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Coarse hair with high porosity, what can I use?

I cant seem to find store products that can be used on my hair. I went for AO but it seems to have protein and after a couple of use my hair hated it; same with Deva Curl ( glycerin) I don't what else to use on my hair. I've been CG for more than a year ( I'm one of those lurkers) and getting good clumps or nice curls seems like a luxury. Should I go for a homemade conditioner, cream? Learn to make it myself? What can I use?? please I need help with my hair :(
Coarse, Low Porosity, Low Density
On a search for my HGs :)


  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,983Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I can relate to how difficult it is to find the right products! I'm not sure what to recommend. What exactly is bothering you most about your hair? Is it that you aren't getting good clumps? Frizz? What kind of curls do you have? Are you wavy, very curly, ringlets?

    The best and most honest advice I can give is unfortunately, you just have to experiment to find the best products for you. You can try to find a "hair twin" on the boards - someone whose hair seems like yours and see what that person uses. Often they put their products in their signature line.

    Another way to experiment is to pm Kathymack and look at what she has available for samples. She has lots of different small samples which she sells inexpensively. That way you can try 3 or 4 (or more) of some of the very popular products. That worked out well for me. Also look in the category of which type hair you think you have (like 2a or 4b for example). Check out the sub-board and see what they are using.

    I hope you get some good answers soon! Let us know.
    2/c 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 :flower:
  • dominicanadominicana Posts: 239Registered Users
    This is the best technique that has helped me, Sprtiz and condish

    and the products at this etsy site are protein free, glycerin free and highly moisturizing.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Fshop%2Fbellacurl" class="Popup

    Also the deeply decadent conditioner and curling jelly from this etsy store are one of my favorites

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Fshop%2FSpiralSolutions" class="Popup

    plus most Curl Junkie.

    That would probably be a pretty good start.

    Lady Valeria of the Isle of Neraida in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    Central Florida Curly
    CG since May 5, 2009
    Hair Type: 3cCiii coarse\porous
    Conditioners: Bioinfusion HCB, CJCR, SpiralSolutions DDMT, BellaCurl MC, BellaCurl LE, KCKT, YesToCucumbers
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, FSG, KCCC, SpiralSolutions CEJ
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Which AUbrey did you try? If you didn't like the Honeysuckle Rose, the White Camellia may work better for you.

    I do quite well (very, very well) with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Kinky Curly Knot Today[/buylink] and Curl Junkie Curl Rehab.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • nandiknitsnandiknits Posts: 260Registered Users
    I have extremely coarse, porous hair and have a hard time finding protein free products. My two favorite conditioners are Biolage Conditioning Balm, and AOHR.

    I use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]KCKT[/buylink] and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink], and LOVE them both. I tried AG:Recoil and Pink Boots with less than satisfactory results. Both were too drying.
    CG since June/09
    3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
    Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.:glasses8:

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