Products for Thin, fine 3A hair?

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So I'm looking for a new shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Right now I'm using Shea moisture shampoo and conditioner for thin hair (has a green label), but I feel like it weighs my hair down. What are some good products that won't weigh my hair down but also won't dry it out?

Last edited by Rawr4Cookiez; 11-27-2015 at 02:51 AM.
I'm in the same boat as you. I recently switched to shampoo bars, because co-washing was weighing down my hair while also leaving the ends dry and stringy. I'm also experimenting with different amounts of the product I regularly use (KCCC); I find that too little turns my hair into a frizz ball, while too much leaves it feeling crusty and gross.
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So I'm looking for a new shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Right now I'm using Shea moisture shampoo and conditioner for thin hair (has a green label), but I feel like it weighs my hair down. What are some good products that won't weigh my hair down but also won't dry it out?
Originally Posted by Rawr4Cookiez
I'm *trying* to go for a sort of "dry it out then moisturize the crap out of it" for mine, so I'm using the KCCC shampoo once or twice a week, then the Shea Moisture anti-breakage conditioner, followed by the KC Knot Today.

It does leave my hair feeling great, though it's a bit squeaky. I'm trying to figure out the best stage to work in some argon oil to combat the clarifier's drying effects...but the KC shampoo has really, really helped the product build-up I'm prone to. My hair is fine and low porrosity, so I do get a lot of gunk hanging around though, so the more intense shampoo seems to be good for that.
I have the same type of hair but mines a combo of 3B, with some 3a underneath. For shampoo I've been using Renpure Coconut Cream shampoo, it has a water soluble cone in it, but its super far down the list. I absolutely LOVE THIS shampoo, and I've tried a lot. It lathers, but doesn't have any sulfates, just cocomidopropyl betaine. It's also moisturizing but not in a heavy way. I can't use Shea Moisture shampoos because they weigh my hair down.
For conditioner, I love tresseme naturals, and recently I tried the perfectly undone but it seemed to weigh down my hair somehow. I like it and I'll try it again in the summertime. Another conditioner I love is Aussie Moist, it also has a water soluble cone, but honestly it penetrates, moisturizes but not too much, no build.up. I use it as a leave in as well.
For styling I love making flax seed &marshmallow root gel, topped with some LA Looks Sport.

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Please suggest some STYLING products for thin 3a hair, without much protein (or any protein). Does Deva make something that you recommend? Or Curl Junkie?
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
I remember Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha being recommended as a product without protein in it. I adore the volume foam by sweet curls elixirs. I find it gives great volume to my fine hair and has good enough hold on its own (though I add PVP to mine) that either I leave it on as the final product or spray a touch of all natural hairspray over for a really good hold. It has no protein unless you ask her to add (though you may like silk protein as an add-in, as even people whose hair dislikes protein seem to like this one).
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2C/3A/f/i
Baby fine hair, medium porosity
Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), KCCC, Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
Stylers:Catnip Tea, Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
Treatments: Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss
PT: IA Girl's PT and SS PT
Thanks very much, Naturecat. I'm not sure how protein sensitive I am. I sometimes use a little Curl Junkie Beauticurls which has some protein in it and I'm OK if I don't use too much.

The reason I posted is that I'm trying to go full on c.g. and I find that the Curl Junkie Curl Cream, while great in many respects doesn't give me volume at all like some of the non c.g. products, so I'm looking for something that's cg that gives volume. I'll read up on the Pattern Pusha and the Sweet Curls Elixers.

Thanks again for responding!
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2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
yall might want to try out Cantu Define and Shine Custard , its a life saver for me!
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Hi!
My all time favorite GKhair Shampoos and conditioners as they are SLS, Paraben and Sodium Chloride free that does not make your hair thin. In addition to these you can make use of volumizeher from the same brand. What it will do, it will make your hair look more in volume and again it is natural.
Thats my hair. mines also color treated blonde over grey/whiteLove Curl Junkies, daily fix, for cleanser.Even gentle shampoos fade color faster on me. Fav conditioners, are giovanni 50/50,and moisture balance by eulasence,always with a touch of Peter Lamas, volume conditioner w rice proteins.(too frizzy if used straight) Used to always use diff variations of FSG,they were my favs, but have gotten little lazy. Am loving Pattern Pusha, mixed w touch of CJ's beauticurls. The coolest, I think non protein, non glycerin(also fades my color) volumizer spray,(doesn't weigh down,or straighten curls))before gels, or drying plain, is ovation therapy volumizer spray. Who Knew volume, without getting dried out ,miracle love it.
3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey[LIST][*][U]Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,, Condish Peter Lamas volumizing(rice protein) mixed w CJ smoothing,orGiovanni 50/50,or Eulasense balanced moisture. Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*, KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.mixed w Pattern Pusha.FOTE on dry. SOTC :1 drop meadowfoam oil.DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek,CJ repair me.
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Innersense has a volume line which is fantastic!
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2B-3A Fine medium density
Modified CG Method / Natural Only

Innsersense Organic
Shea Moisture
I have very fine 3b hair that's prone to being weighed down. I love Palmer's olive oil cowash followed by Shea moisture fruit fusion creme rinse ( or the fruit fusion mask for DC)
3 ab Baby fine, Low density, high porosity, naturally pale blonde. And a UK Curly Girl
No/Low Poo: Palmers Olive Oil Cowash
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion

DT/PT: CJ Repair Me!, SM Fruit Fusion
Stylers: Palmers Olive Oil Glossing Mousse


I love SoCozy Boing Curl Conditioner. Its actually marketing towards kids, but I like how creamy it is and how well it rinses out. It moisturizes w/o weighing it down. You can get it at Target for a reasonable price.
- Rose

2B/C wavy, fine, high porosity hair

Mod-CG
Poo: Renpure Bamboo Coconut Water Shampoo
Condish - SoCozy Boing Sweet Crème Curl Conditioner
Leave in- KCKT, JM Organics Citrus/Neroli Detangler
Curl Cream: CJ Coffee-Coco Curl Creme-Lite
Gel: *searching*
PT: CJ Repair Me, Gelatin
Pre-Poo/Overnight: Aloe, Jojoba & Tea Tree Oil Mix
Clarifying: Redken Cleansing Cream Shampoo


*Allergic to Devacurl and Herbal Essences
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I got an an advanced elevation cut from one of the curly stylists here.. and it added a whole different dimension to my hair. Lift and curls galore.
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2B-3A Fine medium density
Modified CG Method / Natural Only

Innsersense Organic
Shea Moisture
Hi!
My all time favorite GKhair Shampoos and conditioners as they are SLS, Paraben and Sodium Chloride free that does not make your hair thin. In addition to these you can make use of volumizeher from the same brand. What it will do, it will make your hair look more in volume and again it is natural.
Originally Posted by maryware77
Went to their website, and cannot find a feature, that shows the ingredients. Thats a must for me.
3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey[LIST][*][U]Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,, Condish Peter Lamas volumizing(rice protein) mixed w CJ smoothing,orGiovanni 50/50,or Eulasense balanced moisture. Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*, KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.mixed w Pattern Pusha.FOTE on dry. SOTC :1 drop meadowfoam oil.DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek,CJ repair me.

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