Curl Pattern: 3A
Elasticity: Not sure
Characteristics: decent root curl, canopy is looser curls. Struggle with volume due to low density. Tends to fall flat at the crown, especially with length. Underlayers are much curlier.
CG/ModCG/not CG: mod/not CG. I have to use T-Gel to due scalp issues. I do tend to avoid silicones.
Ingredients hair likes: Protein
Ingredients hair dislikes: Dimethicone or other heavy silicone high up in the product list. I don't avoid them completely because I use SLES in the T-Gel, but I get plastic silicone hair really easily if I overdo it.
HG/Go-to Products: up to 5 products that are constantly in your rotation: TN conditioner, ION Effective Care RO, SCC spray gel, Giovanni naturals mousse.
Average climate/dew points: moderate. 30's in the winter, 60's in the summer.
Spring/Summer combos: I don't really do much differently from season to season, but my hair prefers higher humidity.
Favorite styling techniques and why: I plop, but I don't know what good it does for me. Generally I put products into fairly wet hair - dripping but not totally soaked.
Techniques that didn’t work and why: I don't do second day hair. Partly because my fine, thin hair is totally crushed beyond salvageable in the morning, and partly because my scalp can't tolerate it.
Hair Twins: ??
fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.
Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
Poo: Giovanni 50:50
RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
Gels: SCC spray gel