What do I do with my frizzy, damaged mess on my head?

So, this is my first post. My hair is either 2B or 2C, but I can't even tell because I don't know how to care for it! I've been brushing my hair with cheap brushes basically my whole life up to now, because my mom has straight hair and my dad has dreadlocks (lol). It is terribly damaged with frizz and split ends all over the place! I had no idea I wasn't supposed to brush it. In an attempt to fix it over the summer, I bought a diffuser, a silky pillowcase, a wide tooth comb, and John Frieda frizz ease spray. I have tried it all. If I wash my hair, use the spray, and dry it with the diffuser, it turns out okay. The real problem is that it becomes a mess overnight. I will try plopping or whatever it's called, but the first day of school is tomorrow! The reason I waited until the last minute is because I got the silky pillowcase only about a day ago. I'm in a sticky situation. How do I fix my damaged hair? What if plopping doesn't work for me and I end up looking hideous the first day of school? I will attach some photos of my hair after sleeping on it, without combing, brushing, or fingering through it.

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I think your waves actually look gorgeous! Yes it looks to me like you're a 2b/2c. Have you tried pineappling your hair when you sleep? It's just putting a really loose hair tie around your hair with it in a high ponytail on top of your head, I don't personally do it but I know a lot of curlies and wavies who swear by this method. My other advice would be to use a curl defining product, something with light hold that will make your waves clump together (Frizz Ease is more of a serum). Products that you can get at the drugstore are the Evercurl Cream Gel and their Leave-In, and I always loved the Infusium Leave-in because it's a liquid formula that actually left me with defined waves, just don't use too much! Try just a small amount of product and then add a little more if you need to.Since tomorrow is the first day of school I wouldn't make any drastic changes or experiment with your hair now, just stick to what you know works. You're on the right track with trying new techniques and I honestly think your hair looks great - not a frizzy mess at all. If you're really unhappy with the way it looks and don't mind using heat tools, I find that if I use a curling wand on just 2-3 pieces that frame the face it really transforms the look. First apply a heat protectant, I like Tresemme's heat tamer spray, then use the biggest curling wand you can find (1 or 1.5 inch diameter). Take a 1 inch section of hair and wrap your hair around the outside of the wand (don't use the clip) and hold for 2-3 seconds, then let it fall. Repeat that on just 2 or 3 pieces and that's all it usually takes for me to feel happier about the way my hair looks. This is of course only if you're ok with using heat, some people are and some people prefer to be heat free. There's a quick demonstration of how I do that in this video (below). Here are the products I mentioned:http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/97...http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/97...http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/15...http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlproducts/view/10...And lastly, if you're really not happy with the way your hair looks down on the first day of school, I'd put it into a loose braid or a top knot so that you're comfortable and confident at school and not worrying about the way your hair looks. Hope this helps!
Hi Silverwolfsoul,You have very pretty hair. Definitely try plopping, and if it doesn't work out, a quick braid or ponytail will always do the trick. Here is an article that will help you get an idea of what to do if you have a bad hair day tomorrow. http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/wavy-hai...My hair looks horrible every morning. To fix it, I use a spray bottle with water and I re-wet my hair. Then I apply a mousse or gel all over my hair and scrunch all the excess water out. You can do the same thing tomorrow. After you've scrunched the excess water/product out, spray your hair with the frizz spray and diffuse. You should be good to go! Good luck!