Desperate me (and hair pics)

River1River1 Registered Users Posts: 1
So, my hair has always been nightmarish. But now in my 20's after rocking a pixie cut and growing my hair steadily back over the passed two year au naturale it seems to have calmed down a bit. No longer curly as it was in my youth, it's calmed into almost a nice wavy pattern. Almost. I am desperate for a hairstyle! I like shoulder length wavy hair, I'm still a little short if I were to get it cut but won't be able to afford the salon for another few months or so anyways. Not sure if I want my fringe cut back in or fill it more or anything at all. I don't know hair. Sigh. Here are some pics of my hair, brushed on most, the last one is what happens when I flip my hair (yikes!) I want to fix THAT for sure, I started dance a few months back and I cannot flip my hair like the other girls t compliment some moves. Not that I wear my hair down ever anyways... but I would like to start! After a proper haircut. Still want to go longer but any ideas on a cut suitable for me? i have a face mask on as a write this, I would like to do a hair mask next. Ideas? I was thinking egg + honey?
Edit I just found out I cannot post pictures yet! Oops! Hopefully I will be able to soon. If this work here is a link to my photobucket album with my hair pics: http: //s74. photobucket .com/user/ River1hair/ library

I look forward to being part of the community! :)


  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte

    Hair mask depends on your hair properties (porosity, elasticity, coarseness), dew points/ humidity and what you are actually looking for.

    For fine or damaged hair: hydrolysed protein try gelatin (see Sciencey Hairblog) - no other food item is rich in small enough molecules to be of use, including egg.

    For porous hair: coconut oil or olive/ sweet almond/ avocado oil overnight on dry hair.

    Honey is a potent humectant (water attracting). It can draw water out if the hair in drier weather/ lower dews.

    Most people just want a feeling of emollience (softness, slip, shine) in which case use a commercial intensive conditioner rich in fatty alcohols/ cationic surfactants.

    There are good articles on deep conditioning on the Natural Haven blog and Sciencey Hairblog.
    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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