This summer with the high dews, I've reverted back to cones and sulfates, and I'm satisfied with it for now. It doesn't seem to be harming my hair. I'm also doing an occasional PT and lots of DT.

I am avoiding heat as much as possible - that seems to help also.

Good luck - some people do fine with cones and sulfates.

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2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
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