Help with Hair type & products

Clairification -

Hello, I am not sure If I should be posting to this board as to my hair type but here it goes and if this not correct, please direct me.
After 6 years, I decided to cut out my wave nuevau and be naturally.

I have already a curl pattern which is frizzy and thick but also in some areas can be wavy. At this stage of the natural game, as I did a big chop and cut it all out as of Late July early August.

I have noticed that my scalp is feeling great, this is even though I had only put in a wave 2X a year as my hair texture really did not need it often so I went and got one done every 6 to 8 months. But I am glad that is done. I have read so many boards as to not using products with mineral oil and sulfates as they are bad on natural hair. I have invested tons of cash in products from Carol's Daughter, which made my hair very greasy but dull. I had read about Curl Junkie and tried them as well, some of her stuff works but some it seems may not be right, as I have spent trial and error on trying them.
I am at this point where my wits end to figure out

1. What my hair type is - I am of mixed hertiage with a tight curly pattern that is thick and dry. When I comb my hair it almost looks not combed I had used the perm to soften the friz and define the curl. At this point I really hate the process and glad I am done with it, but I am trying to figure of what is what

2. How to make my hair happy and scalp as well

Any suggestions?
Clairification -

Hello, I am not sure If I should be posting to this board as to my hair type but here it goes and if this not correct, please direct me.
After 6 years, I decided to cut out my wave nuevau and be naturally.

I have already a curl pattern which is frizzy and thick but also in some areas can be wavy. At this stage of the natural game, as I did a big chop and cut it all out as of Late July early August.

I have noticed that my scalp is feeling great, this is even though I had only put in a wave 2X a year as my hair texture really did not need it often so I went and got one done every 6 to 8 months. But I am glad that is done. I have read so many boards as to not using products with mineral oil and sulfates as they are bad on natural hair. I have invested tons of cash in products from Carol's Daughter, which made my hair very greasy but dull. I had read about Curl Junkie and tried them as well, some of her stuff works but some it seems may not be right, as I have spent trial and error on trying them.
I am at this point where my wits end to figure out

1. What my hair type is - I am of mixed hertiage with a tight curly pattern that is thick and dry. When I comb my hair it almost looks not combed I had used the perm to soften the friz and define the curl. At this point I really hate the process and glad I am done with it, but I am trying to figure of what is what

2. How to make my hair happy and scalp as well

Any suggestions?
Originally Posted by jilangmartyl
You don't need to spend a lot of money taking care of your hair. Of course, if you're a product junkie like me that's where the fun is .

Here are some books I found helpful (got all but one from the library, but they're probably all available as loans):

Curly girl : more than just hair--it's an attitude : a celebration of curls : how to cut them, care for them, love them, and set them free / by Lorraine Massey with Deborah Chiel.

(for women of all hair types who want to nourish their curls, by the Devachan owner and stylist who devised the Curly Girl method so many people talk about. Primary focus on wavy and curly)

Curl talk : everything you need to know to love and care for your curly, kinky, wavy, or frizzy hair / by Ouidad, with Jennifer Schonbrunn Hinkle.
(the first book I read when learning about my hair).

Both of the following books have really good info for transitioners from chemical straighteners:

No lye! : the African-American women's guide to natural hair care / Tulani Kinard.

Let's talk hair : every black woman's personal consultation for healthy growing hair / Pamela Ferrell ; foreword by A'Lelia Perry Bundles.

In addition to all the good stuff on this website, check out this woman's personal odyssey:

http://motowngirl.com/index.php
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Thanks so much for the book recommends, I will try to see if I can get one of them and see how to make this work for me. Right now I really do not want to put too much stress on my hair and scalp so I will stick with Curl Junie stuff for now as my hair seems to like some of the products as to the curl cremes and the pomades and the leave ins. I just want to be able to have my hair really not dry as this happens then it looks yuck. I read about Products of Oyin, Ohemet Biologico and Kinky Curl to name a few as to mositure.
No worries. You could try the Product Swap too, that can be a good way to try products. I have spent more money than usual since being on nc.com, but I don't regret it. I'm in the process of simplifying and am offering a lot of stuff for swap since I've accumulated so much product.

I also love the CJ, specifically the CJ Hibiscus & Banana Leave-in for fine hair; this product is a potential keeper for me. I also use the Healthy Condition (rich) and have used Guava & Protein, and Guava cremes for styling.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
I use the hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta as well and the Thick and Lucious products and they do well but they seem to be dry sometimes, but maybe I do not know my own hair now since being natural I think that is what is it and looking to achieve the same effect I had when I had chems, I have to actually learn to love what I have and make it work for me. This is all woman's journey thanks for helping me start my way :-)
I use the hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta as well and the Thick and Lucious products and they do well but they seem to be dry sometimes, but maybe I do not know my own hair now since being natural I think that is what is it and looking to achieve the same effect I had when I had chems, I have to actually learn to love what I have and make it work for me. This is all woman's journey thanks for helping me start my way :-)
Great inexpensive organic/natural lines are Aubrey Organics,
Avalon Organics...

Deep Condition regularly: Try using honey and olive oil to your conditioner fro a great deep treatment.

Try Olive Oil + Water as a leave-in But if Olive is too heavy try
avocado oil + water

You can try a lighter hair milk or diluting CD milk with a little water...

And you can do a search for styler-recs...

HTH!
products:
co-washing with any Aubrey Organics product
Olive Oil +/under leave-in for super soft hair!
Whipped Karite/Shea or Avocado butter leave-in
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Also lots of water, pilates and meditation

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