Dry climate :(

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Some of my favorite products for low dew points (which is all I ever get like you guys):
Tresemme Naturals moisturizing conditioner (as RO and LI)
Biolage conditioning balm (as RO/ DT)
KCKT
KCCC
SM Curl Milk
BRHG (!!!)
Oil sealing (very light, and not every day, or my hair gets greasy looking)
Coconut oil pre-poos (occasional)

I avoid glycerin if it's in the first couple ingredients, but if it's farther down my hair seems ok with it. For example, I can use KCSS (I love it for SOTC) and AG Recoil with no problems. I also don't use these every day though.

I give my fine hair lots of protein so that it can handle lots of moisture. I used to get over-conditioned really easily when I had almost no protein in my regimen.

ACV rinses are awesome for me. I should do them more, but I just do them here and there when I think about them. Instant smoothing of the hair with the result being a shiny, frizz-free hair day. Highly recommend.
Originally Posted by wavymom
Hmmm...I've been considering the GVP conditioning balm - I can't remember though, does it contain protein or aloe very high up in the ingredient list? I may check this out. The KCKT was not moisturizing enough for me - my hair gets sooo dry. I wanted the KCCC to work for me, but my hair does not seem to like aloe, particularly in a gel or gelly type product. My hair, even though it is on the fine side of normal, does not seem to get weighed down too much, and just drinks up moisture. I think this is why sealing is a hit for me - helps lock in the moisture. For this reason, I'm really curious if the ACV rinse would work for me. How do you use it? Do you mix with water? Rinse after you co-wash?

TIA!

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Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
You should definitely try the Biolage / GVP conditioning balm! Here are the ingredients as per Sallys website: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack) Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate
It's definitely the most moisturizing conditioner I've used yet. If I leave it on for awhile I definitely consider it a DT.

I also do not find KCKT moisturizing at all, but it provides good slip and it doesn't seem to have any adverse effects in low dew points. When/if I ever finish my bottle, I won't buy a new one.

As for the ACV rinse, I just recently posted about this in another thread (link below). I mix about 1/4 cup ACV with 1/2-3/4 cup water, and then after rinsing all the conditioner out of my hair I dip the ends of my hair into the cup, then pour it all over my hair. Then I rinse it out with water (some people don't rinse it out). If you've never tried it, do! It feels amazing. Instant smooth hair.
how to do acv rinses?
Thanks wavymom! I will definitely try this next time I wash - I've got some ACV in my cabinet just waiting to be used...
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
I'm wondering, has anyone in low-dews had any problem with the propylene glycol in GVPCB? I used to use it as a RO but was afraid to leave any in, since that humectant is WAY up on the list.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*
Desert here. I avoid proteins like the plague, and I use as little glycerin as possible. If I use one product with protein (maybe my conditioner), my hair is all right, but more than one and/or styling products with protein makes my hair break. Glycerin definitely make my hair feel dry if I use it consistently. One exception is CCCC, because it's so moisturizing the glycerin doesn't get in the way. My hair needs moisture, moisture, moisture, so I always keep a moisturizing spray with me.

It's ingredients aren't great, and it's definitely not CG, but Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream makes my hair beautiful no matter how dry it is. I wish I could find something like this that has better ingredients (an no dimethicone). For curl cream, ingredient-wise, it winds up being a silicone vs. glycerin (from what I've been able to find), and my hair seems to prefer the silicones in low dew points.
3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
CG since August 2011/Occasionally Modified since 2013
Favorites:KCKT/KCCC/CHS Curl Keeper/Camille Rose Curl Maker/
ORS Curls Unleased Second ChanceRefresher/
It's a 10 Leave-in/BRHG/
Jane Carter Nourish & Shine butter/
Ouidad Double-Detangler Comb
Desert here. I avoid proteins like the plague, and I use as little glycerin as possible. If I use one product with protein (maybe my conditioner), my hair is all right, but more than one and/or styling products with protein makes my hair break. Glycerin definitely make my hair feel dry if I use it consistently. One exception is CCCC, because it's so moisturizing the glycerin doesn't get in the way. My hair needs moisture, moisture, moisture, so I always keep a moisturizing spray with me.

It's ingredients aren't great, and it's definitely not CG, but Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream makes my hair beautiful no matter how dry it is. I wish I could find something like this that has better ingredients (an no dimethicone). For curl cream, ingredient-wise, it winds up being a silicone vs. glycerin (from what I've been able to find), and my hair seems to prefer the silicones in low dew points.
Originally Posted by gardencurls
Hmmm...This is interesting. I was reading something about this in another thread. I've been hesitant to try the GVP CB because of the humectant (although I hear it's very moisturizing so it might be okay as a RO?), and afraid to try the MorroccanOil because of the dimethicone (and the price). But I've heard such great reviews about both products. I too avoid using protein, especially in more than one product, and avoid glycerin unless its very low on the ingredient list (and still usually only in my RO, not anything I leave in my hair) and have been avoiding silicones altogether. I'm curious as to whether the MorroccanOil curl cream would work for me, or of my hair would have issues with the 'cone. I don't want to have to go back to shampoo to get rid of build up (my hair is sooo dry and I need all the moisture I can get) but wouldn't mind an occasional low poo. Also, is the coco betaine in most cleansing conditioners enough to get rid of any cones? If so, maybe a modified CG approach would work.




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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011

Last edited by jsuzkelley; 05-17-2012 at 11:00 PM.
When I hear dry, all I can think of is water. Water is moisture. Would it help if you spritzed your hair throughout the day to give it a 'drink'. Don't have that problem here, today humidity is 48%, in a few weeks it will be much, much higher, 90's.
Desert here. I avoid proteins like the plague, and I use as little glycerin as possible. If I use one product with protein (maybe my conditioner), my hair is all right, but more than one and/or styling products with protein makes my hair break. Glycerin definitely make my hair feel dry if I use it consistently. One exception is CCCC, because it's so moisturizing the glycerin doesn't get in the way. My hair needs moisture, moisture, moisture, so I always keep a moisturizing spray with me.

It's ingredients aren't great, and it's definitely not CG, but Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream makes my hair beautiful no matter how dry it is. I wish I could find something like this that has better ingredients (an no dimethicone). For curl cream, ingredient-wise, it winds up being a silicone vs. glycerin (from what I've been able to find), and my hair seems to prefer the silicones in low dew points.
Originally Posted by gardencurls
Hmmm...This is interesting. I was reading something about this in another thread. I've been hesitant to try the GVP CB because of the humectant (although I hear it's very moisturizing so it might be okay as a RO?), and afraid to try the MorroccanOil because of the dimethicone (and the price). But I've heard such great reviews about both products. I too avoid using protein, especially in more than one product, and avoid glycerin unless its very low on the ingredient list (and still usually only in my RO, not anything I leave in my hair) and have been avoiding silicones altogether. I'm curious as to whether the MorroccanOil curl cream would work for me, or of my hair would have issues with the 'cone. I don't want to have to go back to shampoo to get rid of build up (my hair is sooo dry and I need all the moisture I can get) but wouldn't mind an occasional low poo. Also, is the coco betaine in most cleansing conditioners enough to get rid of any cones? If so, maybe a modified CG approach would work.




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Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
The humectant in the conditioning balm doesn't bother me, but I rinse it all out. It would be too heavy as a LI for my mostly fine hair. It is the most moisturizing conditioner I've used yet.

As for the question about whether coco betaine removes most cones, the answer is yes. See this table for further details.
What's the Scoop on Silicones?
Yesterday I had SS CEJ and FHG in my hair and it held up nicely with the rain, yay! I was pleasantly surprised since I wore my hair down. I washed last night and used FSG (finally made some more) topped with a tiny bit of AG:recoil and wow! My hair this morning is so shiny and soft!!!!! I have tried the recoil with several combos and I'm really liking it. I only have to use a tiny amount, which is great. I still want to try it with SS CEJ and FHG.
I LOVE GVP CB! I've used this for 3-4 years now and still love it and have never had any problems with it. I also use it as a leave in sometimes. My hair likes protein, so I use it on and off. I'm trying to use styling products that are either glycerin free or that glycerin is not in the first few ingredients plus sealing. My hair is happy
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
I recently heard glycerin and protein in LALSG could be drying so I recently bought AIF since it's free of both of those things. Can't wait to try it.

