Hi all! I have been lurking for a few weeks. This forum is amazing! I have learned much here about how to handle my curly hair. I have also read the Curly Girl Handbook and Live Curly, Live Free. And of course I have been all over YouTube! What great resources! I had no idea that I was starving my hair of moisture.

I have avoided blow dryers most of my life but never realized how much damage some of the products I was using were doing. I cut my long curls off about 10 years ago because I was tired of the straw and frizz! I've reached a point where I want more softness around my face so I am growing my hair out again. I think a shoulder length shaggy bob is what I am after. My bangs are still a question for me. I've always had them as I have a low forehead. I also avoid a part in my hair.

My hair is THICK. I believe I have normal porosity and medium texture but I may be all wrong. I think my type is 2C/3A. From my readings and viewing I realize my porosity and texture are more important than my type when picking my care options. That and the wonderful information on dew point. Who would have ever known! I knew I hated January hair but I didn't know what to do about it!

I had a consultation appointment with a Devachan trained stylist as well. She sent me away for a few months as I am growing out a pixie and I need more length. She typed my curls as Botticelli. Her name is Megan and she is at By Shear Design in Burke, Va. I am looking forward to my first real appointment with her. Not sure when that will be yet. I guess it depends on how fast my hair grows and how well I am handling the stages. I am prepared as best as I can be to get through the stages of this grow-out!

Oh.. one more thing.. a very important thing.. I LOVE my silver!!!

Thank you one and all! What a great place to hang out!
Gray CG since September 2014
2C/3A/Medium Texture/Medium Porosity/Thick Density
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals
Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Style: Eco Styling Gel w/ Argan Oil & DevaCurl Light Defining Gel
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque mixed with GVP Conditioning Balm
That being said I'm a product junkie and switch up often!