remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)
Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
The citric acid and vinegar remove mineral buildup, and the sodium polystyrene sulfonate removes quats that are not removed by even sulfates (the curl chemist mentioned this ingredient in an article awhile back). My hair really loves clarifying, and I do it once a week, but i'm pretty low porosity.
2B, normal porosity, elasticity, thickness, texture, moisture loving, protein leery...
CO: Whole Foods Lavender Conditioner
LO: Dessert Essence Coconut, Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo
DT: JCDCT, SSDDMT
Style: AOMM, CCCL, KMFUM, KCTT
I use a sulfate poo once a month to just kind of start over (I do use the occasional product with 'cones--not often, and I have hard water). My hair always looks awesome after I remove all of the build up! Much less frizzy. More often than once a month, and my hair gets too dried out though.
I currently have the V05 clarifying shampoo. It's harsh though--definitely leaves the hair squeaky clean, so I've been looking into what I'll get for my next sulfate poo. It is surprisingly hard to find a sulfate poo without silicones! I've been investigating myself.
Wave Pattern: 2A
Hair Properties: Normal/Low Porosity, Medium Density, Medium Texture w/Fine Straight Underlayer
Co-wash: Suave Naturals, Cure Care
Low-poo: Renpure Brazilian Keratin
Rinse Out & Leave In: Tresemme Naturals
Gel: LA Looks Mega Mega Hold Gel, Garnier Fructis Spray Gel