This thread is for Porous and Medium Textured wavies and curlies to share information about their hair and hopefully learn from each other. I've posted the template and you can copy and paste it in to your reply to fill it out. When you have things to add or change you can just edit your post. The intention of these threads is for everyone to share their knowledge about their hair, even you don't know everything about it yet. I would expect most people to leave at least some questions blank. When you know more, you can come back and update your post.
If you are porous and coarse, post to this thread.
Porous and Coarse: Share your Hair Biography
If you are porous and fine, post to this thread.
Porous and Fine: Share your Hair Biography
Here are some links to help you figure out your hair properties.
Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
How to type hair using the Fia system | eHow.com
What hair elasticity is and how to measure elasticity or hair stretch
Welcome to Weather Underground : Weather Underground
If there is anything else you think I should add or helpful links you think could add to learning about hair properties feel free to PM me and I can edit the chart.
2a, 3c,4b, etc.
thin, medium, thick
low, normal, high
flat top/no root curl, easily weighed down, lots of shrinkage, 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, sealing, 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