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06-17-2012, 09:39 PM
Join Date: Jul 1999
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Thank you so much
you are too nice! It took me quite awhile, and a lot of experimenting, to finally find good products and a routine to get consistent results. My hair is fine, although there is quite a bit of it, with normal porosity and normal elasticity, and I live in a dry climate (Colorado). So, if you have similar properties, maybe some of this stuff will work for you. I'll just list out products I've had the best results with, and then a quick description of my current routine.
Cleanse: I like to use cleansing conditioners (right now I like CJDF) or co-wash (TN or SN). I haven't used shampoo, not even low poo, in a while.
RO: TN moisture, DB pumpkin seed, GVP CB, Curls (for Target) Coconut Curlada
LI: CK satin roots, Shescentit coco cream, DM hair whip, AIA LI, SM curl & style milk, Giovanni DLI
Stylers: I've really been liking jelly stylers (don't like regular gel). My faves so far are BS stretch curls gelee (puree is good too), UFD curly magic, DM miracurls, SS CEJ and FSG. I also like DB cream gel.
Sealing: EO serum, DB curl styling cream
My current routine is: cleanse first (either co-wash or cleansing condish), then apply RO condish and leave on my hair while I do other shower stuff, then detangle and Rinse. If I'm co-washing, then I will sometimes skip using an extra RO, depending on how moisturized my hair feels. Then I apply LI to soaking wet hair in the shower (rake/comb through), then my styler (rake/comb through). After that I use the super soaker method to add more water to my hair, twist my hair in sections and scrunch to reclump and encourage curls. I gently squeeze out the extra moisture so my hair is damp but not dripping, then scrunch a sealing product into just the ends. I plop for about 10-15 minutes, then air dry. This has been giving very consistent results for me. I do rotate my products, trying not to do the same combo twice in a row as this also seems to make a difference.
For 2nd or 3rd day hair, I sometimes refresh with a little watered down condish or LI (smoothed over the canopy and then scrunched in). If the curls need a little more help, I will cup water in my hands and gently squeeze into my hair until very damp, then apply the condish/LI and scrunch some extra styler in. If I need to, I'll use a flower sack towel to squeeze out extra water, or maybe even plop for 5 minutes. I always air dry.
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Thanks a lot for the info! I will definitely be trying out some of the products you mentioned...and thanks for the routine as well!
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