Texture, Porosity, and other Hair Type Madness

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Man! I seriously just spent all day on this!!! And I'm not sure I get it. I spent most of the day with this look on my face: .

I'm guessing my hair is med/course in the crown and bang area, and fine underneath. I believe that my med/course hair is medium to high porosity and the fine underneath is low. The fine hair is elastic, my crown hair is not. I think I'm overconditioned in the fine hair. Oh good lord, and I have high density hair (if that means anything.... i'm not sure it does to me yet)



What do I do in the shower now? Is it possible to only condition certain parts of my hair? This is really looking dificult. And I guess I'm ditching the poo bars while I investigate the effects on my hair.

good lord, I thought I had this figured out.... not so much.

Mix of 3s, thick, coarse, medium porosity

Current hair styling technique: rake with a scrunch at the end. (works with my coarse hair)

http://public.fotki.com/curlymix/
pw: curls

Known HGs: KCCC, homemade fsg, honey
Thank you, I did not know about this. I have a fine texture with extremely low porosity. Last time I used products, my hair was very dry. I find that my hair can hold twists if I let them hold long enough.

But, I am confused. What do I do with this info? How do I know what products to choose? I want to pick my next products more carefully, because I don't like to waste products.
4a/Fine Strands/Medium Length/Low Porosity
http://members.fotki.com/Lorrnae/ (still editing)
PW:curlygal

My product routine is currently a work in progress.
OMG!! I am so overwhelmed! LOL... I'm totally happy for the post though. I just don't know what products to use now, since I was only basing my decisions on my curl type.
3B Mod CG
Medium texture/ Normal to low porosity / High density

Current Routine:

Shampoo- GTTT, GVP Paul Mitchell Tea tree Shampoo or ACV/ Baking soda (once a week)
Co wash- Trader Joes Nourish Spa
Leave in- Shea Moisture Shea Butter leave- in, Elucence
Gel- BRHG

Holy grail combo Feb 2013: ISO Bouncy Creme with BRHG on top!
Ok, so I think I have determined that I have med-coarse hair with a few fine strands through in with high porosity. I have major problems with frizz. I think I have created a protein overload. Could this be the cause of the frizzies. What products could I use to help up my moisture but watch the protein content?
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Ok, so I think I have determined that I have med-coarse hair with a few fine strands through in with high porosity. I have major problems with frizz. I think I have created a protein overload. Could this be the cause of the frizzies. What products could I use to help up my moisture but watch the protein content?
Originally Posted by PrettyLady24
I like GVP conditioning balm for that, which I see you already use, and I usually also use a tiny amount of KBB hair milk or nectar as a leave-in. If I need something even richer, I occasionally use AOHR or SheaMoisture Leave-In (I think it's protein-free).
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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Ok, so I think I have determined that I have med-coarse hair with a few fine strands through in with high porosity. I have major problems with frizz. I think I have created a protein overload. Could this be the cause of the frizzies. What products could I use to help up my moisture but watch the protein content?
Originally Posted by PrettyLady24
i don't know if a protein overload can cause the frizzies -- usually your hair gets dry, strawlike. i have med-coarse hair also, and i can deal with a little protein, not a lot.
other things can cause the frizzies -- for me, if i dry my hair too much, even tho i only blot it with a curlease towel, if i blot too much moisture out, frizzies! it's best if i leave my almost dripping.
touching your hair while it is drying also causes frizzies!!
hope this is helpful!
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
With high porosity I would be hard pressed to believe that you have over done it with the protein. One protein treatment every one to two weeks should be fine for highly porous hair. That will fill in the holes in your hair shaft.

However, moisture is a different animal. Have you done the stretch test for moisture yet? Read this link. You might need protein AND moisture.
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
-wabi-sabi

Well, my hair is looking like crap this week after my first cut in nine months . . . but I persevere and try to keep learning.
If you have a regular stylist, you might find it helpful to ask him or her to assist you in determining your hair properties -- we are trained in that sort of thing and it might make the process a bit less confusing.
Originally Posted by StruttsWife

This was my first appointment with the stylist who cut my hair last week, but I asked her to tell me about my hair. She said that I have medium texture, normal porosity, very little damage (aside from my ends badly needing a trim after nine months), medium density. I forgot to ask her about elasticity and I am incapable of doing that stretch test. She told me that my hair was very well conditioned and strong.

That being said, I know that the outer/top layer of my hair is very different from the under layers. I guess it's just that the under layers are more protected from the elements and such. But they are silky and really don't wave at all. When I was younger, all my hair was like that.

You can easily have several different textures and several different porosities all over your head. For example, the crown of our head is where we get the most abuse from the elements: sun, wind, rain, etc. The underneath or nape, is almost always well protected, if it is covered by our hair length most of the time. So, in that example, it would make perfect sense for the crown to have high porosity, but the nape to have low porosity.

If you run your fingers up your hair shaft and they don't catch, but you feel some very slight roughness, it means you are a little bit porous, but nothing to write home about. Using more acid-balanced products normally does the trick on this type of hair without any further intervention.
Originally Posted by StruttsWife

When I run my fingers up those hairs, they feel smooth. They feel finer than the outer layer. The outer layer is dryer, has some "bleached" looking sections, and is my wavy layer. When I run my fingers up those hairs, I feel a bit of roughness, tiny bumps. The hairs feel thicker, too. I'm not sure what I should use in terms of "acid-balanced products" to help this -- anyone? Also, I was very low- or no-protein for the past year or so, and I'm just now starting to do the occasional CO-wash with Suave coconut or DT with yogurt & egg. Maybe that will help.

Being bored, peeved with my hair, and too hot to do much, I tried the "float" test earlier today with a sampling of five hairs from all over my head, top and bottom layers. It's been four hours and they are all still floating. I remember trying this about a year or so ago and some of my hairs sank.

So I guess it's helpful to know these things about my hair, but knowing that I'm "medium" textured and "average porosity" leaves me pretty much where I was before. "Medium/average" types can apparently do just about whatever they like,, but there's still the matter of finding what stuff works well with our fussy hair, and what techniques to use. My hair was doing just great (finally) since I started using GVPCB a month or two ago, and my washing CO is fine. The gel/styler thing is still up in the air, but I'm moving away from products with a ton of chemically ingredients, and I'm hoping that homemade FSG, or maybe KCCC, will work for me. I have a feeling that mag sulfate is no good for my hair, and I need to learn more how it reacts to oils, aloe, honey/AN, glycerin. The week before my haircut, I had tried homemade very simple FSG for the first time, and I got very promising results. I added other stuff to my next batch, and it was a total flop. I tried KCCC for the first time today, and my hair is pretty lame, but I think I used too much, so I'll give it time.

Well, I've written a novel here without intending to (sorry!).

2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs
RC color
With high porosity I would be hard pressed to believe that you have over done it with the protein. One protein treatment every one to two weeks should be fine for highly porous hair. That will fill in the holes in your hair shaft.

However, moisture is a different animal. Have you done the stretch test for moisture yet? Read this link. You might need protein AND moisture.
Originally Posted by mpgirl
As she has med-coarse hair, she could overdo it. I'm a coarsish porous and I don't use it in my daily routine and just save it for the treatments as needed.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Based on some posts in the threads, plus quite a few PMs and emails I've received, it seems our lovely ladies are sometimes having difficulty determining their texture based on the "feel" test.

I don't have time to do it now, but when I get home from work tonight, I am going to post a few suggestions on how to determine your texture from a visual perspective, which might make the process a bit less frustrating

Have a great day, everyone!
- Tiffany
Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
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Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

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I thought it might potentially be helpful to provide a visual identification method of determining texture as opposed to the "feel" test.

