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Old 11-26-2010, 01:27 PM   #41
 
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I also have fine 4a hair and I'm so thankful for the suggestions posted in this thread. I've tried numerous products and am learning that my hair hates protein. I still need help sealing moisture in my hair though. So if anyone has any recipes/products, please share.

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I am also a fine haired 4a/3c curly. My hair loves protein. I never do wash-n-gos anymore due to extreme knotting and tangling. I am usually doing twist outs, braid outs, or buns (for work).

I do not like to manipulate my hair a lot when it is wet b/c it is fragile and breaks easily. What has worked for my hair is to do twists or braids on dry- stretched hair and wet (not saturate) them afterward and seal with a small bit of MHC type 3/4 hair cream and/or JBCO. This method still gives me definition without sacrificing volume. To maintain them after unraveling, I will re-twist or re-braid in bigger sections (usually 4 only) at night and this keeps some definition while giving me more fullness.

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Old 11-26-2010, 05:55 PM   #43
 
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Fine 4A/3C here also. My hair is also thin to medium density depending on the section of hair you're looking at. To maintain my hair, I MUST keep a little protein in my regimen or my strands will break. Trying to maintain the moisture/protein balance is key for me.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #44
 
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I have fine 4 ish hair that is cool with protein, but does not like oil too much unless mixed in a spritz, or in a water based product. Almond oil is very light, and I use that to seal with. Right now I have kinky twists in, so....retiring my product arsenal for a while!
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:25 PM   #45
 
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Fine, regular density (not thin, not thick), 4a, low to normal porosity. My hair hates protein as a rule, but I can take the occasional protein treatment. I also hate for my hair to be too soft...
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:26 PM   #46
 
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Another fine haired 4a in the house! My hair loves protein though. I do weekly protein treatments and my hair loves most oils but hates pure shea butter (and most shea butter based products). I love twists/twistouts but I have to accept they look horribly scalpy on my hair. So I do more WnGs and buns (they look somewhat full).

I'm wondering if I'd have my hope with pitiful hair if I returned to using henna.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:11 PM   #47
 
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Well you can add me to the list on Fina haired 4a's. My hair is so fine and thin that it's almost see through. LOL

My hair does the split in the middle, had no volume no matter what I do or how I try and fix it at night. It's just limp yet curly
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:19 PM   #48
 
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Well you can add me to the list on Fina haired 4a's. My hair is so fine and thin that it's almost see through. LOL

My hair does the split in the middle, had no volume no matter what I do or how I try and fix it at night. It's just limp yet curly

Unfortunately you can see through mines in some areas . I attribute that to using a Denman. I think it detangles and makes my hair so super smooth it looks even thinner. I need to throw that thing away for real.

I'm still not sure if my hair is fine but I definitely consider it to be on the thin side.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:27 AM   #49
 
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I'm fine haired, but I have dense hair too, so you cant really tell, but i am. Lol
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I have fine, 4a hair, and a lot of it. I find that it tangles, sometimes pretty miserably, and curls in and around on itself. I don't normally have issues with proteins, unless of course I use them too often. Which is why at the present time I do a protein treatment about once a month. Since I am no longer using heat, and am growing out my relaxer, I don't think I need to alternate between moisturizing and protein treatments on a weekly basis.

I do, however, need products with good slip so that I can detangle my hair easily. My hair seems to respond well to silicones and sulfates, but, I have stopped using products that contain mineral oil and petrolatum.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:53 AM   #50
 
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i put a strand of my hair next to a piece of thread. the thread looks double the size of my hair strand.
i've only used henna twice, but henna made my hair look really big . i just don't want red/orange hair so didn't buy more.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:52 PM   #51
 
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My hair is fine and somewhat dense and low porosity. It loves protein. It also love glycerin, too, which it's not supposed to but it does.
My hair is also fine and dense and loves protein & glycerin (for my wash&go's).



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Old 10-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #52
 
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i believe i have fine hair, lol. When my hair was relaxed everyone said i had fine hair. My hair has gotten thicker, but may still be in the fine area.

this is me after using a hot comb. about 20 minutes afterwards my hair shrunk and was stiff like a bush:

before


after- imagine this longer (pic was taken about 3 months before the one above it but my hair shrinks the same way.)


and now this is how my hair is acting:


Cant tell if its fine or not.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:01 AM   #53
 
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Another fine haired 4a lady over here (possible dense fine hair because my modified denman and I are BEST friends)! Since I <3 big hair, second, third and even 4th day hair are some of my favorite looks. I'm not a huge fan of twist outs because they're too much work for me (I hate spending more than an hour on the actual styling of my hair), but they're the only style I like on day 1.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:39 PM   #54
 
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my hair is fine, thick, and i thought it was proten sensitive but it loves curl junkie repair me. i can't use gel or mouse only moisturizers my fave is qb burdockroot butter and if it's really cold outside i use camden greys butter madness. i have really great definition if my hair is well moisturized. i don't do protective styling because i'm not that talented. twist look stupid on me twist outs look a hot frizzy mess. my routine is really simple co-wash a few times a week clarify once monthly, deep condition/use steamer (curl junkie rehab)weekly moisturize and style, spritz/refresh daily with msm water cavier elixer mix.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:47 PM   #55
 
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i was watching the YT channel of Mlllecafeaulait who is a fine haired natural.She mentioned she waters down a lot of her products. I have been doing this lately with gel and my li and liking the results. My hair needs a lot of li. I use like tightlycurly amount. ut what I didnt 't realize is I can successfully use a whole lot of spray instead of a whole lot of creamy. Last night I cowashed but didn't completely rinse. I added water , glycerine, avj, a few tablespoons of Knot Today, jojoba, a drop of neem oil and made a very watery spritz. I sealed with sweet almond oil. I was so surprised my hair is very moisturized today. The only difference is I used a styler where with a lot if creamy conditioner I usually don't. I used the Beautiful Textures mousse which I usually hate mousse as drying but that stuff is actually moisturizing.
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Hello Ladies! I have fine, coil densely packed low porosity hair that I can only wear washngos and HATES glycerin. Twistouts looks like I've put my finger in a socket!

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #58
 
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Checking in! I have 4a, coily hair. The strands are fine and my density is medium. My hair loves protein and I just recently started implementing it more frequently into my routine. I'm always careful to not overdo it but my hair really likes protein and tangles way less now that I've implemented its usage in my regimen more.

With my hair I started to find it detrimental to moisturize it daily and since adapting the LOC moisturizing method to fit my hair's characteristics, I now only have to remoisturize once or twice, at most, every week. My hair is flourishing from the lower frequency of manipulation.
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Another fine haired 4a in the house! My hair loves protein though. I do weekly protein treatments and my hair loves most oils but hates pure shea butter (and most shea butter based products). I love twists/twistouts but I have to accept they look horribly scalpy on my hair. So I do more WnGs and buns (they look somewhat full).

I'm wondering if I'd have my hope with pitiful hair if I returned to using henna.

My hair doesn't jive with pure shea butter either. If it's diluted with other ingredients, it normally plays nice with it though. I just recently observed how much my hair loves protein. I think I can do it weekly using Aubrey Organics GPB conditioner and it will thrive.

My twists used to look pitiful and limp until I started doing them more loosely, aka "loose twists", and now they have more body and volume; I can walk out the house with them in. LOL. Flat twist outs are my favorite way to do twist outs and help give my hair more body.

Frizzier less defined styles work better for me in my opinion because the more definition I have the less volume I have. I hate twist outs on day 1. Day 3 and onward are my favorite days when it's frizzed some and is fuller.
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I am also a fine haired 4a/3c curly. My hair loves protein. I never do wash-n-gos anymore due to extreme knotting and tangling. I am usually doing twist outs, braid outs, or buns (for work).

I do not like to manipulate my hair a lot when it is wet b/c it is fragile and breaks easily. What has worked for my hair is to do twists or braids on dry- stretched hair and wet (not saturate) them afterward and seal with a small bit of MHC type 3/4 hair cream and/or JBCO. This method still gives me definition without sacrificing volume. To maintain them after unraveling, I will re-twist or re-braid in bigger sections (usually 4 only) at night and this keeps some definition while giving me more fullness.

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What a great idea. I love this! THanks for sharing, I'm gonna try this when I start wearing my hair loose again.
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