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Old 02-14-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
 
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Default 2-b or 2-c?Where do I fit in?

I am new to this forum and have learned so much...thank you all. From what I have gathered I have fine texture, High Porosity and med. density hair. When I did the Elasticity test I found my hair needs protien...so off to Sally's beauty supply I went. In the picture my hair was done this morning with the plop method and Nexxus Alluring Curls gel...not sure if this is CG friendly? This is 2 days after washing my hair. What I am still unsure of is am I a 2-c or 2-b? If I were to use a defuser would that bump me up to a 3-a? WHAT AM I LOL, where do I fit in? Please help and thank you kindly!

P.S. I gots me a K-pak so I am ready to fix my protien issue/needs. I use a shampoo bar every 3 days along with ACV rinse.

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
 
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Your hair is so long that the weight is probably stretching out your wave quite a bit. As it is right now, I'd say easily 2c if it were shorter. I really think you should try diffusing sometime and see what it does. My hair gets really wavy when I diffuse, more than when I plop.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #3
 
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OK so a 2-C, thank you so much for your help. I am also sure my hair does way the wave down but I want my hair even longer than it is now and cutting is not an option for me. I just bought a diffuser and tried it out for the first time doing the Pixie method I think it's called. I'm sure I did not do it 100% right as I am not used to using one but here is what it looks like after.With a tiny bit of gel...I'm afraid of gel because I don't want to end up with crunchy hair. Again thanks!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
 
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A 2c and very pretty hair!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:08 AM   #5
 
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So pretty! I've always wanted my hair that length. I'd also say 2C.

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
 
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So funny becuase I thought lol that I had curly hair but now I see I really have wavy hair. My daughter has longer hair than me and she has a light wave to her other wise straight hair. Thank you all for your help!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #7
 
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2C! So pretty and very long too. What's the shortest you've had it? Did it curl up more or less when it was short? Right now I don't see any ringlets (whirly curls) but I think they can be achieved with the right regimen. Don't be afraid of gel. The rights ones will not cause crunch. So far I've gotten crunch with three gels but not three others. Also you could try a mousse.

P.S. Be careful with the ACV rinses. Once a month or so they're really great for your hair, but more than that they can dry it out. But then everybody's hair type is different and I know some people do it every week and are okay. I just have porous hair too and it's quite dry so I'm wary.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #8
 
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Thank you Dusalocks, my hair was above my ears about 10 years ago and from what I can remember is was very wavy and I used mouse to style it. I do have some ringlets on the underside of my hair near my neck. My hair has had alot of color damage so I hope to gain more curl as the damage grows out. I use LA LOOKS sport and it works really nice. I also have 3 full bottles of Alluring Curls by Nexxus got it on sale and used it one time..got crunchy hair and am a little afraid to uae it again but I will just not so much this time. I have not noticed dry hair with ACV but I keep hearing that so will def. keep my eye out for any signs. I used a K pack on my hair 2 nights ago and my hair feels AMAZING!=]
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Thank you Dusalocks, my hair was above my ears about 10 years ago and from what I can remember is was very wavy and I used mouse to style it. I do have some ringlets on the underside of my hair near my neck. My hair has had alot of color damage so I hope to gain more curl as the damage grows out. I use LA LOOKS sport and it works really nice. I also have 3 full bottles of Alluring Curls by Nexxus got it on sale and used it one time..got crunchy hair and am a little afraid to uae it again but I will just not so much this time. I have not noticed dry hair with ACV but I keep hearing that so will def. keep my eye out for any signs. I used a K pack on my hair 2 nights ago and my hair feels AMAZING!=]
Yes, what is it with the back of the neck? I've got 3b curls there and I'm all "hey y'all! Why do you guys like hiding back here?"

I think you will regain more curl once the damage grows out. Also if you color damaged your hair to lighten it (peroxide), you blew holes through the hair shaft so that means you need to try protein treatments to help repair it. That sounds bad but it's perfectly normal. If you want to lighten your hair you can, but you have to be sure to restore the protein afterwards. Sounds like you're already doing exactly what you need to with the K-Pak. It'll get healthier and healthier with CG just in general so no worries.

So Nexxus Alluring Curls:

Nexxus Alluring Curls Curl Enhancing Styling Elixir - NaturallyCurly.com

There are water soluble silicones so that's okay. It doesn't say sulfate free but I don't see any sulfates from a glance. I do see a lot of ingredients though including polyquats which some people say cause buildup. However my hair is porous and I'm able to use polyquats without buildup, I think. You'll probably be able to too.

I've had my hair above my ears and around there too and it was curlier, not wavier. But some people it gets curlier the longer it gets because then the hair has more movement and it's easier to wind around itself, forming curls. I think that might be you and they're going to start appearing soon. Just keep your hair well hydrated. And then post pics to show us your progress!
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Thank you Dusalocks, my hair was above my ears about 10 years ago and from what I can remember is was very wavy and I used mouse to style it. I do have some ringlets on the underside of my hair near my neck. My hair has had alot of color damage so I hope to gain more curl as the damage grows out. I use LA LOOKS sport and it works really nice. I also have 3 full bottles of Alluring Curls by Nexxus got it on sale and used it one time..got crunchy hair and am a little afraid to uae it again but I will just not so much this time. I have not noticed dry hair with ACV but I keep hearing that so will def. keep my eye out for any signs. I used a K pack on my hair 2 nights ago and my hair feels AMAZING!=]
Yes, what is it with the back of the neck? I've got 3b curls there and I'm all "hey y'all! Why do you guys like hiding back here?"

I think you will regain more curl once the damage grows out. Also if you color damaged your hair to lighten it (peroxide), you blew holes through the hair shaft so that means you need to try protein treatments to help repair it. That sounds bad but it's perfectly normal. If you want to lighten your hair you can, but you have to be sure to restore the protein afterwards. Sounds like you're already doing exactly what you need to with the K-Pak. It'll get healthier and healthier with CG just in general so no worries.

So Nexxus Alluring Curls:

Nexxus Alluring Curls Curl Enhancing Styling Elixir - NaturallyCurly.com

There are water soluble silicones so that's okay. It doesn't say sulfate free but I don't see any sulfates from a glance. I do see a lot of ingredients though including polyquats which some people say cause buildup. However my hair is porous and I'm able to use polyquats without buildup, I think. You'll probably be able to too.

I've had my hair above my ears and around there too and it was curlier, not wavier. But some people it gets curlier the longer it gets because then the hair has more movement and it's easier to wind around itself, forming curls. I think that might be you and they're going to start appearing soon. Just keep your hair well hydrated. And then post pics to show us your progress!
Thank you, yes those curls like to hide don't they...maybe it's the heat that makes them curl easier.

I color treated my hiar a few years ago a red type color now it seams to be getting lighter and lighter and redder.
I think I like the LA LOOKS on my hair better so that's what I am now using. Thanks for looking that up for me I think my daughter will use it on her hair.
Thanks for the tips, very much appreciated!=]
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