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I'm a long time reader who finally decided to sign up. I'm 2C-3A curly depending on the weather, I have always worn my hair curly but I found myself in a bit of a rut in my routine, this site has been great so far for providing inspiration and new things to try!
I've finally joined your wonderful website.

I've been on a few times to find an answer to specific questions but never had the mind to join in!
Well now I am!

I have worked out that I (think I) have:
Fine/Medium width,
Highly porous,
Dense hair.

It's so damn frissy! Although it has been less-so after I've been using Aussie's Curly hair products - shampoo, then their 3-minute miracle deep conditioner, with copious amounts of their Frizz Serum when it's wet, and as it dries out.

I've been growing my hair out from a crazy short pixie/short at back with fringe-bangs, for about 18 months now.
It's finally down to my collar bones, but I want it down to my elbows/waist eventually.
When I had it that long last time, I was in high school and it was a massive pain and was always thrown in an ugly pony tail.

Now I have a sweeping fringe and my curls slowly fall out.
Day 1 - 2 is mad curls, and is sometimes too much to cope with so gets put in a bun or clip.
Day 3+ it falls out into looser curls, if I can last until about Day 5, it goes all big loose curls like you see in magazines.

I'm hoping to find a lovely nutritious regime to get my hair in it's best condition so it grows thick and curly, and get ready for our inevitable wedding...

Hi everyone! I registered a while back but this is my first time posting. Just wanted to say hello! Looks like I have a lot to navigate LOL
Hi there, about time I joined a hair forum thingy as I have very messy hair and I want to make it neat!

Love from Scotland. x
I'm new here and thought I would say hi. Still trying to figure out my curl type because my hair is all over the place. Hoping to find lots of good info to get my hair in shape.
Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I fought my curly hair for years and now I'm all natural but I know nothing about cuts/products etc. I think this site is going to help! Hi to all my fellow curly heads out there!
Just started this natural hair journey and I am having a "love affair" with my hair. Interesting!

I have some interesting discoveries, one being that I didn't know my hair was "curly"...LOL! When I used to get perms, [every 2.5 to 3 months], the stylist would always tell me I didn't need one but I went ahead anyway.

Finally I got tired of the TIME I wasted at the salon, appointment at 3pm but not getting taken care of until 5pm and then with her working on other clients AND me, at times i wouldn't get out of there until 7pm...smh! I decided to "see" if I didn't need a perm!

I take good care of my body, don't put artificial products in her, or even meat so I decided to do the same with my hair...I went natural...and loving it!

Blessings! Ashanti...
My hair is "exotic, beautiful and free",,,yeah, that be ME!!!
3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
Hydration - SM CH
Curl & Style Milk
LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque

Hi everyone! I've been lurking around this site for a few months (and probably will still lurk more than post). I've been natural my entire life but never knew how to/cared about taking care of my hair. I had my hair in a super super low twa for 6 or 7 years before starting to grow it out a little at the start of this year. I'm still trying to figure my hair out, but that's where this and other sites come in handy
Hello there! I've been lurking on this site for a while, and finally decided to make an account.

I wasn't born with curly hair; my hair decided to curl when I was about seven. When it became as curly as it was now, I straightened out every day. After a few years of doing that, I was tired of spending hours on my hair and forcing it to be straight... So I started to curl it instead. After a year of that, I found this site and stopped curling my hair.

I haven't used heat on my hair for about two months, and I don't feel like I need to anymore. After years of battling with my hair, I've finally learned how to care for my 3a/3b curls, and I love my hair now!

Last edited by Zeikinn; 10-26-2013 at 09:53 PM.
Hi I'm not new but I haven't been very active in the forum. I've been trying all kinds of different products and remedies for my curls but I haven't found anything that I'm 100% satisfied with (I feel like im getting close though). I was recently introduced to a homemade product containing coconut oil, coconut milk, olive oil, lime juice and avocado. Additionally I have tried to stay away from gels and started using Shea Moisture products. But it seems like my hair is still missing something. I think I have 3b's a pic, please take a look and suggest anything you think might help my curls. I have a hard time with the big fluff and frizzy curls so I'd like products that would help manage that if at all possible.
Porosity: normal (i think)
Density: high
Width: medium
Length: long

Fav Products
AIA Cowash

Last edited by SashaC; 10-29-2013 at 08:03 PM.
Hello Everyone!

I am finally wearing my natural hair OUT. I kept sew-ins until I felt comfortable with the length of my hair. Yes, I was one of those that said "I will never" wear my hair out natural. This is day 2 of wearing my natural hair out. I am having a hard time figuring out what hair type I have. I think it is a 4B or 4C..
Hello, AJ here

I've determined that I have the texture of 3A hair (my hair is very soft and the strands are fine), but the "appearance" of 3B (being that I have a lot of spiral curls). I'm 'tri-racial' I suppose; half puerto rican on my mother's side and my father is half african-american, half irish.

