Recommend LI for Fine, Low Porous Hair

Can you recommend a LI for my hair type?

I am only on my third day of plopping. So far all I've ended up with is a stringy mess.

I am using my conditioner as a leave in. I am using the Loreal Sulfite/Silicone free conditioner.

I read on another thread that some do better with applying gel after plopping; that fine haired gals need to let curls form before they apply product.

Does anyone have any tips! Thanks. I am determined to make this work.
I'm a fine haired low porosity curly. Plopping for me is a bit tricky. I can only do it on super soaked hair and for 10-20 mins max. I apply all my products before I plop. If I leave it on too long or my hair is not soaking wet I end up with extra frizz and stringy curls.

As for LI's, I like KCKT and Tresemme naturals conditioner bc they are protein free and glycerin free. Not too heavy, good slip and moisture. Good luck!!
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Can you recommend a LI for my hair type?

I am only on my third day of plopping. So far all I've ended up with is a stringy mess.

I am using my conditioner as a leave in. I am using the Loreal Sulfite/Silicone free conditioner.

I read on another thread that some do better with applying gel after plopping; that fine haired gals need to let curls form before they apply product.

Does anyone have any tips! Thanks. I am determined to make this work.
Originally Posted by mermaidewaves
I can help! I have fine low porosity hair so I can relate. My hair doesn't like a lot of heavy products. I find it doesn't do well with creamy leave ins. What I use is a light detangling spray, called "Slip" from Curly Hair Solutions. On my hair it works just like a leave in and locks in moisture.

I *have* to apply gel and curl cream before I plop my hair. Without it my curls wouldn't hold together. I put my gel in and sometimes when I'm done plopping I scrunch in a harder holding gel (if the ends of my curls look like they are frizzing a bit) just before I start to diffuse my hair. Half way through diffusing I scrunch in a little more gel, then diffuse until my hair feels crunchy. I am getting consistently great results with this method.

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So far, I'm liking KCKT. I don't really plop ever. When I do, I usually end up with stringy/frizzy hair. I also apply my gel and LI on pretty wet hair and then scrunch out the extra water with a tee-shirt/microfiber towel.
3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
Another fine haired gal with medium-low porosity. I second the Tresemme Naturals conditioner for a LI. It's nice and light. Heavier products are usually too rich and weigh me down. Even then, I just use a wee bit. About a pea-sized glop for my shoulder length hair.

Sometimes in the winter when the dews get low, I need a little more for added moisture, or a richer conditioner. But I'm getting off topic.

Unlike the previous poster, my hair responds well to glycerin. I love LOOB and/or EcoStyler. I use one or both of those before plopping, then a harder hold gel after. I can only plop for a few minutes while I lotion up and get dressed. Any longer and my curls get all wonky.

If my hair is stringy, I usually need a protein treatment.
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
I wonder if I get stringy because I am using too much or conditioner is too heavy?

I am going to try no product tomorrow just to see how my hair does without anything?

Do fine hair girls need to plopp and then apply product, then plopp again?
I like Suave coconut conditioner or Biolage conditioning balm as a LI. I emulsify it with a few drops of jojoba oil, then apply either mousse or FSG. Since I'm low porosity, I let it sit for 20 minutes to soak in, then...because I'm lazy...emulsify curl creme and gel in the palm of my hands and scrunch in, then diffuse. I get great clumps this way! I haven't had luck with plopping. I tried it and got great clumps, but because I have fine hair I only had about 6 clumps all over my head and looked like one of those old Jewish dudes...who totally rock those clumps, but it just doesn't look good on me - LOL!
2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

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My hair is fine/low porosity, too. It prefers the more natural products from the online, boutique type companies. I do use really rich products in minute amounts. One of the things you have to be careful of is not using too much product when you have fine hair (really any hair.) My hair is frequently dry before all the product soaks in. My hair just gets better throughout the day.

My hair really LOVES protein, as does most fine hair. It's never met a protein it didn't like. I do at least one PT a week and use a lot of products with protein.

I only put product into soaking wet hair. Don't plop, except for wrapping my hair in a Curlease towel while I dress and do makeup. I scrunch with a CLU cloth and diffuse for a few minutes, then air dry. I NEVER touch my hair with the dryer or anything else while drying, other then to use my fingernail to part it.

Last, but not least, is about rotating products. Many of us do it because our hair satiates on products. My hair has always done this, even in the shampoo/conditioner only days. I seldom use any one product more then once a week. If I do, it's every five days.

I didn't list my products, my current favorites are in my signature. I'm an admitted product strumpet, so I'm fickle, LOL!
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Thank you to the OP for starting this thread. I'm currently in search for a leave-in for the same reasons mentioned here, but also needing something with a lot of slip for my tight curls.

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Originally Posted by mermaidewaves
I don't have a lot of hair (thyroid and a medication I take causes hair loss.) At this point, I remove a lot of water with the curl towels, diffuse for several minutes to set my curls--and then it still takes several hours unless I'm in the car with the heat on.

When I had more hair, worked, didn't use product and diffused for about 5 minutes--it took 5 or 6 hours.
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; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams

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