2B colored redhead new to curl-specific hair care!

spicycherryspicycherry Posts: 2Registered Users
Hi guys! Just thought I would introduce myself!
I have a 2B wave that sometimes falls into more of a 2A wave on the second or third day, and I color my hair red ALWAYS!
I just started my new hair care journey and I am very excited!
I just bought Yes To Cucumbers shampoo and conditioner that I will start with, plus Kinky Curly Knot Today as a leave-in. I have also sampled Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper and I would like to buy a full size bottle as I have never had such amazing body and curl as with this product!
However, right now, I have several styling products I was using before my decision to switch over, so I will be using those up before moving on to curly hair approved styling products, but I will be washing/conditioning/co-washing with approved products until I can make that next step!
I am very excited to learn about my hair because I have never known too much about it except that it needs moisture, and I have always just let it air dry with a little mousse and hairspray. Even so, however, I was never fully satisfied, so I would just put it up in a bun at night and have a slightly wavy, but mostly straight, hairstyle.
Now I know I can maximize my wavy potential with the help of these forums and all my newly discovered information out there!
Thanks so much, fellow curly girls! :love4:
Type/texture: 2B/ medium porosity, density, width/ long length/ colored RED

Sulfate free shampoo: Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection

Rinse out conditioner: Yes To Cucumbers Color Protection

Leave-in: Kinky Curly Knot Today

Procedure: Shampoo, condition. Scrunch wet hair with nickel sized amount of leave-in. Air dry.


  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Welcome!! :)
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • CurliniCurlini Posts: 258Registered Users
    Welcome - you'll find tons of great tips for coaxing out your full curly potential!
    Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie conditioners, Elucence moisture balancing, Darcy's pumpkin seed, Mop Top Daily
    Gels: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ Curl Queen, UFDCM, Mop Top Curly Custard, KCCC (wish it didn't take so long to dry!), CJ Aloe Fix Lite
    Weekly PT (CJ Repair Me) & DT
    Icequeen method
    CG since Aug. 08, still a lot to learn

  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users

    Proven beneficial ingredients for colour treated or porous hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol.

    Kinky Curly Knot Today is more of a detangler than a leave in conditioner, it doesn't contain any oils and little in the way of the major emollients (cationic surfactants and fatty alcohols).
    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