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Maroccan Oil?

Nov. 7th, 2011 | 12:24 pm
posted by: spunkybluegrl in curly_girls

Hey there!

I was wondering if any of you used the Maroccan Oil products. I got the curl defining mousse and while it's quite nice and makes my hair bouncy, it also makes it, well, pouf-y. Has anyone else had a problem with this? I found that with this product I can make my hair into bouncy sausage curls, but if I just let it go naturally I feel as though my hair is HUGE.

The other product that I've been using is Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer. If I want my curls to have more shape to them but still want to leave them in their more natural state then I will use this.

Has anyone tried either of these products? What do you think of them? Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance!

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Using Curlers on Curly Hair

Jan. 13th, 2011 | 02:24 pm
posted by: librosamo in curly_girls


I am getting married in two months and I'm trying to figure out what to do with my hair. It's not uniformly curly, so I'd like to do something about that. I've been thinking about buying some curlers or a curling iron to help with the parts of my hair that don't curl very well, along with the underside which can be a bit stringy.

Has anyone ever curled curly hair like this? If so, what do you recommend - curlers (type, brand) or curling iron?

Thanks so much!

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Natural Hair Care Community

Jan. 8th, 2011 | 10:12 am
posted by: beyondpoo in curly_girls

I've been experimenting with home-based soaps and shampoos for several years.  I've also tried to use household items for cleaning agents whenever and where ever possible.  Baking Soda, Vinegar, Cream of Tartar, Lime Juice, Honey, Salt, and tons of other things can come in real handy.

For the last year or so, however, I've been researching and trying out the No 'Poo, No Soap thing.  I started with a baking soda/vinegar replacement for the carcinogen-laced, industrial detergent known as Regular Shampoo.  Eventually, however, I started to transition towards using no shampoo at all.

I absolutely love it!  It took a while to transition, but my hair fills healthier than ever (and no, I don't stink!).

Every time there is a mention of No Poo somewhere, there are tons of questions and comments from experience.  So, I thought it might be a good idea to set up a question and answer site to help beginners, and kind of let everyone discuss the No Shampoo/Soap lifestyle, and all the different experiences and experiments we are doing.

I would like to invite you to come post on our forum to provide info and experiences.

So, if you are interested, go check it out: http://beyondshampoo.com

I'm not selling anything, and I would appreciate people participating in honest, good discussions.

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Jun. 16th, 2010 | 12:05 pm
posted by: stregapez in curly_girls

Does anyone know a decent method for smoothing curly hair into waves? I've been braiding it at night and that's helped a little bit. What would you recommend? Velcro rollers?

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Mar. 30th, 2010 | 12:35 pm
posted by: blueberrycurl in curly_girls

Hi curly people!

I've been going naturally curly for a few weeks now and I've decided to start going CG today. I've got 2c/3a medium length hair. I was wondering, what do people find better for styling - creme, gel or mousse? Any product recomendations? I'm not quite sure what to buy to start off with.

Thanks :)

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Dry skin/scalp/hair

Mar. 9th, 2010 | 10:03 pm
mood: curiouscurious
posted by: morningdozer in curly_girls

 Hi everyone.  I've been doing CG for about a year or so.  I haven't changed products recently, but in the last couple of weeks I have had a horribly dry, itchy, flaky scalp.  I suspect it has something to do with the weather, my eyebrows and nose are a bit flaky right now too, and my poor elbows are dry and cracked and bleeding.  I can put ointment on my elbows and moisturize my face, but I'm already using conditioner on my hair and it's getting worse and worse.  
Have any of you guys had a problem like this, and what did you do to solve it?

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Feb. 15th, 2010 | 10:14 am
posted by: librosamo in curly_girls

A little while back, I posted that I wanted to get my hair cut. Since I'm getting married on March 24th, I would love to have my hair look especially nice to go with my amazing dress. Anyways, I just got a recommendation for a local stylist that, according to my friend, does specialize in curls.

Now that I have that in place, I realized I have no idea what to do for the appointment. Do I need to have a picture or cut in mind before I go in? If I tell him that I just want some of the length taken off, do you think he'd respect that and not do anything crazy? Does he need to know what products I use? I have never had my hair done by a professional before and I'm very nervous because I don't know what to expect.

Any words of wisdom or advice would be appreciated!

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Jan. 27th, 2010 | 09:58 pm
posted by: melloncollieclo in curly_girls

I've just started the curly girl thing, well sort of, I'm 'low poo' atm weaning myself off, I've been off sulfates for a while for enviromental reasons and they dry my scalp out something rotten but I've only just done the rest of the CG thing, like polpping and not brushing etc the last 2 weeks or so. I'm amazed, even not fully CG, at how curly my hair is!

It's always been wavy (I figured out I'm a 2c) but it's always been a frizzy mess. I never thought I had natural proper curls hiding under all that frizz! It wasn't until a friend suggested curly girl that I thought I'd give ot a go, I was hesitant a first thinking my hair wasn't really 'curly' but I thought what the heck and I'm so glad I did I'm kicking myself I didn't try this sooner!

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Jan. 26th, 2010 | 02:32 pm
posted by: librosamo in curly_girls

Hi, curlies!

I am in need of some advice. I just purchased some of Ouidad's products and would like to also get a hair cut to go along with the new products. Problem is, I haven't been able to find a salon around here (Mississippi) that has anyone who knows how to cut curly hair. I went to my mom's stylist in December and she brushed my hair out, then cut it...UGH. I thought we had a Ouidad certified stylist an hour away, but the salon just sells the products. The few people I know with curly hair keep telling me it doesn't matter or that every salon has someone who knows curly hair. I find this hard to believe.

At any rate, since I've struck out finding anyone, I have toyed with the idea of cutting it myself. Has anyone here done that? Are there things to know when cutting your own hair? Would you recommend doing so?

Thanks! ♥

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Classification Help

Jan. 13th, 2010 | 02:55 pm
posted by: miss_teacher in curly_girls

Hi everyone!

I have stick straight hair, but my preschooler developed some curls at the end of her hair slowly as she got older. I borrowed the Curly Girl book from the library today, but I cannot figure out which type of curls my daughter has or even if the advice in the book would apply since 80% of my daughter's hair is straight.

The curls are only at the ends and only in the back. The hair on the first half of her head stays straight even when it's long. But the part that curls gets cute little ringlets, even more so if it's in pig tails/a pony tail and air dried after swimming. So it doesn't seem like wavy hair to me. I know most people won't fit perfectly into a category but I figure I would get a general consensus.

I took a picture so you could see what I mean.
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