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Low porosity, 3a, very thick and long hair styling

CrownedwisdomCrownedwisdom Posts: 82Registered Users
Hello, so since starting on my CG journey one week and a half ago I am trying to find what works best for my hair. My hair is looking way better, but I am noticing that the fact that my hair is low porosity truly is a big factor in moisturizing. I have a lot I mean a lot of hair and when it is wet it looks like I almost got every strand of curls with conditioner and gel but 4 hours later when it dries not all the curls look moistured or defined. I'm currently co washing with Giovanni triple threat, conditioning with Giovanni deep moisture, using kinky curly not today, and l.a looks sports gel. Anyone else have this type of hair and have styling techniques? Thanks. Also does anyone know how to post a picture on here from the iPad?

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Four hours isn't all that long. Especially, if you have a lot of hair with product. My hair is no longer dense (age, thyroid and medication.) Even with scrunching out water with curl towels and diffusing, it takes four hours to completely dry!

    I'd say that the products you're using aren't moisturizing enough for your hair. You may want to look and see what other people are using. There may be a thread on the low porosity forum that addresses this.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • WavesnWheelsWavesnWheels Posts: 64Registered Users
    That Giovanni conditioner does have a cone in it. Maybe it is drying to your hair?

    To post a pic from your ipad, tap the little "send" icon on the screen and send the pic to your email. You can then copy and paste the pic from your email into a thread.
    2B, normal porosity, elasticity, thickness, texture, moisture loving, protein leery...
    Favorites:
    CO: Whole Foods Lavender Conditioner
    LO: Dessert Essence Coconut, Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo
    RO: SSDDMT
    DT: JCDCT, SSDDMT
    Style: AOMM, CCCL, KMFUM, KCTT
  • StellarCurlsStellarCurls Posts: 159Registered Users
    What is the cone in Giovanni Smooth As Silk conditioner? I've read a couple of times that it has one but can't find it in the ingredients listed online or on my bottle.

    Aqua (water), cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, butylene glycol, cetrimonium bromide, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, natural fragrance, hydrolyzed soy protein, *chamomilla recutita (matricaria) leaf extract, *citrus aurantium dulcis (valencia orange) extract, *citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, *cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) extract, *echinacea purpurea extract, *ginkgo biloba extract, *glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, *rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *macrocystis pyrifera (sea kelp) extract, *mangifera indica (mango) extract, *salix alba (willow bark).
    APL 3A
    Medium porosity, medium density, medium thickness
    Current routine: Daily co-washing with Giovanni conditioner (whatever is on sale), styling with Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier, and 1-2x per week cleansing with a Chagrin Valley shampoo bar followed by an ACV rinse
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    The Smooth as Silk Conditioner is fine. It's the Smooth as Silk shampoo that has amodimethicone.

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    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • StellarCurlsStellarCurls Posts: 159Registered Users
    Thank you. I've seen it stated in a few threads that the conditioner has a cone and I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

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    APL 3A
    Medium porosity, medium density, medium thickness
    Current routine: Daily co-washing with Giovanni conditioner (whatever is on sale), styling with Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier, and 1-2x per week cleansing with a Chagrin Valley shampoo bar followed by an ACV rinse
  • WavesnWheelsWavesnWheels Posts: 64Registered Users
    Well, I checked my little sample bottle of SAS several times recently, because I kept seeing it mentioned here, and sure enough, it said dimethicone. But now I can't find the bottle- I think I threw it away.

    But if you have a newish bottle in front of you with the ingredients, then your obviously right. And I might be going crazy......
    2B, normal porosity, elasticity, thickness, texture, moisture loving, protein leery...
    Favorites:
    CO: Whole Foods Lavender Conditioner
    LO: Dessert Essence Coconut, Pure and Basic Clarifying Shampoo
    RO: SSDDMT
    DT: JCDCT, SSDDMT
    Style: AOMM, CCCL, KMFUM, KCTT