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Any mixed girls (black/white) 3b here?

lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
Hi,

I'm transitioning (hair properties in my siggy), and I know that this is kind of a dumb question, but I was wondering if there are any 3b mixed girls here in the forum?

As I look at my natural hair as it grows in, it looks to me like 3b, but maybe it's 3c--I think I just have a hard time believing after so many years of relaxing that maybe I had 3b hair all along.

I believe at this point that my "bangs" (my stylist cut my bangs dry and curly but even when I was wearing my hair straight I never felt that she cut enough hair into the bangs so it's really like two or so curls, unless I'm just not pulling them down enough) are all natural, and they form a silky spiral curl, but the bang roots look tighter.

I know that a lot of people say that you will not know your real texture until your relaxed ends are cut off, but I believe they are all cut off from my bangs. Also, my "relaxed ends" aren't even straight--a relaxer hasn't gotten my hair straight in over five years. But when I really look at my hair, I think I can distinguish the natural from the relaxed, and I see either loose waves, or spirals that are pencil sized or maybe a tad fatter.

Anyway, I'd love to see some pics of mixed girls who are 3b. Not that I don't love all 3b girls, but just curious :)
Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
Last Relaxer September 2010

Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
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  • ArthasDKArthasDK Posts: 8Registered Users
    Yes! I am mixed. Black/Chinese mix on 1 side and white on the other. My last relaxer was in May 2009 and I started to offically "go natural" (stopped flat ironing) in November 2011. Once I found the right products and stopped damaging my hair with heat, I couldn't believe how easy it was to settle into a routine and care for my curls! Before I hated my hair - always thought it was too poofy or destined to frizz. I'm getting the last of my damaged ends cut off this Friday and can't believe the difference in my hair!

    My hair used to stay fairly curly even when relaxed, but I really killed it with a couple years of constant flat ironing :\ After my last relaxer my hair was more wavy than curly. By about February of 2010 I could see start to see a 3a/3b mix and now that most of the damaged ends are gone I can see that I am at a solid 3b.

    You mentioned that the roots of your bangs seem tighter than the rest...it may take a few months but as more hair grows in it'll be easier to see the curl pattern and determine the hair type.
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    DevaCurl Low-Poo/No-Poo (alternate)
    DevaCurl One-Condition
    DevaCare Arc Angell
    Plop!

    Last Relaxer: 4/30/09
    Went curly: 11/11/09

    *Beat the flat-iron addiction and finally starting to enjoy my hair the way it is*
  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    I'm irish black and gypsy
    I sure don't look it. But whenever it comes up that I'm part black, people say that it makes sense "because of" my hair.
    Lol

    But yeah, I'm transistioning.

    I had a texturizer for my 3b hair, which relaxed it . So yeah, it sucks and I'm trying to grow it OUT.

    but its really hard.

    My hair was about 1 or 2 inches when I first relaxed it.
    Now ita probably 4-6 inches.

    So its weird looking.

    Lol

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  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    interesting so far!

    anyone exactly half black and half white like me? (And I'm a Social Studies teacher, so please spare me the lecture about the mixing of cultures, blah blah blah, I'm asking for hair purposes :love2:)
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    ArthasDK wrote: »
    Yes! I am mixed. Black/Chinese mix on 1 side and white on the other. My last relaxer was in May 2009 and I started to offically "go natural" (stopped flat ironing) in November 2011. Once I found the right products and stopped damaging my hair with heat, I couldn't believe how easy it was to settle into a routine and care for my curls! Before I hated my hair - always thought it was too poofy or destined to frizz. I'm getting the last of my damaged ends cut off this Friday and can't believe the difference in my hair!

    My hair used to stay fairly curly even when relaxed, but I really killed it with a couple years of constant flat ironing :\ After my last relaxer my hair was more wavy than curly. By about February of 2010 I could see start to see a 3a/3b mix and now that most of the damaged ends are gone I can see that I am at a solid 3b.

    You mentioned that the roots of your bangs seem tighter than the rest...it may take a few months but as more hair grows in it'll be easier to see the curl pattern and determine the hair type.

    Looks like you were about nine months in before you could start really seeing your texture, I'm exactly seven months in.

    Thanks for the encouragement!
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    I'm irish black and gypsy
    I sure don't look it. But whenever it comes up that I'm part black, people say that it makes sense "because of" my hair.
    Lol

    But yeah, I'm transistioning.

