So, without further ado...
Humidity (avg): 56%
Dewpoint (agv): 12
Low-poo: Silk Elements Color Care Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Ingredients: Water, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, isopropylamine dodecylbenzenesulfonate, glycol stearate, ammonium lauryl sulfosuccinate, fragrance, PEG-150 distearate, PPG-2 hydroxyethyl cocamide, panthenol, hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed keratin, polyquaternium-11, hydrolyzed vegetable protein PG-propyl silanetriol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, butylene glycol, DMDM hydantoin, iodopropynylbutylcarbamate, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, phosphoric acid, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, butylphenyl methylpropionol, limonene, red 33
Rinse-out Conditioner: Suave Daily Clarifying Conditioner
Ingredients: Water, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, lactic acid, potassium chloride, fragrance, disodium EDTA, PEG-150 distearate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1, 3-diol, tocopheryl acetate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone
SalonCare Sparkling Apples and Pears Conditioner (leave-in)
Ingredients: Water, cetyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride, hydrolyzed keratin, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, pyrus communis (pear) fruit extract, propylene glycol, dicetyldimonium chloride, fragrance, citric acid, dmdm hydantoin, blue 1, yellow 5.
Biotera Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner
Ingredients: Water, PEG-8, panthenol, keratin amino acids, achillea millefolium extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, hydroxyethylcellulose, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cetrimonium chloride, citric acid, polyquaternium-4, propylene glycol, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothaizonlinone, DMDM hydantoin alpha-isomethyl ionone, amyl cinnamal, butylphenyl methylpropionol, cinnamyl alcohol, coumarin, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool, fragrance
LA Looks Sport Gel
Ingredients: Water, PVP, sorbitol, carbomer, keratin amino acids, panthenyl ethyl ether, palmitoyl oligopeptide, glyceryl polymethacrylate, propylene glycol, glycerin, oleth-20, rahnella/soy protein ferment, aminomethyl propanol, PEG-8, tetrasodium EDTA, benzophenone-4, methylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance, butylphenyl methylpropional, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, limonene, hexyl cinnamal, linalool, benzyl salicylate, citronellol, violet 2, blue 1
Styling method: Today I did a basic low-poo (last night I smoothed some EVOO through my hair as a pre-poo/conditioning treatment) and then followed with a regular rinse-out conditioner. Nothing more to say about that. I did a towel-turban, then raked my leave-ins through and used my Denman D3 brush to distribute. Then I scrunched in the gel in 4 sections (each side, top and back). Finally, I used a small microfiber towel (you can get a 10-pack of them in the car-care section of the store with the big red bullseye on it) to scrunch the excess moisture/product out of my hair and encourage clumps and curls. I also did this in 4 sections. This is my go-to styling method right now since my hair is still pretty short. I'm happy with the results today. It was VERY cold and windy and we got a couple inches of snow over night. I'd like my curls a little tighter, but they were pretty much frizz-free and reasonably well-defined.
So here's my hair today [it's not actually as red as it looks in the photos...]:
Notes: Lots of protein in today's combo of products. The Sparkling Apples and Pears conditioner smells like Green Apple Now 'n' Later candy. Hair photos were taken at the end of the day, so you can see that my curls did last all day. I'm hoping for second-day hair tomorrow! My hair is not crunchy or sticky at all and I did not need to SOTC. I did a clarifying sulfate shampoo (Suave daily clarifying 'poo) a couple days ago because I felt like I had some build-up (from well water maybe?). Otherwise I've been sulfate-free since mid-October doing cowashes and occasional low-poos as needed.