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Old 09-11-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
 
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Red face Do I have need another product for CG routine?

Hi lovely type 2's!

I'm new to this but have done some serious research & read Loraine's Curly Girl book in order to get the best out of my 2A/B/ medium porosity curls & massive frizzy halo. I live n Europe so getting some products can be difficult.

I live in a very humid place 79% today and also high dew point 72F.

In your opinions do I have a good start with these products?
And importantly, do I need an extra styling product?

Lo-poo: Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo (i will switch to co-wash in a few weeks)
Condish: Dr. Organic Vitamin E Conditioner
Styling: Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle
Weekly condish: Curl Detangling Milk Vanilla Delight
Curl reviver: Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz

Thanks a lot in advance,
So excited for my "new" hair!

Last edited by Barakurl; 09-11-2013 at 12:19 PM. Reason: Humidity & Dew point info added
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
 
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Looks like you're on the right track
What jumps out at me is that you aren't using a leave-in conditioner. That will help with your frizz.
Watch dew points everyday and adjust your hair routine according to how high or low the dew point is (generally you'll want to use more emollients in low dews and more gel or jellies for hold in high dews)
Check out Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
Look at the signatures of NC posts to see what other curlies with hair properties similar to yours like
With medium porosity you can do both protein (PT) and deep treatments (DT). You want to find the right balance of conditioning and protein that works for you.
Enjoy!
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Seal with leave in and/or light oils. Occasional coconut oil soaks
Weekly PT (CJ Repair Me or Spiral Solutions Repairing PT) & DT
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
 
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Hi Curlini,

Thanks so much for the info. Glad you think I'm on the right track! I just started reading the Curly hair basics link you sent. Looks super helpful thnx

I was thinking I could use the Curl Detangling Milk as a leave-in conditioner.

I need to educate myself about dew points - thanks for that.

All the best
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
 
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Welcome!

The detangling milk is a moisturiser not a 'true' conditioner, it's rich humectants (glycerin, aloe), plus some oils there are very little emollients (fatty alcohols, cationic surfactants). Ditto the Spiral Spritz and the Curls in a Bottle (propylene glycol, agave): humectants can cause or contribute to frizz in higher dews or higher porosities.
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CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
 
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I learn something new from you when I read your posts Firefox. Now I know why some parts of my head frizz & spaz out while others don't.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
 
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Hi Firefox7275,

Wow thanks so much for the helpful information. I was waiting for feedback here before I purchased the products online so I will re-evaluate before I buy!

Thanks a ton :-)
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2a/2b, medium texture, high porosity - i think, my hair makes a squeaking sounds when i rub my thumb and index finger up it

Just started:
Lo-poo: Dr. Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo (i will switch to co-wash in a few weeks)
Condish: Dr. Organic Vitamin E Conditioner
Wil start asap:
Styling: Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle
Weekly condish/leave-in: Curl Detangling Milk Vanilla Delight
Curl reviver: Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz
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