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PLEASE HELP! I've been CG for a little over a year. After finding this site I recently sent off for my hair analysis and found out I'm medium texture, normal porosity. All my life I've been told I have coarse extremely dry hair. After looking on here I thought I was high porosity as well even though my hair takes forever to dry. Even after diffusing for 20-30 minutes my hair is still damp hours later. My hair is extremely dense. (when I had shorter flat ironed hair the stylist would shave underneath to thin it out) I never color but I have to diffuse or I would be dripping forever. I used strictly Deva products until about 5 months ago. I was sick of spending so much money on hair products. I have to use a ton of conditioner and gel so my hair won’t frizz and look so dry. I've used some CJ products as well as Giovanni. So maybe I'm overloaded on protein? I need help with product suggestions. I'm so tired of dry unhealthy looking hair. My current routine is CJ Daily Fix or Giovanni Tea Tree (if I feel the need b/c of buildup) RO is Deva OC, LI mixing Tresemme Naturals with a little grapeseed oil to seal then Deva gel. I tried CJ CIAB but it didn't really hold well because my hair is so heavy. I just bought SM curling souffle as well. Not sure about it yet. I've also never really found a good dc. Please help!!
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I can't understand a lot of what you wrote--all those letters make no sense to me. I can try to answer what I did decipher. It's typical for people with curly hair to think it's coarse--because it's dry. If you've had the hair analysis, I'd go with that. My hair is low porosity and it's no longer dense. When I worked, I would shower at 6, not use any product, towel dry, diffuse for a bit and head off to work. It wasn't unusual for it to be damp at 11:30. If that gives you an idea.

    Many of us start with Deva, think we like it and then move on to other things. The best thing to do is to look for people with similar hair and see what they use (in signature.) That's the best place to start.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    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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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Cj - curl junkie

    Ro - rinse out

    Sm - shea moisture

    Dc - deep conditioner


    ?

    I don't know what ciab is.
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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    Deva OC = Deva One Condition
    CJ CIAB = Curl Junkie Curls In A Bottle

    Autumn, your hair is likely taking "forever" to dry because it's high density. Because of that, it'll probably need more product than someone with normal or low density would use. If you're worried about protein /moisture balance, this page is an excellent reference: Protein vs Moisture « Pittsburgh Curly
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair takes a long time to dry when I have a lot of product in it. I have learned to dry my hair with very very little product and add more after its dry.

    Its not as curly but thats bc I'm not manipulating it as much. I realize not everyone can do that.
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    iroc wrote: »
    Cj - curl junkie

    Ro - rinse out

    Sm - shea moisture

    Dc - deep conditioner


    ?

    I don't know what ciab is.

    I know what the products are, there were more things like "won’t" which I don't understand. First time I was on, there were even more things like that.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    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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  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    iroc wrote: »
    I know what the products are, there were more things like "won’t" which I don't understand. First time I was on, there were even more things like that.

    Lol, I saw the original stuff too. It's strange that it disappeared!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    kathymack wrote: »
    iroc wrote: »
    Cj - curl junkie

    Ro - rinse out

    Sm - shea moisture

    Dc - deep conditioner


    ?

    I don't know what ciab is.

    I know what the products are, there were more things like "won’t" which I don't understand. First time I was on, there were even more things like that.


    Oh, sorry.
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  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    iroc wrote: »

    Oh, sorry.

    You were just trying to help, lol, but there were all these weird programming language bugs scattered through the original post- it was weird!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    iroc wrote: »
    Cj - curl junkie

    Ro - rinse out

    Sm - shea moisture

    Dc - deep conditioner


    ?

    I don't know what ciab is.

    I know what the products are, there were more things like "won’t" which I don't understand. First time I was on, there were even more things like that.

    Ah, sorry KM. I think "won’t" should have been "won't". ’ is html code for an apostrophe. I'd guess that for some reason, that and several other things didn't get processed correctly when you were first looking.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • autumn79autumn79 Posts: 37Registered Users
    Thanks geek chic! That link helped a lot. My hair definitely hates protein. The protein overload pic looks just like my hair!

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