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Brand new curly girl + heat damage = help!

ssa79ssa79 Posts: 37Registered Users
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Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)

Comments

  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You'll probably need to find out what kind of frizz you have. (Yes, there are types.)

    I can't really tell from your description whether your hair needs moisture or is over-conditioned, or even if it needs different styling (products or technique).

    Regardless, hair tends to get worse before better on CG. It takes a while for your natural oils to kick in---for most, it's not a one or two day or even week thing.

    And another note: If you've suffered severe heat damage, especially on the ends, the hair may be what you would consider beyond repair. In other words, you're going to need to cut/trim off the heat damage as many have cut/trimmed off their relaxed ends. Same concept. Keep the healthy, natural hair, and get rid of the dead that's weighing it down.

    Heat damaged ends... well... they're always going to be kind of frizzy, or at the very least, unhealthy. And probably brittle, wiry... If you don't want to cut it off, you may be able to salvage them (at least for a little while) with a strong DT and protective styling.
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    It can take a while to get used to being silicone free. Finding the right products isn't easy. My hair gets the kind of frizz you describe if I've got build-up. Have you done a sulfate wash to make sure there are no silicones lurking in your hair? I love the SheaMoisture line of products. I just need to be careful not to over do them. They are pretty rich and too much can get me overconditioned and weighed down.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • ssa79ssa79 Posts: 37Registered Users
    edit
    Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
    Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
    Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
    Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
    Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)
  • SandiSandi Posts: 364Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    The pic you posted looks good, especially if that's only a little while after beginning CG. :)
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • ssa79ssa79 Posts: 37Registered Users
    edit
    Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
    Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
    Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
    Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
    Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 9,001Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Welcome, ssa79!

    Your hair is looking great!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Welcome! :)
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D

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