Really interesting connection about glycerin pulling color from hair! I didn't know that. I occasionally use conditioner with glycerin and noticed my hair has been looking a bit lighter - which was kind of a wanted effect! But very good to know for when I don't want that!
I'm also learning about some of the things you said about leave-ins. I didn't realize (or remember) that rinse outs aren't ever absorbed in lo po hair. I haven't been able to find a leave-in that doesn't have protein, protein analogues or strengtheners though. Which was part of the reason why I sometimes use a conditioner with glycerin and/or propylene glycol (for moisture) and then seal it in. So, I guess I am accidentally doing the right thing! I'm just hoping as the dewpoints climb here I'll still be okay using a glycerin condish on occasion as long as I seal.
Thanks for your post, things are clicking into place.
CG since 3/1/13
3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
Very high density, waist length
Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
Sealer: apricot oil
Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases
Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
Last edited by misbehave; 05-23-2013 at 10:21 PM.