Medium texture, normal porosity and elasticity...let's share!

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Hey everyone! I wanted to update what I've been using, because I've actually fallen into a routine of consistently good looking hair. Big thanks to Curlsnswirls for the suggestion about lots of moisture in conjunction with glycerin, because that TOTALLY helped me.

The only thing I'm still "playing" with is cleansing. I switch between co-washing with VO5, using AIA's Coconut Cowash, or SheaMoisture's Moisture Retention shampoo. It depends on how gross my head feels.

I still use GVPCB as my RO--I love this stuff. If they ever get rid of it, I will be the saddest panda in history.

After my RO, I put in a little bit of Yes To Carrots Pampering Conditioner, concentrating on my ends, and then gently comb it through with a Denman brush.

Then I supersoak, and apply FSG (which is plain save for 1/2 a tsp of coconut oil) to my soaking wet hair, get out of the shower and plop immediately, but only long enough to get dressed.

After I take out the plop, I've been scrunching in a bunch of LALSG. I like it to get nice and crunchy. When its dry, I SOTC (though it often gets un-crunchy on its own), and I have been a happy camper.

I even get decent 2nd day hair, by just scrunching in water and a little more gel (and sometimes the Organix curl cream, if I'm bored).

The product junkie in me still wants to play with other stuff, but its nice to have a default routine that works!
Originally Posted by morninglorie
That's great! I'm glad you've found something that works. I love LALSG. It does work much better for me when I use a lot. I love to experiment as well so I understand. Thanks for sharing!
3a/b (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)

Cleanse: CJ Curl Fix, poo bars, Sevi Pumpkin, Deva Decadence NP, SM
Condition/LI: MD RCLI, KCKT, GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Sevi Pumpkin, EMBC, Deva Decadence One C, SM
Style: CHS CK, CJPP, CR CM, KCCC, UFDCM, LALSG, B'Leave-in, Deva styling/super cream, BRHG, MopTop (custard/gel), OM HUDS, OM SS, Volumax mousse/gel
DT: SM superfruit, JC DT, CJ Rehab, Sevi Pumpkin

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Ok, I'll jump in here! I am new to CG and this site but wow have they helped me alot.

I am medium/fine texture , medium porosity, medium elasticity.

I still haven't figured out how to do a signature though....

I have been having great results with the following:
Cleanse: SM Coconut and Hibiscus (clarify every 10 days or so)
RO: Aussie moist, Deva OneC, SM Curling milk
LI: SM Restorative (just a tiny bit to bottom third of hair)
Supersoak at this point
Styler: Re:coil or CK or SM Souffle & then LALSG over(HG)
Scrunch out water with old Tshirt
Pixie diffuse

I can't get over how much I love LALSG!!!!! Never cared for a gel before and I have tried MANY!!!

Also, the supersoak, Tshirt scrunch, pixie diffuse has made all the difference in the world for frizz control, curl definition and hold.

So happy I found this site, thanks everyone!!!!
This thread has been dead for a while, but I was hoping others with similar properties might be interested in reviving it? I'm especially curious about your hair's preferences as far as the moisture protein balance is concerned.
3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
L I: KCKT, gvpcb
Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
my hair seems happy as far as moisture/protein balance goes since i've been using cj deep fix most days -- just enough protein for my hair.
when i was using cj curl rehab and ss deeply decadent, i'd use repair me maybe once a month, less often in winter,and that kept my hair happy.
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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. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, cj CIAB
I keep thinking of trying the cjdf, and I haven't tried any of their other conditioners yet either.
3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
L I: KCKT, gvpcb
Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
Oils: coconut, argan
Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
How weird is it that my hair does is at its best when it is slightly overconditioned?
Has anyone tried devaCurl B'leave in and/or the ultra defining gel with success?
I've been using the MAP method (ScottMusgrave) and love the results. I believe Chupie has a tutorial and a thread somewhere about this method. Scott highly recommends the above mentioned products and I think I will order some when I can. I ordered a cleansing conditioner from Etsy that he also recommends but don't have it yet. I've been using Curl Keeper with better results than ever and having great results with this method with other products as well.
I'm also loving CJ pattern pusha with a little BRHG on top. I have the older version still of the PP. I've experimented with different products using the leave-in+oil, filler and sealer method and squeezing everything into my hair...I get nice clumps and my hair just feels and looks wonderful .
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3a/b (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)

