05-06-2013, 06:13 AM
Join Date: May 2008
i am not familiar with those products. they may not be curl friendly.
you have to start with a regular shampoo, sulfates, to wash out any/all cones that were in your hair.
then you go to using cone-free conditioners. leaving in some conditioner is crucial for curlies!! curls need MOISTURE.
you also need to figure out, as best you can, your properties. livecurlylivefree.com is a good place to start for info. also, curl junkie blogspot, keep scrolling back in time. also, the newbie threads here. and, the 'curly girl book,' by lorraine massey, 2009 edition.
it seems confusing at first, but you will take in the basics and go from there. don't worry about things you don't understand at this point.
if your hair is porous (dries quickly, like under 2 hours?) then you need to seal in your conditioner leave in. this is crucial for your hair type. some use oils, like grapeseed oil, others use butters, like jane carter nourish & shine, or spiral solutions emollience....
if your hair texture is fine, you will need protein to help keep in the moisture. i can recommend curl junkie repair me as a protein and deep conditioning treatment. easy to use, and no need for deep conditioning afterwards, as it's really a two-in-one for most of us.
good luck, you will get there and be happy.
3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx
: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine