GoosefootPrints Analysis

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I'd like to add that: I love my pre-poos with coconut oil! I want to get a hair analysis eventually also. I don't know why but I really thought they were much more expensive than this.

I didn't have good results with coconut oil when I did a shorter pre-poo- I only do them overnight as a result. I think the science behind it that I had to look up was that the oil penetrates but it takes at least 8 hours to get the full benefit. I usually end up with 10-12 hours b/c I'm loathe to part with my pajamas on Saturday mornings. I didn't look into whether or not you could shorten this time by applying heat in the form of a dryer though. For me it's easier to apply my oil, put on my plastic cap, then my scarf and go to bed. I do have to low-poo out the oil- when I co-washed it out I ended up not being pleased at all. For my foray into shorter times, I used my clarifier, ended up adding extra along the length of my hair and let it sit for a minute or so, before it felt "right".

When I want a shorter time pre-poo my new discovery has been greek yogurt and honey- I left it on for 30 minutes then hopped in the shower and it worked great! I could co-wash that out no problems.
Originally Posted by lolo918
Hmm, this is definitely a thought. I only left mine in for about 15 minutes... I was going to leave it in overnight but realized it wouldn't be a good idea with surrounding events. I'll be curious if it comes out easier with an overnight or prolonged soak. Going to do another one this weekend.
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Hmm, this is definitely a thought. I only left mine in for about 15 minutes... I was going to leave it in overnight but realized it wouldn't be a good idea with surrounding events. I'll be curious if it comes out easier with an overnight or prolonged soak. Going to do another one this weekend.
Originally Posted by sixelamy
I always do it overnight just because I feel like I get great results from that.

I could've sworn I read somewhere that it's best to leave it on for at least half an hour to get all of the benefits, but since I can't seem to find the article anywhere I must've imagined it!
3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner:
Experimenting
D/C: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Deep Moisture Mask

Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
The published research demonstrating penetration and reduces protein loss is (an extended) overnight to twenty four hours then sulphate shampoo'd out, intended to mimic common real life practices. Modest application of heat increased penetration even at twenty four hours.

It seems likely penetration of the lauric acid is slow and continuous. I'm not aware of studies on anything as short as half an hour.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
The two times I've done the coconut oil pre-poo so far, I've just put it in my higher porosity, drier sections, on the crown/canopy, around my face and my ends. I don't ever put it on my scalp. Then I bun up my hair and lo poo it out in the morning. It's worked great on those drier areas, especially the bits of hair in front of my ears. I've been getting awesome perfect spirals there and I've never gotten that before.
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2c/3a
Low-high porosity, fine/medium, high density thick hair, highlighted
Modified CG since 12/2013
That's what I was going to say. I concentrate on the mid shaft down. The porous part of my hair. I have no need to go to the crown.
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I can't imagine anyone not benefitting from CO on the last inch or so.
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This thread has me seriously considering this analysis. I did the LCLF one a year or so ago, but I did feel like the results were kind of generic.

On the coconut oil topic - I've been using this pre-poo method lately and really like it. I've read what Firefox said before, and so leave it on at least over night, but sometimes longer. The last time I did this I put the oil in my hair at night and then braided it before bed, left the braid in all day the next day and then washed my hair with a sulfate poo that night before bed (I've stopped using low-poos as they don't work well for me), so the oil had about 24 hours to really penetrate. The coconut oil really seems to protect my hair from getting dried out/stripped but the sulfate poo does a better job of clarifying my fine hair and getting rid of build up. I don't do this every time I wash (I normally cowash) but I do this about once every other week and usually follow with a DT.
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
So here I have coconut oiled and ok pineapple and sleep on it. Wash in the a.m. You don't have to slather it in by the barrel. I wonder if people are soaking their hair in it?

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I decided it needed a little bit more.
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It's just not for everyone...even Shea Moisture took forever to get out of my hair when I was using the conditioner. That was also an absolute disaster for me. Same with the Shine and Hold Mist. My hair just grabs onto everything so I have to be careful. Now I know.

Amy - yeah I had considered doing it before but was too scared then I saw you were recommended to do it so I figured it would be alright since I have high porosity hair (I think). But it's alright. My hair looked good, got some really pretty spirally curls at the root and stuff. It was just too much.
2C/3A, high porosity, low density, fine-medium

Low Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Clarify: Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying, KCCC
RO/CoWash: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
LI: KCKT
Stylers: AG re:coil, AG Beach Bomb, Mop Top Light Hold Anti-Frizz Gel, LA Looks Xtreme Sport
PT: Curl Junkie Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatin treatment (awesome!)

