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I am in L-O-V-E! First impression...now with pics!

tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I decided to try using mousse instead of gel because gels have just not been making me happy. I knew there had to be some mousses (or is it meese? ;) ) that aren't drying out there. I did some research and found good reviews for BTZ noodle head mousse from Sally's. And good reviews for the curl activating spray. I wanted to try and stay CG that's why I didn't go for the cream. As far as I can tell the mousse and the spray are CG. The mousse has one peg modified cone so I'm not concerned about it.

Anyway - I used the mousse today and I'm just in love! My hair looks incredible! It's curly and soft with very minimal frizz. I think if I'd put the mousse in right out of the shower it would be perfect but I couldn't wait to use it so I just sprayed my hair down with water and put it in. the only thing in my hair before it was my SheaM.

Since it's my first time using it I'm trying not to go too overboard with my praise but my hair is sooo soft and the curls are perfect and there's almost no frizz! And I'm in Florida and I've been in and out of the house and even sat on the porch watching the rain that passed through. Hair still looks great! We'll have to see over time if it dries my hair out but I don't see any bad alcohols listed in the ingredients (but I'm certainly no expert!).

With gel after about an hour or two my hair starts feeling really dry and yucky - especially on the ends. I've not experienced that so far with this product! I'm so darn excited! Keep your fingers crossed for me that I've found an HG!!! right now I'm totally in love!
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
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  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    That's great! I've been loving mousse lately, too. It's such a big surprise to have it work down here. I don't remember seeing that particular one at Sally's-how much was it? I have great results with one of the Vital Care ones now, but I see a trip to Sally's in the near future...:)
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It was either five or six dollars but it was buy two Beyond the Zone products and get $3 off. So I bought that and the noodle head spray.

    here's the link...

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sallybeauty.com%2FCurl-Mousse%2FSBS-140738%2Cdefault%2Cpd.html" class="Popup
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    I'm glad you posted this, I picked up the JoiWhip that Burgandy locks talked about and Jillipoo recommended. It works fantastic! But kinda expensive at 17 bucks a can. I was sorry after I bought it (you know that moment of PJ remorse), but then I tried it and I think I like it better than other creams! Good to hear that BTZ worked for you :)

    Btw Tinah -- we had rain down here too :) I was loading up cardboard for recycling into the car. My [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] and BRHG didn't hold up. Shoulda tried the joiwhip eh?
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    goobernut wrote: »
    I'm glad you posted this, I picked up the JoiWhip that Burgandy locks talked about and Jillipoo recommended. It works fantastic! But kinda expensive at 17 bucks a can. I was sorry after I bought it (you know that moment of PJ remorse), but then I tried it and I think I like it better than other creams! Good to hear that BTZ worked for you :)

    Btw Tinah -- we had rain down here too :) I was loading up cardboard for recycling into the car. My [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] and BRHG didn't hold up. Shoulda tried the joiwhip eh?

    Where'd you get the joiwhip from? I wanna try that stuff!

    Btw - several hours later and as you know Goobernut - the humidity got worse when the sun went down - my hair still looks awesome! It feels good too! I'm so happy right now! When I get my shower tonight I'm gonna try the spray and see how that works.
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    I have to say I'm very confused :? I thought Summer meant lighter products but I keep seeing more and more posts about Mousse and Creams working so well. I know this particular mousse has a soluble cone in it and cones do work well in High Dews....I actually looked at it last week and stopped myself from buying it :lol: I so don't need to experiment with more stuff!! I just want a simple routine and Summer is supposed to be easy but I'm finding myself constantly experimenting all over again........
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    I got the JoiWhip from Ulta. I was visiting a friend in alabama last week and she had an Ulta 10 mins away from her. Oooooh I got a ton of stuff lol.

    I even got some of ulta's brand curling creme. It looks CG to my untrained eye, but it didn't work for me. Kinda weird. So far my fave styling products are the joiwhip or LA looks and BHRG combined the best. I dont' know why, but I have to combine the la looks and bhrg. Neither work right on their own for me -- but together they are great. I use mostly LA looks, and then a pea sized amt of BHRG.

    Oooh and my publix has the 6oz BHRG for 7.99. That's like 4 bucks cheaper than wal-mart has it. I think they have it mis-priced.

    I still wanna try CJ Smoothie and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel-p-941.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel]Aloe Fix[/buylink]. The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-CoffeeCoco-Curl-Creme-p-488.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curl-junkie-coffeecoco-curl-creme]CCCC[/buylink] seems to be too heavy for my hair.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    I'm loving AOWC btw. holy cow, I think that stuff was made specifically for my hair.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    DEL2C wrote: »
    I have to say I'm very confused :? I thought Summer meant lighter products but I keep seeing more and more posts about Mousse and Creams working so well. I know this particular mousse has a soluble cone in it and cones do work well in High Dews....I actually looked at it last week and stopped myself from buying it :lol: I so don't need to experiment with more stuff!! I just want a simple routine and Summer is supposed to be easy but I'm finding myself constantly experimenting all over again........
    Well, creams can be heavy, but mousse is very light to me-every one I've ever tried. That's why I'm happy to see lighter products that actually have a bit of hold. I tried Joiwhip years ago and ended up giving it to someone on this board. That one was all moisture and no hold, but I may need to revisit it someday. I used the Got2Be Kinky again today that Hockeymom recommended, and, although it has less hold than the others I have, it made my hair soft and shiny. I wasn't going anywhere, so I just used that alone, and I had full, wavy hair-as close as I'll ever get to your gorgeous waves, Del...I think it just may be a keeper for when I don't want tighter curls. I need to go to my health food store tomorrow to get the girls' vitamins, and it's really close to Sally's...I think I'm destined to own another mousse if they stock it. It's dangerous with products under $5.00-it's so justifiable to purchase, but it adds up quickly!
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    goobernut wrote: »
    I got the JoiWhip from Ulta. I was visiting a friend in alabama last week and she had an Ulta 10 mins away from her. Oooooh I got a ton of stuff lol.

    I even got some of ulta's brand curling creme. It looks CG to my untrained eye, but it didn't work for me. Kinda weird. So far my fave styling products are the joiwhip or LA looks and BHRG combined the best. I dont' know why, but I have to combine the la looks and bhrg. Neither work right on their own for me -- but together they are great. I use mostly LA looks, and then a pea sized amt of BHRG.

    Oooh and my publix has the 6oz BHRG for 7.99. That's like 4 bucks cheaper than wal-mart has it. I think they have it mis-priced.

    I still wanna try CJ Smoothie and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel-p-941.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel]Aloe Fix[/buylink]. The [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-CoffeeCoco-Curl-Creme-p-488.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curl-junkie-coffeecoco-curl-creme]CCCC[/buylink] seems to be too heavy for my hair.

    I've been eyeballing it at publix too and that's the price. I don't think it's a misprint.

    We should totally start trading off things that don't work for us. You're really so close we could just feed eachother's pj'ism really easy AND get to try new stuff!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    I really need to try that now! I'm kinda getting tired of gels, and I'm running of of things to use-everything else is too expensive. :)
    3A, medium fine. Currently avoiding shampoos, 'cones, 'xanes and sulfates. Hair length - a bit beyond BSL. Mostly CG since July 2, 2008.oregonian_showersmile.gif
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    hey, that's a great idea tinah, however so far I think we've liked all the same stuff lol. Or well, if I have some stuff you wanna try, that might work out too :) we could pass samples to each other heh.
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    goobernut wrote: »
    hey, that's a great idea tinah, however so far I think we've liked all the same stuff lol. Or well, if I have some stuff you wanna try, that might work out too :) we could pass samples to each other heh.

    That's what I was thinking! I'll send you a pm so as not to guano my own thread! LOL!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    tinah wrote: »
    goobernut wrote: »
    hey, that's a great idea tinah, however so far I think we've liked all the same stuff lol. Or well, if I have some stuff you wanna try, that might work out too :) we could pass samples to each other heh.

    That's what I was thinking! I'll send you a pm so as not to guano my own thread! LOL!
    Sorry to interrupt the PJ swapping party girls :laughing6:

    I posted this on the Got2b mousse thread but wanted to post here too. If my experiment works I see no reason why I shouldn't run to Sally's & add this to my collection :bounce: do you???

    I'm trying something new could be a bust but Oh well! Felt like experimenting today....... I layered CK under the Mousse to keep the Poof down and maybe add some hold to it. I'm trying to avoid putting Gel on top we'll see what happens.....I'm also air drying for as long as possible..I've got good crunch happening so that's a good sign!
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    DEL2C wrote: »
    tinah wrote: »
    goobernut wrote: »
    hey, that's a great idea tinah, however so far I think we've liked all the same stuff lol. Or well, if I have some stuff you wanna try, that might work out too :) we could pass samples to each other heh.

    That's what I was thinking! I'll send you a pm so as not to guano my own thread! LOL!
    Sorry to interrupt the PJ swapping party girls :laughing6:

    I posted this on the Got2b mousse thread but wanted to post here too. If my experiment works I see no reason why I shouldn't run to Sally's & add this to my collection :bounce: do you???

    I'm trying something new could be a bust but Oh well! Felt like experimenting today....... I layered CK under the Mousse to keep the Poof down and maybe add some hold to it. I'm trying to avoid putting Gel on top we'll see what happens.....I'm also air drying for as long as possible..I've got good crunch happening so that's a good sign!

    thanks! This reminded me to update! I slept in this stuff last night. Today my hair still has a ridiculous amount of tight springy curls. The right side (the side I sleep on) is somewhat less curly and a little more frizzy than the left but it still looks pretty darn good. the hold on this stuff is impressive for being a mousse. It says it's a firm hold and I'm finding that to be true. It's a little bit dry today but not nearly as dry as gel makes my hair after just a couple hours. Itreally doesn't feel bad at all. I'm sure a spritz of water will bring it back to great. I am really loving this stuff so far.

