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Old 05-25-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2011
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Smile Porosity, Texture and Curl--Oh My!

In my 2nd week on CG and loving it.

I think I have 3b curls, definitely a "corkicelli" by L. Massey's guidance, but lately I'm hearing more and more that it's all about Porosity and Texture. So...HELP! I don't know how to determine what porosity and texture I have! I've heard reference to a strand test, but I don't know what that means!

I have pretty thick hair, well-hydrated and soft. Limpness is a problem more than frizz (although on off days I definitely have the halo). Celeb twin would be Emmy Rossum. I kind of feel like I have straight-hair hair that happens to curl. Texture-wise it feels more like my straightie friends than my fellow curlies. Hair likes gentle, once-weekly wash (Burts Bees, no sulfates, 'cones, or parafins), protein, and diluted coconut oil.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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I highly recommend the Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis

I tried the at home tests and never got conclusive results. The hair analysis gave me results that were accurate and helpful. Its only $13 and its super easy.

If you can't/don't want to pay that. Check out the Live Curly Live Free website anyway. They have info on how to check your hair stats by yourself. HTH

Curl Style: 3b/3c
Texture: Fine
Porosity: Normal

Co-wash: Giovanni TTTT (my hair loves this)
RO: GVP CB or DevaCurl One Condition, occasionally with honey
Gel: Biotera Styling Gel, BioSilk RHG
Styling: AG Re:coil, CJ Beauticurls, Lube

Hair hates Aloe Vera & Avocado
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:40 AM   #3
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I concur with the Curl Wizard profile. I wish I would have done mine when I first started because I would not have wasted time with certian products.

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
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