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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 04-29-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
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In that product, the propylene glycol falls below...

In that product, the propylene glycol falls below the 1% line, so it is going ot have very little effect on your hair as a humectant.
Forum: Non-hair discussion 09-06-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Man, I dunno. I think of her often.

Man, I dunno. I think of her often.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-06-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Amodimethicone is not water soluble. Not at all.

Amodimethicone is not water soluble. Not at all.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-06-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
I use both RO and LI products that contain...

I use both RO and LI products that contain amodimethicone and bisaminopropyl dimethicone and I really enjoy the results. I have not noticed any issues with build up, nor with my hair becoming...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
It's not a polyquat. It is a water soluble...

It's not a polyquat. It is a water soluble silicone surfactant (quaternized).
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
I use Pantene almost exclusively, right now. ...

I use Pantene almost exclusively, right now.

I have for years used their spray-on leave-in conditioner/detangler, love their hair gel for curly hair, and use their conditioner for colored hair. ...
Forum: Going Gray 06-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
I just got rbb's message where she was asking me...

I just got rbb's message where she was asking me about this. I am sorry guys - I don't get over here to the board as often as I would like these days.


Here is what I sent her via pm:
So, when...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Sometimes I can soften the impact of a stronger...

Sometimes I can soften the impact of a stronger shampoo by applying conditioner to my hair before I add the shampoo.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,036
Old thread, but I have to jump in to clarify some...

Old thread, but I have to jump in to clarify some some apparent recurrent misunderstandings or misinterpretations of my work. In reviewing the articles I have written on polyquats, it seems clear...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-29-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
You guys have given me so much to work with....

You guys have given me so much to work with. Thank you! I think polyquats will be the focus of the next article, with attention paid particularly to the concerns about build up and/or removal.

I...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-02-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Curl chemist topic ideas

Hi everyone. :) The community here has grown and changed so much in the past few years, and there are so many new faces that I feel I should re-introduce myself.

I am a curly-haired polymer...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 03-02-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,831
It is also an excellent sleep aid. I takean...

It is also an excellent sleep aid. I takean epsom salt bath + 400 mg magnesium every night before bed.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Kathy, I am super excited that you are...

Kathy, I am super excited that you are experimenting with this and that you are getting fabulous results. Now I want to order some.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 09-01-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Kathymack, just because your hair didn't like...

Kathymack, just because your hair didn't like them, didn't prove that they were accumulating on your hair surface. :flower: People swear cyclopentasiloxane builds up on their hair too, and it just...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 11-27-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,789
Hmm, I was going to post a quick reply to this...

Hmm, I was going to post a quick reply to this thread, but the answer was getting sufficiently long that I decided it might warrant its own article. I will try to remember to come back and post a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,075
Hey, I wanted to bump this thread for new ideas....

Hey, I wanted to bump this thread for new ideas. I know I never covered all the ones submitted so far, but it has been a while. So I wanted to get some fresh questions and/or confirmation of...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-17-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,835
Ingredient list for KC come clean: ...

Ingredient list for KC come clean:

Ingredients: Purified water, organic mandarin orange fruit, organic marigold flower, organic white willow bark, organic sea kelp, c14-16 olefin, sulfonate and...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 10-17-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
My hair tolerates silk amino acids/silk proteins...

My hair tolerates silk amino acids/silk proteins pretty well also. But, I am going to goout ona limb and say that the panthenol, the polyquaternium-10, and the citric acid are why it is so soft on...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
My apologies KathyMac. I know we have crossed...

My apologies KathyMac. I know we have crossed swords on this one before. It is just my personal recommendation based on scientific principles that folks not use certain products on their hair. ...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
A modern, commerically formulated shampoo should...

A modern, commerically formulated shampoo should have a pH that is mildly acidic, usually between 4-5.5. They should be totally non-alkaline.

Soaps and liquid soaps are exceptions and should not...
Forum: 3 06-13-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 302,843
I thought my hair was 3A on top. It is tight...

I thought my hair was 3A on top. It is tight corkscrews underneath, which I figured were 3B or 4 something. Hmm, now I am not sure. I may have to figure out how to post a recent picture.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
They are hands down the best products I have ever...

They are hands down the best products I have ever used in terns of shine, frizz-control, and texture. The Tress-FX is my favorite. However, I am extremely allergic to the cloveoil she uses in that...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
So even with med/high porosity hair, you guys are...

So even with med/high porosity hair, you guys are having good result with CIABin high dew points? I had been avoiding that product due to the high humectant content, as my hair typically gets really...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
My hair is like that sometimes. It is just...

My hair is like that sometimes. It is just softer and shinier without anything in it excpet my spray-on detangler. Other days - not so much. I yearn more than anything for consistency.
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-13-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,714
I enjoy products with amodimethicone in them...

I enjoy products with amodimethicone in them usually. I avoid dimethicone still, as it makes my hair greasy and frizzy. I also use a sulfate-cotnining shampoo on occasion more as a clarifier than...
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