02-11-2011, 09:03 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
ITA with KM, with a few specific comments.
It's very tricky, bc the whole issue is that we can't absorb moisture-- so we need to do as much as we can not only to increase our ability to absorb, but also seal it in until our shafts can catch up. Oftentimes, when we aren't careful with our hands, it can lead to weigh down. Furthermore, there are ranges even within low porosity. Everyone's needs are different.
Glycerin isn't really an issue if the dewpoint is right, you seal your hair, and you aren't sensitive to it. It really depends on the climate you reside in. Many ladies use glycerin year round with no issues and act accordingly depending on the dew.
Low porosity girls do well with minute amount of breathable oils (almond, jojoba), puddings, or smoothie/whipped type consistencies. You use those as leave-in's and then follow with a jelly or gel. In the winter, avoid humectants if you can. If you can't at least try to make sue they're way down the list and follow with a sealer.
3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
No rules, just happy hair
Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather