I'm new to this site...and oh so grateful for it!
In fact I'm so excited, I really don't know where to start.
I'm a 30-something, Afr-Am who hasn't relaxed her hair since Dec. 2007. I think my hair is somewhere btwn 3c and 4b...maybe patches of each here and there throughout my head. My edges are kind of thin and I can usually get them to lay down, but the middle is one big poof ball. I'll have to post pics of my hair so you all can see what I'm working with.
I've been to a salon twice in the last 9 months for deep conditioning, trim my ends, press 'n curl, but for the most part I've been going at this alone...and probably not doing a very good job of it. Usually, I shampoo my hair, use a moisturizing conditioner and put a combination of mousse and gel on my hair, comb it straight back..I even break the hair care rules and use a brush on my wet, curly/kinky hair to get it to lay down...and I tie it up with a "stocking cap" and a satin scarf. For the next few days, I can pull off a decent ponytail. When I can't, I wear a head wrap.
I'm tired of spending money on products that don't really do anything for my hair, or that work for a few weeks and then stop. If I could find a good salon in the Detroit, MI area that knows how to handle 3c - 4b hair, they would have 1/2 my paycheck every 2 wks!
I finally found out that I actually have curly hair and I want to be able to work with it, but I'm getting frustrated. I don't want to go back to relaxers, but I'm not sure what to do with this...
. Any advice for a newbie CG?