, dry time is probably the best indicator of porosity. 6+ hours is low, 2 or less is high, in between is normal....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-12-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By kathymack
You need to do what works for you. When I...

You need to do what works for you.

When I first joined nc.com, back in '08, there were a lot of discussions about what's CG and modified CG. You're correct, Lorraine Massey's book would say that...
Forum: Low Porosity 06-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By kathymack
Use curl towels or cotton tee shirts to scrunch...

Use curl towels or cotton tee shirts to scrunch out the water (I apply product to soaking wet hair, wrap hair in a Curlease towel while I dress and do make up, then scrunch with a CLU towel.) I...
Forum: Normal Porosity 06-29-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,731
Posted By kathymack
Hair that easily absorbs product is high...

Hair that easily absorbs product is high porosity. Hair that takes a long time to dry is low. Naked hair drying in less then 2 hours is low, drying in 6+ hours is low. In between is normal.

While...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-25-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By kathymack
First thing to do is determine your hair...

First thing to do is determine your hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free (http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly-hair-basics/) It's the best way...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 06-24-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By kathymack
Forgot to add that you can make your own FSG and...

Forgot to add that you can make your own FSG and okra gel. There are a lot of threads about doing it. That way, you can control your ingredients and it's cheap.
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 06-24-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By kathymack
You can find out if you have hard water from the...

You can find out if you have hard water from the water company, google water hardness for maps and look, etc. There are tests strips, too. I know one came with our espresso machine to use for the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By kathymack
It's natural for the canopy to be damaged from...

It's natural for the canopy to be damaged from the environment because it's exposed to everything. You need to treat it with TLC. For my hair, the answer to everything is protein. My hair never met a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By kathymack
It's all a matter of what works for you. While...

It's all a matter of what works for you. While adding product doesn't have to be literally "in the shower," some of us need to add product to soaking wet hair. I can only add product to soaking wet...
Forum: 2 06-22-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By kathymack
Most of the "home" porosity tests are notoriously...

Most of the "home" porosity tests are notoriously unreliable. Other then a microscopic evaluation, drying time is a better indicator--naked hair 6+ hours is low, less then 2 is high, in between is...
Forum: 2 06-22-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By kathymack
Best way to choose ingredients/products is by...

Best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free (http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly-hair-basics/) Many of...
Forum: 2 06-20-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By kathymack
I wet, use a rinse out and style every day....

I wet, use a rinse out and style every day. Seldom use any one product more then once a week, if that. When the dewpoints are low, I use a leave in AND curl enhancer with a jelly product; when the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-20-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By kathymack
Model # is 301079.

Model # is 301079.
Forum: 2 06-20-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By kathymack
I'm looking for the tightest curl possible, so...

I'm looking for the tightest curl possible, so wouldn't use a product that elongated :) I like both FSG and okra gel. It provides moisture and the other ingredients I use give my hair what it likes....
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 06-20-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By kathymack
Curl type is relatively unimportant for choosing...

Curl type is relatively unimportant for choosing ingredients/products. Curl type changes depending on a lot of factors--products, technique, dewpoint, etc. It's hair properties that you need to...
Forum: 2 06-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,665
Posted By kathymack
My hair really doesn't need a lot of hold--once I...

My hair really doesn't need a lot of hold--once I got the protein/moisture balance right. It didn't care for BRHG. I suppose it was all of the chemicals.

Here's a thread that might be of interest...
Forum: Swap board 06-20-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By kathymack
I have an unopened one--$20, including shipping?

I have an unopened one--$20, including shipping?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By kathymack
Here's the original thread...

Here's the original thread http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/70198-r2d2-hard-hat-dryer-help-im-having-pj-attack.html Not sure it's still available. It's by...
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