2c or something MODCG Since December 2011!
New May 20th Routine
Low-poo:SheaM
Co-wash:VO5 KiwiLime or VanillaMint
LI:TN, Regis OliveOil Condish, GVP CB
Styler: LALSG
Daily routine: Cleanse, LI, soak with water, scrunch in gel, plop, pixie diffuse, air dry.


As far as I can tell, Curl Junkie Daily Fix (has cocobetaine) removed any residue that may have been left behind. This week, I'm using only "pure CG" products, to give my hair a rest.

Everytime I look at my stupid canopy on top of my head (I have layers) all I can think of is a troll doll. I'm probably going to cave and use some of the Intense Curl Cream (either Moroccanoil or One 'N Only) on this part only, just to soften it and give it some shape. I'm slowly growing my hair longer again after chopping it last summer, and I'm at that stage where it thinks it's a chia bush.
3b/c, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
CG since August 2011/Occasionally Modified since 2013
Favorites:KCKT/KCCC/CHS Curl Keeper/Camille Rose Curl Maker/
ORS Curls Unleased Second ChanceRefresher/
It's a 10 Leave-in/BRHG/
Jane Carter Nourish & Shine butter/
Ouidad Double-Detangler Comb
I recently heard glycerin and protein in LALSG could be drying so I recently bought AIF since it's free of both of those things. Can't wait to try it.
Originally Posted by Chikyuu
I could never get LALSG to work for me unfortunately, but HESMU and AIF work great for me. I think because they are glycerin free. I can use a product wih glycerin as long as its not too high in the ingredient list. I was loving CK as a sole styler but was having to use more moisturizing products more often, so I backed off for now. I can also use ecostyler with my fsg but only on occasion. The recoil does not seem to bother me at all. I'm waiting on some of BB's Mudd to try out and some KCCC. I also want to try the Hugo naturals gel and Giovanni LA gel. I'm glad that I can get products that work locally along with fsg, which is inexpensive to make. I'm such a PJ but hope to narrow down my choices soon .
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
When I hear dry, all I can think of is water. Water is moisture. Would it help if you spritzed your hair throughout the day to give it a 'drink'. Don't have that problem here, today humidity is 48%, in a few weeks it will be much, much higher, 90's.
Originally Posted by Cubanwavy

I believe plain water is actually drying to hair. I don't remember why, but maybe it's because it's too alkaline?
2B/fine to med texture/med porosity

Started CG on 5/5/12!
Battling dry/itchy scalp since April 2010.... Starting to WIN!
Low Poo: Nature's Gate Tea Tree Shampoo
Cowash: GTTTT or GVPCB
RO : Ion Effective Care
LI : KCKT or GVPCB
Stylers : FSG
PT : IAgirl's PT w/ acv, coconut oil, GVPCB, herbs, green tea
I'm in Colorado too and feel your pain! I am still doing the trial and error with products to find the one that helps my hair not feel like straw. Right now my hair is loving Neutrogena Daily Deep conditioner.
I just started the no-poo in hopes that helps.
Type: 2c with thick, heavy hair
Currently growing out a super short bob that I have been transitioning back to my natural hair color (blonde) and currently sporting bright blue highlights
length: lower neck
started curly girl 5/2012
products:
Tresemme naturals shampoo once a week
co-wash with Tresemme naturals conditioner (no cones) and VO5 coconut conditioner
also using Argan oil sparingly to my ends
I just got the result of my hair analysis - hooray! As I suspected, my hair is fine with normal porosity and normal elasticity. I used the method where you measure the circumference of your ponytail (can't remember what this typing system is called) to find your density, and it looks like I'm right on the border of normal (ii) and high (iii) density. I've heard of other methods, where you take a one-inch section of hair and determine whether you can see your scalp through your hair, whether you have a noticeable part, etc. I think that my hair is high density, but since it's fine, my ponytail is still only about 4" in circumference. Not sure that this has much to do with anything in this thread except that the analysis recommend products with protein and to avoid rich emollients for my fine hair. As I've mentioned before, too much protein makes my hair dry and I don't seem to have a huge problem with my hair being weighed down. I'm wondering if this has less to do with any kind of protein sensitivity, and more to do with the fact that it's so dang dry here.

