Help a complete novice figure out his hair type

Hello peoples, I'd really appreciate some help with my hair. I've been currently growing my hair out for 4 months, April will make it 5 months. If I have to wait longer, that's fine.

At month 3 I stopped using sulfate shampoo and conditioner and recently I started using the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo and a few days ago stopped using the random moisturizer I found in the bathroom and started using Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme.
I co-wash every few days and shampoo once a week.

Also is there anything I can do with my hair atm style wise?
Style wise I've just been combing it out and some days letting it get all nappy and leaving it like that.. I've been using the whipped curl creme just for the moisture. I always have to comb after, if not my hair looks terrible. I apply it after slightly towel drying my head, so maybe that's why. I've never tried applying it to a fully dry head.

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Last edited by LBJJ90250; 03-11-2014 at 11:57 PM.
It looks 4c.

Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.
It looks 4c.

Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.
Originally Posted by Blueblood
thanks for the response. Would I use the leave-in every time I was/co-wash my hair?
It looks 4c.

Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.
Originally Posted by Blueblood
thanks for the response. Would I use the leave-in every time I was/co-wash my hair?
Originally Posted by LBJJ90250
Yes, use the leave-in every time. Sometimes with the right leave-in, you may not need an additional moisturizer or styling creme
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Cowash: Curls Unleashed No Restrictions Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Curls Unleashed No Boundaries
Oils: olive, argan, and Jamaican Black castor oils
It looks 4c.

Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.
Originally Posted by Blueblood
thanks for the response. Would I use the leave-in every time I was/co-wash my hair?
Originally Posted by LBJJ90250
Yes, use the leave-in every time. Sometimes with the right leave-in, you may not need an additional moisturizer or styling creme
Originally Posted by SweetRellie
Thanks. Is there anything you recommend? If not, I think there's a thread somewhere I can find.

Thanks. Is there anything you recommend? If not, I think there's a thread somewhere I can find.
Originally Posted by LBJJ90250
Anyway I would advise you to first find out your hair properties have a look here to help work them out - Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly

Then look at leave-ins here - Find Your "Holy Grail" Curly Hair Product - NaturallyCurly

Alternatively once you have worked out your hair properties have a look at other poster's signatures especially if they are in the same country as you as not all posters are in the US.
I'll do that. Thanks for the help.
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Hey, here's a video for you, it shows specific products and a whole routine to get defined curls, HTH!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azeqzJtru4M




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