Hold up a strand of your hair to the light.

Does the hair strand look delicate, a bit insubstantial, somewhat translucent, and seem almost as if it's "barely there"? If any of these characteristics fit, the hair texture is most likely fine.

Does the hair strand look thick, wiry, and sturdy? Does it seem substantial and strong, with a very definitive presence? If so, the hair texture is most likely coarse.

Does the hair strand seem somewhat solid, but not overly thick? Does it have some substance to it, but is still fairly supple? If so, the hair texture is most likely medium.

Please remember it is quite possible to have hair of varying textures all over your head...texture isn't always a "one size fits all" kind of hair property.

I also can't stress enough that hair texture, other than hair porosity, is the single most important hair property when it comes to determining how to take care of it...and that there are only three types of textures. Please don't fall into the trap of believing that the wave pattern you carry--your "curl type"--has anything to do with how you should take care of your curls...whether or not someone says there is one curl type, six curl types, or hundreds of curl types.

The rules of the game are fairly simple: if you are fine, you need protein. If you are coarse, you need heavy emollients. If you are medium, you can support just about anything, just watch your ingredient balance. Porosity, elasticity and density do play important roles as well, but your hair texture is the basic knowledge you need to make good product choices.

It isn't any more complex than that. Please don't ever let anyone try to convince you it is!
- Tiffany
Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

Thank you so much for the information! I am just starting out on my no-poo adventure, but was a little lost.

Thanks again
Ashley
3b in the front 2a & 3a/b in the back
Brunette: Fine Textured ~ Medium Porosity ~ Normal Elasticity ~
Low Density

List of things to get:
Co-Wash: Suave Natural Tropical Coconut
Conditioner:
Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave In
Styler:


Open to recommendations


Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could give me some advice. I was recently transitioning from 12 years of relaxing my hair. I just recently cut off the majority of the relaxed ends so that I could try to wear it curly for the summer. But I can't seem to find anyway to make my hair look nice. I have coarse hair all around my temples and my nape, but the rest of my hair is medium. The coarse hair is highly porous while the medium hair is normal. My hair is also extremely thick, but I don't know just how thick exactly. I also don't kno how to do the elasticity test, I can never tell if it's going back to normal or not, but I think for the most part it doesn't go back. =( But, anyway, I can't seem to get any sort of definition in my hair. I've been using Sauve coconut condish for the past few weeks, and I used honey and EVOO mixed in with the condish and then I'll sleep with it over night (did this once last week, I occasionally cowash with the mixture though). last night I mixed EVOO and honey and left it on for 20 mins under a warm dryer, and still nothing. I've tried using the KCCC along with the KCKT, but I haven't used a ton because I don't want to end up with a super product-y feel. I've been keeping my hair in a poof because I actually haven't finshed cutting my relaxed ends off, (I was afraid to go any shorter, especially since I don't kno of any good curly stylists around Nassau County in LI). I kno I'm ranting and I'm sorry, but I'm starting to feel super discouraged about this whole thing. I'm extremely prone to frizz and I'm trying of relax my hair and having to deal with so much breakage, when it's possible I could have nice hair.... My hair hardly knots or sheds in the shower (if it does, it usually tangles towards the relaxed ends) and it's usually pretty soft, I just can't get any definition. I've been trying to use products that other girls with my texture and porousness have, but I don't kno... I'm not getting it. Is it just about time? or am I missing something?? TIA I really appreciate any advice.
Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could give me some advice. I was recently transitioning from 12 years of relaxing my hair. I just recently cut off the majority of the relaxed ends so that I could try to wear it curly for the summer. But I can't seem to find anyway to make my hair look nice. I have coarse hair all around my temples and my nape, but the rest of my hair is medium. The coarse hair is highly porous while the medium hair is normal. My hair is also extremely thick, but I don't know just how thick exactly. I also don't kno how to do the elasticity test, I can never tell if it's going back to normal or not, but I think for the most part it doesn't go back. =( But, anyway, I can't seem to get any sort of definition in my hair. I've been using Sauve coconut condish for the past few weeks, and I used honey and EVOO mixed in with the condish and then I'll sleep with it over night (did this once last week, I occasionally cowash with the mixture though). last night I mixed EVOO and honey and left it on for 20 mins under a warm dryer, and still nothing. I've tried using the KCCC along with the KCKT, but I haven't used a ton because I don't want to end up with a super product-y feel. I've been keeping my hair in a poof because I actually haven't finshed cutting my relaxed ends off, (I was afraid to go any shorter, especially since I don't kno of any good curly stylists around Nassau County in LI). I kno I'm ranting and I'm sorry, but I'm starting to feel super discouraged about this whole thing. I'm extremely prone to frizz and I'm trying of relax my hair and having to deal with so much breakage, when it's possible I could have nice hair.... My hair hardly knots or sheds in the shower (if it does, it usually tangles towards the relaxed ends) and it's usually pretty soft, I just can't get any definition. I've been trying to use products that other girls with my texture and porousness have, but I don't kno... I'm not getting it. Is it just about time? or am I missing something?? TIA I really appreciate any advice.
Originally Posted by dyingfornicecurls
Have you tried a good protein treatment? If your hair is limp and undefined and when it is stretched it doesn't go back to it's original shape, then you need protein. Suave Naturals coconut has protein in it but not very much.

