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2A Newbie here...

gdmom5gdmom5 Posts: 20Registered Users
Hi All,

I'm a 2A with fine hair, looking to get on the right track for caring for my hair. I have multiracial kids with hair textures ranging from 3a - 4a each of my girls have different texture hair and I just recently learned how to properly care for their hair through some great gals on you tube which have led me here. In the process of caring for their hair I realized I have not taken care of mine. I used to just shampoo and put my hair in a bun and keep going. with time I noticed my hair just got thinner and I attributed it to stress or me just pulling my hair in a bun. I figured that I wasn't really putting any chemicals in my hair so I was fine. Obviously, I wasn't. I even went as far as getting the 2 in 1 to save me from forgetting to condition my hair. Well, I'm here now to learn all I can to get this hair in the best possible condition I can. Looking forward to learning what I can from all the type 2 hair folks.
CG April 16, 2013
2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
Low poo - Dr. Miracles
Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
RO- DCOC, TJ TT
LI - KCKT
PT - IAGirl's recipe
DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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Comments

  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    It's the properties (texture, porosity, etc) that determine products, not curl pattern. Most of the 3a ladies I know (myself included) have hair that is fine in texture, so you might want to start with the same products and then adjust as needed.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3a/f/iii
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    When I first started, my routine was pretty much like yours. I used Pantene 2 in 1 once a week, and never conditioned beyond that. My hair was in a perpetual ponytail, even to sleep. When I found the book and this site, I realized my hair was seriously under conditioned. I learned conditioner was my friend. Now I wear my hair down every day and love it! The change was like night and day. This will be true for your kids hair too! Start there, ditch yourcurrent shampoo, and condition, condition, condition. You may also want to trim quite a bit off the ends since they are probably dry beyond repair. I did, good luck!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • gdmom5gdmom5 Posts: 20Registered Users
    Thanks chloe92us I have gotten rid of my Pantene 2 n 1. Switched to a sulfate free and paraben free shampoo got a leave in conditioner as well I will keep reading and learning. I have also trimmed my hair even before your post as my ends were looking pretty bad. Thanks again for the welcome and suggestion.
    CG April 16, 2013
    2B-wavy, curvy, Low Porosity, Fine
    No poo - DC, As I Am, EBW Coconut Shea
    Low poo - Dr. Miracles
    Clarify - TJ TT shampoo
    RO- DCOC, TJ TT
    LI - KCKT
    PT - IAGirl's recipe
    DT - TJ TT condish w/CO & honey
    Style - ECO Krystal, Protein
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