What comes before the Aphogee 2-step?

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  1. WaistLengthDreams

    WaistLengthDreams Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I'm doing the Aphogee Two Step (NOT 2 minute) Treatment this weekend. I've done it before and the first time went well and the second time was so-so. This time I wanted to make sure I got the best results, so I was doing my research and there seems to be a lot of debate on what comes BEFORE the Two Step Treatment. I think we can all agree that Aphogee Protein is followed by a good moisturizing DC. But my question is what is best to do before it.

    Should I:
    -Clarify, Porosity Control, then Aphogee 2-step?
    -Clarify, Moisturizing Shampoo, Porosity Control, then Aphogee 2-step?
    -Moisturizing Shampoo, then Aphogee 2-step?
    -Other

    Background:
    My hair is relaxed, loves protein, medium/fine strands, and type 4a.


    P.S. I would have made this a poll, but I have no idea how to do that... :ohwell:
     
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    WaistLengthDreams Well-Known Member

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    SouthernStunner Well-Known Member

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    What I do is: clarify, moist poo, cheapie condish, aphogee, a good moist dc, THEN porisoty control to help restore my hair to the correct PH balance.

    I will be doing this tonight getting ready for my self relaxer next weekend.
     
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    WaistLengthDreams Well-Known Member

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    Is there a reason why you condition before and after the Aphogee?
     
  5. SouthernStunner

    SouthernStunner Well-Known Member

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    No there really isnt any reason and actually I was thinking of omitting that step I just do it out of habit.... you know shampoo the condition.
     
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    I use to Clarify, Detangle, Aphogee, then DC because ORS Aloe poo used to leave my hair soft. Nowadays, ORS poo doesn't leave my hair soft so I follow up with a sulfate-free moisturizing poo, detangle...then aphogee etc...
     
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    There's really no need to do anything to your hair beforehand.

    I do a 2-step like clockwork every 3-4 weeks. all I do is make sure i've clarified my hair a week before. my hair feels softer & stronger when my hair has been clarified recently. then i add the 2 step to dry hair, rinse it out after it hardens, and then shampoo & DC as usual.

    but sometimes i'll pre-poo with whatever i usually pre-poo with, rinse that out, shampoo, do a 2-step, and then DC.
     
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    Just clarify. That's what the instructions on the bottle recommend.
     
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    I just clarify, apply the treatment, do a DC after and style as usual. Simple.
     
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    WaistLengthDreams Well-Known Member

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    Thank you ladies, I knew I could count on you for some much needed answers to my question.
    :clapping: :woohoo: :clapping:
    Since I really wanted to clarify this week I'll be doing that followed by the Aphogee 2-step, DC and then maybe Porosity control (depending on how my hair feels after the DC). Thanks!
     
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    Hey ladies! I just bought this yesterday and I am planning on doing a treatment next week . I just want to know what products do you ladies use to Clarify and DC with before and after the treatment. Oh and has anybody just used a hand held blowdryer instead of a bonnet dryer? Thanks in advance!:)
     
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    I use Nixon to clarify with and to dc with I use TIGI S factor Serious Conditioner.
     
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    WaistLengthDreams Well-Known Member

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    I use VO5 Tea Therapy Clarifying Shampoo and NTM Deep Recovery Hair Mask.
     
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    WaistLengthDreams Well-Known Member

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    Curious for more responses...:bump: :bump:
     
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    I usually follow the instructions on the bottle :yep:
     
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    I clarify with Suave clarifying shampoo and deep condition with motions moisture plus or my BJ's knock off of matrix biolage.

    The next time I do the 2 step I will probably deep condition with the ORS deep conditioner.
     
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    My Aphogee 2-step regimen:
    1. clarify w/ Keracare First Lather shampoo
    2. CON (green) moisturizing shampoo
    3. apply Aphogee 2-step
    4. gently clip hair up and sit under bonnet dryer until hard
    5. rinse Aphogee thoroughly from hair
    6. DC w/ Pantene Relaxed & Natural deep conditioning mask (brown jar)
    7. Porosity Control or ACV rinse
     
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    Are any of you ladies sitting under a steamer with the 2-step in your hair or just the DC? or both? Thanks... I remember this worked WONDERS for me as a kid and I'm thinking of jumping on the bandwagon but want to know if I could use a protein treatment underneath a steamer or just a hooded dryer?
     

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