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Forum: 2 Today, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By naturecat
I just tried the SCE volumizing foam today (I got...

I just tried the SCE volumizing foam today (I got a sample size with PVP) on 2nd day hair and quite like it. It easily brings my curls back to life. Yay! Even when the odd pieces squish weirdly to...
Forum: 2 02-08-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By naturecat
You make your own. Take one cup of rice, wash...

You make your own. Take one cup of rice, wash with one cup of water (to remove contaminants first). Then put rice in a jar or container or some sort, and add a few cups of water. Let it sit up to...
Forum: 2 02-05-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By naturecat
If your hair needs moisture (which, if you're...

If your hair needs moisture (which, if you're getting tangles, it sounds like it does), the best thing I've found for that so far is fermented rice water. You just need some rice and water, so it's...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-05-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By naturecat
You should try it, at least once. I was hesitant...

You should try it, at least once. I was hesitant but still went on and gave it a try. It was interesting, my hair was shiny! Maybe it was shiny because I've been oiling my hair every other day....
Forum: 2 02-02-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By naturecat
For me, this is a sign my hair needs protein. ...

For me, this is a sign my hair needs protein. But I don't know your hair type or properties so anything you tell us (routine, products, properties) might help make suggestions. Other than protein,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-29-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By naturecat
Amla only tones down the red when used in...

Amla only tones down the red when used in combination with indigo. So you can use it to help prevent curl loss that can occur with henna without worries.

I can't be of much help when it comes to...
Forum: All-natural hair care 01-28-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By naturecat
Heat damaged hair usually needs both moisture and...

Heat damaged hair usually needs both moisture and protein. I've never tried beer rinses but they are supposed to be very conditioning, as well as containing some protein. My favorite protein...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 01-25-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By naturecat
I, too, am an avid black seed oil user. :) Glad...

I, too, am an avid black seed oil user. :) Glad to hear that is helping. I tried it on my scalp, but on my face it burned! Nowadays I mostly take the oil internally, as it's super healthy.

I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-24-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,742
Views: 150,130
Posted By naturecat
Started doing gelatin PTs again after over...

Started doing gelatin PTs again after over moisturizing my hair. I'd forgotten how much they wake up my curls. It'd been forever since a gelatin PT, but just what my winter-subzero-weather-straight...
Forum: Protein-craving 01-23-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By naturecat
Stirring the gelatin in water first is to prevent...

Stirring the gelatin in water first is to prevent lumps from forming. The initial water for that does not need to be hot. Also I remember someone posting that they were able to get the benefits...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 01-23-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By naturecat
I'd never heard of it before either and as...

I'd never heard of it before either and as another bonus, it's keeping my hands moisturized in the dry winter. Normally they crack and get cuts even with lotion, but I haven't used any lotion yet...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 01-23-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By naturecat
Sorry, just saw your post now. I have used it...

Sorry, just saw your post now. I have used it both as an overnight treatment and also about 20-30 minutes before I wash my hair. Since my hair gets easily over moisturized I found that overnight...
Forum: 2 01-22-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By naturecat
Chupie, thanks for the heads up about SCE foam. ...

Chupie, thanks for the heads up about SCE foam. I had no idea she came out with a new product. I'm not supposed to be spending any $$$ right now, but boy, my inner product junkie doesn't care. :)...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-22-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By naturecat
I feel your pain. Can't use almost any...

I feel your pain. Can't use almost any commercial products due to chemicals/fragrance allergies. And they never label the chemical components of said fragrances which leaves you SOL. What I use on...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-21-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By naturecat
My hair is ridiculously fine. I thought my hair...

My hair is ridiculously fine. I thought my hair gets straighter in the winter, but it turns out I just apparently need regular gelatin protein treatments, even in the winter. Gelatin is my favorite...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-21-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By naturecat
Thanks for bringing up this thread again, I...

Thanks for bringing up this thread again, I hadn't done the hairspray thing in awhile (AO discontinued the one I was using), but I should go back to experiment!

I don't find the alcohol to dry out...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-18-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By naturecat
Most people do better with soft water. Water can...

Most people do better with soft water. Water can affect which products work better in your hair. If your hair is greasy, it could be some 'cone build-up (I find cones make my hair greasy even when...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-18-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By naturecat
I agree that spiralicious has better hold. It...

I agree that spiralicious has better hold. It worked reasonably well for my hair but I did use my gelatin gel over it (I need that in my hair no matter what).
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 01-13-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By naturecat
I have anaemia too and it's better than before...

I have anaemia too and it's better than before but it waxes and wanes. Apparently fermenting rice greatly increases the availability of its iron which I didn't realize before. :) In my case since...
Forum: Thin/thinning hair 01-11-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By naturecat
Had success in stopping shedding, wanted to share

Someone (sorry, can't remember who) on the 4s board posted using fermented rice water and had positive results for overall hair health. I decided to try it and had a great result--far far less hair...
Forum: 4 01-05-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By naturecat
Hm, none directly before or after. Lately I've...

Hm, none directly before or after. Lately I've not been putting as much effort in my hair due to health issues. I did a 2nd treatment yesterday though and my hair is definitely more moisturized...
Forum: 4 12-28-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By naturecat
I tried FRW today and loved it! Absolutely...

I tried FRW today and loved it! Absolutely amazing for hair, and also for skin, and to drink. This is going to be a new weekly treatment for me. My skin feels like silk, and my hair is more...
Forum: 3 12-26-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By naturecat
Definitely. My hair doesn't curl properly after...

Definitely. My hair doesn't curl properly after cuts/trims for about a week. The first time I wash afterwards there is much looser curl. Then after the 2nd or 3rd wash (4-6 days later) it starts...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-24-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By naturecat
There isn't shea butter in the FF shampoo; I...

There isn't shea butter in the FF shampoo; I think it was a different component of shea (oil? can't remember). My hair gets weighed down and over conditioned easily, but the FF shampoo is great in...
Forum: Low Porosity 12-22-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By naturecat
My hair used to be super lo po due to henna. One...

My hair used to be super lo po due to henna. One of the only products my hair has ever been able to handle, at any porosity, is my homemade gelatin hair gel. I notice you have fine hair; mine is...
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