2a or 2b?

It seems that many wavies have the same problem on trying to figure out what type of hair they have. What do you curlies think. These pictures were taken right after cowashing followed by Giovanni direct leave in and la looks. The curls/waves are not defined and now a couple of hours later my hair is weighed down. Any suggestions for wave/curl definition without weighting the hair down.

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I think it looks 2a. Looks very pretty and full!

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Thanks Akgirl..it's actually not that full especially after the hair gel wears down. I think the henna is making the curls go away or maybe the last haircut i got. I still love the fact that i don't have to blow dry as often. Only when i want a sleek look.

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You know I think I have heard that henna can weaken your natural wave pattern.

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2a-2bFii NP?

Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
locking Spray
Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
Yes, henna can weaken curls/waves. One way to counteract this, according to some, is to mix your henna with amla. Apparently it doesn't change the coloring properties of henna, but does counteract its straightening properties. I haven't tried this myself, but if you search for it here, I'm sure you'll find some useful info!

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Pretty hair! I think it's more 2b. While it's fun to figure out your curl pattern, other hair properties are usually more important in determining which products to use. Porosity, density, texture, etc.

Helpful blog from a girl who used to be on here a lot: Pedaheh's Hair Blog

As far as getting weighed down, some ideas:
- I've never used the Giovanni leave in, but heavy leave in's can weigh my hair down
- If it's the gel that's weighing your hair down, you can try using a mousse
- Plopping can also help if your waves are getting pulled down by the weight of your hair (or water still in your hair)

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hi just a quick info regarding amla - unfortunately it does tend to weaken the indigo colouring properties - makes it stick less in the beginning and then also fade faster
amla is fine whilst used with henna - meaning red henna
but used with "henna" mixes of henna and indigo plus sometimes other ingredients it counteracts indigo
indigo doesn't like acidity and amla is strongly acidic (loads of vitamin C in it!)
just wanted to clarify in case you decided to strengthen the curl pattern by using amla

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