Products for Thin, fine 3A hair?

Rawr4CookiezRawr4Cookiez Registered Users Posts: 35
So I'm looking for a new shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Right now I'm using Shea moisture shampoo and conditioner for thin hair (has a green label), but I feel like it weighs my hair down. What are some good products that won't weigh my hair down but also won't dry it out?

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  • Nirmala.NataNirmala.Nata Registered Users Posts: 6
    I'm in the same boat as you. I recently switched to shampoo bars, because co-washing was weighing down my hair while also leaving the ends dry and stringy. I'm also experimenting with different amounts of the product I regularly use (KCCC); I find that too little turns my hair into a frizz ball, while too much leaves it feeling crusty and gross.
  • katia_kaykatia_kay Registered Users Posts: 20
    So I'm looking for a new shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Right now I'm using Shea moisture shampoo and conditioner for thin hair (has a green label), but I feel like it weighs my hair down. What are some good products that won't weigh my hair down but also won't dry it out?

    I'm *trying* to go for a sort of "dry it out then moisturize the crap out of it" for mine, so I'm using the KCCC shampoo once or twice a week, then the Shea Moisture anti-breakage conditioner, followed by the KC Knot Today.

    It does leave my hair feeling great, though it's a bit squeaky. I'm trying to figure out the best stage to work in some argon oil to combat the clarifier's drying effects...but the KC shampoo has really, really helped the product build-up I'm prone to. My hair is fine and low porrosity, so I do get a lot of gunk hanging around though, so the more intense shampoo seems to be good for that.
  • curlyannie80curlyannie80 Registered Users Posts: 334 Curl Neophyte
    I have the same type of hair but mines a combo of 3B, with some 3a underneath. For shampoo I've been using Renpure Coconut Cream shampoo, it has a water soluble cone in it, but its super far down the list. I absolutely LOVE THIS shampoo, and I've tried a lot. It lathers, but doesn't have any sulfates, just cocomidopropyl betaine. It's also moisturizing but not in a heavy way. I can't use Shea Moisture shampoos because they weigh my hair down.
    For conditioner, I love tresseme naturals, and recently I tried the perfectly undone but it seemed to weigh down my hair somehow. I like it and I'll try it again in the summertime. Another conditioner I love is Aussie Moist, it also has a water soluble cone, but honestly it penetrates, moisturizes but not too much, no build.up. I use it as a leave in as well.
    For styling I love making flax seed &marshmallow root gel, topped with some LA Looks Sport.

    Sent from my XT1254 using CurlTalk App
  • CremionoCremiono Registered Users Posts: 5
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    Please suggest some STYLING products for thin 3a hair, without much protein (or any protein). Does Deva make something that you recommend? Or Curl Junkie?
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    I remember Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha being recommended as a product without protein in it. I adore the volume foam by sweet curls elixirs. I find it gives great volume to my fine hair and has good enough hold on its own (though I add PVP to mine) that either I leave it on as the final product or spray a touch of all natural hairspray over for a really good hold. It has no protein unless you ask her to add (though you may like silk protein as an add-in, as even people whose hair dislikes protein seem to like this one).

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks very much, Naturecat. I'm not sure how protein sensitive I am. I sometimes use a little Curl Junkie Beauticurls which has some protein in it and I'm OK if I don't use too much.

    The reason I posted is that I'm trying to go full on c.g. and I find that the Curl Junkie Curl Cream, while great in many respects doesn't give me volume at all like some of the non c.g. products, so I'm looking for something that's cg that gives volume. I'll read up on the Pattern Pusha and the Sweet Curls Elixers.

    Thanks again for responding!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • countrygurlcountrygurl Registered Users Posts: 32 Curl Neophyte
    yall might want to try out Cantu Define and Shine Custard , its a life saver for me!
  • maryware77maryware77 Registered Users Posts: 45 Curl Neophyte
    Hi!
    My all time favorite GKhair Shampoos and conditioners as they are SLS, Paraben and Sodium Chloride free that does not make your hair thin. In addition to these you can make use of volumizeher from the same brand. What it will do, it will make your hair look more in volume and again it is natural.
  • mbeckhhpmbeckhhp Registered Users Posts: 155 Curl Novice
    Thats my hair. mines also color treated blonde over grey/whiteLove Curl Junkies, daily fix, for cleanser.Even gentle shampoos fade color faster on me. Fav conditioners, are giovanni 50/50,and moisture balance by eulasence,always with a touch of Peter Lamas, volume conditioner w rice proteins.(too frizzy if used straight) Used to always use diff variations of FSG,they were my favs, but have gotten little lazy. Am loving Pattern Pusha, mixed w touch of CJ's beauticurls. The coolest, I think non protein, non glycerin(also fades my color) volumizer spray,(doesn't weigh down,or straighten curls))before gels, or drying plain, is ovation therapy volumizer spray. Who Knew volume, without getting dried out ,miracle love it.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey
    • Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,, Condish Peter Lamas volumizing(rice protein) mixed w CJ smoothing,orGiovanni 50/50,or Eulasense balanced moisture. Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*, KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.mixed w Pattern Pusha.FOTE on dry. SOTC :1 drop meadowfoam oil.DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek,CJ repair me.
  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Connoisseur
    Innersense has a volume line which is fantastic!
    __
    2C-3A Fine, medium density, very long
    Modified CG Method / Natural Only since 2015
    Earthtones Naturals Lover
    :thumbright:
    Canadian!!
  • DrRachDrRach Registered Users Posts: 264 Curl Neophyte
    I have very fine 3b hair that's prone to being weighed down. I love Palmer's olive oil cowash followed by Shea moisture fruit fusion creme rinse ( or the fruit fusion mask for DC)
    3 b Baby fine, Low density, high porosity, naturally pale blonde. And a UK Curly Girl:thumbleft:
    No/Low Poo: Palmers Olive Oil Cowash
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    DT/PT: CJ Repair Me!, SM Fruit Fusion
    Stylers: LUS Curly 3in1 leave in


  • JD.GameAccouJD.GameAccou Registered Users Posts: 46 Curl Neophyte
    I love SoCozy Boing Curl Conditioner. Its actually marketing towards kids, but I like how creamy it is and how well it rinses out. It moisturizes w/o weighing it down. You can get it at Target for a reasonable price.
    - Rose

    2B/C wavy, fine, high porosity hair

    Mod-CG
    Poo: Renpure Bamboo Coconut Water Shampoo
    Condish - SoCozy Boing Sweet Crème Curl Conditioner
    Leave in- KCKT, JM Organics Citrus/Neroli Detangler
    Curl Cream: CJ Coffee-Coco Curl Creme-Lite
    Gel: *searching*
    PT: CJ Repair Me, Gelatin
    Pre-Poo/Overnight: Aloe, Jojoba & Tea Tree Oil Mix
    Clarifying: Redken Cleansing Cream Shampoo


    *Allergic to Devacurl and Herbal Essences
  • SavagegirlSavagegirl Registered Users Posts: 383 Curl Connoisseur
    I got an an advanced elevation cut from one of the curly stylists here.. and it added a whole different dimension to my hair. Lift and curls galore.
    __
    2C-3A Fine, medium density, very long
    Modified CG Method / Natural Only since 2015
    Earthtones Naturals Lover
    :thumbright:
    Canadian!!
  • mbeckhhpmbeckhhp Registered Users Posts: 155 Curl Novice
    maryware77 wrote: »
    Hi!
    My all time favorite GKhair Shampoos and conditioners as they are SLS, Paraben and Sodium Chloride free that does not make your hair thin. In addition to these you can make use of volumizeher from the same brand. What it will do, it will make your hair look more in volume and again it is natural.

    Went to their website, and cannot find a feature, that shows the ingredients. Thats a must for me.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey
    • Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,, Condish Peter Lamas volumizing(rice protein) mixed w CJ smoothing,orGiovanni 50/50,or Eulasense balanced moisture. Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*, KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.mixed w Pattern Pusha.FOTE on dry. SOTC :1 drop meadowfoam oil.DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek,CJ repair me.
  • waymire01waymire01 Registered Users Posts: 117 Curl Neophyte
    My HG products are in my signature, it took me forever to find them. I style with conditioner, it was a game changer. No styler I've ever used has worked on my hair.. it's either frizzy, greasy, or stiff and can't curl properly. I only poo about twice a week, I cowash the rest of the time. My hair is just ok the day I poo, but I get itchy scalp and build up if I never poo. Currently looking for a more natural alternative but have yet to find one.
    3A, fine, porous, colored, protein sensitive
    Buildup/breakout with: butters, coconut/argan oil, polyquats.
    Poo:SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo
    RO/CoW/DT/LI: TRESemme Botanique Nourish and Replenish Conditioner

  • MamaJTBMamaJTB Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 27 Curl Novice
    I really like the Deva Volumizing Foam paired with Arc Angel Gel.  Both products are protein free.  I clip the roots and then diffuse dry for extra volume.  Not quite HG status for me, but the best combo I’ve come across without protein so far for volume and frizz control.
    2C/3A, low porosity, thin density, color treated, protein sensitive
  • MamaJTBMamaJTB Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 27 Curl Novice
    I’m also experimenting with the Jessicurl cleansers and conditioners with pretty good results so far.  No protein and they don’t weigh down my fine hair.  You can also order samples, which is great.
    2C/3A, low porosity, thin density, color treated, protein sensitive

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