This is long, but help a curly girl!!
Here's my deal. I've been growing out my short hair since June. I've been getting lots of great tips on how to take care of my hair from NC.com. But I have no idea if I'm over-conditioned, or under-conditioned. I got highlights (really bad, damaging ones) in March, and swore after that - NO MORE BLEACH. So since then, I've been coloring only, which is going okay. my roots seem to be doing well, and the curls clump okay. But the ends are unreal. I get regular trims, to try to keep the ends clean, but the point of the whole exercise is to let my hair grow to a reasonable length so I don't look like Sheldon from SNL's "Wake up Wakefield" skit. (And you SNL nerds out there know what I mean). Anyhow, should I be doing an ACV rinse? How often? Not at all? I just got my microhair cap to do DT's, but unsure about how often to do that too. I get some really bad frizz in the humidity - it's Houston, so this humidity ain't for sissies. I love Jessicurl, but it tends to not work at all in the humidity. I had to completely re-do my hair this morning (full-on poo with conditioner and all new products). I started with Jess, but switched to the CK, re:coil
, biolage gelee combo. THat seems to work better for me in the humidity. Would I be better served with a good leave-in? I am willing to try new products. I was wondering if something from the curls line would be better for good clumpage and frizz control. (honestly, I'm not even sure if that line is only for african-american hair, or can curly white chicks use it too?) Or is the product not the issue, but my hair being in bad shape? I really don't know, but I am looking to you guys for guidance since you all have such GREAT hair. So much, that I have never posted pix of my hair because I could never hold a candle to all of your great curls!
Here's some more info about my hair: it's fairly thin, about chin-length, but FEELS much softer than it looks. I think my hair get's that "wet" look even though it's still fairly soft. I don't know how to acheive that nice soft and dry look while still maintaining HOLD. This is so hard to try to figure out. I'm a 3A, I think. I co-wash daily with suave coconut, and condition with Jessicurl Too Shea
. sometimes I rinse, sometimes I leave in a little. products vary from day to day, but I would probably try ANYTHING. Also, my hair is too short to plop right now, so I don't know what other technique would work that's along those same lines. I know a lot of you plop for good clumpage and to shorten drying time, but I don't have that issue with such short and thin hair. It's the clumpage that's killing me. The curls themselves look thin and wispy, but I have had a few good hair days in my time - just can't remember what I used.d If you could tell me a little bit about how to change up my routine, that would really help.