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Old 05-21-2013, 06:47 AM   #5
Join Date: Mar 2011
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TBH the best thing you can do is stop straightening your hair, or start practising a heatless method. Research suggests coconut oil can be absorbed into the hair shaft and can help protect the hair from protein loss when washing, dying, UV light etc. My damaged hair absolutely loves it with sugar syrup (can use honey) which is a humectant so attracts water.

Both the Miss Jessie products you mention are loaded with silicones, these impart faux shine and slip and some are useful in heat protection products. However you are not actually improving the health of your hair longer term. Not even sure whether the silicones would block some of the protein from entering the hair since they are water soluble. There is little in the ingredients of either Miss Jessie product that impresses me, just looks like a standard commercial deep conditioners intended to give instant gratification.
Komaza Care do some nice protein products, the Matani repair treatment is a leave in spray which also contains ceramides (lipids lost from the cuticle of chemically processed and damaged hair) and other beneficial ingredients.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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