I think I am 3a?

BomerAngBomerAng Registered Users Posts: 31
Hi all! Just wanted to share my hair. I've been no straightening, nopoo, cg method for two weeks. My current products are mixed chicks leave in conditioner and curly kinky gel soufflé. My hair used to be super curly so I'm hoping that it'll eventually get back to its approx 3c self.

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CG since January 2015
2b/2c fine hair, normal porosity, low elasticity, low density
shampoo: rye flour
conditioner: deva one
gel: kccc and flaxseed

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  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    Hair type is relatively unimportant. It's transient depending on dewpoint, product, technique, etc. Hair properties are more important for choosing ingredients/products. Here's a link to help you with yours Curly Hair Basics | Live Curly Live Free

    It's possible the length/weight of your hair is pulling the curl out. Doesn't look like you have layers. That would help to lighten it and might help you achieve some spirals.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    I agree with getting some layers to help your curls along. When mine gets to a certain length, it tends to weight down and not be as curly. I went from 2b(underneath)-3a (on top) to 3a-3b with my recent cut. You'd be surprised what some shorter pieces can do.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • BomerAngBomerAng Registered Users Posts: 31
    Thanks ladies! Im getting a devacut next weekend. I never have my hair cut professionally so i know it def needs it. I usually have a friend trim it straight across. I went to target and bought what products they had that was silicone free which were few choices. When i run out i can hopefully buy some that is right for my hair type. At this point it is weighed down and damaged heavily on the ends.
    CG since January 2015
    2b/2c fine hair, normal porosity, low elasticity, low density
    shampoo: rye flour
    conditioner: deva one
    gel: kccc and flaxseed
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,358 Curl Connoisseur
    the cut should definitely help. which products did you buy at target?

    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
  • BomerAngBomerAng Registered Users Posts: 31
    Mixed chicks leave in conditioner and kinky curly curling custard. The shampoo i use is called bröö off amazon. However for the last week ive been no poo. Something is def weighing my hair down and im not sure if it is product or hair length/damage. I tried bs/v and that helped.
    CG since January 2015
    2b/2c fine hair, normal porosity, low elasticity, low density
    shampoo: rye flour
    conditioner: deva one
    gel: kccc and flaxseed
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,358 Curl Connoisseur
    i believe kccc has glycerin in it and that can dry out your hair, make it flat.

    here are the ingredients for mixed chicks leave in. i bolded the ingredients that could be problematic -- again, glycerin is only a problem in low dews and very high dews. amodimethicone reportedly does not build up, so not sure how it is behaving on your hair. it is a cone. i am not familiar with most of the ingredients, so....

    Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Emulsifying Wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Stearalkonium Chloride, Methylgluceth 20, Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Jojoba Oil, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Primrose Oil, Wheat Amino Acid, Crosilk, Hydrolyzed Collagen (Marine), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19620), FD&C Yellow 5/CI 19620, FD&C YELLOW 6/CI 19630, Fragrance (Parfum)

    i don't know anything about broo. look up the ingredients and see what stands out.

    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
  • GlamourCurlsGlamourCurls Registered Users Posts: 194
    I thought glycerin locks in moisture?
    Fine 3B/C curls.
    Currently growing out damage caused by straightening and coloring.
  • BomerAngBomerAng Registered Users Posts: 31
    wow thank you! i am so new to all this! i will def do more investigating.
    CG since January 2015
    2b/2c fine hair, normal porosity, low elasticity, low density
    shampoo: rye flour
    conditioner: deva one
    gel: kccc and flaxseed
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,358 Curl Connoisseur
    glycerin draws moisture from where it can. if the dew points are mid to high, it will take moisture from the air and that makes hair moisturized.
    when the air is dry, i.e., low dew points, glycerin draws moisture from our hair, making our hair dry.

    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
  • BomerAngBomerAng Registered Users Posts: 31
    I live in Denver so sounds like glycerins are a no no.
    CG since January 2015
    2b/2c fine hair, normal porosity, low elasticity, low density
    shampoo: rye flour
    conditioner: deva one
    gel: kccc and flaxseed
  • GlamourCurlsGlamourCurls Registered Users Posts: 194
    Explains a lot. I live in a dry temperate. No wonder my hair hates my Aveda foam. Glycerin and polys
    Fine 3B/C curls.
    Currently growing out damage caused by straightening and coloring.

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