Cleanse: CJ Curl Fix, poo bars, Sevi Pumpkin, Deva Decadence NP, SM
Condition/LI: MD RCLI, KCKT, GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Sevi Pumpkin, EMBC, Deva Decadence One C, SM
Style: CHS CK, CJPP, CR CM, KCCC, UFDCM, LALSG, B'Leave-in, Deva styling/super cream, BRHG, MopTop (custard/gel), OM HUDS, OM SS, Volumax mousse/gel
DT: SM superfruit, JC DT, CJ Rehab, Sevi Pumpkin

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Last edited by Curlsnswirls; 03-16-2015 at 09:37 PM.
I wanted to add this fantastic hairspray I've been using for several months now, around 6 or more. LOVE, LOVE it!! I use it everyday with fantastic results.

http://m.iherb.com/Andalou-Naturals-...z-242-ml/39571

I've also been LOVING my CK and found a new styler that I also Love .
Camille Rose Naturals curl maker, FANTASTIC jelly!

My top stylers are CHS Curl Keeper, Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker, UFDCM, CJPP, KCCC and the Andalou hairspray. I'm loving KCKT and As I am leave ins. Andalou naturals also has a nice leave in that I'm liking. I am currently trying out some other products and ordered a couple more to test out but I've got a feeling I won't be trying anymore products anymore as I've found what works consistently for me .
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3a/b (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)

Cleanse: CJ Curl Fix, poo bars, Sevi Pumpkin, Deva Decadence NP, SM
Condition/LI: MD RCLI, KCKT, GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Sevi Pumpkin, EMBC, Deva Decadence One C, SM
Style: CHS CK, CJPP, CR CM, KCCC, UFDCM, LALSG, B'Leave-in, Deva styling/super cream, BRHG, MopTop (custard/gel), OM HUDS, OM SS, Volumax mousse/gel
DT: SM superfruit, JC DT, CJ Rehab, Sevi Pumpkin

**$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066

Last edited by Curlsnswirls; 06-14-2015 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Typo
Bumping!
I Tried combo out today that I love the results of...Original Moxie shape shifter plus MopTop custard=

Still loving my staple gels with a few new products in the mix . I've been experimenting these last few months with DevaCurl B'Leave in, OM shape shifter, OM hold up serum(?), Mop Top custard, Deva styling cream/Supercream...and probably others I can't think of right now.

I'm testing out products before deciding which ones will remain in my rotation for good.

I have been absolutely loving the New DevaCurl line, Decadence NoPoo and OneC, definitely a keeper/repurchase. My hair LOVES these products!

My successful/favorite combos include;
conditioner left in during shower (rinse roots only) or leave-in in very wet hair, add 5-6 drops oil (variety), curl cream (various), top with gel/custard.
I use a Denman brush after applying my curl cream for added clumping and definition and scrunch with a T-shirt/microfiber towel, and then top with gel/custard.
I then plop for 10-15 minutes and diffuse til about 80-90% dry. Finish air drying and SOTC..great hair!

I'm also enjoying my Deva dryer/diffuser. I've wanted one for years. I had just the diffuser which worked well but my dryer was too powerful for it and would occasionally shoot it off the dryer. I finally broke down and ordered the kit that came with free bottles of the Deva Decadence NoPoo/OneC. Love, love it!

Anyone having success with any new products or combos?
3a/b (normal-porosity/elasticity/density)

Cleanse: CJ Curl Fix, poo bars, Sevi Pumpkin, Deva Decadence NP, SM
Condition/LI: MD RCLI, KCKT, GVPCB, DB pumpkin, Sevi Pumpkin, EMBC, Deva Decadence One C, SM
Style: CHS CK, CJPP, CR CM, KCCC, UFDCM, LALSG, B'Leave-in, Deva styling/super cream, BRHG, MopTop (custard/gel), OM HUDS, OM SS, Volumax mousse/gel
DT: SM superfruit, JC DT, CJ Rehab, Sevi Pumpkin

**$5 off 1st order under $40, $10 off over $40...at iherb use code KEY066

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