CurlTalk

Move from 3C TO 3B

Any ideas on curl looseners that can move me from a 3C to a 3B?
Black/White. Hair: mix of curly and kinky. Classic case of gorgeous when wet and horrific when dry.

Comments

  • CelticCurlsCelticCurls Posts: 558Registered Users
    Curls products can do that. The Souffle & Whipped Cream give lots of 'weight' to your hair & lengthen the curl a bit. Phyto Relaxing Balm is really great for this too, gives a very silky texture, and loosens curl over time -- unfortunately it's very, very spendy.
    3B, bra-strap length
    laidback, very-modified CGer
    HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
  • barbie8usbarbie8us Posts: 9Registered Users
    Thanks for the tip!

    I have reached the point that I am ready to pay a big buck if it yields the desired result.
    Black/White. Hair: mix of curly and kinky. Classic case of gorgeous when wet and horrific when dry.
  • ~Zoe~~Zoe~ Posts: 48Registered Users
    I'll trade you my 3b hair for your 3c! :D We'll both get what we want that way. I had 3c hair until I grew it out longer, so you could always do that to get to 3b. Or, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]curls milkshake[/buylink] would also work.
  • barbie8usbarbie8us Posts: 9Registered Users
    Wow everyone has good stuff to say about curls.

    So far i have been advised to use the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]milkshake[/buylink], souffle and whipped cream..... i think thats what its called lol.

    So I am gonna try it..... my hair takes ages to grow!

    I just ordered [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Mixed-Chicks-Leave-in-Conditioner-p-279.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=mixed-chicks-leavein-conditioner]mixed chicks leave in conditioner[/buylink]..... so we'll see.

    I promise to write a review on the product.

    Thanks Zoe
    Black/White. Hair: mix of curly and kinky. Classic case of gorgeous when wet and horrific when dry.
  • barbie8usbarbie8us Posts: 9Registered Users
    Ow by the way just curious has anyone used Naturalaxer?

    I hear its amazing for loosening curls and also keeps hair pressed longer.

    I love my curls...... but I am itching for a new look on my birthday (Jan 8).

    I am thinking of getting a nice hair cut... something like a layered bob.

    And i heard if you use naturalaxer..... its loosens ur curls, but when u blow dry it becomes staright.

    That would be so perfect for my hair cut.

    But I am scared scared scared to try it!!!! Because regular relaxers just ruin my hair.
    Black/White. Hair: mix of curly and kinky. Classic case of gorgeous when wet and horrific when dry.
  • NaturalRemedyNaturalRemedy Posts: 371Registered Users
    barbie8us wrote:
    Ow by the way just curious has anyone used Naturalaxer?

    I hear its amazing for loosening curls and also keeps hair pressed longer.

    I love my curls...... but I am itching for a new look on my birthday (Jan 8).

    I am thinking of getting a nice hair cut... something like a layered bob.

    And i heard if you use naturalaxer..... its loosens ur curls, but when u blow dry it becomes staright.

    That would be so perfect for my hair cut.

    But I am scared scared scared to try it!!!! Because regular relaxers just ruin my hair.



    Eh it's a bunch of crap I tried it. Takes FOREVER and a frickin day to wash it out and man I just couldn't deal with doing that more than once. It left a HUGE MESS! So after I was done spening lord knows how long rinsing it from my hair, now I have a bunch of crap to clean from the shower... But if you have a huge amount of patience go for it.
    Mostly 3c and lovin' my curls

    This is not a fashion trend, it's not a statement, it's pride for who we are and what we look like. And that is where our true beauty shines.


    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcocoalily%2F" class="Popup
  • RedheadCurly2007RedheadCurly2007 Posts: 230Registered Users
    I am not African-American, or mixed. But me, in my oh-so-great curl philosophy thought it was just great to try every relaxing product out there. It never worked. Always made my hair a big greasy mess, but dried out, looking fried and not knowing whether it was straight or curly. Oh, I have had bad experiences. I once had my hair relaxed professionally as the demo model (you know...free hairstyle.) I did not get any type of straightness, just more dry curly and confused hair. From my experience I say stay natural. Boy, I had every product possible every relaxer shampoo, then the heat gel to put on hair, blah blah blah. It was a hair nightmare, and that is just my opinion, but I will tell ya I have some crazy big curly hair. I learned now to just work with what I have. I threw all my straightening products out, incl. a straightening iron that cost over $100. So not worth it, too much trouble. I have extremely thick, red, curly corkscrews and lots of it. Good luck. I just had to share, LOL.
    3B, CG,Corkscrew
    Xtramoist shampoo, Fastfood leave on, Recoil, varnish Gel-Herbal Essances, Totally Twisted
    Irish-American Curly
    Never try to be something you are not, and never be afraid to be who you are.
    RedheadCurly
  • SYBSYB Posts: 305Registered Users
    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Curls-Milkshake-p-884.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Curls-Milkshake]Curls Milkshake[/buylink] gives my hair a little bit more loosening than [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/CURLS-Whipped-Cream-p-883.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curls-Whipped-Cream]Curls Whipped Cream[/buylink] does. Before I use either product, I always make sure to prep my hair with Curls Quenched, just so that I can get the best results, though. I have also used Mixed Chick's Leave-In, and I can personally tell you that that it wasn't as moisturized as I had thought it would be. It lightly moisturized my hair at best, and it also left a coated feeling to my curls that I couldn't put up with. Also its smell is a bit over-the-top, and I found myself not being able to realy tolerate it.

    I have used a natural relaxer before to get some loosening to my hair, called Baka Natural-Laxer. It loosened my hair very very mildly in certain places, but not over my whole head. It also caused major dryness, and it did cause temporary hair loss. I since found out that even though a product is all natural, doesn't mean that it is 100 percent safe.

    There's a new product line to NC called Naani's Naturals that you could give a try too. I recently ordered their Maximum Definition Hairdress because it is highly moisturizing, and it is touted as being an all-in-one product. I have yet to use it, but already it sounds like a winner to me!
    "Curls Tester"
    Products in my current regime: Nioxin Scalp Therapy Shampoo, ORS Replenishing Pak, Curls Whipped Cream, Curls Souffle, Curls Spiral Curls Cream, Curls Milkshake, Curls Quenched, BB(Bonner Brothers) Growth Lotion