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My name is Lenore, I am new to the boards but not the site. I am a 3b and just became a member. I change my style every few years. I was long and then cut my hair but I remembered how much I hate it short so I have been growing it out for the past year. My hair gets so frizzy (did I mention I was born in NY but now live in Florida? I know.) and it feels so bulky when it is down and I always wind up putting it in a pony tail by the end of the day. Does anyone have any suggestions? One more question, has anyone bought the curl cocktails? I'm wondering if they are worth the money.
Welcome. I love this site. I spend way too much time trying to figure out the Holy Grail of hair routines!

I am a 3a, so I can't really help you with hair style or heaviness issues, but if you go on the 3b forum, that will really help.

I bought the Curly Cocktail for my hair, and it was ok, but I think I did better once I read the forum recommendations and tried the products the other members suggested.
I am a big fan of Jessicurl products.
Well, good luck!
Growing out my curls. White hair, fine to medium texture but a lot of it. Low to medium porosity. Botticelli curls -- 2c/3a mix. My hair loves protein.
CG since '08.

Cleanser: (Summer) Beautiful Curls Nurturing shampoo or Kathymack's soap bars
Co-wash: TJ Nourish
Protein: CJ Repair Me
Styling products: (Summer) BB Styling Mudd
Gel: (Summer) BRHG, Upper Management gel.
Hey, I just found this site and I never knew there was such a thing as a whole site dedicated to curly hair. I have thick, course, frizzy red hair and I've fought with it most of my life (I'm only 25). Recently though, I've learned to accept it and I've been trying to work with the unruly curls. I think this site is great and I've already found some good suggestions that I'm going to be putting into practice.
Newbie here from Jersey -- I think I am a 3b ish -- you can look at the picture and see if I am right!
Hey! 'curimoody' here; I've known about this site for a while now and visit from time to time to do research. I'm no longer straighting my hair so I'm trying to find the blessing this 4a/b (mostly a) mess I've been cursed with. It'd be nice to hear more experience based advice from 4a's.

Will upload a picture later.
Hello!

My name's Mel and I've been in denial of my naturally curly hair my whole life (27 years).
I straighten my hair on a daily basis because when I don't, I look like a dandelion puff (or so it seems to me) my hair is so frizzy. But now that I've discovered this site, I've decided to give my hair a chance to not get worked so hard on a daily basis.
I'm a 2a/b, I believe, though I do get some close-to-spirals underneath.
Anyway, since humidity isn't an issue (I live in the mountains) my hair frizzes to frizz. So if anyone has any tips for people living with frizz in dry climates, let me know.

Mel
Hi my name is Amanda and have been using this wonderful site as a resource for a long time but just recenly decided to register. It has been like a year and 3 months since the BC and have found that caring for my 3c/4a hair is a little difficult and I need all the help I can get.
Hello, I have a 5 year old curly girl who is bi-racial. She has super curly hair. When I straighten it, it is to the middle of her back and when it is curly it draws up above her shoulders!!
I have recently purchased the Blended Cutie shampoo. I got the one in the cocktail. I really like it and it makes her hair look great but after her hair has dried it has kind of a wierd smell. My daughter is about a 3b. Does anyone have any suggestion on a good product (mainly shampoo and conditoner) that does not have an "after smell". thanks, crystal
Hi everyone

I am new. I am here because this looks like a great site for curly heads. I never even knew there were different ways to label curly hair! 3a, 3b . . . Not quite sure what I am! But this place is great and I am happy to be here.
Hello curlies! I've been familiar with this site for quite a few years, but just recently decided to join and post.

As far as I can tell I'm a 3a, with some 2b tendencies. My curls definitely have a mind of their own, and I find we're both happier if I just let them do their own thing!

It's great to read what others experience, and to just know that there are other women out there who have the same trials, tribulations and experiences with their curls.

I've read many, many posts and have gotten some GREAT ideas from them, and I just have to say a big thank you to everyone. I'm trying new products and combinations, and doing my own experiments, and I've been very pleased with the results.

This website has been a lifesaver for me, and I'm so thankful. Keep up the good work and thanks again!
My name is Rachel I'm 28, married one child n I run the neighborhood zoo! I think my hair is a cross between 3a n 3b. I'm not sure though. I haven't tried the no poo system yet, still researching and reading how everyone else manages and what may work for my hair type! I am going in a couple days to get my hair cut, if I find a way to make my life easier with my hair then I may rethink my length! I will be truly grateful for ANY help I can get before I jump in blind! I look forward to getting to know you all and thanks in advance for your replies!
Rachel
Thank you for the welcome!

My name is Ginger and I live in Utah. I've just recently begun wearing my hair in its natural state...wavy. People are shocked to learn I have curly hair! I've been straightening it for years and years.

I look forward to learning more about caring for my hair and getting to know folks on this site.
i'm returning (after more than a year). i love this site, learn a lot and my hair's thanking me for coming back!
hahaha (3b/3c)
Welcome!
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
Hi folks, greeting from norway

I think I am a 3a, but not entirely sure. My hair is very "fine" and thin, not so much volum, but still very curly with "s" and spirals. I'm so glad I found naturallycurly.com, because the norwegian magazines NEVER say anyting about culy hair.. :/
Hi all,

I'm new to posting but not to the site, I've been lurking for a couple years now, but never had the nerve to post. I am 4a, and I have learned so much from this site. I am so glad that you guys are here for us curly girls.
Hi everyone. My name is Nathan, and I'm new to the site. I had been cutting my hair very short for years, and now am growing it out again. I'm somewhere in between a 3a and 3b. It's nice to meet all of you!
Hi Ladies - I'm new to the site, but have been checking it out for a few days. I don't know what products to begin using. Should I use a curl shampoo, conditioner and buttercreme? My hair is nice and wavy when wet with a conditioner. As soon as it dries it looks like a pulled Brillo pad!

I checked out the Curly Cocktails, but don't want to plop down $50+ for something that won't work. Suggestions?!


I've been natural for a few years, and going back and forth from straightening combs (yikes!), braids to Dominican blowouts. But now that I've found this site, I'm ready to try the products and let my curls stay and shine!

Help!
Hello all, I'm new to the site. I'm a from Brooklyn, NY. I have 2A and 3B hair, which is my problem. I've fought with this hair my whole life as the texture seems to change every 5 years. But now it appears that it has settled on this for the last 7 years. I have been tried, chemical and thermal straightening techniques. I love my curly hair but also want to have the function to where it straight. Straightening is not a problem. It's the upkeep of the curls if some one could help me I would greatly appreciate it. I have lost a great deal of length due to experimentation of all sorts in an effort to either straighten or maintain the limp curls on the left side of my head.
Hi everyone!

I'm Rita. I used this site way back in 2000, when I was living in LA and looking for a place to cut/ style my hair. I found a great salon at the time with a fantastic stylist, Ana Rivas, and I ended up straightening my hair out with her (but she's also great with natural curls).

Since 2005 I have worn my hair natural and all over the place. I'm still trying to style it somehow. I've been cutting it myself, since I haven't heard of a good hairdresser to cut my curls in my area.

Anyway, I'm glad to be back and to join this, curlier than ever!

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