Congrats Jewels! I want to get some Redken anti-snap leave-in conditioner too.
PS I can't WAIT until Teri LaFlesh's book is here. She likes most silicones for black and biracial hair in the curly state because they give SLIP, and STRENGTH to the hair. For Teri LaFlesh, SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT) is the DEMON for Black hair. She has had to unlike several conditioners, etc because they have Sodium Chloride (salt) She has a dictionary of ingredients on her website http://tightlycurly.com/welcome Salt is used by white women who want to tighten their straightish hair up to somewhat of a wave but it destroys black hair and makes it mat and look like death.
A women close to my heart who sees things the way I do.
The other woman that wrote Curly Girl deals mainly with White women with wavy hair that want to encourage it to tighten up a bit to be curly. In fact the Blacks who go to her salon often post on Youtube that the stylists did not want to touch their hair. I think all her stylists and almost 100% of her clients are WHITE. I can understand cg not promoting silicone for white hair that can barely hold a curl because it would weight it down so much there would be no hope of it getting a bend. I dont have that problem with my curls. With glycerine leave ins dryness is not an issue at all. That's all a ruse. It's really all about it being too heavy for her base of white women.
So I am not a fan of curly girl at all! I like Teri LaFlesh, the author of CURLY LIKE ME shown above. I do not agree with everything she says either. She does not know about the benefits of hair vitamins and a few other tricks that I have learned. But she is a better place to start than cg imo.
Edited by LadyAradia - Feb 23 2014 at 12:50pm