Curl Pattern: 2a/b/c Texture: fine Porosity: normal-low Density: medium Elasticity: normal Characteristics: easily weighed down
CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG since I use a very lo-poo? This doesn't matter so much to me as long as my hair's happy & healthy.
Hair ingredient likes: aloe vera juice/gel Hair ingredient dislikes: I think my hair actually doesn't like HEC odd as that may sound. I've made a list of products my hair did or didn't like and HEC was the only duplicate on every single don't like product Hard/Soft Water: Hard, well water
Fall/Winter combos: L/I with no R/O, SM Smoothie & FSG together. Spring/Summer combos: R/O or L/I but not both, FSG, FSG w/honey for hold
Favorite styling techniques and why: Styling damp; Scrunch-n-pump; super soaker but only 3 handfuls; icequeen method
Techniques that didn’t work and why: styling very wet: too heavy.
Multiple day hair: Can't do it. If I don't feel like styling in the morning I'll just go with the L/I or put in a pony tail or bun.
Routine: Shower before bed, rake in L/I, scrunch in L/I (scrunch-n-pump), 2 dollops FSG scrunched in well, plop overnight. Scrunch a little with plop towel (flour sack). Wet hands, 2 quarter size FSG w/honey, scrunch in. Scrunch a little with FST again or diffuse. Clip out of face.
Southern Colorado Curly Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
Last edited by missbanjo; 06-18-2011 at 01:09 PM.
Reason: Added: Multiple day hair
Curl Pattern: 2c, 3a, 3b Texture: fine Porosity: low Density: thick Elasticity: low Characteristics: easy to straighten, easily weighed down,
CG/ModCG/not CG: CG since October 2010
Hair ingredient likes: aloe, protein Hair ingredient dislikes: glycerin in low dews, heavy emollients
Hard/Soft Water: (?? - I have NO idea)
HG/Go-to Products: SS CEJ, CJDF, CJCQ, CJ Strength Condish, CJRM, KCCC, EcoStyler Protein
Average climate/dew points: High dews/hot in summer / Low dews/cold in winter - both extremes. I live in Northeastern US
Fall/Winter combos: CJBLI, SS CEJ & CJCQ (for one... I have quite a few), KCCC ALONE, SS CEJ & AFL Spring/Summer combos: Don't know yet (only been CG since OCT '10)
Favorite styling techniques and why: I don't know that I HAVE a particular technique. But, I style my hair every single day. I never sleep on it and go. EVER. I shower in the AM. "Seaweed Scrunch" is what I would call my application technique, I suppose. LOL! Techniques that didn’t work and why: plopping/plunking - gives me fractal curls, flattens them out, in general.
Janet ~ Northern NJ
Properties: Dense, Fine, Low Porosity, Low Elasticity My Picasa Album What I used in this photo: Cleansing: Suave Tropical Coconut Condish Conditioner: CJ Smoothing Condish Styling: CJCQ
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Curl Pattern: 3C/4A Texture: Medium/coarse Porosity: Low Density: Medium Elasticity: Low Characteristics: VERY dry
CG/ModCG/not CG: Mod CG, I lo-poo when I feel it is needed.
Hair ingredient likes: Humectants & Emollients, and VERY thick products. Hair ingredient dislikes: Protein, Amino Acids, certain plant extracts.
Hard/Soft Water: Soft (I think)
HG/Go-to Products: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, GVP Conditioning Balm, GVP Extra Body Gel (Compare to Paul Mitchell), KCCC.
Average climate/dew points: Humid. Moderate dew point in winter/spring, high dew points in summer/fall.
Fall/Winter combos: White Rain Pomegranate as Co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm as R/O, Shea Moisture Conditioning Milk as leave in, GVP Extra Body Gel. Spring/Summer combos: Unsure since did the BC in Dec.
Favorite styling techniques and why: Styling soaking wet w/o towel (less frizz), and defining curls with denman (more definition). Techniques that didnít work and why: Finger combing bc it broke up my curls, kind of like picking out an afro. Finger curls bc it took too long. Flat twistout bc it also took too long. Twistout without securing the roots bc they would unravel.
