Serius, maintaining a hair journal and what Kathy Mack said is huge. I still journal. Document every product you use, when u use it (wet/dry hair/ what products used with/ top 5 ingredients/hair's reaction) and u will learn volumes! there is an article on this site (as well as many forum posts) and other sites (google) that will explain hair properties, such as porosity and density and explain how you determine them and what their characteristics are and how that relates to ingredients. Other ppl pay companies to determine the properties and some companies provide a list of product suggestions. My laptop is broken and I had a lot of info bookmarked, but I will try and find a couple of links and post. HTH

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