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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-28-2017, 11:29 AM
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Here's a Science-y Hair Blog post about it:...

Here's a Science-y Hair Blog post about it: http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/ph-of-common-homemade-rinses.html

I used to do acv rinses on an as needed basis for hard water deposits...
Forum: Newbies info/introductions 07-27-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Geek_Chic
The thing is, I went from city water to shared...

The thing is, I went from city water to shared well water and they shock it so much that it comes out of my faucet white and smells like chlorine. I don't know how to counteract what this water is...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-20-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,240
Posted By Geek_Chic
Hi rbb. I've used a double wash method before...

Hi rbb. I've used a double wash method before with baking soda and vinegar to strip the yucky smells out of towels and bump the absorbency back up. Fabric softener salt and detergents can both build...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-17-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Geek_Chic
Argan would work as a prepoo, though it's not a...

Argan would work as a prepoo, though it's not a common one for that purpose (doesn't fully penetrate, unlike the below oils). Science-y Hair Blog recommends coconut, sunflower, avocado, babassu,...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Geek_Chic
Argan is a nice light oil that absorbs into the...

Argan is a nice light oil that absorbs into the hair shaft, so it's a good choice for conditioning and smoothing flyaways without weighing hair down. Since it absorbs, it's not the best noice for...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Geek_Chic
You might try a Dutch braid. It's like an inside...

You might try a Dutch braid. It's like an inside out French braid and if hair is layered, it helps incorporate and contain the various layers. I can't do a good French braid, but I can get a decent...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Geek_Chic
In a shampoo like you describe - both...

In a shampoo like you describe - both coco-betaine and dimethicone... The coco-betaine would remove any silicone deposits, but the dimethicone in the shampoo deposits onto the hair shaft. You'll only...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 07-16-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Geek_Chic
Amodimethicone deposits one layer, then repels...

Amodimethicone deposits one layer, then repels any further deposits. It also bonds to damaged areas, so can be beneficial in that way. My fine hair hates it in a conditioner - simultaneously frizzy...
Forum: 2 06-30-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Geek_Chic
+1. The few times I tried a DC, it was a quick...

+1. The few times I tried a DC, it was a quick trip from "I think my hair is too dry for regular condish to help" to "whoa! So overconditioned and limp now"

These days in lieu of a DC, I opt for a...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-29-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Geek_Chic
Tapatalk works, but I miss the CurlTalk app too. ...

Tapatalk works, but I miss the CurlTalk app too. :(

Someone fix the "Scheme 'https' not registered" error!

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-26-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Geek_Chic
Google shows a Hairvitalize Balsam and Protein...

Google shows a Hairvitalize Balsam and Protein shampoo sold at Dollar Tree. $1 for a 32oz bottle. Also I see a Salerm Balsam and Protein shampoo online here:
http://www.sleekhair.com/32033.html
...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-19-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Geek_Chic
I always plopped, then air dried. No need to...

I always plopped, then air dried. No need to diffuse. Scrunching excess water out with a flour sack towel, microfiber, or t-shirt works too.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 06-18-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Geek_Chic
I 2nd the nylon stocking idea. I used to stretch...

I 2nd the nylon stocking idea. I used to stretch the top of one over the mouth of a funnel, then pour the fsg through. Then put on dishwashing gloves (for some insulation), pull the stocking off the...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 06-02-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Geek_Chic
I use Renpure's Luxurious Argan Oil shampoo and...

I use Renpure's Luxurious Argan Oil shampoo and like it fairly well. I don't use it every wash, but when I do, it leaves my hair feeling clean but not stripped. If you're scent sensitive, the...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 05-13-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,020
Posted By Geek_Chic
Hi Myrna! I'm still around lurking, just not as...

Hi Myrna! I'm still around lurking, just not as active as I used to be (60 hour work week, nights). My CurlTalk App completely quit working a couple months back, and I've switched to Tapatalk, but...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 03-28-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,825
Posted By Geek_Chic
Unicure conditioner, shampoo, and gel can all be...

Unicure conditioner, shampoo, and gel can all be ordered at unicure.com. Cure Care conditioner has been discontinued and is no longer available.

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Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-16-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Geek_Chic
Same here. Been happening for over a week....

Same here. Been happening for over a week. Finally downloaded Tapatalk. I get a "Scheme 'https' not registered" when I try to open the CurlTalk app. I cant even get to the login screen there.
...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 03-16-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Geek_Chic
Do you mean no alcohols period, or just free from...

Do you mean no alcohols period, or just free from drying alcohols (fatty alcohols are actually beneficial to hair)? If just free from drying alcohols, then... If you need hard hold, you might try...
Forum: Non-hair discussion 02-03-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Geek_Chic
My tablet won't send or receive new emails in the...

My tablet won't send or receive new emails in the gmail app when in power saving mode. If your phone has that feature turned on, try turning it off. Also be sure Sync is turned on in both gmail ND...
Forum: Readers' Product Reviews 01-26-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,825
Posted By Geek_Chic
The retail formula Unicure is closer to Cure Care...

The retail formula Unicure is closer to Cure Care than the "classic" formula. Retail formula has "silk amino protein" while Cure Care has hydrolyzed keratin. Retail formula and Cure Care are...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-04-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Geek_Chic
In a conditioner, definitely. If I use one, it...

In a conditioner, definitely. If I use one, it seems like my hair responds differently to anything I use afterward (not in a good way) till I reset with a low poo or regular shampoo. With a non-water...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-02-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Geek_Chic
No ingredient in that list screams "I cause...

No ingredient in that list screams "I cause dandruff", but if the formula change in Suave Coconut is the only change in your routine (water and all others products haven't changed), then it could...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 01-02-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Geek_Chic
Can't see your bolding on the app, but if you...

Can't see your bolding on the app, but if you mean the 2 ingredients ending in -none, those are preservatives, not silicones, and they aren't new. There are no silicones in the ingredients list you...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-30-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Geek_Chic
Yeah, the max hold gel. (Out of curiosity I took...

Yeah, the max hold gel. (Out of curiosity I took a look at the mousse options as well... think one of them had the hydrolyzed proteins) Anyway, I layer LALSG over a LI, usually a little Tresemme...
Forum: General Discussion about Curly Hair 12-29-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Geek_Chic
Hi Myrna! How would you say this gel compares to...

Hi Myrna! How would you say this gel compares to LALSG in terms of hold and maintaining moisture? LALSG is holding better for me this winter than AIF or HETT, but I'm liking the short ingredients...
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