Random Type-3 Thoughts

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I didn't see a thread like this but I figured it'd be good for jotting down any random thoughts/ideas/reliefs/frustrations pertaining to your type 3 curls! Kind of like a "what is your hair doing today?" thread or anything random really.

I'll start...today was wash day and I've think I've reached a record with the drying time. Within 40 min of applying my gel, my hair was about 60% dry, but it was also 104 degrees today
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CG since Dec. 2013
3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
Cleansing: Loreal EverCurl Hydracharge Shampoo
RO: Suave Naturals Coconut, Suave Professionals Shea Butter & Almond Conditioner
Styler: Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse, Rave 4x Unscented Hairspray
*less is more*
Haha--I hate heat and am totally spoiled living here, but I have to admit that when it's hot the one big perk is having hair dry so much faster. I washed my hair a few hours ago and it's almost dry, yay. It would be dry, but our nights are way cooler than days so it's not as warm as it was.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Wash with either Suave Tropical Coconut, As I Am, or CJ Daily Fix
Condition with STC or Yes to Blueberries and detangle with Denman, rinse very lightly (baptismal rinse)
Add LAL gel, either Sport or Wet Look, scrunch with flour sack towel, and plop
Diffuse 5 minutes, then air dry
I think my hair is a fan of my swim workouts. It's a saltwater pool so it tightens my curls. And as long as I get my hair wet and load in my conditioner before I put on my swim cap, it stays pretty moisturized too
2c/3a mix and very fine, normal porosity
Shampoo: Loreal EverSleek Sulfate-free (Only 1 or 2x a week)

CoWash Suave Naturals Coconut or VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze

Rinse Out: Giovanni 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil or GVPCB


Leave in: More Suave Naturals Coconut or GVPCB Always diluted with water/epsom salt spray

Products: AG Re:coil with EcoStyler Olive Oil gel or HETT gel


I've found it! My HG!!! The eco styler olive oil works great for me. It makes my hair curlier and softer with no crunch to scrunch out. And it's not expensive at all! I think I might experiment with some different leave-ins under it, but it will definitely remain a constant. This is my second try of CG and it's a relief to find something that works
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2c/3a mix and very fine, normal porosity
Shampoo: Loreal EverSleek Sulfate-free (Only 1 or 2x a week)

CoWash Suave Naturals Coconut or VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze

Rinse Out: Giovanni 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil or GVPCB


Leave in: More Suave Naturals Coconut or GVPCB Always diluted with water/epsom salt spray

Products: AG Re:coil with EcoStyler Olive Oil gel or HETT gel


I didn't see a thread like this but I figured it'd be good for jotting down any random thoughts/ideas/reliefs/frustrations pertaining to your type 3 curls! Kind of like a "what is your hair doing today?" thread or anything random really.

I'll start...today was wash day and I've think I've reached a record with the drying time. Within 40 min of applying my gel, my hair was about 60% dry, but it was also 104 degrees today
Originally Posted by CatitudeBoo
Wow! I'm jealous! LOL. I'd almost give anything to feel that kinda heat right now, especially if the humidity was high as well. I love hot and humid weather. Right now I'm stuck with a very chill 56F and a ton of clouds.

I'm quite surprised at my hair today. I didn't have to do anything to my hair this morning and it looks just like it did yesterday. I didn't really have alot of time this morning to mess with my hair anyways but I figured I'd still have to spritz and refresh it. It was a good surprise and I won't fix something if it's not broken.
Very fine, high porosity, currently dyed and growing out the relaxed portions. I'm pretty sure my hair's 3b something IIRC. We will be finding out for sure as time goes by.

It's official: My hair just loves Shea Moisture. I use a mixture of products from the Raw Shea Butter, African Black Soap, and Coconut & Hibiscus lines.
I absolutely love gel! Gel is freaking awesome and it makes me sad that it gets a bad rap.

I have found my new routine for the summer...

Wash/co wash my hair
Apply an oil (mainly coconut)
Apply my leave in... right now I'm in loooove with OGX coconut milk conditioner!!
Apply gobs of gel and rake it through

Happy hair indeed!! 😊

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2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

My HG gel styler is la looks wet look gel. Love the stuff & no crunch to scrunch out. I can't use coconut oil though. It will give me a massive headache.
My HG gel styler is la looks wet look gel. Love the stuff & no crunch to scrunch out. I can't use coconut oil though. It will give me a massive headache.
Originally Posted by curlicious13
I started to buy that gel the other day! Lol

I do want to try it... Especially since I figured out how to use those LA Looks gels in my hair.


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2yrs 7 months post relaxer/2 years and 11 months natural

Cleanse: SM Moisture Retention or Suave Naturals shampoos
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals, L'Oreal EverCreme or EverCurl
RO/Detangler: Tresseme Naturals, GVPCB
Leave-In: SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie, TN, GVPCB
Styler: EcoStyler, GF Pure Clean gel, KCCC

Just discovering my hair likes protein!

I'm sporting 3rd day hair and did nothing to it this morning other than smooth in a little KCKT. My hair is weird, it never waves evenly after sleeping on it. The right front side has a very strong curl, and it's still very curled, while the rest of my hair is pretty uniform waves. Frustrating that my curl can't seem to cooperate with my waves, argh!
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
Finally got my hair cut! I had been agonizing over it for a while because I'm really trying to escape jaw-length hair hell and I knew I'd be taking at least a couple inches of my last bits of badly damaged hair off.

Btw I'm not hating on jaw-length hair, Some people look great with it, I am just not one of those people IMHO!

But as the weather was getting warmer my ends were getting crispier and grosser and I realized they were probably just going to hurt the rest of my hair, so I did a little chop and thanks to my amazing stylist it feels and looks so much better even though its a little shorter.

The layers make it a lot more heat friendly too Now just waiting for everything to 'settle', my curls are all still a little confused.
3A-3B / Medium / High Density / Low Porosity
Modified CG
Low poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
Conditioner: Curls Unleashed NB
Leave in: Creme of Natura Argan Oil Strengthen & Shine
Styling Product: Curl Keeper/ Curly Solutions gel
Random Hair Thought..

wow.. my hair really likes natural shea butter as a sealant over a leave in conditioner. it also kept my hair moisturized when I use gel. YaY

Also for 2nd day hair putting sweet almond oil on my dry hair really works wonders, hello sexy messy bun and bye bye frizz xD


2C ~ 3A, low porosity botticelli curls

Following CG

Favorites: Kinky Curly Knot Today, KCC, Suave Naturals & VO5 ( co wash ), Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper, Darcy Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner and Generic Value Products Conditioning Balm, Camille Rose Aloe Whipped Butter Gel, Curl Junkie and Jessie Curl Products.
Something amazing happened today. Right now it's 90 degrees (VA), very humid, and a storm is en route. BUT I seem to have mastered my WnG!! My hair looks great! I think it may even like the humidity? SheaMoisture is my one true love 😁


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Just at BSL (when stretched) goal is HL, 3a/b, medium thickness, medium porosity
CG since March 2013
Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
Clarify: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
Styling: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Vitamins: One Daily and GNC Ultra NourishHair
^^^^ I hear so many raves about SM that I may give it a try some day. My own routine works just fine now so I'm kinda hesitant about incorporating a new product into the mix.

Today was wash day. I notice when I used the Suave Naturals shampoo and conditioner, my curls looked more defined and less frizzy fresh out of the shower. I've heard that if your hair is frizzy while wet, it's due to product build-up which has been the case in the past. I know we're conditioned to believe that shampoo is satanic but when paired with the complimentary conditioner, it can work well (for my hair anyway).
CG since Dec. 2013
3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
Cleansing: Loreal EverCurl Hydracharge Shampoo
RO: Suave Naturals Coconut, Suave Professionals Shea Butter & Almond Conditioner
Styler: Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse, Rave 4x Unscented Hairspray
*less is more*
My newest HG is using coconut milk as a deep treatment. It makes my hair so soft and manageable. I can detangle my hair in the shower with JUST WATER and that blows my mind considering I have 3c curls.

Last edited by Jeliah; 05-28-2014 at 10:25 AM.
My newest HG is using coconut milk as a deep treatment. It makes my hair so soft and manageable. I can detangle my hair is the shower with JUST WATER and that blows my mind considering I have 3c curls.
Originally Posted by Jeliah

Do you warm it up or anything? I've seen a few people do this! Really curious to try


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Just at BSL (when stretched) goal is HL, 3a/b, medium thickness, medium porosity
CG since March 2013
Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
Clarify: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
Styling: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Vitamins: One Daily and GNC Ultra NourishHair
I have tried it warm and just straight out of the can and it works great either way.
Not so much a "random" thought, but one I've been wanting to express. People often say that curlies want straight hair and vice versa. I just want to say that I personally have never wanted to trade my curls for board straight hair. However, I will admit that it bothers me how many cute hair styles are geared towards straight hair like pixie cuts and blunt bobs.
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~Belle Bohemienne

"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present." -Lao Tzu
Not so much a "random" thought, but one I've been wanting to express. People often say that curlies want straight hair and vice versa. I just want to say that I personally have never wanted to trade my curls for board straight hair. However, I will admit that it bothers me how many cute hair styles are geared towards straight hair like pixie cuts and blunt bobs.
Originally Posted by BelleBohemienne
Agreed!


3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk
Air Dry

Looking for new products and methods to try!

Avatar is a product of this lovely lady: Ash The Painter on Tumblr


Not so much a "random" thought, but one I've been wanting to express. People often say that curlies want straight hair and vice versa. I just want to say that I personally have never wanted to trade my curls for board straight hair. However, I will admit that it bothers me how many cute hair styles are geared towards straight hair like pixie cuts and blunt bobs.
Originally Posted by BelleBohemienne
Agreed!
Originally Posted by DaniGirl88
totally agree
3B (Botticelli), coarse, low porosity
DevaCurl No-Poo
DevaCurl One-Condition
DevaCurl Arc-Angel
Curl Keeper
JessiCurl Rock-N-Ringlets
My in laws are visiting for a couple weeks and I just got some flexi rods that I'm DYING to try. I don't have a hooded dryer, so I would have to sleep in them! Preparing to get made fun of... 😔


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Just at BSL (when stretched) goal is HL, 3a/b, medium thickness, medium porosity
CG since March 2013
Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
Clarify: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
Styling: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Vitamins: One Daily and GNC Ultra NourishHair

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