07-25-2012, 02:25 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Hi skiporchid - you and I could be hair twins! I got my Live Curly analysis back a couple of months ago and I think it's word-for-word the same as yours. It left me going, "Okay...so NOW what do I do?" No magic cure for my limp waves and frizz.
So I ended up buying sample packs from Jessicurl, Curl Junkie and Deva and tried it ALL. I went on a little product binge at Target and Sally's a few weeks ago and bought everything I could find that I'd read about on these forums that might work for me. I made a couple of batches of FSG and did protein treatments.
It comes down to trial and error. Start cheap, buy samples - look for KathyMack in the forums or buy sets from the manufacturers, CurlMart or AveYou. Keep a log of what you use and how your hair responds to it. Read signatures and look for Hair Biography threads in the curl-type forums (I know there's one in the 2 forum, maybe in some of the others). I just started keeping a spreadsheet of my products and what's in them, like glycerine, aloe, protein, etc. so I can try to figure out which ingredients my hair likes or dislikes.
My favorites so far are in my siggie. I'm pretty new at this, so I'm still searching for my HGs. Good luck and have fun!
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
"Hair really is the crowning glory of a woman. It lights up her person, it frames her face, it makes a halo around her." - Ann Harding