09-03-2013, 05:15 AM
Join Date: Jun 2013
I'm going to take a leap and say you have 3b hair that looks like it's semi-straightened so has the crimped look. I think you have gorgeous hair as well.... and I also LOVE thick hair. It's always better to have too much than too little... I went through a thinning episode lately and boy oh boy did I miss my hair even in its frizziest stage. Anyway the reason you think your hair pattern doesn't match anyone's is because the curl is pulled out.
Most curlies battle frizz... it's just part of being a curly. However having hair that has the right protein-moisture balance and the right styling product is going to reduce frizz by a lot, give curl definition and reduce bulk. Stay away from thinning shears in salons.. .that's the wrong way to go and will mess up your curl pattern.
Most of us on the forum are on the Curly Girl method (strict or modified) - no harsh cleansing agents (sulfates, olefin-sulfonates) and no silicones. You can either go no-poo (using light or cleansing conditioners to cowash) or low-poo (gentle, sulfate-free shampoos) or a mixture of both.
If you want to read more I can point you to the Stickies on the Newbies Forum, the No-poo forum, the Live Curly Live Free website and e-book, and the Curly Girl book.
fine - low porosity - medium density - normal elasticity
Hot & humid tropical climate. Soft water.
Cowash: CJ Daily Fix
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni 2chic BK&AO
RO: JMO Bare detangler, Giovanni SaS, SheScentit Okra
Styler: FSG with CNPF, CJ Pattern Pusha, Volumax Mega, Ouidad Climate Control
PT: IAgirl's gelatine, CJ Repair Me
Experimenting with: reincorporating cones
iherb discount code: CFN646