Help a complete novice figure out his hair type

LBJJ90250LBJJ90250 Posts: 4Registered Users
Hello peoples, I'd really appreciate some help with my hair. I've been currently growing my hair out for 4 months, April will make it 5 months. If I have to wait longer, that's fine.

At month 3 I stopped using sulfate shampoo and conditioner and recently I started using the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo and a few days ago stopped using the random moisturizer I found in the bathroom and started using Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme.
I co-wash every few days and shampoo once a week.

Also is there anything I can do with my hair atm style wise?
Style wise I've just been combing it out and some days letting it get all nappy and leaving it like that.. I've been using the whipped curl creme just for the moisture. I always have to comb after, if not my hair looks terrible. I apply it after slightly towel drying my head, so maybe that's why. I've never tried applying it to a fully dry head.

Pictures from left to right: front, side, back and front.

Comments

  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It looks 4c.

    Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

    Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.
  • LBJJ90250LBJJ90250 Posts: 4Registered Users
    Blueblood wrote: »
    It looks 4c.

    Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

    Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.

    thanks for the response. Would I use the leave-in every time I was/co-wash my hair?
  • SweetRellieSweetRellie Posts: 468Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LBJJ90250 wrote: »
    Blueblood wrote: »
    It looks 4c.

    Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

    Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.

    thanks for the response. Would I use the leave-in every time I was/co-wash my hair?

    Yes, use the leave-in every time. Sometimes with the right leave-in, you may not need an additional moisturizer or styling creme
    Thick, highly porous but protein sensitive 4a hair
    Modified Curly Girl Method

    Current Staples
    Cowash/Rinse-Out: Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Conditioner
    Shampoo: NYM Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower Shampoo
    DC: Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea & Cupuacu, Fruit Fusion, Superfruit Complex or Manuka Honey lines
    Leave-In: Maui Moisture's Curl Milk or Shea Butter Hair Mask
    Stylers/Creams: Maui Moisture's Curl Smoothie or Camille Rose Naturals’ Sweet Buttercream (kids line)
    Sealants: Maui Moisture's Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist
    Scalp Treatment: Alikay Naturals Hair & Scalp Balm; Essential 17 Growth Oil
  • LBJJ90250LBJJ90250 Posts: 4Registered Users
    LBJJ90250 wrote: »
    Blueblood wrote: »
    It looks 4c.

    Regardless how you are drying your hair sounds a problem. Use a microfibre towel or a T-shirt and don't rub your hair wrap it in the towel/shirt to absorb the moisture.

    Also find yourself a decent leave-in conditioner. A curl crème is for styling not for moisturising.

    thanks for the response. Would I use the leave-in every time I was/co-wash my hair?

    Yes, use the leave-in every time. Sometimes with the right leave-in, you may not need an additional moisturizer or styling creme

    Thanks. Is there anything you recommend? If not, I think there's a thread somewhere I can find.
  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LBJJ90250 wrote: »

    Thanks. Is there anything you recommend? If not, I think there's a thread somewhere I can find.

    Anyway I would advise you to first find out your hair properties have a look here to help work them out - Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly

    Then look at leave-ins here - Find Your "Holy Grail" Curly Hair Product - NaturallyCurly

    Alternatively once you have worked out your hair properties have a look at other poster's signatures especially if they are in the same country as you as not all posters are in the US.
  • LBJJ90250LBJJ90250 Posts: 4Registered Users
    I'll do that. Thanks for the help.
  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Posts: 1,073Banned Users
    Hey, here's a video for you, it shows specific products and a whole routine to get defined curls, HTH!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azeqzJtru4M




    Joined Curltalk 1st time in early '02 shortly after starting CG. I'm a non-practicing Cosmetologist.
    Hair: color-treated, mostly 3A.
    CO-wash: VO5 K&L
    RO: SpaHaus Salon w/OO, VO5 Shea Cashmere, W.R. Trop. Coconut, Daily Defense Moisturizing & others.
    LI: Beautiful Curls w/Shea Butter & C.O., Hollywood Beauty OO Creme, VO5 K&L, Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer.
    Gels: LAL Wet Look, ORS Lock & Twist.
    Oils: Jojoba, EVCO & Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

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