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Old 08-22-2013, 04:09 PM   #21
 
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I'm starting to really love my curls! Look at that:







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Old 08-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #22
 
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I made flag seed gel today and added a sheet of gelatin and a little agave syrup. I'm totally loving the results!

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #23
 
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Wowza!
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #24
 
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Gorgeous!
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:32 AM   #25
 
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Thanks!

I'm trying second day hair again today. I've never gone without washing or at least putting my head under the tap unless I put my hair in a ponytail or bun. I did try last week when I woke up with wonderful hair, but it started frizzing out within the hour and I ended up washing it any way.

Now I mixed some gel with and equal amount of water and a little conditione. I crunched this in my hair. It looked good when I was finished, so lets hope it stays the same when it dries!
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:43 AM   #26
 
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It is dry now, and I am very happy *dances around*

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #27
 
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I've made another batch of flag seed gel (with added glycerine and agave) yesterday and tried it today. I like my DIY gel much better than any store bought gel I've tried so far. So I guess I'll keep making my own.

Dews were pretty high here today, so the glycerin was probably now the best idea to use today. I definately had more frizz than yesterday:



I also used a tiny amount of almond oil (only a few drops) this morning to seal in moisture. I only used it on the ends, but I don't like it at all. My hair does not feel greasy, but my hands do after I have touched my hair (which I appear to be doing often) and even my face felt greasy.

I'm starting to rethink my hair properties. I've learned that my hair does not like oils or butters at all (except coconut oil). I've also noticed it's quite easy to overcondition. I can hardly tolerate any leave in at all. My hair does like protein though and tolerates it quite well. So maybe it is fine and not medium texture?

I'm still doubting this though. I've never experienced products weighing my hair down and the need for protein can be caused by dying my hair. I've also compared my hair with hairs on my arm, which definately are thinner.

Before I started GC my hair was really dry and felt like straw when wet and when dry. I had soo many knots and the frizz was through the roof. This started after dying my hair (probably once too often). I now know this was caused by lack of moisture and it immediately improved when I started CG.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #28
 
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The products you all use are not readily available here, so I've been using what is. Nobody probably knows these brands, but just to keep track I post them anyway:
I also really like the Dr Organic Vitamin E shampoo/conditioner...I am not sure about the shea butter in it because some people say it builds up but overall I think it works well
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #29
 
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I like cooking a lot. With the flag seed gel, I've discovered I can cook some more

Today I made my own hair custard with cheap drug store gel, coconut oil, olive oil, glycerin and agave syrup for more hold. I just put it in my hair. I've never had such beautiful clumps in wet hair as I do now! Can't wait for it to dry.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:11 PM   #30
 
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Your hair is so beautiful! I wish I had curls like yours!
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #31
 
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I just diffused my hair, so it is nearly dry now. This is how it looks with the custard I made:



I absolutely love it. The curls are soft, well defined, bouncy and a lot of shine! I'm loving it, with this I have way more curl than with the gel.
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Currently experimenting with home made flax seed gel (latest version with agave syrup and gelatine), home made protein treatments (latest version with gelatine and coconut oil)


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Old 09-07-2013, 02:48 AM   #32
 
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I just diffused my hair, so it is nearly dry now. This is how it looks with the custard I made:



I absolutely love it. The curls are soft, well defined, bouncy and a lot of shine! I'm loving it, with this I have way more curl than with the gel.
Your hair looks really beautiful! Would you like to share your recipe please!
And where did you buy the agave nectar? And I also like to know what glycerine did you use? I saw two types of glycerine at the local drugstore, but I really don't know if it's okay to use that in my hair.

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Old 09-07-2013, 03:00 AM   #33
 
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Geweldig! You sound really happy! Good for you!

Thanks for the tip about the HEMA stuff. I'm going to have a look at those too.

Check out this review of the HEMA conditioner online: HEMA conditioner It is just one review but it states that it is a really runny conditioner.
This conditioner might be useful for co-washing. Think I'm gonna try it.
O and BTW I've been to the nearest Action (Tiel), but couldn't find the Aloe Co. unfortunately
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I have hair envy right now! Your hair is very beautiful, I wish I had curls like that! Glad you are findings things that work!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:44 AM   #35
 
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Your hair looks really beautiful! Would you like to share your recipe please!
And where did you buy the agave nectar? And I also like to know what glycerine did you use? I saw two types of glycerine at the local drugstore, but I really don't know if it's okay to use that in my hair.
I used a jar of cheap gel, which I bought at Jumbo. I added one tablespoon of coconutoil (the one I mentioned before in this topic) and one tablespoon of extra virgine olive oil (the cheap one in a plastic liter bottle they sell at C1000). I think I added one or two teaspoons of glycerine and about the same of the agave nectar. I mixed it all together using the (I don't know the English words for this, but you're Dutch so that does not matter) garde van de staafmixer.

Next time I make it, I'll use less oil or maybe grapeseed oil in stead of olive oil. My hair looks fabulous in the morning, but in the afternoon and evening is starts to go limp and greasy. I get the impression that I used to much oil for my hair type and that it seeps down to the ends during the day.

The glycerine looks like this:


I just bought the first bottle I came across, didn't really do any research whether there are specific ones you should get. The agave nectar is sold at Jumbo and I've also seen it at De Tuinen, but is is more expensive there. They probably also sell it at AH and other super markets. If comes in a handy squeeze bottle with a flip cap.
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co-wash and rinse out: Inecto coconut conditioner
leave in: sHegron Aloe vera conditioner or Inecto coconut conditioner
styler: L'Oreal gel / mousse

Currently experimenting with home made flax seed gel (latest version with agave syrup and gelatine), home made protein treatments (latest version with gelatine and coconut oil)


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Old 09-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #36
 
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@Eva: the custard recipe you made reminds me of the All in One Spray: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/recipes-%97-hair-body/5430-all-one-spray-updated.html
Ive made this spray over a year ago and I liked it very much, especially on colder days.

The glycerine you showed is the same as I wanted to buy recently (but doubted it was the right one), so I will try this one as well. Thanks for sharing!
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acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP
, JCCC, BRHG
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #37
 
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I've been to the beach today. Fall is setting in and there was quite a strong wind. We walked along the beach for about three hours, which was lovely.

I did not think of bringing a hairtie, so I wore my hair down. I feared the wind would totally mess it up, but this is how it lookes now (it is past midnight here now):



I've even been trying on loads of hats today!

If my hair can survive today an look like this, it can survive anything
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Currently experimenting with home made flax seed gel (latest version with agave syrup and gelatine), home made protein treatments (latest version with gelatine and coconut oil)


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