Any idea on how to get curls to stick?

charlavailcharlavail Posts: 9Registered Users
My hair is a mix of literally every kind of curl. Okay, not really. It's literally like a mix of curls from 2c to 3a. This is my own fault, from heat damage and dying. I've actually left my hair alone for quite a while, straightening it maybe once every 4 or 5 months, and not dying it.

However, I recently got a 1/2 in curling iron to curl some of the frizzy 2c/kind of straight strands of hair. But my hair won't hold the curl! Maybe it's because I live in the South and the humidity/dew points are off the chart? I need a product, or any sort of tip, that will help make my hair not frizzy, and help keep the curl.


  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i would recommend the usual -- deep conditioning treatments, protein treatments, haircut.
    then use a moisturizing leave in, followed by a gel. my hair loves cj aloe fix gel in high dew points! also, cj pattern pusha. lalsg...... i think the key is the dts, pts, and haircut.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Coconut and honey treatment

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Every time you heat style you damage your hair further, there comes a point where the core protein structure is too damaged to curl anymore, the only thing you can do then is cut off the damage. You can do irreparable damage in just one session if you style on even slightly damp hair or use too high temperatures.

    Having said that the difference between 2c and 3a is hardly huge, many curlies have a mix of curl patterns. To prevent frizziness condition, condition, condition. Select your products based on their ingredients, your hair properties and the dew points. Good ingredients for damaged or porous hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides and panthenol.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect

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