4/26; SM cowash, MCB lowpoo, 1st use SS CC, PT & CEJ
Dew point Wash day: Low 60's
Dew point next day: 65
Cowash/Lowpoo: tried SM cowash again, left hair feeling coated/heavy, lowpoo'd with MCB Henna, hair felt stripped and sticky. Sigh, gave up and used RO.
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner; smells okay, good slip, may be light enough to use as a leave-in. Hair still felt somewhat coated/heavy after, probably from cowash.
Leave-in: SS protein treatment; smell is light, used more than I normally would for a leave-in, not much slip
Styler(s): SS CEJ, Max Green Styling Gel (MGSG);
Styling Technique: Used silver dollar size puddle of CEJ on length and more on top, finger combed through and adjusted bangs/part, scrunched in MGSG to each side, scrunched excess water from length, dried w/ MF towel and plopped. Diffused twice during plop (high/high), at least an hour in plop. Hair was a bit too stiff/set, it was difficult to get volume and impossibly to reposition bangs/part.
First Impressions: minimal volume, good wave/curl on left, right front went straight for bottom 6 inches, applying more gel, finger twirling, more diffusing didn't help.
Next day results: flat with moderate frizz, lots of straighter bits, too much hold to finger comb out, soft but tangly/rough feeling. Tried Jane Carter N&S on frizz-did nothing, smells really good though. Sprayed some SS protein spray on hands and ran over top and sides later in day- no help with frizz, made hands & hair sticky.
New things to try: try less CEJ next time, also protein spray may work for some hold but is not good on dry hair. Need a lighter cowash and may try skipping the RO and see if that helps with drooping waves.
Last edited by Lynaea; 04-27-2013 at 08:01 PM.