06-08-2012, 03:07 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Wondering if I am over-conditioned?
The last week or so, my curls are falling flat within a few hours. My hair is medium-fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity, and color treated (monthly). I thought I needed a lot of conditioning to counteract the frequent coloring, but I wonder if that's what's causing my curls to melt.
After a few weeks of testing all kinds of products, here's my routine: Low-poo with JC GLS or co-wash with JC Aloeba (trying to get away from low-pooing daily). Condition with Aloeba or TooShea! and leave it in my hair while I finish the rest of my shower, rinse out completely then use a dime size amount of CJ Beauticurls LI. Scrunch in CJ Pattern Pusha gel, blot/scrunch with a microfiber towel and diffuse to about 75% dry.
My curls look great immediately after diffusing, but by the time they dry completely and I SOTC, they are melting away. A couple of hours later and all I have left are rather limp waves.
Am I using too much conditioner? It does seem to do a little better on days that I low-poo. Any advice?
2C/2B; Med-fine texture, Normal porosity/elasticity, med-thin density; Color treated
Cleanse: Jessicurl GLS, L'Oreal EverCreme cleansing conditioner
Co-Wash: SNES, VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO/LI: Jessicurl Aloeba and TooShea!, KCKT, GVPCB
Stylers: KCCC (HG!), SM C&S Milk, BRHG, Jessicurl Gelebration Spray, Confident Coils
CG since 4/23/12
Located in Houston, Texas
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