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Old 11-19-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
 
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please play.
i have no clue what hair type i am.
aide my ignorace s'il vous plait


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the sides and underneath are really tight
the top is more zig zag
and i need a trim.
lol

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Old 11-22-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
 
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I'd say that you are 3c, but your hair looks like it needs a LOT more moisture. After that, it might be easier for me to tell. Do you use heat a lot?
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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Is your hair relaxed?
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:12 PM   #4
 
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the ladies before me both asked the same questions i was going to ask!
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:16 PM   #5
 
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no my hair isn't relaxed...it's confused.
and i can't believe you can tell how dry it is!
no matter how much oil or products i put in it it just drinks it up.
i have tried everything.

i used to press it more frequently but for the last year or so I haven't because when i went to college I didn't have the $ to go to the salon.

if you can help me figure out what to do with it that would be great.
I don't know what types of products to use because I am not biracial but my hair sort of looks that way. I don't have a perm and it's not relaxed.
its a dichotomy to say the least
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:38 AM   #6
 
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3c..yeah and looks dry.. do you cowash? that helped create the biggest turn around for me. and learning the importance of sealing in moisture. for cowashing i use suave humectant and it is magical (lol). i use suave naturals aloe and waterlily as a leave-in and seal with fantasia ic olive oil serum. HTH
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:13 PM   #7
 
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^^

to be honest...

i don't even know what "co wash" really means

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:24 PM   #8
 
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to be honest...

i don't even know what "co wash" really means

cowashing is just washing your hair with conditioner. it gives you a basic cleanse and doesn't strip the hair like shampoos will. i use suave humectant and my hair feels refreshed and moisturized. i do this every 3 days. on the 3rd wash (every 9 days) i actually use shampoo for a full cleanse...does that make sense.. HTH anyway
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:57 PM   #9
 
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I agree with QuirkyYogini; your hair looks like a dry 3c. It's probably due to lack of moisture and heat damage. You would benefit from reading the newbie section of this forum and reading the Curly Girl book by Lorraine Massey.

Many people on this site use a modified version of the Curly Girl (CG) routine. This means using shampoos without any sulfates. Some people use a light conditioner, such as Suave Naturals, as they would shampoo. These conditioners contain no silicones.

Many also do not use any synthetic oils (mineral, polyquaternium). Some good ones and easy to find are olive, almond or grapeseed. You can add these to a cheap conditioner (Suave) to make it more moisturizing, to a deep conditioner or as a leave-in.

A clear gel would be a good styling product. You also should not brush or comb your hair once it's dry and leave in some conditioner as your hair dries (apply to wet hair), even if it's rinse-out conditioner. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:23 AM   #10
 
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omg, we have like the same exact hair, it's kinda creepy. I've never had my hair relaxed but I flat iron it now

so i guess I'm a 3c also.
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Either way you have beautiful hair.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:32 AM   #12
 
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no my hair isn't relaxed...it's confused.
and i can't believe you can tell how dry it is!
no matter how much oil or products i put in it it just drinks it up.
i have tried everything.

i used to press it more frequently but for the last year or so I haven't because when i went to college I didn't have the $ to go to the salon.

if you can help me figure out what to do with it that would be great.
I don't know what types of products to use because I am not biracial but my hair sort of looks that way. I don't have a perm and it's not relaxed.
its a dichotomy to say the least

Oils protect your hair but don't moisturize it. Are you using something for moisture? Conditioners? Are you doing any deep conditioning?

For moisture, I would recommend Too Shea by Jessicurl. (I <3 this product) it's still kind of light but has TONS of moisture. Like others mentioned, try to stop using shampoo's with sulfates, which also means stop using conditioners/products with silicones.

As for styling aids, I love Kinky Curly Curling Custard, it's natural and gives great hold and definition. Use it over Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in conditioner.

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Old 12-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #13
 
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wild curls: thank you

naya:

wow. oils don't moisturize?!...
i wish i would have known that earlier!!! lol

i just made a shea butter cream thing and that helped my hair. a lot less frizz, but a tad to heavy and my head seemed weighed down lol.

i want to try kccc but i've tried so much and don't want to waste my money.
but i'm finally getting rid of the sulfates. so i'm sure my hair should be on it's way to restoration



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Old 12-03-2008, 05:42 PM   #14
 
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Your hair does look 3C, but I had the same dry problem and started using Hair Milk and Beautiful Hair Cream by Carol's Daughter, so my hair is doing a lot better.
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