Sorry to board hog: Can any wavies w/ fine hair share favorite products/routines?

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I wash my hair daily, most often with Deva Curl low-poo (currently using Delight, but I'll switch to the original formula when I buy more). If my hair feels dry I'll use BrioGeo Avocado and Quinoa Co-Wash (mostly in the winter), and I just bought Deva Curl build up buster, which I plan on using once a week.

Condition with Deva Curl One Condition, rinsed out more or less completely. Gel is Ultra Defining Gel. Try to boost the volume with Matrix texturizing spray. If my hair wants to fall in my face, then a tiny bit of Marc Anthony Argan Oil hairspray for hold.

What I plan on experimenting with next is getting decent second day hair. If I can't manage it the usual way of adding a bit of water and product and scrunching, then I'll try doing it in the shower - just skipping the cleansing and going straight to conditioning. I like to do my experiments on the weekends, so I don't have to go to work with crazy frizzy hair if it doesn't work out right.
Dear UnrulyCurlz, 1001waves, and Janiegirl,

Thanks so much--I really appreciate your feedback!

Janiegirl, does the texturizing spray working differently than a regular volumizing spray or salt spray?
Lo Poos: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo, DevaCurl Low-Poo
Rinse-Out: Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner, DevaCurl One Condition
Stylers: L'Oreal Ruffled Body Mousse, Davines Volu Spray, Sachajuan Ocean Mist, Kevin Murphy Easy Rider
Treatments: ACV rinse, Jason Dandruff Relief Shampoo

2C/3A with a 2A/2B underlayer, fine, low-medium porosity, low-medium density, sensitive scalp, protein-sensitive

Last edited by la_ninon; 05-19-2017 at 12:33 PM.
Dear UnrulyCurlz, 1001waves, and Janiegirl,

Thanks so much--I really appreciate your feedback!

Janiegirl, does the texturizing spray working differently than a regular volumizing spray or salt spray?
Originally Posted by la_ninon
I think the texturizing spray is a salt spray. This is the first time I've ever used a spray that's not a hairspray, so I'm not sure how it compares to others.
I've been experimenting with some new things in my hair routine lately. I used to wash my hair 3 times weekly with a sulfate shampoo, detangle with a wide-tooth comb in the shower after applying conditioner, never used a deep conditioner, used a terrycloth towel on my head after washing, only used a leave-in conditioner when I felt like it, and scrunched some gel in to finish.

What I do now is detangle my hair before washing with my Tangle Teezer, starting with the bottom section and working my way up my head. Detangling my hair dry causes me to lose much less hair. Within the past few weeks, I've experimented with different deep conditioners, such as the ORS Replenishing Pak and Hask Superfruit, and used a DIY hot oil treatment once. I've found that I don't need these treatments very often, or else my waves can lose definition.

While I still wash my hair 3 times weekly, in the past week, I've actually stopped using shampoo altogether and instead cleanse my scalp and hair with a 50/50 mix of apple cider vinegar and water, applied with a hair color applicator bottle. Then, I use VO5 Volumizer conditioner, diluted with water since it's thicker than the other VO5 conditioners, to co-wash, and a cheap Sally Girl shampoo brush to massage my scalp. I leave it in for 10 minutes or however long it takes for me to wash myself, then rinse out thoroughly. I find that I don't need a separate conditioner, but I guess I may use a deep conditioner one of these days in addition to it. After getting out of the shower, I wrap my hair in a t-shirt.

As for any post-wash product, I use Ion Anti-frizz Solutions leave-in conditioner, oil, and gel. The oil blend I use varies, but usually has a base of grapeseed oil. I was using LA Looks Define & Shine gel, but just today switched over to Suave Max Hold gel, just because I'm almost out of my LA Looks and my mom had the Suave. Since the Suave is pretty sticky, I like to apply oil after, whereas with the LA Looks, I used the oil beforehand. Just a dime-sized amount of oil for my whole head is good! For gel, I like to use three dime-sized blobs: one on each side, and one in the back after turning my head upside down.

Sorry if I'm not of much help since my routine has been all over the place lately, but one thing I can tell you is that years ago, I tried co-washing for a month or two and it just made my hair flat and a little greasy, but this time around, using the ACV rinse beforehand, and the shampoo brush, really seem to be helping!
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Last edited by fihe; 05-21-2017 at 12:27 AM.

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