product suggestions

ok, so i think i have mostly 4a hair, and some 4b, but what i want to know is: what kind of products could i use to maintain my curly hair(don't want it to turn to a fro)...i actually want it curlier..more 3c type of hair...

please give suggestions!!!


here's a pic of the top of my hair, i'll try to get the back pic soon
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...h/658ba5a2.jpg
thick, curly & coily
na-tu-ral since nov. 04'

Ummmm....

I'm assuming that you actually have curls that you want to better define. As others have mentioned before, hair will not have curls if there are no curls there to define.

Okay, with that out of the way...

I suppose you can do twist out/braid out or banding the hair and see what happens. You can try shingling, which is described here: http://curve-salon.com/shingling101.htm

You can use curl defining products (Garnier soft cream, Jessicurl rockin ringlets, ag recoil, fantasia gel (I'm sure others will have other suggestions) along with twist outs/banding to better define and elongate your curls too.

Or you can use a chemical to texturize your hair and elongate the curls you have.

Of course, the best thing is to learn to love your 4a/4b hair just as it is JMHO--YMMV.
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Hair type: Spongy & kinky texture. Coily & curly strands.
Ummmm....

I'm assuming that you actually have curls that you want to better define. As others have mentioned before, hair will not have curls if there are no curls there to define.

Okay, with that out of the way...

I suppose you can do twist out/braid out or banding the hair and see what happens. You can try shingling, which is described here: http://curve-salon.com/shingling101.htm

You can use curl defining products (Garnier soft cream, Jessicurl rockin ringlets, ag recoil, fantasia gel (I'm sure others will have other suggestions) along with twist outs/banding to better define and elongate your curls too.

Or you can use a chemical to texturize your hair and elongate the curls you have.

Of course, the best thing is to learn to love your 4a/4b hair just as it is JMHO--YMMV.
Originally Posted by Cheleigh

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ok, so i think i have mostly 4a hair, and some 4b, but what i want to know is: what kind of products could i use to maintain my curly hair(don't want it to turn to a fro)...i actually want it curlier..more 3c type of hair...

please give suggestions!!!


here's a pic of the top of my hair, i'll try to get the back pic soon
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...h/658ba5a2.jpg
Originally Posted by _Analyze_
Welcome!

But other than weaves/wigs/straightening and then adding a curling iron (see oprah winfrey threads). There's no way to turn a type 4 into a type 3.

If you take a look at the type 3 pics, you will see not only a looser curl pattern, but the actual diameter of the curl is larger. If you texturize a tighter curl, it will just elongate and make it more ribbon-like. Not make the curls fatter.

If you need a visual - borrow a slinky (if you dont have one allready) and stretch it out. You will see that the coil doesnt look fatter it looks skinnier and longer.


There are quite a few products and styling techniques to maintain your type 4 hair, but all they will do is make your type 4 hair look really pretty. Not such a bad trade off

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