@Firefox: First of all I'd like to thank you for all your insights in all things hair related, I've learned so much from your sciency input! English is -obviously- not my first language, so I have to read some posts twice or more to really understand its content. But you've cleared up a lot of things for me. And when not, you may always correct me when I'm wrong :-)
Why should I want more moisture, you're asking? Because I've read some things about frizz and hot humid days and that it's key to keep your hair moisturized so it won't want to "grasp" the moist that's in the air.
That's also why I thought I should up the protein (hence the GPB) so the hair would be able to hold on to moisture even better (or so I've read somewhere on the forum).
And the humectant free gel should work additionally to that, was my thought.
But maybe with my low porous hair humectants can't hurt me that much, but I should be more careful of ingredients that weighs the hair down, like butters?
In this case I guess you're completely right about the cleansing part of the routine and that it might be the culprit of my problems (and my daughter's).
When in a hurry -or in the case of my 4yrs. old daughter, fear of washing hair- I wet my hair (or her's) and put on the shampoo right after that.
The other day I've cleansed my hair while I had more time to do it properly and I started with rinsing my hair thoroughly, then put a mix of CO, AVG and honey on my hair and let it sit for half an hour. Sometimes I use this mix to co-wash my hair. After rinsing thoroughly I used gel with humectant and styled it the way I'm used to. All this worked a whole lot better on my hair then anything else I've tried lately.
Maybe you could write a thread about "how to cleanse properly without adding any build-up" , but maybe you've already done that and I completely missed it
2b-c/3a med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL