Basic Explaination needed please?

Curly500Curly500 Posts: 4Registered Users
Hey,
So I have 3a curly hair that I have been trying to manage for a couple of years ever since it became curly after I cut it off. I have looked all over this site and I am still confused. Please answer a few of my questions. Me and my hair thank you! :p
-What is the effect of silicones, proteins, and sulfates on curly hair? (Basically I don't understand why people avoid these)

-What is all the slang people use around here? What does it mean? (I am so out of the loop...haha...for example co-wash, BSL, DT, elasticity... among many other things. There are random letters that I don't understand too)

Anything else you might want to add to get me in the know will be helpful. Thanks!

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  • AGirlWithACurlAGirlWithACurl Posts: 44Registered Users
    Curly500 wrote: »
    Hey,
    So I have 3a curly hair that I have been trying to manage for a couple of years ever since it became curly after I cut it off. I have looked all over this site and I am still confused. Please answer a few of my questions. Me and my hair thank you! :p
    -What is the effect of silicones, proteins, and sulfates on curly hair? (Basically I don't understand why people avoid these)

    -What is all the slang people use around here? What does it mean? (I am so out of the loop...haha...for example co-wash, BSL, DT, elasticity... among many other things. There are random letters that I don't understand too)

    Anything else you might want to add to get me in the know will be helpful. Thanks!

    Sulfates are bad for curly hair in the long term. When you use a regular shampoo with sulfates in it your hair will feel clean but over time it will strip your hair of its moisture so basically your hair will become very dry. Sulfates are in washing liquids so imagine how harsh they are on our hair.

    Silicones well they basically buildup on your hair and they cannot come out of your hair without a sulfate so you will constantly shampoo to get rid of silicones then your hair will become dry again and you'll use silicones to make your hair "moisturised" so its a cycle.

    Protein affects different types of hair so some hair types will like protein whereas other hairtypes especially coarse hair dont like protein as it makes their hair brittle.

    Elasicity is when you pull some strands of hair and if it has the ability to go back to its shape, try it.

    DT - Deep treatment
    PT- Protein treatment
    Co wash - Conditioner wash where you wash your hair with a conditioner only.
    poo- Shampoo
    BSL- bra strap length i think

    Hope this helped!

    http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/home.htm
    Check it out its helpful
    Mixture of 2's And 3a
    Medium to Coarse

    Low Porosity
    Low elasicity
    Started CG 5/08/10
    Co Wash : OS TT&M
    Co :GFR&S
    Style : Boots Pink/Garnier Survivor gel/UG gel/Tigi Curl Amplifer (experimenting)

  • waviewavie Posts: 237Registered Users
    Just to add on,
    while some people's hair is sensitive to protein, most hair actually loves protein so don't be afraid to try a mild protein treatment. I did and it gave me much better wave pattern and helped with structure. :)
    Hair type: 2C-3A, very dry, extremely low porosity, med elasticity, insanely thick kinky-wavy.
    HGs: Trader Joe's Nourish spa conditioner, Epsom salt rinse, Joico K-pak conditioner

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