Welcome! My hair was a hot mess for years until I discovered flat ironing. For once I could tame my mane and my hubby stopped calling me "Poodle-head."

A few years back I stumbled across this website and decided to stop the ironing and learn to care for my curls. My first step was to learn about the products I was using. Turns out that what I thought was helpful was adding to my frizz and creating more of a mess. Products with silicones were smoothing my curls for a short time but keeping moisture from getting in. I needed moisture badly to undo my heat damage and get my hair healthy. It took a lot of reading and experimenting to find a routine that worked for me.

There is a wealth of information on these boards. Read as much as you can and learn about products. Your first priority will be to get your hair moisturized and healthy. Here is a good link to start with: Start Here!

It can all be overwhelming at first. Don't get discouraged. Keep reading and asking questions. Things will fall into place and you'll see results!
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.