Please help with my hair type

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What hair type is this ? F meh poofy hair... by *Donna-Who on deviantART
Can't really tell: looks like it's been towel dried and/ or brushed which has left the curl with little shape or definition, needs not to be touched and drip dried to curl type.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Probably a 2, whats your routine and what products are you using?

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2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

Routine

Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
I agree with Firefox. Looks like it has been manipulated w/a brush or other styling tool that alters the curl. I also wonder if you are using too much sulfate-based shampoo on a regular basis or doing something else that would cause it to look dry and damaged. It probably is in the 2 range, but I've seen hair that looks like yours turn out to be up to 3a once it's well-moisturized and pampered.
3b/c?

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Probably a 2, whats your routine and what products are you using?

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Originally Posted by Yoshimi
I use pantene smooth and silk shampoo and conditioner .. and john freidas frizz ease.

Well my curls are never defined because they are loose. So if i dont brush my hair its not frizzy but its really really messy . Here its after blow drying so its a bit frizzy My hair is not dry at all . Its really smooth. Ow and i co-wash it 2 times a week
Do you use a diffuser when you blow dry? Is the air stream set to high or low? Is the temperature setting you use "warm" or "hot"? ... And finally, if you don't blow dry it, how does it look once dry?
3b/c?

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Do you use a diffuser when you blow dry? Is the air stream set to high or low? Is the temperature setting you use "warm" or "hot"? ... And finally, if you don't blow dry it, how does it look once dry?
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Yes i do. I use cool setting when i blow dry. Well i usually blow dry because my hair takes for ever to dry. .. but when i dont it looks the same its just a little frizzier
Well, you're not causing heat damage, at the very least (unless you use other thermal implements), and using a diffuser sounds perfect.

Based on the shampoo/conditioner routine you mentioned, I wonder if you wouldn't benefit from trying the so-called CG routine? In other words, have you tried co-washing (using conditioner) as "shampoo" yet ... and have you checked your products for silicones?

I seem to recall Pantene conditioners having Aminopropyl Dimethicone, or Bis Aminopropyl Dimethicone (a type of water-insoluble silicone) toward the top of the ingredients list. Unless they reformulated it w/out the "cone", that can cause build-up, even if you shampoo, unless your shampoo contains something like cocamidopropyl betaine. And I'm betting Frizz-ease has at least one type of silicone in it. Silicones can all lock moisture out of your hair when used over time, due to build up. It can make curls limp and dry.

If I were you, I'd hit "reset" and wash your hair w/a shampoo that contains coca betaine, then follow it up w/a quality conditioner you haven't tried yet, that contains no cones. Then start co-washing w/something simple and cheap, like Suave Naturals conditioner. If you haven't tried a LI, I'd try using one. Try stopping the Frizz Ease, even though you think it's helping.

I think both the "cool" and "hot" settings on a hair dryer might be less effective than "warm" because "cool" tends to keep the hair wet for far too long, and can even create a quick "cast"/crunch by sealing the cuticles quickly, which gives a false impression that the hair is dry before it actually is. The hot setting of course creates the risk of heat damage if used consistently. The warm setting allows you to dry and "set" curls more quickly, w/less risk of heat damage. OMG. Long post.
3b/c?

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Man thanks for helping me. I found that my hair is 2b-2c . I actually already co wash many times like 3 times a week but i wash with. Shampoo once. Now my hair doesnt have any split ends and my hair is in shoulder length. I want to reach classic length. I also bought a sulfate free shampoo from loreal and my hair isnt even. A bit frizzy so i am really happy., your curly hair looks really beautiful amd healthy when. I was 5 years oild my hair was almost as curly as yours. (3a-3b) do you have any tips to help me to make my hair grow faster i already take biotin do. Hot oil treatments and massage: ) if you check my photo the other side of my hair is really frizz free you can see my wave pattern there

Last edited by davidkaltsas; 06-08-2013 at 01:28 PM.
Hmmm, not sure that last post was addressed to me or not, but either way: glad to hear your hair seems healthier w/a sulfate-free shampoo. If that did the trick, great!

As far as hair growth: many people swear by different things - oils, vitamins, ayurvedic herbs etc. I've never read anything that leads me to believe any of works, despite claims. But it's a large world, so maybe someone else has a viable suggestion. It does seem that focusing away from how slow or fast the hair is growing can make it seem to grow longer
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3b/c?

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Hmmm, not sure that last post was addressed to me or not, but either way: glad to hear your hair seems healthier w/a sulfate-free shampoo. If that did the trick, great!

As far as hair growth: many people swear by different things - oils, vitamins, ayurvedic herbs etc. I've never read anything that leads me to believe any of works, despite claims. But it's a large world, so maybe someone else has a viable suggestion. It does seem that focusing away from how slow or fast the hair is growing can make it seem to grow longer
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Yes. It was addressed to you: ) yes i ve checked many blogs .. but every post has a different opinion. Anyway i believe that you cant change your growth rate you can just keep. Your hair healthy
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