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Old 07-27-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
 
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Question I'm New - Please Help!!!

Hi, I'm 16 and the only one in my family with curly hair (3b)

I don't have the slightest clue about taking care of my hair. I finally decided to do something about the monster on my head. I really want to make friends with my curls.

I am also extremely confused by all the different types of products on the site. I have no idea which products I should use and what routine to apply. I understand that its different for many people but can someone please tell me their hair routine (what products, when, how to use them)

I dont use any curl-specific hair products. I never use shampoo because I find that it usually makes my curls weird and out of control (I have tried many shampoos)

I use a natural tea-tree conditioner. It is really great but my hair is especially tangled. I use a regular brush and I end up pulling out huge clumps of ripped hair every time I brush. (I brush my hair wet, straight out of the shower)

Can somebody please help me out? Any tips, suggestions, and advice would be tremendously helpful.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:52 AM   #2
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it is confusing in the beginning, but well worth the effort to figure it all out. a good way to start is by reading the information on naturally curly and these two blogs:

the newbie forum, great threads for beginners

The College Curly: Laura Lee's All In One Guide to Going CG: Now Revised and Updated!

NYC Curls: Naturally curly hair routine and tips

also, try to get a copy of the 2nd edition (2009) of the book, curly girl, by lorraine massey. it also comes with a dvd. amazon.com has it, any bookstore, and most libraries. it has a lot of good info.

good luck and let us know how you are doing!
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