by Fidget (?) category Hair Care
Hello, I'm a fourteen year old mixed girl. My mother is white and has large curls and my dad is black and native american and has thick, densely packed hair. That left me with a mess. I'm not sure what type I am, but I'm pretty sure it's a mix of two or three. It's tightly curled and springy in most spots, but in others it's curls more like my moms; loose and large. Then, in other spots it's just a tangle of frizz. But it all starts the same way, on the top of my head it's these tiny waves. When it's not wet, it shrinks up to about 1inch above my shoulders. When it is wet, it's resting right on my shoulders. But when I pull out a curl all the way, it goes about 2 inches below my shoulder blades. When I was a young my mom treated my hair as if it was her own, brushing it alot and using barely any product. But, when I would go to my dads house, he would comb it and put a butt load of grease in it. ( I hated both ) eventually, my mom realized my hair wasn't that easily managed and started to do research, but I'll admit; she's still just as clueless as I am. I can't get it cut at a hair dresser because alot of them locally think they're only taking off a half an inch, But in reality the took off 2. After that, I've just had my mom trim it. I'd like to continue growing out my hair because that helps weigh it down an i like the longer look, but it's more to manage. I don't know what to do with it, what to use and what not to use. I wanna maintain my curls without damaging my hair in the long term. Please help!