CurlTalk

Finally a routine

crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
After trying various different products and combinations, I've settled on a routine that works consistently and gives me nice curls and waves for 3 to 4 days in a row on my shoulder length layered 2c hair.

Day 1 Lowpoo Queen Helene Mint Julep shampoo
Rinse out- GVPCB
squeeze out excess water,
scrunch in, comb through:
Leave in- GVP potion 9
Gel- Ecostyler with Argan oil
scrunch again
Dry under hard hat dryer
This whole process takes about 20 minutes.
Day 2 Spray with water + lavendar EO, scrunch
and finger style
add gel as needed, air dry
Days 3 and 4 same as Day 2

My hair is soft, no frizz, the curls and waves are shiny and hold up.

None of this stuff is exotic, all of it can be found at Sally's. Its all CG as far as I know with the possible exception of the Potion 9, which has amodimethicone.
I'm told that washes out with the cocobetaine in the
shampoo.

Comments

  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    I wish that routine could give me your lovely curls! So glad you've found a winner routine. I bet that's a relief!
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    Yay for finding a routine that works for you!!! I know how frustrating it can be trying to find a way to get nice hair...I'm finally on a routine ( I hope!!) that is working for me. Keep up the good work!!!! :hello1:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fbalancedbeauty.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    crwritt wrote: »
    After trying various different products and combinations, I've settled on a routine that works consistently and gives me nice curls and waves for 3 to 4 days in a row on my shoulder length layered 2c hair.

    Day 1 Lowpoo Queen Helene Mint Julep shampoo
    Rinse out- GVPCB
    squeeze out excess water,
    scrunch in, comb through:
    Leave in- GVP potion 9
    Gel- Ecostyler with Argan oil
    scrunch again
    Dry under hard hat dryer
    This whole process takes about 20 minutes.
    Day 2 Spray with water + lavendar EO, scrunch
    and finger style
    add gel as needed, air dry
    Days 3 and 4 same as Day 2

    My hair is soft, no frizz, the curls and waves are shiny and hold up.

    None of this stuff is exotic, all of it can be found at Sally's. Its all CG as far as I know with the possible exception of the Potion 9, which has amodimethicone.
    I'm told that washes out with the cocobetaine in the
    shampoo.

    I am amazed at your efficiency! 20 minutes including the washing, styling AND drying?
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    crwritt wrote: »
    After trying various different products and combinations, I've settled on a routine that works consistently and gives me nice curls and waves for 3 to 4 days in a row on my shoulder length layered 2c hair.

    Day 1 Lowpoo Queen Helene Mint Julep shampoo
    Rinse out- GVPCB
    squeeze out excess water,
    scrunch in, comb through:
    Leave in- GVP potion 9
    Gel- Ecostyler with Argan oil
    scrunch again
    Dry under hard hat dryer
    This whole process takes about 20 minutes.
    Day 2 Spray with water + lavendar EO, scrunch
    and finger style
    add gel as needed, air dry
    Days 3 and 4 same as Day 2

    My hair is soft, no frizz, the curls and waves are shiny and hold up.

    None of this stuff is exotic, all of it can be found at Sally's. Its all CG as far as I know with the possible exception of the Potion 9, which has amodimethicone.
    I'm told that washes out with the cocobetaine in the
    shampoo.

    I am amazed at your efficiency! 20 minutes including the washing, styling AND drying?

    The "wet" part takes all of five minutes, the drying part takes 15, not counting moving a chair and rolling the dryer up to the computer desk.
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Ok, all right already! Now I think she's just boasting.;-)
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    Ok, all right already! Now I think she's just boasting.;-)

    I'll time it next time out, just to be accurate. I forgot to add that my drying time includes breakfast, afternoon coffee, or a cocktail, depending on time of day.
  • ththdththd Posts: 300Registered Users
    That's awesome! My hair takes 45 minutes of pixie diffusing AFTER double plopping for 10 minutes each time! I would love to have your routine...you go girl!
    V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
    I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
    Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    ththd wrote: »
    That's awesome! My hair takes 45 minutes of pixie diffusing AFTER double plopping for 10 minutes each time! I would love to have your routine...you go girl!

    Thanks. Why would your hair take so long to dry after double plopping? Your hair must be long and bountiful!

    If it took me that long to dry my hair, I'd just give up.I don't mean you should,if its working OK for you.
    There is nothing more frustrating and tiresome to me than wielding a blowdryer.
    Any time I've tried diffusing I end up touching my hair too much, resulting in a frizzy mess, so the hard hat dryer has been great for me, in effect diffusing the whole head at once.
    I can keep my hands off my hair and busy with other things.
  • ththdththd Posts: 300Registered Users
    Oh, trust me, I HATE IT, but I have been dealing with it since I was very young. Yes, my hair is thick and bountiful. If I chopped it it would be a fro so that's not an option. I have a VERY hard time not touching it but it takes like 8 hours to air dry so that isn't an option either. I have 4 kids ages 5 to 11 so the 90 minute routine sucks for that too! I don't have much time anyway. I am waiting for a magic trick to help me out:laughing6:

    Can a lot of hair fit into a helmet dryer and how much are they?
    V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
    I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
    Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
  • acorbitt1acorbitt1 Posts: 13Registered Users
    I am going to try some of the products in your signature. I can't afford all of those crazy expensive hair care products and the Sally products seem reasonable. Thanks for sharing that info. I am trying them in the am!!! Wish me luck.
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    ththd wrote: »
    Oh, trust me, I HATE IT, but I have been dealing with it since I was very young. Yes, my hair is thick and bountiful. If I chopped it it would be a fro so that's not an option. I have a VERY hard time not touching it but it takes like 8 hours to air dry so that isn't an option either. I have 4 kids ages 5 to 11 so the 90 minute routine sucks for that too! I don't have much time anyway. I am waiting for a magic trick to help me out:laughing6:

    Can a lot of hair fit into a helmet dryer and how much are they?

    The dryer I have 61MFibtOKRL._SL500_AA300_.gif
    cost me about $100 a few years ago.
    My hair is about shoulder length, layered. I do have lots of hair, and it works great, but if it was very long, it may not work as well, unless it was put up in pincurls to fit up under the hood.