Firstly, pics. I posted this in the 3c board, also:
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.
After seeing my pics, what products would you recommend for me?
Ones I am currently eyeing:
- Jessicurl WDT
- Curl Junkie Give-em the Slip
- Curl Junkie Hibisucus&Banana Deep Fix
These are my 'sorta' products. I want them, but if I had to choose betwene an above product and one below, I'd pic one above:
To me, it just looks like you need a really moisturizing conditioner and leave in. I have canopy frizz too, but I attribute that mostly to the fact that it's exposed to the elements much more than the hair underneath.
Two great conditioners are Tigi Moisture Maniac and Elucence. Both give excellent slip and moisture. They both can be used for CO, and the Elucence is great as a leave in. Actually, some curlies use the Tigi conditioner as a leave in also. Trade Secret has sales on Tigi liters all the time (2 for 25).
I'm guessing that you want more weight and frizz control right? I'd go with the Elucence and Curls Spiral cream. The cream minimizes frizz and gives a good amount of hold without getting crunchy. It's also great for when you want to slick your hair back into a ponytail.
I think that once you get your hair professionally cut, you will notice a HUGE difference in how your hair responds to products. What may not have worked before may work perfectly after the cut. I'd probably wait on buying a bunch of products until after you get your hair cut, especially if you plan on going to that Devachun(sp?) trained stylist. You can see what products she uses on your hair and can decide if you want to splurge on some of the products you have on your list.
A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.
My conditioner suggestion for little SapphireWingstar: Biolage Conditioning Balm.
Get the 4 oz. tube at some local salon store and try it. Don't wash it out. Add honey if you like. (That small tube lasted me nearly 2 months and my hair is as long as yours.)
This has been THE conditioner for me for the past 2.5 months. True love indeed.
As a styler, you could try Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Cream (if you haven't already) over the BCB (+ honey). You might dig it; you might not. (I can't handle the glycerin personally.) But it can't hurt to try it since it's inexpensive and you can buy it locally.