11-23-2013, 07:34 AM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Ruh-roh. Please note that if you're going to cowash, you really need to stick to the CG-route... which means no silicones! Cowashing with silicones is a recipe for a buildup disaster.
I'd recommend you start by getting rid of that silicone buildup. Try a coco betaine or cocamidopropyl betaine shampoo (low-poo) like YestoCucumbers (new formulation) or the Giovanni poos (TTTT, 50:50, SaS) which are available at drugstores or Target etc.
Usually a lighter conditioner is used to cowash while a heavier one for rinse-out, but I know I've seen some curlies use one product for both. V05, Suave Naturals and Tressemé Naturals are popular for cowashing -- all silicone-free! You can start there.
Since you have a mix of textures that is tricky... true coarse hair doesn't usually like protein in most products. Maybe look into Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed conditioner, Curl Junkie (I think there's a few protein-free options), Elucence Moisture Balancing... I think some people like the YesTo conditioners (double check for silicones), Giovanni 50:50... these would be your protein-free options. Your hair may like some protein though... try something like Nature's Gate Herbal for a change or for your finer textures.
If you want true definition, gel is really the way to go.
fine - low porosity - medium density - normal elasticity. Very high dews. Soft water.
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: TN Radiant Care, Giovanni SaS, Ogx BKT*, Sukin Nourishing, SS Caitlin's, various
LI: sometimes TN Radiant Care
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control*, Ogx BKT serum*
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine
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