    Del - I love CK for frizz and with this I don't have any CK/KY in and my hair is soo much less frizzy than normal. You might not even need the CK with it. I really need to get a couple pictures of this. I'll see what I can do when the hubs gets back. Trying to take my own pics with my 2 and 3 year olds running around is pointless!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    I went to one Sally's today, and they had all the Noodlehead products but the mousse. They carry it, but the slot was empty...so it must be good stuff! I mixed my Got2B and Aussie mousses today with awesome results, though, and compliments to boot so not all was lost. (And if anyone is in the Vol, Sem or Or county areas and wants CJ things, Dr Bronners rinse, etc....)
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Ok just wanted to post a couple of pics. These aren't the greatest for a number of reasons. First of all - taken on a cell phone so kinda blah. Second my DH is just not that great at taking pics.

    This is second day hair with the mousse. It looked GREAT last night but today is a little blah. You should be able to see the really good curl formation I'm getting from this. I do have some frizz tho but again all I did was spray some water on my hair and let it dry and then scrunch out the little bit of crunch there was. I did not add more mousse to it. Ignore how bad I look I've been doing housework and washed the dogs this morning. So... tell me what you think. It looks better than the pics but not as good as yesterday.
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Tinah if I wasn't busy right now, I'd go dig up the first pics you posted when you asked for help. What a tremendous improvement!!!!! Good for you!!! It looks fantastic!

    ETA: Found the thread!!! Hope you don't mind tinah but we need it for comparison purposes!! http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=64209
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    DEL2C wrote: »
    Tinah if I wasn't busy right now, I'd go dig up the first pics you posted when you asked for help. What a tremendous improvement!!!!! Good for you!!! It looks fantastic!

    ETA: Found the thread!!! Hope you don't mind tinah but we need it for comparison purposes!! http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=64209

    LOL!! no I don't mind. I was really just posting to show what the mousse did for me. I really want to wait till I'm six months CG before I post my before and afters cause I think in another few months it will be just amazing! I've almost found all my HG's!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • goobernutgoobernut Posts: 2,317Registered Users
    Del how did your experiment work out?

    Tinah -- that's an incredible difference! wooooooza! You look so much happier in the second pic too! and cheers on finding your HG's!
    Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.
  • finchfinch Posts: 333Registered Users
    I want to boing your curls!!! :blob8: Gorgeous hair.
    Medium texture, normal-high porosity, wavy-curly 2c to 3a-ish hair that is MOISTURE HUNGRY!!!
    Currently recovering from a protein hair crisis. :( My hair hates protein, apparently.

  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Wow, those are some lovely, fat, clumpy curls!
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,682Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Wow, that really is an amazing transformation from your original pics, you must be so pleased.
    I'm a mousse lover, I've always found it gives more hold and frizz control than gel.
    3b in South Australia.
  • Curly Girl FlaCurly Girl Fla Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    finch wrote: »
    I want to boing your curls!!! :blob8: Gorgeous hair.
    This were my first two thoughts exactly! This really seems to be a great product for you :) .
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Wow! What a wonderful transformation! Your hair looks gorgeous (and you look much happier!).
    Loose botticelli curls and waves
    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Aww thanks everyone! Not sure why I look so p.o.'d in the first set of pictures. I showed my DH the "befores" and he looked shocked. He said "wow! That really is an amazing difference." This coming from the man I've been married to for 10 years! I guess he kinda forgot what it looked like before.

    I am very happy with the difference that these changes have made in my hair but I'm really looking forward to the next three months. I'm sure that it will be even better. And my hair is now growing soo fast! I've complained as long as I can remember about how my hair never grows. It's growing like wild fire now! I'm shooting for BSL hair! I'm not completely happy with it yet but it's getting there. I've learned so much from this place. Now I think it's just a matter of finding what my hair really likes and giving it to it. I'm gettin' there!
    CG - 3/27/09
    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
    Styling: lube and BRHG
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    See, look at you; you went from hair newbie to guru quite quickly.:toothy8:
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users
    Yes, the transformation is amazing! It looks like you got a new cut, too -- is that true? LOVE that style on you -- so youthful and fun.

    Wurly and proud!
    Modified CG since 2008.
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    WOW, I love those big fat clumpy spiral ringlets!! Beautiful.
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Wow, Tina, what a difference in just 6 months! The only Noodlehead stuff I've tried was the curl activator spray, which just seemed to make my hair crunchy, not curly. However, you make want to go out and find that mousse!
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    Even though I promised myself I wouldn't buy anymore mousse, I feel like I NEED to try this lol. One more won't hurt.... ;)
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

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