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Help¡ Im a natural newbie

S1mplyNaturalLaneaS1mplyNaturalLanea Posts: 18Registered Users
I have no idea what to do with this hair. Help¡!¡ I did the big chop in December but not by choice 0_o Perm took all of my hair out. Im not sure of my hair type . When its wet its curly and when dry half curls and half frizz. No idea what conditioners or oils to use. Nor how to get a wash and go lol Help. Wigs have been my bff for the past 5 months 0_o

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  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    Have you visited the newbie forum?
    Newbies info/introductions - CurlTalk

    The way I started was by first figuring out my hair type (look right above, there's a section to help you do that). Then I went into that forum and jumped in. I got products recommended by others that I was interested in. YouTube helps a lot, if you want to see a review about a product you're thinking of. Otherwise it's a lot of trial and error. For wash-n-go's, my first trial was Kinky Curly products. Their Knot Today and Curling Custard. It's actually still my fav after trying many other combo's. Good luck! Jump in, don't be scurred, it's fun, we don't bite :tongue3:
  • ajgrneyesajgrneyes Posts: 103Registered Users
    I have no idea what to do with this hair. Help¡!¡ I did the big chop in December but not by choice 0_o Perm took all of my hair out. Im not sure of my hair type . When its wet its curly and when dry half curls and half frizz. No idea what conditioners or oils to use. Nor how to get a wash and go lol Help. Wigs have been my bff for the past 5 months 0_o

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    First - welcome to the curly world :lol:

    For money that is well spent and the less than the cost of some products, I would get a hair analysis done, see link below. The analysis will tell you your hair's texture, porosity and elasticity and also come with recommendations on which products to use and which to avoid. The curl "type" is really secondary, since you may have the same curl type as someone else but their hair may require protein but your hair may not and you could end up with hair that is hard, dry and frizzy. Since I have understood the basic structure of my hair, my life is so much simpler and my hair is very healthy.

    Here's the link: Live Curly Live Free - Cutting Curly Hair
    sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
    porosity - normal to low
    elasticity - normal

    love my curls :love4:
    HGs:
    FSG
    Henna
    My own butter mixture
    My own version of Terressentials mud wash
  • happyfacehappyface Posts: 845Registered Users
    ajgrneyes wrote: »
    I have no idea what to do with this hair. Help¡!¡ I did the big chop in December but not by choice 0_o Perm took all of my hair out. Im not sure of my hair type . When its wet its curly and when dry half curls and half frizz. No idea what conditioners or oils to use. Nor how to get a wash and go lol Help. Wigs have been my bff for the past 5 months 0_o

    Sent from my LS670 using CurlTalk App

    First - welcome to the curly world :lol:

    For money that is well spent and the less than the cost of some products, I would get a hair analysis done, see link below. The analysis will tell you your hair's texture, porosity and elasticity and also come with recommendations on which products to use and which to avoid. The curl "type" is really secondary, since you may have the same curl type as someone else but their hair may require protein but your hair may not and you could end up with hair that is hard, dry and frizzy. Since I have understood the basic structure of my hair, my life is so much simpler and my hair is very healthy.

    Here's the link: Live Curly Live Free - Cutting Curly Hair

    This hair analysis sounds interesting. I'm going to have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.
    “Mama says pretty comes in all different sizes. And my size… is cute!” -Honey Boo Boo
  • S1mplyNaturalLaneaS1mplyNaturalLanea Posts: 18Registered Users
    I will try the Kinky curly. The natural world is so different from the relaxed. Lol Lawd custards and oils and co washes ohmy :) Im so ready to wear and go thanks so much

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