Product Ingredients for High Porosity Hair

What ingredients must be in your hair products to help your high porosity hair, and in what order?

Here's my list:

Conditioner (can come after water, herbal TEA's or aloe juice)
DC- Behentrimonium Methosulfate and/or Cetearyl Alcohol, another fatty alcohol such as Cetyl, butylene Glycol.
PC- The protein must be after water, then everything else.
Shampoo and Co-Wash-No citrus fruit extracts or oils unless they're toward the end of the list! Otherwise, those ingredients dry out my hair.
Leave-in- (after water)-Glycerin and/or Propylene Glycol, two fatty alcohols/acids
Styling aid-No set order, depends on product!
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!



Last edited by Greatcurls; 01-29-2011 at 08:12 AM.
conditioner: Behentrimonium Methosulfate-it really helps moisturize my hair. Conditioners don't need to contain it, but it is a plus.
protein treatments: My hair is yet to meet a protein it doesn't like. But when I started doing PTs with collagen (aphogee 2-step & IAgirl's gelatin PT, nexxus emergencee also has collagen), my hair got stronger and shinier.
leave in and styler:No glycerin in low dew points.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
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Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!


cowashes: Centrimonium chloride. I don't know why, but it seems to clean my hair the best of any of the super gentle surfactants. Also would ideally have some EDTA. Needs to NOT have amino acids (unless it has EDTA) or drying alcohols.

rinse-out conditioners: Behentrimonium methosulfate, above everything else. Hydrolyzed proteins of one sort or another - preferably wheat, soy, or silk. EDTA (I have super hard water and need all the chelating I can get!). I also like to have butter-filled condishes rather than ones with just oils.

stylers: need glycerin (all dewpoints! - yes, my hair is weird), protein, and sealing oils (I cannot seal in a separate step for some reason).
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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I always make sure to have a protein something in my aresnal - shampoo, RO conditioner or, LI conditioner. It doesn't have to be in all 3 but at least one.

I up my protein usage in winter because keeping the hair gaps sealed helps with moisture retention.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

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