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Dry and tangled

My hair feels dry and tangles easily lately. I feel like it needs something but I am not sure what. I don't think I am using anything that builds up but that is what it feels like.
Any suggestions? Thank you!
Fine texture
Low/ Med porosity
Med density

Wash: SM MR, GTTT
RO: SM MR, GTTT
LI: SM CSM or SM MR
Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer

Comments

  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    The SM products are mostly oils and butters that act more as sealers then for moisture. You might try switching some of those out for something with emollients and protein.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Agree with Lynae butters are terrible for build up on some, specially fine hairs. Choose your products based on your hair properties, dew points and the ingredients.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair is fine/low porosity. I use a lot of really "rich" products, but don't care for the SM products, especially the Coconut & Hibiscus line. It's just too heavy if you understand the difference. Sits on my hair and doesn't bet absorbed. Had to wash it out (I use natural soap bars to cleanse.)

    My hair only tangles when I use a product it doesn't care for (it's castor oil and mineral oil that do it to me.) You may be able to cowash the oil/butter out, if not try a gentle lowpoo or cleansing conditioner with coco b in it.Then try some "lighter" products.
    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
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    I like shea moisture, depends on your hair type, also tresemme naturals conditioner

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • New_to_CurlzNew_to_Curlz Posts: 115Registered Users
    Thank you ladies!
    Any suggestions for products then? I have been rotating the GTTT and SM MR shampoo and conditioners. Kathymack I agree about the SM CSM, sometimes it feels like it just sits on my hair. I live in FL so we have high humidity if that matters.
    Fine texture
    Low/ Med porosity
    Med density

    Wash: SM MR, GTTT
    RO: SM MR, GTTT
    LI: SM CSM or SM MR
    Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thank you ladies!
    Any suggestions for products then? I have been rotating the GTTT and SM MR shampoo and conditioners. Kathymack I agree about the SM CSM, sometimes it feels like it just sits on my hair. I live in FL so we have high humidity if that matters.

    There are a lot of folks who live in FL on nc.com. So, that shouldn't matter. Here's a thread that might help http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/157051-calling-all-curlies-super-humid-locations-lets-share-high-dew-tips.html
    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
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • TartNTangyTartNTangy Posts: 53Registered Users
    I recommend you clarify if you haven't done so already. Even light products slooowly build up on your hair, so it could be months before you notice anything. If that doesn't help, do a protein treatment next time you wash followed by a moisture treatment (so that your hair doesn't dry out).

    Good luck!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using CurlTalk App
    -2b waist-length hair (ringlets in the front and canopy, straighter under-layer)
    -Dense head of med-coarse strands
    -Low
    porosity
  • New_to_CurlzNew_to_Curlz Posts: 115Registered Users
    TartNTangy wrote: »
    I recommend you clarify if you haven't done so already. Even light products slooowly build up on your hair, so it could be months before you notice anything. If that doesn't help, do a protein treatment next time you wash followed by a moisture treatment (so that your hair doesn't dry out).

    Good luck!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using CurlTalk App

    Good idea. What should I use?
    Fine texture
    Low/ Med porosity
    Med density

    Wash: SM MR, GTTT
    RO: SM MR, GTTT
    LI: SM CSM or SM MR
    Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Our properties are very similar, my faves are in my siggy. I prefer more natural products and my hair has yet to meet a protein it didn't like.

    For my hair I look for protein, emollients like fatty alcohols, few to zero oils or butters and NO glycerin :)

    I've had decent results with DermOrganic, Mill Creek Botanicals, Curl Junkie, Giovanni, Natures Gate, Cure Care and Ion from Sally's, SheScentIt and Spiral Solutions.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • TartNTangyTartNTangy Posts: 53Registered Users
    For clarifying, you can use a low sulfates shampoo with no proteins or silicones. I hear VO5 kiwi lime clarifying shampoo works well for that. I think it also has EDTA which removes mineral deposits that result from hard water. If you browse the hair aisle, you might find other shampoos labeled clarifying.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using CurlTalk App
    -2b waist-length hair (ringlets in the front and canopy, straighter under-layer)
    -Dense head of med-coarse strands
    -Low
    porosity
  • New_to_CurlzNew_to_Curlz Posts: 115Registered Users
    Lynaea wrote: »
    Our properties are very similar, my faves are in my siggy. I prefer more natural products and my hair has yet to meet a protein it didn't like.

    For my hair I look for protein, emollients like fatty alcohols, few to zero oils or butters and NO glycerin :)

    I've had decent results with DermOrganic, Mill Creek Botanicals, Curl Junkie, Giovanni, Natures Gate, Cure Care and Ion from Sally's, SheScentIt and Spiral Solutions.

    Yes they are! Are those shampoos or conditioners you listed? I have the Giovanni Tea Tree and love that one. I was looking at AOGPB but it has glycerin and idk if that matters in products we rinse out.
    Thank you!
    Fine texture
    Low/ Med porosity
    Med density

    Wash: SM MR, GTTT
    RO: SM MR, GTTT
    LI: SM CSM or SM MR
    Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Lynaea wrote: »
    Our properties are very similar, my faves are in my siggy. I prefer more natural products and my hair has yet to meet a protein it didn't like.

    For my hair I look for protein, emollients like fatty alcohols, few to zero oils or butters and NO glycerin :)

    I've had decent results with DermOrganic, Mill Creek Botanicals, Curl Junkie, Giovanni, Natures Gate, Cure Care and Ion from Sally's, SheScentIt and Spiral Solutions.

    Yes they are! Are those shampoos or conditioners you listed? I have the Giovanni Tea Tree and love that one. I was looking at AOGPB but it has glycerin and idk if that matters in products we rinse out.
    Thank you!

    They are all conditioners although I really like the DermOrganics lowpoo. All the AO RO's contain witch hazel and glycerin (I think), I used AO before going CG and did revisit the GPB but I wasn't impressed this time around. My wave is really loose though so it may just be too moisturizing for me even with the protein. I recently discovered that even a cowash with glycerin near the top of the list will give me major frizz :puker:
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • New_to_CurlzNew_to_Curlz Posts: 115Registered Users
    Tonight I washed with HETT which was my first sulfate since Jan. After I used GVP CB and left it on for a while. I used a little LI but didnt use any products and just air dried. My hair feels much better and super soft.
    Thank you!

    Lynaea which Natures Gate products did you use? They seem easy to find so I was thinking about getting one of them.
    Fine texture
    Low/ Med porosity
    Med density

    Wash: SM MR, GTTT
    RO: SM MR, GTTT
    LI: SM CSM or SM MR
    Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I've got the Herbal condish which has glycerin as the fourth ingredient and an older formulation of the volumizing condish with glycerin about midway down the list. I don't think I've even used that one yet. It looks like all the NG co's have glycerin now ..... Maybe in the winter, sigh.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • New_to_CurlzNew_to_Curlz Posts: 115Registered Users
    Lynaea wrote: »
    I've got the Herbal condish which has glycerin as the fourth ingredient and an older formulation of the volumizing condish with glycerin about midway down the list. I don't think I've even used that one yet. It looks like all the NG co's have glycerin now ..... Maybe in the winter, sigh.

    Ya that is what I was seeing too. I am looking at the Mill Creek Biotin Cond. though, it looks good. Have you tried that one?

    I definitely want to stay away from glycerin too :)
    Fine texture
    Low/ Med porosity
    Med density

    Wash: SM MR, GTTT
    RO: SM MR, GTTT
    LI: SM CSM or SM MR
    Styling:AVG, KCCC, Volumax MEGA (HG), Joico Curl Definer

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