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Here is where you share it all! A thread to help us keep our hair proprties, etc. straight and to hopefully learn from eachother. I've posted the template and you can copy and paste it in to your reply to ill it out. When you have things to add or change you can just edit your post.

Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2a, 2b, 2c
Texture: fine, medium, coarse
Porosity: low, med, high
Density: thin, medium, thick
Elasticity: low, normal, high
Characteristics: flat top/no root curl, hard to straighten, easily weighed down, etc.

CG/ModCG/not CG:

Hair ingredient likes:
Hair ingredient dislikes:

Hard/Soft Water:

HG/Go-to Products: up to 5 products that are constantly in your rotation

Average climate/dew points: humid or dry then typical dews

Fall/Winter combos:
Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why:
Techniques that didn’t work and why:

Hair Twins:

Here are some links to help you figure out yur hair properties.

Curly hair basics from Live Curly, Live Free
Fia hair typing system
Hair elasticity
Weather with dews from WeatherUnderground

If there is anything else you think I should add or helpful links you think could add to learning about hair properties feel free to PM me and I can edit the chart. Have fun Wavies!!!
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders


Last edited by Jess the Mess; 11-10-2009 at 04:22 PM.
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern:2c
Texture: fine
Porosity: med to high
Density: thin
Elasticity: ?
Characteristics: flat top/no root curl

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG

Hair ingredient likes: Coconut oil, behentrimonium methosulphate, honey, agave
Hair ingredient dislikes: AVG, hydrolyzed wheat protein

Hard/Soft Water: ?

HG/Go-to Products: Moisture Maniac condish, Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-in, Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee

Average climate/dew points: It's pretty average here in SoCal. Not too humid, not too dry. Dews are around 40 to 50 in the fall.

Fall/Winter combos: CJ CALI, DoC, BRHG
Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why: Pixiecurl diffusing for volume, Clipping for root lift
Techniques that didnít work and why: SuperSoaker method I couldn't get root lift even with clipping

Hair Twins:
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Curl Pattern: 2a
Texture: fine
Porosity: high
Density: thin
Elasticity: med
Characteristics: Weak wave pattern, prone to flatness around the roots, very easy to straighten/curl, frizzy!!


CG/ModCG/not CG: new ModCG (less than 2 months!)

Hair ingredient likes: Unsure - I am a n00b.
Hair ingredient dislikes: Whatever was in Redken Touch Control mousse! I will have to compare with other mousses to find out if it's just a mousse thing.

Hard/Soft Water: Unsure

HG/Go-to Products: Kevin Murphy easy.rider, *very small amounts* of MOP Liquid Wax (does a great job of defining the ends of dry hair), starting to use V05 Mega Hold Gel, but not sure if I like it. Still trying to figure out what my hair likes. I'm pretty reluctant to buy new things before I've run out of the old ones. On the look out for a good strong hold product to give my waves definition.

Average climate/dew points: dry and hot!

Fall/Winter combos:
Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why: Icequeening for root lift and clumps, placing my part in the shower (I side-part my naturally centre-parted hair - seriously, this changed everything for me!), plopping. Tried spritz and condish once and it was pretty awesome.

Techniques that didnít work and why: Diffusing of any kind. My hair will puff up like a dandelion.
Australian 2a wavy, very fine, porous, rather thin, below the shoulders and slowly growing out to bra strap length.

Daily: co-wash Ecostore Normal Hair Conditioner, rinse-out Kevin.Murphy Luxury Rinse.

Weekly: low-poo Kevin.Murphy Angel Wash, d/t Redken Real Control Mask (NOT CG - looking for a good, available in Australia, 'cone free d/t)

Style: Redken Touch Control mousse, and lots of it, SOTC with Kevin.Murphy Easy Rider, define the ends with MOP Liquid Wax
Thank you for doing this Jess. The links are useful. Now I can confidently say I'm a 2C curl type but medium texture, medium density and at least medium porous. I'll work on my bio.
2C - fine but lots of it, porous.
Religiously CG since Sept. 2008
Products: for cowash/condish mostly Deva but about to try CJ; lately loving BRHG, new Deva Foam
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2c
Texture: medium,
Porosity: med,
Density: thick
Elasticity: normal,
Characteristics: tends to frizz, tends to be bulky without product

CG/ModCG/not CG:

Hair ingredient likes:
Hair ingredient dislikes: glycerin

Hard/Soft Water:?

HG/Go-to Products: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutriton
conditioner, homemade FSG with ACV,
Queen Helene hot oil, Lustrasilk Olive Oil Conditioner

Average climate/dew points

Fall/Winter combos:
Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why:What works best is cowashing, scrunching in gel upside down, clipping and sitting under the bonnet dryer.Sleeping on a satin pillowcase, my hair looks pretty good second or third day, just have to mist it with conditioner/water mix, and scrunch in some more FSG.
Air dry or sit under the dryer a few minutes.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Plopping resulted in frizz. Diffusing resulted in frizz. Drip drying resulted in frizz, because I couldn't leave it alone.


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Last edited by crwritt; 11-14-2009 at 10:38 AM. Reason: add link
Curl Pattern:2bmii
Texture: Medium
Porosity: Normal
Density: Medium
Elasticity: ?
Characteristics: ?

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG

Hair ingredient likes: FSG, small amounts of protein
Hair ingredient dislikes: Too much protein

Hard/Soft Water: Harder than soft, but not horrible

HG/Go-to Products: FSG, Aloe Fix Gel, AOMM - all layered under HETT

Average climate/dew points: Hmm, am in NorCal. Never really humid, alot of rain in the winter, dew points in the 50s?

Fall/Winter combos: FSG/HETT, AOMM/HETT, AFG/HETT
Spring/Summer combos: Same as above

Favorite styling techniques and why: Pixiecurl diffusing for volume, IceQueen for rinsing
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Plopping, it gets all weird.

Hair Twins: possible WavyCurly40+
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Last edited by gekko422; 11-22-2009 at 06:30 PM.
Curl Pattern: I think 2b, maybe c. I think in the summer I can get to 3a???
Texture: between fine and medium
Porosity: i think low
Density: have no clue
Elasticity: I think i'm low, but not sure
Characteristics:

CG/ModCG/not CG: modified

Hair ingredient likes: aloe, honey , FSG, coconut , glycerin, ACV
Hair ingredient dislikes: castor oil

Hard/Soft Water: soft

HG/Go-to Products: DM HJ, FSG, JC RR&CC, BRHG

Average climate/dew points: ??

Fall/Winter combos: it seems KCCC, DOH and curl gelles'c combo is really working for me
Spring/Summer combos: KY, Komaz hair pudding, CJ CCCC, DMCHB

Favorite styling techniques and why: ice queen- for clumps. Pixie diffuse - for curl formation.
Techniques that didnít work and why: super soaker- hair looked really frizzy and stringy

Hair Twins: runnerchicki.
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2a, some 2b with a weird straight section underneath in the back of my hair that absolutely refuses to curl.
Texture: fine
Porosity: med to high
Density: medium
Elasticity: low
Characteristics: flat top, easily straightened, lazy wave pattern, easily weighed down.
CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG

Hair ingredient likes: Protein! And toooons of moisture, wherever I can get it.
Hair ingredient dislikes: None so far. I need to experiment a little more.

Hard/Soft Water: Soft. It's killing my curl!

HG/Go-to Products: I'm new, so I haven't had much time to experiment, but I like VO5 conditioners, and the HE gel is really working for me.
Average climate/dew points: It's pretty average around these parts, but in the winter it gets really dry. Eep!

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

Favorite styling techniques and why: Anything that involves scrunching is great for my waves! And clipping works well for me.
Techniques that didnít work and why: Plopping! It gave me super weird curl patterns, and flatness in strange places.

Hair Twins:
2a, with a little 2b mixed in
Mod CG since 10/29/09

Low Poo: Burts Bees More Moisture Shampoo
CO Wash: V05 Raspberry Conditioner
Rinse Out: Burts Bees More Moisture Conditioner
Styling: HE Totally Twisted Gel, Garnier Fructis Wave Enhancing Spray
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2b
Texture: very fine
Porosity: high
Density: thin
Elasticity: Low
Characteristics: Never grown past shoulders,hard to weigh down,very easy to straighten, hard to encourage curls, dry

CG/ModCG/not CG:Mod CG, I low poo 2-3 times per month in winter, weekly in summer.

Hair ingredient likes: Behentrimonium Methosulfate,
Hair ingredient dislikes: Had straw like reaction to several conditioners, many conditioners cause producty frizz, hates epsom salt (adds curl, but drying). jojoba,shea butter, PEG castor oil
Hard/Soft Water:
Hard

HG/Go-to Products: IAgirl's gelatin PT completely changed my hair for the better, Honey (mixed into rinse out), BRHG, Ecostyler Krystal in summer, and coconut oil

Average climate/dew points: North Dakota. Cold to extremely cold and dry in winter, normal to slightly humid in summer

Fall/Winter combos: Humidifier, especially in the bedroom where your hair spends 1/3 of its life. No gylcerin in styling products or leave in. FSG+BRHG
Spring/Summer combos: FSG+ecostyler+BRHG, loves humectants in normal dews

Favorite styling techniques and why: Coconut oil prewash (prevent hygral fatigue, adds moisture when I need a hit) . Modified super soaker method (clumps),Plopping (promotes curls). Pixie curl diffusing (enhances curls) Smasters method. (enhances curls some more, cuts drying time)

Techniques that didn't work and why: Overnight plop (short hair), raking (pull out curls with weak curl patterns), skip curl (one side started unwinding before I was done with the other side. Epic failure.) scrunching with a towel (causes frizz, breaks up clumps)

Hair Twins: Nah, my hair is too weird.




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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers

Last edited by pedaheh; 10-05-2011 at 05:35 PM.
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2c
Texture: fine
Porosity: high
Density: medium
Elasticity: ?
Characteristics: flat top, thin along front hairline (age/hormones), prone to ďfloatyĒ frizz, prone to tangles, curlier underneath/less curly on top

CG/ModCG/not CG: mod CG

Hair ingredient likes: protein, behentrimonium methosulphate, oils and butters in moderation
Hair ingredient dislikes:

Hard/Soft Water: moderately soft

HG/Go-to Products: BRHG, FSG, JC WDT, Nexxus Emergencee

Average climate/dew points: high humidity in summer, moderate in winter, average summer dew points are in the 70s, average winter dew points are in the 40s

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

Favorite styling techniques and why: sleeping on crunchy hair helps hold style, pineapple protects curls while sleeping, satin pillowcase reduces frizz potential from hair dragging on pillowcase, air drying protects from heat damage, flour sack towels remove water without creating frizz
Currently trying Spritz & Condish-I like it so far!
Techniques that didnít work and why: icequeen makes too many tangles; extra water in super soaker pulls out waves, plopping with heavy materials or for longer than 5 minutes flattens hair and creates weird waves and curls

Hair Twins:
Wavy, fine texture, med/high porosity (?), med density
2cFii on the Fia System

Current products
:
Low-poo: JC GLS or JC HCC
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut (also do water-wash)
Rinse-out: AO GPB, Mop C Hydrating Conditioner
Leave-in: KCKT
Stylers: BB FSG, BRHG, JC Oil Blend, BB Hemp, Grapeseed, & Clary Sage Hair and Body Butter
Deep treatments: Nexxus Emergencee PT, Jessicurl WDT
Occasional ACV rinses

mod-CG since June, 2009



Last edited by SouthernMoss; 11-24-2009 at 08:59 PM.
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: Fia 2c? (big, loopy, loose spirals; tight spirals around face) The (old) photo with my profile gives you a sense, even though the cut is different now.
Texture: medium
Porosity: don't know. Sometimes it seems to take my hair a long time to get fully saturated with water. It dries very fast with no product.
Density: medium
Elasticity: ?? (probably normal)
Characteristics: prone to frizz; limited root curl; very irregular pattern (more consistent in high dewpoints). The curl pattern seems weak in that combing or conventional ponytails will remove most of it, but once the curl is established by scrunching, it doesn't fall out. Instead, my hair tends to get big and poofy, losing definition, if I don't use products with enough hold.

CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG

Hair ingredient likes: Hair seems to tolerate most ingredients. I like a number of products with panthenol, glycerin, aloe. I can handle pretty substantial conditioners or leave-ins, and I like good holding ingredients to tamp down the fuzziness.
Hair ingredient dislikes: A few products give me a gunky, producty look (KCCC; DMCJ if I use too much). BRHG made my hair stringy and almost seemed to inhibit curl.

Hard/Soft Water: Hard (well water)

HG/Go-to Products: No product is 100 percent foolproof. The ones that have been most consistent over time are: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner; Giovanni Direct Leave-in; Beauty without Cruelty Leave-in; Duchess of Curls; Curl Keeper.

Average climate/dew points: Dewpoints vary from single-digit to 60+

Fall/Winter combos: leave-in + DoC or AOMM + medium hold, low-humectant gel (like Aubrey Organics B5 Design gel) OR CJ Coffee Coco Curl Creme + gel.

Spring/Summer combos: leave-in + Curl Keeper or Curl Junkie Aloe Fix + medium-to-firm-holding gel

Gels in current (summer) rotation are: LA Looks Sport; Clairol Herbal Essences Set Me Up (works most of year); Giovanni LA Naturals (may work most of year)

Favorite styling techniques and why: Ice Queen (modified to use less condish); scrunching products upside down (both help with root curl); styling hair while very wet and then scrunching with curl-ease towel; airdrying
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Diffusing with anything other than the pixiecurl method; diffusing longer than 1 minute (frizz/dryness); plopping (layers too short)

Hair Twins: Still looking!
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Last edited by wavycurly40+; 07-14-2010 at 08:22 AM. Reason: updated
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: mostly 2b/2c with some 3a bits underneath.
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Was high, but seems much lower after using henna
Density: Thick
Elasticity: Low/medium
Characteristics: Thick, prone to frizz, mix of waves and big fat loose spirals. Currently a bit below shoulder length

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG since 4/29/09

Hair ingredient likes: Aloe, coconut oil, ACV
Hair ingredient dislikes: Used to love protein but after hennaing seems to like it less

Hard/Soft Water: Very hard

HG/Go-to Products: Suave Naturals condish, LVPNG, aloe vera gel, HETT, BSRHG

Average climate/dew points: Coastal New England -- variable weather and dew points

Fall/Winter combos: AVG under HETT
Spring/Summer combos: AVG, honey and coconut oil under BRHG

Favorite styling techniques and why: Icequeen method, plopping, pineapple at night, Pixiecurl diffusing sometimes when I don't feel like waiting for airdry
Techniques that didnít work and why: Super Soaker

Hair Twins:
2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
Fine/iii density/high porosity

Current favorites:
Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
GVP Conditioning Balm
Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
ACV rinse 1x per week
Curl Pattern: Fia 2cFi
Texture: fine
Porosity: normal to low
Density: thin
Elasticity: low & normal
Characteristics: flat top/no root curl, easily weighed down

CG/ModCG/not CG: Um, Mod CG. Don't use cones on a regular basis, though I do experiment with them occasionally. I don't have a problem with the a-cones or c-cones and usually use them. I also end up using a sulfate shampoo quite frequently.

Hair ingredient likes: Coconut oil as a DT. Hydroxyethylcellulose -- it's a double duty ingred. Solution Thickener and it gives my body a lot of bounce.
Hair ingredient dislikes: Other oils in general. Weigh down my hair and make it limp and stringy. I don't like Aloe Vera Gel straight, but like it in with other products. Glycerin -- too humid here for it.

Hard/Soft Water: Extra Hard Water!

HG/Go-to Products: Spiral Soultions CEJ, SS Caitlin's Condish. Brocato Hold On Gel for the Summer, Chi Infra-Red in the Winter. Seasons make a huge difference in my routine.

Average climate/dew points: humid, high dews--year round

Fall/Winter combos: Redken Soft Spin 05, SS FHG (I love this combo in dews of 55 or lower!!!)
Spring/Summer combos: SS CEJ, Brocato hold on, Curlisto Protein Boost, Structura Lotion, Biogel mousse

Favorite styling techniques and why: modified super-soaking to reduce stringy hair. Sometimes I will rake in a product for good distribution then supersoak the clumps back in. Roller Jaw Clamp for crown volume (See Curly Hair Solutions Website for a video). smasters awesome hair technique for hold.

Techniques that didn’t work and why: Overnight Plopping, my hair is too fine and thin. I looked like a bag lady.

Hair Twins: Rymorg2. Since I have different mixtures, I take a lot of info from different peeps! I like to steal info from Alex and xcptnl. Invu said she was going to stalk me LOL.

Additional Note and Disclaimer: I am a product junkie, I'm constantly trying new things. However, I will state that SS always makes it back into my routine. I, in some way use one of the SS products on a weekly basis. CJ Daily Fix is incredible, seriously.
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.


Last edited by goobernut; 08-17-2010 at 12:42 PM. Reason: updated with new products and technique results
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2C on top layer, 2B bottom layer
Texture: Medium
Porosity: Medium
Density: Medium
Elasticity: Normal
Characteristics: Less wavy on longer layers, no root curl

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG

Hair ingredient likes: Sea Salt
Hair ingredient dislikes: Protein
Hard/Soft Water: Hard

HG/Go-to Products: DevaCare OneC, FSG, BRHG, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Co

Average climate/dew points: Dry

Fall/Winter combos:
Spring/Summer combos:

Favorite styling techniques and why: Pixie Curl Diffusing (gave my better curls),
Plopping in a microfiber turban (dries hair fast), scrunching in products (encourages curl),
IceQueen method (leaves my hair shiny and soft)
Techniques that didnít work and why: Pineappling left my hair flat

Hair Twins: None
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Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: Fia 2b/2c
Texture: ??
Porosity: Normal
Density: Thin
Elasticity: Normal
Characteristics: Wave doesn't start until the top of my ear, lack of definition when I don't use product (kind of fly away-ish), curlier underneath than on canopy, simple routines and minimal products work best


CG/ModCG/not CG:
CG

Hair ingredient likes: Honey
Hair ingredient dislikes: Have to be careful with protein
Hard/Soft Water:?

HG/Go-to Products: KCKT, Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries

Average climate/dew points: Humid and hot in spring and summer. Warm-ish to cool and sometimes humid in fall. Cold and kind of dry in winter.

Fall/Winter combos: Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries and honey rinse


Spring/Summer combos: Honey rinse

Favorite styling techniques and why: Raking product in while hair is sopping wet (better product distribution), scrunching out excess water (encourages curl), air drying (less frizz, less volume and more curl)

Techniques that didn’t work and why:
Super soaker. Pulled out wave, flat and limp.

Hair Twins: None that I know of yet. Still looking
Cleanser: Liquid Castile Soap diluted in a foaming soap dispenser
Rinse:
ACV rinse
Detangler/Conditioner:
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice or Juices and Berries
Stylers: Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd, KCCC, Honey Rinses and BRHG, Crack Leave-in Hair Cream when straightening

Tools: Silk pillowcase, Floursack towels, Jersey T-Shirts, Wide Tooth Comb, Velecta Paramount TGR-VQX Hair Dryer (for when I straighten) and BaByliss PRO Ionic Rollabout Hard Hat Dryer

Last edited by Curls=Beauty; 03-27-2011 at 04:16 PM. Reason: Updating
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2a/b/c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: High (due to coloring)
Density: Normal or Medium not sure
Elasticity: Low to Normal
Characteristics: flat on top/no root curl; really have to encourage curls; weighs down easily; Dry; Frizzy without product; easy to straighten

CG/ModCG/not CG: no longer CG; my hair is a cone junkie unfortunately

Hair ingredient likes: Aloe, Protein, Cones
Hair ingredient dislikes: oils, heavy creams, soap bars

Hard/Soft Water: I use a filter sooo ?

HG/Go-to Products: CK, KCKT, MOP LI, Deva Arc AnGell or BRHG

Average climate/dew points: High humidity summers, mild winters; dews...?

Fall/Winter combos: KCKT, Deva AnGell
Spring/Summer combos: CK, BRHG or Deva AnGell
Favorite styling techniques and why:
Diffusing upside down (gives me better curls/volume)
Scrunching in products (encourages curl)
Blot with a t-shirt right out of shower (to hold some water/moisture in my hair)

Techniques that didnít work and why:
Pineappling left my hair flat

Hair Twins: Goobernut!! Possibly Rymorg

Last edited by INVU; 05-31-2010 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Updated
Hair Biography

Curl Pattern: 2b, 2c
Texture: fine
Porosity: high
Density: thick
Elasticity: ?
Characteristics: frizzy and weak curl pattern on canopy, much tighter waves underneath. Inconsistent - never looks the same 2 days in a row!

CG/ModCG/not CG: CG with low poo a couple times a week

Hair ingredient likes: protein
Hair ingredient dislikes:

Hard/Soft Water: soft

HG/Go-to Products: Loreal Vive Nutri Gloss for curly/wavy hair, bioterra curl creme

Average climate/dew points:

Fall/Winter combos: Work in progress
Spring/Summer combos: Work in progress

Favorite styling techniques and why: washing at night and sleeping with pineapple because it takes so long to dry. Clipping helps with root curl. Pixie diffusing! Diffusing used to be on my "didn't work" list, but now I love it. It gives me so much volume.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: too much scrunching - gives me stringy curls.

Hair Twins:
2A (fine hair but a lot of it), High Porosity
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
Rinse: L'oreal Vive Pro Nutrigloss (without cones)
Leave-in: Healthy Sexy Hair Pumpkin Potion
Gel: HETT and HETMS spray gel
Occasionally: Nexuss Emergencee protein treatment and Naked Naturals Smoothing Low Poo

Last edited by motleyjm; 01-05-2010 at 08:22 AM.
Curl Pattern: 2a
Texture: Coarse
Porosity: Low (that's a guess though ^^)
Density: Medium/Thick
Elasticity: Low
Characteristics: It tends to be flippy :') And it has no root curl, but that doens't bother me, as long as it doesn't lay flat. Btw, I still brush it, because otherwise it gets really stringy.

CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG

Hair ingredient likes: Glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, aloŽ vera, coconut oil, henna.
Hair ingredient dislikes: Too much protein, almond oil, cones of course, anything drying.

Hard/Soft Water: Hard =(

HG/Go-to Products: Nivea Flexible Curls curlcreme, Karpati Paste Shape, Enliven conditioners, Logona Lava Power shampoo (Yes, those are only 4, couldn't think of anything else xD)

Average climate/dew points: Humid.

Fall/Winter combos: A little bit more oils.
Spring/Summer combos: No oils, all humectants.

Favorite styling techniques and why: Super-soaker, because it really brings out my wave-pattern. Plopping, because it dries faster.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: Too much scrunching, because it makes my hair go flippy. Diffusing, becaue it makes my hair look really dry and frizzy (and again flippy xD)
2a/b C ii/iii, low porosity, low elasticity

Last edited by Naina; 11-23-2009 at 11:13 AM.
Curl Pattern: 2c
Texture: MED-Coarse
Porosity: Low on crown-Med length
Density: VERY Dense/thick
Elasticity: normal I think...
Characteristics: no root curl, heavy hair, hard to maintain style, prone to frizz,

Hair ingredient likes: Coconut/Honey/Behentrimonium Chloride & Methosulphate Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine
Hair ingredient dislikes:/ Oil heavy products/SOAP BARS/ some proteins but it depends on the product.

Hard/Soft Water: Soft

HG/Go-to Products: Depends on the weather see my siggie but these are some faves: Curl Junkie and Spiral Solutions are my favorite lines CJ CIAB/CJ H&B Fix/CJ CFix/SS CEJ & FHG/SS Caitlin's condish/BRHG can not live without

Average climate/dew points: There is no Avg. in New Eng we get it ALL. Constantly rotating products to accommodate the weather.


Favorite styling techniques and why:Clipping/Pixie Diffuse to encourage curl

Techniques that didn’t work and why: Skip Curl, Super soaker washed out my products, too much brushing or combing all pulled out my waves

Hair Twin: Still Searching.......Kitara is the only one and she never posts anymore
Discovered CG 2007

2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

Link-Spritz & Condish Washing

I'm aCurlJunkieJunky

My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars


CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.

Last edited by DEL2C; 10-19-2010 at 11:12 AM.
Hair Biography
Curl Pattern: 2c (usually)
Texture: on the medium side of fine
Porosity: uber high
Density: thick
Elasticity: normal
Characteristics: wave is very easily pulled out, usually not much root wave, very irregular pattern with some "wurls"
CG/ModCG/not CG: CG, at least for a while. my hair loved poo bars but hated low-poos.

Hair ingredient likes: lots and lots of protein!!! other than that it isn't at all picky.
Hair ingredient dislikes:

Hard/Soft Water: very very hard

HG/Go-to Products: LVPNG, Suave Coconut, any cheapo CG gel (and lots of it), EcoStyler Krystal gel, FOTE

Average climate/dew points: very humid in summer, pretty dry in winter/ i don't keep up on the dews

Fall/Winter combos: lots of LVPNG, GVP CB, and gel
Spring/Summer combos: honey rinses, gel and FOTE

Favorite styling techniques and why: PLOPPING!!! Absolutely must plop for about 10-15 min. after heavily applying gel. After plop I scrunch in a little more, then let it dry and then sleep OTC., I also always always do the icequeen method.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: pineappling... I'm a wild sleeper and it bothered me...

Hair Twins: don't have one as of yet...
2cMiii, overly porous, very thick

Co-wash: Suave Berry, sometimes Suave Coconut, add lemon occasionally
Rinse-out: alternating: LVPNG, Suave Coconut, GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: One of the rinse-outs
Styling Products: Suave Basic Gel, FOTE!!, HESMU, an old gel called Curls Up that they don't make anymore , L.A. Looks Gel,
Experimenting with (and loving ): Eco Styler Krystal Gel

Hair loves: the WINTER!!! protein, moisture, gels, lots of FOTE!! occasionally honey or lime rinses.

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