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How do I know what my hair likes?

NotsoKinkyNotsoKinky Posts: 53Registered Users
I hear a lot of people say my hair hates or loves a product. How do you know?

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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    NotsoKinky wrote: »
    I hear a lot of people say my hair hates or loves a product. How do you know?

    Trial and error, mostly. Have a look around this website and find people that have similar hair properties as you and see what products they use :)
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

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  • NotsoKinkyNotsoKinky Posts: 53Registered Users
    Ok thanks.
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    It can be really hard to figure out what your hair likes and what it doesn't. The best advice I can given is keep an eye on ingredients and when you change something in your hair regimen only change one thing at a time.
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Posts: 900Registered Users
    NotsoKinky wrote: »
    I hear a lot of people say my hair hates or loves a product. How do you know?

    I agree with one of the previous posters, I think it's a LOT of trial and error. Most people just kind of keep their eyes on ingredients in products they use and sometimes they see a pattern with a certain ingredient that seems to show up in a bunch of products their hates or loves and they make that connection.
    2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

    Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
    Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
    RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
    PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
    LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
    Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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  • Brooke-Brooke- Posts: 21Registered Users
    NotsoKinky wrote: »
    I hear a lot of people say my hair hates or loves a product. How do you know?

    I know my hair hates protein because everytime I use it I get terrible frizzy straw like curls. It's things like that , that lets you know.
    The easiest way to find what products to use is to find the type of hair you have coarse, fine, etc and your porosity and the dew point of your area. Look it up theres tons of information here. Then use suggested products for your hair needs. Lol