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Choosing the Right Product for Me, a 3B

LearnWhatFreLearnWhatFre Posts: 1Registered Users




Hi, all! This is my first time reaching out about my hair. I love my hair, but it needs help. My hair gets soooooo dry and frizzy! It has potential, I can see it but I'm not sure how to go about all of this. I've heard of the 'no poo' method and it makes sense to me. I've stripped and caused breakage to my hair on a serious level and I've lost the thickness and strength it used to have. I want my hair to grow but for some reason it doesn't.
I've seen the infomercials for WEN hair care and it's intriguing but a little expensive. I've also heard of Hair One with Olive and Argan Oil and I like the fact that it's a bit more cost-effective. I've used Cantu: Shea Butter and I liked it but it didn't create that much of a difference when it came to frizz.
IDK I guess the real reason why I'm here is for guidance. I live in Puerto Rico, where it's very humid and the weather is fickle - one minute it's beautifully sunny and the next it's raining and hot. Between these products, and maybe others I haven't heard about, I would like to know which one might be the best for me and my hair when it comes to care and growth. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks! Blessings to all!

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  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    First make sure your hair is soaking wet while you add styling products.

    1. Add water to hair
    2. Add leave in conditioner to seal in water
    3. Add a light oil to seal in the conditioner or you can just mix the oil into your bottle of conditioner which works best.

    Also, use about 3 times more the amount of product than you usually use. Yes it will weigh it down but the best solution to frizz is heavier products as well as a good balanced mix of water, oils, and moisturizer.

    Styling while soaking wet will also help keep it moist for couple of days. You should at least let your hair air dry for 2-4 hours or sit under a hooded dryer for 10-20 minutes.

    Notice I didn't recommend specific product brands. You can use your favorite but I do recommend staying away from products that contain ingredients that end in:

    -cone, dimethicone
    -conol
    -xane
    -mineral oil
    -hyde
    -sodium hydroxide
    -fate, sulfate

    PRINCETON
    Just a guy with long curly hair
    🐶
  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    And the growth will come if you keep your hair moisturized, scalp cleansed, and only comb hair when wet. Dry hair breaks but moist hair is elastic which stretches and lasts longer.


    PRINCETON
    Just a guy with long curly hair
    🐶
  • boing!boing! Posts: 45Registered Users




    I've seen the infomercials for WEN hair care and it's intriguing but a little expensive. I've also heard of Hair One with Olive and Argan Oil and I like the fact that it's a bit more cost-effective. I've used Cantu: Shea Butter and I liked it but it didn't create that much of a difference when it came to frizz.
    IDK I guess the real reason why I'm here is for guidance. I live in Puerto Rico, where it's very humid and the weather is fickle - one minute it's beautifully sunny and the next it's raining and hot. Between these products, and maybe others I haven't heard about, I would like to know which one might be the best for me and my hair when it comes to care and growth. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks! Blessings to all!

    Wen and One both have silicones that dry out the hair and cause build up, so you'd have to use a sulfate shampoo to get them out. This just causes a cycle of dryness basically.

    I sulfate-free shampoos every few days and conditioner-only in between. I use my lightest conditioner as a leave in. I like to use a silicone-free gel and flip my head over and scrunch it in. Then I use a silicone-free hairspray to set it. If I can't afford a lot of drying time, I'll flip my head over and scrunch out the water using an old t-shirt. My hair dries crunchy, so I flip my head over again and scrunch out the crunch.

    This gives me soft, beautiful ringlets.

    Also find out about your hair's porosity and elasticity, You made need protein treatments or more moisture depending on your hair type. I need protein so I use a protein-balancing conditioner about once a week and leave it in for a while.

    Good luck to you and hope you achieve shiny, healthy hair!
    3b ringlets. fine texture. normal everything.

    No poo: L'Oreal Eversleek Reparitive, Free Spirit Botanicals shampoo bars
    Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
    Condish: YTC, Tresemme Naturals, L'Oreal Eversleek Reparitive, Down Under Naturals Hypo-Allergenic, Suave Coconut
    Styling products: HEMSU gel, Tresemme Bouncing Curls gel