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My name is Dominique and while i may seem new, I'm not...lol.....I was under the former screen name Hela however i was unable to access my account so I made a new one. Well as of 2010 i became curious and decided to dread my hair up....and well as of March, I decided to hack them off.....so now im back to square one ladies....lol.....I'm happy to be back and I can't wait to re-introduce myself to my lovely locks...lol
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Firstly, awesome intro! and love the links!

My first question how do you inclue in your post a sig of your type and etc? I can't seem to find it.

I am a Houstonian naturalist with 3b/3c 3b on the crown and 3C and a little 4 on the edges. I am the only in my family with my hair type so it's been a task to find out how to love my hair. It is also hard to find stylist around this area that know how to deal with my type of hair. My journey has been an experience but I'm up for the challenge.

-Yvonne
Hello! I had my last relaxer in August 2011. I finally cut on 4/14/12. I am adjusting to the shorter hair, but I love it. I have several friends that have been natural for years so I feel pretty comfortable taking care of it.
A friend recommended this site and I am looking forward to reading and getting more helpful information.
Hello everyone! I'm a newbie...in my 1st month completely natural. Just here to chat and learn more about hair care.
Hello!

I'm new here and just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm 25 and I've been fighting with my hair for my entire life. This fight actually resulted in me shaving my head and keeping it that way for several years as a teenager. Once I grew it out I constantly straightened it because I didn't know how to make my curls behave.

I haven't straightened my hair in months and, most of the time, I look like Medusa. Which is why I found this place. lol. I need help!

After looking through all of the different hair types I'm pretty sure I have type 3b hair, but the hair at the nape of my neck may be 3c. I'm biracial. My father is from a tribe of Native Americans that have very coarse, thick and curly hair--and I believe that's what I've inherited.

I look forward to learning a lot from all of you!

-Daisy
Ayee! I'm kind of new well, not really, lol. I have been a massive lurker of this site for a few months and decided to hop on the band wagon. :3
Hi there! This site is awesome. I have battled all my life with frizz, dry, curly hair. More recently as an adult, I have tried Copa in the 90s (?) and loved it with short hair until it went out of business. Then a couple years ago, Phyto specific which is organic(at home) kit and with longer hair kind of challenging. Not thrilled with results. Then let my EX stylist do a relaxer on shoulder length and got used to waves but 2nd time (changed brands) around she BURNT my hair on my crown. But I did have straighter hair and blonde. So as of last year I had it all chopped off and I have a GREAT stylist who KNOWS how to cut hair. See avatar. She does Keratin treatments but I think I will hold off for now and really TRY HARD to embrace my namesakes' auntie Bee hair greystreak and curls. THANKS to this site I will try to find better product.
Hi Gretchen:
Thank you for this thread because I don't know where to start. I think I have a 3c type curly hair. I am trying to transition back to my natural hair after relaxers and a smooth out treatment gone wrong. My hair is a bit above shoulder length when dry but the problem that I'm having is getting adjusted to the new growth while the rest of my hair really doesn't curl much anymore.
What do you recommend? Is there a way out other than the "big chop"? HELP
jaz
My name is Jasmine. I just want to say i love NC.com! Curly hair is a very confusing hair type, but lovable nonetheless. This site helps some of my confusion go away I am here to share my hair journey, and hopefully get advice when I'm feeling not so good about my hair in all its frizziness.
BC date: Feb. 24, 2012
My strands are a mixture of waves & corkscrew curls.

Hair type: Healthy ! Low porosity, medium strand.
My fotki: http://public.fotki.com/JazzyWazzy/







hey, I too Big chopped March 27th 2012. I woke up and washed my hair, deep conditioned and just didn't like how my ends were looking. I am glad, now. And it's liberating!!
I just wanted to say hello & introduce myself. I'm a 3rd time around naturalwhoop's just discovering the large amount of natural/curly hair info on the Internet. My first transition was in High School in '98; next, a self induced BC in college in '01; and finally another transition during '11. I used to treat my hair like an accessory from styles, to cuts, to colors. I've gained a BETTER understanding of my hair and what truly works. I've become a huge fan of the Shea Moisture line as my hair thrives once any form of Shea butter touches it. I love this site and have learned so much this time around.
Hello everyone I am new to this thing but this is awesome and I cant believe there are as many girls with curly hair like me
Go to the tab on the blue area of the curl talk forum and click on "Quick Links." A drop box will appear and thats it.



Firstly, awesome intro! and love the links!

My first question how do you inclue in your post a sig of your type and etc? I can't seem to find it.

I am a Houstonian naturalist with 3b/3c 3b on the crown and 3C and a little 4 on the edges. I am the only in my family with my hair type so it's been a task to find out how to love my hair. It is also hard to find stylist around this area that know how to deal with my type of hair. My journey has been an experience but I'm up for the challenge.

-Yvonne
Originally Posted by kurlyVONNE
Hair type:
4A/4B(coarse, very thick, dry, and curly)
Big chop 3/27/12
Hair styling products: Shea Moisture(yellow line shampoo n restorative conditioner)
http://tastyberri.blogspot.com/

Density: High
porosity: Definitely LOW

Hi all,
Im new to this site just jumped on the band wagon of au natural (my hair on my head-wise!)
Looking for tips and advice along the way =)
Glad I found this forum as I feel I'm not alone with my hair, the amount of times hairdressers have said to me "its damaged" really winds me right up, so simple minded!
It isnt damaged it is and has been coarse from the day I was born but because Im light skinned lets stereotype? If i bleached my hair blonde and had it poker straight stuck to my face it would be a different story im guessing?
Anyway I was bad to my hair so now Im being good and if being good means staying away from happy-scissor hairdressers with straighteners in one hand and peroxide in the other, and books of opinions on correcting my DNA then that's the road Im taking!

xxx
Hair Type: 3C (very coarse and dry!)

