Curl Pattern: 2a
Characteristics: Get decent root curl when I diffuse upside down, straightening is a so-so endeavor for me, easily weighed down so I gotta watch my roots
CG/ModCG/not CG: I stay as close to CG as possible. No cones or sulfates.
Hair ingredient likes: Protein on occasion. not sure what else yet. Have only been at it for 4 months.
Hair ingredient dislikes: Still working on this. My scalp hates wheat protein though. It burns! Also, according to my hair analysis, I should avoid heavy emollients.
Hard/Soft Water: Hard for sure.
HG/Go-to Products: DevaCare low-poo, DevaCare One Condition, ArcAngel (it has wheat in it, but I keep it off my scalp and it seems to be ok. Might be switching to BRHG when this runs out), AG Re:Coil, Spiral Solutions protein spray (on occasion).
Average climate/dew points: Super cold dry winters and hot and humid summers. I'm in Nebraska!
Fall/Winter combos: none yet
Spring/Summer combos: none yet
Favorite styling techniques and why: Pixie diffusing upside down helps lock in my wave before gravity and life kills it. Applying product to wet hair before towel scrunching helps with clumping and wave formation. Have been trying out the ice queen method. Have only tried it twice though, so no official rah rahs for it yet. So far so good though!
Techniques that didnít work and why: Plopping seems to weigh down my roots really bad. Also gives me funny kinks. I think my hair may be too fine for that method. Same with pineappling at night. I cannot seem to find a way to preserve my waves for day 2 or day 3.
Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cucumbers
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cucumbers
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: AIF, AIA Curling Jelly, Sweet Elixirs Flax Seed Gel w/ Mag Sulfate added, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use