Sally's carries a protein treatment and nexxus emergencee is a popular one that you can find a your local CVS or Walgreens. It sounds like you are using a lot of emollients, which can sometimes weigh your hair down.
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
Picasa:
Link
Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
-wabi-sabi

Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could give me some advice. I was recently transitioning from 12 years of relaxing my hair. I just recently cut off the majority of the relaxed ends so that I could try to wear it curly for the summer. But I can't seem to find anyway to make my hair look nice. I have coarse hair all around my temples and my nape, but the rest of my hair is medium. The coarse hair is highly porous while the medium hair is normal. My hair is also extremely thick, but I don't know just how thick exactly. I also don't kno how to do the elasticity test, I can never tell if it's going back to normal or not, but I think for the most part it doesn't go back. =( But, anyway, I can't seem to get any sort of definition in my hair. I've been using Sauve coconut condish for the past few weeks, and I used honey and EVOO mixed in with the condish and then I'll sleep with it over night (did this once last week, I occasionally cowash with the mixture though). last night I mixed EVOO and honey and left it on for 20 mins under a warm dryer, and still nothing. I've tried using the KCCC along with the KCKT, but I haven't used a ton because I don't want to end up with a super product-y feel. I've been keeping my hair in a poof because I actually haven't finshed cutting my relaxed ends off, (I was afraid to go any shorter, especially since I don't kno of any good curly stylists around Nassau County in LI). I kno I'm ranting and I'm sorry, but I'm starting to feel super discouraged about this whole thing. I'm extremely prone to frizz and I'm trying of relax my hair and having to deal with so much breakage, when it's possible I could have nice hair.... My hair hardly knots or sheds in the shower (if it does, it usually tangles towards the relaxed ends) and it's usually pretty soft, I just can't get any definition. I've been trying to use products that other girls with my texture and porousness have, but I don't kno... I'm not getting it. Is it just about time? or am I missing something?? TIA I really appreciate any advice.
Originally Posted by dyingfornicecurls
Have you tried a good protein treatment? If your hair is limp and undefined and when it is stretched it doesn't go back to it's original shape, then you need protein. Suave Naturals coconut has protein in it but not very much.

