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Forum: High Porosity 09-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By naturecat
I use glycerin to wash my hair regularly. I mix...

I use glycerin to wash my hair regularly. I mix it with AVG as shampoo and then rinse it completely out of my hair. Hasn't caused any problems. In fact, when I properly apply product after, I get...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-30-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By naturecat
Lol, yeah the blackstrap is quite a taste to get...

Lol, yeah the blackstrap is quite a taste to get used to. I used to manage to have it raw. But nowadays I don't, and there are a few ways to have it, one of which is supposed to be delicious. You...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-30-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By naturecat
I think my problem in the front area might be...

I think my problem in the front area might be similar to yours, because there is noticeable hair growth (that might be normal if they were longer), but the hairs are so short that it looks like hair...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-30-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By naturecat
Lol, no, I wish (because I'd like to have kids...

Lol, no, I wish (because I'd like to have kids one day). However I have low hormones due to environmental factors which will hopefully be corrected soon. So hair loss could have been due to that,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By naturecat
I have the same thing at the top of my hairline,...

I have the same thing at the top of my hairline, where I lost hair. I was wondering when those suckers were going to grow in. Though, it could be they will grow over time. They're fine (dunno if...
Forum: 2 09-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By naturecat
Sleeping in a silk cap has been a lifesaver for...

Sleeping in a silk cap has been a lifesaver for me. I can wake up and have either nothing to do or just a few straight pieces to adjust. Otherwise frizz usually would destroy me. What I used to do...
Forum: Recipes -- stuff to eat 09-28-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By naturecat
Anything pumpkin. As a kid pancakes with a side...

Anything pumpkin. As a kid pancakes with a side of mac and cheese was all I ate at restaurants. There's also this Thai restaurant with the best coconut pudding dessert ever. Layers of warm creamy...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By naturecat
I've used it a few times now as a rinse out (not...

I've used it a few times now as a rinse out (not CO wash). I liked it and so did my hair. Not too heavy for my fine hair at all. One of these days maybe I'll try it as a CO wash but my routine is...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By naturecat
Depending on what the product is I've heard of...

Depending on what the product is I've heard of people using it as everything from shaving gel to facial cleanser.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By naturecat
It used to make me gag. What I did to tolerate...

It used to make me gag. What I did to tolerate it was not only dilute it in a cup of water but also put in a drop or two of a strongly scented essential oil. Tangerine was a fav of mine, and did...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-27-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,558
Posted By naturecat
Henna is not predictable in that different...

Henna is not predictable in that different strands take it differently (but that is one of the reasons it tends to look more natural too). They often suggest doing a test on a few strands of shed...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-27-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By naturecat
The anti inflammatory properties of flax are...

The anti inflammatory properties of flax are probably beneficial for the skin as well. A quick google search turned up some sites suggesting it for a face mask.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By naturecat
Thanks for the heads up. I've found that I get...

Thanks for the heads up. I've found that I get ramen noodle curls for the past few weeks. It could very well be this or other ingredients in my conditioners/styling products that is doing this to...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By naturecat
I don't know how clarifying you want it to be,...

I don't know how clarifying you want it to be, but the edible Aloe Vera Gel (which I add glycerin to) is working for me as a shampoo and aloe vera's natural PH is in the range you mentioned. Gels...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,558
Posted By naturecat
Speaking from experience… even a slight amount...

Speaking from experience… even a slight amount of henna made my hair zero porosity. Everything made it greasy. If you want to find out what your "natural" properties are then you'd need to either...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-25-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By naturecat
I can't speak from personal experience (leave ins...

I can't speak from personal experience (leave ins are too much for my hair usually), but lots of people swear by the KCKT leave in, in combo with the KCCC. For hard hold gels I use my homemade...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By naturecat
Also, wanted to add I found alternatives to coco...

Also, wanted to add I found alternatives to coco betaine gentler on my hair. Decyl glucoside and etc. I used miessence before going CG. I think Alaffia beautiful curls also put out a shampoo with...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-22-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 928
Posted By naturecat
Funny, I always get a gel cast with FSG.I use an...

Funny, I always get a gel cast with FSG.I use an ounce or so each wash, over LI though. Never is a really hard cast as with hard hold gels like LALSG, but I do find I need to SOTC with it.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 928
Posted By naturecat
Not due to the porosity change. Though in theory...

Not due to the porosity change. Though in theory I might have had an easier time when LP since the products would just sit on top of my hair, it really seems to depend more on what I am using,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 928
Posted By naturecat
Same. FSG never gave me a gel cast, not by...

Same. FSG never gave me a gel cast, not by itself anyway.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-20-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 928
Posted By naturecat
Any thickener (instead of gelatin) will do. ...

Any thickener (instead of gelatin) will do. Kudzu, pectin, agar agar, cornstarch, arrowroot. I think they all potentially will give a gel cast, much more so than FSG.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 706
Posted By naturecat
It looks really nice and I agree, curlier than...

It looks really nice and I agree, curlier than before.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By naturecat
Tried a science-y shampoo alternative and it works!

I tried something that worked for my hair and wanted to share especially with fine haired wavies: the aloe-glycerin alternative shampoo on the science-y hair blog. It helped clarify my hair, yet...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 928
Posted By naturecat
My gel cast depends on what I use. I tried SS...

My gel cast depends on what I use. I tried SS two ways: first, SS CEJ then high maintenance firm hold gel then gelatin hair gel on top of that. Not as much gel cast that way. Then I tried SS CEJ,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By naturecat
Will do!

Will do!
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