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curldiva012 03-26-2013 02:31 PM

New curly
I'm transitioning out of my perm for 10 months (11 months in April) and run into some problems. First my hair is extremely dry & brittle part of that is the highlights in my hair. I need to know how retain moisture in my hair. Second, is there a way to be curly without looking wild & unruly? I work at an intimates shop & not sure how many bras & panties I would sell if I looked like I stuck my hand in an electric socket . Lol I have 3c hair if that helps.


Imani530 03-27-2013 03:38 PM

Deep conditioning, leave in conditioner, and oils like olive, coconut, or jojoba(i don't know if that is how you spell that) oils should help with dryness. And don't be to rough with your hair when you comb it; be very gentle with your hair so it won't break off! Hope this helps some, and I think I am going to have 3C hair when mine is all grown!:color:

curldiva012 03-27-2013 08:37 PM

Thanks Iman530. This is very helpful. Wash day is coming soon. Summer is coming so I don't want be pressing my hair as much. The humidity is a HOT MESS. Any way I can stop frizz?

Imani530 03-28-2013 03:46 PM

I don't really know a lot about hair but on YouTube there is a great Natural Community. Some YouTube Channels are:
UrbanOG(the girl on here has a little bit of hair tutorials)

They give a lot of good information on retaining moisture, protective styles, and awesome products for hair! Hope this helps.

nitagurl 03-28-2013 04:38 PM

I have 3c hair and seriously suggest that you give the Curly Girl Method a shot if you feel like you're suffering from excessive dryness - and just in case you've never heard of it before it's simply a regime that incorporates more conditioner over anything else for healthy, moisturized curls. It has literally brought out my natural curl definition (that same pattern you see when your hair is wet) without making me buy a bunch of hair products or spend hours in the mirror.

I don't want to sound like a salesperson or anything lol. Just google Curly Girl method and give it a shot.

curldiva012 03-28-2013 10:33 PM

I'm willing to try the curly girl method. I hate how dry & lifeless my hair is & my ends are terrible. I'm almost having to trim my ends every month. Usually I can get a trim every 6 weeks.

curldiva012 03-28-2013 10:33 PM

Thanks ladies.

pinkwolf 03-28-2013 11:12 PM

One thing I noticed with transitioning.... the less manipulation the better!! I resorted to braidouts and wearing braids during my transition. To combat dryness I used oils and deep conditioned faithfully. I highly recommend Sheamoisture Shea butter line for this.

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curldiva012 03-29-2013 10:21 AM

I'm afraid to do braids because my edges have always been the weakest part of my hair. Plats, like in a braid out, are typically ok. But flat braids and corn rolls hard on my edges. I might do twist/braid out or Bantu knots. Edge easy. Lol

curldiva012 03-29-2013 10:22 AM

Thank you for the suggestion pink wolf.

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