11-18-2009, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Sounds like you have major overconditioning, which you are probably already aware of. The remedies for this are
1. Water wash only (scrubbing the scalp without using a condish) for a few days
2. Clarify with a clarifying shampoo or use a low poo for a while
3. Do a protein treatment
4. Do a ACV rinse
5. Nix the heavy leave in for a while (you've already done this) and use a lighter one every other day until hair is back to normal.
You can do any of the above or a combo of the above to remedy this. Shea leave in was giving your hair too much moisture which is how you got over conditioned in the first place. Obviously you need some light conditioning since your hair became dry without the LI, but first you need to get your hair balanced. Once your hair normalizes you can go back to using LI and BRHG but you may want to either use less of the shea LI or use it less often and use a lighter one as well.
3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
CG since 7/27/09
Bella Curl Products
CW: protein free-cleansing creme
CO: protein free MRcondish
Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum
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