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Finally figured out my hair! Thanks to all of you!

I turn 36-years old in 3 weeks...and today is the first day I feel honestly GOOD about my hair.

I am a Type 3a/b and I have spent my entire life flat-ironing/hot rolling the curls out of my hair....to make it presentable. Here's what it looked like "before" (this is pre-styling...just before flat ironing)

Before.jpg

4 weeks ago, I went "Curly Girl"...and once I started seeing results, I had a Deva cut. Now...my hair is in better shape than it's ever been.

After scouring these boards for which products I should try...and spending WAY more money than I should have (testing them out)...I now have a good routine and I am seeing improvements each day in my curl definition...and general lack of fizziness.

So, thank you all! For your advice, for your beautiful pictures that inspired me to give this a "go", and just for your sense of community.

I'm a curly girl now!!! And, I am not alone! :) Here's the new "me"...

:cheers:
Curly Girl.jpg
3a/3b normal porosity & density. Curly Girl since August of 2012
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
No-Poo: DevaCare
Rinse Out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave In: (Still working on it...right now using a small amount of Deva Care "One Condition")
Styling: Curl Keeper, Jessicurl Rockin’ Ringlets, DevaCurl Styling Creme, and Arc AnGell

Comments

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    congrats! your hair looks good! it's a great feeling, right? :-)

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Wow!! Looks amazing! :)
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • sus811sus811 Posts: 98Registered Users
    Beautiful!! Happy for you :-)
  • CurlyInMemphisCurlyInMemphis Posts: 9Registered Users
    Thank you so much! :) I feel a LOT better...and it's so much easier than the hours I'd spend straightening.

    I think I still have a ways to go, though. Just figuring out a good product routine is the toughest.
    3a/3b normal porosity & density. Curly Girl since August of 2012
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    No-Poo: DevaCare
    Rinse Out: GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave In: (Still working on it...right now using a small amount of Deva Care "One Condition")
    Styling: Curl Keeper, Jessicurl Rockin’ Ringlets, DevaCurl Styling Creme, and Arc AnGell