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Hair analysis

I just got mine back and I'm blown away! I'm seriously wondering if they mixed my results up with someone else lol. My hair is fine. I thought it was med-course. Normal porosity and elasticity. I thought it was porous, wasn't sure about the elasticity. I've spent tons of money on heavy creams and butters, oops! No wonder I haven't been happy with my hair.


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Fine - dense - normal porosity - normal elasticity - BSL - dye free - 2cish


Loving AIA coconut cowash, goats milk soap bars, GVP conditioning balm, KCKT, Marie Dean styling creams, LALSG, coconut oil, SM milk

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  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I, too, always thought that my hair was SUPER coarse. My hair was always relatively healthy compared to others and SUPER dense. That's why it seems thick... in the end I turned out to be fine, too!
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • AktmamaAktmama Posts: 42Registered Users
    Mine is very dense, too. Now I have to shop for more products. My husband is going to kill me lol. I just spent way too much on Marie Dean stuff :/
    Fine - dense - normal porosity - normal elasticity - BSL - dye free - 2cish


    Loving AIA coconut cowash, goats milk soap bars, GVP conditioning balm, KCKT, Marie Dean styling creams, LALSG, coconut oil, SM milk

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  • Kawehilani321Kawehilani321 Posts: 49Registered Users
    I just got mine back yesterday and I got the same results! I didn't think I had fine hair either, but I guess I have thin hair but just LOTS of it. What blew my mind is that my write up basically said I need more protein and I thought I was protein sensitive! No wonder my hair had been a frizzy, limp mess...

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using CurlTalk App
    3B- Fine/Dense/Normal Porosity/ Normal Elasticity
  • AktmamaAktmama Posts: 42Registered Users
    I also thought I was protein sensitive but based on the write up, I think my issues were stemming from too many emollients on my fine hair. The description of the effects of too many emollients on fine hair is totally spot on for the issues I'm having.
    Fine - dense - normal porosity - normal elasticity - BSL - dye free - 2cish


    Loving AIA coconut cowash, goats milk soap bars, GVP conditioning balm, KCKT, Marie Dean styling creams, LALSG, coconut oil, SM milk

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  • Kawehilani321Kawehilani321 Posts: 49Registered Users
    Same! I just did a mini drip treatment with some old ouidad 12 minute deep treatment (didn't have time to heat it with a blow dryer so just left it on in the shower) and they curled right back up!

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using CurlTalk App
    3B- Fine/Dense/Normal Porosity/ Normal Elasticity
  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    ...I got my results back yesterday, and have the same results! Fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity. I also have pretty dense hair. I measured my ponytail last night and I'm just above 4 inches around, and I can't even get all my hair in at once (too short still).

    Lots of hair twins in this thread!!

    At first I thought I had med-coarse hair, but when I pulled some out for the sample I decided they looked pretty fine. I was clueless about porosity though.

    I'm excited to get on track with product selection! (not so excited about what it's going to do to my bank account…) Although I have a $100 gift card to Walmart, which I may or may not dedicate exclusively to hair products…:lol:

    We'll have to keep each other posted as we try out new products!!
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • PixarPixar Posts: 58Registered Users
    Just wondering, where did you all get your Hair Analysis? Kinda want to get mine done. :D
    2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
  • Kawehilani321Kawehilani321 Posts: 49Registered Users
    Pixar: I got mine done at the live curly live free website /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flivecurlylivefree.com%2Fhair%2520analysis.htm" class="Popup it took about a month to get my results back but it seems like the wait will be worth it!
    Pixar wrote: »
    Just wondering, where did you all get your Hair Analysis? Kinda want to get mine done. :D



    Sent from my SGH-T989 using CurlTalk App
    3B- Fine/Dense/Normal Porosity/ Normal Elasticity
  • AktmamaAktmama Posts: 42Registered Users
    I got mine at the same place! I think it took 2 weeks.


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    Fine - dense - normal porosity - normal elasticity - BSL - dye free - 2cish


    Loving AIA coconut cowash, goats milk soap bars, GVP conditioning balm, KCKT, Marie Dean styling creams, LALSG, coconut oil, SM milk

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I had totally the opposite (same. . .?) reaction. After doing the tests and observing it a few weeks, I was very sure that my hair was medium texture, normal porosity and elasticity. I got back coarse, high, and low. Now I'm reevaluating my density and wondering if my hair really is dense or that the strands are merely thicker than average. And all you fine hair ladies should send your rich butter creams my way because my hair seems to love that stuff. Guess that should've been a clue, right?
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • AktmamaAktmama Posts: 42Registered Users
    I have a $50 amazon gift card that I think I'm going to put toward new products. I just don't know what to try next. I hope all my MD wasnt a waste. If I can't use it, I'll sell.


