So I've been doing tests to see if my hair needs either more moisture or more protein. Well from what I've gathered it needs both. It's super porous (sinks to the bottom) which is weird because I feel it takes forever for my shoulder length hair to dry (like an hour and a half to two hours) and it breaks after stretching for a long time and is overly soft. I don't use a blow dryer, I don't curl my hair. I started cowashing my hair recently and I've stopped using SLS and 'cones in my hair. Any idea how to add both to my hair so that it can get the balance it needs? My hair is also very fine and thin. It's 2b/c right now but I see potential for it to be 3a when it starts growing out (I have a horrible short hair cut) should also mention that it's been probably 5 years since I've dyed my hair and it's been over 10 since I've permed my hair.
Originally Posted by twiztedlilfae
If it takes your hair a maximum of two hours to completely air dry, that is not long at all. Most wavies and curlies take more hours than that. For example, mine is normal porosity and if I air dry it, it can take five hours to completely dry.

Since your hair is fine, I would encourage you to add more protein than moisture, as fine hair generally likes more protein than moisture. Try searching the forums for "PT recipe as promised" - I would post the link but I can't from my iPod - that will give you an at home PT recipe. As far as moisture, your hair would probably like something like Tresemme Naturals as a rinse out because it does have moisture but it's not too heavy.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse

^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later