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Curl Pattern: 2b
Texture: medium, some coarse
Porosity: med-high
Density: med/thick
Elasticity: low
Characteristics: Weak curl pattern, likes to poof and frizz

CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG

Hair ingredient likes: Cetearyl Alcohol, jojoba oil

Hair ingredient dislikes: alcohol

Hard/Soft Water: hard

HG/Go-to Products: Jojoba oil, KCCC, Henna, Joico K-pac reconstructor

Average climate/dew points: humid Summer, cold Winter

Fall/Winter combos:

Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why: KCKT when soaking wet (lots, like two palms full), plop 20 min, KCCC (small amt.), diffusing till 75% dry. No touching while drying!


Techniques that didn’t work and why: Air drying with no product

Hair Twins: ?
2b, dry,high porosity, medium texture, high density

Low Poo: Giovanni 50:50
Co-Wash: No Poo, Suave Naturals Coconut
Condish: One C, LVPNG
Leave in: KCKT
Protein Treatment: K-Pac
DT: Heavin in Hair
Stylers: KCCC, HESMU

CG since Aug 09, I love my hair when I take the time to style it, I hate taking the time to do it.
Well, to me, no two ingredients are the same. I mean, someone's hair can like coconut oil, but not olive oil. I find magnesium sulfate to be drying to my hair, but it loves sea salt. I don't really know why, but for some reason it just dislikes what it dislikes and likes what it likes

"Smile...just do it."

3aMii, medium porosity, medium to low elasticity

Shampoo & Conditioner: HE Hydralicious Featherweight
Styling: HETMS Spray Gel and Finishing Touch Cream
DT: GF Triple Nutrition

Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2c
Texture: fine/medium
Porosity: medium (I think)
Density: medium (bordering on thin)
Elasticity: normal
Characteristics: little root curl, very easy to straighten, easily weighed down with oils, shiny

CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG

Hair ingredient likes: aloe, ACV, protein
Hair ingredient dislikes: Castor Oil (so far)

Hard/Soft Water: Soft

HG/Go-to Products: EcoStyler Krystal or KMF Upper Management

Average climate/dew points: I live near Annapolis, MD so we have 4 seasons and it changes everyday.

Fall/Winter combos: Suave Naturals Aloe & Water Lily as LI with Eco Styler Krystal
Spring/Summer combos: just started in the fall, so I haven't had to do this yet.

Favorite styling techniques and why: scrunching with a flour sack towel - gets just enough water out
Techniques that didn’t work and why: super soaker method - pulled wave out of hair, icequeen - gave me "bald" spots, rinsing with cold water - didn't seem to make enough of a difference to freeze my butt off!

Hair Twins: ?
FIA: 2b/cFii
normal porosity

Last edited by dark_waves; 01-05-2010 at 08:46 PM. Reason: Updated
Curl Pattern: 2b/c with some 3a tendencies and one part up front that really wants to be a 1
Texture: mostly fine, with some medium
Porosity: I don't know I am still figuring that out. it used to take FOREVER to dry after I washed it, but protein co seems to help it not do that.
Density: ?
Elasticity: low to none. the finer ones just snap and the thicker/coarser ones might stretch but they don't go back to their original length. And once stretched they don't curl.
Characteristics: usually flat the first few inches.

CG/ModCG/not CG: Cross between CG and modified BS/ACV. I use baking soda as a scalp scrub. Then co and comb. Then I rinse with watered down lemon juice. Rarely will I use a low poo, and even more rare a regular poo.

Hair ingredient likes: Proteins, jojoba, avocado, and other oils. I am think it actually likes mineral oil too but I try to avoid it.
Hair ingredient dislikes: tea tree oil, makes it greasy.

Hard/Soft Water:
hard, well water with a softener

HG/Go-to Products: no HG yet. although I do really like Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose poo and co. My hair seems to like RenPure Organics My Pretty Hair is Parched, but I hate the smell (I think it's the protein). My hair also likes Garnier triple nutrition (inc 3 min treatment).

Average climate/dew points: July 2011: low 70s

When I lived in MD: feels humid to me. my glasses will fog up in the summer when I go outside. But sometimes it feels dry. today (dec 1) dew point is 27F. According to this site it seems to be 20F in the winter to 70F in the summer. Update: It was 12 later in Dec.

Fall/Winter combos:
Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why:
scrunch with gel and air dry overnight. used to plop but it hurt my neck.

satin pillowcase. even if I had no hair satin pillowcases are just nice.

Techniques that didn’t work and why: total CG, I need BS/lemon so my scalp doesn't itch.

Hair Twins: my daughter, well she actually seems more curly sometimes. but has the same flatness up front.
2b/c with some 1 and 3a tendencies. fine-medium, still searching for the HG..... Hair Bio

Last edited by tash; 07-21-2011 at 11:37 AM.
I don't know how I found this thread but its awesome!! Hope you don't mind me joining.

Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 3c, I think
Texture: coarse
Porosity: crown med, nape & sides high
Density: thick
Elasticity: regular, since going CG breakage has disappeared
Characteristics: flat top/no root curl, weak curl from lots of damage from straightening with flat iron,, poofy and frizzy only the back, nape and sides

CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG, occasional low poo 1X month

Hair ingredient likes: I'm too new to know yet!
Hair ingredient dislikes: Protein

Hard/Soft Water:According to the city, softened

HG/Go-to Products: KCCC, BioInfusion Coonditioning Balm, Komaza Califia Conditioner

Average climate/dew points: Humid, moderate to high dews year round(Central Florida)

Fall/Winter combos:Don't know yet, its my first year
Spring/Summer combos:Lots and lots of leave in, KCCC, KMF Upper Management Gel

Favorite styling techniques and why:Sectioning, brushing with Denman(for distributions) then scrunch and pixie-curl diffuse to get back some of the curl the Denman brushed out.
Techniques that didn’t work and why:scrunching products in, I have to much hair, product never gets to the roots!


Hair Twins:I don't have one yet, but I'm going to take StruttsWife's advice and follow Del2C. We also happen to have the same name! Its hard to follow someone who's hair looks nothing like your own. I wish may hair looked as good!
Lady Valeria of the Isle of Neraida in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Central Florida Curly
CG since May 5, 2009
Hair Type: 3cCiii coarse\porous
Conditioners: Bioinfusion HCB, CJCR, SpiralSolutions DDMT, BellaCurl MC, BellaCurl LE, KCKT, YesToCucumbers
Stylers: CJ CCCC, FSG, KCCC, SpiralSolutions CEJ
This is such a fun thread, it should have been posted in the general Hair section!

Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: Mostly 3C, with some 3B at the nape, and more 4A at the crown and front.
Texture: I have so much hair, it looks coarse, but upon closer inspection, it's mostly medium. However, the 3B section at the nape is super-fine!
Porosity: Medium... I think...
Density: Enough for about 4 heads!
Elasticity: High
Characteristics: It shrinks up like paper on fire! It's prone to frizzing, and poofs up like a thundercloud.

CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG

Hair ingredient likes: Most oils, esp. jojoba and shea butter.
Hair ingredient dislikes: Aloe

Hard/Soft Water: Soft

HG/Go-to Products: Max Green Alchemy or Giovanni Tea Tree Shampoo (for the seborrhea). Mill Creek Jojoba or Garnier Triple Nutrition Conditioners. Bioterra Gel. Still searching for a good (not too expensive leave-in), but so far the best has been Jessicurl Too Shea!

Average climate/dew points: I dunno... dew points are average-high in the summer, pretty low in winter.

Fall/Winter combos: Not entirely sure yet 'cuz I just BC'd this past February ('09). My hair has dried out quite a bit lately, thus the search for a good leave-in...
Spring/Summer combos: See HG above... Sometimes just spritzing w/ homemade mix of water & oils is enough.

Favorite styling techniques and why: The best thing that works for me is applying a cocktail of gel & leave-in while curls are sopping wet and then twisting.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Plopping... my hair just goes all out of shape.

Hair Twin: Corbin Bleu (He could be my son!)

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.' "
- Charlie Brown
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Curl Pattern: a combination of 2b and 2c with 1c/2a underneath
Texture: fine to medium
Porosity: low
Density: thick
Elasticity: normal
Characteristics: curlier on left side, straighter underneath, surprisingly hard to straighten

CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG

Hair ingredient likes: protein, honey
Hair ingredient dislikes: castor oil

Hard/Soft Water: normal

HG/Go-to Products: CCCClite, CIAB, SSCEJ, curl rehab, CJDF

Average climate/dew points: Varies with the seasons, dew points in the 30s and 40s spring and fall. Can get as high as 65 in the summer and below 0 in winter.

Fall/Winter combos: Jessicurl Too Shea or GFTN, FOTE, MOP C Curl Cream or AOMM, HESMU

Spring/Summer combos: CIAB, CCCClite or SSCEJ, Aussie Instant Freeze gel

Favorite styling techniques and why: comb in product, pump n scrunch upside down, plop 30 minutes, air-dry

Techniques that didn’t work and why: pixie curl diffusing breaks up my curl, diffusing upside down gives me too much volume, super soaker (water weighed down my hair and it was still damp by end of day)

Hair Twins: xodevin

Last edited by elita; 05-31-2010 at 08:01 AM. Reason: summer update
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: not sure, but almost surely a 2
Texture: fine,
Porosity: med to high (mostly because it is just so baby fine)
Density: thin side of medium
Elasticity: low
Characteristics: flat top/no root curl, crazy cowlicks that are very difficult to deal with

CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG, I think (low-poo every 2-3 days)

Hair ingredient likes: aloe, moisture
Hair ingredient dislikes: no idea

Hard/Soft Water: On the harder side

HG/Go-to Products: aloe, BRHG, diffuser

Average climate/dew points: So Cal, so pretty moderate year round.

Fall/Winter combos:
Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why: cold rinse, combing with wide tooth comb to set par, applying FOTE while soaking, kinda swaying hair back and forth to get the clumps back together, then scrunching in BRHG, then pixiecurl diffusing.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: plopping, clipping, icequeen. my cowlicks are just too crazy, my hair too fine. my roots end up a crazy mess, with lots of scalp show-through.

Hair Twins:

Last edited by cidercat; 02-05-2010 at 10:16 PM.
Curl Pattern: 3c/4a
Texture: Silky/cottony more like Satiny
Porosity: Low
Density: Thick
Elasticity: Normal to low
Characteristics: Lighweight, strands are breakage prone. Hair very fine and loose around the perimeter. In front of my head, one side hangs more than the other..
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CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG

Hair ingredient likes: Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Honey, HH LTR leave in, Silicon Mix...

Hair ingredient dislikes: Avocado,heavy protein,alcohol

Hard/Soft Water: Hard

HG/Go-to Products: Shea butter, JBCO, VO5, castor oil/water spritz,Passionfruit smoothie, Eco Style Gel, and Silicon Mix.

Average climate/dew points: NYC weather lol

Fall/Winter combos: Wave Noveau, Shea Butter,Castor oil, and Eco Style

Spring/Summer combos:V05 Passionfruit Smoothie and ,Eco style


Favorite styling techniques and why: Braid/twist out, great way to stretch hair out giving more style options. Smoothing product in instead of shingling because it doesnt separate my curls which causes uneccessary shringkage....


Techniques that didn’t work and why: Bantu knot outs,dont really like the look... I guess I have to keep experimenting.Shingling, makes my hair look like a Jerri Curl.

Hair Twins: Sophie Okonedo, and a few on fotki.com, dont know if I should post lol
Niké (Nee-Kay)

My world of curls
3C/4A,Fine-Meduim,Thick, Lo Porosity

http://public.fotki.com/lilnicka4u2nv/

Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D

Last edited by NaturallyNiké; 01-05-2010 at 05:41 AM.
Curl Pattern: 2b/c, with the odd 3a spiral.
Texture: Medium, some fine.
Porosity: medium-high
Density: medium
Elasticity: average
Characteristics: root clumping is easy, root wave is hard to get. Sucks up moisture and protein, and can take a lot of product without getting weighed down. Straighter in the back. Curlier and ringlet-y in the under layer and around the face. Gets frizzy and BIG in higher dews/humidity unless I use the right products.

CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG - PEG-modified cones in some products, the occasional low-poo, though Daily Fix is my favorite cleanser.

Hair ingredient likes: Most oils, protein, glycerin, aloe
Hair ingredient dislikes: Mineral oil! Hates it! The jury is still out on mag sulfate.

Hard/Soft Water: Soft, but because of a water softener.

HG/Go-to Products: CIAB, Ecostyler Krystal, CJ Daily Fix, Tresemme Naturals Moisture, GFTN, LALSG, BRHG, CCCC lite.

Average climate/dew points: I'm in the mid-Atlantic region. We see it all, depending on the season.

Fall/Winter combos: Daily Fix, Heavy rinse out (GFTN usually *let's all have a moment of silence for LVPNG*), Lustrasilk, Ecostyler.
Spring/Summer combos: Daily Fix, Tresemme Naturals Moisture, CIAB, Ecostyler, LALSG/BRHG.

Favorite styling techniques and why: Love Icequeen b/c it enhances curl. Same with Pixie diffusing, though I don't do it as often. I almost always scrunch out extra water with a t-shirt before applying product. Plopping can be hit or miss.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Super soaker method -- pulled out my wave.

Hair Twins: It's my opinion that I'm a cross between: Solidgold, Dark_Waves and Peda. At least, these are the people whose threads I look at when I want to know how my hair might like something.
Curlsnswirls likes this.
Location: West Virginia (Eastern Panhandle)
2b/cMii, medium-high porosity

Likes protein and most oils, HATES mineral oil
Summer Routine
Poo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Cowash CJ Daily Fix
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture
Leave In: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, SSRPT
Stylers: Ecostyler Krystal, LALSG (in really high dews)
PT: SS Repairing Protein Treatment

Last edited by finaleofseem; 05-31-2010 at 08:41 AM.
Curl Pattern: 2c - 3a
Texture: Medium
Porosity: med-high
Density: medium but just had a baby so on low side of medium right now
Elasticity: Medium
Characteristics: prone to frizz, but improving the longer I avoid sulfates and cones; still trying to find the right protein/moisture balance
Hair ingredient likes: Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Behentrimonium Methosulphate
Hair ingredient dislikes: Oil heavy products like AOHR
Hard/Soft Water: hard

HG/Go-to Products:
Average climate/dew points: Summer is high east coast humdity, winters are on the milder side of dry but enough to feel an impact

Fall/Winter combos These :
KCKT + KCCC + ArcAngell
KCKT + KCHP + HESMU or BRHG
CJCR + Boots + HESMU or BRHG
CJCR + CJSG + HESMU or BRHG
CJCR + CJ CCCC Lite + BRHG
playing with Curl Fix and Donna Marie

Spring/Summer combos:
Last summer loved KCHP + BRHG

Favorite styling techniques and why: Cowash once a week, rinse out other days that I wet hair; LI + pudding/jelly + supersoak + plop + gel + plop
Techniques that didn’t work and why:

Hair Twin: Still Searching - I am still trying to soldify all my hair charteristics
Sulfate & Silcone Free since July 2009
2C-3A normal to high (ends) porosity, medium texture, lower end of med density
Currently experimenting with Water Only Washing and dropping stylers

Negative on: AOHR, mineral oil
http://public.fotki.com/CurlyQMom/

Last edited by CurlyQMom; 02-10-2010 at 06:13 PM.
Curl Pattern: No root curl, mixed 2's moving to 3s under the top layer of waves.
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Pretty High, I'm a sponge!
Density: Thin
Elasticity: Very top layer low undergrowth high.
Characteristics: Root volume is very hard to get and shows my thinning hair. Top of my head doesn't like heavy products and will get build up, but the ends soak up heavy products like a sponge. Likes humidity. Easy to encourage curls 'cept for the top of my head.
CG/ModCG/not CG: CG must low-poo

Hair ingredient likes: Protien

Hair ingredient dislikes: Too much product at the root causes stringy hair and build up. Length of my hair likes just about anything, but straight oils give me stringy wet hair look.

Hard/Soft Water: Hard and exposed to highly chlorinated waters & salt water in the summer.

HG/Go-go Products: I'm not sure, currently using
Low-Poo - Natural Soap Bars & Giovani TTT
Co-wash - Suave naturals strawberry, V05 Tea Therapy. L'Oreal Everpure Moisture, & Blackberry w/ Sage, Tresemee Naturals

Conditioner - Spiral Solutions Repairing PT, DT, Giovani TTT, Tresemee Naturals, CJ Rehab, Jasmine's Shea Butter
Leave In Conditioner - CJ Rehab, Tresemee Naturals, Whatever regular condish. It depends on what my hair feels like. SS Emolience Butter to Seal the Deal
Curling Gel - MiraCurls Curling Gelly & AOMM.
Holding Gels - SS Firm Holding Gel & Herbal Essense Body Envy

Average climate/dew points: Higher dews and humidly. I live in SE VA, on the coast. We see high humidity. Our weather changes rapidly and frequently.
Fall/Winter combos: Spiral Solutions Deeply Decedant, CJ Rehab (as a leave in), SS Repairing Protien (Sometimes as a leave in also.) SS emolience butter (A must)
Spring/Summer combos: Giovani TTT, Tresemee Naturals as a leave in. Sometimes CJ Rehand, SS Emolience butter (sometimes)

Favorite styling techniques and why: Air dry in the evening then pineapple for bed. Spritz wet again in the AM, add leave in, bend over and scrunch butter, curling gelly, & gel. Scrunch with my microfiber mittens still bent over getting the excess water off, flip back and go letting it dry naturally and the scrunching the crunchies

Last edited by SusieQin; 03-23-2010 at 10:52 AM. Reason: Updating Information
Curl Pattern:2b/c, I think.
Texture: Fine and some medium.
Porosity: Medium, I think... possibly high.
Density: On the thicker side of medium.
Elasticity: Non existant!
Characteristics: No root curl, straight-ish section in back. Spiral curls at front. Easily weighed down.

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG for now, still figuring things out!

Hair ingredient likes: Oils. Not sure which yet... whatever's in GFTN!
Hair ingredient dislikes: Not sure, yet.

Hard/Soft Water: Normal

HG/Go-to Products: HETT mousse and gel. GFTN.

Average climate/dew points: Humid. Very low dew points in winter, not sure about summer.

Fall/Winter combos:
Spring/Summer combos:


Favorite styling techniques and why: Icequeen - I prefer the volume I get over Supersoaker.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Diffusing - blows my hair around too much/deforms my waves/curls.

Hair Twins: Not sure yet. In terms of texture, porosity, etc... maybe finaleofseem?
CG since 11/24/09
2-something! F-Mii, Med porosity

Currently trying -
Co-wash : V05 Free Me Freesia
Rinse-out : Garnier Triple Nutrition
LI : Garnier Sleek and Shine
HETT mousse and gel


Curl Pattern: 2A (halo); 3A (I think...) underneath layers
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal to hight
Density: Thick
Elasticity: Normal
Characteristics: Halo is wavy, at best...roots have a mind of their own.

CG/ModCG/not CG: No CG

Hair ingredient likes: Protein
Hair ingredient dislikes: Silicones

Hard/Soft Water: Hard water

HG/Go-to Products: (GVP) Biolage Conditioning Balm, Aphogee 2-Minute Reconstructor, Aphogee shampoo for damaged hair, Giovanni Direct Leave-In

Average climate/dew points: DRY in the winter, sticky (dewy) in the summer

Fall/Winter combos: Still searching for the right combo for my hair...
Spring/Summer combos: Still searching....

Favorite styling techniques and why: Plopping, because it seems I get good clumping with this method. Not combing my hair...at all. Again, it results in good clumping.

Techniques that didn’t work and why: Air drying. My hair falls flat and looses wave/curl.

Hair Twins:

Curl Pattern: 3a
Texture: fine to medium
Porosity: normal
Density: medium
Elasticity: normal
Characteristics: some root curl, hard to straighten, a little dry, some frizz, never colored, fast drying

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG

Hair ingredient likes: coconut oil, protein, mag. sulfate, aloe
Hair ingredient dislikes: mineral oil

Hard/Soft Water: hard

HG/Go-to Products: BRHG, AG re:coil, Lustrasilk

Average climate/dew points: dry, desert, dews in the forties-sixties

Fall/Winter combos: ?
Spring/Summer combos: ?

Favorite styling techniques and why: Icequeen, diffusing upside down (just my roots for lift), finger combing, scrunching, applying products upside down
Techniques that didn’t work and why: plopping (I get flat roots), raking (loosens the clumps)

Hair Twins: none yet
Phoenix AZ Curly!!
Curl Type: (3aMii) 3a/Fine-Medium Texture/Normal Porosity/Medium Elasticity/BSL
Co-Wash: Suave Strawberry, VO5 Strawberries n Creme
Conditioning: Mirra Smoothing, GVP Conditioning Balm, Samy e-sen-cia Mandarin Citrus, GFTN, Mill Creek Aloe
LI: Lustrasilk Shea Mango, LOOC
Styling: BRHG, AG re:coil, SSCJ, LOOB, JC N&S
DT/PT: PM Super Strong, SS DDM, Coconut Oil, EVOO, Lustrasilk, Nexxus Emergencee, Hask Henna 'n' Placenta
CG since 11/03/09

Last edited by amt949; 02-19-2010 at 02:25 PM.
Hehe I've never posted on the 2 board before but this thread looks fun. So here goes my 2 board virginity

Hair Biography
Curl Pattern: 2c/3a I think. I'm not even sure. It doesn't matter anyway!
Texture: fine
Porosity: low
Density: normal
Elasticity: normal
Characteristics: It will hold "encouraged" curl very well. Scrunching in products is an absolute must. Loves to be deep treated at least 2x per week in the winter. Straight in the shower but will coil for a conditioner it loves. My main enemy is flyaway frizz. Takes about 4 hours to air dry with product. Can't go without a leave in.

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG, but I do use No Poo as my one and only cleanser, which has coco betaine in it.

Hair ingredient likes: protein, aloe (but not straight aloe), emollients, coconut oil, olive oil, coconut products, mag sulfate in little doses, really rich conditioners
Hair ingredient dislikes: my hair really doesn't react violently against any ingredient that I've tried yet.

Hard/Soft Water: hard at college dorm, soft at home. I notice an immediate difference in how soft my hair is when I shower at home.

HG/Go-to Products: Darcy's Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Deva No Poo, SpiralSolutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Jasmine's Babassu Butter Cream conditioner (leave in), HE set me up and body envy gels, Bioterra Gel, Curl Rehab, Flax Seed Gel

Average climate/dew points: Humid summers, dry dry dry winters. Midatlantic region

Fall/Winter combos: Rich conditioner (Darcy's is the one I reach for right now), frequent moisture DTs, jellies!
Spring/Summer combos: Last summer, I quit CG because my hair was awful. I think it's going to be very different with the Deva No Poo this year. We shall see.

Favorite styling techniques and why: Super soaking has completely changed my styling routine. I use it with literally everything now and really don't remember how to style successfully without it. Love my Curls Like Us cloths to death. Couldn't style without those either because they take away the extra water from super soaking so I'm not dripping all day long!
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Plopping has stopped working. Gives me wonky, inconsistent curls. Spritz and condish did nothing for me, but that's because I'm low porosity. Icequeen method gave me enhanced root curl, but as my knowledge of products and techniques grows, I find I can get great root curl without it.

Hair Twins: I haven't found any. I always listen to kathymack's reviews because she knows her stuff, but my hair doesn't like some of the things hers does.
http://www.dormroomcurly.blogspot.com


www.twitter.com/dormroomcurly

Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2b
Texture: Medium
Porosity: Medium
Density: Thin to Medium (in between)
Elasticity: a bit low
Characteristics: Slow starting curl pattern, easily weighed down, easy to straighten

CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG (use low-poo often)

Hair ingredient likes: Glycerin and Honey (live in FL), Coconut Oil
Hair ingredient dislikes: too much protein

Hard/Soft Water: hard

HG/Go-to Products: BRHG, AOHR when hair's feeling dry

Average climate/dew points: humid, rarely cold, dews in winter in 50s, in summer in the 70s/80s if lucky

Fall/Winter combos: lighter on the humectants (but still use them) and a heavier conditioner
Spring/Summer combos: humectants for days

Favorite styling techniques and why: cold water rinse (seems to help with frizz and clumping), using a fine-toothed tail comb on soaking wet hair after leave-in (get more clumps than with wide-tooth comb)
Techniques that didn’t work and why: plopping and pineappling (hair is too short - few inches above shoulders - got wonky curls from it), SOTC with any type of oil (does not lead to nice shiny curls, but rather weighs them down like crazy)

