CurlTalk

CurlTalk (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/)
-   General Discussion about Curly Hair (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/)
-   -   Do I need to use a leave-in? (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/137607-do-i-need-use-leave.html)

melissarose 12-19-2011 09:21 PM

Do I need to use a leave-in?
 
I've never really used a leave-in conditioner and I'm also wary of not rinsing out all of my conditioner to act as a leave-in. Do I absolutely need a leave-in? Is it essential for the CG method? I'm wondering if this is why my hair gets frizzy easily, not enough moisture?! I'm just worried that I won't do it right and my hair will look greasy!!!! Help please:)

kathymack 12-20-2011 05:38 AM

First thing you need to do is determine your hair properties. Here's a site to help: Live Curly Live Free - Home Struttswife's ebook would be a good investment. There's no information that's not available on nc.com--it's just all in one place.

One you determine your hair properties, look for folks with hair like yours and see what they use (in signature) and do. It's a good place to start.

Depending on where you live, the climate (dewpoints in particular) will help determine what you want to do. I wet, use a rinse out and style every day. When the dewpoint is high, I use a leave in OR curl enhancer with a jelly product. When the dewpoint is lower, I use all three. My hair is fine, low porosity and low density. I use minute amounts of richer products.

It's all about getting the protein/moisture balance right. I do at least one PT per week and use a lot of products with protein. Protein helps define my curls and reduce frizz. Depending on the PT, you will need to follow with a DT. I use moisturizing PTs, so it DTs aren't necessary for me.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com