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What does my hair like/dislike? (Product recommendations)

I've been CG for about 6 months, but I'm still unsure about ingredient-specific details about my hair.

It is 2c and 3a. It is fine, and I had a lot of breakage when I used to damage it with heat and chemicals. Now that its healthier, I'm pretty sure it has normal porosity.

I know that it is protein-loving (loves henna and coconut oil). It always reacts well to Ion Effective Care. The Ion Reconstructor makes it a little frizzy sometimes.
It also loves GVP CB.

LA Looks Styling Gel makes my hair look greasy and weighed down. Herbal Essences Totally Twisted works really well, but I get product buildup from that. I have been using Deva AnGel, but it is a really light gel and I get some frizz with it.

It likes KCKT, but if I put too much, it gets greasy. I've tried Curl Keeper recently but I'm still trying to figure out how my hair is reacting to that.

Any product recommendations? Or specifics on what my hair likes or doesn't like? I've been thinking about trying KCCC? Would that work well with my hair?
CG since June 2012

Hair Type: 2C/3A, fine, normal porosity, low density

JC Gentle Lather, Giovanni TTTT
ACV rinse
Suave Naturals Coconut
Yes to Carrots, GVP CB
PT: Ion Effective Care

Coconut Oil
CK, LA Looks (yellow)


  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Well, knowing that your hair likes protein is a great start. I have pretty much the same properties (fine texture, thick density, normal porosity and elasticity). I found Deva AnGel (now Light Defining Gel) to not have enough hold for me. Their Ultra Defining Gel is great though. I also get good results with Curl Junkie Curl Queen and Pattern Pusha, Biotera gel (from Sally's), and I've been experimenting with a few others.
    Depending on your climate, you may need to watch for glycerin. Some people can use it all the time without any problems, but many people can only use in certain dew points.
    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
  • crazywavescrazywaves Posts: 582Registered Users
    I love the Deva ultra defining gel.

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