Recently, just like many others on this site, I've embraced my curly hair. For the first time in my life I dyed my hair (it was originally dark, dark brown-almost black and I dyed it to a lighter brown) with Feria 45 by Loreal. I have to say that I'm thoroughly please with that particular product. Not only are my curls visible (before it just looked like a dark blob and you couldn't see individual spirals of curls), but the lighter color has made my eyes look lighter as well; which, if you have dark brown eyes, is pretty neat!

After scoping through this site for months, gather tips and such, I've switched from Tresemme to Garnier Fructis (my hair has never been so lightweight!)

To end this, I'll ask a question. I've been wanting to grow my hair out, it is shoulder length now, but I've been reading that people with fine curly hair shouldn't grow it out. Apparently the curls weight the hair down and makes it look flat/thin. Is this true?

Last edited by Gracious_ADJ; 11-01-2013 at 02:53 PM.

This is my 3rd time going natrual and im really trying to do it the right way. I have been transitioning for 10 months. Im not sure what my hair type is , I believe its 3A.

I look fwd to this journey and the helpful tips!!!
I'm Alyssa a jr in college in San Antonio and just big chopped my hair yesterday after 8 months of transitioning!
**I have no idea what my curl pattern is for my hair won't curl just yet and it is sooo dry!
I have a beautiful 3yr old little girl who has beautiful curls and I just want to keep them healthy and beautiful. I want to learn new tips tricks and find good products that aren't greasy.
Hey this is Mia! My main goal is to grow really long, healthy hair as safe and natural as possible. I believe I have 3B hair. I have no idea what porosity is:/ and I joined to share and get more tips!
Hi everyone! My name is Clarissa. I'm pretty new to this stuff... I've recently decided to stop fighting the curls/waves and trying to embrace and care for them. I've been growing out a pixie cut for about 9mo now and I think I have 2C/3A hair, but not totally sure since its still pretty short (bangs are about bottom of cheekbone). Some are starting to form spirals, and some just curl up/outward from my head, but the top of my head and crown are pretty flat.
Hello, y'all! I've been browsing this site for quite some time, and finally decided to join. Anyway, I started the CG method and so far, it's working, well, I've only done it two times, so who knows!? XD Anyway, I've been noticing a problem for a year...or maybe a little over a year. I remember the exact time It started and it was when I used a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner...and after my first run through, I was losing a lot of hair(Before this, I used whatever shampoo or conditioner and my hair was fine. Lost about, two or three stands in the shower)

The last time I washed my hair(which was about...three days ago? four?) I had so much made a little golf ball.. I have 2c-3a, medium porosity(When I did the test, it was low...but I've embraced my curls for awhile and it does absorb(sometimes) and holds shape, etc. Medium-High density, medium-fine width(More on the fine side) and medium length hair. I use TRESemme' Naturals conditioner as my co-wash(And leave in) and Suave naturals as my conditioner. And I just started using a TRESemme' extra hold control mousse(I started losing more hair...) I can run my fingers through my hair and at least like...7-15 strands come out. The shower is a nightmare and combing my hair while in the shower is...a I really don't know what to do. I have told my parents and they said it's "All normal and you're supposed to lose that much hair" and...yeah, I really don't believe them because I am losing more then a 100 stands a day. I don't know what gives anymore. And I did recently move, about two years ago...but if was still the same where I used to live.

Hair picture

And as of right now...I am running my hands through my hair and I continually (Not meaning to) pulling out strands) Also, my hair has gotten thinner...
Hi all, I'm Jane, been browsing through this site for a short while now and the content is amazing. Hope we can all continue to support each each other in this natural hair movement. It's a beautiful thing
Hi! I'm fairly new here, but not new to the board. been checking out naturallycurly and curl talk since the start of my healthy/natural hair journey 3 years ago. i'm 18, my hair is fine, high porosity and mostly 4a (possibly with a 3c canopy and 4b at my temple area). the things i learned here really helped me take my hair's health into consideration. been natural my whole life, but was addicted to flat ironing for 6 years. i was ready to give it up in 2010 when i saw how much breakage i was experiencing, and this site really steered me in the right direction.

lurking on here has taught me that my natural hair can be both manageable and beautiful. it's kind of sad knowing how my insecurities were amplified by this society in which Eurocentric ideas of beauty dominate. happy that i broke out of that slave mentality, ditched the hair grease, learned proper hair care techniques and i'm so proud of how my hair looks now. i've got natural sheen, defined coils and curls (who knew?!), and the "black females can't grow their hair long" myth is dismissed in my mind.

i'm currently shoulder blade length (some areas grazing BSL). this october made it a full 3 years since my healthy hair journey started. goals for the upcoming year is to take protective styling very seriously (i love wearing my hair down and loose waaaaaaaaaaay too much considering how fragile my hair is) and hopefully reach MBL by November 2014.

glad to be part of this community!

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