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Received my hair analysis

I must say that my results arrived very very quickly. It's been about 2 weeks maybe. I thought it took 4-6.

So, as i suspected I have fine hair. Although, comparing my strands to other people tell me i have medium hair, but I'll leave that to the curl whisperer.

I have normal porosity and normal elasticity. I had no clue about either of those so I'm glad i did the analysis.

She recommends regular PT, which I'm already doing and products with protein. So, my current products are pretty much on point except i may experiment with different stylers.

She suggested i try mousses, light to medium hold gels (I'm currently using a mega), and curl enhancing creams.

My current products are:
NG biotin shampoo
Suave naturals coconut conditioner as a Co wash
NG biotin conditioner as a leave in with some protein filler
Desert essence jojoba as a sealer (she said syrums could way my hair down, not sure if I'll omit this step)
Sallys volumax mega hold styling gel

Any suggestions are always appreciated!

Sent from my HUAWEI-M931 using CurlTalk App
2b, Fine, Low density, Normal porosity.

Currently using but not sure if i'm loving:

Lo-poo: SM yucca
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
LI: SM yucca Milk, Suave Naturals Coconut
Gel: LA Looks Mega Hold (Green), LA Looks NutraCurl with Avocado

Sometimes I pixie diffuse, Always towel turban, Finally stopped touching while wet :oops:, Always SOTC, lose curl definition and get frizzy after a few hours.

Live in Miami where it's really HUMID:pukel:

Comments

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    ::high five:: hair sibling!

    Your routine looks good. I too thought I had medium hair because my hair was in between my roomate's baby-fine hair and my fiancé's coarse hair. Turned out mine was fine too. Even though I wasn't baby fine, I was still on the fine side, so maybe a 3 on the CJ scale?

    Curl Junkie - Natural Hair Care for all types of Curly Hair!: My 2 cents on Protein/Texture/Porosity/Moisture Balance! :-)

    Have you seen Tiffany's pinterest? She has some recs for fine hair. HTH /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpinterest.com%2Fcurlwhisperer%2F" class="Popup
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I have the same properties (fine/normal/normal). I still like strong hold gels, but I found that thinner gels seem to weigh down my hair much less (thick clumpy gels will pull my hair more towards waves, while a more liquid gel will give me more curls). I also focus on using lots of protein- I've actually tried to overdose on protein and it didn't work.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    I have the same properties (fine/normal/normal). I still like strong hold gels, but I found that thinner gels seem to weigh down my hair much less (thick clumpy gels will pull my hair more towards waves, while a more liquid gel will give me more curls). I also focus on using lots of protein- I've actually tried to overdose on protein and it didn't work.

    Hmmm that makes sense the Polymers in gels pull the hair together, a gel that more watered down and includes humectants probably can't do that as efficiently. The one positive thing I got out of CIAB was knowing my hair loves my gels watered down. I dilute my current one as I apply it. Also, gels aren't like creams for me. The majority of the gel evaporates, so most "heavy" gels dry light anyway. A heavy cream, is a heavy cream.

    I wouldn't get to caught up in the gel label. Some gels, especially the natural ones, are labeled strong hold and aren't. Some like PP are considered light-medium, but have strong hold...at least in my personal experience. It's best to read reviews to get a better idea of hold. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to tell by ingredients. Most gels have their ingredients in similar order. The quantities don't differ enough to change the list.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Aaand another hair sibling!

    I'm still experimenting but I have definitely upped the protein since I'm sure I am fine-haired :D
    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
  • Janicke31Janicke31 Posts: 53Registered Users
    Corrina777 wrote: »
    I have the same properties (fine/normal/normal). I still like strong hold gels, but I found that thinner gels seem to weigh down my hair much less (thick clumpy gels will pull my hair more towards waves, while a more liquid gel will give me more curls). I also focus on using lots of protein- I've actually tried to overdose on protein and it didn't work.

    I have 2a waves on my top layer and 2c 3a curls on my under layer.
    A few hours post sotc its really obvious. Maybe trying a different gel will change this? Or do you think it is what it is?

    I also have low density but i don't think this has anything to do with maintaining curl.

    I don't mind my waves i just wish they looked nice. They tend to look stringy and a bit frizzy. Also they stick out. I can't get a soft wave look.


    Sent from my HUAWEI-M931 using CurlTalk App
    2b, Fine, Low density, Normal porosity.

    Currently using but not sure if i'm loving:

    Lo-poo: SM yucca
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    LI: SM yucca Milk, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Gel: LA Looks Mega Hold (Green), LA Looks NutraCurl with Avocado

    Sometimes I pixie diffuse, Always towel turban, Finally stopped touching while wet :oops:, Always SOTC, lose curl definition and get frizzy after a few hours.

    Live in Miami where it's really HUMID:pukel:
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    Coincidentally I got my results back today, too! Same as you--fine, normal, normal, although my density is high.

