Long time lurker here! I'm hoping to find somebody with similar hair to mine, who has perhaps had more luck styling their hair than I have.
I have NEVER had success with my hair. My mom once told me I have the type of hair that needs to be in a pony tail
My biggest problem is with my canopy layer. While my hair is very curly underneath, it's wavy, frizzy, and broken on top. It's very fine but actually quite dense (hair stylists are always confused by this). Overall, my hair tends to get less curly as the day progresses. It gets very tangled.
I attempted the curly girl method on and off for a few years. The longest I stuck to the method was 6 months and my hair looked horrible haha. The fact is, conditioner weighs my hair down. I need shampoo to remove any product buildup. More often than once a week. I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place because I NEED moisture for my dry, frizzy hair, but whenever I use enough moisturizing product to combat frizz, my curls tend to straighten and look weighed down (and greasy!) So I use a little less, and then my hair is a big frizz on top and it doesn't even look like I've used any product at all.
I'm currently using Burt's Bees Gud Shampoo, then combing in Pantene Pro V Volumizing conditioner (love that stuff). Then I rinse, wrap in a towel for a few minutes, then rake L.A Looks NutraCurl hair gel, then scrunch, then finish with Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Smoothing Cream on my top layer and ends. Then I air dry.
Can someone please tell me about a miracle product to get bouncy, full, curly/wavy hair that shines and is full of life and enviable by all?
If not that, any helpful tips would be appreciated! (including hair cuts/styles that might help me)
p.s. I'm also allergic to DMDM Hydantoin (a formaldehyde releaser) that tends to be in most commercial curly hair products so I tend to lean more towards natural/organic products.