08-05-2012, 01:11 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
My guess is that most of the issues you are experiencing are due to damage from the flat ironing and general dryness. My advice is to consider going sulfate and silicone free, aka Curly Girl (CG), if you aren't already CG. Step away from the flat iron! Because your hair is most likely damaged, you may also benefit from protein. I would suggest you check out the Start Here! sticky for information on CG.
Once you know your hair properties, you may find it helpful to find a "hair twin". This is someone whose hair properties are the same as yours; this is not the same as curl pattern, a 2a could be a hair twin with a 3a, 3b, or 4b. Hair twins can be very helpful in finding products that work with your hair properties.
fine, low/ normal porosity, med density, normal elasticity.
Dislikes: Aloe by itself, polyquat 4
Low poo (used rarely): CJ Curl Assurance
Co-wash: CJ Daily Fix
Condish: Regis Olive Oil, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
Stylers: CiAB, CCCCL, CJPP (still looking for a good combo)
PT: IA Girls PT w/ mag. sulfate, CJ Repair Me
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm
Last edited by Wavy7s; 08-05-2012 at 01:16 PM.