Anyhow...I'm thinking of doing a little experiment tonight, since the dews are finally over 40. I think I'll co-wash, RO, etc. as usual, but use a lighter LI (maybe just the SN Everlasting Sunshine) and then Curl Keeper as my only product with glycerin (maybe mixed with another firm hold gel like AIF). I'm going to try and get a good gel cast (I usually don't use enough gel, so I'm going to try and over do it!) and make sure its good and crunchy and dry before I got to bed, then SOTC in the morning. Maybe I'll try an ACV rinse as well (on day 4 today, so could probably use it) - nothing like multiple experiments at once! We'll see what happens...
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
When I hear dry, all I can think of is water. Water is moisture. Would it help if you spritzed your hair throughout the day to give it a 'drink'. Don't have that problem here, today humidity is 48%, in a few weeks it will be much, much higher, 90's.
Originally Posted by Cubanwavy

I believe plain water is actually drying to hair. I don't remember why, but maybe it's because it's too alkaline?
Originally Posted by Curly_Lyn
Wonder if it could be acidified with a little vinegar?
I just got the result of my hair analysis - hooray! As I suspected, my hair is fine with normal porosity and normal elasticity. I used the method where you measure the circumference of your ponytail (can't remember what this typing system is called) to find your density, and it looks like I'm right on the border of normal (ii) and high (iii) density. I've heard of other methods, where you take a one-inch section of hair and determine whether you can see your scalp through your hair, whether you have a noticeable part, etc. I think that my hair is high density, but since it's fine, my ponytail is still only about 4" in circumference. Not sure that this has much to do with anything in this thread except that the analysis recommend products with protein and to avoid rich emollients for my fine hair. As I've mentioned before, too much protein makes my hair dry and I don't seem to have a huge problem with my hair being weighed down. I'm wondering if this has less to do with any kind of protein sensitivity, and more to do with the fact that it's so dang dry here.

Anyhow...I'm thinking of doing a little experiment tonight, since the dews are finally over 40. I think I'll co-wash, RO, etc. as usual, but use a lighter LI (maybe just the SN Everlasting Sunshine) and then Curl Keeper as my only product with glycerin (maybe mixed with another firm hold gel like AIF). I'm going to try and get a good gel cast (I usually don't use enough gel, so I'm going to try and over do it!) and make sure its good and crunchy and dry before I got to bed, then SOTC in the morning. Maybe I'll try an ACV rinse as well (on day 4 today, so could probably use it) - nothing like multiple experiments at once! We'll see what happens...
Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
How long did it take you to receive your analysis and was it by email? I'm going to mail mine off tomorrow or Monday and can hardly wait.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066
I just got the result of my hair analysis - hooray! As I suspected, my hair is fine with normal porosity and normal elasticity. I used the method where you measure the circumference of your ponytail (can't remember what this typing system is called) to find your density, and it looks like I'm right on the border of normal (ii) and high (iii) density. I've heard of other methods, where you take a one-inch section of hair and determine whether you can see your scalp through your hair, whether you have a noticeable part, etc. I think that my hair is high density, but since it's fine, my ponytail is still only about 4" in circumference. Not sure that this has much to do with anything in this thread except that the analysis recommend products with protein and to avoid rich emollients for my fine hair. As I've mentioned before, too much protein makes my hair dry and I don't seem to have a huge problem with my hair being weighed down. I'm wondering if this has less to do with any kind of protein sensitivity, and more to do with the fact that it's so dang dry here.

Anyhow...I'm thinking of doing a little experiment tonight, since the dews are finally over 40. I think I'll co-wash, RO, etc. as usual, but use a lighter LI (maybe just the SN Everlasting Sunshine) and then Curl Keeper as my only product with glycerin (maybe mixed with another firm hold gel like AIF). I'm going to try and get a good gel cast (I usually don't use enough gel, so I'm going to try and over do it!) and make sure its good and crunchy and dry before I got to bed, then SOTC in the morning. Maybe I'll try an ACV rinse as well (on day 4 today, so could probably use it) - nothing like multiple experiments at once! We'll see what happens...
Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
How long did it take you to receive your analysis and was it by email? I'm going to mail mine off tomorrow or Monday and can hardly wait.
Originally Posted by Curlsnswirls
I got my hair analysis by email - it took about 3 weeks. I'm not sure that it really provided any new information, but it did confirm what I was already thinking. I will say I was unsure about my hair's porosity, thought it might be high, but the analysis says its normal, so that's good to know (considering the coloring/highlighting I did about 6 months ago. It almost makes me wonder if my porosity will be low once my undamaged hair grows out).

