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Old 10-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
 
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Default Starting out..need help (2b)

Just discovered this place and hoping someone can help me thru all the info. So excited to maybe have pretty non frizzy hair at some point.

I have thick, fizzy, course hair that takes hours to dry. I also have a problem with dandruff.

I am thinking I am a 2b..but my wave looks more like 2a. I think I have abused my hair so long that I am not sure what it really is.

Any help from someone with my hair type on what to do next would be great!!
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
 
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It's most important to know your hair properties. Curl pattern is least important.

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Is it dandruff or dry scalp? If it's a dry scalp, I suggest try brown sugar scrubs. Mix equal amounts (or a tiny bit more brown sugar) of olive oil and brown sugar. I use about a tablespoon of each. I also like to add a few drops of rosemary oil. Some people like to add a few drops of tea tree oil.

Mix together and massage it into your scalp. I do this in the bathtub so I don't get the floor all gross. I let it sit about 10 mins in my hair and then low poo it out in a shower like normal. Some people like to cowash it out instead.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #3
 
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It takes a lot of experimenting with different methods & products to find what works best for your individual hair. When I first started cg, it took a while to do this. Then I found "Jessicurl's" website & how she styles her hair. Using her demo, products & a HUGE key for me, a layered haircut I had the hair of my dreams!!!

Maybe her technique will work for you? I found it gave me great definition, clumping & no frizz PLUS, like you my hair takes forever to dry & she uses a diffuser (which also helps encourage my curls)!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
 
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It takes a lot of experimenting with different methods & products to find what works best for your individual hair. When I first started cg, it took a while to do this. Then I found "Jessicurl's" website & how she styles her hair. Using her demo, products & a HUGE key for me, a layered haircut I had the hair of my dreams!!!

Maybe her technique will work for you? I found it gave me great definition, clumping & no frizz PLUS, like you my hair takes forever to dry & she uses a diffuser (which also helps encourage my curls)!
P.S. I realize my signature does not include Jessicurl products b/c after messing with my hair with cutting/straightening I find it no longer has enough hold for me. I use kinky kurly come clean, knot today & curling custard now & love it!
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
 
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To control frizz the biggest difference for me is to oil it (few drops of olive oil, coconut oil, etc) when damp. To encourage more waves or curls I scrunch or diffuse it. I don't always use gel, but some sort of leave-in conditioner for curly hair.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
 
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Im new to this whole CG method also, been a few months. I have just figured out for my that any kind of oil is too much for my waves. It pulled the wave out and orated my hair, where I could see the water beading up on the shaft!!! So be careful with the oils. I wish someone would have told me this, to avoid what I am going through now...ugh
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My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
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