    I had a texturizer for my 3b hair, which relaxed it . So yeah, it sucks and I'm trying to grow it OUT.

    but its really hard.

    My hair was about 1 or 2 inches when I first relaxed it.
    Now ita probably 4-6 inches.

    So its weird looking.

    Lol

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    I think someone told me that "cause of your hair" before too :p)
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    I'm irish black and gypsy
    I sure don't look it. But whenever it comes up that I'm part black, people say that it makes sense "because of" my hair.
    Lol

    But yeah, I'm transistioning.

    I had a texturizer for my 3b hair, which relaxed it . So yeah, it sucks and I'm trying to grow it OUT.

    but its really hard.

    My hair was about 1 or 2 inches when I first relaxed it.
    Now ita probably 4-6 inches.

    So its weird looking.

    Lol

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    I think someone told me that "cause of your hair" before too :p)

    I know right! It sucks for me because a lot of people just assume I'm all white. Which is fine, I don't expect them to assume anything else. But they don't believe me when I tell them. Well, they do when I wear my hair natural, lol.

    And yeah, its pretty funnyyy, :p

    I'm proud of my wacky hair. It has so much character! :)

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  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    by the way, i just realized i last texturized my hair four months ago

    my hair was so short it couldnt curl well in the first place, so the texturizer made my hair COMPLETELY relaxed and straight, almost like a Asian pop star.

    very happy my hair has bounced back!!!(:

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  • AllyTAllyT Posts: 613Registered Users
    I used to be a 3b or a 3c - I'm not sure which, probably more of a mix. I sort of grew into a 4a/b. My hair started changing over gradually in my early teens. I'm not sure which I like better. I still have a patch of 3c that I actually have to work on to make in a 4.
  • AllyTAllyT Posts: 613Registered Users
    by the way, i just realized i last texturized my hair four months ago

    my hair was so short it couldnt curl well in the first place, so the texturizer made my hair COMPLETELY relaxed and straight, almost like a Asian pop star.

    very happy my hair has bounced back!!!(:

    :glasses9::laughing7:
  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    interesting so far!

    anyone exactly half black and half white like me? (And I'm a Social Studies teacher, so please spare me the lecture about the mixing of cultures, blah blah blah, I'm asking for hair purposes :love2:)

    I'm what used to be (I assume "used to" is the correct descriptor, heh) called a QUADROON. :) My mom would have been classified as Caucasian Hispanic (though she had some native Car.Am.), with a blue-eyed papa of Spanish heritage (from a line of landowners who even owned slaves). Daddy had an African-Cuban papa and a white mama. He came out looking very much biracial, while his sister was pale and light-haired.

    I got daddy's hair. Very curly, but also very soft/silky/and tending to be on the fine to medium side. He used to Brilliantine (older generations did that) and keep it short, but you could tell when it got longer and wasn't oiled up that it was very soft and quite curly and abundant.

    Mama had "Indian" hair--I called it that. Very dark, very thick, very straight. She used to perm that gorgeous hair all the time cause she had a thing for curls. I thought she was nuts. My brother got her hair (why not one of the girls, so low maintenance that hair). Black, shiny, healthy, stick straight. Even in his sixties, that hair is shiny and thick and do you really think he deep condishes or anythign? NOOOOOO!

    Middle sister was born blond and stayed that way for years. Her hair has some wave, but tends to straight. It's medium and very soft and silky.

    Eldest sis (from mama's first hubby, who was an Afro-Cuban guy, cause, clearly, mama liked her men dark and curly and with plenty of blood from the Motherland) has her papa's hair. Coarse, very curly, abundant. She's 70 and has tons of hair density. Its curl pattern is the closest to mine of all our siblings in the US. My brothers in Cuba have hair more like daddy (ie, with curl), but eldest bro seems to have more coarse texture. I say seems since we've never met. Just photos and video, as he's never been here and I've never been there, but my parents and elder siblings have. Brother went there last month. But the Cuban-residing bros keep it short, so it's hard to tell HOW curly.

    I'm 3b, with maybe some 3a bits. Depends on how much protein. ; ) I had abundant hair till hypothyroidism stole 1/3+ of my density and dried to heck and back. But good CG treatment has restored a lot of moisture and elasticity. Still not dense, though. :(

    Why not just post a pic of your hair so we can see what you're describing?
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  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    MirCurls wrote: »
    interesting so far!

    anyone exactly half black and half white like me? (And I'm a Social Studies teacher, so please spare me the lecture about the mixing of cultures, blah blah blah, I'm asking for hair purposes :love2:)

    I'm what used to be (I assume "used to" is the correct phrasing, heh) called a QUADROON. :) I'm 3b, with maybe some 3a bits. Depends on how much protein. ; )

    Why not just post a pic of your hair?

    I suppose I could stop being lazy and take the photo card out of my computer, find my camera charger, and snap a pic.

    In a pic, my relaxed hair is gonna look a lot like my natural hair. But I'll try my best when I take a pic to show close to the roots.

    Also, I'm noticing, that I can easily pull and loosen my curls so I wonder if that affects my interpretation of them. Yesterday morning/this morning (it's after midnight here) the roots on one part of my bangs looked nappy as hell (please all spare me the lecture on the word nappy) but now they look fine.

    Ughhhhuhhahhh--stuff like this is what made me just wanna shave my head and buy an expensive wig to transition!
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    Okay let's see if this works, I left iPhoto and went to Keynote and exported as a PDF. Was too lazy to take a pic so here's one from Feb with my face blocked off.

    First Pic:
    This is my hair when I went to the Auto Show in February. I believe I had let it dry some wrapped in my silk pillowcase then put some KCCC on it.

    Second Pic:
    Also the day of the auto show.

    Third Pic:
    Last June, 3 months before my last relaxer, sadly this was also my last date (to date) and I took pics cause I figured why waste makeup? LOL rarely wear it. Styled with KCCC but not wrapped in the pillowcase.

    Fourth Pic:
    Last June, but I don't think I had any products in it at the time, or it was like second or so day hair.
    ________________ OKAY! I can see that I screwed something up on the files, but it's late, I'll fix it tomorrow! LOL! Now you have some idea!!!!_________________
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    interesting so far!

    anyone exactly half black and half white like me? (And I'm a Social Studies teacher, so please spare me the lecture about the mixing of cultures, blah blah blah, I'm asking for hair purposes :love2:)

    My mommas a quadroon or octoroon. We don't know the exacts Dad is all Irish. (to the best of our knowledge, of course )

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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Okay let's see if this works, I left iPhoto and went to Keynote and exported as a PDF. Was too lazy to take a pic so here's one from Feb with my face blocked off.OKAY! I can see that I screwed something up on the files, but it's late, I'll fix it tomorrow! LOL! Now you have some idea!!!!_________________

    Yeah. Looks 3b to me. I get that "nappy" thing going on my roots in the bangs line when I sweat. Like if I'm out and about--an outdoor festival or beach--and sweat, it will do that thing you describe at the 'sweat area". :D
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    Now: medium, dry, elastic, lower porosity, BSL

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  • chrissi1041chrissi1041 Posts: 9Registered Users
    Hiiii everyone,
    My mom is white and my dad is black, and my hair is 3a/3b. I'll include a picture - it's certainly difficult to deal with at points, and I've had a love-hate relationship with it, but I haven't ever relaxed it and I hate straightening it. That being said, I like straight hair on me but I feel so bad when I do straighten it.

    People always say that I don't have "mixed-girl hair," whatever that is, but I'm happy to hear about you other 3a/3bs!!!

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  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    Hiiii everyone,
    My mom is white and my dad is black, and my hair is 3a/3b. I'll include a picture - it's certainly difficult to deal with at points, and I've had a love-hate relationship with it, but I haven't ever relaxed it and I hate straightening it. That being said, I like straight hair on me but I feel so bad when I do straighten it.

    People always say that I don't have "mixed-girl hair," whatever that is, but I'm happy to hear about you other 3a/3bs!!!

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    Hi!

    You hair is very loose and silky--way more than mine I think. It can probably go between 3a and 3b depending on how much you manipulate it.

    I know what people are talking about :p)
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Is this 1850? Are quadroon and octoroon even acceptable terms anymore?


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  • LanishaLanisha Posts: 467Registered Users
    no. they aren't. BUT HEY, I could be wrong. I mean, until now I didn't know people were still referred to as "gypsy." According to wikipedia that term can be used to name to quite a few 'ethnic groups.'

    Actually, the first time I heard the word used in a conversation was in a movie called "The Landlord" in which a rich young white man decides to buy a bunch of slum apartments in the ghetto so he can evict all the black tenants and turn a profit. Beau Bridges was in it. Here: I found the clip where "octoroon" shows up. On some websites, this movie is categorized in the Blaxploitation category...

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  • MirCurlsMirCurls Posts: 2,660Registered Users
    Is this 1850? Are quadroon and octoroon even acceptable terms anymore?


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    Nope that's why I parenthesized the qualifier. :) It's archaic. BUT...people knew what I meant when I said it, right? I guess we read those romance novels set in New Orleans....

    I think it's like the "n" word. Offensive, but people self-identified as such use it without being..er..racist? ; )
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  • NaturallyCurlyEnnovyNaturallyCurlyEnnovy Posts: 992Registered Users
    Wow, I can't believe people are referring to themselves and their family members by these names. Also, I was under the impression that you could have ANY curl type no matter what your ethnic makeup.

    This is coming from a multi-ethnic person.

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  • CurlyNickyCurlyNicky Posts: 18Registered Users
    I'm also a mixed girl! (Mom's black and Dad's white) I have only relaxed my hair twice in my life and it was a mistake both times. (meaning I regretted it) My hair is just not kinky enough to take it well. Blow drying works perfectly fine for me. I have 3b hair naturally that turns into a lovely 2c/3a with second day hair! (which I absolutely love)

    I hate putting product of any kind into my hair so I'm still trying different ways of washing/rinsing/scrunching to get what I want. So far (after a year of CG) I have found I have 2 go-to products... 1 is Trader Joes Nourish Spa conditioner (AMAZING slip for me) and the 2nd is Kinky Curly Knot Today as a leave in. (just a tiny amount while my hair is still dripping wet in the shower) I find it gives me shiny, soft and frizz free hair everytime, and my ideal second day hair which I've never gotten before in my life.

    And now I'm just rambling so I'll stop.
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    started no-poo on March 15th, 2010
    Currently using:
    co-wash - Suave Coconut
    rinse - (once a week) Bragg ACV
    conditioner - GVP Conditioning Balm
    leave in - Kinky Curly Knot Today w/ Honey
    microfiber towel, wide tooth comb (sometimes) and air dry!
    all that = HAPPY CURLS!
  • JessicazFroJessicazFro Posts: 1,446Registered Users
    interesting so far!

    anyone exactly half black and half white like me? (And I'm a Social Studies teacher, so please spare me the lecture about the mixing of cultures, blah blah blah, I'm asking for hair purposes :love2:)



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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users
    kinkiness of hair doesn't affect how well your hair will take to a relaxer...

    what difference does it make if someone has 3b hair, but isn't half black/white? if it's 3b, it's 3b. i really don't see the point in being so specific...

    wouldn't saying "i'm 1/4 black" have sufficed? what's the point of digging up old words from slavery days? while we're on the topic of slaves... why was the fact that your grandpa's family own slaves relevant?


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  • CurlyNickyCurlyNicky Posts: 18Registered Users
    kinkiness of hair doesn't affect how well your hair will take to a relaxer...

    Yeah, I guess I didn't mean that. It was just what I used was much too much for my hair... FRIED it like whoa. Right when my whole head was covered my hair was falling out and just ruined. It was bad bad, I almost cut it all off. But with weekly conditioning treatments and many inches cut off it was saved!

    It was a lesson learned. Now I love and appreciate what I have.
    3b curlies
    started no-poo on March 15th, 2010
    Currently using:
    co-wash - Suave Coconut
    rinse - (once a week) Bragg ACV
    conditioner - GVP Conditioning Balm
    leave in - Kinky Curly Knot Today w/ Honey
    microfiber towel, wide tooth comb (sometimes) and air dry!
    all that = HAPPY CURLS!
  • bridgete2010bridgete2010 Posts: 144Registered Users
    Wow, I can't believe people are referring to themselves and their family members by these names. Also, I was under the impression that you could have ANY curl type no matter what your ethnic makeup.

    This is coming from a multi-ethnic person.

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    I agree, I just used it because that's What I'm used to culturally. Its kinda like people use those terms frequently around me, so I sadly become desensitized.
    Much apologies.


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  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    interesting so far!

    anyone exactly half black and half white like me? (And I'm a Social Studies teacher, so please spare me the lecture about the mixing of cultures, blah blah blah, I'm asking for hair purposes :love2:)



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    If you're a teacher I feel sorry for your students...

    Feel sorry then. Chill out. It's just for the purposes of discussing our ethnic backgrounds and hair properties. Get off your high horse.
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    Wow, I can't believe people are referring to themselves and their family members by these names. Also, I was under the impression that you could have ANY curl type no matter what your ethnic makeup.

    This is coming from a multi-ethnic person.

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    I don't see it as a big deal. When searching for 3b pics, I don't think I've ever seen a mixed girl. So I was curious. I haven't seen mass amounts of my natural hair in nearly 18 years so all I remember is my mom's childhood styling of it--and it definitely didn't look 3b the way she was fixing it! It seems to resemble 3b now, which I've never seen on a mixed girl, so I was curious. Don't make a federal case out of it.

    Appreciate your knowledge on curls though.
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    CurlyNicky wrote: »
    I'm also a mixed girl! (Mom's black and Dad's white) I have only relaxed my hair twice in my life and it was a mistake both times. (meaning I regretted it) My hair is just not kinky enough to take it well. Blow drying works perfectly fine for me. I have 3b hair naturally that turns into a lovely 2c/3a with second day hair! (which I absolutely love)

    I hate putting product of any kind into my hair so I'm still trying different ways of washing/rinsing/scrunching to get what I want. So far (after a year of CG) I have found I have 2 go-to products... 1 is Trader Joes Nourish Spa conditioner (AMAZING slip for me) and the 2nd is Kinky Curly Knot Today as a leave in. (just a tiny amount while my hair is still dripping wet in the shower) I find it gives me shiny, soft and frizz free hair everytime, and my ideal second day hair which I've never gotten before in my life.

    And now I'm just rambling so I'll stop.

    Good to hear from someone like me :) I also like to use Knot Today as a leave in, but have been using the new Curl Junkie conditioner lately. Both work okay. I also have been using mostly only conditioner lately.

    Could you please post some hair pics?
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    kinkiness of hair doesn't affect how well your hair will take to a relaxer...

    what difference does it make if someone has 3b hair, but isn't half black/white? if it's 3b, it's 3b. i really don't see the point in being so specific...

    wouldn't saying "i'm 1/4 black" have sufficed? what's the point of digging up old words from slavery days? while we're on the topic of slaves... why was the fact that your grandpa's family own slaves relevant?


    lawd... let me go do this psych homework...

    I don't think most people know about kinkiness and "taking to a relaxer" I sure as heck didn't. The past five years (after I stopped getting drug store relaxers from my mom and started getting ones at the salon) my hair just didn't get straight anymore, but kept a loose curl. For the life of me I didn't understand why women who had naturally tighter and kinkier curls than me ended up with straight hair from a relaxer and I didn't.

    That's part of what led me to transition. I felt like all it must have been doing was breaking down the bonds anyway and making my hair weak, so what was the point?

    If you see my post below, I stated that I've never seen pics of mixed girls with 3b hair when I search, nor do I see it in real life, so was curious to ask a larger population (readers of a message board) to see if anyone was out there. No big deal!

    I must've missed the part about whoever's grandpa owned slaves, but these words weren't here to offend anyone, we're just talking about our ethnic backgrounds and hair properties...not that serious.
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
  • lesliegonnacurllesliegonnacurl Posts: 478Registered Users
    CurlyNicky wrote: »
    kinkiness of hair doesn't affect how well your hair will take to a relaxer...

    Yeah, I guess I didn't mean that. It was just what I used was much too much for my hair... FRIED it like whoa. Right when my whole head was covered my hair was falling out and just ruined. It was bad bad, I almost cut it all off. But with weekly conditioning treatments and many inches cut off it was saved!

    It was a lesson learned. Now I love and appreciate what I have.

    The worst I had happen from a relaxer was having part of my hairline erode on the left side of the forehead, this started in June '08, everytime it would grow back, it was time to relax again--thank God I'm done with that crap! I have one teeny patch that I wonder if it is not grown in, or just the way my hairline is. I never paid attention to my hairline before this started happening so I'm not sure.

    So sorry that happened to your hair on contact!
    Mostly relaxed, yet still curly hair, which I am going to try to grow out with daily conditioner rinses and a shampoo once or twice a week.

    Officially Transitioning since March 2011.
    Last Relaxer September 2010

    Got some kind of curly bangs going here! And I think my bangs are all natural!

    I think that my natural hair is somewhere between a 3b and a 3c, I hope it's not too soon to tell! :blob4:
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