10-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Her hair is more voluminous--I believe it's due to the new growth. She also says she has more tangles, but is starting to use conditioner to comb them out.
She's using KCCC and KT to define her curls a bit, and she likes Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner. She still likes her hair, and is getting used to the shrinkage--still doesn't like it, but not as badly as before...
This entire situation is interesting because I honestly believe she didn't learn how to properly transition and maintain her natural hair the first time. The first time she tried to keep her hair the same as when relaxed, but not use chemicals to do it. (blow-drying, straightening, etc.) Instead of finding out what her hair could tolerate and what natural styles complimented her, she tried to keep up with people who straightend their "natural" hair all the time.
Just my take on it...
ModCG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat: coconut oil, sometimes cheap red wine/banana
Clarifier: baking soda/brown sugar paste
Cowash: HE The Sleeker The Butter, HE NOYF w/Mandarin
PT: hiatus for now
DT:Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets
LI/Detangler: MyDNA, Nu-Gro Leave-in
Stylers:AH Cupuacu & Burdock Sweet Hair Pudding, DVC Light Defining Gel
*experimenting and loving it!