Hi, everyone! I'm new to this website, so bear with me.I'm 16 years old, and up until March 2016, I straightened my hair bimonthly. I decided to go curly to free myself of the stress and self-consciousness that was attributed to my straight hair. These past nine months have been crazy, but I love it!However, I feel like I've hit a wall. I've made a lot of progress, but I still have quite a way to go. In these past months, I haven't been following a strict regimen; although I knew vaguely of the terms such as hair porosity and density, the concepts went over my head. I guess I decided that they weren't important because I just about use any product that I can get my hands on.Unfortunately, my hair has been suffering lately, and I don't know what to do! I feel like I've fallen off the track. If anyone can offer advice based on what I put below, I'll be so grateful! HAIR TYPE: 3C - shoulder length when curly, bust-length when straightPROBLEMS:dry, brittle hairdry, frizzy roots even when wetlimp, lifeless curlshair shaft is straight in the middle? (might be heat damage)when I don't style (e.g. twist outs, braid outs) my curls are undefinedPRODUCTS I USE:tresemme naturals conditionertgin leave-in conditionercamille rose naturals almond jai twisting buttercoconut oilThanks, everyone!!

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Hi there! I know exactly how you feel, I am not quite sure what my hair type is since I used to comb my hair a lot which made me think I was 4c but now that i've stopped i've got frizzy waves/curls in my hair. I think it's about 3c/4a but you should try and finger detangle your hair to help with curl definition. Instead of raking product through your hair, try smoothing/praying hands through your hair, this has helped me. When I used to rake i just made more frizz. Try using products that have no silicones, parabens and all that nasty stuff. For frizz, you may also want to try using acv as a "pre-poo" before washing your hair. As well as aloe vera gel and running it through your hair mixed with cold water after shampooing. I hope this helps! (I don't know why this part is in a bigger font...)