New Curly Here!! - 3C

KeraRKeraR Posts: 2Registered Users
Hello!! :salut:

I've been transitioning for about 5 months now and I've decided to grow it out. I just didn't have to guts to do a bc. I was told that my true curl pattern won't show until about 8 months in. Right now by the looks of my roots, I think I'm a 3C. With the grow-out I've found so many challenges with managing these 2 different hair types. Dense, coarse roots and smooth, weak relaxed hair that snaps when it's wet. Weird combo! Conditioning has become my best friend. If you have any suggesting that could make wash days and natural styles less of a hassle please share them with me!!
CG since November 2012 :glasses1:
Hair Type: 3C
Texture: medium
Length: neck
Transition type: grow out
Porosity: normal
Density: high

Current Products I'm using!!

As I Am Coconut CoWash :notworthy:
As I Am Leave-In :notworthy:
As I Am Hydration Elation
As I Am Cleansing Pudding
Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey
Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil :notworthy:


  • midori_vertmidori_vert Posts: 33Registered Users
    Hi!! I'm new too and also a 3c. Félicitations on making the decision to go natural! Hope your continued journey is awesome! I've been natural for 3 1/2 years. I did the big chop instead, and now my curly head looks like this: ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1365810366.588246.jpg
    Hair Type: 3C (Curls and Kinks)
    Hair Texture: Medium
    Porosity: Normal
    Elasticity: High
    Volume: Normal
    Density: High

    Relaxed for: 13 years
    Big Chop / Went Natural: August 2009

    Current Hair Length: About 1 ft (stretched)
    Goal Hair Length: 4.3 ft / Bra-strap length unstretched

    Regimen: Detangle, Shampoo and Condition 1-2x a month, leave-in moisturizer daily, deep condition 4x a year. NO heat (ever), NO combing when dry.