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Long hair care

CrownedwisdomCrownedwisdom Posts: 82Registered Users
ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1347398438.285565.jpg ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1347398452.900600.jpg my hair is pretty long but the longer it gets my curls are not as curly any tips to keep a tight curl without having to cut?

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  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    Its pretty common for the weight to pull out some of the curl with length. Adding some shorter layers might help some of the top layers curl up more. If you really don't want to cut it at all, you could try a curl enhancer layered under a hard hold gel. But you have to careful if your hair is fine (can't tell what your hair properties are) because too much product could also weigh down the curls. Plopping has also helped me keep my curls tighter, if you don't already do that. You could also diffuse some to help set the curl.
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
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    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • CrownedwisdomCrownedwisdom Posts: 82Registered Users
    I am currently pregnant and I'm not cutting my hair for a vow I did unto the Lord dedicating my baby so I'm trying to figure out other ways to maintain healthy long hair till I cut it when the baby is born. I will have to try that hard hold gel underneath. My hair is really thick course low porosity hair.
  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    Congratulations on your pregnancy :) and I think that's a great dedication to make. As I said before, I would just try something with a little more hold, and maybe some styling techniques to encourage curl (scrunch n pump, plopping, diffusing, etc.).
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • OcienOcien Posts: 23Registered Users
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1347398438.285565.jpg ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1347398452.900600.jpg my hair is pretty long but the longer it gets my curls are not as curly any tips to keep a tight curl without having to cut?
    WOW!!! Your hair awesome! I want hair like yours ( I'm growing mine out, 2 years after chopping it all off).:blob7:
    I Love my curls, and yours! :love2:

    2c-3a curls
    love Totally Twisted line, & Aussie Leave in Hair Insurance. Don't forget aloe vera gel!

    Cowash W/Vo5 conditioners, and Thermasilk by Heline curtis.
    Love honey!!!

    Sometimes when I lie awake at night I ask.
    "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says.
    "This is going to take all night."
  • kddubkddub Posts: 41Registered Users
    Your hair is so so beautiful! You could try skip curling the parts that don't curl as well. I don't see it in this picture though, you look beautiful!
    Curl Type- 3a, some 2,

    CO Wash- Sauve Conditioner or Loreal sulfate free cleansing conditioner
    RO- Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    LI- Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in conditioner
    Styler- Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
    Gel- Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    That's pretty normal. You can have length or curl. You usually don't get to keep both.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • poemaXXpoemaXX Posts: 456Registered Users
    Protein treatments can help curls tighten up, but since your hair is low porosity, I'm not sure if it will react well to it.

    Amla powder (mixed with water into a paste) is also said to tighten the curl, but over time leaves a cool brown tint on the hair.

    HTH!
    || 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

    Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
    Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ – Kept for troubleshooting.
    Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

  • CrownedwisdomCrownedwisdom Posts: 82Registered Users
    Thanks everyone. Amla powder where do I find that? My hair seems to like protein. Today I got pretty good curl definition but I have a lot of hair. So when it's wet it seems like I get product all over but then when it dries i definitely didn't any recommendations for that
  • poemaXXpoemaXX Posts: 456Registered Users
    Thanks everyone. Amla powder where do I find that? My hair seems to like protein. Today I got pretty good curl definition but I have a lot of hair. So when it's wet it seems like I get product all over but then when it dries i definitely didn't any recommendations for that

    You can find amla powder in Indian grocery stores or online. Amazon.com carries the Hesh Amla that the Indian stores tend to stock, while (presumably) higher quality powders can be bought at specialty shops like mehandi.com or Bulk organic herbs, spices & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs

    HTH!
    || 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

    Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
    Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ – Kept for troubleshooting.
    Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength