09-27-2011, 03:18 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
I feel your pain! I'm in Indiana, too!
Try some ACV rinses - that helps with the mineral build-up. You'll need extra moisture, not necessarily extra clarifying.
You can get a filter for your showerhead - a friend of mine swears by hers!
You may find you need more protein too, so maybe do a weekly (or maybe bi-weekly) PT and see if you get improvement that way.
You might also try some gel over the ringlet cream to see if the extra hold helps some, too.
HTH! I do understand your frustration! Let me know if you find things that work - I'll try them, too!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.
Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing