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How to control and define curly and high porous hair?

Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
Hallo curlies,
I have 3c hair which is highly porous and have low elasticity. So it quickly looks like a "pooof" when it dries.

So i need every tip i can get from you sistercurlies:)
What do exactly you do to minimize porocity and get welldefined and soft curls??
Its useful to know the following when you answer:
-your hairproperties
-your hairtype
-your hairregime
-hairproducts you use

Here are some pictures of my hair: ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1371899971.338218.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1371900051.569376.jpgImageUploadedByCurlTalk1371900088.935393.jpg
Hair type/properties:
3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.

Comments

  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Such pretty hair! My properties and products are in my signature.

    Coconut oil is king for absorbing and reducing porosity, you can use it within a conditioner or as a pre-wash on dry hair or you can add oil and/ or aloe vera to your regular gel (DIY Ecostyler custard)
    Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
    Eco Styler Olive Oil Custard - YouTube
    The other issue is to use enough leave in conditioner, try using more than you think your hair can handle.

    Products at a pH that respects the hair can help reduce frizz by encouraging the cuticle to lay flat, two lines that consider this are As I Am and Komaza Care, nice ingredients too.
    The Scoop on Vinegar
    As I Am Naturally
    Komaza Care - The Complete Hair Solution
    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
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    Such pretty hair! My properties and products are in my signature.

    Coconut oil is king for absorbing and reducing porosity, you can use it within a conditioner or as a pre-wash on dry hair or you can add oil and/ or aloe vera to your regular gel (DIY Ecostyler custard)
    Mineral Oil Versus Coconut Oil: Which is better?
    Eco Styler Olive Oil Custard - YouTube
    The other issue is to use enough leave in conditioner, try using more than you think your hair can handle.

    Products at a pH that respects the hair can help reduce frizz by encouraging the cuticle to lay flat, two lines that consider this are As I Am and Komaza Care, nice ingredients too.
    The Scoop on Vinegar
    As I Am Naturally
    Komaza Care - The Complete Hair Solution

    Oohh thanks for the hair compliments and your great hairtips!
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.

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