Join Date: Aug 2011
Curl Pattern: 2c/3a, some 3b underneath
Characteristics: root curl and volume can be an issue. Curls tend to droop throughout the day.
CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG - I low poo as needed. Use some hairspray.
Hard water or soft water:
Average climate/dew points: not sure... I live in the mid-west, so it ranges.
My hair LOVES protein.
PT? I do weekly PT's (sometime more), and I use a lot of products with protein.
As for how long I PT - usually about 5 mins, I guess. More occasionally. I like to plop during the long ones!
PT with heat or steam? heat
Favorite PTs:. AIgirl's gelatin, or CNPF mixed with Suave Nat coconut.
Favorite products that contain protein? Conditioners, leave-ins, styling products, etc. everything should be in my sig - but really anything with protein is good by me!
Proteins your hair likes? Wheat protein, collagen, keratin protein, etc.
Proteins your hair dislikes? it's never met a protein it didn't like!
Do you DT? If so, how often?
How long? yes! I do a weekly DT after my PT's for at least 5mins, sometimes longer. Again I like to plop on the longer ones when possible.
DT with heat or steam?. Heat when possible.
SM masque, GVPCB, adding some honey and EVOO and/or coconut oil to them for a DT.
Ingredient likes: protein!! Glycerin, magnesium sulphate, AV, oils.... I'm sure there's more, but nothing springs to mind!
Ingredient dislikes: nothing jumps out at me...
Do you seal? If so, what do you use to seal?
Yes - usually jojoba, or SM elixir
Do you avoid humectants? If so, which humectants do you avoid? Do you avoid them at all dew points or only certain dew points?
I like humectants, but in the winter I cut back slightly in my LI's or stylers.
GVPCB, gelatin PT, my FSG, BSRG.... Probably more
Name the methods, techniques, and tricks that work for your porous hair? Spritz and condish, pre-poo with oil or condish, sealing, PT/DT, scrunch and pump, mod supersoaker, plopping, air drying or diffusing, triangle net plopping.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing