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Old 07-22-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
 
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I am new to becoming a curly as I did not have curly hair when I was younger when I began straightening my hair it started going really dry so I stopped and my hair has become wavy and frizzy. I think my hair type is between a 2b and 2c but it is hard to tell as my curls aren't very defined. I was just wandering if anyone could help me find natural hair products/remedies that can define my curls and stop the frizziness plz help me.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
 
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Hi Tangled. Welcome to the wavies. The first two things you should do is:
1. Look into the CG (curly girl) method. Most of us here use the version with occasional non-sulfate shampoo. The CG method was miraculous for me, but it doesn't work for everyone. Even if it doesn't work, you will learn a lot of good techniques.
The College Curly: Laura Lee's All In One Guide to Going CG: Now Revised and Updated!
2. Figure out your hair's properties. This helps with product recommendations. Livecurlylivefree.com has help with this. They also have a service where you send in your hair and they tell you porosity, texture, and elasticity.
thickness, texture, and curl pattern
The Wavy Tales: How to classify your wavy hair
elasticity
determining porosity and elasticity help?
porosity
Porosity and Curly Hair

also, be sure to read the stickies at the top of the newbie board.

If you are looking for something you can do tomorrow, scrunch a pea size of conditioner into your washed hair. Then scrunch gel into wet hair. Scrunch the water out with a old cotton t-shirt.

Post questions when you have them. There is a steep learning curve. Things can be overwhelming at first.
Good Luck!
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
 
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I second all that Pedaheh said. Welcome! When your head is swimming with all the info she just provided, we'll be here to give you a hand.
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I am new to becoming a curly as I did not have curly hair when I was younger when I began straightening my hair it started going really dry so I stopped and my hair has become wavy and frizzy. I think my hair type is between a 2b and 2c but it is hard to tell as my curls aren't very defined. I was just wandering if anyone could help me find natural hair products/remedies that can define my curls and stop the frizziness plz help me.
A lot of us layer 2 products for curl enhancement then frizz control. Many people use a curl cream or leave in conditioner first then a hard hold gel after. Hard hold gel will control your frizz and make your style last longer.
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