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Old 10-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
 
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Default New to CG- help with protein

I'm new to CG, about 2-3 months. I was previously having PT treatments at the salon every 3-4 weeks when I was straightening my hair. I just bought Repair Me and used it last night. the reason I felt I needed a PT was my curls were starting to droop. So after the PT, I then DT with my hair dryer ( my hair is on the dryer side) and rinsed and used CJBCLI. My hair dried in like 20 mins. I had stronger wave pattern but had TONS of frizz, not just on my canopy but the whole shaft. So my question is...do I just need to DTs to rehydrate my hair. Did the PT drive out too much of my hairs moisture? Or did I just need to maybe clarify me hair b/c of the drooping waves? Or was my hair just dry from using my stylers? For stylers I was using CCCCL, then re coil, then KCCC and topped with LSLSG... Any recommendations or thoughts welcomed. My routine is by no means set in stone..
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Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
 
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Just some thoughts based on what you've written. I'm confused as to why your old growth would be coarse but the new growth would be fine. Were you having brazilian keratin treatments? If so, maybe the added protein treatment was just too much for your hair at this time. Your curls may have been drooping from using too much product. CCCCL then re:coil THEN KCCC.... even that sounds like too much to me.

I've personally never had a bad reaction to using protein. I use Repair Me, but I don't DT afterward, because it's pretty moisturizing on its own. Maybe give your hair a day or two and see how it looks. It sounds like your hair is in a transition period right now, so it will be tough to figure out what it really likes.

Sorry if I wasn't helpful at all. Just thinking out loud about what it could be...
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low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
 
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Well my old growth, below my ear to almost my bra strap is old bleached/ heat abused hair. So it is more course, soaks up product and water easily. My new growth is smooth, compact. Difficult to absorb product
, when i use to dye my hair, my new growth was very difficult to lift up. Im new to this... so I am not fully sure. My hair dose semi float, so med porosity but the bottom half of my hair feels bumpy while top is smooth. I have VERY weak waves so I thought I need so many differnt products to help enhance the curl. I thought I might be using too much, but I need gel, my hair very fluffy. And a styler to encourage pattern. If you have any stylibg ideas, greatly appericiated. Thank you for your reply.
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2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:54 AM   #4
 
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Actually, you're talking porosity difference and not texture. Sounds like your old growth is damaged and porous and your new growth is not (probably low porosity.) You're going to have issues as long as you're dealing with the damaged hair. The only way to get rid of the really damaged hair is to cut it. I'd suggest that you get a cut with layering and then get frequent trims until the damaged hair is gone. In the meantime, treat your hair with lots of TLC.

Re Coil has magnesium sulfate--which people find drying. It also has some polyquats which give me frizz.

Repair Me is a moisturizing PT. I, and many others, don't need to DT after I use it. It may be that the new hair doesn't need the extra moisture and the damaged hair does. You probably want to DT the damaged hair after Repair Me, but not the healthy hair.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
 
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Thanks kathymack. Gonna get a good trim next week with layers, like you said. And just keep up with CG b/c it has greatly improved my hair, especially the damaged part..

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2b/c CG since 8/12
I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

Low-poo:TJ TTT, CJ GCS
LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
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