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Fine Haired 4a's Please show yourselves here!

tjaydubtjaydub Posts: 14Registered Users
It seems like noone else has fine 4a hair. My hair is fine but thick and it hates protien. Im in an awkward growth phase so its been months since my hair has looked as nice as it did in my avie, please tell me about your hair here! Celebrate or commiserate!
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  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    My hair is fine and loves protein. My hair isn't thick at all. I like to keep my hair combed out to make my hair look bigger. If I would leave my hair unmanipulated then it would be so thin looking and feel thin to me.
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    lashon20 wrote: »
    My hair is fine and loves protein. My hair isn't thick at all. I like to keep my hair combed out to make my hair look bigger. If I would leave my hair unmanipulated then it would be so thin looking and feel thin to me.
    +1
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

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  • rachelolivia2010rachelolivia2010 Posts: 372Registered Users
    I'm fine haired, but I have dense hair too, so you cant really tell, but i am. Lol
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    Co-Wash: Vo5 Herbal Escapes Moisturizing Conditioner Free Me Freesia With Aloe Extract & Aussie Moist
    Leave In Conditioner: KCKT & seal with shea butter.
    Gel/Styler: KCCC or EcoStyler for edges.
    I think my hair likes cones... :)
  • earth218earth218 Posts: 47Registered Users
    hippychic wrote: »
    lashon20 wrote: »
    My hair is fine and loves protein. My hair isn't thick at all. I like to keep my hair combed out to make my hair look bigger. If I would leave my hair unmanipulated then it would be so thin looking and feel thin to me.
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  • afrodominican1afrodominican1 Posts: 650Registered Users
    tjaydub wrote: »
    It seems like noone else has fine 4a hair. My hair is fine but thick and it hates protien. Im in an awkward growth phase so its been months since my hair has looked as nice as it did in my avie, please tell me about your hair here! Celebrate or commiserate!

    This is my hair exactly. I find that my hair breaks easily if I dont moisturize daily, wear in a ps too long, or dont clarify at the end of the week if I use cones. Oil on the end of my strands work wonders especially evoo, and evco. When it comes to protein I can use a protein gel but i have to wash it out the next day or I get breakage!
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    My hair is fine and is not thick either -- why I love the fluffy 2nd day hair look. I don't use protein alone, but my favorite moisturizing DT has 5 proteins. My hair loves balance. And my dry-styled 2nd or 3rd day hair always needs a little moisturiziing product on the ends and scrunched in. My porous hair can take a fair amount of product.
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  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    I think I have fine hair.

    My hair loves protein.
  • snappynappysnappynappy Posts: 1,262Registered Users
    I envy you ladies, I really do. My hair is thick and dense, its like a forest up there!!:boxing: I love it but there are some days when I woudln't mind fine hair.
    I havent figured out how to add pictures..:angry7:

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    Giovanni

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  • teachermrwteachermrw Posts: 269Registered Users
    I have fine, 4a hair, and a lot of it. I find that it tangles, sometimes pretty miserably, and curls in and around on itself. I don't normally have issues with proteins, unless of course I use them too often. Which is why at the present time I do a protein treatment about once a month. Since I am no longer using heat, and am growing out my relaxer, I don't think I need to alternate between moisturizing and protein treatments on a weekly basis.

    I do, however, need products with good slip so that I can detangle my hair easily. My hair seems to respond well to silicones and sulfates, but, I have stopped using products that contain mineral oil and petrolatum.
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  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    My hair is fine and somewhat dense and low porosity. It loves protein. It also love glycerin, too, which it's not supposed to but it does.
    Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    Representing fine hair here :D

    I'm also highly porous and have thin hair in the front. The back is more medium density. I don't have issues with protein. I'd like thick and dense hair so that my twists don't look so spacey.
    Fine haired, low density, highly porous curly kinky lady
    Last relaxer: Not sure. 3/08 or 4/08
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  • caracara01caracara01 Posts: 119Registered Users
    I have fine, thin 4a hair that is low porosity. Most creams and butters weight my hair down and will not absorb anyway, so I stick to watery products like mousse, serums, gels, gellies, etc. My hair likes rosemary or jojoba oil ONLY. Castor, coconut or olive oil spell disaster. I have recently added a light protein conditioner to my regimen.

    Sometimes I think I want thick hair, but when I detangle so easily--I think again.
    Coily/low porosity/fine
    BC 08*14*09
  • tjaydubtjaydub Posts: 14Registered Users
    hmmm....this thread needs bumping. DON'T MIND IF I DO!
  • pgAestheticspgAesthetics Posts: 23Registered Users
    I'm a fine 4a! :) I don't know if my hair likes proteins or not. I use organic, unrefined shea butter, vegetable glycerin/water mix (both bought from Mountain Rose Herbs If you want to make your own products they sell bulk and sell pure herbs, oils, and butters, etc...) and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/buylink].
  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    Clarification needed please (I'm confused) LOL

    Fine is being used as opposed to coarse is it not? (strand thickness or something)

    Thick/dense mean the same thing then? << number of strands on head

    help me out here. Looks like coarse and thick are being used interchangeably as well as fine/thin.

    Can fine/dense hair mimic coarse hair? Can coarse/thin hair mimic fine hair? LOL okay I'm confusing myself. Nevermind :D
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  • tjaydubtjaydub Posts: 14Registered Users
    I'm a fine 4a! :) I don't know if my hair likes proteins or not. I use organic, unrefined shea butter, vegetable glycerin/water mix (both bought from Mountain Rose Herbs If you want to make your own products they sell bulk and sell pure herbs, oils, and butters, etc...) and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/buylink].


    believe me if your hair didn't like protien you would know, Mine gets brittle and literally freezes up if I put more than just a little protien in it. It feels like hay, its disgusting. BTW LOVVEEEE your fro, its the kind I want, it looks like it moves in the wind *drool* LOL
  • tjaydubtjaydub Posts: 14Registered Users
    Clarification needed please (I'm confused) LOL

    Fine is being used as opposed to coarse is it not? (strand thickness or something)

    Thick/dense mean the same thing then? << number of strands on head

    help me out here. Looks like coarse and thick are being used interchangeably as well as fine/thin.

    Can fine/dense hair mimic coarse hair? Can coarse/thin hair mimic fine hair? LOL okay I'm confusing myself. Nevermind :D

    Yea a lot of people interchange the words fine and thin to describe their hair, but these are two different things. When referring to thick and thin it means the NUMBER of hairs you have on your head. Many hair strands equal thick hair, not so many equals thin. Fine and Coarse refer to the width of the individual hair strand Fine hair is a thin strand of hair which is supposed to be more likely to be damaged ESP by chemical processing because it would so easily penetrate the strand leaving it over processed[which is what happened to me when I relaxed] and Coarse hair is a very thick strand of hair that is resistant to relaxers because it needs to be left on longer in order to penetrate the strand.
    Im not exactly sure on those density things and porosity though...
    If I'm wrong feel free to correct me, sorry for the long explanation, I just like to be thourough...
  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users
    Another fine-haired curly here. My hair won't survive without good detangling conditioners, and it doesn't object to proteins. :hello2:
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    4a fine, thin, high porosity
    Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
    C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
    DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
  • pgAestheticspgAesthetics Posts: 23Registered Users
    tjaydub wrote: »
    I'm a fine 4a! :) I don't know if my hair likes proteins or not. I use organic, unrefined shea butter, vegetable glycerin/water mix (both bought from Mountain Rose Herbs If you want to make your own products they sell bulk and sell pure herbs, oils, and butters, etc...) and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]Kinky Curly Curling Custard[/buylink].


    believe me if your hair didn't like protien you would know, Mine gets brittle and literally freezes up if I put more than just a little protien in it. It feels like hay, its disgusting. BTW LOVVEEEE your fro, its the kind I want, it looks like it moves in the wind *drool* LOL

    Thanks. :) Mine is just starting to hang. In the first pic. I have KCCC in it, but the second is just my hair stretched.
  • tjaydubtjaydub Posts: 14Registered Users
    bumpin.bumpin....
  • princesasosweetprincesasosweet Posts: 38Registered Users
    I have fine hair. I never like my hair when I first do it, because it always hangs, but I want big volume so I have to wait a few days for it lol. My hair also loves protein! :bounce:
  • TrinigirlTrinigirl Posts: 159Registered Users
    Another fine haired girly here!:icon_smile:

    When I 'fluff it' it looks like a lot, but it takes me like 2 seconds to put it in a pony tail. Mind you, the pony tail is a tiny thing. :icon_smile:

    I only use natural products (shea butter, castor oil, water). What really worked for me is not using a comb AT ALL on dry hair. I only use a wide tooth to detangle when my hair when it's wet and loaded Aubrey's conditioner. I don't get any breakage and I've been retaining length.
    Trinigirl
    Last relaxer 8/20/08 :afro:
    Mostly 4a , fine hair type, low porosity
    Using all natural products
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  • Fantastic1221Fantastic1221 Posts: 356Registered Users
    Just a story:

    I did twists on my hair and it took me 3-3.5 hours. When I did my friends hair who is the same length as me or shorter, it took 5 hours!! I seriously think her hair is thick ( for sure thicker than mine). I can usually pony the back half of my hair and I could barely get the ponytail holder around hers! It was and interesting comparison. Also when she wears and afro, hers looks so much thicker, while mine is curlier it doesnt look nearly as thick as hers.
  • tae082tae082 Posts: 537Registered Users
    Ladies how do you do your twist or braid outs? I have come to realize my hair is fine and I hate the way mine come out. I feel like they are just so thin and not full and beautiful they way that I would prefer them to be. Any help would be great.
  • pgAestheticspgAesthetics Posts: 23Registered Users
    tae082 wrote: »
    Ladies how do you do your twist or braid outs? I have come to realize my hair is fine and I hate the way mine come out. I feel like they are just so thin and not full and beautiful they way that I would prefer them to be. Any help would be great.

    I do really small ones so it looks like more hair. I have a big head and though I have a lot of hair when I do twists some areas end of looking thinner. Though when the twists are smaller, after I undo them I have more volume.
  • mermadelovemermadelove Posts: 188Registered Users
    tjaydub wrote: »
    It seems like noone else has fine 4a hair. My hair is fine but thick and it hates protien. Im in an awkward growth phase so its been months since my hair has looked as nice as it did in my avie, please tell me about your hair here! Celebrate or commiserate!
    This is SO me! My hair gets hard and brittle when I use protein.My hair loves moisture, ayurvedic herbs, oils and pomades. I do a henna and herb (gotu kola, amla, hibiscus, etc) or henna gloss treatment every week or so. This has made my hair incredibly strong and shiny. Plus it's growing like wildfire!I thought I was the only one with fine, thick protein hating hair!!:laughing6:
    3c/4a/fine strands/medium porosity/iii-dense!
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  • lisa6lisa6 Posts: 543Registered Users
    tae082 wrote: »
    Ladies how do you do your twist or braid outs? I have come to realize my hair is fine and I hate the way mine come out. I feel like they are just so thin and not full and beautiful they way that I would prefer them to be. Any help would be great.

    Have you already tried flat twists? I get better results with flat-twist outs than individual twists. The first pic in my siggie is a flat-twist out.
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    4a fine, thin, high porosity
    Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
    C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
    DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
    LI: JC DT
    Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
    Gel: CJ AFG
    Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
    Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
  • SpringyCurlsSpringyCurls Posts: 41Registered Users
    I'm a fine-haired 4a, too! My hair detests protein. it becomes really dry and brittle if I use it. I'm also prone to single strand knots and lame twist-outs and braid-outs lol. I have used henna a couple of times, though, and that helps to thicken my strands a bit. I have also found that twist-outs and braid-outs on dry hair turn out a little bit better than they do on wet hair. I think fine-haired curlies get bigger hair on 2nd, 3rd and 4th days.
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  • tae082tae082 Posts: 537Registered Users
    lisa6 wrote: »
    tae082 wrote: »
    Ladies how do you do your twist or braid outs? I have come to realize my hair is fine and I hate the way mine come out. I feel like they are just so thin and not full and beautiful they way that I would prefer them to be. Any help would be great.

    Have you already tried flat twists? I get better results with flat-twist outs than individual twists. The first pic in my siggie is a flat-twist out.

    I will have to watch a video on that. Your hair looks great. I'm a bit challenged when it comes to braiding but practice makes perfect. I fear for the braids of my future children esp after I do my own lol.
  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    lisa6 wrote: »
    tae082 wrote: »
    Ladies how do you do your twist or braid outs? I have come to realize my hair is fine and I hate the way mine come out. I feel like they are just so thin and not full and beautiful they way that I would prefer them to be. Any help would be great.

    Have you already tried flat twists? I get better results with flat-twist outs than individual twists. The first pic in my siggie is a flat-twist out.

    Most of the time, I do mine on damp hair, as I've found that I get more volume than if I do it on wet hair. I've done them on dry hair, but I'm not a fan of how it looks that way. I get volume, but the curls are less defined on dry hair, at least on me. I also do flat twist outs a lot of the time too, as I get more definition and volume that way than if I do regular twists outs. I haven't done a lot of braidouts lately, as they require more time and take longer to dry on damp hair.
    Fine haired, low density, highly porous curly kinky lady
    Last relaxer: Not sure. 3/08 or 4/08
    BC'd: 9/18/09
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals, HEHH, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, CJ Daily Fix
    Leave-In: KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Stylers: ORS Twist and Loc Gel, KCCC, Ecostyler, SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
    Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Heaven In Hair, CJ Deep Fix

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