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Hair Type Forum Consolidation

Do you feel the hair type forum should be consolidated and do away with the sub-categories?
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I'm cool with having 2,3,and 4, but without the subtypes the way the 2 board is right now.
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    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    I'm cool with having 2,3,and 4, but without the subtypes the way the 2 board is right now.
    +1
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  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    I'm cool with having 2,3,and 4, but without the subtypes the way the 2 board is right now.
    +1
    count me in too i agree with this



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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    I believe they should be consolidated.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I'm cool with having 2,3,and 4, but without the subtypes the way the 2 board is right now.

    I agree with this
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    3a/f/iii
    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
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I'm cool with having 2,3,and 4, but without the subtypes the way the 2 board is right now.

    Another vote for consolidation.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    no subcategories!
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Yep, consolidate. I think other categories could be consolidated too. We have way too many forums to wade through now.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Yes, there are too many forums. The search function works. We don't need a forum for every tiny detail. Do the work and search. :)
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    .
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    :love5:
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:

    www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619

  • CauCau Posts: 38Registered Users
    Yes, consolidate. So, we'll have more concentrated information in one place... :)
    3b/c - fine texture - normal/high porosity (from coloring)

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  • seamelody14seamelody14 Posts: 282Registered Users
    Agreed. Besides, a lot of people have more than one subtype in their hair anyway.
    2a/b
    medium/thick
    high porosity (from coloring)

    Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
    Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
    RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
    LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
    DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
    PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
    Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
    Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
  • moodydovemoodydove Posts: 1,721Registered Users
    Yea, that would be good.
    Big chop: 5/30/10
    CG, clarify with Aveda Brilliant Shampoo when needed
    Dense, medium-fine strands, lowish porosity. Avoiding glycerin outside the shower.
    Cowash:Suave Coconut Conditioner.
    Leave in: YtCucumbers and EVOO
    Styling Products: Flaxseed gel, Phillip B Soft Hold Gel, KMF Upper Management Gel
    DC: Doctored GVP or Suave conditioner
    Cleanser: Bentonite clay
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I'm cool with having 2,3,and 4, but without the subtypes the way the 2 board is right now.
    Cosign.

    Also, get rid of most of of the different hair subforums. What's the point of having color and product reviews and porosity and protein subcategories when people still post about those topics on general hair? The all natural hair care and recipes subforums can be combined.
    Eres o te haces?
  • maria_imaria_i Posts: 1,760Registered Users
    Consolidate.

    I also think that at least the Non-hir, Politics, Recipes, Books and Fitness, should be consolidated.
    3a/b, CG mostly.
    Mexico City.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Politics was kept separate for a reason - to cut down in fights in non-hair. ;)

    Most of the hair sub forums don't seem necessary. The same questions get asked in general hair. If one takes the time to use the search function, lots of info is out there.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    I like some of the sub forums in non-hair. I don't know too much about recipies and books, but the others, I see a good reason to keep.

    Politics is to keep fighting down. Parenting is nice because you're more likely get a response from from other parents. I like fitness and make-up because non-hair is busy and topics can get quickly buried and forgotten, so you get more time on the first page. The smaller forums make it easier to search. Since most of the topics are on products, necro'ing a old thread doesn't feel weird unless they're trying to advice the OP who asked a question 5 years ago. And threads don't get derailed as much, if any. I don't mind derails, but it's nice to have a place to ask about let's say lipstick without it being turned into a conversation about uncrustables.

    I've always thought it would be cool if there was a fitness swap where you could trade videos with others.
  • maria_imaria_i Posts: 1,760Registered Users
    I do understand what you are saying.

    I still feel that we have too many boards.

    Speaking just for me: I m interested in books, I m interested in recipes, I m very interested in politics. But I never go to sub-forums to read about those topics.
    The 'Say it...' thread is like that. Everything in one. But then, there are other Say it threads...
    I understand. It was just my opinion.
    I think I don t have the discipline to open all those forums, I ll have to work on that. It was just a suggestion.

    BTW I think P&P is very well to be separated. As well as the 40's forum, which is inserted into hair forums, but the talk is about everything.
    3a/b, CG mostly.
    Mexico City.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    I'd like consolidation, but with stickied threads for common subtopics. I've seen other forums use this format, and I think it works really well. The OP of each sticky is a FAQ that's updated as people post advice in the thread. This will reduce the problem of redundant threads, which are annoying to answer, and make comprehensive information difficult to piece together. Plus, ongoing, stickied threads encourage conversation and collaboration, which is a lot more fun than dry questions and answers.

    So, a board for hairtype 2 might have stickies for 2a, 2b, and 2c. A board for No/Low Poo might have a stickies about getting started and which products are "safe." Whatever the questions are that people ask over and over again.

    Thinking about what boards we should have, IMO we need boards for hairtypes and for ingredient concerns: 2, 3, & 4, no/low poo, protein free, and natural ingredients (including recipes). Other topics that may need their own boards are dye, straightening, and health issues affecting hair or scalp. And weren't the Over 40s and Pregnancy boards pretty popular?

    The last time there was a poll about which boards we should have, I was one of the people who voted for adding way more of them :lol: I WAS WRONG.