09-07-2007, 03:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Please don't be so frustrated and sad,
You don't have to spend money to maintain healthy curls!
Before using a lot of different products you should start with a very simple routine.
Creat a simple routine by asking yourself questions:
What does your hair need? Moisture? Then start using conditioner regularly.
I recommend using a silicone-less conditioner at first (V05).
How often does your hair want to be washed with conditioner? Some girls prefer a daily CO ,others do it every other day or every third day. Experiment and find out.
Do feel the need of shampooing? It's okay ,then do it, but only the scalp. You may want to protect your length by applying some conditioner there before you poo.Try to cut down shampoo to once a week or so. Shampooing can be drying to the hair ,so don'T overdo it.
Is your hair damaged,dry? Does it have splits?
If so ,you could get a trim or do search&destroy missions. Then prevent splits and breakage by doing regular moisturizing deep treatments.It doesn't have to be expensive .I do most of my treatments at home.
That's basically it. As soon as you have a basic routine ,you can modify.
The basic routine only needs conditioner,(shampoo )and a weekly deep treatment
I hope that helped