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My hair is fine/low porosity. Prefers the more natural products without the chemicals, especially polyquats. I find that protein really helps when the dewpoints get higher. Most of the year, I do one PT a week and use a lot of products with protein. In the summer, I usually do 2 PTs a week. I also use minute amounts of really rich products (my low porosity hair doesn't care for straight oil/butter) to "seal" my hair--and top with a jelly product.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me