March 5th, 2003, 07:50 AM
Hi Axium :)
I was actually thinking of you this morning. I'd just picked up my cat, Mesa, and thrown her over my shoulder (her favorite place to be) and saw her in my mirror and it reminded me of your sig pic. :D
Here is the link to my GM treatment post that you missed and wanted to see: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/viewtopic.php?t=341&highlight=
The treatment was a lot of fun, but I am not sure how beneficial it is for the hair long-term. The first week I did notice a difference and my hair seemed in better condition, but now it seems like its "regular" self. The treatment took close to 4 hours! :shock: But the pampering was fun and my hair did feel very nice aftewards. Could be because of the roller set more than anything though, even though I don't really like the way my hair looks after being roller set. I always enjoy getting the treatment because I get to see a lot of long-haired women come and go while I'm there!
Please feel free to ask me any questions about the treatment you might have and I'll be glad to answer. :)
March 5th, 2003, 08:53 AM
Tiger gives his regards as well! I'm running to work just now, but will definately check out that link and I'm sure have some questions for you about the treatment. So glad you did it and are willing to field questions for the rest of us!
The good news to hear is it didn't harm your lovely tresses...
March 5th, 2003, 09:16 AM
Hi Avi! I was wondering about the rollers they use. I went back and looked at your pictures again and they look at lot like the old type magnetic rollers. Or are they something different? I'm using a combination of magnetics from Sallys and really old mesh rollers with the brushes out and a few tomato paste cans. I do think a roller set like that makes for nice smooth ends and tons of bouncy body. But I sure wouldn't want to go thru all that every day :D When I think of high school and a set like that every night and sleeping on rollers????? geesh! How did I ever do that???
Can you purchase the rollers they use at the salon? If they are something different from magnetics. Are you using GM products at home? I've read comments about how good the conditioners are. Is there some ingredient that makes them better?
I don't know if I'd ever get to Atlanta but might have a chance sometimes of getting to Enchantress in Ohio. I would love to do it just for the experience. 4 hours in a salon would be a long time but you don't do it all the time. Anyways.....love your new siggy pic. Very hot! :D
March 5th, 2003, 11:08 AM
Hi Carolyn :)
The rollers Brent usually uses during the treatment are the typical magnetic ones you referred to. This time though, he used some that were a little different, but they were still hard plastic and very similar to the magnetic ones. The shape was just a little concave to keep the hair on them better I think, but the concave shape was slight. And, no, they don't sell them there.
I have all the GM products, but really only use them about every two weeks. I like the 12-minute Conditioner best of the lot, but enjoy the smell of the Cream Shampoo and Cream Rinse, t hough they seem to make my light and fine hair somewhat flyaway. I think they are fine, but I'm liking other products better for daily use (though I regularly rotate 3 or 4 different product lines). I don't know what's in the 12-minute Conditioner, but would be glad to check when I get home.
I rarely roll my hair because it poofs my hair up too much, but I do like to do the curl process that Equestrian posted on her old site (that's down now I think). It's like 6 to 8 big "pin curls" and it gives my hair lots of body, wave and curl; it almost looks like a perm (but without the damage!). Will have to do it and take a shot! I really love the look of it and it's not so bad to sleep on.
I hope you're fine, you hair toy maniac! ;)
March 5th, 2003, 11:21 AM
Hi Avi! I do remember the pin curl thing Equestrain had on her site. I never tried it but would love to give it a whirl now. Please do post the instructions and pics sometime. I am always searching for alternatives. I have the magnetics so it's probably not worth searching for something that would be so similar. My mom used to pin curl my hair when I was little and I remember it staying fairly wavy for several days. I may send for some GM products sometime. Like I need a new line to try out! :D Ha Ha!
Signed....The Hair Toy Maniac :D
March 5th, 2003, 05:11 PM
And I"m ever so grateful that you went through all of this trouble for the intensely curious such as myself. Of course, your hair looks fabulous, but your hair looked fabulous before. Some questions!
What do you think the biggest effect is from? Great conditioning, or a cone-like seal? It always looks like GM hair has been sealed.
How long did the effects last?
Once the immediate glory of the effects faded, was your/is your hair any different from the treatment or just as it was before you had it done?
How did your hair feel in your fingers, and handle, afterward?
How was your hair after your first wash?
What is the blue cap and then the pink cap for? Seems like one would be enough, for heat, am I missing something?
I read that the GM gig starts with the conditioner, to balance the Ph. Do you think it was some secret product, or one of the line?
Was it worth it????
Okay, I'll give you a break on the questions. And yes, you look absolutely smashing with your head over the shampoo bowl!