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Allison_Allison_ Posts: 10Registered Users
Hi! I am so glad to have found this website.
I am Allison, a 17-yr old student. I enjoy costuming, reading, art, and mythology.

My hair was straight through elementary school, but I got it cropped to chin-length at the end of 5th grade, and it has been one big poof since then. I liked having my hair mermaid long- it looked nice (even though I combed the curls out into waves) but it was such a hassle to take care of, so last year I cut it back to above shoulder. Then I bleached the heck out of it and have dyed it various colours. I'm tired of bleaching (letting my roots grow back and dyeing over that), but the damage has been done.
Up until last week, I thought that I was doomed to live with my poof until it grew out. I found this site three days ago and tried plopping and drying using a t-shirt. What a difference! I have curls again! Bright green curls!

I'm not entirely sure what sort of hair I have. Last week, I would have said 2B. I changed my hair routine, and now I have no clue. Apart from the frizz, I have lots of ringlets that can go around my index finger. They're everywhere and my hair gets dry pretty easily.

Right now I use a Redken shampoo for curls just on my scalp and let it wash through the rest of my hair. I'm trying using it every other day. I also put Argan oil in my hair to keep it from frizzing. I have a random hair gel that I found in my drawer, and after trying it today, it seems to work better than nothing. It's called Fx Curls Up. My hair is dyed bright green with a teal and indigo layer underneath. I use Special Effects hair dye.

I like making my own things. I make some of my own makeup and beauty products already, and I would love to be able to include things that I can make in my hair routine. Also, I find that buying from soapmaking wholesalers is far cheaper than buying from a store.

I am so glad to have found this site! I've learned so much already! :mrgreen:
Co-Wash, Cone Free, No Heat
Growing out bleach damage
Hair currently dyed: Dark Blue Dye: Special Effects
Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Gel, Argan Oil
3A/2C,fine, mix of porosity b/c bleach and growing out roots.
Just above shoulder length wet/ above shoulder length dry
Hopefully going for longer hair once the damage is gone

Comments

  • autumnduckyautumnducky Posts: 93Registered Users
    That's great c:
    Welcome, I hope you enjoy it here!
    “Seven Deadly Sins:
    Wealth without work
    Pleasure without conscience
    Science without humanity
    Knowledge without character
    Politics without principle
    Commerce without morality
    Worship without sacrifice.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Welcome!

    What might help you to determine what your hair needs is knowing your hair properties, so your hair width, density, porosity and elasticity. This is important because coarse hair for example tends to dislike protein because it is already so strong by itself. Fine hair, however, usually craves protein. A useful link to find out your properties is this one: Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

    I think it's great you like making your own products!
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • Allison_Allison_ Posts: 10Registered Users
    Thanks! I've been reading through those.
    I'm thinking my hair is
    Medium Texture
    Medium to Low Porosity

    I got some picture of my hair today- would someone help me classify my hair? I'm curious.
    allison_-albums-my-lovely-green-locks-picture1920-my-hair-slowly-went-separate-squiggles-kinda-ringlet-ey-throughout-day.html
    allison_-albums-my-lovely-green-locks-picture1919-you-can-just-see-strand-two-my-teal-bottom-its-much-more-obvious-when-i-put-my-hair-up.html
    If those don't work, here's the album. Still getting used to the way this site works!
    Co-Wash, Cone Free, No Heat
    Growing out bleach damage
    Hair currently dyed: Dark Blue Dye: Special Effects
    Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Gel, Argan Oil
    3A/2C,fine, mix of porosity b/c bleach and growing out roots.
    Just above shoulder length wet/ above shoulder length dry
    Hopefully going for longer hair once the damage is gone