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Old 11-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
 
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Hi, I have type 3a curls with some 2c and 3b mixed in and I have forever had a problem with the "canopy layer" of my hair. It gets frizzy and is not very curly. Given, I don't have a satin pillowcase, I use a dead sea mineral shampoo/conditioner (sadly, I found a sulfate in but I still have half the bottle left), and whenever I have a "bad-dish" hair day, I french braid my hair (trying to minimize now). Is there anything I can do to help make it more curly? Any deep conditioner recipe, or some other no too expensive cream or mousse? I am open to anything!

more info on my hair...
high porosity
medium density
medium to coarse hair
shoulder blade length

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
 
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What products do you use to style your hair after washing? A curl enhancer can calm frizz and help the hair stay curled.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
 
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I can't suggest any products cause I have been trying conditioner only styling, but what seems to be helping me is washing my hair upside down, so that the water from the shower head does not hit the top of my head directly. Plus I make sure I apply extra conditioner on the canopy.



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2/C -3A I think ???
No clue what type of hair I have. Waiting on hair analysis results.

Low-poo : Giovanni TTTT
Co-wash : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
RO : GVP Conditioning Balm , Vo5 Herbal Escapes
Leave in : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
Styler : SM Curling Gel Souffle, Aquage Defining Gel (not CG)
PT : GVP K-Pak
DT : GVP Conditioning Balm

New to all this, trying to find the best products for me. Soo confusing, soo many products and soo little time
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
 
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Thanks! and I usually don't use much styling cream because I've heard mixed results about it but when i do use it it's just a mousse. Thanks again! I never thought of washing hair upside down, I will have to try it!
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:47 PM   #5
 
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Another thing that I forgot to mention,I do my last rinse with cold water and that helps also.

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2/C -3A I think ???
No clue what type of hair I have. Waiting on hair analysis results.

Low-poo : Giovanni TTTT
Co-wash : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
RO : GVP Conditioning Balm , Vo5 Herbal Escapes
Leave in : Vo5 Herbal Escapes
Styler : SM Curling Gel Souffle, Aquage Defining Gel (not CG)
PT : GVP K-Pak
DT : GVP Conditioning Balm

New to all this, trying to find the best products for me. Soo confusing, soo many products and soo little time
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
 
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Stop using drying salts and sulphates switch to conditioner only washing. Don't let the shower beat down on your hair, always wear a hat or scarf in the sun. Use far more leave in conditioner than at present.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
 
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Coconut oil pre-poos might also help at least with frizz.
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