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angelicak 04-23-2013 08:13 PM

looking for other 2a/2b/2c/3a for product ideas!!
 
I'm just looking for other 2a/2b/2c/3a's for product ideas!!

I'm having some clumping issues, my hair looks really stringy and my curls seem limp, I've been trying an array of products.
I'm gonna update my signature with all my products and uses.

I diffuse like crazy just to keep the curl. I want to enhance my curls and perhaps get them curlier!

I'll be posting pictures from my phone as well.
I'm just kind of lost with all the product possibilities etc.

FEELING SO OVERWHELMED RIGHT NOW!:goofy::sad11:

angelicak 04-23-2013 08:48 PM

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Attachment 34693 this was my best hair day like a week ago maybe 2

rainboe 04-23-2013 09:19 PM

You're hair's really pretty! Have you tried a deep treatment or protein treatment? For me, protein treatments usually fix limp hair. Also, when are you applying your products? Applying to soaking wet hair gives me bigger clumps. It might also be the weather change from spring to summer.

angelicak 04-23-2013 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by rainboe (Post 2158219)
You're hair's really pretty! Have you tried a deep treatment or protein treatment? For me, protein treatments usually fix limp hair. Also, when are you applying your products? Applying to soaking wet hair gives me bigger clumps. It might also be the weather change from spring to summer.

Thank you!! Unfortunately my hair has looked nothing like that lately :( I apply products to wet hair and diffuse. I have not done a deep treatment or a protein treatment, dying to try one though! I heard of gelatin being a good one, idk how to do it but I'm hoping to do one this weeked

rainboe 04-23-2013 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by angelicak (Post 2158233)
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Originally Posted by rainboe (Post 2158219)
You're hair's really pretty! Have you tried a deep treatment or protein treatment? For me, protein treatments usually fix limp hair. Also, when are you applying your products? Applying to soaking wet hair gives me bigger clumps. It might also be the weather change from spring to summer.

Thank you!! Unfortunately my hair has looked nothing like that lately :( I apply products to wet hair and diffuse. I have not done a deep treatment or a protein treatment, dying to try one though! I heard of gelatin being a good one, idk how to do it but I'm hoping to do one this weeked

You can go up to the search bar and look up the gelatin protein treatment. The thread was by AIgirl. I would look it up, but Im on ky phone right now. I use a packet of Knox gelatin mixed with really hot water (like 1/4 a cup), with a splash of vinegar and some AO GBP conditioner (you can use any conditioner). Then I let it sit on my head while I take a long shower. Some people find PTs drying, but others don't. Just don't be alarmed if your hair is a little dry.

I also have heard that glycerin can mess with some people when dew point rise up. I haven't personally had issues with that, but it could be worth cutting glycerin some. I feel like glycerin is one of those ingredients that's super hard to avoid though, so I would try other stuff first. ;)

chloe92us 04-24-2013 05:10 AM

The gelatin recipe is on this website. You buy the gelatin in the baking aisle at the grocery store next to the Jello.

Pedaheh's Hair Blog: Science-y Hair Blog Recipes

angelicak 04-24-2013 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by chloe92us (Post 2158278)
The gelatin recipe is on this website. You buy the gelatin in the baking aisle at the grocery store next to the Jello.

Pedaheh's Hair Blog: Science-y Hair Blog Recipes

Thank you!! I can't wait to try it

Cristy_amk 04-24-2013 05:10 PM

I'm a 2C. I use Curl Keeper on my wet hair. I also use Knot Today. I then plop for about 1/2 hour. I then take my hair down and apply Pantene Curl Mousse (it works better for me when my hair is only damp or when it's dry). I then apply some clips in the crown, blow out my bangs, and let my hair air dry. LOL I have a 1 hr drive to work so the vents help dry my hair! I sleep with my hair down at night (pineappling does not work for me! It only tangles my hair!) In the AM I spritz my hair lightly with water, apply a little more Pantene Mouse and Knot Today (if needed) and do am almost dry plop (I accordion my hair into the shirt and tie it up). I do my makeup and when I'm done I let my hair down. I get full bouncy curls doing this! One thing I notice is I CANNOT handle tons of products in my hair. I have very thick hair but it does not like an abundance of product. I can handle cones but again not in abundance. For me simple is best :)

asianrunner 04-24-2013 10:24 PM

Keep in mind if you do a PT you'll probably want to follow it with a DT. A cheap one is GVP conditioning balm found at Sally's. A lot of ladies use it as a rinse out as well.

I really like Curl Junkie products, especially the conditioners! Stylers are hit or miss. My favs are in my siggy.

I don't know all of your products, is there much protein in them?

angelicak 04-25-2013 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by asianrunner (Post 2158640)
Keep in mind if you do a PT you'll probably want to follow it with a DT. A cheap one is GVP conditioning balm found at Sally's. A lot of ladies use it as a rinse out as well.

I really like Curl Junkie products, especially the conditioners! Stylers are hit or miss. My favs are in my siggy.

I don't know all of your products, is there much protein in them?

Is there any other DT I can do that involve the products I already have? (Poor college student lol)
I honestly have no idea what proteins if any are in my products.

angelicak 04-25-2013 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Cristy_amk (Post 2158534)
I'm a 2C. I use Curl Keeper on my wet hair. I also use Knot Today. I then plop for about 1/2 hour. I then take my hair down and apply Pantene Curl Mousse (it works better for me when my hair is only damp or when it's dry). I then apply some clips in the crown, blow out my bangs, and let my hair air dry. LOL I have a 1 hr drive to work so the vents help dry my hair! I sleep with my hair down at night (pineappling does not work for me! It only tangles my hair!) In the AM I spritz my hair lightly with water, apply a little more Pantene Mouse and Knot Today (if needed) and do am almost dry plop (I accordion my hair into the shirt and tie it up). I do my makeup and when I'm done I let my hair down. I get full bouncy curls doing this! One thing I notice is I CANNOT handle tons of products in my hair. I have very thick hair but it does not like an abundance of product. I can handle cones but again not in abundance. For me simple is best :)

That's helpful thanks!

KrisHousley13 04-25-2013 09:24 AM

Ever consider mousse? Herbal essences curl mousse seems to help me. Just started using it a few days ago in conjuction with gel

Corrina777 04-25-2013 10:10 AM

The best way to choose products is based on properties, not curl pattern. Properties include things like texture, porosity, and density. Livecurlylivefree.com has lots of great info for determining your hair properties (and also offers a hair analysis service if you're still unsure), as well as general info about ingredients to look for/avoid based on properties. There is also a thread buried somewhere in the 2s forum called "Share Your Hair Biography." It's a great reference for searching out other people with the same properties and seeing what works and doesn't work for them. Again, curl pattern really doesn't play into this. I have 3a curls, but my hair twin has 2b waves. We have nearly identical properties and get almost identical results from the same products. If one of us raves about something, it's pretty much guaranteed that the other will love it also.

angelicak 04-25-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Corrina777 (Post 2158771)
The best way to choose products is based on properties, not curl pattern. Properties include things like texture, porosity, and density. Livecurlylivefree.com has lots of great info for determining your hair properties (and also offers a hair analysis service if you're still unsure), as well as general info about ingredients to look for/avoid based on properties. There is also a thread buried somewhere in the 2s forum called "Share Your Hair Biography." It's a great reference for searching out other people with the same properties and seeing what works and doesn't work for them. Again, curl pattern really doesn't play into this. I have 3a curls, but my hair twin has 2b waves. We have nearly identical properties and get almost identical results from the same products. If one of us raves about something, it's pretty much guaranteed that the other will love it also.

Do you know if I have to pay for the hair analysis? I think I might do that if it doesn't cost too much because I'm not 100% sure on my hair properties. They should be in my signature but idk cuz I'm on my phone!

Corrina777 04-25-2013 12:54 PM

Unfortunately, yes. I don't know what the cost is now. I paid about $20 back when I got mine done. I'm on the app also, so I can't see signatures :)

angelicak 04-25-2013 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Corrina777 (Post 2158842)
Unfortunately, yes. I don't know what the cost is now. I paid about $20 back when I got mine done. I'm on the app also, so I can't see signatures :)

Bummer! Il just keep my properties I guessed! :(

angelicak 04-26-2013 11:36 AM

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To all!

This is my hair not diffused
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collegecurly27 04-26-2013 11:01 PM

I have the same issues with my curls when I have too much build up. Have you tried clarifying recently?

angelicak 04-27-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by collegecurly27 (Post 2159267)
I have the same issues with my curls when I have too much build up. Have you tried clarifying recently?

Yeah I clarified about a week or so ago, that was when I had my best hair day then diffused. But I've been trying to fix my dry scalp issue (it gets itchy really quickly) I think I'm going to need to wait until I go home in 3 weeks. (I'm in college and hate having to use all my bfs gas getting all kinds of products all over) also when I go home I'm going to be teaching my sister cg to fix her hair!!!!

Firefox7275 04-27-2013 04:16 PM

Sounds like we have similar hair and are having similar problems. I'm having the worst hair day in the full two years since I went silicone/ sulphate free, so not fair after all the effort I've put it I could actually cry.

Pretty sure my hair is over-conditioned, it's lank with no curl. Curled up beautifully with a sulphate free shampoo followed by protein treatment (Komaza Care) but now is virtually straight with no more than a few hairs glued together, looks like I brushed it out!

If I find a solution I will post it up for you.


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