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Same story here!!! I am just now learning what to do with my hair!! Except mine are not soft curls. Mine are spirals!!! I hope you start enjoying your curly hair!!!
Hi there my name is lydia and i'm just trying to embrace my curls! Right now I'm still not sure what my hair type is but I'm trying to figure it out and learn! Its nice to meet everyone
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Hello! My name's Porter.

You all are going to laugh, but I am a white boy with a wiry beard. The resources here have already helped me a lot, so thank you.

My beard's a lot better than it would be without your help, believe me, but I do have some special challenges with it. The hairtype is 4A -- however, the hair is both super-coarse and super-dense. For example, if I start with a section only about two square inches big, I'll get a tight twist as big around as my thumb. Also, being a guy, I have developed no skill working with hair and feel like a klutz trying to do the simplest things.

But I'm optimistic. Thanks for all the help!
Hello,

I am obsessed with this website! After 44 years of fighting with my hair, I can't believe this information has been out here for 15 years!!

I think I am a 3b, but my hair is strawberry blonde, fine and thin. I gave up straightening it well back in my late teens and I wouldn't say my hair ALWAYS has the control, but we get along ok. The fine strands just love to turn frizzy and my color looks darker crunchy so I have had a time over the years finding the right products. Once I would find one, it seemed they would get pulled off the shelf within a year or two!

Anyway, I have just begun co-washing, using Tresemme Anti Frizz and also using it as a leave in. I will probably try Tresemme Naturals and/or Suave Naturals. I have been using Curls Rock for a few years now and am trying out Bouncy Curls. Just tried the plopping method this morning, though I still blew out some bangs, amazing! The difference was noted by a co-worker upon walking in to the office and it's sooo humid today in PA.

My 12yo daughter has very thick 3a, b, & c hair. I wouldn't say her hair is as fine as mine though. This makes me wonder if she will need a whole other line of products. She hates her lion's mane head of hair and keeps it up in messy buns most of the time. I do straighten it for her once in a while with a flat iron. I realize now the moisture issue and am looking for a good deep conditioner today and plan to start her on co-washing this week.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!!
I'm Thirty. My hair is natural, wash and go with a little leave in Suave and Regis Design Line Ultimate Radiance. I never blow dry because of lots of frizz. My hair has low porosity. I wash with low poo, and conditioner, leave in Suave and Regis - no plopping my hair doesn't like it, I lightly scrunch product into wet hair and leave alone to air dry.


I'm happy to be here
Thirty -
3C /low porosity/ medium/ high density
Low poo scalp only/ Suave Cond/ Leave in Suave- Regis Ultimate Radiance : air dry wet- No plopping




Last edited by Thirty; 09-18-2014 at 04:48 AM. Reason: Edit to add : When I click on my profile I get this persons profile - not mine : tubdweltMet's Profile - Thanks
Hi I'm Kristy & I'm chasing my waves. I had pretty straight baby fine hair as a child. At the age of 10, I had surgery in which my entire head was shaved. What grew back were tons of waves/curls ranging from 2b (air dry with no product) to 3c (gel, scrunch, diffuse). As I've gotten older, I've lost all that texture but want it back! I made a few trial size purchases & rummaged through the house to create my starting arsenal for CG.
So here's what I have so far:
Ion Swimmer's Shampoo (for my well water)
DevaCurl No Poo, 1C, vol foam
Ouidad LI, gel, refresh spray, DT
Josie Moran argan oil
Coconut oil
ACV
Need to add some protein

Hair history: perms, heat tools, color, bleach
Currently: Color/bleach free, no more flat iron, hair is worn up in ponytail more often than not due to job and sports

2a
Fine
Very thin (scalp is visible on top due to surgical scars & all over when ponytail is soaked with sweat)
Porous (easily weighed down by product & scalp oil)

Ok, back to lurking & post searching!
Hi! Not sure if I'm posting in the right spot, but I'd like to introduce myself. Have been lurking for a long time, finally decided to become active. I have thick 3b, low porosity, high density curls and am looking forward to learning more about maintaining a healthy mane!
Hi !!

I'm looking for a healthy solution to recover lost length from a new treatment and discovered your lovely forum. I am thinking of trying DIY BKT, to transition back to a relaxer or just keep using BKT. I understand that KeraPremium is a good one to use ?

I would greatly appreciate any and all feed back.
For instance can I apply it over a Japanese thermal ? Or should I only apply to new growth ? If I want maximum straightness do I leave it for 48 hours ?



Thank you !!!

Last edited by Weezy; 09-22-2014 at 08:10 AM.
Hey everyone. My name is Tasha and I'm new here. I don't know if I'm posting in the right place but I'm really excited to be a part of this community. Just thought I'd say hey!
Hello, everyone! A couple of months ago I decided to embrace the wave after spending 20 years fighting it. My hair is a mixture of 2's and it drives me up the wall 24/7. So we'll see what happens lol.
I've been lurking this site since late Spring while I've been working out the Curly Girl thing.

Apparently I may have been curly all my life and didn't know it. I was a towhead toddler which looked more like the white fuzz on a dandelion. Mom always used the cheap shampoos that got me too squeeky clean. Then her and her mother would wrangle me down as I got older to perm my hair, which was always so dry and frizzy no one knew there was a curl in there. My childhood was nothing but a poofball of blond hair begging for moisture.

