HELP! Over conditioned?

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Ml001
  • 1 Post By curlypriya

Today my hair feels too soft and greasy and is breaking, but I am also protein sensitive. What should I do?
Protein sensitive hair still needs some protein. When my hair gets oc'd I use a protein rich RO. I don't leave it on for any longer than it takes to work through my hair. Works great. Do a stretch test each time you wet your hair to monitor your protein/moisture balance.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
Protein sensitive hair still needs some protein. When my hair gets oc'd I use a protein rich RO. I don't leave it on for any longer than it takes to work through my hair. Works great. Do a stretch test each time you wet your hair to monitor your protein/moisture balance.
Originally Posted by Ml001
Can you elaborate on the stretch test

Sent from my LG-VS700 using CurlTalk App
http://www.organiccolorsystems.com/t...-stretch-test/

This site has a pretty good set of instructions and results info - ignore their product suggestions, it's a site for professional colorists and they're pushing their own products. The info is good, though.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
edit
Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)

Last edited by ssa79; 02-24-2013 at 08:15 PM.
Not stupid at all, the abbreviations can be confusing at first. RO = rinse out conditioner.
curlypearl likes this.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
edit
Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)

Last edited by ssa79; 02-24-2013 at 07:57 PM.
My hair feels greasy and over-moisturized, but when I do the stretch test it breaks without stretching. This happened after I stop using silicones. I just washed my hair with a sulphate free shampoo and used a conditioner that contained a little bit of silicone and it feels a bit better but is now dry at the ends.
Another question... is co-wash the same as no-poo? Is it better to use a conditioner or "co-wash" instead of a specific sulfate free cleanser like devacurl no-poo or is it the same difference?
Originally Posted by ssa79
I've been asking myself the same! I can't really see a difference between no-pooing and co-washing - it feels kind of the same to me.

But I hope some experienced CG can help us out and explain the difference
Co washing means washing with conditioner whereas No- poo ing means cleansing with a sulfate free & lather free cleanser... But it may contain other surfactants such as coco betaine or cocamidopropyl betaine .. Its less harsher than a low poo.. HTH
poemaXX likes this.
Hair type-3A/B fine ,dense,normal porosity..
LOW POO : SM Moisture Retention,TBS Rainforest Moisture shampoo
NO POO-DevaCurl No poo
COWASH-Suave coconut,Tressemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture,Vo5 kiwi Lime
RO -DevaCurl One Condish,Shea moisture condish,Matrix Biolage CB
LI- AO GVP protein balancing condish,SM thickening Yucca growth milk,SM Shea Butter Leave in
Stylers - SM smoothie,Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel,Eco Styler (Protein and Olive oil),Deva Arc Angel
But the effect will be the same right? Like, i won't get build-up out of my hair either with no-poo nor with co-washing...?

Sent from my GT-I9000 using CurlTalk App
As long as you aren't using cones, you shouldn't get build-up. Now that being said - some people have build up issues from hard water, or from other ingredients, so you may still need to clarify once in a while. Some people alternate, co-washing sometimes and low-pooing others.

It just takes a little experimentation!

If you already have build-up, do a clarifying wash, then a DT, then go back to co-washing.

I would suggest a PT if your hair is indeed "over-conditioned".
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

Last edited by Jas76; 12-14-2012 at 08:16 AM.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com