10-25-2011, 07:17 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Shainala, your post got me thinking...So much of what I thought about my hair for my whole life was based on assumption because I knew my hair was dry, color-treated, etc. I can't remember a stylist ever mentioning porosity, or even texture. I can't say I'm overly experienced with stylists or salons, though, other than the years when I wore my hair very short. During those years, my goal was "not to look like a poodle", so stylists obviously wouldn't have been recommending products that were optimum for my natural texture.
The strangest thing, to me, is that it seemed like stylists considered my hair to be fine, porous, and thin... But a single strand of my hair is very visible, and you can't see my scalp when my hair is pulled back, except a little at my temples. When I was a kid, my neighbor used to thin my hair out with a razor, but over the years I guess damaged my hair so much I never knew what it could do!
It's ridiculous, isn't it, the amount of hassle we've gone through to make our appearances fit into an unattainable, air-brushed idea of "pretty"!
That being said, I'm going to check out Curl Wizard!
3b, Coarse, Low Porosity, Desert Climate
Cleanse: Hair One with Argan Oil, As I Am Co-Wash, KC Come Clean
Rinse-out: KCKT, Cure Care Conditioner
Leave-in: As I Am Leave In, Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls Lotion, KCKT
Style/Hold:Ouidad Climate Control Gel, KCCC,
4 Naturals Spring Back Custard,
Refresh: Shea Moisture Daily Moisture Mist