2b fine, dense, high porosity? hair problems

Hello everybody

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.
Hey ellbrady
The only thing I can suggest is maybe remove the towel wrapping. Have you tried plopping in an old t-shirt?
You may be stretching your waves and cresting frizz with the towel.
I scrunch with an old t-shirt as my hair is just past chin length. I plop occasionally when I find my waves are getting a bit limp.
I have fine, high density hair asxwell and I can't use curl creams. They just weigh doen my hair. I use FSG. I make it at home. It is really moisturizing so I can use it as my only product.
I struggle with liking the way my hair looks and I think us wavys are always wushing for more curl or straight hair so we don't have all this frustration. I'm sure you look beautiful. Keep positive.

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I have 2B hair as well, and what you describe sounds a lot like my hair. I don't co-wash. I have to rotate products a lot. My faves are CJ Daily Fix, JC Gentle Lather, CJ Repair Me conditioner in winter/CJ Beauticurls Strengthening condish in warm weather, a curling jelly like HETT or KCCC, followed by some BRHG in frizzy areas or Pravana Curves Curl Enhancer. I scrunch out the crunch either with nothing or with CJ Curls in a Bottle.
Yeah, it's a lot, but you asked!
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
I also never use a regular towel; only an Acquis towel or a t-shirt to scrunch after gel.
2a or b, highlighted, fine hair but lots of it
Modified CG since 6/11

Low Poo: CJ Daily Fix
Co-Wash: DevaCurl No Poo
Rinse Out: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner or Deva One C
DT: CJ Rehab
Stylers: Deva Heaven in Hair as a Leave-in, followed by Arc Angel
SOTC: CJ CIAB
@wavyone nice advice I'm a little more curly 2cish 3aish right now but I've been using microfiber and it may be a culprit. I second fsg though. OP are you a butter or oil sealer?

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Sometimes I get carried away and manipulate him too much. He tells me he's fine on his own but I never listen. I wash him less now and all in all we're happy.
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