Help me decifer?

So I did the live curly hair analysis and got my results back (below)
They have taken away the part where they suggest products and right now I'm starring at the report like this >

The only product I've used so far that my hair seems to for is the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque (Deep Repair Masque | Macadamia Natural Oil. It makes my hair soft and almost silky and I want to use it all the time but it even says not to on the package.
So I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as I try to comb throught signatures

Hair Type Information
Your hair texture is: MEDIUM-FINE (medium with slightly fine characteristics)
Medium hair is what is considered “normal” hair, meaning it has a mid-range texture. It does not require any special considerations for chemical services and usually processes normally. Undamaged hair with a medium texture usually has a “normal” amount of protein structure as well.
Your hair does have some fine characteristics as your hair strands have a slightly less substantial texture than those classified within the true medium texture range. They are not as delicate or as fragile as those with “classic” fine hair texture, however. Different hair texture types also respond differently to the kind of cutting they receive.
Medium-fine hair can usually support a wide range of styles.


Your hair porosity is: NORMAL
Hair with average porosity is considered "normal" hair. With normal porosity, the cuticle is compact and inhibits moisture from leaving or entering the hair shaft; however, it allows for normal processing when a chemical service is performed (according to the texture) and will readily absorb and retain product properly formulated for this hair type.

Your hair elasticity is: NORMAL
Hair with normal elasticity can be stretched when wet to up to 50% of its original length and will easily return back without breaking.


Product Ingredients Information
Sulfates
Because of their harsh effects, sulfate-based products are best avoided for all hair types.

Silicones
Products with non-water soluble silicones are best avoided for all hair types. It is important to note, however, that there are a small handful of silicones that have been engineered to be water-soluble and are becoming more widely used in hair care products. These water-soluble silicones will not build up on the hair shaft and can be considered safe for use.

Protein
Hair with a medium-fine texture that is damaged or has any type of uncharacteristic degradation of the hair shaft, however, can often benefit from an occasional protein reconstruction on an as-needed basis.

Emollients
Undamaged medium-fine hair only needs a consistent amount of light to moderate moisturizing products to stay healthy and hydrated. Extremely heavy emollient-based products used on a regular basis should be avoided as undamaged medium-fine textured hair can become limp, stringy and over-moisturized from heavy oils, creams or butters used on a too-frequent basis.


Product Type Information
Shampoos
Unless you choose to conditioner-wash (or co-wash) only, we recommend you choose gentle, non-sulfate based shampoos free of non-water soluble silicones and with a minimum of additional emollients. Shampooing should be limited to once or twice per week if possible.

Conditioners
Conditioners should be free of non-water soluble silicones and heavy emollients. They should also generally be free of protein-based ingredients; excessive use of protein in products that penetrate into the hair shaft can over-strengthen medium-fine textured hair, resulting in a brittle or “straw-like” feeling. Because you do have some fine characteristics, the very occasional use of a proteinbased conditioner would mostly likely not cause you any issues. Your hair is fairly
strong naturally, however, and this would probably only be of benefit in case of illness, sun or processing damage, or any other uncharacteristic degradation of the hair shaft.


Leave-in Conditioners
We recommend that you use a small amount of your regular conditioner as your leavein. We consider most leave-in conditioners to be too light and ineffective for curly or wavy hair.

Gels
Gels that are extremely heavy (such as gels that are labeled “wind resistant” or “super mega hold”) can sometimes weigh down medium-fine textured hair and cause it to lose some of its curl. A firm- or very firm-hold gel free of non-water soluble silicones that is not excessively strong or heavy is typically the most effective and is recommended for medium-fine hair types. Also, because gels do not usually penetrate into the hair shaft, medium-fine textured hair can often support the use of protein-based gels. Because you do have some fine characteristics, use of a protein-based gel will mostly likely not cause you any issues. If you do not experience brittleness or a dry “straw-like” feeling in your hair shaft after using a protein-based gel, you are probably not affected by the protein in gel styling aids and can feel free to experiment with them.

Mousses
Mousses are typically volumizing and can provide the look of “more” hair for individuals with a thinner density (density is the number of hairs you have per square inch on your head). If you have a lot of hair, a mousse may not be of much benefit to you. If you have a thin density, however, mousses free of non-water soluble silicones can be quite effective by
making you appear that you have more hair than you actually do.
Mousses do not generally provide much hold by themselves and should be used in addition to the application of a firm-hold gel for optimum results.


Creams and Curling Custards
Creams and curling custards can help with curl definition and enhancement. They do not usually provide much hold by themselves, however, and should be used in addition to the application of a firm-hold gel for optimum results. If you feel a curl-enhancing cream or custard is necessary, a curl cream free of nonwater soluble silicones and without very heavy emollients is typically the best choice for medium-fine textured hair.

Protein Packs/Deep Treatments
Occasional deep treatments as needed are generally the rule for medium-fine hair, as products labeled “protein pack” or “protein reconstructor” typically contain heavy proteins unsuitable for frequent use on medium-fine textured hair. Because you do have some fine characteristics, the very occasional use of a protein pack would mostly likely not cause you any issues. Your hair is fairly strong naturally, however, and this would probably only be of benefit in case of illness, sun or processing
damage, or any other uncharacteristic degradation of the hair shaft.
Deep treatments are not meant for daily use as they usually contain very heavy emollients, but should instead be used on an as-needed basis for additional moisture needs.


Finishers
Most finishers, including pomades, shine serums and hair sprays, include ingredients that are not recommended for curly hair.
If you do find one that contains curly-friendly ingredients, please be very careful as these types of products are usually quite heavy and may weigh down your hair.

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Medium - Fine texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
Halo frizz (and a bit on the sides/back)

Using:
Live Clean Purple Jewel shampoo and conditioner
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (once a week) (which just got fired due to the silicones it didn't tell me about)
DevaCurl AnGel

Put on hold
Live Clean Exotic Argan oil shampoo and conditioner
Don't dislike it, not sure if I love it
First, note that the Deep Treatment Masque contains silicones. Second, what is it exactly that you need help with? That analysis was quite detailed. If you only want product recs, we should first know what kind of products you use.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/147483-cg-friendly-product-list.html
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products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish, YTC Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, KCCC, AOHSR, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: SMABS Purification Masque, condish + ayurvedic powder(s), AOHSR | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | methods: LOCO, LCOGO}

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Last edited by Rimi; 07-24-2012 at 05:12 PM.
First, note that the Deep Treatment Masque contains silicones. Second, what is it exactly that you need help with? That analysis was quite detailed. If you only want product recs, we should first know what kind of products you use.

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Originally Posted by Rimi


It does? You mean that masque has the silicones or all of the masks do?
DANG IT, I didn't even think to look at that one just my shampoo and conditioner. Thank you, and thank you again, that list is really good.
Medium - Fine texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
Halo frizz (and a bit on the sides/back)

Using:
Live Clean Purple Jewel shampoo and conditioner
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (once a week) (which just got fired due to the silicones it didn't tell me about)
DevaCurl AnGel

Put on hold
Live Clean Exotic Argan oil shampoo and conditioner
Don't dislike it, not sure if I love it

Last edited by skiporchid; 07-26-2012 at 03:16 PM.
Not sure about the other products, but I imagine that it does.

You're welcome!
19 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; porous ; coarse ; dense ; ~MBL stretched}

products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish, YTC Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, KCCC, AOHSR, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: SMABS Purification Masque, condish + ayurvedic powder(s), AOHSR | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | methods: LOCO, LCOGO}

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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
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