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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 6,845
Posted By tmmycat
I'm in too - I need to stop spending money on...

I'm in too - I need to stop spending money on beauty products!!! Whole Foods will kill my budget someday if I let it.

I think I can make it 30 days without even replacements because I just got...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By tmmycat
do you have pictures of your hair? it would...

do you have pictures of your hair? it would probably be easier to type it with a picture. the avatar looks like 2a or 2b to me but I'm not sure if that's you and not sure if it's straightened. I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By tmmycat
ok dumb question ... what exactly is...

ok dumb question ... what exactly is overconditioning?

When I use conditioner too often, my hair feels dry. Is that overconditioning?
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By tmmycat
Before I switched to CG I was using a...

Before I switched to CG I was using a sulfate-free cocomidopropyl betaine shampoo with John Freida Frizz-Ease (dimethicone) ... I didn't have buildup issues. in fact that was my clarifying shampoo...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By tmmycat
I blow dry my hair using the cool setting and a...

I blow dry my hair using the cool setting and a comb. I don't use heat protection because it's not hot.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,267
Posted By tmmycat
question: do you notice the same "must wash"...

question: do you notice the same "must wash" feeling after 24 hours if you don't use styling products? it is just a thought but maybe skin irritation could be an issue. my skin is very sensitive so...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By tmmycat
i also have very sensitive skin ... i am having...

i also have very sensitive skin ... i am having success with a very minimalist hair care routine, co-wash with whole foods 365 conditioner and then add a few drops of apricot kernel oil when it is...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By tmmycat
just curious, do you sleep on your back? my hair...

just curious, do you sleep on your back? my hair has damage in the back from rubbing on a cotton pillowcase (I'm a back sleeper). pineappling with a silk pillowcase "turban" pinned around my hair...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 1,647,735
Posted By tmmycat
For those of you whose hair became more curly...

For those of you whose hair became more curly after CG - did your styling routine also change?

I am curious because my styling routine (or lack thereof) didn't change much at all, and my...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,651
Posted By tmmycat
I have 2b hair mom has almost-straight,...

I have 2b hair

mom has almost-straight, coarse hair

dad has fine hair that's wavier than mine but hard to tell how much because he wears it short

1 sister has 2a
1 sister has 2b hair...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,267
Posted By tmmycat
what about co-washing daily? It might help you...

what about co-washing daily? It might help you through the transition period. After the transition period is over your scalp will produce less oil and you would probably need to wash it less often....
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By tmmycat
Whole Foods 365 conditioner is protein-free. It...

Whole Foods 365 conditioner is protein-free. It is also very light though, so if I need heavier conditioning then I mix a cup of it with about half a teaspoon of oil. It is also inexpensive (about...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By tmmycat
my routine is pretty minimalist on the days...

my routine is pretty minimalist

on the days when I wash it, if I am going to work:
- co-wash with whole foods 365 conditioner
- put it in a bun or french twist to dry all day (my hair is...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-17-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By tmmycat
I don't use styling products either (except maybe...

I don't use styling products either (except maybe a few drops of oil) ... actually our routines sound pretty similar except that I rinse my hair with water every day when I don't put conditioner in...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-17-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By tmmycat
whole foods 365 conditioner doesn't have oil in...

whole foods 365 conditioner doesn't have oil in it. I
actually add oil to it manually because my hair likes oil.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-15-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By tmmycat
I don't use gel - I love the way my hair looks in...

I don't use gel - I love the way my hair looks in its natural state, so I don't see any point in adding additional products.

My current routine is to co-wash with Whole Foods 365 conditioner about...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-15-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By tmmycat
What about a shampoo bar? A shampoo bar would be...

What about a shampoo bar? A shampoo bar would be less irritating to skin than regular shampoo.
...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By tmmycat
My hair hates protein, loves oils, and hates all...

My hair hates protein, loves oils, and hates all kinds of detergents including sulfates. also hates baking soda and anything alkaline.

my hair is indifferent to cones but I don't want the hassle...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,319
Posted By tmmycat
my skin breaks out if I use any irritating...

my skin breaks out if I use any irritating ingredients. this can be looked up at cosmeticsdatabase.com.

if it were me I would eliminate all possible irritants and see if it improves, then add...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,253
Posted By tmmycat
my skin only flakes when it's dry, and I am...

my skin only flakes when it's dry, and I am having trouble seeing how shampoo could help make skin less dry.

And you mention you have sensitive skin - I do too and shampoo is the most irritating...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-12-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By tmmycat
my hair recovered after about a week of daily...

my hair recovered after about a week of daily vinegar rinses and careful treatment. i think the baking soda does damage hair a little, but not so much that you would need to cut it off and start...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-12-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By tmmycat
personally I never use baking soda for that very...

personally I never use baking soda for that very reason. I tried it twice and both times I ended up with rough hair that took at least a week to fully recover. Then I read about it some more and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-11-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By tmmycat
do these people use products in their own hair? ...

do these people use products in their own hair? if not, then I don't think it is a creepy comment at all, maybe they are just trying to spread the joy and independence of being productless. :) if...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-11-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By tmmycat
Lol. Good point. Wouldn't it be funny if...

Lol. Good point. Wouldn't it be funny if CurlMart started selling "CurlMart SPECIAL Vinegar"?? We'd all run to buy it at 20 bucks per![/QUOTE]

seriously! I saw John Masters Organics hair rinse...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-11-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By tmmycat
I always do my vinegar rinse last, and only...

I always do my vinegar rinse last, and only halfway rinsed out, so the acidic pH can stay in my hair after the shower. but I don't see any harm in following up with a conditioner afterwards since...
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