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Old 12-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
 
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Default gel only styling works better? What is my porosity?

Hi curlies!

when I first started CG, my hair was in really bad shape. It was severely bleached damaged. It was very dry and frizzy and I used a lot of leave-in conditioner after my RO, what really helped. I had the feeling my hair needed a lot of moisture.

But recently I started to notice, my hair looks acutally better when I only put gel in it. The leave/in and oil weights my hair down. I can also use a lot more prote´n lately whitout dryness. Does that mean my porosity has chainged? How do you know your hair is normal porosity?

ps: I did do the float test multiple times, but my hair always floated on top, even when I was shure my hair was severely damaged.
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highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
 
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By the way, my hair does get frizzy when I sweat a lot. Is that a sign of high porosity?
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highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
 
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Float test is nonsense science, it is likely your porosity has reduced if you no longer bleach. Better to look at how your hair behaves or to have a hair analysis from Goosefootprints on Etsy or Komaza Care.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
 
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Float test is nonsense science, it is likely your porosity has reduced if you no longer bleach. Better to look at how your hair behaves or to have a hair analysis from Goosefootprints on Etsy or Komaza Care.
I do bleach, but much 'better' now. I used to do it at home, every 4 weeks, including putting bleach on the already-bleached hair. Now I have highlights, and I let them do by my stylist, 3 or 4 times a year. She said she only bleach the virgin hair.

I would love to have a hair analysis, but in live in the Netherlands (europe)!
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highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
 
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You can mail your hair sample from Europe to the US, it's not like hair is heavy or bulky.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #6
 
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I only use one product in my hair to style as well. Any more and my hair gets super weighed down and flatter than usual
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Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
 
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Oh and I have normal porosity. I learned that from the live curly live free hair analysis
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #8
 
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My hair looks better with a gel and no leave in. I can't leave a bunch of products in my hair or it will look limp and greasy. I say do what makes your hair look good!
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I'm going to go ahead and say 3a
fine/medium texture and a bit porous-I color
Spring routine: Renpure luxurious argan oil shampoo/Loreal Advanced Care Color conditioner , HETT gel
Microfiber towel/diffuse
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