Sally's carries a protein treatment and nexxus emergencee is a popular one that you can find a your local CVS or Walgreens. It sounds like you are using a lot of emollients, which can sometimes weigh your hair down.
Originally Posted by mpgirl

Thanks, I don't really kno how to avoid proteins or whether or not I even was. If I was it wasn't really on purpose, at least not yet. I was going to try to stay away from them because of the coarse hair, but I used to use the emergencee when I relaxed my hair and I liked it. Its a little expensive though, so I'll look into the treatment from Sally's. Does anyone have a name of a good one?

Also I think I forgot to mention the fact that I probably have a lot of heat damage from transitioning this past year... I used to blow dry and flat iron a few times every week... =( as a result, the very front of my head doesn't even want to curl. I tried scrunching and twirling it around my finger or whatever and it just looks bad. can I fix that some how, or is that irreversible? I think you girls are all awesome the way you all help and support each other, I'm looking forward to making some good friends here who will do the same for me.

Thanks again.
Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could give me some advice. I was recently transitioning from 12 years of relaxing my hair. I just recently cut off the majority of the relaxed ends so that I could try to wear it curly for the summer. But I can't seem to find anyway to make my hair look nice. I have coarse hair all around my temples and my nape, but the rest of my hair is medium. The coarse hair is highly porous while the medium hair is normal. My hair is also extremely thick, but I don't know just how thick exactly. I also don't kno how to do the elasticity test, I can never tell if it's going back to normal or not, but I think for the most part it doesn't go back. =( But, anyway, I can't seem to get any sort of definition in my hair. I've been using Sauve coconut condish for the past few weeks, and I used honey and EVOO mixed in with the condish and then I'll sleep with it over night (did this once last week, I occasionally cowash with the mixture though). last night I mixed EVOO and honey and left it on for 20 mins under a warm dryer, and still nothing. I've tried using the KCCC along with the KCKT, but I haven't used a ton because I don't want to end up with a super product-y feel. I've been keeping my hair in a poof because I actually haven't finshed cutting my relaxed ends off, (I was afraid to go any shorter, especially since I don't kno of any good curly stylists around Nassau County in LI). I kno I'm ranting and I'm sorry, but I'm starting to feel super discouraged about this whole thing. I'm extremely prone to frizz and I'm trying of relax my hair and having to deal with so much breakage, when it's possible I could have nice hair.... My hair hardly knots or sheds in the shower (if it does, it usually tangles towards the relaxed ends) and it's usually pretty soft, I just can't get any definition. I've been trying to use products that other girls with my texture and porousness have, but I don't kno... I'm not getting it. Is it just about time? or am I missing something?? TIA I really appreciate any advice.
Originally Posted by dyingfornicecurls
Have you tried a good protein treatment? If your hair is limp and undefined and when it is stretched it doesn't go back to it's original shape, then you need protein. Suave Naturals coconut has protein in it but not very much.

Sally's carries a protein treatment and nexxus emergencee is a popular one that you can find a your local CVS or Walgreens. It sounds like you are using a lot of emollients, which can sometimes weigh your hair down.
Originally Posted by mpgirl

Thanks, I don't really kno how to avoid proteins or whether or not I even was. If I was it wasn't really on purpose, at least not yet. I was going to try to stay away from them because of the coarse hair, but I used to use the emergencee when I relaxed my hair and I liked it. Its a little expensive though, so I'll look into the treatment from Sally's. Does anyone have a name of a good one?

Also I think I forgot to mention the fact that I probably have a lot of heat damage from transitioning this past year... I used to blow dry and flat iron a few times every week... =( as a result, the very front of my head doesn't even want to curl. I tried scrunching and twirling it around my finger or whatever and it just looks bad. can I fix that some how, or is that irreversible? I think you girls are all awesome the way you all help and support each other, I'm looking forward to making some good friends here who will do the same for me.

Thanks again.
Originally Posted by dyingfornicecurls
I am questioning whether the hair in the front that you think is coarse is just damaged and rough. For many years I thought my hairline was coarse when in reality it was just starved for moisture and damaged from all of the heat. It looked different than the rest of my hair; it was kind of a "ziz-zag" shape instead of a curl or spiral and always looked frizzy. I thought it was coarse until I dropped the chemicals and heat. It is now soft and spirally. It was just finer than the rest of my hair and more easily damaged.

