3C's /4A's must haves

Hi,

I need serious help I bought Curly Hair Solutions line but it made my hair extremly dry. It is unbelievable.

I need to know what are the products or routines that 3c / 4a (back of head) are using?
My hair tends to get tired when I use the same products.

Any suggestions are welcome ladies.

Thanks
My hair is 3c/4a. One fail safe product for me is Aveda Universal Styling Creme. It is one thing I can go back to and get nice results with. My hair is happy with it, so I just need to keep it in the rotation.

My hair also loves Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel and Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Jelly. I prefer the latter, because it is a bit easier to manipulate and feels really really goood on my scalp while the FOTE feels a bit heavy.

I currently use two Curl Junkie products: Hibiscus and Banna Honey Cream Leave in and Coffee Coco Curl Cream.

I also use olive and coconut oil in my hair, which also makes my hair nice.

I like to put a small blob of Universal styling cream, a small blob of olive and coconut oil mix, a small blob of aloe vera gel, and a small blob of leave in in my hand, mix it up and rake it through my hair. Sometimes I add the curl cream to this mix.

I have been wearing my hair pulled back consistently for the last 10 years, though. I get my hair blown out and pressed every 3 months or so for a haircut (I'm overdue for one, actually.).

I was in Toronto recently and thought about going to Johnathan Torch's salon to get my hair cut and styled. He produces the Curly Hair Solutions products.....guess I'm glad I didn't go after all.


I used to be a big product junkie, but not anymore.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.
Only Curlkeeper ever worked for me (as a leave-in); the other products are just blah.

My hair is mostly 4a. If I had to choose one product, conditioner would be key.

As a moisturizing detangling conditioner, Robert Craig is tops. Elucence Moisture Balancing #2. Suave Citrus Smoothie would be on the list if it didn't strip my color. I use Trader Joes Nourish as a condition-wash

Pre-wash deep treatments are great for me: Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment or a mix of conditioner, coconut milk, coconut oil, castor oil, honey.

Castor oil and honey are great moisture-retaining mix-ins to conditioneres or shampoos.

My current mainstay stylers are Curls/CurlyQ Milkshake and Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Jelly (a nice moisturizing jelly). I may switch off occasionally to Blended Beauty Curl Styling Butter and Confident Coils.
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
just wanted to say that your hair looks great, suburbanbushbabe!

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

4a, mbl, low porosity, normal thickness, fine hair.
Thanks for the suggestions, but most of the products u mentioned i never saw in the caribbean. I will check iin some salons.

I occasionally use an Olive oil from the brand Organics I put it all over my head after I shampoo then i rinse it out and use conditioner.
My styling products which I always go back to are IC Fantasia Polisher and IC Fantasia gel (the pink one). (but hair sometimes still get dried out)

I have tried Garnier fructis styling products and I can say that it is definetly not for 3c/4a. Made my hair crunchy and sticky.
I have tried Garnier fructis styling products and I can say that it is definetly not for 3c/4a. Made my hair crunchy and sticky.
Originally Posted by Evey
the garnier fructis sleek and shine leave in conditioner is good along with the sleek and shine conditioner. curl and shine is also good.

i don't like any of their styling products.
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
just wanted to say that your hair looks great, suburbanbushbabe!
Originally Posted by curlyarca
Thank you!
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
Thanks for the suggestions, but most of the products u mentioned i never saw in the caribbean. I will check iin some salons.

I occasionally use an Olive oil from the brand Organics I put it all over my head after I shampoo then i rinse it out and use conditioner.
My styling products which I always go back to are IC Fantasia Polisher and IC Fantasia gel (the pink one). (but hair sometimes still get dried out)

I have tried Garnier fructis styling products and I can say that it is definetly not for 3c/4a. Made my hair crunchy and sticky.
Originally Posted by Evey
You may want to check out www.afrobella.com, a beauty/lifestyle centered blog. Afrobella is from Trinidad, I think. Suave should be available pretty much everywhere. Everything but Trader Joe Nourish is orderable on-line.
My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/


Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.

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