What's in your Hair This Winter?

What products do you use for your overly porous hair during the winter? And what is your winter regimen?

This winter, my main products are coconut oil, Elucence Repair Treatment, Shima Hair Repair, Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner, SS Decadent Treatment, and My DNA Leave-in.

Other conditioners and oils are also included for variety. I've also gone back to using a product containing henna when I was transitioning.

My regimen is pre-poo/PT on unwashed hair, steaming w/DC, leave-in, and sometimes using a soft hold curl definer. My hair style is a curly bun. Simply, but no breakage during the winter for two consecutive years (only shed hair).
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:various oils

Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Clarifier:Malibu Hard Water Wellness Shampoo
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT:
Smooth Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner
LI/Detangler/
:Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel, MJ Multicultural Curls

*experimenting and loving it!



Last edited by Greatcurls; 02-25-2014 at 05:17 PM.
I really enjoy the TN coconut and jojoba line as my leave in. I am starting pretty basic. I would love to hear what others say.

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Less hydrolysed protein but more natural oils (especially coconut but also a little palm and avocado). Not sticking to one regime but mixing it up.
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/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Cantu shea butter leave in and coconut oil. I like raw shea butter to seal as well but it gets hard in the winter so i save that for the summer.
Hair type: 3c/4a, high shrinkage :/, high density,medium porosity. ~1inch to APL stretched. Big Chopped: Oct. 2012
Routine & Products: Sundays- DC on dry hair w/Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream & Olive Oil. Wash w/As I am Coconut Cowash. Condtion&detangle w/any VO5 conditoner. Braid in 5-8 braids w/Shea Moisture Smoothie.
Wear braidout rest of week. Rebraid every night.

MAYcowash w/VO5 conditioner mid-week and rebraid again. I always unbraid w/Coconut oil on hands.
I use CJ pattern pusha gel, and a tiny little bit of cocounut oil (I can't use much because my hair get weighted down).

RO en LI is different every time. But I have CJ beauticurls (has glycerin in it, so watch the dews if you use it as LI), CJ repair me (love it as a leave-in!) and CJ smoothing daily hair conditioner and Oyin hair dew.
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)
bump
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:various oils

Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Clarifier:Malibu Hard Water Wellness Shampoo
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT:
Smooth Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free Smoothing Conditioner
LI/Detangler/
:Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel, MJ Multicultural Curls

*experimenting and loving it!


Now I have been trying to primarily focus on what my hair needs. Thus, I am becoming more vigilant of my protein, panthenol, coconut oil, 18-MEA, ceramide needs since I am high porosity. A user (Firefox, hope it's ok I mentioned your name), was kind enough to help me find a conditioner that contains ceramides because honestly, I wasn't incorporating them in my hair care even though it's recommended. It was due to me not knowing what they honestly were. The loreal conditioner that contains ceramides has amodimethicone. Still going to use it.

KCCC is definitely a staple for me because it works in all dews for me. I also really love KCCC because it is great when layering with other gels.

I also added Giovanni Direct Leave in with the loreal because it contains panthenol (I believe 4th ingredient). Hopefully these more conscious changes will be helping my hair.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
I'm now experimenting with 18-MEA (a lipid/ fat tho the product ingredient is a quat) having relaxed my rigid silicone free rule. Unhappy with the results, not sure if it is the glycerin in the two products I have or L'Oreal's emollient base that doesn't suit (my hair prefers fatty alcohols) or indeed both.

Need to refresh my lengths - colour is rich in fatty alcohols - so hopefully I can reset and start afresh.

Going to purchase a Redken and/ or Ouidad intensive conditioner containing 18-MEA next.
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/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I keep hearing panthenol and ceramides are good for you but I don't really get how to incorporate them into my hair routine. If they are in a hair product are they just listed as panthenol and ceramides?


Low-poo: Yes to Cucumbers, Renpure Coconut Cream
Condish: GVP CB, V05 Vanilla Mint Tea
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: Hair not responding well to protein anymore
Styler: Sweet Curls Crazy Crunchy FSG, Naturelle gel cocktailed with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree gel

Go Red Wings!


Ah! I googled it and found my answers. Wish I'd done this awhile ago!

THE NATURAL HAVEN: Ceramides: Patching up Damaged Hair

This article was very helpful (to me at least).


Low-poo: Yes to Cucumbers, Renpure Coconut Cream
Condish: GVP CB, V05 Vanilla Mint Tea
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: Hair not responding well to protein anymore
Styler: Sweet Curls Crazy Crunchy FSG, Naturelle gel cocktailed with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree gel

Go Red Wings!


Mustangbunny: panthenol is listed as panthenol or provitamin B5.

Ceramides are listed as ceramides or 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol in L'Oreal products. The comma is part of the loooong chemical name it is not two ingredients.

I started a master list of ceramide and/ or 18-MEA products over on the Long Hair Community 'Conventional Products' board. The list is annotated with silicones, glycerin and protein for those who want to avoid, and panthenol if included.

HTH.
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/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Thank you, FIrefox, it does!


Low-poo: Yes to Cucumbers, Renpure Coconut Cream
Condish: GVP CB, V05 Vanilla Mint Tea
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: Hair not responding well to protein anymore
Styler: Sweet Curls Crazy Crunchy FSG, Naturelle gel cocktailed with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree gel

Go Red Wings!


Lol I thought they were 2 ingredients until you corrected me! Haha mustangbunny, Giovanni's direct leave in has panthenol in it.

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Lol I thought they were 2 ingredients until you corrected me! Haha mustangbunny, Giovanni's direct leave in has panthenol in it.

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Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz
I bought that same L'oreal conditioner yesterday but I'm nervous to use it! I went looking for Giovanni Direct Leave In and I haven't found it yet but I'm definitely considering trying it out. I love my GSAS so I'd love to try other Giovanni conditioners.


Low-poo: Yes to Cucumbers, Renpure Coconut Cream
Condish: GVP CB, V05 Vanilla Mint Tea
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: Hair not responding well to protein anymore
Styler: Sweet Curls Crazy Crunchy FSG, Naturelle gel cocktailed with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree gel

Go Red Wings!


Don't be nervous! I have used it twice now. It has great slip as a detangler and I like it as a leave in so far. I wanna say i have noticed my hair retaining shine but is that bc of the amodomethicone?

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
Don't be nervous! I have used it twice now. It has great slip as a detangler and I like it as a leave in so far. I wanna say i have noticed my hair retaining shine but is that bc of the amodomethicone?

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Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz
I don't know. If a cone is water soluble doesn't that mean it should wash out when we rinse the conditioner out? My hair does look shinier after using it this morning, though.


Low-poo: Yes to Cucumbers, Renpure Coconut Cream
Condish: GVP CB, V05 Vanilla Mint Tea
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: Hair not responding well to protein anymore
Styler: Sweet Curls Crazy Crunchy FSG, Naturelle gel cocktailed with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree gel

Go Red Wings!


I don't know. If a cone is water soluble doesn't that mean it should wash out when we rinse the conditioner out? My hair does look shinier after using it this morning, though.
Originally Posted by mustangbunny
This article I found states that water soluble cones are more easily removed by co-washing, rinsing, or using a mild shampoo (cocamidopropyl betaine). This is all in comparison to nomn-water soluble silicones.

Water Soluble Silicones 101
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
I have been using Loreal Advance Hair Care conditioner for about a month and I do like it. The amodimethicone does not worry me. What does concern me is the dimethicone in the Loreal shampoo I'm using...
I'm going to go ahead and say 3a
fine/medium texture and a bit porous-I color
Spring routine: Renpure luxurious argan oil shampoo/Loreal Advanced Care Color conditioner , HETT gel
Microfiber towel/diffuse
Trying KKCC
Amodimethicone is not water soluble, it is amine functionalised and resists building up.
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/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
OOPS! SORRY I COMBINED TOO UNRELATED THINGS! I apologize for the confusion.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls

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