2B or 2C or something else?

Since we are deciphering curl types...please look at

http://bethsteinmetz.blogspot.com/ the first pic, and let me know what you think!

Thanks, Beth
PS- this was after a CO wash w/ suave M/H, jessicurl too shea, honey and too shea mixed as a leave in (teeny bit) and RR/CCSS mix on wet hair, plopped and diffused and finger combed when dry. (Whew, sounds like a lot but still easier than trying to blow it str8!!) :P
In that pic I would say 2b/2c. Shiny waves!
Starting my curly resolution! 3a/3b with some waves thrown in. Haven't been CG in a while. Need product suggestions.
Hi Beth-


I think your hair looks great! It is pretty close to when I used to wear my hair natural. Then in my mid 30's my hair texture changed -- I think because of the grey. So the last few years I have been blowdrying it (which takes 40+ minutes) and then flatironing. I did the Bionic straightening 2x, last time 14 months ago and I didn't like it.

So.... I am hoping that maybe I can start wearing it curly without looking like brillo, poof. I want waves, and I have some curls, but I don't want ringlets, want to control the volume and deal with the bad frizz. Not asking for much??

Love the way your hair looks so would you mind elaborating on what you do (I didn't quite get all the abbreviations since I'm new here).

Thanks so much!!

I am brand new to this board so I am not familiar with most of the definitions.

this was after a CO wash w/ suave M/H, jessicurl too shea, honey and too shea mixed as a leave in (teeny bit) and RR/CCSS mix on wet hair, plopped and diffused and finger combed when dry. (Whew, sounds like a lot but still easier than trying to blow it str8!!)

this was after a CO wash w/ suave M/H, jessicurl too shea, honey and too shea mixed as a leave in (teeny bit) and RR/CCSS mix on wet hair, plopped and diffused and finger combed when dry. (Whew, sounds like a lot but still easier than trying to blow it str8!!)
Originally Posted by newengland
Hi not Beth but I can decipher her message.

A co wash = Conditioner only - instead of shampooing your hair w/shampoo you use conditioner .
Suave M/h is Suave Milk and honey conditioner
RR/CCSS- are both Jessicurl products Rockin Ringlets and Confident Coils Styling Solution
here is a link to more abbreviations http://naturallycurly2.com/home/faq.php

In that pic I would say 2b/2c. Shiny waves!
Originally Posted by lcaste1
Beth I totally agree. your hair is very pretty!
*Holly*
2C/3A
Bentley my dog is my avatar
Thanks Holly!

Can I ask you something else --- see "ploppped" mentioned all the time (and found on this site) a description. Do you do that? And is it better than just letting it dry naturally? I try to scrunch a bit but leave it down while it dries. And the last thing -- I see a lot of people putting honey in some water and using that after they wash but before condition. It isn't sticky or hard to rinse out? I am thinking the honey wouldn't dissolve that well in the water. But not sure.

Thanks!!
Thanks Holly!

Can I ask you something else --- see "ploppped" mentioned all the time (and found on this site) a description. Do you do that?Yes And is it better than just letting it dry naturally?I find that it helps encourage my curl pattern and helps gets someof the extra wetness out. It is much easier for me to get ready in the morning(brushmy teeth get dessed put on makeup) with my hair in a towel. I only plopped for about 15-30 mins a day. Not nearly long enough to get all the wetness out. I will let it air dry the rest of the way on most days. I try to scrunch a bit but leave it down while it dries. And the last thing -- I see a lot of people putting honey in some water and using that after they wash but before condition. It isn't sticky or hard to rinse out? No I am thinking the honey wouldn't dissolve that well in the water. But not sure. I make sure I mix the honey in the water by swirling the cup while I am filling it. Sometimes I will give it a swirl with my fingers if it is not coming together. It dissolves really well in my shower temp water. It is not sticky or hard to rinse out once it is dissolved
Thanks!!
Originally Posted by newengland
Hope that helps!
*Holly*
2C/3A
Bentley my dog is my avatar
Holly --

Thanks again. I tried the honey rinse this morning -- so far my hair looks pretty good. But it isn't completely dry yet -- once it is dry that's when it usually starts getting frizzy etc.

Of course not sure if it was the honey that helped since I have a bunch of products in my hair -- some curl enhancing gel, Graham Webb Curl Defining Gel (mainly to deal with my leftover straightened hair), HE anti humidity defying gel, and frizz ease.

Since I am just trying again to wear my hair natural -- after years of blow drying, Japanese straightening etc..... I am not up on what the best products are for me to use. Any suggestions welcome.

I will certainly continue with the honey.

Thanks for your help! The big test is once I go outside....

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