in need of a reconstructing regimen

missduckettmissduckett Posts: 9Registered Users
This is my second post about basically the same issue. I didn't get but 2 replies from one person (thanks again, bluebood), basically telling me what I already knew. It got a good number of views which leads me to believe nobody read the whole thing (bc it was LOOOONG)...

I'm wondering...
what are the best reconstructing lines? im interested in:
Joico
GVP "Compare to Joico"
Dr. Miracle
Aphogee
and DooGro

have any of you used any of these with any kind of results? what would you recommend for reconstructing severely damaged/over-processed hair?


I know that you can't repair damaged hair, per se, I just need to make it more manageable and help stop the breakage because its breaking off really badly :cry:

My original post has an in-depth description of how bad my hair is.

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  • WildfoxWildfox Posts: 148Registered Users
    From your list I've only used aphogee's 2 step treatment. It's messy and smelly but I got really great results even after the first use including less breakage/shedding, my ends looked less frayed, tighter curls, and more clumping. I did a test on one curl clump behind my ear the first time just to make sure it would work with my hair. I purchased from Sally's, the "balancing moisturizer" it says to use as the second step has cones but I'm sure any protein-free deep conditioner would work just as well if that's a problem for you. I used it at least once a month until the bottle ran out (about 4-5 uses for me). I have fine, low density, type 3 curls that I assume are normal-high porosity with damage from dye, heat styling, and manipulation.
  • missduckettmissduckett Posts: 9Registered Users
    Wildfox wrote: »
    From your list I've only used aphogee's 2 step treatment. It's messy and smelly but I got really great results even after the first use including less breakage/shedding, my ends looked less frayed, tighter curls, and more clumping. I did a test on one curl clump behind my ear the first time just to make sure it would work with my hair. I purchased from Sally's, the "balancing moisturizer" it says to use as the second step has cones but I'm sure any protein-free deep conditioner would work just as well if that's a problem for you. I used it at least once a month until the bottle ran out (about 4-5 uses for me). I have fine, low density, type 3 curls that I assume are normal-high porosity with damage from dye, heat styling, and manipulation.
    thanks wildfox, how bad was your damage? you say you have type 3 hair...a/b/c? generally, I would have 3c/4a but where its damaged really bad its basically straight. if its wet, its straight with a little wave and once it dries its about a 2b/c. Im trying to gauge exactly what kind of results you got with aphogee...
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The only one I've tried was the aphogee two-step. This was back when I still had severe heat damage.

    I remember that the results I had were not dramatic, but I did notice a slight improvement. Before the treatment, the damaged ends were pretty much completely straight. After, they were probably about 2a, and a little bit more workable.
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  • WildfoxWildfox Posts: 148Registered Users
    I don't really know what type exactly, I would say 3B mostly but depending on how I style it the tightness of the curl changes . The damage I had was ends with a looser curl about half way down, some pieces even just wavy on the ends without actually curling around themselves, more frizz than normal, frayed ends with some single strand knots, and more hairs falling out than normal shedding. After the treatment the first time my curl pattern was uniform, no more limp ness and the ends were much better although I still had to trim a bit off. So it made a huge difference for me but I didn't have any major chemical damage as I've never had a relaxer or straightening treatment, just mainly damage from occasional flat ironing, curling wands, a spin brush blowdryer thing, and one use of box-dye all over. ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1412551057.590939.jpg
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    I wish I had taken a before and after to show you, but these were both taken after so you can get an idea of my curl type and how it looks totally different on different days lol.

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