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Super Coarse Hair

Rozie42Rozie42 Posts: 1Registered Users
Hi, my name is Rozie. I grew up thinking that I had the worst hair in the world. I would wash and press it and I could never get it as straight as everyone else's hair. When ever I went to a salon, they would go on and on about how thick my hair was.
I had heard that the worst thing you could do was press your hair after relaxing it, so why were all the beauticians doing this to my hair? I thought I was a hopeless case. Then on day, I started cutting my hair off, do to the damage and breakage. I had no idea what I was doing and accidentally cut to close to the scalp.
All I could do to fix the problem was to cut it all that low. This ended up being the greatest thing that I had ever done. My hair was cut so low that I could not even grip it with my fingers. But as it grew back, I realized that my hair was very nice and it grew back pretty fast.
It took a while for me to decide that I wanted to go completely natural, because my hair is a force to be reckoned with. It is so thick that if you touch it after sliding the pressing comb through it, you will burn your hand. I have broke my share of combs and brushes and strained my heart muscle more times than I care to think of.
But the reason I came to this site is that I need to find a product that will enhance my natural curls without drying it out, like the styling gel does or leaving it overly goopie like the curl activator does. I want something that gives my hair a nice natural shine, without weighing it down. I also need something that will not cost a fortune. Because I have a head full of long, thick hair, I run through products much quicker than the average person. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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  • CurlieJayCurlieJay Posts: 24Registered Users
    Hey Rozie :) You are not alone. I have broken my share of combs also! Lol and i am a 3c maybe with a little 4a in the middle. But have you tried aloe vera gel? I like it because it give a nice hold but doesnt dry the hair out. And the brand i like, Fruit of the Earth, is a god price. I only paid three dollars! Im not sure what else to recommend you but welcome, and you can ask me questions if you have any :)
  • vanillalushvanillalush Posts: 31Registered Users
    Hey Rozie, and welcome! I'm not sure if this would be helpful in any way, but coconut oil is actually pretty good. I just picked up a bottle recently and it has made my hair so soft and smooth.
    2b, loose waves (wish my hair were curlier!)
    Medium-coarse
    Low porosity

    Previously dyed and chemically straightened
    Currently trying out no-poo (Started on 28/11/2011)
    Coconut oil as conditioner

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