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Old 01-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Need a new routine!

Hey everyone! so I'm new to the forum and I have 2c/3a hair type. Im looking for a new routine and new products. When I was a kid, I had stick straight hair until I turned 13, when it turned poofy. For about 5 years I blowdried/straightened my hair, not really knowing I had curls underneath the frizz. One night I went to bed with my hair wet, and when I woke up in the morning, I had totally curly hair, lol. At school, people thought I had a perm. Because dippity-do was the only gel in my house at the time, i started using it, and 6 years later, I'm still using it. lol.

So I'm looking for a gel that will help define my curls and make them sleeker. I need something with a strong hold as my hair tends to get frizzy.

I don't really have a 'routine'. I wash my hair, brush it out (my hair is so knotty finger combing isnt really an option - I've tried it and it dries in a knotty mess and looks like I've had dreadlocks that are coming out ) and then I just put dippity-do in it and flip my head over a few times and let it air dry. The whole process takes about 5 minutes, which I love.

Would anyone like to share some new gels or shampoos? or routine advice? I use tresemme right not for curly hair.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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The best way to choose products/ingredients is by hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Once you determine your properties, look for people with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.) It's the best place to start.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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Are you brushing it after you get out of the shower? What kind of brush are you using? I've had a lot of success using a wide tooth comb in the shower while it's slathered in conditioner instead brushing or combing once I'm out of the shower. Less breakage that way.
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