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SapphireWingstar 04-01-2006 01:27 PM

Recommend me products + ETA Album Update
 
My hair is dry, frizzy, and very undefined. At least. the top layer is. The top layer is like, super frizz monster. the bottom layer I can get to curl, but there is still some frizz and it's mostly hard skinny curls. I can wear my hair in a half up/half down, but never just all the way down. If I try to do that, it poofs, frizzes and expands.

So, just recommend me anything. I want to order something from Curlmart.

I've tried Too Shea, Curls Tea Ecstacy, and OneC. I honestly could not tell if there was any difference to my hair when I used them, but I want to try the OneC and Too Shea again.

This is a list of products that I sorta want to try, but can't make any deciscions:

- Curls Spiral Curl Cream
- Curls Souffle
- Regis Olive Oil Conditioner
- Tigi Moisture Maniac
- Deva Angell
- Suave Aloe Vera Gel

So yeah. Feedback on abovementioned products is appreciated, plus any new reccomendations.

(Oh. I still have to post my pics. I said I would like 3 weeks ago.)

ETA: I finally posted my pics. Most of them show the top layer of frizz, and some show the pretty undercurls. The first pic shows the side view of my hair. You can tell that the back is especially frizzy, and I have no volume at the roots and way too much volume everywhere else. There's also a texture shot of just the top layer of my hair...you can tell what I mean when it's not spirals, it's just flat frizz. And after looking at myself for a while, I decided that I think I do need a new cut. I have major triangle-head. I haven't got my hair cut in 1.5 years, not even a trim. (er, well I trimmed it crookedly myself in January. I cut off maybe 2 inches because it was bothering me.) But I do need to go to a proffesional stylist.

I should post a pic of my wet hair. It looks totally different.

jazzijenni81 04-01-2006 01:54 PM

suggestions
 
hi,
your hair is beautiful! how about letting us know your current routine, then we can go from there :)

subbrock 04-01-2006 05:25 PM

i think your hair is pretty now...

but one product that ive recommended to others (and it seems to always work for them) is elucence mb conditioner. it should definetly help moisturize your hair!

dstar 04-02-2006 12:32 PM

I have the same problem
 
Hi
I am a newbie here. I was recommended this site by members from the longhaircareforum.

I have the exact same problem with frizzand big hair. Your hair is lovely and seems very moisturized.

I will be looking for the same products that people are recommending you so thanks for starting this thread!

SapphireWingstar 04-03-2006 10:13 PM

My routine...well, I don't really have one. I condition with whatever conditioner I have...I've had Suave M&H, Suave Coconut, V05 Strawberries & Cream, Suave Lavender, V05 Tea Therapy, uhh...a bunch of other ones that I can't even remember. Currently it's Suave Coconut.

So I condition with Suave Coconut. I use a ton, and comb through. Rinse partway out and leave some in. I use Garnier Soft Curl Cream then aloe vera gel or an Aussie gel. And I've experimented once or twice with Jane Carter Nourishing Leave in and Suave Aloe Vera Gel. And I tried a few times leaving jojoba oil under gel. Oh - I usually mix honey with conditioner.

As of recently (like, in the past week or so), my hair has been more frizzy and puffy than usual...there could be a few reasons to this...last week I did a 5-minute protien treatment and didn't DT afterwards. Lastweek I was also using jojoba oil under gel, which I have never done before. I also used Jane Carter Nourishing as leave in last week.

My hair has been really really frizzy, esp. the top layer. It will *not* hold a curl. The bottom layer does, but it's still more poofy than normal. It's like, if you look at my hair (the top layer atleast), you can definatley tell it's curl. But you mostly see flat, undefined poofy frizz, not spirals or corkscrews.

How does this sound for a Curlmart order -

- Elucence
- DevaCurl OneC
- Curls Spiral Curl Cream
- Jessicurl WDT

solange 04-05-2006 09:52 AM

I would definitely recommend the OneC as well as Suave Healthy Curls conditioner and mousse.

spiderlashes5000 04-05-2006 10:12 AM

I like your hair alot! Personally, I think a good curly cut would resolve most/all of your concerns. The curl pattern is fabulous!

I would suggest re:coil and DevaCurl OneC.

And I would also caution against the Suave Naturals conditioners except for cowashing.

jazzijenni81 04-05-2006 03:31 PM

mmmm. it seems like a good clarifying treatment would help out. the curl creme and gel can cause buildup, which over time suck the life from your hair. i say wash w a clarifying poo, do an ACV rinse, and follow up with a good deep treatment. i agree that elucence and a good cut/trim would help out! hth

SapphireWingstar 04-05-2006 08:42 PM

Thanks for the replies!

yeah, I think I need to clarify and do a DT...I haven't done one of those in a few weeks.

Hmm...now I'm tempted by the Curl Junkie products...hah.

I do want to get my hair professionally cut, and there is a Devachan-trained stylist near me. And I've heard she's good. I just don't want my hair too short and specialised curly hair cuts are EXPENSIVE! I can only afford to buy curlmart products every once in a while...But I would love to get a hair cut by her, and I plan to eventually, it just won't be in the near future.

And I swear I will put up new pics either tonight or tomorrow...I've been saying that for weeks but I promise I will this time! :P

jazzijenni81 04-05-2006 09:17 PM

cuts
 
sapphire,

i understand your wanting to have a specialized devachan curly cut, but please know that isnt the only option. in my experience w cuts, ive found that ethnic salons get the job done...without the $$$$. ive had great luck w egpyptian, dominican, puerto rican, even indian salons/stylists because they're used to dealing w naturally curly hair. just wanted to point out that you have options ;)

SapphireWingstar 04-05-2006 09:19 PM

Thanks!

I just don't know of any 'ethnic' salons near me, really, and I've heard that this Deva stylist is good. But I really do appreciate the advice!


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