I was thinking of starting a hair bio thread similar to this one.
Share your Hair Biography
I was actually thinking it would be best to start 3 threads. Porous and fine, Porous and medium, and Porous and Coarse. With 3 separate threads, it would be easier to search? Thoughts on this?
I'm looking for any and all input. Important questions I'm missing. Ways to state things more clearly. I especially need input from people with coarse hair and tighter curl patterns. I don't know all the concerns with tighter curl patterns or coarse/porous hair, so I might not even have the right questions for those hair types?
Here is what I was thinking:
2a, 3c,4b, etc.
low, med, high
thin, medium, thick
low, normal, high
flat top/no root curl, easily weighed down, etc.
If modified, state how you modified the method.
Hard water or soft water:
Average climate/dew points:
Do you PT? If so how often?
10 mintutes, 1 hour, etc.
PT with heat or steam?
Favorite products that contain protein?
Conditioners, leave-ins, styling products, etc.
Proteins your hair likes?
Wheat protein, collagen, keratin protein, etc.
Proteins your hair dislikes?
Do you DT? If so, how often?
15 minutes, 1 hour, etc.
DT with heat or steam?
Favorite products to moisturize your hair:
Conditioners, leave in conditioners, styling products, etc.
behentrimonium methosulfate, glycerin, jojoba oil, etc.
: shea butter, oils, cetrimonium chloride, etc.
Do you seal? If so, what do you use to seal?
Do you avoid humectants? If so, which humectants do you avoid? Do you avoid them at all dew points or only certain dew points?
Low dew point combos:
Normal dew point combos:
High dew point combos:
up to 5 products that are constantly in your rotation
Name the methods, techniques, and tricks that work for your porous hair?
Spritz and condish, prewash treatments, etc.
(a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers