I am similar. I definitely recommend CG! I have found my greatest success with Curl Junkie smoothing conditioner, kinky curly as a Leave in (sometimes I use the CJ as the leave in as well and it works great), and Kinky Curly Curling Custard. I need occasional light protein and for now I use aloe Vera gel for that boost - it seems to work the best. My best results seem to be when I apply the gel to damp hair. Oh, and I use DevaCurl no poo for cleansing - every 4-5 days.
Low porosity: Rinse with warm water for several minutes to open cuticle then let conditioner sit on hair for a few minutes. today i applied a shower cap and let the water run over it to help heat things up then left it on for a few minutes before rinsing conditioner out. also apply leave in while still in shower.
Good luck - that you know your hair properties is a good start.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)
Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
Last edited by Ml001; 09-26-2012 at 02:32 PM.