Super Coarse Hair

Hi, my name is Rozie. I grew up thinking that I had the worst hair in the world. I would wash and press it and I could never get it as straight as everyone else's hair. When ever I went to a salon, they would go on and on about how thick my hair was.
I had heard that the worst thing you could do was press your hair after relaxing it, so why were all the beauticians doing this to my hair? I thought I was a hopeless case. Then on day, I started cutting my hair off, do to the damage and breakage. I had no idea what I was doing and accidentally cut to close to the scalp.
All I could do to fix the problem was to cut it all that low. This ended up being the greatest thing that I had ever done. My hair was cut so low that I could not even grip it with my fingers. But as it grew back, I realized that my hair was very nice and it grew back pretty fast.
It took a while for me to decide that I wanted to go completely natural, because my hair is a force to be reckoned with. It is so thick that if you touch it after sliding the pressing comb through it, you will burn your hand. I have broke my share of combs and brushes and strained my heart muscle more times than I care to think of.
But the reason I came to this site is that I need to find a product that will enhance my natural curls without drying it out, like the styling gel does or leaving it overly goopie like the curl activator does. I want something that gives my hair a nice natural shine, without weighing it down. I also need something that will not cost a fortune. Because I have a head full of long, thick hair, I run through products much quicker than the average person. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Last edited by Rozie42; 11-02-2011 at 07:11 PM.
Hey Rozie You are not alone. I have broken my share of combs also! Lol and i am a 3c maybe with a little 4a in the middle. But have you tried aloe vera gel? I like it because it give a nice hold but doesnt dry the hair out. And the brand i like, Fruit of the Earth, is a god price. I only paid three dollars! Im not sure what else to recommend you but welcome, and you can ask me questions if you have any
Hey Rozie, and welcome! I'm not sure if this would be helpful in any way, but coconut oil is actually pretty good. I just picked up a bottle recently and it has made my hair so soft and smooth.

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