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Old 02-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
 
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Red face 2a/2b Newbie

Hi all! I'm new to all of this. I've been flat ironing my hair since I was 13 when I had 2b hair (I think) and am now 19 and stuck in the middle of 2a/2b. I think all of the flat ironing has ruined a lot of my curl although the wave is still definitely there. I only think i'm a 2b as I have thin hair but lots of it and am very prone to frizz and fuzz after washing.

My hair is in relatively good condition since I had it all chopped off a couple of months ago (from half way down my waist to my shoulders). I'm looking to try and get my hair back to what it was before i ruined it with all the flat ironing, can anyone recommend any products or techniques? The photos with brown hair are with my hair just washed with lloreal elvive total care shampoo & conditioner, I'm one of those people who have tried every drug store shampoo/conditioner and am never happy! There's also a photo of how my hair used to look prior to flat ironing (sandy blonde)

Thanks
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
 
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Welcome, ellouised! This is a great site to find all the info you are looking for. Finding the right products for your hair can take some time and patience. Many of us use either no shampoo or sulfate free shampoo and conditioners without silicones. If you know your hair properties it will make the process a little easier. Hair properties includes information like texture and porosity. 2a/2b describes your curl pattern. Your curl pattern may change as your hair gets healthier. These links may be helpful to you:

Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly
Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

Fine hair responds differently to products than coarse hair. If you can narrow down your hair properties, we may be better able to help you with product recommendations.
Good luck to you and keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
 
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Welcome! ^^
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Clarify: Nivea IR
Lo-poo: Nature's Gate CR
CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
RO: TBS Rainforest Moisture, etc

LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
Seal: Grapeseed oil
Gel: Studioline

PT: EO Keratin co
DT: RO+oils
Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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