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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-24-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,287
Posted By Teresina
Auntie Bubbs - Wow, that is a great price for...

Auntie Bubbs - Wow, that is a great price for AIF! Most of the time, nowhere around here has it and when I do find it, either at the grocery store or Walmart, it's over $4.00 for the tube. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,287
Posted By Teresina
I went to Sally's this weekend and picked up...

I went to Sally's this weekend and picked up Salon Care Firm Hold Gel w/ Aloe Vera. I tried it today and the hold is pretty good.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-22-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,287
Posted By Teresina
Samanthascurlz - No, I haven't tried the Shea...

Samanthascurlz - No, I haven't tried the Shea Moisture line because of the silk protein in there. I've never tried silk proteins though. My hair responds very badly to wheat proteins and it doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-22-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,642
Posted By Teresina
On wash days it'll take me about 30-35 minutes to...

On wash days it'll take me about 30-35 minutes to co-wash, distribute my leave-in, shave, etc., all the stuff you do in the shower. Then it takes about 30-40 minutes to distribute my gel and then...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-21-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Teresina
Your sister is adorable and your whole family is...

Your sister is adorable and your whole family is just beautiful.

I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions but I'm sure you'll get some more ideas from some more knowledgable curlies.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-21-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,287
Posted By Teresina
AmberBrown - I've tried LaBella Lots of Curls but...

AmberBrown - I've tried LaBella Lots of Curls but unfortunately it wasn't enough hold for me. :sad10:

Carpool Curly - I will have to stop by Sally's and check that out - thanks!

Leigh - My...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,287
Posted By Teresina
Luckycharm - You're right; they've reformulated...

Luckycharm - You're right; they've reformulated them and they now contain silicone. HESMU was my standby.

SegB - Yes, I used to use HESMU before the reformulation. Even with that though, the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,287
Posted By Teresina
WHY, WHY, WHY do all the most affordable gels have protein in them????

The only gel that's working for my hair right now is Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Gel. BUT, I go through 3/4 of a tube in one wash and go. If that tube lasted me a while, sure, then it's not...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 04-16-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,161
Posted By Teresina
I tried this gel this morning and I'm not lovin'...

I tried this gel this morning and I'm not lovin' it. It definitely does not have enough hold for this mop of hair plus my hair looks undefined and frizzy. I'm assuming that's because of the keratin...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 04-15-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,161
Posted By Teresina
Thanks GoinGrey. You made a good point that I...

Thanks GoinGrey. You made a good point that I hadn't even thought of. It makes sense that if you don't use proteins every day, then your hair might be able to handle some now and then. ...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 04-11-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,161
Posted By Teresina
Keratin amino acids last ingredient in gel?

How damaging are keratin amino acids to coarse hair if they are the last ingredient listed in a gel? I just picked up La Bella Styling Gel (label reads: level 9 freeze + hold with super shine) and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Teresina
Used Suave Naturals on my very dry, porous, coarse hair...

Sometimes I get so tired of trying to figure out what has protein, which oils my hair doesn't like, blah, blah, blah so the other day I picked up Suave Naturals Mango Tangerine conditioner and my...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 04-10-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,276
Posted By Teresina
I used Ouidad conditioner and gel once and my...

I used Ouidad conditioner and gel once and my hair was a mess. But I have very coarse hair so the proteins in it were just too much for me.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-10-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,470
Posted By Teresina
Just wanted to chime in here... My twelve...

Just wanted to chime in here...

My twelve year old daughter has beautiful curls. She inherited the combination of my curls but my husband's texture which is soft and silky. Of course, most of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-10-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,662
Posted By Teresina
Thank you for the advice ladies. I've been...

Thank you for the advice ladies. I've been experimenting with sealing and I'm not sure about it yet. I've been using castor oil since I'm protein sensitive and am afraid to try anything other than...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-10-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By Teresina
Thank you for your replies everyone! :) I...

Thank you for your replies everyone! :)

I didn't actually send a sample of my hair but just described its properties. My hair is coarse and highly porous. I can see where protein could help...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-05-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,662
Posted By Teresina
How are you sealing if you're applying product to dripping wet hair?

I don't know much about sealing so I've been reading when I can and I read that when you seal, your hair should not be dripping wet but damp. So, if you're supposed to seal on damp hair between your...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-05-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,685
Posted By Teresina
I have the same problem...frizzy, coarse roots...

I have the same problem...frizzy, coarse roots for about 2-3 inches and then the hair becomes smoother and spirals??? I have no idea why.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-31-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By Teresina
Is there any way to make FSG the consistency of HESMU?

I've been making my own FSG for a few weeks now. The only thing I've been adding is agave nectar for hold. But I still don't get that great hold I get with HESMU. My hair never looks better than...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-28-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By Teresina
Gardencurls - I have a widow's peak too and it...

Gardencurls - I have a widow's peak too and it took me some time to get used to not having bangs because of it. It doesn't bother me anymore and I think it probably bothered me more than anyone...
Forum: Recipes for hair and body 03-26-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By Teresina
Conditioner Base for Protein Sensitive Hair

I've been wanting to try making my own daily conditioner since making my own FSG has been successful. Anyway, I found this website and am thinking of ordering their conditioner base. I've been...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-25-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By Teresina
Curl Wizard Profile - Questionable Recommendation

I recently received my profile from Curl Wizard and one of the conditioner suggestions was Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner. My hair is protein sensitive and this contains...
Forum: Protein-sensitive 03-25-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,644
Posted By Teresina
Have you tried Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm? ...

Have you tried Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm? It's protein free and really affordable. I know some people don't have a Sally's nearby but if you do, this one is worth a try. You can even put some...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-25-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,371
Posted By Teresina
Cyanbobcat - You sound like me. I ALWAYS wear my...

Cyanbobcat - You sound like me. I ALWAYS wear my hair half up, half down because if I don't my hair stands out past my shoulders.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-24-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,371
Posted By Teresina
What kind of leave-in are you using? Is it a...

What kind of leave-in are you using? Is it a light leave-in or something heavier? Products labeled "leave-in" conditioners are never heavy enough for me so I use my heavy duty/regular conditioner...
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