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The two most helpful things...

...you've learned from NC.com.

I was just thinking about all of the helpful information that I've learned here at NC.com. Obviously, there are more that two things, but I thought it might be fun to limit it to two. Mine are...

1. I can leave-in regular conditioner (for me it's GVP conditioning balm)
2. How to scrunch out the crunch. I always used gel, but my hair was always wet looking and hard.

What are yours?
[FONT=&quot]CG since 9/2011[/FONT][FONT=&quot] - 3b/Coarse/Medium thickness

[/FONT]Low Poo: Shea Moisture Retention, Loreal Everpure Sulfate-Free (ocassionally)
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner
RO: GVP Conditioning Balm, AOHR
LI: GVP Conditioning Balm
DT: Shea Moisture DT Hair Masque, AOHR
Gel: Dep Endurance Styling Gel, HE Set Me Up Spray Gel

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  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For me it is...
    1. Plopping (the one thing that has done more to enhance my curls than any other)
    2. Technique-it is as important as product
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • BellaAmoreBellaAmore Posts: 253Registered Users
    1- the ingredients on a label go from the most to least. These helped me ween out products that may be "enriched with 100%" of something, and it be the last thing on the ingredients list.

    2- hair properties, particularly low porosity hair care methods.
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    1. Technique- used Deva Curl products exclusively for two years before I ever heard of CG or NC.com. Was still towel drying my hair and adding a non DC silicone-filled hair serum. My hair looked so bad I wore it pulled back for about 6 months straight.
    2. How to read ingredients and be aware of what I'm putting in my hair.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    hard to put it down to just two things, but i guess one would have to be:
    1) moisture moisture n more moisture!!
    2) learning to read the ingredients list.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    1. How important of a role your hair properties make in deciding which products will work for you
    2. Learning about dew points and which ingredients to avoid during certain ones

    CurlyFireHorse, I definitely agree with what you said about technique!
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

    iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

  • marieantoinettemarieantoinette Posts: 131Registered Users
    Definitely scrunch out the crunch and the scrunch-n-pump method.
    Hair type 2A, fine texture but very very dense (TONS of hair)!
    Products: Suave Naturals coconut co-wash, L'Oreal EverCreme Moisturizing rinse-out
    LA Looks Sports Gel (on the hunt for a better gel!)
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 1,009Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Using conditioner to wash instead of shampoo and the oil cleanse method (from the make-up and skincare section on here). :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008


    Co-wash: Deva Decadence No Poo
    Rinse out: Deva Decadence One Condition
    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments

  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,134Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    1) learning my hair properties
    2) realizing that other curlies have coarse hair
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • curlyevcurlyev Posts: 246Registered Users
    1. the importance of moisture
    2. how important it is to know the ingredients in your products
    -3A, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
    -Low poo (As needed): CVS Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo
    -RO: GVP The Detangler
    -Styling: LALSG
    -PT: ION Effective Care (seldom)
    *I have learned that sometimes less is more when it comes to my hair*

  • curlislandcurlisland Posts: 85Registered Users
    1. I can leave in regular conditioner
    2. Discovering my hair properties
    [PHP][/PHP]High porosity. 3C.
    Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo.
    Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist.
    Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu.
    Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
    Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein.
    Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein.
    Hair hates: Plopping.
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    Oh gosh, only two things...I guess I would have to say:
    1. Scrunch out the crunch
    2. Learning your hair properties can make a world of difference

    But there's so many other things...this website has been so incredibly helpful.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse

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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    1. plopping

    2. pineapple

    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • MagandaMaganda Posts: 57Registered Users
    1. The Before and After Thread. I used to think I just had ugly hair and all I could do was try to hide it. Seeing other people with hair just like mine transformed into beautiful curls blew me away.
    2. Recognizing that most of the products that claim to be good for curly hair really aren't. Understanding ingredients and being able to figure out what works for my hair.
    CG since 12/01/2010!
    2c/3a thin BSL hair
    Wish my hair was longer and fuller but it breaks off like crazy!
  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    1. Don't touch hair while it's drying
    2. Regular protein treatments are a must
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • bossyhairbossyhair Posts: 18Registered Users
    1. Don't use silicones!

    2. Do use protein!

    Good idea! I was thinking about the same thing!
    2C, porous, texture fine?
    product junkie
  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    1. The CG method - a revelation to my curls.:thumbleft:
    2. Scrunching out the crunch.:thumbleft:
    :icon_smile: UK Curly
    Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
    Porosity : High
    Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
    Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
    Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
    Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
    CG since Feb 2011
  • msgmsg Posts: 151Registered Users
    So many things!! But if I have to pick two....
    1. Learning ingredients and what to avoid
    2. My hair needs protein (never even heard of a protein treatment before this and it works wonders!!)
    FIA: 2b-c/f/i, normal porosity/elasticity I think?

    Current favs:
    lo-poo: Giovanni
    Co-Wash: V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO: CJ Beauticurls,
    LI: Ouidad Botanical Boost
    PT/DT: Emergencee, Biolage Condish Balm
    Stylers: LALSG, Aussome Volume Gel
  • curlybrancurlybran Posts: 510Registered Users
    Definitely scrunch out the crunch and the scrunch-n-pump method.
    What is scrunch and pump?

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App
  • JENNIFFER023JENNIFFER023 Posts: 30Registered Users
    1.Always think my hairs need moisture but never think in protein treatment. Big change!!
    2. Scrunch out the crunch.

    and a lot of more!!!
    Type: 3a/3b , Growing a pixie. CG since sept/2011 porosity ? fine texture, density Medium.
    Low-poo:Giovanny TTT
    CO wash: Suave Coconut
    Conditiner:Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition
    Styling: Fsg /coconut oil/ L A Sport gel.
    DT: GPV Conditioning Balm.
    Pt: GVP K-pak, Ion Effective Care.
    Oil:Coconut, almont, rosmery, castor oil.

    Wish list
    Giovanny Direc Leave in.
    Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose.
    CJ Curl in a Bottle.

    Sorry my bad english!!
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    This is hard because i learned so much.

    1 figure out hair likes/dislikes and Be an ingredient reader

    2. How to properly detangle as to not cause breakage.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:

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