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Old 12-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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Question Products that kill your curl

I've tried a couple of homemade PTs (usually egg, sometimes avocado, with oil and honey added) and my hair has always loved them. So I decided to give the Sally's Ion Reconstructor a try.

My curls are GONE My hair is fine, no breaking or dryness that I've noticed, but in a single (short!) treatment I've gone from 3a to 2a. This is the second time I've tried Ion Reconstructor and both times I've gotten the kind of hair that used to take a straightener and 30 minutes of work to create. A year ago I would have been happy, but now I love my curls and the Ion just found a new home in the trash can.

I'm not too worried . . . this was just an experiment to make sure it WAS the Reconstructor and not weather/other products/whatever. My curls should bounce back in a couple of days. I am kind of intrigued, though. Has anyone else had this experience with Ion? What products or techniques completely zap your curls ?
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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Any moisture based products (those with absolutely no protein) turn my 3c curls to 3a/b and they're flat and dnt bounce at all
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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Anything with wheat proteins. Takes my bouncy tight curls and turns them into a wiry rats nest, with no curl pattern visible. It's literally scissor time after.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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Shea butter but i like it

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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Silk proteins..
Too much protein..
Baking soda
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #6
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my hair hates gel ive tried a few types and have tried it differently to make it work and on clean and dirty hair but my hair just hates it. it gets really stringing and strawy and looses curl

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
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