Dumb Question-How Do U Know If U Need "Hold?" and Why?

am i right in thinking if your hair is not super curly like 3c and up, that you need "hold" so the curls dont loosen throughout the day?
3B~Fine, porus, and really long
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That's one perspective. It also means that my 3b/c curls "hold" and don't swell or get frizzy throughout the day.
3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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I used to use products with "hold" because I always did when I was relaxed. Now I don't because my hair looks the same either way. The other day I did use some hairspray to keep some stray tendrils from falling into my eyes but that's 'cause I could use a trim
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i find thats its quite the opposite. im a 3c and use products with "hold" to keep my hair from shrinking or getting curlier as it dries.
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That's one perspective. It also means that my 3b/c curls "hold" and don't swell or get frizzy throughout the day.
Originally Posted by mpgirl
I agree with this completely. For my 2b/3a curls, it's more like you said--so my curls don't wilt. But curlier types are like mpgirl described.
2b w/ some 3a
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That's one perspective. It also means that my 3b/c curls "hold" and don't swell or get frizzy throughout the day.
Originally Posted by mpgirl
This for me exactly.
3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
I am a 2 something, and when I say I need hold its because my curls do have a tendency to melt throughout the day. I don't so much frizz up as much as my hair will just go almost straight.
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Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

Gel gives me more definition.
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You need "hold" if your hair tends to get very frizzy or more "lifeless" throughout the day... I guess I have very low maintenance hair, because since going CG I don't need to do very much with my hair anymore. All I use is a curl creme and I'm good to go!
2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!

Current Routine:
Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam



i find thats its quite the opposite. im a 3c and use products with "hold" to keep my hair from shrinking or getting curlier as it dries.
Originally Posted by katherinelovesevryone
I know this has nothing to do with the topic, but you have a killer figure!!!! I'm so jealous.

As for hold, I like a lot of hold to stop my hair from expanding during the drying process and to keep my ringlets after I've SOTC.
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Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

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