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Join Date: Feb 2013
: 4/26; SM cowash, MCB lowpoo, 1st use SS CC, PT & CEJ
Dew point Wash day:
Dew point next day:
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.
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.
SS protein treatment; smell is light, used more than I normally would for a leave-in, not much slip
SS CEJ, Max Green Styling Gel (MGSG);
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.
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.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012
This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters
Last edited by Lynaea; 04-27-2013 at