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...
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry SPRING REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat: coconut oil
Clarifier:hiatus for now
Cowash: HE The Sleeker The Butter, HE NOYF w/Mandarin
PT: hiatus for now/DT:Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets, Living Proof PHD
LI/Detangler: CK Satin Roots, Nu-Gro Leave-in
Oils: tamanu/Moisturizers: various
Stylers: CK Curl Factor, AH Cupuacu & Burdock Sweet Hair Pudding
*experimenting and loving it!