Do all curlies need deep conditioning?

I'm asking because I loved it when I was using sulfates and cones. But now that I am modified CG with low poo, I feel like I can't find a deep conditioner I like...I feel like it even straightens my hair ...I just used the DEVA DC today and my hair is just, blah.

Any thoughts on this?
*Shampoo - Tresemme Naturals (low sulfate) once every week or two.
*Conditioner - DEVA One (used for co-wash too). Yes To Carrots conditioner.
*Leave in - Garnier Fructis Clean styling cream & gel (DEVA gels are hit or miss depending on the weather. ULTA medium hold gel is also silicone free).
*Other likes - DEVA moisture lock spray, Ducks Clips (spray with gel first), diffuse 30 - 40%.
It depends on your hair type. Do you know what kid of porosity your hair has? My hair has relatively low porosity and so I need to add extra conditioner to really get it into my hair. I cowash with a thin conditioner and then use a wash out cream conditioner along with a leave in.
3a/3b curls with low/normal porosity, medium/high density, medium width, and long length.

Cowash: Suave Naturals Conditioner Coconut
Conditioner: Renpure Organics I Love My Hair! Body and Shine Conditioner
Leave In: Deva Be-Leave In Conditioner
Gel: Deva Arc AnGel

Techniques: pineapple
No clue what my porosity is. I really enjoy YTC conditioner, but dislike Suave naturals co wash and Tresemme Naturals. I don't know what that says about me. I know I like wheat or castor oil in my products...my curls like it anyway.

I was always under the impression that your regular conditioner can't be enough..but can it?
*Shampoo - Tresemme Naturals (low sulfate) once every week or two.
*Conditioner - DEVA One (used for co-wash too). Yes To Carrots conditioner.
*Leave in - Garnier Fructis Clean styling cream & gel (DEVA gels are hit or miss depending on the weather. ULTA medium hold gel is also silicone free).
*Other likes - DEVA moisture lock spray, Ducks Clips (spray with gel first), diffuse 30 - 40%.
Since going CG I find that my hair doesn't feel the need at all for deep conditioning. I have color treated hair (Goldwell, never pulled through). I never have blowed it dry or ironed it. It doesn't feel excessively fried or dry.

Maybe you're over-doing it and you don't need the deep stuff anymore?

I would suggest you go by what your actual personal results are. Everyone's hair is sooo different. If you're taking good care of your hair, and it's not horribly damaged from chemicals and heat, I'd wonder why you need a deep conditioner more than once every couple of months.

Overdoing a good thing is probably as bad as underdoing it..

Last edited by SusieSuze; 06-24-2011 at 01:16 PM.
I use a lot of rich products on a daily basis and don't feel the need to DT. Many of us start out with Deva products and think we like them, come on to nc.com and find out about other products--and know there are products that our hair REALLY likes!

Something really helpful is to determine your hair properties. Here's a thread to help: Texture, Porosity, and other Hair Type Madness Once you know your hair properties, you can look for folks with hair like yours and see what they use. It's a good place to start.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Some people don't need to DT that often. Since the sulfates were harsh on your hair, you would probably need to DT then, even if your hair itself was relatively healthy. After all the moisture you are adding through Mod-CG -- low poos, LI's, etc. -- it might not feel the need for much more moisture! You might even want to try some protein, especially if your hair is fine and/or porous. Usually the people who don't like much moisture like protein, and the people who don't like protein like lots of moisture! (But, this isn't a rule -- there are exceptions of course!) Definitely use the link Kathymack provided to figure out your hair texture and porosity, and we'll be able to help you out a little better. Also, here's one for figuring out elasticity.

determining porosity and elasticity help?

HTH!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!

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