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Welcome back, curls! I've missed you!

Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
So lately my curls had been less than spectacular. They were droopy - sometimes just very loose waves. I didn't feel overly dry/proteined. I didn't feel mooshy and over-conditioned. I had just recently clarified. They felt a little dry, so I did a DT. But still... ugh. I know I am in need of a cut, but it shouldn't be affecting me THAT much.

So what was up?

Well, I still don't know. LOL! But today I clarified again, did a gelatin PT that I added 2 other protein conditioners to, as well as a little CNPF. (I don't mess around when it comes to my proteins! HA!)

I followed up with some GFTN and SM Masque, and then my usual RO - GVP CB, which I only rinsed half-way out.

Then my usual LI, followed by a fresh batch of FSG with some new additives.

VOILA! My curls are back! Not sure what did it, really, but the FSG (which I'd been out of for a while) clumped and enhanced my curls beautifully, and now I'm almost fully air-dried, and will SOTC.

Of course they still have to survive the night - lol! But At least I know they still exist! I was starting to wonder...

So I guess the next time my hair is "acting up", I'll just do everything possible! HAHA! Clarify, super PT, and DT it up! And be sure I have my FSG handy! (This new recipe ROCKS!!)
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing

Comments

  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    That's awesome you got your curls back!!!! Maybe the weather is being a jerk to you...winter can be rough!!
    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!!

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Yeah, but we've had a very mild winter this year. In fact, the past week or so we had temps in the 60's, and thunderstorms. (And tornados, sadly. :( )

    But I'm sure the cold hasn't helped throughout this season.

    My hair just felt... yuck. Like in when I first wet it in the shower it almost didn't feel wet. That's the only way I can describe it. It felt rough and just off. But now it's great! :)

    I think I may have had some oil build up or something.

    I also work in a place where the heater is very dry, and it VERY staticy. Like your hair stands on end by the end of the day. I'm sure that doesn't help!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Yeah, but we've had a very mild winter this year. In fact, the past week or so we had temps in the 60's, and thunderstorms. (And tornados, sadly. :( )

    But I'm sure the cold hasn't helped throughout this season.

    My hair just felt... yuck. Like in when I first wet it in the shower it almost didn't feel wet. That's the only way I can describe it. It felt rough and just off. But now it's great! :)

    I think I may have had some oil build up or something.

    I also work in a place where the heater is very dry, and it VERY staticy. Like your hair stands on end by the end of the day. I'm sure that doesn't help!

    I live in North Carolina and for the most part, it's been crazy mild here too. Yay for figuring out what to do for your curls!!!
    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
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    What a great feeling! Good for you!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Let's just hope it's not a one time fluke! Lol!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • proudcurlygirlyproudcurlygirly Posts: 478Registered Users
    :occasion5: Yay! Here's to happy hair days!
    :icon_smile: UK Curly
    Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
    Porosity : High
    Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
    Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
    Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
    Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
    CG since Feb 2011
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I just love those "BAM! My curls are back and with a new lively spirit" moments!! Especially after a few "blah" days. ;) That's awesome, Jas!
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    And be sure I have my FSG handy! (This new recipe ROCKS!!)

    Would you mind sharing your FSG recipe? Thanks!!
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Sure! Though the amounts won't be exact, but I'll try to estimate!

    First, I use bottled water for the whole thing.

    I put about a tbsp of corn starch in a bowl, a dissolve it in about a tbsp of cool water. Then I boil the seeds for 6-7mins, and strain them into the bowl. I won't get a great strain bc the mixture is a little thick (on purpose) so I put the seeds back into the pan (with more water). Then I add some jojoba oil - maybe 1tsp or so, 1/2-1 tsp of CNPF, about 2tsp of gelatin, 1-2tsp of Epsom, about a 1/4-1/2tsp or so of honey, and 1/4-1/2tsp of ACV.

    Then I strain the 2nd batch into the bowl, whisk, and pour into a bottle!

    Again, all the amounts are rough estimates, but are probably pretty close.

    I don't use mine for hold, just for curl enhancing and clumping. But this has been a fabulous batch!! :)

    If anyone tries it, let me know if it works for you!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Thanks! I'm soaking some flax seeds now :)
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Good luck!!!

    Oh! Since you're a soaker - you'll need to dissolve the gelatin in warm water! Unless you plan to still boil your seeds - then you're fine! :)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Good luck!!!

    Oh! Since you're a soaker - you'll need to dissolve the gelatin in warm water! Unless you plan to still boil your seeds - then you're fine! :)

    I think I'm still going to boil. And I don't have the CNPF, but I might stop by Sally's and pick some up :)
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    OH NO!! I left something out!! I put in about 1/8 cup or do of FOTE AVG!!!

    Luckily you can add that after the fact and just shake the bottle to mix. :/

    Sorry! My babies were a big distraction while I was typing that!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    OH NO!! I left something out!! I put in about 1/8 cup or do of FOTE AVG!!!

    Luckily you can add that after the fact and just shake the bottle to mix. :/

    Sorry! My babies were a big distraction while I was typing that!

    Lol! No problems. I will probably try the recipe out next weekend because I didn't get to Sally's :) but I'll let you know how it goes!
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2: