What are you hair?!

So yesterday was the first day i've worn my hair down in years!! I took pictures of course so that i could show everyone and get some more tips from all of you wonderful ladies on how to make it better but anyway let me tell you it was WAY weird actually looking at pictures of my own hair! i've always thought i just had this big curly poof on my head but it really does have some insane texture and curls when you look at the photographs anyway what im wondering is what hair type I am or mixture of hair types i should probably say... I'm asking for you input because im not completely sure here and i think it would help to see what you guys say so i figure out a regime that fits my unique hair type. thanks!! ((oh and i will be going out of town this weekend for the 4th so i wont be online for a couple of days most likely but please post and i will reply when i return!! happy fourth everyone!))
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In my humble opinion, I'd say you are a definite 3c.. your hair looks very shiny already. Whatever you're doing now seems to be working.
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Can't believe you've been hiding your hair for years...it's gorgeous!
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Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
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Styler: KCCC sparingly and Ampro Olive Oil Gel where needed
DT: KBB Lucious Locks Mask + EVOO/Avocado
You have got some beautiful 3C curls going on and I love the color too! You should start wearing your hair down more, as your curls are surely nothing to hide.

Well, what products do you currently use in your hair? I have Type 3b curls that are BSL and I don't use gel in my hair. Instead, I use styling creams, serums, and pomades in my hair to style it with. My favorite curly hair brand is Curls as I use most of their products in my hair to style it with. I have naturally dry hair and I like using products that are very hydrating in order to keep my hair from having that dried out weathered look to it. And, out of a hundreds of lines that I have tried, the Curls products work the best for me. Now, I do have another line that I have just started buying products from that have got me excited about and that is Sabino. If, you are interested in checking out these two lines of products here are their sites:

Curls - http://www.curls.biz (use the Curls prducts for wearing my hair curly)
Sabino- http://www.sabinohair.com (Use the Sabino Moisture Block "the best anti-frizz serum on the planet" for straight styles) (It can be used for curly styles two)

And, a wondeful line of brushes for curly hair is the Denman line. The most popular Denman brushes amongst curlies are the Denman No. 3 & 4. I have both Denman No.3 & 4 in my hair. And, the No. 4 one is the best one for my hair, as it takes out less hair than the No. 3 does from my head.

Here's the site for the Denman line of brushes:

Denman Brush- http://www.denmanbrush.com

Now, I wet brush my hair for better lengthening and detangling purposes. And, here's how I go about wet brushing my hair:

1. After I have rinsed out the conditioner from my hair, I section my hair off into 4 sections. However, based on the thickness of one's hair, one can surely section their hair into more than 4 sections if necessary.

2. I then take a section of my hair, spray it with my liquid leave-in spray and then I begin detangling it with my Denman Brush.

3. After I have finished detangling the first section, then I apply my styling cream of choice to my hair I thoroughly smooth it through. And, after smoothing the product through then I just move on to another section of hair and then I just repeat the same process all over again.

4. Once I have finished detangling and apply product to my entire head, then I just let my hair airdry.

In the mornings, I just spray my hair with my liquid leave-in conditioner/moisturizing spray all over my head. I then massage it into my hair. I re-dampen my hair just so that I can refresh my curls a bit. Next, after I have finished "waking up my curls", then I apply my styling cream of choice to my hair and then I just fingerstyle my curls into place. Sometimes, I will apply a little pit of pomade to my hair to finish off my style, but pomade certainly isn't a product that I use in my hair on a daily basis. As, it can easily build up in the hair.

And, by the way, Happy 4th of July to you two!
"Formerly Syb"

Last edited by StepNOut; 07-04-2008 at 12:16 PM.
OMG! Gorgeous hair!!!! Don't wear it up ever again!!!
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Your hair is really gorgeous--absolutely incredible! Way to pretty not to wear down. I'd say 3C beautiful curls.
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I'd have to agree - beautiful 3c curls - drool, drool.
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3c in my opinon too.

your hair is gorgeous! i think it might be the most beautiful set of curls ive ever seen! and your eyes are amazing too.
Can I just say WOW!!! You have my 1st goal hair-- I can't wait until mine's that length! Definite 3c. I agree with whoever said that you're doing everything right because your hair looks amazing.
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You have one of the most BEAUTIFUL 3c textures I have ever seen! I cant wait until my hair is that long. Why have you hidden that gorgeous hair? Your eyes are also lovely! drool... I LOVE YOUR HAIR!
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I'd say 3b/c and beautiful -- looks to be in great condition.
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I'd say 3b-3cish gorgeous hair. I love the color and henna. Now stop wearing it up in a bun!
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Lovely hair! The color looks great with your eye color. I'd say you have mostly 3c hair will a little 3b thrown in the mix. I think wearing your hair up so much has really protected it from damage. I definitely think you should wear it down a little more, but keep doing what you're doing. It's working!
I have 3c hair that I haven't straightened in over 5 years. It's just past shoulder length when dry, and almost waist length when pulled straight.

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05/12/09 Still CG. Cowashing with VO5 Lavender Luster. I then condition with Giovanni Smooth as Silk. Styling with VO5 Lavender Luster conditioner with my wide-toothed comb.


WOW!!! Your hair and you are absolutely gorgeous! Please do share your haircare routine!!! Wow!! Stunning!
Cowash - No Poo
Conditioner - One Condition
Gel - Light Defining Gel

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I'd say 3b/c and beautiful -- looks to be in great condition.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I agree, and whatever you're doing, keep doing it because your hair looks amazing. *drool*
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Can't believe you've been hiding your hair for years...it's gorgeous!
Originally Posted by keepitmovin
My thoughts exactly!!!

When I read your original post I was expecting to see a head of hair that could use some work, but instead it is absolutely stunning!

Whatever you are doing keep it up!
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Now that is some beautiful 3b/4a hair!
Yay for Kinky-Curly Custard!
mostly 3c with patches of 2b, 3b, and 4a
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Wow you guys!! thanks so much for the compliments, what a great thing to come home too!! And i know for a fact that all of you have beautiful hair and i definitely would not have the love for my hair that i do now without all of you. wow ha thanks again!! you guys REALLY made me feel great!! Reading through someone asked about my routine and i am honestly still trying to figure it out! the day i took the pictures i co washed my hair with mop top condish and then dt'd with aubrey organics HSR and WC... after that i put in Giovanni direct leave in and then since i dont have any styling products yet (im sill deciding what i want and should order) i used a little sample thing i found of ouidad climate control gel, although i dont plan on using gels anymore i dont know what im going to use in may hair yet but if i find something that i love i will surely let you all know!

StepNout: thanks for all of the great advise and links!! that was very helpful post and much appreciated! (and what i listed above are the products that i currently own and use)
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Your hair looks like 3b mostly with lots of 3c also.It looks just FABULOUS you have beautiful eyes also
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