addicted lol

caraleecaralee Posts: 5Registered Users
I think I'm quickly becoming addicted to this forum. I love my curly hair, but I know it can be better. I'm obsessed with seeing everyone else's beautiful hair and their hair routines. I want to create a silicone and sulfate free routine for myself. Everything I own, except my sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, has them in it :-( . maybe I should put them on the swap meet site and give them away lol, some of its pretty expensive. My daughter has beautiful, curly hair too, but I'm not sure her curly type yet. It doesn't seem to be as curly as my own. One day soon I will have lovely hair to boast about too. I'm envious of all of your hair.
3a, low porosity, medium density, fine hair


  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Don't go selling anything just yet! You can try a CG routine. Go get some inexpensive products at the drugstore. If you hair responds then great, put the rest of the stuff up on the swap board. If not, well, you'll have backup. And reading around this site you might have a better idea of how to use what you already had.

    P.S. This site is ridiculously addictive.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    When you first start, it's hard not to be obsessed. It does get better as you begin to know what your hair likes. Best place to start is to look for folks with similar properties and see what they use and do.
    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
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm posting this right here, right now, JUST because I'm addicted too:)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)

    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • caraleecaralee Posts: 5Registered Users
    After I posted I though, "I'm going to wait a bit before I decide to get rid of my stuff, and I can always give it to my sister." Lol.

    NvmbrCurlss:Lol, it is addicting
    3a, low porosity, medium density, fine hair
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ^^^ :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)

    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,308Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I AM SUPER OBSESSED. :shock:
    There should totally be a curly girl anonymous group or something but I would never ever in a thousand years hand over my growing stash haha.
    All I can say is that some people can experiment and stop but I will forever be an experimenter. I just cannot stop because I always find some new combo I love, some things are no longer available, formulas change- beieve me I'll find an excuse. People probably see our hair and assume that we just wake up like that COUGH COUGH SPITS COFFEE no way.
    You will learn a lot, you'll whip up your own concoctions etc. Just remember that your hair is totally unique and to try things you love and go more towards those. It also helps to look for people that have hair similar yours or just people whose hair you like etc. I actually have a bunch of threads with posters who had awesome routines in my favorites bar because I am a weirdo like that. Have fun and ROCK them locks :headbang:
    *Current Routine*
    LP: SM RSB
    CO/CW: CJ Daily Fix, GR Restorative, SM RSB, SM SFC
    DC: SM, CJ Rehab, G.Nutrafix, DIY
    LI: a CO, KCKT
    Sealers: an oil, JC N&S
    Stylers: just CO, CJ CIAB, KCCC, aloe gel, FSG
    Once in a while: ACV, Lemon-Aid

    Oils to seal, rinse, and/or pre-poo as needed :love10:

    2c/3a/3b coarse, normal porosity
    :toothy4: CG since 2007 :flower:
  • BimbijaNeBimbijaNe Posts: 18Registered Users
    Im a little addicted too. I'm 3b and am finding oils troublesome. I'd like to give them a good try because my hair is so dry, but they do tend to make the curl less clumpy (almost frizzy), do you know what to do to rectify this?
  • LuuuuucyLuuuuucy Posts: 146Registered Users
    It's VERY addicting, I agree! There's always something fun and new to try. I think I'm really close to having my perfect system, and now I'm obsessed with the perfect technique. Next I want to see if I can get different types of curls by using different techniques.
    Curly work in progress
    2C with some 3A if all the stars align
    Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
    No sulfates since 2009
    CG since 2013

    In my stash:
    Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
    Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
    Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls

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