Newbie- Need Answers!

Hi ladies,

I big chopped in Feb 10. I have been struggling to deal with my hair. I need help identifying my hair type so that I can find products that work. My hair seems to hate everything that I buy. My hair gets straight with water, and is easily slicked down. It is baby soft and apears thicker than it is. It looks curly but seems to be wavy.

I'm struggling to style it, it looks like a frizzy bush. Everything that works for so many seems to do nothing for my hair. It seems like my hair looks the same with or without product. Any suggestions on my hair type and possible products would be great. I am struggling to stay natural but my hair is difficult. I'm doubting that I will ever grow it back down my back. (It was this length all my life and prior to the big chop).
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Wow sorry no one answered your question! I would say you are a type 4 curly, but I don't know about the subdivision of that type or good products. I recommend posting this in all the 4 boards. Good luck!

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Hi ladies,

I big chopped in Feb 10. I have been struggling to deal with my hair. I need help identifying my hair type so that I can find products that work. My hair seems to hate everything that I buy. My hair gets straight with water, and is easily slicked down. It is baby soft and apears thicker than it is. It looks curly but seems to be wavy.

I'm struggling to style it, it looks like a frizzy bush. Everything that works for so many seems to do nothing for my hair. It seems like my hair looks the same with or without product. Any suggestions on my hair type and possible products would be great. I am struggling to stay natural but my hair is difficult. I'm doubting that I will ever grow it back down my back. (It was this length all my life and prior to the big chop).
Originally Posted by curlgirl247
Hi - if you're finding your hair frizzy it usually means its needing more moisture. I agree with whimaway about you being a 4 but I'm no good on the sub-groups either so have a look in the 4's section and also this site is good for natural hair http://www.curlynikki.com/ - hopefully you'll get some good info there - good luck and keep trying for a bit because once you get the moisture sorted I'm sure that'll really help your hair.
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Welcome to the CG world. Are you wanting to try the curly girl method?

What products have you tried for cleansing, conditioning, styling, leave-in conditioner, etc?

What's your routine?

First, you need to determine your texture and porosity. Elasticity and density are helpful to know also.
Curl pattern (2A, 3B, etc) really has nothing to do with what products are needed for your hair.

Getting Your Curl On: a step-by-step guide

Struttswife, aka Tiffany has written an e-book which explains all this. It's a fabulous resource and saves a lot of time since all the info is in one spot.
www.livecurlylivefree.com

Frizz- typically caused by a lack of moisture. You need a good rinse out and a good leave in conditioner.
You may want to consider doing some deep treatments also.

Frizz contributers-
never brush your curls

don't rub with a towel

use a microfiber towel, an old cotton t-shirt, flour sack, etc. This texture won't ruffle the hair and cause frizz.

Sleep on a satin/silk pillowcase.

hands off your hair. the more you touch, usually the more you frizz


Don't know any of your hair details yet but some great product lines are
Curl Junkie
www.curljunkie.com

Donna Marie
http://www.shopdonnamarie.com/

Curlmart has a great selection also.

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