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Maryn 04-03-2013 02:51 PM

In need of some advice...
 
I've been having some trouble managing my curls lately. Recently I've discovered my hair is sensitive to protein (hates coconut oil) and I think it is low porosity as it takes over 5-6 hours to dry. I would describe it as 3A and coarse( not sure about density). My hair has been "stringy" and seems to be weighed down (some places are even almost straight). Currently I use the Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner/ Say Yes to Cucumbers Conditioner. I also do the baking soda/ ACV rinse. I have been switching between the DevaCurl AnGell (Light Defining Gel) and the Kinky Curly Curling Custard but the AnGell doesnt seem to provide enough hold whereas the KCCC seems to weigh it down too much. Could you recommend any stylers/ other products?

kaj1212 04-07-2013 08:19 PM

I heard that coconut oil doesn't contain protein....not sure if this is true or not.

I use devacurl mousse or devacurl B'leaven with devscurl Arc Angel..(harder gel)






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rapunzel4ever 04-30-2013 12:57 AM

Coconut oil doesn't contain protein, it prevents protein loss in hair if I remember correctly.
Coconut milk is protein rich.
Have you tried the oil on dry or moist hair? And how much did you use?

Are you sure your hair is course? Some people (certainly when starting NC) confuse course hair with low porosity hair. Knowing this about your hair (fine-medium-course) is even more important then knowing any other properties.
Reading your story I think your hair might be fine in stead of course. Here you can find a lot of information about hair and hair properties:
http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly%20hair%20basics.htm
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2b-c/3a med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL


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