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    Fine - dense - normal porosity - normal elasticity - BSL - dye free - 2cish


    Loving AIA coconut cowash, goats milk soap bars, GVP conditioning balm, KCKT, Marie Dean styling creams, LALSG, coconut oil, SM milk

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Don't get rid of it! I was just kidding. Fine curly hair needs emollients too just not as much. (Curly hair needs emollients in general.) Just reevaluate the way you use it. Don't use so much. And up your protein intake. From what I've read your hair should respond to a balance since it's normal porosity and porosity is a big factor too. It needs to be hydrated and it needs protein.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • wannabewannabe Posts: 42Registered Users
    To those who have done the test...does it give you suggestions of what ingredients to try on your hair or avoid? Or do you have to do that on your own?
    2c, some straight pieces on canopy, curlier underneath. Fine, thin, unsure on porosity - sent in my sample and waiting to hear back. Products - have a bunch I am trying out, CJ, Deva, SM Yucca, TJ.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Yes, it gives you guidelines and instructions. I think it used to come with product recommendations even but they stopped doing that. Correct me if I'm wrong curl veterans.

    Okay just checked my analysis and it says (doing the nutshell version) cut out proteins in penetrating products and be careful of them with stylers. Also use lots of emollients. In the live curly live free e-book however, there's a chapters that goes, if your hair is fine (medium, coarse) and your porosity is low (medium, high) do this.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Question -- is that hair analysis also available for curlies outside of USA? I think I have a pretty good idea about my hair properties, but I'd like to have it confirmed by an analysis.
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    Question -- is that hair analysis also available for curlies outside of USA? I think I have a pretty good idea about my hair properties, but I'd like to have it confirmed by an analysis.

    I don't see why it wouldn't be! As long as you can get your hair to them. You pay through PayPal, and have to send in a sample of your hair to an address in Florida. Once you purchase the sample, everything is sent to you by email. It goes:

    1. You purchase it.
    2. They email you a pdf to print and sign, and instructions on how to take a hair sample.
    3. You sign the form, put 16-20 hairs in a plastic baggie and send them to LCLF.
    4. They email you a PDF of your results and recommendations.

    So, I don't think it should be a problem on their side, as long as it's not a problem for you.

    I'm really glad I did it. I was all over the place deciding on what my porosity was. I think I have been overmoisturizing my hair like crazy. Which would explain why my hair has been SO happy both times I've had to use a sulfate poo to clarify.
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    ^Thanks! :D Think I'll definitely give it a try once my busy agenda has settled down. :)
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    I had totally the opposite (same. . .?) reaction. After doing the tests and observing it a few weeks, I was very sure that my hair was medium texture, normal porosity and elasticity. I got back coarse, high, and low. Now I'm reevaluating my density and wondering if my hair really is dense or that the strands are merely thicker than average. And all you fine hair ladies should send your rich butter creams my way because my hair seems to love that stuff. Guess that should've been a clue, right?

    Dusalocks, have you measured your ponytail? I decided to just go by this system:

    Quick & Easy Hair Porosity & Density Tests

    My ponytail came out at 4 and 1/8th inch, so I declared myself high density. If we're thinking in terms of sheer number of strands, I guess texture (coarse vs. fine) could lead to some inaccuracy in the measurement technique. But in terms of your hair's volume (size/bulk/mass), I think this is a decent enough guideline.
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • PixarPixar Posts: 58Registered Users
    Ordered my Hair Analysis today and mailed it in! Excited to find out exactly what my hair type is! :D I'll try to remember to update once the results are in.
    2C/3A Fine, Normal Elasticity, & Normal Porosity.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Thanks flippalicious. I just did the test. I took a small hairband and wrapped it very tight 2x around. I got 4 inches and a quarter. Then I thought "This could be snugger", so I wrapped it 3x around. This time my ponytail came out 4 inches exactly, although I still wasn't able to catch some of the shortest layers in there. So I'm guessing I'm closer to high density, even with the thicker strands. For instance, my mother has medium-fine hair that she often wears in a ponytail and it's definitely fatter than mine. I'm betting her tail is 5 inches all around.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    I'm thinking about having the hair analysis done... I really don't like being uncertain about something.

    I live in Belgium though and am a bit "scared" of the cost and also because I never sent anything to a place outside Europe...

    The ziploc bag: is this thingie good? ziploc bag - Google Search

    And what type of envelope would I need?
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    So... I paid, got the e-mail, am going to wash my hair in a couple of minutes then take some hair, put it in the ziploc bag and send it to the USA on saturday (omg... my hair will have travelled further than I ever have!)

    What I am guessing (probably will know in a months time):
    fine-medium texture
    low-normal porosity
    normal elasticity
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Seems my hair is going to travel for 7462 km... I do sound nuts, yes...
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441