Hello I am new to this as well I started Transitioning in well I guess December, my last relaxer was Dec 16th (my Birthday) ...so far I have about now almost 7 mths of growth, i recently started cutting off my relaxed ends last week. I have been searching and trying to figure out the best style for my face and hair..I think I might have 3b hair it is very very soft and light and curly my dad is portuguese my mom is black...so my hair is thick yet lighter than ur average 4b or maybe c hair and I have waves that drift down to a springy curl...does anyone have any tips on maintenance and the best products to use? I actually ordered some kinky curly products and also time to time throw in some Hair rules but it's not giving me the full effect until I get rid of all the relaxed ends....please help!
Hi I'm Angel and I am new to the site and new to going natural. I tried transitioning for six months and when I took my braids out I panicked because I didn't know how to take care of MY texture of hair (4b/4c) so I permed it. BLAH(i know)but I regretted it. Well, being deployed to Afghanistan with the water and perms do not mix well. My hair started breaking so I have decided to go back natural again. This time I'm sticking to it. I joined this site after reading all the valuable information and I look forward to my journey of going natural with the help of Naturally curly.com.
Hello all my beautiful naturals,
I am new, 8mnths post-relaxer! I am so excited about embracing my new found beauty... my natural hair! So far I am loving the process and I am looking for experciencing more with my hair. My main concern for me is finding the right products for my hair. I try to use only organic products, which is somewhat hard to find in grocery/super markets. I am thankful that this website offers product knowledge and a wonderful hair product selection! Thank you naturallycurly for allowing people to embrace, learn, and experience their natural hair!!!
I also started my natural journey last year as well (10/09/09). I have also begin cutting my relaxed ends off! So far I have cut bout 3-5 inches off my hair! But to keep your hair healthy I recommend using organic products and using little heat on your hair. You should co-wash your hair 1-2 times and week, this will keep your hair moisturized and prevent your hair from being dry. You may want to shampoo your hair every 2-3weeks. Cleaning your hair too much will cause it to dry out, I have learned. I also recommend using Sheamoisture's hair care line found at Target (good product for reasonable prices). And you may want to experience in the kitchen with all natural products: my favorite that I made is a Coconut oil,honey,and shea butter blend that I use on my hair as a daily moisturizer. I hope this info has helped!
Good luck on you NATURAL journey!
I hope im posting in the right place! I'm new to this site but i have found it AMAZING so far, as it encourages me to have fun with my curly, 3b hair when im feeling discouraged! I'm fourteen and found out i have very curly hair when i chopped off my butt-length almost straight hair to my shoulders, and i've been curly for about 4 years now! I wouldn't say my hair is that damaged, because i really just let it air-dry and i dont straighten, but i am a swimmer and i've found the no-poo idea has worked GREAT for me! Just thought i'd introduce myself!
I have been natural for almost 2 months now. I BC'd May 18, 2010. I was natural as a teenager, but I made the mistake of getting a relaxer. I think I was texlaxed for years, but I didn't know. My curls were between a 3b. I am frustrated with my hair aand considering texlaxing. It's growing, but I miss my long hair. My hair is a 4a.
I am a newbiew and so appreciate this forum as I am just learning to navigate all of this.
I wanted to ask anyone who might know the answer.
I learned of the bioionic kera smooth anti-frizz treatment from this website. I ordered it and used it under the premise that it was "temporary". I had gone without a relaxer for a year and a half and was inches away from being free. I used the kera smooth after researching it, and reading most reviews that were positive saying it would be temporary. I am past the 12 weeks and I have new growth and the rest of my hair is still pin straight.
Does anyone have any experience? It it really going to "wash out" or am I starting from scratch?
I have recently discovered "Soffici Plus" hair products as they are the latest "craze" in the Dominican Republic. They are an Italian line of products. They have a bunch of stuff, but what i have used for my 3c type hair is the "laciador" which they call a natural texturizer but I consider to really be a deep smoothing conditioner. It really helped me with my transition to natural before my anti-frizz treatment disaster.
I can email more info if anyone wants to know. I only know two people selling them in NY.
Of course I am a newbie...and I have a dilema! Not sure if this is the right forum to put my question in but here goes.
I am a kinky natural, however i have been relaxing my hair for years and frankly I am tired of straight hair. I'm tired of cutting my hair off to start all over again just to relax it once it gets to the "weird stages."
I'm am sooo glad that I found this website. Seriously I don't think I could ever survive without now that I've spent an hour or two just looking at the wonderful tips. I'm 12 and every girl in my class except for the africans have straights hair and I can't straighten my hair all the time so I love how you are all making me apreciate my curlicious hair!
My name is Clara and I am new to this site (:. I just joined this morning and am very excited about finding new ways to style my hair and care for my hair more, so my curls become more defiant. (:
Hi! I've been reading these posts for a while, as I've always been extremely proud of my curls and it's nice to be in a curl-friendly environment! I was actually born with stick-straight hair, but when I hit puberty it gradually became more and more frizzy and poofy until eventually it decided to become lovely (I think, anyway ) 3a curls.
I just started the Curly Girl routine, and I love it so far! (I have 3 curly younger sisters, and I told my mom to get them into it, hehe.) The only problem is that I'm living in the Chicago area, so my scalp is getting a bit oily due to all the heat and humidity. I need to find some kind of low-poo shampoo, I'm thinking, but I'm a poor college student, so I can't exactly splurge! Has anyone tried the new Tresemme Naturals low-sulfate shampoo? I'm using their cone-free condish and I love it, I just don't want to undo all the good I've done to my hair by using something that might make it unhappy!
Hi all, I'm new to the membership but I've been snooping around for a while. I'm looking for a place to post my before and after big chop videos but I can't see where I can post a blog (if that is the proper place to put my videos). I been looking around and I see no option button for posting a blog.
I'm from Washington, DC and currently live in a suburb of Detroit. I've never had a perm in my life, so I guess that would be considered "virgin hair" although I do get a press and curl a few times a year. I have a 3C type hair I guess, but I'm interested in learning more about natural hair styles.