Hair LOVES proteins!
I decided it needed a little bit more.
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Originally Posted by chupie
Yeah I definitely used more than that. I will try using much less next time. Thanks, Chupie, that was very helpful!


Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
Styler: Giovanni LA

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No, I didn't use more than that. But I did go a bit higher because I was straightening regularly until four months ago. I'll try going less up next time, I like what it did to my tips, just so hard to wash out...

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A 2C, hopefully something more as my hair gets redefined. Lots of chemical/heat damage to get rid of! Currently at shoulder length, aiming for mid-back.

(Any HtBlack you find anywhere on the internet is most likely always moi! :3)
I just received my analysis and this is what Wendy said:

Strand Thickness: 46% fine, 35% medium, 19% coarse(I thought more of my hair would be fine so I'm surprised)
Elasticity: normal when dry(27%), low when wet(28%)
Porosity: low-normal at roots, normal midshaft, and porous to extremely porous at the ends
Kinking: mostly gradual to macro kinking w/ some abrupt kinking
She mentioned my roots and ends swelled in water but mostly my ends.

She tested citric acids on my hair and suggested I use 1/16th teaspoon per 1.5 to 2 cups of water. She also said my hair tends to be dehydrated at the ends and only the last 1/2 - 1/4 inch of my hair is extremely porous, so I'm glad it's only that small amount instead of more!

She also said my hair could benefit and use more protein. She didn't list specific proteins because she said I can benefit from a wide range of proteins. I did the ApHogee 2 minute reconstructor exactly one week ago on Saturday would it be safe to do it again Sunday?

This analysis has opened my eyes to many things now and I'm so excited about it! Any tips/suggestions would be great now
Started my journey September 8th, 2013
High Density, 4A Curls, Fine-Medium Strands, Normal- Low elasticity, LP- porous
Current Hair-length: APL (straight)
Hair-length Goal: AP length when curly
Still trying to figure out my curly hair needs & regimen
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Doing coconut oil again. This time overnight since I have nothing to do tomorrow. Didn't put any on my roots this time. My scalp got a bit itchy last time.... but I mixed in a couple drops of neem oil, so not sure which was the culprit. I just did my scalp last time, because I heard it did good things for hair growth. Maybe I'll do my scalp alone before a wash and the soaks overnight. I use enough to coat my hair so it's a little wet looking and every strand is covered.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Skin does not need the fatty acids found in most natural oils, some can feed microbes living in the scalp and upset the natural balance.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I'm sorry you feel that way. Coconut oil does wonders for my skin.
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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
My scalp loves coconut oil. When I pre-poo I do a scalp massage with it and all is awesome
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3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner:
Experimenting
D/C: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Deep Moisture Mask

Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
I do use coconut oil on my face and skin and it's been a miracle for me. I've had chronic acne since I was 12 and it's actually clearing it up and my skin glows, doesn't produce too much oil or sebum anymore. And I use it for cooking lol. The best. Maybe I'll try a prepoo again one day on just the ends and now that I have a better clarifier than KCCC.
2C/3A, high porosity, low density, fine-medium

Low Poo: Jessicurl Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Clarify: Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying, KCCC
RO/CoWash: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut
LI: KCKT
Stylers: AG re:coil, AG Beach Bomb, Mop Top Light Hold Anti-Frizz Gel, LA Looks Xtreme Sport
PT: Curl Junkie Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatin treatment (awesome!)

Hair LOVES proteins!
I also have oily, acne prone skin and I benefit from using coconut and olive oils. My hair lives those too. It is only castor oil that gives ne problems. I also love grapeseed, almond and apricot kernel oils for skin and hair.

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3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
Avocado oil is another great oil for skin! I haven't tried it in my hair but I used to use coconut, sweet almond, and jojoba oils on my hair once in a blue moon before shampooing back when I wore my hair straight.
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2C waves with a little 3A thrown in for fun, medium density, on the course side hair (IMO--will have stylist confirm at some point.) Still trying to work on porosity- have characteristics of both high and low

Polyquats are terrible. I seems to be able to tolerate butters and oils in the most sparing amounts as long as I low-poo frequently.

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