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Old 03-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
 
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Default Protein co-wash / refreshing update

Ok, first, I'd like a rec for a proteiny co-wash. I like co-washing sometimes, low-pooing others, but my hair tends to OC easily, and so I was hoping a more protein heavy one might help. Right now I use Suave Coconut with some success. I have also used vo5's kiwi like and Shea cashmere.


Now for a little update on my refreshing woes. I have posted how I haven't had much luck with water, especially water spritzing.

Last week I mixed up some SM smoothie and soufflé and a little CNPF with a little bit of water, and that actually perked my air-dried 2nd day hair up pretty well! (It was pretty limp from air drying and then sleeping on it.)

Sometimes I just need my clumps "unfuzzed", tho. A little GSO works well, but if I need a little bit of hold I can add some LOOB to that.

I've also found on my underlayer I can wet my fingers, grab the fuzzy curl, and sort of twist down in and it will re-clump. This sometimes works on the canopy, but not as consistently since those curls aren't as tight as my 3b underlayer.

I have luck with SM hold and shine spray, and in a pinch with GF flexible hold hairspray.

Just hoping some bit of that is helpful to someone else who is struggling for 2nd day hair!
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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
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
 
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I wish I could help with the protein-y co-wash, but my favorite has no protein at all (which is unusual considering how much my hair loves protein). But please let me know if you find a good one (I hated Suave Coconut and thought VO5 Kiwi Lime was ok, but I like the Vanilla Mint Tea better- feels lighter and like it cleanses better).
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CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
 
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Well, now I'm curious what your favorite is?? Lol! Is it still the suave clarifying? I like that one, too!

Considering adding some CNPF to my co-wash (coconut or clarifying), but I'm hoping to find one that is "ready", and cheap! Lol!
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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
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
 
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It's the VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea. I never consider NPF in my co-wash- now you have me curious...
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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
PT/DT: IAGirl's PT, One n' Only Argan Hydrating Mask
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:57 AM   #5
 
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Lol!! You know us protein addicts!

Yeah, if I try it I'll let you know! Still hoping to hear a few recs on here...
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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
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