Fine, Highlighted & Porous

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I've been making an effort to do coconut oil pre poo treatments recently, having read that they are particularly good for porous hair as they stop our hair swelling so much by taking in lots of water, which it is then going to suddenly release...ie. strain on the hair strand.

I do actually think they make a difference, and the longer the better. I think at least 20mins to an hour before washing, and great if you can sleep on it (which I don't really like but it does help). I've been doing ok with cowashing the oil out, some people might want to low poo.
UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.
Pre poos are great! I just don't remember to do them half the time!

As for ACV - I honesty don't rinse with it much. I add some to my RO, and I'd say probably twice a week on average?
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
I've never done a pre poo....do you always use CO or does the spritz & condish method count as a pre poo?
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
Chloe, not sure on the spritz and condish as haven't got around to trying it yet. Part of the purpose of the pre poo is to reduce hydral fatigue - ie. the strain on hair strands when your hair expands on taking in lots of water and then contracts on releasing them. In porous hair, it swells even more than most because it sucks in the water, but then lets it go so fast and contracts suddenly. Or something like that....anyway, the coconut oil has been shown to partly penetrate the strand and occupy space which will then not be filled with so much water when you wash. So I'd guess that spritz and condish could have a similar effect, especially if the condish contains some penetrative ingredients. But the condish would need to be on the hair for a while for them to penetrate, especially as they penetrate best on dry hair for some people. More likely the spritz and condish would help with hydral fatigue just in the sense that with the conditioners on first you probably absorb less water into the strand. I might try both methods. Hope some of that makes sense!
UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.
I think spritz and condish totally counts as a pre-poo. You are still putting condish on (a pre-poo), you are just getting some water into you hair as well. Really, it's about the same as watering down your condish before pre-pooing.

I sometimes spritz before doing a EVCO pre-poo, too.

Pre-poos of any kid always worked well for me, I just forget to do them. I'll be in the shower wetting my hair and I think - "oh crap." Lol! I need to do it before I start the water. I just rarely do. I try to remember before a clarifying wash.

If (or when) I do forget, I'll often do CWC (condish wash condish) and have some luck with that!
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
After you put co in your hair as a prepoo, do you then cowash it out? How much are you using? A lot? Just enough to coat?
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I only pre-poo before low pooing.

As far as how much - I think for me it varies depending on dry my hair feels beforehand. And sometimes it will just suck the condish and/or oil right up and I feel like I need to add more. I start with a palmful, maybe two (one for each side), and go from there. (My hair is dense and long, though.)
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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
Hope all of you guys are having good hair this summer!

I've come to realize that my UFDCM or KCCC isn't working for me now that the dews are 60 and up, no matter how "moisturized", "proteined" or "sealed" my hair is or whatever I put on as a top layer.

I've been having decent luck detangling with a tiny bit of KCKT, sealing with a dime size of MO, scrunching in some FSG, then very gently scrunching back in some water for some clumps then adding some CIAB (for shine and extra frizz protection) then topping off 2 jelly bean-sized dollops of BRHG for extra hold. It's not perfect but it's better. I've been keeping a hair journal also!

Does anyone else have issues with aloe in high dews who is fine, highlighted & porous?What products and/or routines have been working well for you?
Location For Dew Points: Michigan
3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Low Density

NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
Clarifier: CHS Treatment Shampoo
Rinse Out: CJ Argan, CJ Rehab
Detangler: KCKT
Leave-in: CJ Beauticurls, CJ Argan, CJ Rehab
Protein: SSPRT, CJ Repair Me
DT: CJ Rehab, Coconut Oil Pre-Poos
Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG

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Last edited by sheilacurl; 06-27-2013 at 10:05 AM.
[QUOTE=sheilacurl;2185039]Hope all of you guys are having good hair this summer!
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I'm not, I'm not!! But then again in the Uk 'summer' itself is a loose term these days.

I haven't really used aloe as a leave in product in high dews but I'll keep an eye on it next time I do. I haven't had a problem with it in rinse outs.
UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.

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