Frizztastic new wavy

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So, I just started the CG method, but I feel like I'm doing something wrong. I know I shouldn't expect amazing results so soon, but I think there is still something wrong with my method or the products I'm using.

I have low porosity, coarse hair that I'm pretty sure wants to be wavy.

My major problem is that my hair takes forever to dry, as in hours if I just air dry, but I don't own a diffuser. I try not to disturb it as I dry my hair, but I can't sit completely still for hours at a time.

My hair is much better, but it is still incredibly frizzy.

This is my current hair as well as one lock that I did close up to highlight my problem.

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I use a sulfate (but not protein, which could be my problem) free shampoo, followed by a sulfate free and silicone free conditioner, I then use the same conditioner as a leave in, then use a gel while wet. I use a t shirt to get rid of the excess water.

Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon, it's only been a few weeks. However, if someone can look at them and say, "clearly, your problem is x" that would be great.

I'll probably experiment with different products as well, as that may be the problem.
I've been dealing with the same. Couple of questions:

#1 Do you have hard water?

#2 Are you protein sensitive?

#3 Do you have dry hair?

I have all three of these problems and low porosity hair lol. Low porosity is why your hair takes forever to dry. Maybe I can help you. ^_^
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2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

*Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine*

Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)
Yep, I'm a low porosity medium to course hair girl.

I have very hard water, but I can't afford a filter. I'm not sure what the best way to help that is as I don't want to use anything that will strip the moisture I've finally started getting in my hair.

My hair is normally very dry, but it's gotten better since I started this method. It is still dry though and I use quite a lot of conditioner.

I have no idea how it reacts to proteins versus not, I imagine not the best, since it is low porosity. When my current stuff runs out, I'm going to try protein free products to see how that works.

So, to answer, all three could be my problem. Glad to find someone who also has the same issues.
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Low porosity plus medium to coarse hair usually means protein sensitive, try cutting protein out, and make sure your hair is well moisturizer.
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2a/b
medium/thick
high porosity (from coloring)

Shampoo: Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Co-wash: Chistophe Robin Lemon Cleansing Cream
RO: CJ strengthening, Kenra moisturizing
LI: Jessicurl Aloeba
DT: CJ rehab, Christophe Robin Prickly Pear Mask
PT: SS protein treatment, Ouidad 12 minute
Stylers: Jessicurl RR, SS Firm Hold Gel
Oils: caudalie, sweet almond
Yep, I'm a low porosity medium to course hair girl.

I have very hard water, but I can't afford a filter. I'm not sure what the best way to help that is as I don't want to use anything that will strip the moisture I've finally started getting in my hair.

My hair is normally very dry, but it's gotten better since I started this method. It is still dry though and I use quite a lot of conditioner.

I have no idea how it reacts to proteins versus not, I imagine not the best, since it is low porosity. When my current stuff runs out, I'm going to try protein free products to see how that works.

So, to answer, all three could be my problem. Glad to find someone who also has the same issues.
Originally Posted by terranut
I have a water filter for my shower head that I got at Home Depot for $17, it has made a HUGE difference. I'd say invest in one when and if you can. ^_^

Hard water leaves buildup in your hair and i'm guessing that's probably where the majority of your problems are from, same for me. I had frizz like that and as soon as I used a shampoo or conditioner with an EDTA ingredient, it got that mess out. If you want to use a shampoo Suave Daily Clarifying is great and if you want to use a conditioner to cowash it out then VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner is what I use. Because you don't have a filter you'll just have to try it and watch your hair to see how often you'd need to use it.

Another thing is the low porosity, it makes it hard to moisturize properly because your cuticle is more closed and like the other poster said, most likely you are protein sensitive. It doesn't mean you can't ever use proteins, some people can tolerate certain ones, but for now i'd cut them all out and moisturize moisturize moisturize. ^_^ BTW all the products in my signature, to my knowledge, are protein free. Good luck!
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2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense

*Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine*

Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
RO: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
LI : Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
Stylers: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)

Last edited by txwvy32; 10-25-2012 at 01:23 PM.
Thanks, both of you, I'll change to protein free and see how it work.

I'll see about investing in a water filter as well.
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You may also want to try glycerin free or humectant free as the weather changes depending on where you live.
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3a/3b, Fine Hair, Low porosity, Medium Density
Poo- CHS Treatment Shampoo
Low-poo- Devacurl Low Poo
RO- Devacurl One Condition
Leave-In- KCKT/Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion

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