What is my hair type? Finally grew out my natural hair!

NahlaKNahlaK Registered Users Posts: 1
Just stopped blowdrying my hair and using the flat iron after one and a half years of growing out my relaxed hair.
I've been having my hair relaxed since.. maybe 9 years old?
I don't know what my hair type is..
Also, what products should I use on my hair if I want to wear it curly?
I appreciate any advice and help.
I currently use the mixed chicks deep conditioner, shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie, and the shea moisture curls milk.
Are there any better products? I noticed that my hair is always really dry when it's not wet anymore.

Thanks! :)


  • LoveInBetweenLoveInBetween Registered Users Posts: 392

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    Curl Routine
    Co: As I am Coconut CoWash,VO5 Claifying Conditioner
    DC: Macadamia Repair Masque
    LI: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Style Creme: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
    Gel: KCCC, Eco Styler Argan Oil
    Sealer: EVCO, EVOO

    3b/3c, High Desity, High Porosity, Medium Texture, BSL
    ""Live by the sun, love by the moon"

  • kadejakadeja Registered Users Posts: 2
    Hey I noticed that you are using great products but not any sealing oil! Having a sealant is important because it locks in the moisture you got/get from water and your products. I don't know your hair type, but olive oil is a great moisturizing and sealing oil as well as aloe vera, coconut oil, jojoba oil, argan, and jamaican castor oil (there are still more to list!!). I hope this helps!! Moisture is an issue every curly has especially in the winter time so good luck :)
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Registered Users Posts: 1,834 Curl Neophyte
    Since you've been ironing your hair and applying thermal heat for so long, it's hard to know exactly what your natural curl type is.

    Typically, frequent heat application results in damage that results in a relaxed curl pattern. That could also explain your hair being dry.

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