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3b hair help!!!

sashbashsashbash Posts: 3Registered Users
I have a mix of 3a and 3b curls, but struggeling product wise! HELP! I like my curls with loads of volume but lately their very lifeless and dull! Any product advice would definatly help!

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  • deeann.owensdeeann.owens Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have the same problem. The bottom of my hair is a 3b to 3c and the top is more like 3a. I wish I could get them the same. Any suggestions on this???
  • SereneSunshineSereneSunshine Posts: 17Registered Users
    Hi Sashbash, I have 3b hair and have the same problem. I hate when my hair falls flat. I think it's low to medium porosity and oils can weigh my hair down.

    I think my hair turned out pretty voluminous with this combination of products: Kinky Curly Knot Today and Giovanni Hair Styling Foam Natural Mousse.

    Use any light conditioner or KCKT, let sit in your hair for 5-10 minutes in the shower. But if your hair has build up (which can weigh it down) you can try Kinky Curly Come Clean prior to conditioning. Rinse it out, let the hair dry in a t-shirt for a few minutes so that it is no longer soaking wet. After that, apply enough KCKT to coat the hair and get out any tangles with your fingers or wide tooth comb. Then apply to Giovanni natural mousse and comb through to ensure even distribution. Scrunch curls, holding a few seconds on each small section of hair. Let air dry. This is how my hair came out using these 2 products - see pics:

    I also like ISO Bouncy Curl products but they don't define my hair much.

    I got 3B Curls
    Cleansers: Shea Moisture Thickening Shampoo & African Black Soap Shampoo for scalp, KCCC to clarify
    Deep Conditioners: SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque & Anti-Breakage Masque
    Rinse Outs: Giovanni Direct Leave-In, KCKT
    Stylers: Day 1: KCKT then plop. Day 3: H20 and SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie or SM Kids Curling Butter Cream, Aubrey Organics Aloe Vera
  • sashbashsashbash Posts: 3Registered Users
    Hi Sashbash, I have 3b hair and have the same problem. I hate when my hair falls flat. I think it's low to medium porosity and oils can weigh my hair down.

    I think my hair turned out pretty voluminous with this combination of products: Kinky Curly Knot Today and Giovanni Hair Styling Foam Natural Mousse.

    Use any light conditioner or KCKT, let sit in your hair for 5-10 minutes in the shower. But if your hair has build up (which can weigh it down) you can try Kinky Curly Come Clean prior to conditioning. Rinse it out, let the hair dry in a t-shirt for a few minutes so that it is no longer soaking wet. After that, apply enough KCKT to coat the hair and get out any tangles with your fingers or wide tooth comb. Then apply to Giovanni natural mousse and comb through to ensure even distribution. Scrunch curls, holding a few seconds on each small section of hair. Let air dry. This is how my hair came out using these 2 products - see pics:

    I also like ISO Bouncy Curl products but they don't define my hair much.

    Thanks for the advice. X
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Curl type is transient. It changes based on product, technique, weather, etc. The best way to choose ingredients/products is by hair properties. Here's a link to help you with yours Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Giving people more information about your hair (properties) will help them advise you on what to do. Once you determine you properties, look for others with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.) It's the best place to start.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ^^^ Agreed. I received the hair analysis from LCLF and never looked back:)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"

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