Thanks for the advice!
How do you check if the polyquats are water soluble? Do you have a special page? Some I found on this page but some I cant even find answer for on google..

I just started writing a "hair diary" 2 weeks ago! With dew points, temperature, products used and results. The temp and dew here for some days have been:
temp: 18,5 celsius, dew: 17
temp: 15,6 dew: 14
temp: 24, 5 dew 16
Can you tell me what this means? Does a small distance between temp and dew mean more water in the air? I think its hard to choose products based on hair properties because I'm not sure what they are.
I _think_ they are:
Texture: fine(around the ears), medium(the rest)
Density: low/medium
Porosity: high(on top), low(around ears), medium(the rest)
Elasticity: Low/med
Products: KCKT and KCCC or body shop rainforest moisture and cottonseed curl boost.

I'm not really good with DT's because they are usually too heavy for me. If I use store bought stuff(silicone free), they make my hair nice and shiny, but kills my curls. I made some myself, but my hair always turns out greasy..

Before I went CG I usually washed my hair every 3rd or 4th day and it worked because I would wash at night and brush out the curls and when i slept on it, it would be nice and pretty straight the next days. Now however, I have trouble preserving the curls at night and they look funky the next morning so I have to wash again every morning. Is it bad to wash every day? I guess it at least can be damaging because I touch my hair more, but is it good or bad to get it saturated so often?

I'm still working on preserving and protecting the curls(bought an afro comp and shower cap!) and will try the search & destroy!! lol
Originally Posted by littleschemer
Impressed by your hair diary!

Some of the polyquats are mentioned in articles on one of the more science based blogs, otherwise it's a case of Googling. Your dews are low, humectants like glycerin could be a problem. Kinky Curly Knot Today is not a true conditioner it is a detangler, it contains no oils and little emollients (fatty alcohols and cationic surfactants), the Rainforest Moisture is better especially for your dry/ porous canopy.

Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point
Polyquats as Conditioning Agents
All About Another Hard-to-Pronounce Compound
No-poo Jillipoo: Silicones, polyquats, and soap

Waterlily716 on YouTube has several videos on second day hair
waterlily716 - curly hair & beauty @:-) - YouTube

Porosity and hygral fatigue (water damage)
Porosity and Curly Hair
Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Part 1 of 2: Porosity - Definition and Causes
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Does your hair have hygral fatigue?

What deep conditioners are you making and how are you cleansing the excess out? Conditioner only washing will shift many oils, some are too heavy or thick - olive oil, shea butter and castor oil have been reported as an issue.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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