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Old 12-10-2011, 02:22 AM   #1
 
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Well I'm new at this...not exactly. I've been using the site for months and never actually joined. I figured this was more practical than praying that someone was asking the question that I needed answers to. Well I think my natural curl pattern would be 3b/a curls. I have never put a relaxer and have just recently started using color, within the last 2 years. (worst mistake of my life!!!) All my life I have had beautiful healthy long hair. Upon high school graduation I decided to cut mid-back length my hair into an inverted bob. As that was growing out I started to experiment with color, and had no problems. Until June of this year. I wanted to dye my hair red. So i went the professional route...THEY BLEACHED MY HAIR 4 (YES FFFFOOOOUUURRRR) TIMES IN ONE DAY! my natural curl pattern was ruined! So me growing out my bob was all pointless. Two years of healthy hair has been destroyed. It's been about 6 months and I have cut my hair 4 times, I don't really care about length I just need hair that I can manage. If any of you have tips, products that you can share...my thanks goes out to you. I have been CG for 6 months.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
 
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Welcome abroad I hope I had a good advice but I think other girls will have better and I hope u decide to stop colouring it and try henna instead
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
 
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Welcome, LilMs!

I agree with Sayoon about trying Henna, and there should be no problem using it while growing out your hair to try to keep the color even.

Have you checked out the Transitioning section? Although most of these ladies are transitioning from relaxers, they're all trying to get rid of damaged hair. (Yes... I've been there!) Some of their techniques could actually work for you.

Since you've been reading here for a while, I'm sure you've seen lots of product reviews from people with your hair type. But what I found is that just because someone else might have curls similar to mine (3C/4A), doesn't mean that what works for her will work for me.

The best thing to do is to keep experimenting with different products and techniques until you find something that works for YOU. Read product labels and you'll soon find which ingredients your hair likes and which ones it doesn't.

Before you know it, you're beautiful curls will be back!
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:49 AM   #4
 
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Thanks so much for the support! I'm definitely gonna give henna a try! i'm willing to try it all! I've noticed that my hair is very responsive to all oils: coconut, shea, and especially olive and argan. But my hair is way to porous in this state for any gel-type products like I previously used.

Yea I have been reading about transitioning hair timelines and realized that it's very similar to growing out this bleach damage. I just could never see myself doing a BC, super short curly hair just didn't look right on me.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:56 PM   #5
 
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Thanks so much for the support! I'm definitely gonna give henna a try! i'm willing to try it all! I've noticed that my hair is very responsive to all oils: coconut, shea, and especially olive and argan. But my hair is way to porous in this state for any gel-type products like I previously used.

Yea I have been reading about transitioning hair timelines and realized that it's very similar to growing out this bleach damage. I just could never see myself doing a BC, super short curly hair just didn't look right on me.
Tell us anytime ur deciding to do henna so we can give u some information I have a good recipe for dry heir too, but becarful as henna should not be used on recently dyed hair , it should be between 6 to 8 months from last dye so it won't break ur hair
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:22 PM   #6
 
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my last color was in the middle of september, just to match my natural extremely dark hair...so it has been roughly 3 months since.

So I have to wait 5 before using a henna treatment, what are the names of some specifically that you use?
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #7
 
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my last color was in the middle of september, just to match my natural extremely dark hair...so it has been roughly 3 months since.

So I have to wait 5 before using a henna treatment, what are the names of some specifically that you use?
Yes u better wait ,the best henna is Yemeni henna I think u can find this online I don't live in US so I can't help much, however the henna heads hear can help u a lot , I sometimes notice them talking about a brand called Jamila, u can also google how to get Yemeni henna shipped to u good luck .
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