Hair products for 4b/c hair!?!?!?

chocolatebeauty92chocolatebeauty92 Registered Users Posts: 13
Everytime I put sumthing in my hair it eats I mean EATS it rite up and then it feels dry and brittle....I think my hair type is 4b/c.....what hair products can anyone sugguest

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  • ajgrneyesajgrneyes Registered Users Posts: 103 Curl Neophyte
    What products are you currently using and what is your regimen? Also do you know what porosity your hair is?

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    sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
    porosity - normal to low
    elasticity - normal

    love my curls :love4:
    HGs:
    FSG
    Henna
    My own butter mixture
    My own version of Terressentials mud wash
  • chocolatebeauty92chocolatebeauty92 Registered Users Posts: 13
    Lol wow I only know how to answer 2 of the questions you asked......I'm jus now deciding to where my natural hair which means I don't know what it needs from what is doesn't and more then ever I don't know why the stuff I am using is loosing effect so fast.......
    Hair Routine:
    I wash with VO5 Herbal Escapes(rich formula 2x stronger hair) Moisturizing Shampoo
    Then rinse that out and apply the VO5 Volumizer Conditioner(Weightless Conditioning to maximize fullness with Keratin) I leave this for about 30 minutes or so because I try to lock in the curl I have we the conditioner is in my hair(looks like type a hair )
    After rinsing the conditioner out I towel dry my hair a little then I add Cholesterol Hair conditioning Cream.....I work that in then I add my hair Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Girls Hair Pudding.....and I use jam to TRY to slick my sides down....:-/
    My mom refers to my hair as greedy because I kid you not after I put all that stuff in my hair with in a hours time it feels crunch n dry and there is no shine like I haven't put anything in it at all

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  • ajgrneyesajgrneyes Registered Users Posts: 103 Curl Neophyte
    Hi chocolate, I would recommend really looking at the ingredients in all of the products that you're using. Do the products contain sulfates, silicones or even proteins? All of the above ingredients can result in dry/brittle hair. I learned the hard way that my hair does not need added protein. I was using conditioners and leave-ins with protein and couldn't figure out why my hair was dry and brittle. Once I removed the added protein, my hair was happy. One other thing to consider, if your hair is "eating up the moisture", try using some type of oil, like EVOO, EVCO, Joboja, etc, to seal in the moisture.
    sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
    porosity - normal to low
    elasticity - normal

    love my curls :love4:
    HGs:
    FSG
    Henna
    My own butter mixture
    My own version of Terressentials mud wash
  • juanabjuanab Registered Users Posts: 4,037 Curl Neophyte
    Just to show you how much hair is different, my hair was dry and brittle especially my ends. I have fine hair and have learned that my hair was lacking protein. I did a protein treatment and now my hair is moisturized and shiny. You will have to experiment to see if you are getting too much protein or not enough. Also I am now sealing my ends with Shealoe butter. It will take a bit of hit or miss to find out what will work for you.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • ajgrneyesajgrneyes Registered Users Posts: 103 Curl Neophyte
    Hey Juanab :-o, you're absolutely right! Hair texture that is fine needs protein to strengthen it. It does depend on the hair texture and porosity if added protein is needed. My hair is course (thick in texture), and normal to low porosity and protein is definitely not my friend.
    sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
    porosity - normal to low
    elasticity - normal

    love my curls :love4:
    HGs:
    FSG
    Henna
    My own butter mixture
    My own version of Terressentials mud wash
  • meka_rmeka_r Registered Users Posts: 7
    Lol wow I only know how to answer 2 of the questions you asked......I'm jus now deciding to where my natural hair which means I don't know what it needs from what is doesn't and more then ever I don't know why the stuff I am using is loosing effect so fast.......
    Hair Routine:
    I wash with VO5 Herbal Escapes(rich formula 2x stronger hair) Moisturizing Shampoo
    Then rinse that out and apply the VO5 Volumizer Conditioner(Weightless Conditioning to maximize fullness with Keratin) I leave this for about 30 minutes or so because I try to lock in the curl I have we the conditioner is in my hair(looks like type a hair )
    After rinsing the conditioner out I towel dry my hair a little then I add Cholesterol Hair conditioning Cream.....I work that in then I add my hair Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Girls Hair Pudding.....and I use jam to TRY to slick my sides down....:-/
    My mom refers to my hair as greedy because I kid you not after I put all that stuff in my hair with in a hours time it feels crunch n dry and there is no shine like I haven't put anything in it at all

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    Sent from my SCH-I500 using CurlTalk App
    You posted in another thread that you were concerned with thinning edges. I would suggest that you stop using the Jam. I was told by a stylist that there is an ingredient that acutually cause hair to break easily for some. I did and with other techniques, my hair is growing back.
  • juanabjuanab Registered Users Posts: 4,037 Curl Neophyte
    Lol wow I only know how to answer 2 of the questions you asked......I'm jus now deciding to where my natural hair which means I don't know what it needs from what is doesn't and more then ever I don't know why the stuff I am using is loosing effect so fast.......
    Hair Routine:
    I wash with VO5 Herbal Escapes(rich formula 2x stronger hair) Moisturizing Shampoo
    Then rinse that out and apply the VO5 Volumizer Conditioner(Weightless Conditioning to maximize fullness with Keratin) I leave this for about 30 minutes or so because I try to lock in the curl I have we the conditioner is in my hair(looks like type a hair )
    After rinsing the conditioner out I towel dry my hair a little then I add Cholesterol Hair conditioning Cream.....I work that in then I add my hair Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Girls Hair Pudding.....and I use jam to TRY to slick my sides down....:-/
    My mom refers to my hair as greedy because I kid you not after I put all that stuff in my hair with in a hours time it feels crunch n dry and there is no shine like I haven't put anything in it at all

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using CurlTalk App

    Sent from my SCH-I500 using CurlTalk App

    Chocolate, the cholesterol hair conditioning cream has mineral oil and lanolin. Both of those will block moisture from getting into your hair. The ORS OO Girls Hair pudding also has mineral oil in it. You might want to remove one or both from your regimen as they are probably causing your hair to be dry and crunchy.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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