Shampoo: Organic Shea Moisture Retention Dry/Damaged
Rinse Out: Curly Q's Moistrizing Coconut Conditioner
Co/Wash: Tresemme Naturals, Nourishing Moisture
DC: Tresemme Naturals, Nourishing Moisture Conditioner and Glycerine
Hair Spritz: (applied nightly) Water, Rose Water, Jojoba Oil and Glycerine
Moisture Seal: (applied nightly after spritz) Natures Way Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
I have been natural for 2 years. I have tried different colors and styles. Product is my real problem, I don't have any set products because my hair changes all the time. I would love some feedback. I can not use kinky curly product my hair does not like it at all. I need an everyday moisturizer. I have done the big chop twice because once my hair starts growing good it gets very dry. I have many pics. My hair is past my ears when stretched but shrinks I don't mind shrinkage. 4c hair very thick
Hi everyone!

I've actually been reading the posts for a couple of years, but had issues with two previous log-ins and could never sign in properly to join discussions, but 3 time's a charm, I guess, woohoo!

I was a lifelong relaxer girl, but i've been natural for 3 years now

I look forward to discussing hair stuff: i love this site
Hello Curlies,

I used to be a member of this site over ten years ago.
I've been natural for almost 20 years so if anyone has questions about long 4b hair, I'd love to help you.

I currently wear traditional locs and am loving it!!!
Until next time...
Hi!
I have gone the no shampoo route for about 3 weeks and I still can't believe how well it's working. A bit about me:
45 yrs old and didn't think I had curly hair... just unmanageable hair that managed to be superfine, tangled, flat, oily, frizzy, and stringy all at the same time. Both of my children have lovely curly hair, though my daughters tangles just as easy as mine. My mom also has curly hair that represents itself as a mess of cowlicks...

My daughter-in-law loaned me the Curlygirl's Guide to hair... I thought I was reading it to deal with my daughter's hair - but I discovered that I might actually have curly hair too. I tried the tips for wavy hair... and amazingly I had a mass of curls this morning! Since I own no gels and the winds were high here in Denver, they have mostly gone away.... but for the first time I have hope that my hair might actually look nice.

The Curlygirl's guide recommends never using a hairbrush.... Does anyone have suggestions on super tangled hair issues? My daughter and I both get huge rat-nests at the base of our neck without constant vigilance. I've actually had to go to a beauty shop to have them cut out when they've gotten too bad. I really want to keep the curvy-curly look, but I'm afraid to stop brushing my hair every chance I get...

So glad I found the forum!
Christine :-)
Hi everyone! My name is Bri and finally of few years of lurking I finally join NC. I am a licensed cosmetologist and I have been natural since 2004.

What brought me to be relaxer free is my first born. While I pregnant with her, my scalp was utterly sensitive to relaxers; a mild relaxer to be at that. Being 6mths preggy, I opt to get individual braids and wet set my hair for the duration of my pregnancy. About 4mths after giving birth, I decided to give this relaxer thing a whirl again but yet my scalp said "hell naw". Meanwhile during this relaxer madness, my daughter came in this world with a full head of hair and as she grew, her hair had the most beautiful curls & ringlets. So seeing her hair and re-evaluating my hair situation, I decided to clearly go natural. And I haven't regretted it yet. Plus where I'm from (Houston), humidity is a beast, so I just wash-n-go with my curls and call it a day.

I'm somewhat of a PJ....I don't know if it has to do w/ me doing hair or I just like to try stuff out to see what works, but my husband says I buy stuff every week, lol.

Anyhoot, I hope to make friends and inspire others here on NC.

Be blessed!
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Hi!
I have gone the no shampoo route for about 3 weeks and I still can't believe how well it's working. A bit about me:
45 yrs old and didn't think I had curly hair... just unmanageable hair that managed to be superfine, tangled, flat, oily, frizzy, and stringy all at the same time. Both of my children have lovely curly hair, though my daughters tangles just as easy as mine. My mom also has curly hair that represents itself as a mess of cowlicks...

My daughter-in-law loaned me the Curlygirl's Guide to hair... I thought I was reading it to deal with my daughter's hair - but I discovered that I might actually have curly hair too. I tried the tips for wavy hair... and amazingly I had a mass of curls this morning! Since I own no gels and the winds were high here in Denver, they have mostly gone away.... but for the first time I have hope that my hair might actually look nice.

The Curlygirl's guide recommends never using a hairbrush.... Does anyone have suggestions on super tangled hair issues? My daughter and I both get huge rat-nests at the base of our neck without constant vigilance. I've actually had to go to a beauty shop to have them cut out when they've gotten too bad. I really want to keep the curvy-curly look, but I'm afraid to stop brushing my hair every chance I get...

So glad I found the forum!
Christine :-)
Originally Posted by netgnomemom
Try using a wide tooth comb and/or denman brush to help with those tangles.

This is the comb I use Big Time Combs - Combs - Brushes & Combs

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