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Old 10-27-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
 
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Question Porosity treatments not for all hair types?

Hey all,

So i'm pretty new to the CG method. At this point I think i'm on information overload.

Here's the situation:

I have 2b/c long hair. However due to a crappy salon a month ago, my hair is extremely porous (and breaking). I'd like to make it healthy again. Currently, I use Jessicurl Gentle Shampoo 1/wk, and DevaCurl One No poo other days with the Deva Curl One Conditioner. I also started to use the Moroccan Oil Intense Repair Mask 1/wk.

The thing is even before the hair fiasco, I never found that the DevaCurl Cond was slippy enough to not still have tangles when I tried to comb it through, or made a difference much in my hair at all.

My hair is so brittle right now and I'd like to bring it back to life if possible.
I saw a lot of recs on this forum, but not for my hair type. Anyone recommend a good treatment plan for a 2b fine hair with high porosity?
Conditioners? Leave-in? Should I use a protein treatment and/or deep treatment?

Please help my hair!!

~Natalie
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
 
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Texture and porosity are going to impact product selection- curl pattern is really not that important (my hair twin has 2b waves and I'm a 3a). In general, fine hair and higher porosity hair both benefit from protein. My hair is fine with normal porosity and it cannot get enough protein.

It does sound like you would also benefit from lots of moisture. I have the Deva products in rotation and also find that they don't have the level of slip I would prefer. My ideal conditioner would have lots of protein, lots of moisturizing, and lots of slip. I can get one or two of these at a time, but haven't found all three in one.

My favorites for slip are Tresemme Naturals (light on protein), Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin (light on moisturizing), TIGI Moisture Maniac (light on protein), Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening (light on moisturizing).

Also, if you haven't already, check out the "Share Your Hair Biography" in the 2s forum to locate people with similar hair properties and see what works for them. There's also a thread in that forum for a great homemade PT.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
 
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Thank you, this is great info! I have my husband picking up that Tresemme Naturals on his way home right now Being in Canada, it's the only one i get here.

Do you have any recommendations for a styling product? I use AG Weightless foam. I don't mind it, but would like to find something better. I have tried the AG Recoil, but found it extremely drying.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
 
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Wow you weren't kidding about that Tresemme stuff! That was the FIRST time in over a month that I was able to comb and/or rake my hair with conditioner in it! Not only that but more importantly, it was the first time i've washed (well conditioned) my hair without feeling like half of it was being pulled out!

Thank you so much!
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