Ladies, i need some intervention with my hair.

Dear naturally curly members, can you give me some ideas for my hair? because i am at a loss. My hair is stringy and ehh just like the first photo. How can I make it voluminous with full curls like it is in the second photo? Currently I am using Tresemme naturals conditioner and clairol 2 in 1 maximum hold mousse. I've also been using keracare curl butter as a leave in. I've been cg for about 2 months now, and im sad that im not seeing results like your guys are!
As for my methods, I used to do the rake and shake, but i got zero volume with that...now i do the icequeen method, except i separate the clumps a little to form more volume. What should i be doing!?
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Dear naturally curly members, can you give me some ideas for my hair? because i am at a loss. My hair is stringy and ehh just like the first photo. How can I make it voluminous with full curls like it is in the second photo? Currently I am using Tresemme naturals conditioner and clairol 2 in 1 maximum hold mousse. I've also been using keracare curl butter as a leave in. I've been cg for about 2 months now, and im sad that im not seeing results like your guys are!
As for my methods, I used to do the rake and shake, but i got zero volume with that...now i do the icequeen method, except i separate the clumps a little to form more volume. What should i be doing!?
Originally Posted by curlytwirlygirl
I wonder if its the mousse? Some mousses can give me stringier curls. It may be worth trying a curl cream and gel. Also may be worth trying scrunching as opposed to raking to see if that helps. (I'm in the UK so hopefully someone will suggest some easily got products for you to try.) HTH
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
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My true, naturally curly hair has stringy curls (which I'm still learning to like more). On days when I'm in a rush or just don't have as much of a issue with my stringy curls and lower density hair, I just scrunch in a styler and diffuse my hair. On days when I want my hair to have more nicely formed curls and more volume, I take time to do a version of skip curling -- After applying my styler, I take fairly large sections of hair (approx. 2") and do sort of a twirl with my forefinger down the length of the section, and when I reach the end, I go back up the length of the hair to my scalp, wrapping that same section *around* my finger as I go, hold it there at my scalp for a second and then release the curl. I don't know how clear that is, but I hope you get the idea. It's not at all as complicated as it sounds, and it doesn't take a lot of time either. Sometimes I do just the top layer, sometimes I do all of my hair (just depends on my mood). After that, I diffuse my hair. When it's dry, I SOTC and gently separate the sections into 2 or 3 smaller curls <-- that probably sounds counter to what I'm going for, but it actually results in nicely formed curls that give my hair more volume overall than the stringy curls I was born with.

After styling this way, I go by the same general rules as most curlies -- hands off the hair, pineapple at night, "wake up" curls in the morning by leaning over and fluffing it at the roots/scrunching it up from the ends.

Anyway, that's been working for me as far as dealing with stringy curls. Maybe there's something there you can use.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely have to work on the skip curls, and maybe I need to try a gel. I guess I might need to work on being happier with the less clumpy hair i naturally have too.

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