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Products that kill your curl

I've tried a couple of homemade PTs (usually egg, sometimes avocado, with oil and honey added) and my hair has always loved them. So I decided to give the Sally's Ion Reconstructor a try.

My curls are GONE :sad5: My hair is fine, no breaking or dryness that I've noticed, but in a single (short!) treatment I've gone from 3a to 2a. This is the second time I've tried Ion Reconstructor and both times I've gotten the kind of hair that used to take a straightener and 30 minutes of work to create. A year ago I would have been happy, but now I love my curls and the Ion just found a new home in the trash can.

I'm not too worried . . . this was just an experiment to make sure it WAS the Reconstructor and not weather/other products/whatever. My curls should bounce back in a couple of days. I am kind of intrigued, though. Has anyone else had this experience with Ion? What products or techniques completely zap your curls ?


  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    Any moisture based products (those with absolutely no protein) turn my 3c curls to 3a/b and they're flat and dnt bounce at all
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Anything with wheat proteins. Takes my bouncy tight curls and turns them into a wiry rats nest, with no curl pattern visible. It's literally scissor time after.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density


    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • dee-naturedee-nature Posts: 630Registered Users
    Shea butter but i like it

    Sent from my MB612 using CurlTalk App
    hair type: 4a VERY dense u39v2snfy.png

    hair goal
    = WL Aug. 23, 2013

    My hair LOVES oil
    2. "Being natural must be the new crack cus im hooked!!":afro:

    “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is
    perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”:wav:


  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Silk proteins..
    Too much protein..
    Baking soda
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    my hair hates gel ive tried a few types and have tried it differently to make it work and on clean and dirty hair but my hair just hates it. it gets really stringing and strawy and looses curl

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

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