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Advice/suggestions?

aknataknat Posts: 2Registered Users
Greetings!

I'm hoping that some of you lovely folks can help me...
I'm a type 3b, currently sporting a just-above-shoulder-length cut.
I have been struggling to find a good natural hair care routine for myself that's easy on the wallet, but find myself limited on things I can use.
I'm allergic to coconut and almond oils and have terrible reactions to chemicals :confused1: (for this reason, I avoid anything with a bajillion ingredients, so to speak).
Currently, my routine consists of washing once a week with Soap Nuts shampoo and conditioning with a small bit of shea butter and argan oil. Between washings, I use rose water to freshen up my hair (it's wonderful!).
Unfortunately, I still have some issues with frizz and volume. I was considering adding olive oil into my conditioning routine and using home-made flaxseed gel for styling.
Any advice or suggestions? My goal is to mix all of my own products.

I'm looking for some styling advice as well. :)
I've had the same hairstyle for the past few years and *really* want to change it up. My hair is pretty much one length, with slight layering. I dislike having my hair get in my face, so I always put the front section up in a clip.

Sorry for the novel!

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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    sounds like you need a nice simple routine. i just use conditioner and oil as styling. do/can you use any oils? im in germany and have trouble as well to find products that are cheap and good and natural! feel like im going in circles sometimes! :goofy:

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • aknataknat Posts: 2Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    sounds like you need a nice simple routine. i just use conditioner and oil as styling. do/can you use any oils? im in germany and have trouble as well to find products that are cheap and good and natural! feel like im going in circles sometimes! :goofy:

    Simplicity is bliss for me ;-)

    I have recently discovered that my hair likes argan oil...but in small quantities. I had been trying shea butter before that, which wasn't as effective in battling the frizz (and it made my curls kind of stringy...ick!).

    What oil/conditioner do you use?

    I can definitely empathize on the feeling of going in circles! Living in Alaska = ordering lots of supplies online :roll:
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    i use a hand made conditioner that i got at like a market and oil, coconut, argan mac nut or aprecot oil does it for me.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:

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