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Old 02-14-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
 
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Hi there! I've added 2 pictures, one is when my hair looked at it's best and one of 6 months ago. (grose, crunchy) As a kid i always had frizzy, wavy/straight hair. When i turned 17 i finally understood that i had curls and that's when it looked like picture 1. At age 19 i started straightening it and it never went back to what it was. I threw away the straightener and it does look better now, but it takes much more time and effort than before.

My haircare routine:
Wash with head and shoulders (i know.. don't attack me!)
get out with head upside down, drizzle it with mixed chicks leave-in and scrunch with a microfibre cloth.

Sooo.. If anyone has tips for me i'll appreciate it a lot! I've read this entire forum but i'm having such a hard time because i'm not sure what kind of hair i have now. Plus i'm not from the US, as you might have noticed english is not my main language, so getting a hold of products is hard for me. I'm from the Netherlands.

I'm about to purchase Kinky curly products and Suave conditioner if i can find it.

I just added this post to get it all of my chest. Love me
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:05 AM   #2
 
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I'm not sure but I think you're 3A type hair.
And yes, you need to get rid of that head and shoulders
Get some natural oils also, for your hair after bath. You can try jojoba, argan, avocado, olive oils. There is lots of it out there. You have to try and see what works better for your hair.
Your curls are truly beautiful.
You can also try some butters like shea, for example. Do some hair masks at home with it and see what you think.
Any help just ask. I'm sure people around will help you. You can also count with me.
Have a happy hair.


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Old 02-14-2012, 03:16 AM   #3
 
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Thanks a lot for your reply. I'll be on the lookout for natural oils. It's hard to find real oils here, most of them are synthetic that claim to be 100% pure. I guess it's just trial and error to see what my hair likes. Thanks again
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Thanks a lot for your reply. I'll be on the lookout for natural oils. It's hard to find real oils here, most of them are synthetic that claim to be 100% pure. I guess it's just trial and error to see what my hair likes. Thanks again
Have you tried online?
I'm lucky because near where I live, there is a shop that sells a lot of natural products, like butters, oils and a lot of curly hair products. Is a shop mostly used by colour people. My family is from Cape Verde and I prefer to buy my natural stuff from that shop. See if you can find that kind of shops around you. I've been in Holland before and I remember that there was a lot of moroccan people there. See if you can find one of their shops and try their famous argan oil. It's my favourite. You can also ask them for natural butters and other oils.
If there is something you can't find, let me know. Shipping from here (England) is not too expensive to EU countries.


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Old 02-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #5
 
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We do have afro-indian shops but i don't know for sure if it's all "virgin" butters and oils. I had purchased coconut oil and shea butter from them but the coconut oil didn't even have a slight scent so i'm on the lookout for other places. Can you recommend me a site? Thanks in advance!
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Believe me, if it says virgin or pure, they are but to be safe, check the ingredients list and see if it is 100% or as any additives. I have one bowl of coconut oil that is pure but the scent is almost missing.
Can you try eBay or etsy? My shea butter is from eBay and is completely unrefined. The supplier also sells for EU. If you want I can give you her name. And she's also, pretty cheap.


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Old 02-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #7
 
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Yes, thank you! I appreciate it
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Her seller name is delsdotta. Ask her if she will send it to you before you buy it. Any thing else, just ask.


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