Milks are normally too heavy for me, and I find I need to use a bit of product to coat my BSL hair.
Mousses dry my hair out quite a bit since most of them contain drying alcohol, but foams work well. I like the DevaCurl Foam, and have been thinking about trying the AG Hair Cosmetics one and the Elucence one. I used the foam back in the winter months followed by a spray gel and had very good results. Since my hair is fine these products didn't weigh me down.
Hairsprays are very drying to me as well because they contain drying alcohols as well. But I do know DevaCurl just came out with one, which you could look into if you like them.
It's not in my signature, but my current HG combo in these summer months is Re:Coil + Curl Keeper. The order doesn't seem to matter and I haven't needed anything with a stronger hold so far. Also, the glycerin in this products hasn't caused a problem with my hair. Nor the magnesium sulfate in Re:Coil.
Like kathymack, I also have fine, low porosity hair, and have never had an issue with any proteins. I can just pile them on my hair and have no issues.
I have also had to be very cautious with using oils. It's not that my hair doesn't like them it's just that take forever/they never absorb into my hair.
3a/3b, Fine Hair, Low porosity, Medium Density
Poo- CHS Treatment Shampoo
Low-poo- Devacurl Low Poo
RO- Devacurl One Condition
Leave-In- KCKT/Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
I was using kc line and I noticed an improvement in my hair when giving my hair a break from products on the weekend after using it for 6months. My budget is tight currently so I bought cheap la sports gel and suave humectant as my leave in. I don't know if it's the weather or the change in products but my hair has turned abnormally dry! I'm still doing my weekly Dts but my hair feels burnt to a crisp and it was ripping for one full wk, which now has subsided. How can I determine if it's the product or the weather?
My hair does really well with creamy stylers like cream-gels! Curl creams kind of sat on top of my hair and didn't provide much control, and gels, though they provide hold, dry me out. Cream-gels give me the best of both worlds: the hold of a gel but no weighing down and no drying out
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12
Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair