considering spiral perm for xmas, but am I naturally curly?

I apologize, I am asking what curl type I am. But I have spent a long time studying the board to avoid asking stupid questions so I hope I can be forgiven for the questions I do ask.

I think that I am a 2b, 2c might be pushing it. Could it be that I am not using the 'right" products yet? The pictures at my
Foti page /home/leaving?" class="Popup (psswrd = 2b)
are the result of co-washing with Alagio Hydrating Shampoo and Loreal Kids 2-in-1 Cocoa Smoothie Shampoo (this was recommended somewhere on the internet for its detangling and curling benefits) plus honey. I scrunched with Back to Basics Sunflower Creme Mousse and Garnier Fructis Pure Fix Spray, using a heavy-fiber towel.

I was using the Alagio and Back to Basics products because they were on sale and looked like they could be helpful. But armed with xmas $$$ I am open to spending a bit more cash for the "right" products to avoid resorting to a spiral perm which might mask any natural curl already present. I long for spirals/ringlets but can be happy with clumped curls if I can achieve them.

Also, does this look like some horrific "triangle head", too "producty"?

Thank you everyone and Happy Holidays!


  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users
    have you gotten the curly girl book yet.. If not that would be the first purchase I would make, then continue from there you definately look like you can get your hair spiraling with the right products and handling of your hair.. A mirco fiber towel / turban will help also one for scrunching out water and one for plopping. conditioners and gels can be purchased in a drug strong. The product ReCoil (can be purchased from curl mart) is a curl enhancing product which works wonders as well. start out simple then work from there.. your hair is very pretty by the way..
  • cmartin1cmartin1 Posts: 152Registered Users
    Thank you Keewee, I will start my Curly Girl purchases today starting with Massey's book and Recoil.

    Do you (or anyone else) know if I can purchase [buylink=]AG Recoil[/buylink] from Trade Secret, Regis, etc - or do I need to order it online?

    If I can have spirals like yours I would be quite happy. Thank you!
  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users
    good luck!! as for the recoil you may be able to purchase in a store or salon you just need to find out who carries it, otherwwise curlmart has it. and alittle goes a long way i use about a dime to a nickel size,
  • one way streetone way street Posts: 772Registered Users
    Here is a thread that might help the triangle head problem. Once you really start to understand what your hair needs, it's easy to get rid of it, trust me!
    mod. CG 2C-3A/M/iii
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    password: springlet

    Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I don't think you have triangle head at all. You can get good clumping with either a good leave in conditioner or a curl cream. Recoil will probably help, my Beauty without Cruelty leave in clumps my hair well if I scrunch the product in real wet hair rather than rake. Also scrunching in product with your hair hanging upside down will help clump all the way to the roots.
    I bet if you play around with conditioners and curl creams your hair will get curlier. You look like you have a nice strong pattern it's just not corkscrews. You have lovely hair, I'd work with what you have!
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    BTW - 10% discount at Curlmart today only. HOLIDAY06
    So stock up.
    "What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

    ~CG 8/06 ~
    fine, wavy - 2b/3a
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