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bookgirl 10-14-2012 12:36 AM

Need help with reducing volume and puffiness
 
Is there some kind of technique or product I can use to reduce the volume of my very fine and dense hair? It's also pretty porous and dry. I hate looking like I have 80s hair.

kathymack 10-14-2012 05:23 AM

You probably need protein! I do at least one PT a week and use a lot of products with protein. It helps tighten curl and reduce frizz.

bookgirl 10-14-2012 09:58 AM

This may be a stupid question, but how do I tell if a product has protein? I currently have three products I plan to use as DTs at some point (Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Smoothie, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, and Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner).

curlypearl 10-14-2012 12:02 PM

Perfectly legitimate (not stupid) question. Products containing protein will say protein in the ingredients - either just as protein, as hydrolized protein, as amino acids, and possibly other things (I'm not sure if panthenol is protein).

Among those you mentioned, I use Curl Junkie Curl Rehab. It doesn't have protein. It's great for moisturizing.

Not sure about the other two, so you will want to check the labels. :salut: Also, if they are listed in the products section of this website, I think each product states whether it has protein. Good luck with this!

ETA: Since you are using Curl Junkie products (I think they are great) you might want to use their Repair Me if you are looking for a protein boost. Be sure to follow it with more moisture. Even though the Repair Me is unique because it is protein and moisture, I always think it's a good idea to follow protein with moisture. The Curl Rehab that you have would be excellent for that.

ElizabethFaith 10-14-2012 10:00 PM

Perfect explanation, Curlypearl! I just wanted to add that I think panthenol is an emollient.


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