Newbie on the natural... HELP

Mareve<3Mareve<3 Posts: 4Registered Users
Hey girls :)

So as u could have probally guessed from the tittle i just decided to quit on the heat and go natural, first because i like healthy, shiny hair, then because i wanted to gain lenght and then i was like, i wanna be me why am doing this? So after my hairstylist literally fried my hair with blonde shades and my curl pattern turned into a hot wild mess and my curls basically kissed me goodbye i decided i was so not going to go thru that again and i wanna to see my curls bounce back.

BUT as any new girl ive been battletin with products and what are the proper thing to do to get my curls back. Im dominican so here in DR humidity is like wild basically all year long so frizz its always on the loop and i dont know if i like mooses or gels because of the hard feeling they give, eventhough ive been reading so much good stuff on the ecostyler ive been thinking on giving it a try, but i would very much apreciate itif u would help me in that departmet and share some tips on how to get my hair healthy :). Oh im still trying to decide if a 3a/3b or a 3b/3c

Thanks on advanced,


  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Welcome!! ^^

    If the humidity is high, try to avoid products (especially leave ins and stylers) that contain glycerin, pathenol, sorbitol and honey.
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  • Mareve<3Mareve<3 Posts: 4Registered Users
    Ill keep that in mind :) thanks
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »

    If the humidity is high, try to avoid products (especially leave ins and stylers) that contain glycerin, pathenol, sorbitol and honey.

    I thought glycerin and honey should be avoided when humidity is LOW?
    Wont they suck the moisture out of your hair to put some in the dry air...?

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  • generositytgenerosityt Posts: 245Registered Users
    I think it will take a while to get your curls back. Don't be discouraged though because once they come back they will be bouncy and shiny and full of life. For now you're going to have to either chop all the damaged hair off (what they call the big chop) or let it grow and trim every once in a while until you get rid of all the damaged hair and only the new hair is left..
    I also recommend you visit a lot the transitioning forum.
    And for now just start with cutting back on the shampoo and silicones. And I don't like the hardness the gels used to give my hair but through this website I learned to scrunch out the crunch (basically scrunch out the hardness the gels give). When your hair is dry just hold the curls in the palm of your hair and gently push them up (there are many videos to teach you how to do this). And do lots of deep treatment and hot oil treatments. They will do your hair a lot of good.
    good luck
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    Cond: Nature's Gate conditioners
    Stylers: Lotions made at home with coconut oil, honey, AVG, vegetable glycerin, OO, and EO.
    Gel: LA Looks sports gel for high humidity days.

    Hair goal: Waist length healthy curls
  • Mareve<3Mareve<3 Posts: 4Registered Users
    thankss :) yeah i talked to my hairdresser about cutting my hair she said to give it time, and then when its time for my n ext cut which will be februarty then we'll see how much ill have to chop off. also i was curious about the transitioning thingy, does it concerns every girl going natural even if i havent relaxed my hair?
  • Always@night[email protected] Posts: 566Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    As far as transitioning goes I have never relaxed my hair either but I "transitioned" from heat damage hair to healthy curly hair.
    So instead of growing out a relaxer, i grew out my heat damage instead. And my "hair journey" was not to go natural because I have always been but to restore and take better care of my hair.
    It is what you make it. :-)
  • Mareve<3Mareve<3 Posts: 4Registered Users
    Awesome, ill be following that path hahah :)

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