yakotta Curl Neophyte

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  • Thanks Geek_Chic! Does anyone know if the formula change could be causing the dandruff anyways, even if it's still CG friendly?? I was able to dispel it with an ACV rinse but it came back. I thought it could have been caused by the hard water at…
  • My hiragana and katakana skills are on point, but that still leaves like half ingredient label that I can't read usually. I'm actually working in a lab and am surprised by the number of equipment and chemicals that have kanji with them. I brought…
  • I LOVE a chamomile tea rinse! I don't have oily hair but it makes it super soft Especially when I add a few drops of lavender oil. Green teas, black teas, and herbal teas are all fine, and I know Curly Nikki has a few articles on them that shoul…
  • Green dye like food dye? Sounds like you could go overboard pretty easy. Maybe green tea though? Japanese matcha is super green and comes in a powder form that might make it easier to blend into something. It might be a bit expensive but I think I'v…
  • I've always been happy with just the Suave Naturals in coconut. It leaves my hair soft and it smells so good I do have to deep condition every once in a while, but I imagine thats the case for everything.
  • Whenever I'm down about my hair I like to add cute clips to it. I have one clip that's just a weirdly realistic-looking plumeria flower that always makes me feel beautiful no matter what sad state my hair's in. I used to have super short hair, too, …
  • I like to finger comb my hair and then use a wide-tooth comb right after. I feel like getting the bigger knots out is easier/less painful with my fingers, but they don't get the smaller knots. I've never really compared doing just fingers, just comb…
  • I find that regular old chamomile tea really helps to soften my hair. I let two teabags sit in a mostly-full medium sized saucepan for ~20 minutes use it as a rinse out. You could give that a go.
  • I have the exact same problem! My hair gets all frizzy and uncurly when I sleep and I toss and turn so much no caps or scarves will stay I my head. What I do is wash my hair at night and add a leave in conditioner and just go to bed. In the morning …
  • I agree with everything above. I had very short hair for years and while I chopped it off because I wanted short hair there were times where I felt the same things you're feeling, that it looked boyish or something. For those days I'd playup the fem…
  • wavydaze wrote: » I feel like I saw a lot more over the summer in the pac-northwest area... but I don't know if that's just me paying special attention to curlies now. I have been amazed by how many curlies I notice now that I look for them…
  • I love to revisit a good piece of fiction, whether it's rereading a book or re watching one of my favorite TV shows from pilot to finale. If I really enjoy something I'll redo it immediately after I finish my first go through (once I watched the sam…
  • Someone mentioned icing a cyst but I've had better luck going the other way with a cold compress. I just get a little bowl of warm water and soak a cotton pad in it and hold it to the cyst, re-soaking the cotton in the warm water when it cools. I ke…
  • Blueblood wrote: » Green tea has done absolutely nothing for me health wise. The good thing about drinking green tea is that you aren't drinking something with caffeine in it. Nooooo. Green tea DOES have caffeine--as much as a Coke, actu…
  • I can kind of see where you're coming from, not as a curly but as a woman who rocked a pixie for a while. Hair is one of the most visible things about ourselves, so anything different is going to stand out and you kind of have to have the mentality …
  • I can't speak to flaxseed gel, but I've been having luck by just buying a ton of products, saving the receipts, and taking back everything I don't like. CVS drugstores and Target have great return policies--they'll take stuff back even if its open a…
  • I remember seeing results in like a week or 2. I visited my mom after maybe a month of CG and as soon as I got off the train and into the car she was commenting on how good and healthy my hair looked. Granted I had been telling her about the CG meth…
  • Korkscrew I love your hair! The layers are adorable. I've been thinking of getting layers in my hair but have been too lazy to actually get around to it, but your layers make me want to schedule an appointment right now.
  • When I was about 3 or so people used to ask my mom if she dyed and curled/permed my hair...who on earth would sit a toddler down and dye/curl/perm her hair? Who would even be able to?
  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that if your shampoo has a harsh sulfate in it the other stuff won't build up? Since it's all in solution together and the sulfates rinse just about anything out it stands to reason that a sulf…
  • I've been growing out a pixie, and for a while my hair definitely felt like it was growing out not down. It's strange because I've felt like I've gotten soooo much more length in the second year of grow out than I did in the first (it's just now to …
  • I do rinse my hair immediately out after the pool, and even use a bit of conditioner. I know I don't get it all out since I still smell a little bit like chlorine afterwards, which is what I meant by letting it dry in my hair. The dewpoint right …
  • Ew. People like that should just not be around children. I second that she should have been fired immediately--you never, ever lay your hand on a student out of anger/frustration/annoyance, ever.
  • Straightmama wrote: » Dumb question: how do I deep condition her hair? Load the conditioner on then let it sit in a shower cap for a while? That's basically what I do--get the hair wet with warm water, add your product, and wait an hour o…
  • What about the thing where a stylist twists your hair and then kind of cuts along the twist to thin that out? My stylist did that all the time on my short hair (granted it was too short to curl, sooooo). Is that a no-no all around, or only if done a…
  • I also wanted to chime in and share. The products that I have been using are: Lush's Herbalism Lush's Tree Tea Toner Lush's Cosmetic Lad Moisturizer Lush's Grease Lightning Spot Treatment Acne Free Terminator 10 Spot Treatment w/ benzoyl peroxi…
  • I've been trying to let my hair bounce back before replying, but THANK YOU EVERYONE. Clarifying definitely helped, and the olive oil/honey treatments are mostly working again. It's looking much better, though still not quite like it did in the initi…
  • Glad I found this. The last time I had a haircut I still had a pixie, and razoring always made it look so cute. I wouldn't have blinked twice if a stylist used it on me now.
  • I've been using the Garnier Fructis Curl Shaping spray gel. It doesn't have the best hold, but it doesn't have any crunch either. Plus it's cheap. Since I'm a student and am usually home and/or not caring by the end of the day, I don't mind the lack…
  • I had a similar problem a few weeks ago and clarifying really helped. Sulfate shampoo was the only thing I had on hand, but I followed it with a chamomile/lavender rinse so it wasn't all dry the next day (note that chamomile can lighten your hair). …