Multiple day hair: Damp Multi-Pineapple (hair is too short for reg. one), with baggy, and satin scarf. Dry multi-pineapple comes out too frizzy.
-Mostly 3C with some 4A.
-Shorterm Goal: BSL by end of the year.
-Longterm Goal: WL in 2 years.
-Medium/coarse hair, Low Porosity, Low-Elasticity, Medium Density.
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Cond. (any)
Rinse Out: Tresemee Naturals Moisture
DC: GVP Cond. Balm, SM DC, & EVOO
Leave in: SM Conditioning Milk
Sealant: EVOO Or Whipped Shea
Gel: SM Curl Souffle
Curl Pattern: Type 4 (mixture of 4b/4a) Texture: Medium Porosity: Low Density: High (Thick) Elasticity: Normal Characteristics: Though dense is lightweight and tends toward dryness. My hair needs water on it every single day.
CG/ModCG/not CG: ModCG since I lo-poo once a week.
Hair ingredient likes: Likes heavy conditioners
enhanced with oils. Also likes aloe vera juice and loves water.
Hair ingredient dislikes: 100% pure shea butter (creats a barrier that doesn't allow moisture to penetrate hair strands and I wind up with dry, greasy hair. ), products with any type of wax (i.e. beeswax), products with high amounts of protein.
Hard/Soft Water: Umm...whatever is in between hard and soft water? (Normal?) If I had to choose between the two, though, I'd say soft water for sure.
HG/Go-to Products: Suave Naturals Mountain Strawberry (the old formula), Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishment, Jojoba oil, Aloe Vera Juice, KCKT, KCCC
Average climate/dew points: High in the summer; sometimes low in the fall/winter (depending on whether we are having a mild fall/winter with warmer temps).
Fall/Winter combos: Weekly RO, DT and LI (Suave Naturals, Nature's Gate Hemp Nourishment,
KCKT). "Light" PT every 6 weeks. Spring/Summer combos: The only thing I may do differently when the weather warms up is add vegetable glycerin to some of my products.
Favorite styling techniques and why: Styling hair soaking wet and loaded with LI and styler before putting in two strand twists or braids. This locks in moisutre for me.
Techniques that didnít work and why: Towel drying hair (towel fibers too rough on hair causing breakage and strips away too much moisture from my naturally dry tresses).
Cleansing/conditioning without putting hair into sections first (creates snarls and tangles and a brutal detangling session where lots of hair breaks off).
Multiple day hair: My hair likes to be left alone and manipulated as little as possible so I style once a week (usually in two strand twists; sometimes braids).
Meet Bellatrix (that's what I've named my hair, yes after the harry potter character)
Curl Pattern; 3b/3c (mostly 3c) Texture; medium/coarse Porosity; low Density; high Elasticity; Don't know (Is there a particular way to figure this out?) Characteristics; thick and unruly at times.
CG/ModCG/not CG; ModCG; I use a low poo about once or twice a month, it all depends on how my scalp feels.
Hair ingredient likes; aloe vera water/gel ( this is a fairly recent discovery)
Hair ingredient dislikes: wheat protein and silk protein, incase you haven't noticed I'm protein sensitive. My hair can only take protein in small doses.
Average climate/dew points; High dews in the summer, extremely low in the winter (It is NY I live in)
Fall/Winter combos; Tresemme Naturals as a LI and Castor Oil as a selant for styles, as for WnG, wash out the RO, but not all the way. Then add some KCKT, seal with jojoba, then add KCCC.
Spring/Summer combos; Wash, add condish, rinse out condish, add KCKT then KCCC.
Favorite styling techniques and why; Detangling in the shower with my Tangle Teezer has changed my styling time outside the shower. Styling soaking wet hair, my hair acts better when it's wetter than when damp. It wants to do its own thing if it gets even slightly dry.I smooth my products in with the praying hands method as to avoid frizz.
Techniques that didn’t work and why; N/A.
Multiple day hair; The most wear I've ever gotten out of my WnG has been 6 days, which I think is pretty epic.
last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil