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NaturalReviewNaturalReview Posts: 91Registered Users
New to the forum

A little about me:
  • Natural for 9 years
  • Will celebrate my 10 year big chop anniversary in November. I still haven't decided how I'll celebrate, but I will celebrate.
  • Had locks for 5 years
  • Have had free natural hair the rest of the time
  • Have mostly 4A and some 3C hair
  • Usually wear my hair in a puff or a wash and go
  • Recently started making my own hair products and experimenting with different styles.


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    We're so happy to have you! Congrats on so many years of naturalness!

    Gretchen co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My blog -
    My FOTKI -

    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • quenchedfroquenchedfro Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi I thought I would piggy back off of your intro ;) Hello 2 U. I am new as well and have "gone natural" 3X in my life (37yrs young) 1st as a teenager ( I did not get the relaxer cut off), 2nd after my 2nd child (2000-a complete chop), and again about 6 years ago (a complete chop again)and I am determined to make it for keeps now. However, I need to be armed with good information on styling products, moisturizing and protein treatments so I look forward to ALL the help I can get. I looked at the hair "chart" and I am not too sure what hair types I am working with. I think I am 4b in the front, sides and back and 4c everywhere else? Basically there is a bit of a wavy curl pattern visible without any product in my hair, but with gel it becomes very curly. My profile pic is without product if anyone can help me to differentiate (I'll try to post a more hair specific photo soon) because based on what I have read thus far it makes a difference when it comes to successful product selection-thanks
    Hair Type: IDK? 4b w/4c?
    washing/co-washing: Whatever is in the cabinet-HELP!
    Rinse-out& leave-in: Infusium 23, But It makes my hair hard looking for suggestions
    Deep&Protein treatments:NONE-Help needed again
    Stylers:Ecostyler for a curly style BUT I just read a post about Sebastian Wet & Elasta QP, so they're next/Pantene Relaxed and Natural But I need more moisture

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