my hair needs lots of moisturizer to form curls

I am still very new to this. I’ve been experimenting the last two weeks when I don’t have to see anyone and not worry about what my hair looks like that day. I haven’t gotten too far in my experiment. I’ve switched to the silicone free conditioners. I am leaving a quarter size amount in before I plop. My hair is not soaking wet when I plop.
My hair is softer and has volume. It is not stringy yet I am not getting soft curls.
I am thinking I need more moisturizer to get better curls.
My hair is highlighted with blond highlights. I don't have any curly pics cause I blow dry it straight still but I will attach a pic. I got these curls with a curling iron.


  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    Well, the first thing that will help you is to stop straightening. Straightening/heat styling is very damaging and can impair the curl. A lot of us have spent a long time trying to reverse the damage from heat, many are still working through it.
    You should also find your hairs current properties, such as texture, porosity, and elasticity. As your hair recovers, you will probably find that your properties change - I went from extremely dry, coarse, and protein sensitive, to normal, only coarse on my canopy (naturally), and I can tolerate some protein since my underlayers are very fine to normal.

    Here is a link to help you determine your properties, which is one of the most important aspects to know about your hair. Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Lots of great information on that site, its worth browsing around
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots