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Old 04-19-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default 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!
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:34 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:42 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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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!

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Old 04-20-2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:49 PM   #7
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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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