On another note, I tried my little Curl Keeper and ACV experiment last night. Here's what I did:

Spritz and condish with SN everlasting sunshine mixed with Curls Coconut Curlada. Let that sit for about an hour (almost like a pre-poo DT).
Rinsed out and use a little L'Oreal Evercreme cleansing condish to scrub my scalp/roots.
Rinsed hair with cool water and then ACV mix.
Applied more SN to detangle and RO, then some more for LI.
Next, applied 2 palmfuls of the CK, raked and combed through, then a generous amount of AIF gel.
Last, super soaked and scrunched/pumped to reactivate curls/clumps and them plopped for ten min.

At first, my curls looked awesome, but then as it dried it looks about the same as usual, but with a little more shine and root curl. Frizz is the same and my hair is not quite as soft as usual - I'm blaming it on the glycerin in the CK. I'm thinking if I followed the same routine but with my FSG instead of CK I might get less frizz but still good shine and hold.

Here's a pic:




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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
I just got the result of my hair analysis - hooray! As I suspected, my hair is fine with normal porosity and normal elasticity. I used the method where you measure the circumference of your ponytail (can't remember what this typing system is called) to find your density, and it looks like I'm right on the border of normal (ii) and high (iii) density. I've heard of other methods, where you take a one-inch section of hair and determine whether you can see your scalp through your hair, whether you have a noticeable part, etc. I think that my hair is high density, but since it's fine, my ponytail is still only about 4" in circumference. Not sure that this has much to do with anything in this thread except that the analysis recommend products with protein and to avoid rich emollients for my fine hair. As I've mentioned before, too much protein makes my hair dry and I don't seem to have a huge problem with my hair being weighed down. I'm wondering if this has less to do with any kind of protein sensitivity, and more to do with the fact that it's so dang dry here.

Anyhow...I'm thinking of doing a little experiment tonight, since the dews are finally over 40. I think I'll co-wash, RO, etc. as usual, but use a lighter LI (maybe just the SN Everlasting Sunshine) and then Curl Keeper as my only product with glycerin (maybe mixed with another firm hold gel like AIF). I'm going to try and get a good gel cast (I usually don't use enough gel, so I'm going to try and over do it!) and make sure its good and crunchy and dry before I got to bed, then SOTC in the morning. Maybe I'll try an ACV rinse as well (on day 4 today, so could probably use it) - nothing like multiple experiments at once! We'll see what happens...
Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
How long did it take you to receive your analysis and was it by email? I'm going to mail mine off tomorrow or Monday and can hardly wait.
Originally Posted by Curlsnswirls
I got my hair analysis by email - it took about 3 weeks. I'm not sure that it really provided any new information, but it did confirm what I was already thinking. I will say I was unsure about my hair's porosity, thought it might be high, but the analysis says its normal, so that's good to know (considering the coloring/highlighting I did about 6 months ago. It almost makes me wonder if my porosity will be low once my undamaged hair grows out).

On another note, I tried my little Curl Keeper and ACV experiment last night. Here's what I did:

Spritz and condish with SN everlasting sunshine mixed with Curls Coconut Curlada. Let that sit for about an hour (almost like a pre-poo DT).
Rinsed out and use a little L'Oreal Evercreme cleansing condish to scrub my scalp/roots.
Rinsed hair with cool water and then ACV mix.
Applied more SN to detangle and RO, then some more for LI.
Next, applied 2 palmfuls of the CK, raked and combed through, then a generous amount of AIF gel.
Last, super soaked and scrunched/pumped to reactivate curls/clumps and them plopped for ten min.

At first, my curls looked awesome, but then as it dried it looks about the same as usual, but with a little more shine and root curl. Frizz is the same and my hair is not quite as soft as usual - I'm blaming it on the glycerin in the CK. I'm thinking if I followed the same routine but with my FSG instead of CK I might get less frizz but still good shine and hold.