    I just recently came to the realization that my hair was probably medium to fine. A long time ago someone told me I had coarse hair, so I just took it as gospel and all these years thought it was true, which explains why I've so often had limp and flat hair. :banghead:

    I've never avoided protein, but never went out of my way to use it either, so I guess I'll have to start paying more attention and doing actual PTs. Right now my routine is pretty simple, but I love playing around with products so will be looking for new things to try. I do like/need really hard hold gels, so any suggestions for other than what I'm using now would be appreciated. I'm working on putting together a samples order for KathyMack so a long list of ideas is fine!
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    THere's at least one if not two fine, normal, normal thread.... Might be useful. I can't really pull it up I'm on my phone.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • Janicke31Janicke31 Posts: 53Registered Users
    wavydaze wrote: »
    THere's at least one if not two fine, normal, normal thread.... Might be useful. I can't really pull it up I'm on my phone.

    I think this is one:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/158885-products-fine-normal-porosity-normal-elasticity.html
    2b, Fine, Low density, Normal porosity.

    Currently using but not sure if i'm loving:

    Lo-poo: SM yucca
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    LI: SM yucca Milk, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Gel: LA Looks Mega Hold (Green), LA Looks NutraCurl with Avocado

    Sometimes I pixie diffuse, Always towel turban, Finally stopped touching while wet :oops:, Always SOTC, lose curl definition and get frizzy after a few hours.

    Live in Miami where it's really HUMID:pukel:
  • wheretostartwheretostart Posts: 244Registered Users
    Fine normal normal here too, Medium density. I have mostly 2c - with 3a up front, and 2a/b underneath. We just might be the coolest group here!
    3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

    Current products:
    YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


    HG Summer Routine:
    poo - TMW Hydrate
    RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
    PT - CJ RM
    DT - EVCO

    Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
  • wheretostartwheretostart Posts: 244Registered Users
    3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

    Current products:
    YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


    HG Summer Routine:
    poo - TMW Hydrate
    RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
    PT - CJ RM
    DT - EVCO

    Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users

    I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte

    I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

    Yes, it pretty much smells like pumpkin. To me, it's divine but I love foodie smells (all I wear is pure vanilla perfume). The flowery or botanical scents make me gag, lol.
    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!
  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    chloe92us wrote: »

    I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

    Yes, it pretty much smells like pumpkin. To me, it's divine but I love foodie smells (all I wear is pure vanilla perfume). The flowery or botanical scents make me gag, lol.

    Off topic: could you give me info on your perfume? I've been searching for vanilla but most are still too perfume-y for me (wicked allergy headaches/coughing) thanks!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    You can buy vanilla from a supplement type store. It's usually extracted in jojoba. You just can just dab it on.

    Now Foods Vanilla, 1 fl oz Oil
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    PerriP wrote: »
    chloe92us wrote: »

    Yes, it pretty much smells like pumpkin. To me, it's divine but I love foodie smells (all I wear is pure vanilla perfume). The flowery or botanical scents make me gag, lol.

    Off topic: could you give me info on your perfume? I've been searching for vanilla but most are still too perfume-y for me (wicked allergy headaches/coughing) thanks!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App

    My favorites are:

    Bath & body works warm vanilla sugar
    Pacifica island Vanilla
    LaVanila true vanilla or vanilla grapefruit

    Lavanila you can get @ sephora.
    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!
  • curlygirl_7curlygirl_7 Posts: 40Registered Users
    How exactly did you get your hair analysis? :)
    Products: Devacurl No-poo, Conditioner, and Ultra Defining Gel
    Hair Type: Somewhere between 2C (The back of my hair) and 3A (The Front of my hair)

    Been CG for about a year, still trying to figure out my hair :)
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    If you go to the livecurlylivefree website you can buy it off there with paypal. They send you the instructions in a pdf. You basically pluck a few individual hairs out of several sections of your scalp. Mail them in, and then a few weeks later they'll email your results.
    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

  • wheretostartwheretostart Posts: 244Registered Users

    I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

    I'm the wrong person to ask - I am anosmatic.. which means I can't smell. I don't like pumpkin pie but I can't help you on the scent part. I'd be happy to send you some conditioner in a zippy bag! pm me if you'd like some!
    3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

    Current products:
    YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


    HG Summer Routine:
    poo - TMW Hydrate
    RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
    PT - CJ RM
    DT - EVCO

    Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
  • curlygirl_7curlygirl_7 Posts: 40Registered Users
    oh thanks :)
    Products: Devacurl No-poo, Conditioner, and Ultra Defining Gel
    Hair Type: Somewhere between 2C (The back of my hair) and 3A (The Front of my hair)

    Been CG for about a year, still trying to figure out my hair :)
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    chloe92us wrote: »

    Yes, it pretty much smells like pumpkin. To me, it's divine but I love foodie smells (all I wear is pure vanilla perfume). The flowery or botanical scents make me gag, lol.

    Poo. Well, pumpkin wouldn't be awful, as long as it wasn't the pie smell. I like vanilla! Just not pie, lol. I can't stand apple pie, either.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users

    I see you use Darcy's Pumpkin Seed. Does it really smell like pumpkin pie? It looks like great stuff, but I hate pumpkin pie and can't stomach the thought of it on my head--please tell me it smells like something else!

    I'm the wrong person to ask - I am anosmatic.. which means I can't smell. I don't like pumpkin pie but I can't help you on the scent part. I'd be happy to send you some conditioner in a zippy bag! pm me if you'd like some![/QUOTE]

    Oh, thank you, that's so sweet of you! I was just checking, and KathyMack doesn't have Darcy's, so I will definitely PM you. I'd be more than happy to give you a few bucks for a sample. :notworthy:
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel

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