- I have very thick hair too that takes forever to dry. Literally days, if I leave it. I get so annoyed with how long it can take and often end up just throwing it in a braid for convenience. How are you getting pea sized amounts spread around?? That is something I struggle with. I have to use SO MUCH just to get product all throughout my hair.
I couldn’t use the SM products. Too much protein, protein analogues, and strengtheners in them for me. I also hated KCCC and KCKT. I got that straw-like tangled feeling. I just posted about it in another thread:
Like you, I squeeze out as much water as I can but I’ve found if I don’t go heavy on my styling products I don’t get good definition or hold. And I can't diffuse without getting frizz. I found applying my products in the shower and blotting makes a big difference too! Did I say that already? Lol. I still have a hard time with it mentally (it feels wasteful) but it's working so I know product is staying in my hair and I'm not using any more than if I put it in after.
Would love to see a pic of your hair. I have to upload a recent one. Unlike you (and most other curlies here), I hate root definition. Because my hair is already so BIG (lol) I actually comb my hair as flat as I can on top and slick it back in a pony to dry. For shame! Lol. And I STILL get volume! Have you heard of or tried clipping for root volume?
I am a little curious about the Yes to Cucs and Yes to Tomatoes... but I tried the Yes to Baby Carrots and had a protein reaction so I’m scared. I hate being so super protein sensitive, which it doesn’t sound like you are. Lucky!
- you said you are thinking of making flaxseed gel. Have you read the okra thread? Apparently, okra gel is much easier to make and has better hold, which I know is something I also need as a coarse curly.