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Old 11-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Product recommendations for high porosity hair

My hair is 3b , high porosity , and thick hair. I have hard water which I think is bad for my hair. Idk. Also I live in the nyc area if that helps. I just want some hair products that are very moisturizing. My hair has been super tangled lately.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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For a detangler, sometimes using a thin conditioner that you later rinse out can help.

Please list the products you currently use and your routine.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SPRING REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat: coconut oil
hiatus for now
Cowash: HE The Sleeker The Butter, HE NOYF w/Mandarin
PT: hiatus for now/DT:Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets, Living Proof PHD
LI/Detangler: CK Satin Roots, Nu-Gro Leave-in
Oils: tamanu/Moisturizers: various
Stylers: CK Curl Factor, AH Cupuacu & Burdock Sweet Hair Pudding

*experimenting and loving it!

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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WAsh my hair with giovanni tea tree shampoo ( i have dry scalp and this helps with the itch )
Put biolage deep conditioner for very dry hair ( going to use curl junkie curl rehab this week )
On soaking wet hair put some curl junkie curl rehab than bee mine curly butter than seal with aloe vera juice
Let it air dry than thats it

I just bought the curl rehab and curly butter like 2 weeks ago and only used it twice so far
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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how are the dewpoints? I just figured out that my hair is verry frizzy and dry because I used 'bee mine hold curly butter' (which contains glycerin, and is a humectant) in low dewpoints.
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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I honestly do not understand dew points like at all. Is it sort of like humidity? I live in nyc so I mean if someone can explain what dew point is and how its like in new york, that would be very appreciated :P
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:09 PM   #6
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My HGs are pure coconut oil, which I use a pre-wash treatment and a sealer, and curl junkie rehab, which I'll use as an deep conditioner and leave in. Both of these absolutely saved my hair! I also co-wash using curl junkie smoothing conditioner and occasionally low-poo with a leonor greyl shampoo. I also think you might want to try a protein treatment if you are high-po, but I don't have any recommendations as I'm looking for one myself, lol!
Just starting CG! 5-13

2A, fine, dense, high porosity, highlighted

low-poo: Leonor Greyl bain vitalisant b*
co-wash: CJ smoothing*
RO: ^, SS Caitlin's*
DT: CJ rehab
LI: CJ rehab
stylers: CJ CCCC*
oils: coconut


loves: aloe, oils, esp. coconut
hates: acv, baking soda
on the fence about polyquats
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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The best products for high porosity hair are: pH testing strips, ACV and AVJ. Test everything before you put it on your hair. If it works as is, great. Otherwise ACV and AVJ are a high porosity girl's best friends.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by btwitsnatasha View Post
I honestly do not understand dew points like at all. Is it sort of like humidity? I live in nyc so I mean if someone can explain what dew point is and how its like in new york, that would be very appreciated :P
dew point is the temperature at which water vaporizes. you don't need to understand it, you just need to know how it relates to curly hair. dew point is never higher than the temp.

so, if it's 20 degrees & snowing, then it's 100% humidity, but the dew point is 20 or lower.

mid dew points are 40 - 60 and are ideal for our hair.
above 60 is high and will add moisture to our hair. ie, if we have glycerin high on product list, it can take in too much moisture and make our hair puffy.
low dews can dry out our hair if we don't lock in moisture. glycerin again can be a problem as if the air is dry, it will take moisture from our hair.

if you do a search here on dew points, there is lots of info.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, leave in, protein tx: curl junkie products. styling:curl junkie conditioners only at times, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. trying ufdcm. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!! sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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The free 'Curls on the Go' app has dew points, there is also the Frizz Forecast on the main NC site if you do not have a smartphone. Good article
Humidity, Humectants and the Dew Point
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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