Need Help With 2a/b Hair!!!

Hello wavies!

I myself am a 3a, but I've been teaching my cousin with 2a/b hair all about the curly girl method. She treats her hair horribly. Flat ironing and curling it, never cutting it because she's obsessed with length. I'm serious, she gets maybe 1/4 of an inch off once a year. She's willing to learn, but I'm stumped.

I was wondering if i could get some curly girl friendly product recommendations, as well techniques. The more information, the better! From cleansing all the way to drying.

For more information, she has waist length, thick hair. I'm not sure about porosity, but her hair is very damaged, so i wouldn't think that it was low porosity. As for the individual strands, I'd say medium thickness. I think her hair can stand weight from products, and volume is not an issue. She also hates crunchy hair and frizz really isn't an issue. I want to define her waves as well maybe make them bouncier and amplify them.

Any input is much needed!!!!

3a, med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
CG since April 2012
BC October 2012
Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix
RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
Leave In: As I Am leave in or KCKT
Stylers: FSG and Curlisto Control II Gel
Sealer: Pure Argan Oil

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If she heat styles and it's damaged it is likely high porosity.

I would definitely start very basic so she isn't overwhelmed. Maybe a low poo (or co wash), a conditioner she can use as a RO and LI, and 1 (maybe 2) stylers. Because she is a wavy she may do better with a low poo that a cowash. Personally, I find cowashing weighs me down so I prefer low poo (though I'm now experimenting with Deva No-Poo-- more of a cleansing conditioner).

What are the dew points like where she lives? That comes into play a lot when selecting products IMO. I have a lot in my signature I like but I live in a dry to moderate climate (more moderate ATM--dews in the 50s).
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


Oh! And here are some videos that really helped me:

DevaCurl. Do The Deva 3 Step - YouTube

Jessicurl How-To - Pahoma - YouTube

MyDevaCurl | Calling All Curls


The videos in the new CG handbook are also great.
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


@Kaykre:

She lives on long island, NY so it's pretty humid all year round. Even when it's cold outside, the air still feel damp because we're surrounded by water.

What kind of products do you use? Do you use a lot of water when styling, or do you work with damp hair? My hair has never been wavy so I have no clue! D:

3a, med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
CG since April 2012
BC October 2012
Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix
RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
Leave In: As I Am leave in or KCKT
Stylers: FSG and Curlisto Control II Gel
Sealer: Pure Argan Oil

INSTAGRAM: CURLYJESSICALEIGH (it's new, but check it out)

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