What can I do to get rid of my jewfro curly hair? Help please!

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Once I hit puberty my hair went from straight to impossible to deal with. It's very dry, thick, and will not lay down. I've tried everything from wax, gel, morrocan oil ($35 a bottle), olive oil, coconut oil, pomade, honey… everything. Right now, I use a good shampoo and conditioner then afterwards put in morrocan oil and olive oil and wear a hat for 15 minutes. Still after 3 hours it looks like this. I'll take any and all suggestions. I hate going out without a hat. I want to feel comfortable in my skin. I'm not sure that I care how much it'll cost now that I have a degree making my own money. I just want to not think about my hair every 5 minutes. Attached is a picture.

Last edited by lindellriley; 09-02-2015 at 07:51 PM.
I'm not sure if your post was serious, but in case you are sincere, there is no way to get "rid" of hair short of shaving it off. You need to accept that you have thick curly hair and be glad that you have hair (you're not bald!) and that it is healthy.

Are you a male (sorry - picture is unclear on my machine). In any event, just start by getting a great haircut. That will make a big difference, and read up on silicones and sulfate shampoos here on this website. Check out the products section to see which shampoos and conditioners might be best for your hair. Also, there is a special section for men.

Good luck!
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I don't see any photo. Lots of people on this site will be offended by what you said but I understand your sentiment. I would suggest trying the CG routine after doing one regular washing with sulfate shampoo. Moroccan oil has lots of silicone that dries out the hair. I would stop using it. Coconut oil or olive oil that you use to cook with would be better options. You probably need to use rinse out conditioner as a leave-in along with a gel.

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Once I hit puberty my hair went from straight to impossible to deal with. It's very dry, thick, and will not lay down. I've tried everything from wax, gel, morrocan oil ($35 a bottle), olive oil, coconut oil, pomade, honey… everything. Right now, I use a good shampoo and conditioner then afterwards put in morrocan oil and olive oil and wear a hat for 15 minutes. Still after 3 hours it looks like this. I'll take any and all suggestions. I hate going out without a hat. I want to feel comfortable in my skin. I'm not sure that I care how much it'll cost now that I have a degree making my own money. I just want to not think about my hair every 5 minutes. Attached is a picture.
Originally Posted by lindellriley
Ok you need to re-phrase your title to needing help in taking care of your hair. It's only after I read your post I understood that you weren't looking for a straightener or something similiar. Questions:

- Does your shampoo contain sulfrates? Check the ingredients to see. Shampoo on a whole is very striping so make sure the one you use doesn't have sulfrates as it could be adding to your dry hair situation.

- What's the porosity of your hair? If it's low then it's possible your products could be just sitting on your hair and not penetrating. I have this problem. Regular steams or putting a shower cap on your head for a few minutes after applying conditioner helps greatly. If you have high porosity then your focus should be keeping your moisure in the hair strand. Make sure to rinse with cold water when rinsing conditioner to close the shaft. What conditioner do you use? It might not be moisurizing enough. Do you leave some in your hair or use a leave-in? Oils will not moisurize for you. You need water and condtioner in your hair first then add the oil on top of it to seal them in. This is especially important if you have high porosity hair.

- Detangling: with comb or with fingers? How do you dry your hair? If you're using a towel you're taking out too much moisure.

- How do you apply your products? If you have thick hair then you need to section your hair and work your products in that way. I use Aunt Jackie's Girls Baby Girl Curls Curling Custard as a moisurizer and seal it in with Mega Growth Oil. I find it works very well for my hair. I have a friend who's 3b and has very thick, dry hair who finds that combination a godsend. She also uses Giovani Products for her shampoo and conditioner. You can try those if you want.

- Styling products: You'll have to experiment there. Just avoid those with harsh alcohols.

Most of all STOP WORRYING SO MUCH!!! Hair is an expression of personality. You must be awesome because curly hair people are awesome! Straight hair people as well it's just their hair refuses to work with their personality. That's why they keep watching your curly hair with envy and invented the curling iron and excessive amounts of youtube videos on how to curl their straight hair so it looks naturally curly. If you detest your hair it will detest you right back and continue to be as difficult as it can get away with. Don't go to war against what is essential your closest friend. Just give it lots of love and it will reward you by blossoming
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Density: medium - high
Co-wash :Tresemme's Naturals Conditioner
Moisturizer: Aunt Jackie's Girls Baby Girl Curls: Curling & Twisting Custard
DC: Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Breaking Strengthing DC
PT: Hair Mayonaise/Coconut Oil
Sealant: Jamican Black Castor oil
Gel: Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic

Last edited by asagi; 09-03-2015 at 03:55 AM.

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