Hair Twins: I know she's out there somewhere, just haven't found her yet!
____________

CG since August 2009
2b wavy, Medium porosity, protein sensitive
Low Poo with JC Gentle Lather Shampoo
CO washing with Giovanni Triple Treat Tea Tree
Rinse-out with AOHR, CJ Curl Assurance
Leave-in with KBB Hair Nectar
Styling with Ecostyler Krystal Gel, BRHG


Last edited by rabbit24; 02-05-2010 at 08:44 PM.
Curl pattern: 2c/3aFMii
Texture: medium/fine
Porosity: medium/low
Density: thick
Elasticity: normal
Characteristics: Healthy, some days I don't even need to use condish. Easily over conditioned. Straight when wet. Can be straightened easily. And poofy fly away if I don't use product or use the wrong product.

CG: I shampoo with a sulfate poo maybe once a week. Haven't found a CG poo I like yet. And CO washes leave me greasy.

Hair ingredient likes: Protein
Hair ingredient dislikes: glycerin
Think we have soft water...I don't really know.

Average dew point/climate: I live in one of the worst cities for hair...its a humid climate. Cool winter, rarely snows, wet fall, winter, spring. Beautiful summers.

HGs year-round: Condish: Biolage Condish balm, Suave Coconut condish, JC Aloeba, KKNT. Style products: AG Re:coil, Loma Imply, BRHG everyday almost. I adjust amounts due to my daily needs.

Favorite styling technique: mini Super Soaker method just in the front top area.

Techniques that didn't work: Plopping leaves my curls wonky.

Hair twin: none yet
Lots of med/fine, med (low?) porosity, 2c/3a curls.
Shamoo once a week
Conditioners: Biolage Condish Balm, KCKT, JC aloeba, Hayashi system 911 emergency pak for a protein DT.
Stylers: Recoil, Imply, BRHG.
Curl pattern: 2b/2c with potential for 3a, I think
Texture: fine to medium
Porosity: medium to high
Density: on the thick side of normal
Elasticity: low to normal
Characteristics: flat on top, straight when wet, frizzes easily, loses shape without product, mixed wave/curl pattern, takes forever to air dry

CG/ModCG/not CG: mod CG...low poo as needed, trying to co-wash or water wash every other wash at least, but only washing in any form 2-3x a week

Hair ingredient likes: possibly protein, possibly aloe
Hair ingredient dislikes: possibly polyquat-72, possibly FOTE aloe

Hard/Soft Water: soft, I think

HG/Go-to Products: no real HGs yet, but liking some of the Curls for Target line, and Spiral Solutions so far

Average climate/dew points: dewpoint is currently 4C/40F here in the Victoria, BC (Feb)..mild but wet winters and warm and dry summers

Fall/Winter combos: none yet
Spring/Summer combos: none yet

Favorite styling techniques and why: not sure...plopping and pineappling give inconsistent results

Hair Twins: I don't know for sure yet as I'm still figuring mine out. Hmm...tash, euterpe or finaleofseem maybe?


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59


Last edited by plunkybug; 05-30-2010 at 08:05 PM. Reason: updating info
Curl Pattern: 2a (perhaps 2b in places)
Texture: fine (perhaps bordering on medium)
Porosity: low-normal (sometimes it tends to take ages to get wet, I have to pick up the top bits so the bottom bits get wet and it's barely 15cm long!)
Density: normal
Elasticity: normal ?
Characteristics: crazy cowlick at the front

CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG (co-wash regularly and low poo 1-2 a week)

Hair ingredient likes: mag sulfate
Hair ingredient dislikes: glycerin, honey
(still experimenting with these as I cut off all my colour damaged hair and now have virgin hair, things have changed.)

Hard/Soft Water: tank water and soft water

HG/Go-to Products: KCCC, AG re-coil, KCKT

Average climate/dew points: Australian climate- generally dry = low dew points (correct?)

Fall/Winter combos: still experimenting
Spring/Summer combos:
still experimenting

Favorite styling techniques and why: double ploping, pixie diffusing (helped with volume at roots)

Techniques that didn’t work and why: over night plop - restless sleeper, waves come out wonky

Hair Twins: ??
2 something Australian

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Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.

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