Dear CurlySuzy: I live in Cape Coral, Florida, and I have type 3c very thick hair. It’s past my shoulder blades when wet, but just touches the tips of the shoulders when dry.

I have two issues I would like your opinion about. First, I would like your recommendation on a deep conditioner. When I lived in NY (back in the day), I used to use L’Oreal Mermade Deep Penetrating conditioner, but it has been discontinued. Can you recommend a similar type of product currently on the market?

Also, I texturized about 6 months ago (I used a store-bought product and applied at home). At times, my hair has that “straight at the ends” look. I’d like to get it “trimmed”, but the last time I went to a hair stylist (based on salon listed on the website), I received a shorter than expected haircut. I really don’t want to lose the length because it takes FOREVER to grow. I haven’t really seen anyone with my same hair type. I have talked to friends, but their recommendations haven’t helped; the stylists I’ve gone to can’t even style my hair right! Any recommendations?

Dear Lisa: I think doing a deep conditioner once a week for 30 minutes (with heat) is the answer to both of your questions. The more moisture you have in your hair, the healthier it will be. I think that might let you go a little longer with out getting it cut. I use to live in NYC way back when also. I didn't use that conditioner though. I should have, my curls weren't at their best then. I know it was super popular and very moisturizing. Here are some deep conditioners that are great. Maybe they are close to what you used to use.

Also here is a link to our curl community and a thread for your curl type. There is a lot of information when have time for reading. It is all very helpful!

And you might check our stylist/salon recommendations to find a stylist who might be a better fit for you.

Deep Conditioners

Arbre de Vie Shea Hot Oil Treatment

Blended Beauty Herbal Reconditioner

Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment

Curls Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Conditioner

Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment

MYHoneyChild Honey Hair Mask

MYHoneyChild Intensive Oil Treatment

MYHoneyChild Organic Shea Butter Hair Paste

I hope this helps and please email me if you have more questions.