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Help with type of hair and its needs?? 2B curl and frizzy

Hello so I am new to actually considering the needs of my curls, I haven't taken very good care of them in the past! I just read a couple of boards on protein needs versus moisturizing needs and I am soooo confused! I have 2B hair that tends to be pretty frizzy and if I do not put any products in it it is a big mess with no defined curls or wave. I was considering getting Miss Jessie's Slip Shampoo and conditioner, but people were saying beware of the protein in it! Should I avoid these or try them?? The other one I was considering was the TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal and Honey Conditioner....any other suggestions for me to use???

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Don't worry about protein unless you know your hair is sensitive to it.

What styling products do you use? Do they contain drying alcohols or suffocating silicones? I'd look out for those ingredients.

Hi, I have 2b hair too and I understand the frizziness that comes along with the waves. I've had really good luck with my routine. Once a week, I use Curl Junkie's Gentle Cleansing Shampoo. Twice a week between each wash I use Curl Junkie's Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner. I use conditioner every day, Curl Junkie's Argan & Olive Oil Daily Conditioner. This conditioner is amazing for waves because it has great slip but won't weigh your hair down at all. All of these products are protein-free. For styling products I use Kinky Curly's Knot Today leave-in (amazing, and you don't need a lot!) and a gel, either Kinky Curly's curling custard or Ouidad Climate Control. Climate Control does have protein, but it rinses out cleanly so I haven't had any problems. 

Definitely avoid sulfates and silicones in all your products. Detangle gently with a wide-toothed comb in the shower when you condition. This will help combat messiness. Also scrunch your products in to encourage your waves to clump and be defined. I "plop" my hair and sleep with it like that, which preserves the defined waves I get from the products. Hope that's helpful, good luck!

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