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.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Experimenting with cones & sulfates while the dews are high.
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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