Overconditioned Low Porosity Ladies

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In another thread, it was mentioned that some low porosity ladies are trying to solve their issue of getting overconditioned, whereas the rest of us low porosity ladies can barely get conditioned. I didn't want to hijack that thread, so I created a new one. If you have low porosity and have overconditioned, please share the details of what products and techniques caused that. This could actually be helpful for the rest of us to get heading towards getting any moisture.
Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
try deva one condition
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2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
Baggying overnight with conditioner is a no no for me. My hair is mush mush when I wake up.
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Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it.
I have fine, low porosity hair and need to low poo fairly regularly or I'll get over-conditioned. I use CJ Daily Fix (a cleansing conditioner that I consider a low poo) every 2 - 3 days and will also use a clarifying shampoo every couple of weeks (usually just suave clarifying poo). When I use the CJ Daily Fix, I usually won't use a rinse out conditioner afterwards since that will often over-condition my hair. I may or may not use a bit of leave-in CO (KCKT) on the ends. HTHs!
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2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

Using Curl Junkie Curl Rehab as a leave-in caused me to over-condition after one time. So I'd say trying using a deep conditioner as a leave-in for a bit if you think you need extra moisture. Anything will lots of emollients should do the trick.
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4a/3c, fine strands, low porosity, medium density
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Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)
I overconditioned my low-po hair once by completely eliminating protein and doing a DT every day for a few days in a row. I think I may have even done two in one day during that time, i don't recall. (Um, yeah, a little overboard...) The second time I overconditioned, I was still not using protein and after maybe a week or so of daily RO conditioning, my hair was limp and lifeless and very little wave let alone any curls. I finally determined my hair likes a regular dose of AVG as it's strengthener -- maybe once a week or so I will apply an AVG/CJSC as a RO. I follow this with a conditioner only RO and use that same conditioner as a leave in. (I am still determining how frequently I need to do this AVG application for optimal balance.)

To help my low-po hair condition well, which is what I think you are really asking, I do the following: rinse hair well for several minutes in very warm water, apply conditioner and work through with fingers adding a tiny bit of water and more conditioner as needed. Comb through. Cover with shower cap and let very warm water run over cap for several minutes. Leave cap on while finishing other showering stuff. Remove cap, rinse conditioner well. If I feel my hair needs it, I apply a little more conditioner, comb through, rinse well. Apply leave-in while still in shower and comb through. I have done this several times now and I know that is not much but the results have been amazing -- and consistent! Best technique I have found so far for my hair -- of course, ymmv.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
Texture: Medium-Coarse, Porosity: Low, Elasticity: Normal (Live Curly Live Free Hair Analysis)

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