I avoided cones for a long time or used them rarely and considered myself modified cg because I low poo'd once a week. Now I am slowly re-introducing cones when I wear my hair curly. So far - so good. Even the evil c-cone doesn't seem to bother my hair, but I use a mild shampoo for color treated hair which does have sulfates.
I find hot stylers much worse for my hair than cones.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Protein treatment HG: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers:Curl Junkie CCCC or CCCL
in combo with a gel, usually KCCC
Trying Curl Keeper - still experimenting
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