Since I can't see your hair I can't tell for sure. If this is the case, a protein treatment and some high protein containing products will do your hair a lot of good. I haven't used the Sally's knock off version of the Joico K-Pak, but hopefully someone will chime in with the name.

Just a thought.
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
Picasa:
Link
Deva Low Poo
Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
Homemade FSG
KCCC
Curl Junkie Stuff
BRHG


Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
-wabi-sabi

Have you tried a good protein treatment? If your hair is limp and undefined and when it is stretched it doesn't go back to it's original shape, then you need protein. Suave Naturals coconut has protein in it but not very much.

Sally's carries a protein treatment and nexxus emergencee is a popular one that you can find a your local CVS or Walgreens. It sounds like you are using a lot of emollients, which can sometimes weigh your hair down.
Originally Posted by mpgirl

Thanks, I don't really kno how to avoid proteins or whether or not I even was. If I was it wasn't really on purpose, at least not yet. I was going to try to stay away from them because of the coarse hair, but I used to use the emergencee when I relaxed my hair and I liked it. Its a little expensive though, so I'll look into the treatment from Sally's. Does anyone have a name of a good one?

Also I think I forgot to mention the fact that I probably have a lot of heat damage from transitioning this past year... I used to blow dry and flat iron a few times every week... =( as a result, the very front of my head doesn't even want to curl. I tried scrunching and twirling it around my finger or whatever and it just looks bad. can I fix that some how, or is that irreversible? I think you girls are all awesome the way you all help and support each other, I'm looking forward to making some good friends here who will do the same for me.

Thanks again.
Originally Posted by dyingfornicecurls
I am questioning whether the hair in the front that you think is coarse is just damaged and rough. For many years I thought my hairline was coarse when in reality it was just starved for moisture and damaged from all of the heat. It looked different than the rest of my hair; it was kind of a "ziz-zag" shape instead of a curl or spiral and always looked frizzy. I thought it was coarse until I dropped the chemicals and heat. It is now soft and spirally. It was just finer than the rest of my hair and more easily damaged.

Since I can't see your hair I can't tell for sure. If this is the case, a protein treatment and some high protein containing products will do your hair a lot of good. I haven't used the Sally's knock off version of the Joico K-Pak, but hopefully someone will chime in with the name.

Just a thought.
Originally Posted by mpgirl
Wow, you kno I never thought about that. I have suffered a lot of damage back there (some inexperienced stylist but a really strong relaxer in the back of my hair a few years back it broke off and burned my scalp really badly, it was never the same since). I used to apply more heat to that part of my hair too, trying to get it slick straight and smooth like the rest of my hair. so I'm definitely going to look into a protein treatment, I started looking around the site and a lot of people recommend the k-pak from sally's. so I think I'm going to have to go get some soon. thanks again, you've been really helpful.
I have no idea what mine is. My hair soaks up water, oils, and [most] products as if it was a sponge. I cannot easily break my hair, except for the more damaged parts around the crown. My roots are rarely frizzy and people always ask me what's my secret... But my ends are beyond dry even with a hair cut. I can slide my finger up and down a strand of hair with no problem. My hair feels soft to the touch and dense (?), my mom says it reminds her of little baby lamb hair. People are always surprised how nice my hair feels, I guess they thought it would be rough or something.

Medium porus, thick, dense?

My hair doesn't mind a good shampooing and loves natural conditioners. A lot creamy products coat my hair (like my Live Clean conditioner that I'm unhappy with at the moment) but oil gives it a nice sheen without looking greasy.
Hair type: Mostly 3C, medium porosity to high porosity depending on the day, dense, fluffy, dry, tangly!



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