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Old 09-16-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
 
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Hi - I'm new to posting, but I've been lurking a bit. I'm doing a modified CG - mostly CO wash with Suave CO, but once or twice a week I've been shampooing with EMS. I'm experimenting with re:coil and with Mop Top gel. I have a couple of questions:

1 - how do you know if your hair doesn't "like" protein or oils?

2 - do I need to use different products for different curl types on my head? For instance, the back of my hair is wavy, the front and sides are more like a 3a....

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
 
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Hi - I'm new to posting, but I've been lurking a bit. I'm doing a modified CG - mostly CO wash with Suave CO, but once or twice a week I've been shampooing with EMS. I'm experimenting with re:coil and with Mop Top gel. I have a couple of questions:

1 - how do you know if your hair doesn't "like" protein or oils?

2 - do I need to use different products for different curl types on my head? For instance, the back of my hair is wavy, the front and sides are more like a 3a....

Thanks for any advice!
Hey, 2poodles!

1. You know when your hair doesn't like proteins if it feels dry and rough after you use them. It will lack sheen and feel dry. If your hair doesn't like oils, it might feel producty...I'm not sure what else, hopefully someone else can help me on this one.
2. You don't have to use different products for different curl types on your head, but if you do, it will make your hair look even better since each area will be catered to specifically! I don't really use different products, but I use more conditioner on the curliest parts of my hair, etc. Maybe you'd like to try it out, and if it's too much of a hassle, then don't worry about it. But it's a good idea to try.

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Oh, I should probably add - basically, if your hair doesn't like protein - it feels like straw.

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If your hair looks stringy, you're using way to much oil. A good way to use oil is to rub a drop in your palms and scrunch/pat that on your damp ends. If you are using just a little oil and your hair is responding with frizz or limpness or both, stop using it.
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