09-06-2011, 10:59 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
You might want to start off with a good deep conditioner. That may help you see and feel a difference right off. You can go to "Products" at the top of this page and on the far left, click "Product reviews". You can browse various deep treatment products and click on them to see if they're silicone free (since you mentioned you've started going no-poo). But there are lot of homemade deep conditioners people use, so you may want to click the Recipes forum here on nc.com or click on "Recipes" next to "Product Reviews" when you go to Products at the top of the page.
There's a LOT of info (I know. I"m pretty new here, too), but I learned a lot from also visiting LiveCurlyLiveFree.com. It'll introduce you to an understanding of the hair properties you'll need to know to take the best care of your hair -- texture, density, porosity, and elasticity.
And just so you know, when you start going no-poo (or Curly Girl method), unfortunately there's a transition period where your hair will seem to get worse before it gets better. It's not fun, but it really doesn't last too long. It's only because your hair has to readjust to not having sulfates that strip the natural oils from your hair and silicones that seal out moisture (assuming you're going no silicone, too, since you're doing no-poo that is). Your hair will respond well soon to the better care you're taking and products you're using.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
Currently Using [*Holy Grails*] Cleansers:
DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV
CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* /
Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses
, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
*DM Super Buttercreme
Goal: APL Hair