Here's a pic:




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Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
Your hair actually looks great to me, but you know your own hair.

I've been trying different combos with Recoil and I am really liking it with pretty much every combo, some better than others. Still staying away from high glycerin products as Stylers (as long as glycerin is the fourth + ingredient in product it seems fine) and my hair is doing great. I'm also noticing for some reason I'm liking jellie type products better than gels. I've been adding coconut oil to my occasional shampoo and co-washing. My hair is happy.

I'm narrowing down some favorites and plan on getting rid of some of my stash. I've also placed an order for some mousses (?)...clairol condition 3-in-1 and joico joiwhip, along with some of the new renpure Argan oil conditioner. I'm also going to pick up a couple items from Sally's this week, GVP sculpting foam and some GVP the conditioner. I want to try out mousse to see how it works for me and there are good reviews about the three I'm purchasing.

I'd like to hear how others are doing.
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066

Last edited by Curlsnswirls; 05-30-2012 at 05:48 PM. Reason: Eta
I wish the AG Recoil had worked for me (sigh), but mag sulfate is just too dryng for my hair, plus all the protein - not good in my hair. I'm very curious about the Renpure Argan oil condish, so if you try it, please give us a report!

Made some Sally's purchases today; picked up GVP conditioning balm, Cure Care condish, and As I Am LI. Tonight I washed with CJDF, used the GVPCB as a mini DT/RO (left in in for about 10 min while I did all my other shower stuff), then used AIA LI and some EO serum to seal, no styling products. My hair is still wet, so I can't give a final verdict, but my hair felt very moisturized while applying the products. I'm not crazy about the way the conditioning balm smells ( it smells just like the Biolage), but I loved how thick and moisturizing it was. The AIA LI was a little on the runny side, but it smells great and felt like it distributed easily. I will report back once my hair is dry.


Update: so, I really like the GVP CB. My hair feels good, and not too much frizz (especially considering I didn't use any styling products). This morning, I just dampened my hair and then smoothed/scrunched in a little more AIA LI and some SS CEJ. Not too bad for day 1 1/2 (my curls usually look a little funny when I sleep on them damp, but not too bad today). Here is a pic of last night almost dry:


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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011

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I wish the AG Recoil had worked for me (sigh), but mag sulfate is just too dryng for my hair, plus all the protein - not good in my hair. I'm very curious about the Renpure Argan oil condish, so if you try it, please give us a report!

Made some Sally's purchases today; picked up GVP conditioning balm, Cure Care condish, and As I Am LI. Tonight I washed with CJDF, used the GVPCB as a mini DT/RO (left in in for about 10 min while I did all my other shower stuff), then used AIA LI and some EO serum to seal, no styling products. My hair is still wet, so I can't give a final verdict, but my hair felt very moisturized while applying the products. I'm not crazy about the way the conditioning balm smells ( it smells just like the Biolage), but I loved how thick and moisturizing it was. The AIA LI was a little on the runny side, but it smells great and felt like it distributed easily. I will report back once my hair is dry.


Update: so, I really like the GVP CB. My hair feels good, and not too much frizz (especially considering I didn't use any styling products). This morning, I just dampened my hair and then smoothed/scrunched in a little more AIA LI and some SS CEJ. Not too bad for day 1 1/2 (my curls usually look a little funny when I sleep on them damp, but not too bad today). Here is a pic of last night almost dry:


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Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
Your hair looks great!! I LOVE GVPCB!!

So I received my hair analysis, and what I had already suspected was confirmed. My properties are in my siggy . I should be receiving some CIAB this week along with some new shampoo to try out and some renpure again oil conditioner. Can't wait to try new combos!! I will update after I've tried my new stuff!!
3a (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)
Cleanse: CHS TS+oil, poo bars, Sevi pumpkin poo, Co-wash
LI/RO:MD RCLI, GDLI, Andalou naturals -GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Tresemmé Naturals
Stylers: LALSG, Volumax styling, CHS CK, BRHG, KCCC, Gel-les'C, JC Spiralicious, AOMM, CJPP, SSCEJ

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