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Old 02-16-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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I just registered. I dont think I'll be posting here that much, I just need help because I believe I am on the brink of styling discovery. I'm very close, but need products. I am german/mexican mix. My mom has brown curly hair (german), My dad has thick, black hair (mexican). So I have thick dark curly brown hair (3b). My hair is FRIZZY!!! The bottom layers are fine, but the top layer is just frizz. I have pretty severe dandruff, so if I don't use shampoo my whole head gets flaky. My hair is VERY greasy at the roots, while the bottom is a dry wasteland, and they're constantly fighting eachother I also have a big ol' widow's peek. I HATE IT. I kept my hair pulled back in a ponytail for a long time, I had given up. It would never dry. Until recently, I got bangs cut and let my hair down. Everyone likes it down, but I still have the frizz. I think I've figured out the reason my hair is screwed up, CHEMICALS. I think I have lots of grossness in it, so I wanna go organic. I also wanna grow it out halfway to my booty, it's just past my shoulders now lol. So I've been researching products, and this is my shopping list so far:
-Mimi's Diva Dryer towel (i think my current towel drying has been a main source of frizz)
-DevaCurl AnGEL
-DevaCurl One Condition
-Max Green Alchemy Scalp rescue shampoo
-Diffuser, w/ quiet blow dryer
-Carol's Daughter Hair Milk
-Curling Iron w/o clamp

I got most of it off the Best of the Best list.
Sorry the post is long, I'm an extrovert.
BTW, my mom's making me pay for all this with the money I got from my insane grandma...and I'm careful when I spend. But if i REALLY think it'll work, I can splurge
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:08 AM   #2
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There's a lot of information in this thread for a newby:
What do i DO with my hair?!

You need to find your hair's properties before people can help you with products. Post a picture if possible.

-Mimi's Diva Dryer towel (i think my current towel drying has been a main source of frizz)
-DevaCurl AnGEL
-DevaCurl One Condition
-Max Green Alchemy Scalp rescue shampoo
-Diffuser, w/ quiet blow dryer
-Carol's Daughter Hair Milk
-Curling Iron w/o clamp

I would buy the Curls Like Us curl clothes. They give the minimal frizz. Scrunch water out of your hair. If you want to plop, etc., you can get flour sack towels cheaply at Target. You may need to sew two together to use them that way. Much cheaper than a Curlease towel.

Most of us started with Deva. It's a love/hate thing around here. They've changed the ingredients since I used them three years ago (same price, cheaper ingredients.) I wouldn't spend the money on them. If you want to spend that kind of money, try some of the more natural products (examples in my signature.)

Search on the Carole's Daughter Hair Milk. She used better ingredients, too, before she went "national." Most of us feel that it left our hair greasy and frizzy.

I don't use shampoo much, so I won't comment on your choice there.

The great percentage of us on this site embrace are curls--flat ironing does damage, so we stay away. Starting out with an inexpensive hair dryer that comes with a diffuser is probably the best choice.
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