I ask this question about my guy friends. They use like, any shampoo and condish that smells good. They wash it every day, don't plop or anything, no styling product or leave-in, and they get these gorgeous, soft, touchable curls.
Sulfates and cones touch my hair and I look like that electrocuted poodle from Open Season 2. What is this mess?
I guess it's simply the fact that everyone's hair is different. Like I've seen curlies here that are like "yay cones!" and their hair is mega beautiful (i'm shooting mental daggers at y'all, can you feel it?) and I've also seen people who say their CG experience was a disaster.
Maybe she has hair invincible to cones.. orr.. maybe her hair only /looks/ healthy. Yeah. I blew your mind there, huh. ... no? k. well.
CG (well.. modified..) has helped my hair, so I like it! I say don't worry about it, haha. Do what works for your hair, that's what she's doing! At least you have peace of mind, you know your hair is getting babied by all these nice ingredients Mother Nature set for us, and that it'll only get better from here!
And maybe, your hair will get even better as time goes on from being CG. Then this'll happen every day:
People: ".. Who is beneath that mass of perfect, sensuous spirals and romantic ringlets.. is it the return of Aphrodite?!" You: [Spins around in slow-mo with dreamy music and glitter all about] "Pardon?"
People: "oh, it's DoubleCurls (or your real name, lmao)! .. Even better, yaaaay!"
4a, fine-coarse, normal-high porosity, thick and dense sponge cake!
APL stretched, ear length curly.
Hair <3s: butters, glycerin, honey, coconut, aloe, olive oil
Hair </3s: other oils, protein, 'cones, sulfates
Cleanse: Bentonite Clay
Condition: Shea Moisture Restorative, KUI Hydrating Hemp
Leave-In: KCKT+castor oil, KUI Coconut Cream
Style: Curl pudding (eco styler blue gel+shea butter+castor oil+conditioner)