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Janicke31 07-20-2013 08:51 AM

Received my hair analysis
 
I must say that my results arrived very very quickly. It's been about 2 weeks maybe. I thought it took 4-6.

So, as i suspected I have fine hair. Although, comparing my strands to other people tell me i have medium hair, but I'll leave that to the curl whisperer.

I have normal porosity and normal elasticity. I had no clue about either of those so I'm glad i did the analysis.

She recommends regular PT, which I'm already doing and products with protein. So, my current products are pretty much on point except i may experiment with different stylers.

She suggested i try mousses, light to medium hold gels (I'm currently using a mega), and curl enhancing creams.

My current products are:
NG biotin shampoo
Suave naturals coconut conditioner as a Co wash
NG biotin conditioner as a leave in with some protein filler
Desert essence jojoba as a sealer (she said syrums could way my hair down, not sure if I'll omit this step)
Sallys volumax mega hold styling gel

Any suggestions are always appreciated!

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wavydaze 07-20-2013 09:10 AM

::high five:: hair sibling!

Your routine looks good. I too thought I had medium hair because my hair was in between my roomate's baby-fine hair and my fiancÚ's coarse hair. Turned out mine was fine too. Even though I wasn't baby fine, I was still on the fine side, so maybe a 3 on the CJ scale?

Curl Junkie - Natural Hair Care for all types of Curly Hair!: My 2 cents on Protein/Texture/Porosity/Moisture Balance! :-)

Have you seen Tiffany's pinterest? She has some recs for fine hair. HTH http://pinterest.com/curlwhisperer/

Corrina777 07-20-2013 10:30 AM

I have the same properties (fine/normal/normal). I still like strong hold gels, but I found that thinner gels seem to weigh down my hair much less (thick clumpy gels will pull my hair more towards waves, while a more liquid gel will give me more curls). I also focus on using lots of protein- I've actually tried to overdose on protein and it didn't work.

Jessiebanana 07-20-2013 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Corrina777 (Post 2192840)
I have the same properties (fine/normal/normal). I still like strong hold gels, but I found that thinner gels seem to weigh down my hair much less (thick clumpy gels will pull my hair more towards waves, while a more liquid gel will give me more curls). I also focus on using lots of protein- I've actually tried to overdose on protein and it didn't work.

Hmmm that makes sense the Polymers in gels pull the hair together, a gel that more watered down and includes humectants probably can't do that as efficiently. The one positive thing I got out of CIAB was knowing my hair loves my gels watered down. I dilute my current one as I apply it. Also, gels aren't like creams for me. The majority of the gel evaporates, so most "heavy" gels dry light anyway. A heavy cream, is a heavy cream.

I wouldn't get to caught up in the gel label. Some gels, especially the natural ones, are labeled strong hold and aren't. Some like PP are considered light-medium, but have strong hold...at least in my personal experience. It's best to read reviews to get a better idea of hold. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to tell by ingredients. Most gels have their ingredients in similar order. The quantities don't differ enough to change the list.

Neleke 07-20-2013 11:24 AM

Aaand another hair sibling!

I'm still experimenting but I have definitely upped the protein since I'm sure I am fine-haired :D

Janicke31 07-20-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Corrina777 (Post 2192840)
I have the same properties (fine/normal/normal). I still like strong hold gels, but I found that thinner gels seem to weigh down my hair much less (thick clumpy gels will pull my hair more towards waves, while a more liquid gel will give me more curls). I also focus on using lots of protein- I've actually tried to overdose on protein and it didn't work.

I have 2a waves on my top layer and 2c 3a curls on my under layer.
A few hours post sotc its really obvious. Maybe trying a different gel will change this? Or do you think it is what it is?

I also have low density but i don't think this has anything to do with maintaining curl.

I don't mind my waves i just wish they looked nice. They tend to look stringy and a bit frizzy. Also they stick out. I can't get a soft wave look.


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CurlyInTheFog 07-20-2013 01:57 PM

Coincidentally I got my results back today, too! Same as you--fine, normal, normal, although my density is high.

I just recently came to the realization that my hair was probably medium to fine. A long time ago someone told me I had coarse hair, so I just took it as gospel and all these years thought it was true, which explains why I've so often had limp and flat hair. :banghead:

I've never avoided protein, but never went out of my way to use it either, so I guess I'll have to start paying more attention and doing actual PTs. Right now my routine is pretty simple, but I love playing around with products so will be looking for new things to try. I do like/need really hard hold gels, so any suggestions for other than what I'm using now would be appreciated. I'm working on putting together a samples order for KathyMack so a long list of ideas is fine!

wavydaze 07-20-2013 03:41 PM

THere's at least one if not two fine, normal, normal thread.... Might be useful. I can't really pull it up I'm on my phone.

Janicke31 07-20-2013 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by wavydaze (Post 2192907)
THere's at least one if not two fine, normal, normal thread.... Might be useful. I can't really pull it up I'm on my phone.

I think this is one:
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...lasticity.html

wheretostart 07-20-2013 06:12 PM

Fine normal normal here too, Medium density. I have mostly 2c - with 3a up front, and 2a/b underneath. We just might be the coolest group here!

wheretostart 07-20-2013 06:13 PM

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...que-loves.html - I got some good info on here - mostly in the siggies!

CurlyInTheFog 07-21-2013 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by wheretostart (Post 2192927)
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...que-loves.html - I got some good info on here - mostly in the siggies!

I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

chloe92us 07-21-2013 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog (Post 2192977)
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Originally Posted by wheretostart (Post 2192927)
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...que-loves.html - I got some good info on here - mostly in the siggies!

I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

Yes, it pretty much smells like pumpkin. To me, it's divine but I love foodie smells (all I wear is pure vanilla perfume). The flowery or botanical scents make me gag, lol.

PerriP 07-21-2013 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by chloe92us (Post 2192999)
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Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog (Post 2192977)
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Originally Posted by wheretostart (Post 2192927)
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...que-loves.html - I got some good info on here - mostly in the siggies!

I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

Yes, it pretty much smells like pumpkin. To me, it's divine but I love foodie smells (all I wear is pure vanilla perfume). The flowery or botanical scents make me gag, lol.

Off topic: could you give me info on your perfume? I've been searching for vanilla but most are still too perfume-y for me (wicked allergy headaches/coughing) thanks!

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Jessiebanana 07-21-2013 09:02 AM

You can buy vanilla from a supplement type store. It's usually extracted in jojoba. You just can just dab it on.

Now Foods Vanilla, 1 fl oz Oil

chloe92us 07-21-2013 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by PerriP (Post 2193007)
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Originally Posted by chloe92us (Post 2192999)

Yes, it pretty much smells like pumpkin. To me, it's divine but I love foodie smells (all I wear is pure vanilla perfume). The flowery or botanical scents make me gag, lol.

Off topic: could you give me info on your perfume? I've been searching for vanilla but most are still too perfume-y for me (wicked allergy headaches/coughing) thanks!

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My favorites are:

Bath & body works warm vanilla sugar
Pacifica island Vanilla
LaVanila true vanilla or vanilla grapefruit

Lavanila you can get @ sephora.

curlygirl_7 07-21-2013 05:34 PM

How exactly did you get your hair analysis? :)

anonymous_133347 07-21-2013 08:14 PM

If you go to the livecurlylivefree website you can buy it off there with paypal. They send you the instructions in a pdf. You basically pluck a few individual hairs out of several sections of your scalp. Mail them in, and then a few weeks later they'll email your results.

wheretostart 07-21-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog (Post 2192977)
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Originally Posted by wheretostart (Post 2192927)
http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...que-loves.html - I got some good info on here - mostly in the siggies!

I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

I'm the wrong person to ask - I am anosmatic.. which means I can't smell. I don't like pumpkin pie but I can't help you on the scent part. I'd be happy to send you some conditioner in a zippy bag! pm me if you'd like some!

curlygirl_7 07-21-2013 09:52 PM

oh thanks :)


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