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Need help growing out 3b hair!!

mariahhunter93mariahhunter93 Posts: 2Registered Users
I've been trying to grow my hair out and get back to my natural hair. I took my hair forgranted when I was little. I used to have tight, thick ringlets all over my head, but now they are really loose. I haven't flat ironed my hair since New Year's Eve (My resolution). I am really hoping to get back to having curlier, longer hair. Also, my hair seems to be stuck at just below shoulder length. Ugh.

I discovered that sulfates were bad for curly hair about 4-5 months ago and have been using sulfate free shampoos. Here is a list of the products I have been using (and experimenting with): Devacurl no-poo, Devacurl one condition, Devacurl styling creme, Devacurl light defining gel(HATE THIS GEL), Devacurl Heaven in Hair, Shea moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Shea moisture curl and style milk, Shea moisture curl and shine shampoo, Shea moisture curl and shine hold mist, Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle, Tresseme Flawless Curls Mousse.

Please help!

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  • mariahhunter93mariahhunter93 Posts: 2Registered Users
    I forgot to mention that when straightened my hair is at boob length! My goal is waost length, please help :)

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  • asagiasagi Posts: 194Registered Users
    I've been trying to grow my hair out and get back to my natural hair. I took my hair forgranted when I was little. I used to have tight, thick ringlets all over my head, but now they are really loose. I haven't flat ironed my hair since New Year's Eve (My resolution). I am really hoping to get back to having curlier, longer hair. Also, my hair seems to be stuck at just below shoulder length. Ugh.

    I discovered that sulfates were bad for curly hair about 4-5 months ago and have been using sulfate free shampoos. Here is a list of the products I have been using (and experimenting with): Devacurl no-poo, Devacurl one condition, Devacurl styling creme, Devacurl light defining gel(HATE THIS GEL), Devacurl Heaven in Hair, Shea moisture Curl enhancing smoothie, Shea moisture curl and style milk, Shea moisture curl and shine shampoo, Shea moisture curl and shine hold mist, Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle, Tresseme Flawless Curls Mousse.

    Please help!

    Hi! :) Maybe the reason your hair is stuck at a particular length is because it's breaking as fast as it's growing. Why not try protective styling? At least until it has passed that length? Also be a little careful with Deva and SM products they can build on the hair over time. Make sure to clarify if you ever feel you hair looks and feels weighed down.

    I have a few questions:

    Do you deep condition? How often?
    Do you use protein treatments? How often?
    Are your hair strands fine, medium or coarse/thick?
    Are you high porosity, normal or low? Hint: if you have colour then you are most likely high porosity.
    Do you have high density or low?

    Here are explanations if you don't understand what porosity is. You might want to consider including that info when you're asking for generalize help : Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly

    Extras:
    Hair Techniques: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/112371-techniques-links-supersoaker-spritz-condish-plopping-frizz-clipping-icequeen-etc.html
    Protective styling suggestions: Curlies, How Do You Do Your Protective Styles? I'm inlove with the lengths of these people hair lol
    Curl type: 3C/4A
    Strand thickness: Fine-Medium-Thick
    Porosity: low to medium to high (depends on where on my head)
    Density: medium - high
    Co-wash :Tresemme's Naturals Conditioner
    Moisturizer: Aunt Jackie's Girls Baby Girl Curls: Curling & Twisting Custard
    DC: Profectiv Mega Growth Anti-Breaking Strengthing DC
    PT: Hair Mayonaise/Coconut Oil
    Sealant: Jamican Black Castor oil
    Gel: Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic