Curl Pattern: 2c/3a/3b (mainly 3a)
Density: dense (and long)
Elasticity: normal to low
Characteristics: layered, side bangs. Canopy tends to be weak. Nape mats. Can get flat top. Frizz if I touch it too much or try to refresh with water.
CG/ModCG (cone free, rare sulfates, low-poo and co-wash.)
Ingredients hair likes: LOVES protein, needs lots of moisture, has to be sealed (preferably with MO).
Ingredients hair dislikes:
Not many. AVG on its own is a problem, but in things or combined with things is fine. Hair does not seem to like cones much.
Average climate/dew points:
Humid summers, dry winters. (Not sure about the dews - high in summer, low in winter!)
More co-washing, sealing with MO and Vo5 hairdressing, less glycerin.
Low poo a little more often, seal with MO and/or jojoba oil.
Year round: Low poo, co-wash, clarify as needed, PT/DT, seal, gel.
Favorite styling techniques and why:
Must detangle in shower, with wide then fine tooth comb. Must seal! Must form curls on very wet hair, apply gel, then scrunch with towel to remove excess water. A little gel then a plop for as long as possible, then clip roots and diffuse 50-75%. SOTC when ready.
Techniques that didnt work and why:
Refreshing with water. I just frizz and droop.