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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By carrielynn
What brand do you use then kathymack? We...

What brand do you use then kathymack?

We have city water, and while I don't know for sure, it seems to act pretty soft. I'm fine with doing acidic rinses if need be to balance things out and help...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 02-17-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By carrielynn
Shampoo bars?

Any wavies/curlies have luck using shampoo bars? Like the ones from Chagrin Valley and Sweet Creek Herbal? I've been reading through the massive thread on Long Hair Community but a lot of those...
Forum: High Porosity 06-22-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,696
Posted By carrielynn
I've tried coconut oil twice with the exact same...

I've tried coconut oil twice with the exact same results - limp, surface frizz, and no crunch with gel. I haven't had an analysis done but I've suspected I'm highly porous for other reasons. I really...
Forum: High Porosity 06-08-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By carrielynn
Protein?

I've heard high porosity hair typically likes protein. Gelatin PTs do nothing for me (good OR bad). Could my hair possibly want a different kind of protein? What other kinds of protein are there? Any...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 05-30-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By carrielynn
Pure Shine Curls Lotion

Anyone tried it? I picked it up for 2.99 at Rite Aid yesterday. Seems to be CG friendly.
Forum: 2 11-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By carrielynn
Thanks! Unfortunately my photo is from last...

Thanks!

Unfortunately my photo is from last spring... when I still had wonderful pregnancy hormones helping me out. :wink: Now I have a 3-month-old and am also going through the lovely...
Forum: 2 11-12-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By carrielynn
stringy waves?

What might cause stringy waves? I'm so jealous of those photos I see of thick, clumpy, rolling waves...
Forum: 2 03-30-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,003
Posted By carrielynn
My best guess is fine texture, normal to high...

My best guess is fine texture, normal to high porosity, and normal elasticity. Although I'm thinking of getting an analysis done to know for sure...



I currently wash every other day, but...
Forum: 2 03-29-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,003
Posted By carrielynn
I'm very intrigued by this. Which kind of oil...

I'm very intrigued by this. Which kind of oil seems to work best for most of you? I'm thinking of starting with trying either coconut, jojoba, or argan...
Forum: 2 03-27-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 23,789
Posted By carrielynn
I could be such a bad PJ if I let myself... :D ...

I could be such a bad PJ if I let myself... :D

I'm still experimenting with drugstore-price products, so when I saw my local RiteAid had Tresemme buy-one-get-one-free (with a wellness card), I got...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By carrielynn
Microfiber towel

I'm thinking of investing in a microfiber towel so I stop using up my old tshirts... (I love plopping!) -- any recommendations/tips? My hair is just about bsl, so how big of a towel should I look...
Forum: Health-related hair issues 03-19-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,609
Posted By carrielynn
seborrheic dermatitis?

Do any of you have it?

After a bit of internet research (I know, I know, the internet isn't always right...) I think I might have it. About 14 months ago I went in to my doctor for what seemed to...
Forum: 2 03-06-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By carrielynn
I totally know what you mean about those spider...

I totally know what you mean about those spider hairs -- your pics of your wet hair could be mine! And I seem to get more of them when my hair dries! I have no answers unfortunately... but I'd like...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 02-29-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,686
Posted By carrielynn
Thumbs up scalp massage brush

I just want to make people aware of this WONDERFUL invention called the scalp brush! (not a "scalp massager") I knew that with co-washing I needed to really rub my scalp with my fingertips to get the...
Forum: 2 02-29-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By carrielynn
Thanks guys. :) I just need to suck it up and...

Thanks guys. :) I just need to suck it up and enjoy my hair on the days I do get the chance to wash it (and make sure if we're going out and doing anything that those become wash days!) and just get...
Forum: 2 02-28-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 47,809
Posted By carrielynn
Ok I think I'm going to give this a try today!...

Ok I think I'm going to give this a try today! I've never done a PT before and I have all of the ingredients, so we'll see how it goes!

I want to make sure I've got the "order of operations"...
Forum: 2 02-27-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By carrielynn
Over the years my hair has gotten used to a...

Over the years my hair has gotten used to a natural centered part, so when I use my wide toothed comb in the shower (on soaking wet/conditioned hair) I comb each side down, away from the part. Then...
Forum: 2 02-27-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By carrielynn
Unhappy vent: pregnancy hair...

With my first child, I was so excited when my hair became thicker and looked amazing and was hoping it would happen again with this one... No such luck. I'm 18 weeks and my stupid pregnancy hormones...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 02-25-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By carrielynn
Ok since I'm still kinda new to this... what is...

Ok since I'm still kinda new to this... what is GVP?

No Sally's around here, just things like Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and local stores (Spartan & Meijer). But I'm not opposed to shopping...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 02-24-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By carrielynn
Question what's your fav moisturizing rinse out?

I'm jumping on the CG bandwagon again (tried last fall, then I got pregnant and hormones messed with everything including my hair so I fell back into old habits and simply "survived" for a few...
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 02-22-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By carrielynn
I know I was loving the results other people got...

I know I was loving the results other people got and their before and after pictures!!! I even have a friend who did it and her usually-straight hair turned into beautiful soft waves. So jealous....
Forum: Trying a shampoo free method? 02-21-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By carrielynn
BS/ACV...

So I've read a number of articles and blogs recently that are all gung-ho about the concept of no-pooing with simply a baking soda/water mixture as a cleanser followed by an apple cider vinegar/water...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 10-26-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By carrielynn
Well thank you! :D I'm already learning so much...

Well thank you! :D I'm already learning so much from this site, it's so addictive... ;)
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 10-26-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By carrielynn
Welcome! :wave: I'm a newbie too, and your...

Welcome! :wave: I'm a newbie too, and your routine sounds very similar to mine. I don't have much time for styling, so I'm trying to find the perfect combination of products too!
Forum: 2 10-26-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By carrielynn
Flaky: yes. Itchy: sometimes but not usually. If...

Flaky: yes. Itchy: sometimes but not usually. If I rub my head I can create a snowstorm. I'm thinking it's a moisture issue, since I got it last winter too, and was totally fine before my daughter...
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