I'm an 18 year old college curly and new to CurlTalk. I had my hair chemically straightened (relaxed) from 10-16, and in the spring semester of my junior year, a chemistry project inadvertently led me to a website about naturally curly hair. I grew out my relaxer for 8 months, became frustrated with the two textures, and chopped off the rest of the chemically straightened hair on 3 September 2011. I've been relaxer free for almost 15 months now. And I've been CG/silicone and sulphate free for a total of about 3 weeks and loving it.
I have no clue what my hair type is; that system irritates me because my hair isn't as loose as 3b, not quite the same shape as 3c, not the tiny diameter or texture as 4a, but I have characteristics of all three aforementioned types
I have very fine strands, so they're downy to the touch and have a good amount of sheen. My porosity is average-low; it can take a while for me to absorb products depending on how wet my hair is. My current regimen is:
DC overnight with avocado mix (1-2 overripe avocados pureed, honey, EVOO, EVCO, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and mayonnaise).
Cleanse with cowash cleanser (2 tbsp VO5 Tea Therapy Calming Chamomile Tea conditioner mixed with 2 tbsp AVJ and a half capful of ACV).
Condition/detangle with TRESemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner (I don't finger detangle; I use a Denman D3 which works well for me).
Leave in moisturiser mix (Carol's Daughter Moisturising Tui Leave In Conditioner, Curls Curl Creme Brulee, EVCO, grapeseed oil, and a splash of AVJ to thicken it a bit) and style with Xcess Styling Gel Sport Hold (just started using this yesterday; love it so far).
I usually keep my hair in twists because I'm lazy and that's easier for me, but I'm loving WnGs, so I might leave mine out for 2-3 days and then flattwist for the rest of the week to keep it out of mind.