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Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 07-14-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By Penny
Do you know what your hair properties are...

Do you know what your hair properties are (fine/medium/corse texture, porosity, etc)? The more you can tell us about your hair the more we'll be able to help. :smile:
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 07-13-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Poll: Ciab or ck??
Views: 611
Posted By Penny
If you're interested in trying CJ products but...

If you're interested in trying CJ products but want to do it on the cheap, you can order samples of nearly everything from KathyMack - just look for the link to her Fokti account in her signature. I...
Forum: Over 40 07-12-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,148
Posted By Penny
I've actually had a lot of problems with cones in...

I've actually had a lot of problems with cones in skincare products, FWIW. Dimethacone is okay if it's not one of the first seven ingredients, but the others break me out in cysts, and from what I...
Forum: 2 07-12-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Penny
Pedaheh & WnW - my hair has been reacting to...

Pedaheh & WnW - my hair has been reacting to proteins in everything - PT's, stylers, condishes, the whole nine yards. Following PT's with a dose of moisture helps a little bit, but usually I need to...
Forum: 2 07-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By Penny
WavynWild, I'm a fine-haired wurly and I can't do...

WavynWild, I'm a fine-haired wurly and I can't do protein either, except maybe a little right up front where my superfine hair is. Admittedly I've not tried IAgirl's gelatin thinger yet and may...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 07-09-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By Penny
Alright, a second look at Red Celtic Curl's...

Alright, a second look at Red Celtic Curl's famous blog post on protein just cleared all this up for me, I think. It looks like the "proteins" in the Giovanni and other products of that ilk are the...
Forum: Over 40 07-09-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,460
Posted By Penny
The one cheaper product I have in my arsenal that...

The one cheaper product I have in my arsenal that has been reliably good to me is the GVP Conditioning Balm (Biolage knock-off) from Sally's. It has no protein, no glycerin, and no aloe and is very...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 07-09-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By Penny
Kam! Yeah, sadly I have, most of them CJ. I...

Kam!

Yeah, sadly I have, most of them CJ. I fried my hair last weekend with KC Come Clean, so I took that opportunity to remove all of my protein-y products from my routine just to see if they...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 07-09-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By Penny
A protein by any other name...

Hi, my name is Penny and I'm sensitive to protein. ;)

I was really hoping I would be one of those lucky ones who can do certain kinds of protein here and there, but alas, my hair reacts to any and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-08-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By Penny
Hey Rebecca! You know, I guess I never...

Hey Rebecca!

You know, I guess I never thought of it as a pre-washing step so much as a rearrangement of the steps involved in washing/conditioning, though technically speaking, you're right, it...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-08-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,457
Posted By Penny
+1 on the Deva. I don't have any recent...

+1 on the Deva. I don't have any recent experience with it to report (l last used it maybe 3 years ago), but it seems like a lot of people have had major dryness issues since they changed their...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-04-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By Penny
You're welcome - I'm glad something in that epic...

You're welcome - I'm glad something in that epic response was helpful! ;) Have you tried it out yet? I hope it works for you!

Are you from WI? I am seriously worried that along with Florida's...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-02-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By Penny
Oh maaaaan...that sucks. I'm so sorry! if I had...

Oh maaaaan...that sucks. I'm so sorry! if I had your awesome 3b curls I'd be hacked off, too!

I am probably the least thing from knowledgeable on stuff like this - I can barely figure out my own...
Forum: Going Gray 06-30-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 40,972
Posted By Penny
I posted some of this in another thread here...

I posted some of this in another thread here already, but what the hell, I'll post it here too. ;)

I'm 38 and am about 65-70% gray (though I admittedly suck at math so it might be more or less...
Forum: Over 40 06-30-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,131
Posted By Penny
Mine are all over the place as well - I've got...

Mine are all over the place as well - I've got white, sparkly white, sparkly silver, and even some rogue black and auburn hairs (my pre-gray color was light brown). I have no clue what that's about!...
Forum: Low Porosity 06-30-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,339
Posted By Penny
Oh, nothing specific - sorry, I should've been...

Oh, nothing specific - sorry, I should've been clearer. I think I get what you're doing with your products; I'm just curious about what my hair would do if I tried something similar, since it seems...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-29-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Penny
You can also get a sample to try from Kathy Mack...

You can also get a sample to try from Kathy Mack - look for the link to her Fokti in her signature (I last saw her in the low porosity section if you're wondering where to find her). That's how I got...
Forum: 2 06-29-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,611
Posted By Penny
Hit: spritz and condish - this really should not...

Hit: spritz and condish - this really should not work on my low-porosity hair, but it totally does!

Miss: keratin! Straw makes great mulch, but is not very appealing growing out of my head.
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Forum: Low Porosity 06-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,339
Posted By Penny
Thanks Kathy, that's really helpful. Yeah, I'm...

Thanks Kathy, that's really helpful. Yeah, I'm thinking keratin is a bust for me, since I'm using the Daily Fix with no obvious issues and haven't noticed a protein sensitivity in the past. I've got...
Forum: Low Porosity 06-28-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,339
Posted By Penny
Fine-texture, low porosity & protein!

Hi all! I have a question for those of you with fine, low porosity hair: where does protein fit into your regimen?

Most of my hair is very fine and very low porosity, and while it needs a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-27-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Penny
Yeah, that's definitely one of the downfalls of...

Yeah, that's definitely one of the downfalls of CG - you go to the store for some snacks or deodorant or something and end up standing in the hair care isle for 40 minutes analyzing the ingredients...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-27-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Penny
AWESOME! I'm so glad it worked for you!...

AWESOME! I'm so glad it worked for you! Congratulations! If your hair's anything like mine it'll just keep getting better and better the more you use it (I keep expecting my hair to get sick of it,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Penny
Hey Rusycurly! Hope you love the Daily Fix! I...

Hey Rusycurly! Hope you love the Daily Fix! I have to admit I was a little skeptical at first because every previous attempt at co-washing was a total bomb for me, but this stuff really truly does...
Forum: Over 40 06-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By Penny
+1 million to the gray can happen at any age...

+1 million to the gray can happen at any age thing. I started getting gray hairs in my early teens and was coloring my hair regularly by my twenties. I'm turning 39 this fall and am now about 66-70%...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-24-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,640
Posted By Penny
De-lurking to play along! (Hi everyone!) I...

De-lurking to play along! (Hi everyone!)

I first tried CG/modified CG 6 years ago, and it did not work for me at. ALL. Most of the products available at the time didn't suit my hair properties,...
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