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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I do! Actually I've been taking a break from...

I do!
Actually I've been taking a break from gels and mousses lately and really enjoying the un-definition... and the volume that comes with it :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-21-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By wavesandsmiles
My hair seems to stretch out as it dries. It's...

My hair seems to stretch out as it dries. It's straight when super wet, curls up as it starts to dry, and then when it is fully dry, the curl pattern relaxes again overall. Some individual pieces...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-18-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By wavesandsmiles
HE Totally twisted mousse

I've been having really good luck with this mousse. It gives my hair just enough volume, boosts/ evens out curl, and fixes any wonky waves on my second day hair, and my hair stays soft and not...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-25-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Thanks so much for your help SpiralHam :) I'll...

Thanks so much for your help SpiralHam :) I'll try the combing technique. As for finger twirling- I got lazy with that/ forgot about it but I remembered to do it again yesterday and it made a huge...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-23-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I've never thought about using a fine tooth comb....

I've never thought about using a fine tooth comb. I'll give that a shot. Is there anything you do to prevent the clump from breaking up with the comb?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-22-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Mixed curl pattern and frizz

Most of my hair is 2b/2c. But within each wavy clump I'll find a few individual strands of hair that have a much tighter curl pattern (usually 3b-ish), so they shrink and stick out and make my hair...
Forum: Low Porosity 02-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Drugstore leave in recommendations?

I have low porosity, medium/ coarse hair. I just ran out of leave in that I use under my gel (homemade flaxseed gel) and decided I would try something new- any recommendations? Preferably something...
Forum: Swap board for Canadians 01-06-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Got the Equate sport gel. Since I've never used...

Got the Equate sport gel. Since I've never used the LA Looks gel, I can't compare, but so far it is decent. I wouldn't say that the hold is that strong but the results are the same as with my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-06-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Question for those using Smaster's technique

I recently have been experimenting with this technique and I love how it improves how long my curls last and hold and it helps with frizz too
However, when I scrunch the second time, I find that my...
Forum: 2 01-03-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By wavesandsmiles
My hair takes forever to dry too, when I braid it...

My hair takes forever to dry too, when I braid it I usually wait until it is damp rather than wet and it still works for me. Or I use a hair dryer
Forum: Swap board for Canadians 12-31-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By wavesandsmiles
There's no Chatters near me but I might just get...

There's no Chatters near me but I might just get it on Amazon the next time I order something enough to get free shipping (I order books all the time so that shouldn't be hard haha). Thanks :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-31-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Yeah, I have a friend who used to straighten her...

Yeah, I have a friend who used to straighten her hair a lot but naturally it is super curly and she wears it natural now because who has time in university :P It is super gorgeous and she doesn't...
Forum: 2 12-31-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I've got a mix of 3a and straight hair up there...

I've got a mix of 3a and straight hair up there :|

Clipping like Chupie said seems to be helping me. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to clip and style but it makes a difference!
Forum: Swap board for Canadians 12-31-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I've been trying to find that gel, but I have...

I've been trying to find that gel, but I have been unsuccessful. Are there any stores that sell it?





Thanks for the input! We don't have LA Looks in Canada (Or at least not where I live)...
Forum: Swap board for Canadians 12-30-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Ah I was wondering about the Set Me Up gel, I saw...

Ah I was wondering about the Set Me Up gel, I saw it recommended on here but it seemed to have cones and I wondered if the formulation was changed. It's on sale at Shoppers right now so I might check...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 12-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By wavesandsmiles
That's an interesting question ... I don't see...

That's an interesting question ... I don't see how hair type is related to extroversion/ introversion but maybe the deliberate choice to wear hair naturally??? who knows?
As was mentioned most...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 12-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Thanks for all your help! I feel less nervous now...

Thanks for all your help! I feel less nervous now :)
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-30-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,159
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Layers that were cut way too blunt (The stylist...

Layers that were cut way too blunt (The stylist agreed not to use thinning shears/ razors but I guess he wasn't comfortable with that because that was the result), too short, too many layers. It was...
Forum: Swap board for Canadians 12-30-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Strong hold drugstore gel

Could anyone recommend a strong hold drugstore gel available in Canada that doesn't have glycerin and is CG?
Other than Aussie Instant Freeze gel- I am not a fan of Aussie products

I've been...
Forum: Makeup/skin care 12-29-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By wavesandsmiles
My skin really likes the Yes To! products,...

My skin really likes the Yes To! products, although they seem to have mixed reviews online. Back when my skin was oilier I used the Yes to Tomatoes line. Now my skin is drier so I use the carrots...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 12-29-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Haircut consultation advice

Since going CG several years ago, I still haven't found a stylist I could stick to. So now I am yet seeing another new hair stylist and have booked a consultation and I was wondering if anyone had...
Forum: 2 08-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By wavesandsmiles
I tried a DT a few days ago... My hair felt a bit...

I tried a DT a few days ago... My hair felt a bit softer and shinier but that was pretty much it.

I did a protein treatment (with gelatin) yesterday... and I didn't notice a difference either. :/...
Forum: 2 08-02-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By wavesandsmiles
No I haven't... All my products contain protein...

No I haven't... All my products contain protein and my hair doesn't experience much breakage... so I didn't think I would need a protein treatment. I might give it a try though :)
I guess I wasn't...
Forum: 2 08-02-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Time to get some products...

Hi everyone!

I have 2b/2c hair and I've been CG for a year, and I've noticed that my hair has been very straight (with a few random waves), dry and stiff lately. When my hair is wet, it's very...
Forum: All-natural hair care 07-30-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By wavesandsmiles
Done :)

Done :)
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