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Seeking hair advice as a natural newbie

levette

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Okay so I big chopped the end of January 2021 after a 14 month transition from relaxed hair. I am high porosity probably due to previous hair color. I plan to buy roux porosity corrector to see fit his help. My hair has grown since then but now I see single strand knots on the floor or it could be a combo of shed hair.. As of know for the past 3 weeks I have been wearing a low puff using a satin scrunching. It’s low maintenance and I like the look as I am lazy. I moisturize my puff daily but it dries out so fast. I tried twistouts but my hair shrinks too much with that. I have fine strands so wearing extension braids is too risky. I shampoo weekly with about 1 co wash in between. I feel empowered and lost at the same time. I may revisit braidouts to stretch my hair. What can I do along this hair journey to regain length. Also what are some good edge controls to use that last more than one day.
 

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levette

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What products are you using on shampoo and cowash day?
Wash day I alternate between L’Oréal eve pure moisture sulfate free or creme,of nature moisturizing shampoo. I cowash with either Pantene cowash or crewmen of. Nature cowash. I just clarified with suave clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup.
 

VictoriousBrownFlower

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Wash day I alternate between L’Oréal eve pure moisture sulfate free or creme,of nature moisturizing shampoo. I cowash with either Pantene cowash or crewmen of. Nature cowash. I just clarified with suave clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup.
do u dc, use a leave in, and seal.... what about protein.... do u use heat when u dc????
 

faithVA

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Wash day I alternate between L’Oréal eve pure moisture sulfate free or creme,of nature moisturizing shampoo. I cowash with either Pantene cowash or crewmen of. Nature cowash. I just clarified with suave clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup.
What are you using after you cleanse?
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You may want to look into getting a salon quality shampoo and conditioner. It doesn't sound like much but they make a world of difference, which I found out last year.

But after you condition, what products are you applying, especially if you are going to leave your ends exposed?
 

levette

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What are you using after you cleanse?
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You may want to look into getting a salon quality shampoo and conditioner. It doesn't sound like much but they make a world of difference, which I found out last year.

But after you condition, what products are you applying, especially if you are going to leave your ends exposed?
I have been alternating using mielle products such as their leave in and twisting soufflé. and Shea moisture. I’m still experimenting with ecostyler but I dislike having a firm gel cast on my hair
 
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faithVA

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I have been alternating using mielle products such as their leave in and twisting soufflé. and Shea moisture. I’m still experimenting with ecostyler but I dislike having a farm gel cast on my hair
Try a simple regimen for 30 day. Clarify and then follow with a moisturizing shampoo to give yourself a fresh start. Then on your wash days use a moisturizing shampoo, conditioner, leave-in and styler. Try sticking to one group of products for a while to see if you are making progress. Using too many products you can't tell if it is your hair or the products. I would leave Shea moisture and ecostyler alone for a while until you really know your hair.

Instead of doing LOC, just do the leave-in and styler. Or if you are going to a wash and go use a botanical gel and the you can use a quality gel with hold over it.
 
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