Sometimes it would get wavy and look like hair but not for long. I'd be getting another perm to get the fuzz to curl chemically or with the 90's I started blow drying for smooth flippable hair. (Yes I'm that old)

And then there was my daughter, same pale dry cotton poofball. And then my granddaughter, the same. My daughter's adult hair was so corkiselli she would get it relaxed on a regular basis. She got tired of fighting it and was directed to the Curly Girl book, which sucked me into it, and I've gone from fuzzy dried wreck to 2C/3A over the summer.

ANYWAY....I'm finally posting because I finally found my Holy Grail. Omg, I went through so many products, trying to find a right combo for me. Then I'd go back to Deva stuff because it was better than everything I was trying and geez that stuff is expensive...until yesterday.

My blond adult daughter made a comment about buying her hair stuff in what the store called the ethnic section of the hair product aisle. So I meandered over there myself. Ihad already done some research on product lines that were CG friendly. There low and behold was a shampoo and conditioner that was still CG approved and nowhere near as spendy, and I've tried everything else.

The labels say for "thick curly hair" and I got fine, thin hair. But it tried it anyway, it's Shea Moisture. Omg my hair just sucks it up and loves it, and the frizz disappeared. I have 2nd day hair with NO FRIZZ!

So anyway, on a CG high and SOOOO happy to have found my hair's nitch. I also changed to Herbal Essence Set Me Up gel also on the approved list that another poster (bless you) put up about what brands were CG friendly.

I'm sorry I'm so chatty. It's just SO EXCITING that I now have the curls I wanted, soft, holds (cherub hair can loosen a curl to a wave with just a gust of air ) And the next day the curls are still there and they feel like hair, not like cotton poofballs.

Okay, gonna crawl back into my lurker hole and do some more private squealing. Oh, and now that I finally know what my "go to" is, I get to add it to my siggy.
Thin/fine/ 2B-3A/ Cherub/Botticelli. SheaMoisture Moisture Retention shampoo/ Shea Moisture Restorative conditioner/ Deva B'leave in leave in (looking for a cheaper alternative, my hair begs for protein), Herbal Essence Set Me Up gel.

Last edited by Danzy; 10-10-2014 at 06:22 PM.
Hello curly friends. I been natural 3 years now. I recently decided to big chop again because I had heat damage really bad. I'm at the awkward stage now. I really can't find more styles. I hope u guys can help me!
I've been lurking this site since late Spring while I've been working out the Curly Girl thing.

Apparently I may have been curly all my life and didn't know it. I was a towhead toddler which looked more like the white fuzz on a dandelion. Mom always used the cheap shampoos that got me too squeeky clean. Then her and her mother would wrangle me down as I got older to perm my hair, which was always so dry and frizzy no one knew there was a curl in there. My childhood was nothing but a poofball of blond hair begging for moisture.

Sometimes it would get wavy and look like hair but not for long. I'd be getting another perm to get the fuzz to curl chemically or with the 90's I started blow drying for smooth flippable hair. (Yes I'm that old)

And then there was my daughter, same pale dry cotton poofball. And then my granddaughter, the same. My daughter's adult hair was so corkiselli she would get it relaxed on a regular basis. She got tired of fighting it and was directed to the Curly Girl book, which sucked me into it, and I've gone from fuzzy dried wreck to 2C/3A over the summer.

ANYWAY....I'm finally posting because I finally found my Holy Grail. Omg, I went through so many products, trying to find a right combo for me. Then I'd go back to Deva stuff because it was better than everything I was trying and geez that stuff is expensive...until yesterday.

My blond adult daughter made a comment about buying her hair stuff in what the store called the ethnic section of the hair product aisle. So I meandered over there myself. Ihad already done some research on product lines that were CG friendly. There low and behold was a shampoo and conditioner that was still CG approved and nowhere near as spendy, and I've tried everything else.

The labels say for "thick curly hair" and I got fine, thin hair. But it tried it anyway, it's Shea Moisture. Omg my hair just sucks it up and loves it, and the frizz disappeared. I have 2nd day hair with NO FRIZZ!

So anyway, on a CG high and SOOOO happy to have found my hair's nitch. I also changed to Herbal Essence Set Me Up gel also on the approved list that another poster (bless you) put up about what brands were CG friendly.

I'm sorry I'm so chatty. It's just SO EXCITING that I now have the curls I wanted, soft, holds (cherub hair can loosen a curl to a wave with just a gust of air ) And the next day the curls are still there and they feel like hair, not like cotton poofballs.

Okay, gonna crawl back into my lurker hole and do some more private squealing. Oh, and now that I finally know what my "go to" is, I get to add it to my siggy.
Originally Posted by Danzy
How exciting!! This is the place to get excited for sure!
You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
Hello all
I brand new here I have 3b curls and need to know what is the best leave in conditioner to use ? I am Italian and have tight ringlet curls . I never really used a leave in before and picked up sauve but I feel it is too heavy for my curls . Any help is appreciated
Hi all, I've been a lurker here but this is my first time posting. I'm a 2A that has always loved the waviness in my hair, but couldn't figure out how to do anything with it other than to comb/blow it straight.

I've been trying the curly girl method for a couple of weeks and have been experimenting a bit with different products. I'm currently using the Kathy's Family Prairie Therapy shampoo and conditioner and (discontinued) Samy Esencia mousse.

I hope to keep learning and I'm sure I'll ask questions along the way!

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