Finally figured out my hair! Thanks to all of you!

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I turn 36-years old in 3 weeks...and today is the first day I feel honestly GOOD about my hair.

I am a Type 3a/b and I have spent my entire life flat-ironing/hot rolling the curls out of my hair....to make it presentable. Here's what it looked like "before" (this is pre-styling...just before flat ironing)

Finally figured out my hair!  Thanks to all of you!-before.jpg

4 weeks ago, I went "Curly Girl"...and once I started seeing results, I had a Deva cut. Now...my hair is in better shape than it's ever been.

After scouring these boards for which products I should try...and spending WAY more money than I should have (testing them out)...I now have a good routine and I am seeing improvements each day in my curl definition...and general lack of fizziness.

So, thank you all! For your advice, for your beautiful pictures that inspired me to give this a "go", and just for your sense of community.

I'm a curly girl now!!! And, I am not alone! Here's the new "me"...


Finally figured out my hair!  Thanks to all of you!-curly-girl.jpg
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congrats! your hair looks good! it's a great feeling, right? :-)
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Wow!! Looks amazing!
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
Beautiful!! Happy for you :-)
Thank you so much! I feel a LOT better...and it's so much easier than the hours I'd spend straightening.

I think I still have a ways to go, though. Just figuring out a good product routine is the toughest.

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