Need Help ASAP

keokeo Registered Users Posts: 3
Hi. I first want to start off by introducing myself and my hair lol.

My name is Tiffany, but you may call me T or tiff. to start off I just did the big chop about three weeks ago I was left with about 1/2 inch of hair. (Mind you I have never had my hair cut this short in my life so its very new to me). So lets get started.

Curl pattern: 3c 4a
porosity:low
density: high
width:coarse

So theirs my info. Now the thing i need help with is taking care of my hair. I have never in my life had to deal with anything like this. I know i need low maintenance care for my hair, but i cant help but be A product junkie I bye everything convincing myself that It will help my hair grow faster.

I now just focus on making sure my hair is moisturized and healthy. One problem though. All my products have protein in them and it completely drys my hair. I have no idea what to do or where to start so please my curly sistas help me out. All tips will be greatly appreciated. :blob8:

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    Welcome! Also consider your dew points/ humidity and the elasticity of your hair.

    Protein does not work well for many with coarse hair as you say. Porous hair does not necessarily need more moisture (= water) it needs less, it can need more elasticity and reduced porosity from coconut oil treatments. Too much moisture weakens and damages the hair.
    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
  • keokeo Registered Users Posts: 3
    Welcome! Also consider your dew points/ humidity and the elasticity of your hair.

    Protein does not work well for many with coarse hair as you say. Porous hair does not necessarily need more moisture (= water) it needs less, it can need more elasticity and reduced porosity from coconut oil treatments. Too much moisture weakens and damages the hair.

    Thanks. I don't use oils in my hair just yet. I don't want to over due it because in know i will. Well i do use evoo and sweet almond oil that's about it, but i use it as a spritz. I usually co wash every other day and then every three days. is that bad? Should i co wash at all or give it a break?
  • rmc2rmc2 Registered Users Posts: 349
    I have 4a hair too Tiff! From my expensive trials and errors, here is what I would try for u:
    1) Best Cowash - As I am Coconut Cowash Cleaning Conditioner
    2) Clarfify once a month with a clarifying (with sulfate) shampoo of your choice. But be warned it will make hair feel awfully dry but it will remove any potential stubborn buildup
    2)best rinse out and detangling Conditioner (No silicones and sulfates so curly girl friendly) - Trader Joe Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
    3) best leavein - Kinky Curly Knot Today
    4) best gel/curl activator - Hawaiian Silky Curl Activator (the pink one)
  • rmc2rmc2 Registered Users Posts: 349
    Best prepoo - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
    Best Deep Conditioner at least for me - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Sucks as a curl enhancer but great as a deep Conditioner
  • keokeo Registered Users Posts: 3
    rmc2 wrote: »
    Best prepoo - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
    Best Deep Conditioner at least for me - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Sucks as a curl enhancer but great as a deep Conditioner
    I have the coconunt co-wash and i have the Hawaiian silky gel except mine is orange and i stop using it because if the proteins it contains. I also have the enhancing smoothie but that drys my hair out as well, unless i'm not using it right. I was thinking about trying the olive oil and honey treatment. I don't know tho.

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