View Poll Results: Have you experienced a downshift in your curls?
yes 11 61.11%
no 7 38.89%
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My type 3 is now a type 2

I always used to hate my curly hair. I would wish and pray that I would wake up and it would be straight. Well, it seems that just when I've embraced my ringlettes, my hair starts to change. I don't know if it was the years of blowdrying and coloring and over styling, but what once was a raging head of type 3 locks has now calmed down to a mane of type 2 tresses.

I'm faced with a dilema, maybe you could help me out there. I'm on the threshold of type 3 and type 2. My type 3 products seem to be too strong for the newborn waves. Do you have any product suggestions? And is there any way to get my type 3 curls back??? I miss them!!

You know what they say...you always want what you don't have!
I've had the same thing happen to me, except I'm going from wavy to straight. I think growing it longer has affected it some, and also, my age. I had straight hair until about age 12 when it got very wavy with some spirals. As I'm getting older, it's reverting back to straight, I think. It is still wavy when it's very humid, but otherwise, is only slightly wavy in back with straight hair on the sides.
Also, a lot of wavies are into Low Poo and No Poo by Devacurl and Hair Cleansing Cream by Jessicurl. They are gentle cleansers. You might want to look into those products.
Mine had been a 3 from the time I had hair , but it changed to a 2 (but I'm sure part of it was my fault from damaging it). It's a 2 now, and as much as I complain about it, it's very versatile.
2b, low porosity, high density, fine, loves protein
Yes, for two reasons:

1. I have moved from always living in more humid places to an arid land, and my curls have loosened.

2. I have more gray and they are more wirey and less curly.

My hair now looks to be more 3b/a but soon I'll have my 3b/c's back when I move back to CA!!!!! My hair curled up much better while I was back there for sis's wedding, so I guess it's not all gone!

But I feel like you sometimes: I've yearned for looser curls sometimes and now can get them with a few tricks. But I'd rather have my tighter curls on a day-to-day basis!

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Thanks for your advice girls!! Where can I get the no-poo products you were talking about Kenzie? I grew up in Florida (humidity was off the charts) and now I'm living in California, which is much drier. Maybe that's a reason too. I'm sure I'll learn to like my looser curls; I just have to re-learn how to style and take care of it.
I think CurlMart sells them all. From the Jessicurl website, you can order samples. I've never used Jessicurl or Devacurl products - I just know a lot of wavies here like them. I was tempted to buy Jessicurl's Gentle Lathering Shampoo (I feel like I need an actual shampoo), but bought Creme of Nature Detangling Shampoo instead because a few people suggested it to me, and it's cheaper. I really like it so far. It has no sulfates or harsh stuff.

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