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Old 11-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #17
morninglorie
 
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Hi everyone! I got my hair analysis results back a bit ago and I've joined your medium-normal/normal ranks We have such a small corner of the forum!

I'm still very new to this whole thing, so I haven't done a ton of experimenting, but here are some of the things I've tried:

Cleansing:
  • VO5 and Suave Naturals for co-wash (I think I prefer Suave--I use the Everlasting Sunshine one).
  • CJ Daily Fix (only tried it once, still experimenting!)
  • L'Oreal Cleansing Conditioner--I like this. The smell is strong, but I like it.
RO:
  • GVPCB--I've used since the beginning and I LOVE IT.
  • IEC--only tried it once (protein experimenting)
LI:
  • Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Styling:
  • LALSG
  • FSG--LOVE THIS.
  • AIF
  • KCCC--my hair liked this a lot, but it made me break out
  • Coconut oil
The supersoaker method works pretty well for me Plopping is so-so (may be a technique issue).

PT:
  • GVP K-pak--my hair really liked this! It was soft and springy and shiny.
Hair did NOT like the following:
  • SheaMoisture Style Milk--it made my waves DIE (though my hair was very soft). I *think* it might be the silk protein in it, since I've tried straight up coconut oil in my hair without problems.
  • SS Repairing Protein Treatment--this was just okay. I may not have moisturized enough after? I did use the SS Deeply Decadent for my DT, but part of my head felt kind of frizzy and dry (boo).

I'm still trying to find a good moisture/protein balance; my next plan for experimentation is to try a RO conditioner with keratin.
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2b/2c--Dry climate
Medium texture/Normal Elasticity/Normal Porosity
High density

Currently trying:
Cleanser: SM Moisture Retention
Co-wash: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea/AIA Coconut Co-wash
RO: GVPCB
LI: Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner

Styler: Homemade FSG with a small bit of coconut oil and LALSG
DT/PT: CJCR, GVP Hair Reconstructor or Ion Reconstructor


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