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Ike 02-10-2013 12:32 AM

New here. Looking for some guidance.
 
Hey, so I was looking for some product for my hair (totally ignorant to what's going on up there), and came across this board and figured I would seek advice.

A little background, I'm mixed, Black dad, white mom. As a child I had curly hair, then started wearing it buzzed around middle school.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1423300_n.jpgIn 2007 on a dare I grew it out, and kinda liked it. The first pic below has been lightened to show the hair, sorry I don't have any better pics of it, but it's almost to the below stage currently.


http://i.imgur.com/QTCnETr.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...8_117969_n.jpg
but it got out of control so I chopped it off.


https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1231650_n.jpg


I'm in the process of growing it out again and I wanna have it as nice as possible but I don't know what to do with it. The fro got lots of attention, but I don't want it that big again, and braids don't tend to stay in my hair (I don't know why).

It mats to my head at night, and I don't know what kind of shampoo or conditioner I should be using. Also not sure of what type of hair I'm working with.

HELP!!

PRINCETON 02-19-2013 09:59 AM

You could do the same thing you did in the second picture but when it grows out just don't comb it and don't pick it.

curlypearl 02-19-2013 11:33 AM

In the second picture your hair is amazing. I wish mine looked like that. Welcome to the site!

BlackAngelPlayah 02-19-2013 11:47 AM

Your hair is AWESOME!!

This site has soooo much advice. You don't have to just stay stuck in the men's area. :) Post around the site. These ladies are some real pros when it comes to curly hair! :D

maneman 02-19-2013 04:45 PM

Hey man! Your hair looks great. As far as types go, I would probably say maybe like 3c/4a ish? Obviously, it's not an exact science lol. When I started growing out my hair I found TRESemme Natural to be god send. Also, Aussie Moist, particularly if your hair is both thick and curly.

Your hair might not hold styles because despite the amount of hair you have it may be relatively fine. Mine is similar. Good luck!

Ike 02-21-2013 01:24 PM

Thanks for the input everyone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by maneman (Post 2122927)
I found TRESemme Natural to be god send. Also, Aussie Moist, particularly if your hair is both thick and curly.

I was looking at the TRESemme Naturals and discovered it's actually a line of products. Which specific ones do you recommend using?

Always@night 02-21-2013 02:24 PM

I use the Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner as a leave in:-) It works great for me, as a leave in, or a normal conditioner, I even use it to detangle in the shower. Good luck with your hair journey!:-)

maneman 02-21-2013 10:09 PM

Agreed. The Nourishing Moisture is a staple product for me!


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