Thank you so much Helloitsio!

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I'm not sure if helloitstio still frequents the boards but I thought it may be helpful to post in case someone else is having similar issues as me. I have been struggling with my routine lately and while searching Curl Talk for wavy routines I came by the following thread.

What's your after shower routine?

Helloitsio seemed to have a similar curl pattern to mine (though different properties) so I decided to give the routine a try (except I low pood and conditioned-- no soap bar or acv rinse) and got EXCELLENT results. Far better than anything else I've gotten... Moderately clumpy waves with root curl. I never get root curl.

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2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


Natural soap bars were the RAGE that summer and continued for some time. Then, they feel out of favor. I still use them. Attribute them to some of the improvement to my curls--tighter curls and more volume.

I've used them for almost five years. Cowashed for six months and my hair wasn't anything special. Started using these and it was WOW! I take really good care of my hair. Get frequent haircuts (every six weeks.) They are really gentle. A little "more" than cowashing. They remove any residual ingredients from the really rich products I use. Haven't had any damage from using an alkaline product (I figure that my hair's pH balance is restored by the products that I use.)
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
TY for the heads up; I'm subscribing to read later!
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
Natural soap bars were the RAGE that summer and continued for some time. Then, they feel out of favor. I still use them. Attribute them to some of the improvement to my curls--tighter curls and more volume.

I've used them for almost five years. Cowashed for six months and my hair wasn't anything special. Started using these and it was WOW! I take really good care of my hair. Get frequent haircuts (every six weeks.) They are really gentle. A little "more" than cowashing. They remove any residual ingredients from the really rich products I use. Haven't had any damage from using an alkaline product (I figure that my hair's pH balance is restored by the products that I use.)
Originally Posted by kathymack
I need to look into these! I cowashed for 2-3 months and found it to kind of weigh my hair down.... I seem to do much better with low poo'ing. What bars do you use?
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


Update... I did the same method again today but modified it (quite a bit, actually) to suit my needs and got good results again! So far, this technique is giving me root curl (which I never get!) and nice, medium clumps.





-low poo: Amika
-RO: PM ginger combed through then rinsed out upright
-lightly ran fingers through my hair. Tilted head left, then right, then back and applied LI (used the RO)... Then did the same with KCCC.
-flipped head upside down and scrunched with microfiber towel.
-plopped in a flour sack towel ~15 min.
-diffused medium heat and air ~5 min.
-air dried and SOTC.

I am starting to realize that the weird roots I was getting wasn't from plopping... It was from rinsing upside down.
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


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