How to control and define curly and high porous hair?

Hallo curlies,
I have 3c hair which is highly porous and have low elasticity. So it quickly looks like a "pooof" when it dries.

So i need every tip i can get from you sistercurlies
What do exactly you do to minimize porocity and get welldefined and soft curls??
Its useful to know the following when you answer:
-your hairproperties
-your hairtype
-your hairregime
-hairproducts you use

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Hair type/properties:
3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
Such pretty hair! My properties and products are in my signature.

Coconut oil is king for absorbing and reducing porosity, you can use it within a conditioner or as a pre-wash on dry hair or you can add oil and/ or aloe vera to your regular gel (DIY Ecostyler custard)
Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
Eco Styler Olive Oil Custard - YouTube
The other issue is to use enough leave in conditioner, try using more than you think your hair can handle.

Products at a pH that respects the hair can help reduce frizz by encouraging the cuticle to lay flat, two lines that consider this are As I Am and Komaza Care, nice ingredients too.
The Scoop on Vinegar
As I Am Naturally
Komaza Care - The Complete Hair Solution
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Such pretty hair! My properties and products are in my signature.

Coconut oil is king for absorbing and reducing porosity, you can use it within a conditioner or as a pre-wash on dry hair or you can add oil and/ or aloe vera to your regular gel (DIY Ecostyler custard)
Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
Eco Styler Olive Oil Custard - YouTube
The other issue is to use enough leave in conditioner, try using more than you think your hair can handle.

Products at a pH that respects the hair can help reduce frizz by encouraging the cuticle to lay flat, two lines that consider this are As I Am and Komaza Care, nice ingredients too.
The Scoop on Vinegar
As I Am Naturally
Komaza Care - The Complete Hair Solution
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Oohh thanks for the hair compliments and your great hairtips!
Hair type/properties:
3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.

Last edited by Curly Sara; 06-23-2013 at 08:04 AM.

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