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
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high. Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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