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Old 07-03-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
 
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Question Ain't No Shine To It

I hear the phase "you're hair looks dull" almost everyday and it kinda brings down my self esteem as a curly teen. I use a combination of Curls products and Shea Moisture. No matter what I do my hair just won't shine like people want it to! What should I do to get it to at least have sheen?


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Old 07-04-2011, 04:23 AM   #2
 
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Rinsing with cold water as your final rinse after washing helps close the cuticle and may help with the shine, a avc helps the same way. I dont know if u use oils on your hair? I'm a curly teen too and coconut oil is one of my farvorites for shine.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
 
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I'm a curly teen also, and I hate it when people try to change or correct my hair! I've been told by other kids to get a perm, but i like my natural curls. If YOU want it to be shiny, then i recommend going to target ( they have a wide variety) and getting a shine product. If you don't really care about how shiny it is then tell them that and move on. It's your hair!
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:09 AM   #4
 
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SheaM was notorious for leaving my hair dull when I tried it.

Try using an oil or butter as a finish. A medium or heavy oil like castor, olive, meadowfoam oil etc


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Old 07-04-2011, 10:17 AM   #5
 
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Castor oil will add shine to it
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:54 AM   #6
 
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Castor oil will add shine to it

+1 I also use castor oil. a little goes a long way because it's very heavy.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:38 AM   #7
 
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I have a lot of trouble with shine too and I've tried olive, castor, and coconut oil and none gave me the sheen I was looking for... grapeseed oil did the trick.

Keep in mind nothing will make your hair shine if you have product build up so consider clarifying your hair first.

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:05 AM   #8
 
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It depends and because of the coiled texture it doesn't reflect light like straight/straighter hair types. My natural hair isn't shiny. I can have a bit of sheen when I use oils like coconut oil and castor oil.
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