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    Yeah, amla is out - darkens too much. I would try catnip, but I can't find it here! I tried for ages. Also, it gives a yellow stain which I wouldn't like.

    I haven't been able to find a style to put my hair in that doesn't ruin the wave pattern. My hair also takes a long while to dry. Bleurgh!

    Oh, and the reason why lots of leave-ins are used is because it is generally thought that the majority of wavy and curly hair is more porous and dry than straight hair, so it always needs much more moisture. That is why CO is so successful for many curlies, and brings out their curls more.

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    Did you mean the catnip or the amla gives a yellow stain that you wouldn't like? Do pet stores there not carry catnip?

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    I feel your pain!! I've tried this a few time, once on me and twice on DD9. I didn't have the rollers Torin did (at the time) so I used what I had on hand (pink sponge rollers). They worked just fine, but I do have to echo her suggestion to use perm papers! OMG, what a great idea...I didn't have any of those (at the time) but cut down white tissue paper and that worked just fine--I don't recommend using colored paper especially if your hair is even slightly damp, because it may cause bleeding and transfer of color--Unless that's what you'd like...I did get those pillow type rollers she uses (since) and tried her soft set tutorial and man, oh man--Without even letting my hair "set" overnight, I got some serious coiled, springy curls! I really, really need to find a product to put on my ends though because I don't have/use mousse and what I have on hand didn't quite work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairedfairy View Post
    Do pet stores there not carry catnip?
    I donīt know about Serbia, but in Germany you can buy tiny little cushions filled with catnip for your cat to chew on. Not loose product. Melikai, maybe you could grow your own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairedfairy View Post
    Did you mean the catnip or the amla gives a yellow stain that you wouldn't like? Do pet stores there not carry catnip?
    I believe a few people have mentioned that catnip can stain hair yellow. Pet stores don't carry catnip! There are a lot of little herbal stores here, but they looked at me weird when I asked them about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelthadiva View Post
    I feel your pain!! I've tried this a few time, once on me and twice on DD9. I didn't have the rollers Torin did (at the time) so I used what I had on hand (pink sponge rollers). They worked just fine, but I do have to echo her suggestion to use perm papers! OMG, what a great idea...I didn't have any of those (at the time) but cut down white tissue paper and that worked just fine--I don't recommend using colored paper especially if your hair is even slightly damp, because it may cause bleeding and transfer of color--Unless that's what you'd like...I did get those pillow type rollers she uses (since) and tried her soft set tutorial and man, oh man--Without even letting my hair "set" overnight, I got some serious coiled, springy curls! I really, really need to find a product to put on my ends though because I don't have/use mousse and what I have on hand didn't quite work.
    Rollers are a good idea, but I wouldn't be able to arrange them properly so that they follow my natural wave pattern. :hmm:


    Quote Originally Posted by Calista View Post
    I donīt know about Serbia, but in Germany you can buy tiny little cushions filled with catnip for your cat to chew on. Not loose product. Melikai, maybe you could grow your own?
    It's the same here. I would grow my own, but I'm in the process of trying to deter many stray cats from my yard, and it would attract them too much!


    I tried homemade flaxseed gel again yesterday, but a different recipe. For this one, you soak some marshmallow root in 1 cup of cold water overnight, then use that water to boil the flaxseed in. With the first recipe I tried, you boil the flax for 10 minutes, but that makes it much too thick. For this, you remove and strain it after it just starts to become thicker. I then added a teaspoon of honey and some lavender EO. Here's the result:



    So the waves are pretty good. It's wavier on one side because I pulled it over to that side to dry! Next time, I'll divide my hair in half and dry on either end (after plopping). I used about half of the recipe of flaxseed gel, as well as leave-in conditioner. I will probably use a bit less gel on the very ends of my hair next time, as they're a bit rough. The rest is soft though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelthadiva View Post
    I feel your pain!! I've tried this a few time, once on me and twice on DD9. I didn't have the rollers Torin did (at the time) so I used what I had on hand (pink sponge rollers). They worked just fine, but I do have to echo her suggestion to use perm papers! OMG, what a great idea...I didn't have any of those (at the time) but cut down white tissue paper and that worked just fine--I don't recommend using colored paper especially if your hair is even slightly damp, because it may cause bleeding and transfer of color--Unless that's what you'd like...I did get those pillow type rollers she uses (since) and tried her soft set tutorial and man, oh man--Without even letting my hair "set" overnight, I got some serious coiled, springy curls! I really, really need to find a product to put on my ends though because I don't have/use mousse and what I have on hand didn't quite work.
    greta link!!! Am going to try this! I have the same 'in-betweeny- wavy- straight- issue"

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    what is plopping?

    i condition only, squeeze dry and comb once with a wide tooth comb, flip my head and scrunch, dont touch again and get beautiful well formed sprials compairable almost to using my curlformers only not so big.
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    I have this. I just call it "straivy." Literally nothing I do will make it change. Even curling irons can't curl it more. It's bizarre, and stubborn. Meh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNP.hippiechick View Post
    what is plopping?

    i condition only, squeeze dry and comb once with a wide tooth comb, flip my head and scrunch, dont touch again and get beautiful well formed sprials compairable almost to using my curlformers only not so big.
    Plopping (also called plunking) is this: How To Plop | NaturallyCurly.com

    I think you'll like it RNP, as it really encourages waves and curls! I use a big soft tshirt instead of a towel.

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    Aloe and coconut oil on my ends and left to dry without combing (or doing this after you've combed your hair wet) works to bring out my waves.
    It does radically increase drying time, though . . .

    These days, though, I've been working on reducing my waves to a more manageable straightness, because I've found that lets me stretch my wash time further.

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