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I desperately need a product that will leave my hair soft and curly, not sticky and crunchy. I have 3c hair and get it texturized (ISO). I started with my hair very short (about an inch or two long) and it is now about 3-4 inches past my shoulders. As expected, it is now overly straight and I can't do anything with it (I've noticed this happens once my hair gets past a certain length and I've been texturing it). In addition, my hair is extremely fragile and fine. I think I'm going to have to do a big chop and would like to try something asymmetrical, but fear doing so without first knowing there is a product that will leave me with soft curls. I used to use Garnier Soft Curl, but the discontinued it. I have so many different products on which I've spent a small fortune, and am tired of wasting my money. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
I have some type of hair as you do. Have you tried homemade Shea butter mask on your hair overnight and wash it out in the morning? I do the Icequeen wash method and that leaves my curls really soft and defined. Tell me a bit more of what you do to your hair and what products you use.
I'll try to help you if I can. Don't cut it.


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Thanks for replying. For the past two weeks, I have been using the ISO shampoo and conditioner (my stylist recommended, otherwise I would use Pantene Natural, Mixed Chicks, Infusium or Nexxus). I comb the conditioner through with a wide tooth comb, rinse with tepid water, blot dry and then put in my products. This round, I am using Tresemme Curl Hydration, a drop or two of either Moroccan or Argan oil and then follow with Miss Jesse's curl merenge or Deva Curl gel or Paul Mitchell mousse. I have tried combing, scrunching, etc. I should also say that I have a patch of broken hair in the back (it's my weak spot). While my stylist gave me a good trim, she did not cut it all out since she did not want to take away from the length of my hair. While the rest of my hair is straight and flat, that spot is poofy and brassy.

The past week, I have also been massaging my scalp with warm olive oil prior to washing and I try to wash only twice weekly.

The photo is how my hair looks ironed out.
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Thanks for replying. For the past two weeks, I have been using the ISO shampoo and conditioner (my stylist recommended, otherwise I would use Pantene Natural, Mixed Chicks, Infusium or Nexxus). I comb the conditioner through with a wide tooth comb, rinse with tepid water, blot dry and then put in my products. This round, I am using Tresemme Curl Hydration, a drop or two of either Moroccan or Argan oil and then follow with Miss Jesse's curl merenge or Deva Curl gel or Paul Mitchell mousse. I have tried combing, scrunching, etc. I should also say that I have a patch of broken hair in the back (it's my weak spot). While my stylist gave me a good trim, she did not cut it all out since she did not want to take away from the length of my hair. While the rest of my hair is straight and flat, that spot is poofy and brassy.

The past week, I have also been massaging my scalp with warm olive oil prior to washing and I try to wash only twice weekly.

The photo is how my hair looks ironed out.
Originally Posted by Novastrega
To start with, I understand you use heat to style your hair? If so, I would advise you to stop it. It damages your hair even more and makes it brittle and dry no matter what products you use.

Then, for that small spot, if you have castor oil, massage your scalp with it at least twice a week and leave it overnight covered by a plastic cap.
Wash: after you comb your hair with conditioner, turn your head down, apply more condish till you feel your hair kinda smooch and crunch your curls. Put your head up, finish your shower and then put your head down again and rinse the hair with the water as cold as you can.
Do not comb or brush your hair anymore. Put your products (you have good ones BTW) and use your fingers to style your hair.

When you go to sleep, put your hair on a ponytail on top of your head and cover it with a satin cap. If you don't have one, try to use a satin pillow. In the morning take it down and style it with your fingers and, if you need, spray it with water mixed with vegetable glycerin to keep it moisturised.
You will have curls more defined.

I apologise if it doesn't work because every hair has its own needs but give it a try for a week or two and you will see.



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