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Forum: 3 05-15-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By nana_banana
I picked up the gel yesterday! I co-washed...

I picked up the gel yesterday!

I co-washed and detangled today and applied my usual leave-in (Curls Unleashed) and some anti-frizz Garnier serum. After having my hair in my t-shirt turban to dry...
Forum: 3 05-15-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By nana_banana
I picked up the gel yesterday! I co-washed...

I picked up the gel yesterday!

I co-washed and detangled today and applied my usual leave-in (Curls Unleashed) and some anti-frizz Garnier serum. After having my hair in my t-shirt turban to dry...
Forum: 3 04-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By nana_banana
I'm halfway through my IC Fantasia gel and I'm...

I'm halfway through my IC Fantasia gel and I'm not impressed. Maybe in a few weeks, I'll pick up some of the shaping gelly.
Forum: 3 04-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By nana_banana
UPDATE: I went and bought Garnier Fructis...

UPDATE:

I went and bought Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Restructuring Butter.

Ingredients:



Judging by the ingredients, it looks to be a combination of a protein treatment and a...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 04-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By nana_banana
Thanks everyone for your advice. :)

Thanks everyone for your advice. :)
Forum: 3 04-22-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By nana_banana
I love Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel! You can...

I love Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel! You can find it at Whole Foods or any well-stocked grocery store that carries "natural living" products. In Canada, it's about $8 a bottle.
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 04-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By nana_banana
Thanks. I'm going to tell her that if she...

Thanks.

I'm going to tell her that if she feels she cannot properly cut my hair, I will not be upset and I will hold it against her as a stylist.

"Red flags" that I will also look out for:

...
Forum: Salon/Stylist Chatter 04-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By nana_banana
Would you trust a stylist without your hair type?

I have 3C/4A/3B hair and today I saw a woman with lovely 3A curls styled in a very nice angled bob cut and I asked her who her stylist was. I just Googled the salon and stylist and I can from the...
Forum: 3 04-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By nana_banana
Wow, thanks for doing that! :)

Wow, thanks for doing that! :)
Forum: 4 04-21-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By nana_banana
Yeah, too much PVP is bad news. I've been using a...

Yeah, too much PVP is bad news. I've been using a lot of gel lately. I think I need a PVP break!
Forum: High Porosity 04-20-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By nana_banana
One day, sometimes two days. I feel like I have...

One day, sometimes two days. I feel like I have to rinse my hair with conditioner every day or else I get fluffy, dry, undefined hair.

My hair is cottony. It dries very fast--or at least much more...
Forum: 4 04-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By nana_banana
I live in a predominantly white area, so that...

I live in a predominantly white area, so that must be why my local Sally's doesn't have a whole lot for curly or kinky hair.

I bought the Cleansing Co-Wash, Leave-In Conditioner Cream, and the...
Forum: 3 04-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By nana_banana
Girls with Curls by Dippity-Do - Has anyone tried this line?

I was in Target (Canada) yesterday and saw this product line in the hair care section.

dippity-do | Girls with Curls (http://www.dippity-do.ca/home/gwc)

It's a complete hair system; shampoo,...
Forum: 3 04-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By nana_banana
I'm not CG. I still use sulfate shampoos, so I'm...

I'm not CG. I still use sulfate shampoos, so I'm not too worried about leftover silicones in my hair. However, right now, it just so happens that I'm using silicones more sparingly as my daily...
Forum: 3 04-15-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By nana_banana
I was using Africa's Best Organics Cholesterol...

I was using Africa's Best Organics Cholesterol and Tea Tree conditioner. It was on clearance at Target.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Polyquaternium-37, Polypropylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate,...
Forum: 3 04-15-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,135
Posted By nana_banana
I scrunch.

I scrunch.
Forum: 3 04-15-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By nana_banana
I'm wondering if I have build-up too. Lately my...

I'm wondering if I have build-up too. Lately my products haven't working very well together (white balls/flakes).
Forum: 3 04-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By nana_banana
I'm actually under a lot of external stress right...

I'm actually under a lot of external stress right now. I'm just finishing up my undergrad degree, so I was in "final essays and exam" mode for the past two weeks, working 20 hours a week, and getting...
Forum: 3 04-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By nana_banana
My hair is "snapping" -- do I need protein or more moisture?

Background info:

High/medium porosity
Fine hair but very dense
Cottony hair texture that takes a few moments to feel wet but once it gets wet, it soaks up all the water
My hair dries...
Forum: 3 04-12-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By nana_banana
I just watched this video: Styling Curly Hair -...

I just watched this video: Styling Curly Hair - Ouidad's Rake & Shake Technique - YouTube (http://youtu.be/gVMFgPM9YYY)

And I really don't think I could do this method. I can't run my fingers so...
Forum: 4 04-12-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By nana_banana
Ah, okay. I liked the Mixed Silk stuff a lot, so...

Ah, okay. I liked the Mixed Silk stuff a lot, so it would make sense that I like this stuff a lot.
Forum: 4 04-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By nana_banana
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: 4 04-10-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By nana_banana
You might need to use a styling product as well...

You might need to use a styling product as well as the Smoothie and don't forget to seal with an oil. Also, don't take out the twists until your hair is 100% dry.
Forum: 3 04-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By nana_banana
I have very poofy hair but my hair is always...

I have very poofy hair but my hair is always extra poofy after wash day.

I find doing a leave-in oil treatment after deep conditioning helps it, but I normally just wear my hair in a loose pony...
Forum: 3 04-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By nana_banana
I'm not CG. Come to the darkside where silicones...

I'm not CG. Come to the darkside where silicones and sulfates are your friends. :evil1::evil2:

But seriously, CG doesn't work for everyone. I've been natural for 9 years and I've had plenty of...
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