I am fairly new to the CG/Mod-CG method, but I have done as much research as I could in the past month. I know I have to tell you my hair properties in order for you to help me, so here we go!
Before the protein treatment, my hair used to have almost defined curls but my hair looked like it had little to no hold.. it almost looked dry but if you touched it, it was soft. However, the curls wouldn’t bounced back if I stretched them. So this what I think I have: *fine texture, 2c/3a, high porosity, low elasticity*
My hair used to be normal porosity and elasticity, however I Highlighted my hair about 4 months ago and my hair has made a turn to the worse. Although I like the highlights, I know it altered the porosity of my hair. I got a haircut 2 days ago and used the CJ Repair Me but they straightened my hair….i knowwww… =/ So now Im on my 3rd straight-hair but I miss my curls and Im sooo tempted to use the Repair ME again today, but don’t know if it’s safe.. I def don’t want to make my hair worse. Also, I was thinking on doing the ACV Rinse after my protein treatment so it can close the cuticle. Will this be okay?
I also heard that HENNA is good for high porosity hair. Does anybody have any feedback on this taking in consideration my highlighted hair? The highlights look nice but the health of my hair is more important so I wouldn’t mind placing an even color (close to my natural color) and let my hair rest from color until I get any grays
Recently I went on a big hair shopping-spree and will be trying the following:
CoWash/Shampoo: CJ Daily Fix, SM Retention Moisture Shampoo
R/O: CJ Strengthening Cond, Trader Joes TTC, TN
D/T: CJ Hibuscus & Banana Deep Fix, CJ Repair Me
L/I: SM C/S Milk, Yes to Carrots L/I (w protein), DevaCurl Set me Free
Stylers: KCCC, Kiss My Face UMG, Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel, BRHG.
Oil: Jojoba, Coconut & Argan
I haven’t tried all the stylers yet but I think I need a leave in conditioner that will give me moisture that lasts all day. I used TTTC as a L/I but not sure it mixes well with everything yet, I only tried it w/KCCC and it was fine but my curls didn’t hold after I scrunch-out the crunch. SM C/S Milk works ok but I have to make sure I don’t put too much bc It can flake if I use it with KCCC. Let me know if you have any other product recommendations or nice combinations with the products that I’ve already listed.
Thank you all for your help!!!