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Old 12-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
 
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Default How to loosen my curls?

I have 3b type hair and I was wondering if there was any way that I could get it to 2c or 2a? I am not completely against using chemicals but would like to try natural tricks before so. I tried doing a two braids at bedtime, but the braid was pretty tight so the curls did not loosen the way I wanted them too. I've also tried putting it in a bun and letting it dry and wasn't too satisfied with the results....
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
 
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I've been trying to do this too! I've been just trying to learn how to do "beachy waves" because I want to have more versatility in styling my 3A spirally hair. So far, I've found that raking/smoothing products through my hair rather than scrunching is good, and REALLY detangling in the shower multiple times also helps. You can also try a single very loose braid, maybe only one or two? Similarly, you can try twisting your hair and then tying that off with a hair tie. Hmm.

You can also use "straightening" products! Like, the pre-flat ironing kind that are supposed to be smoothing/straightening and make your hair more manageable before you heat style it. I'm going to try that and see if it helps.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
 
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I have 3b type hair and I was wondering if there was any way that I could get it to 2c or 2a? I am not completely against using chemicals but would like to try natural tricks before so. I tried doing a two braids at bedtime, but the braid was pretty tight so the curls did not loosen the way I wanted them too. I've also tried putting it in a bun and letting it dry and wasn't too satisfied with the results....
Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT). Go to qodusa.com

I don't know about their new formaldehyde-free formulas, but their original formulas of the Max and the Gold have changed my life. Unfortunately, they're no longer available, but it's great for those who were too concerned about formaldehyde to try BKT. Took my 3c/4a poodle mess down to 2b/3a. You might have to do a couple of applications back-to-back if the first application doesn't achieve the result you want.

I've loathed, LOATHED my hair for almost my entire life (40 years), until I found BKT and made it work for me. I LOVE my hair now. I have the loose, flowing feminine curls I've always wanted, without having to worry about humidity or thermal or chemical damage.

ETA: I just looked at my hair again, and I'd have to say my curls range from 2a near the roots and get curlier--3a--toward the ends.
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