I have straightened my hair for 5 years almost everyday, never going natural. I absolutely love straight hair on me but unfortunately I'm "blessed" with curls. I've also bleached my hair to platinum blonde, but recently I changed it to more natural beach blonde. My hair is pretty damaged and dry, so I decided to start going natural. But I still let me straighten my hair when my curls make me feel ugly.

I use to use sulfate-shampoo and silicone-conditiones, because that was only combo that made my hair not frizzy when straightening it. I knew it wasn't good for my hair, but silicone-free conditioners did nothing to my hair.

Now I've been natural (not really CG? maybe modified) for a week. It's been a struggle! My problems are frizziness, dryness and ugly curl pattern.

I use BC Bonacure Sulfate-free shampoo and Tresemme Naturals conditioner.
As a co-wash I've used this silicone-free conditioner that is only sold in Finland (ingredients: Aqua
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Propylene Glycol
Cetyl Alcohol
Stearyl Alcohol
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract
Cetrimonium Chloride
Saccharum Officinarium (Sugar Cane) Extract
Dimethylpabamidopropyl Laurdimonium Tosylate
Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate
Titanium Dioxide
CI 17200
I put little bit of Naturals as leave-in and spritz this other finnish leave-in product (ingredients: Aqua, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-47, Betaine, Strawberry (Fragaria Ananassa) Seed Oil, Benzophenone-4, Malt Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Ethylparaben, Parfum, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate ).
For curl enchancing I use Wellas Shockwave Gloss&Body mousse.
I scrunch with old t-shirt and do not brush or comb it after I've rinsed conditioner.

What I need to do? Tell me every little tip. Can I ever get my damaged hair to decent curls? I'm getting annoyied and starting to head towards my straightener..

Pics (not 100% dry, maybe 80%):

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This too!

Do you see the frizziness? And some hairpieces are not curly at all.. I don't even know my curl type or anything.

Last edited by amaree; 07-15-2013 at 02:36 AM.