Hey everyone!

Lady_LoveLady_Love Registered Users Posts: 11
I've already struggled with big puffy curly/ wavy hair and I've always tried products and treatments to try to get it to lay flat. I've recectly decided to cut my hair short and go all natural! No heat! No harsh shampoos! I am still using styling products on my hair but I am now checking the back of the bottles! Any tips for my type of hair? also am I a 2c or or a 3a??

I've attached my hair before and after my hair cut! thanks guys!

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  • PumpUptheCurlsPumpUptheCurls Registered Users Posts: 88
    Welcome to club! Most people who are 2c have some of curlier parts that could be called a 3a (: would you mine telling us your daily hair routine?

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  • Lady_LoveLady_Love Registered Users Posts: 11
    I would love that!! I'm currently using these products and a light weight moose, sometimes a pantene curl gel
  • PumpUptheCurlsPumpUptheCurls Registered Users Posts: 88
    I have looked into orx, and most of there shampoos/conditioners contain cone. Which is fine if you aren't avoiding them but when using a sulfate free shampoo these cones could build up in your hair.
    You want to make sure you don't but a brush in your hair, fingers or comb only to detangle and only when it has conditioner in it! Instead of drying with a towel try a all cotton tee shirt as it will cause less damage than a normal towel. Try not to touch you hair has it dries as it causes frizz. Some people to keep frizz down rinse out their hair with cold water and then put oil on their hair to lock in moisture.
    Your hair looks a little dry, you could try some deep conditioners to get moisture back into it. Also you could try a harder hold. People rave about LA looks sports gels that are cheap at walmart. Or you could use herbal essance totally twisted gel that has a water-soluble cone!
    Sorry if that's a lot 😶

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    2Cish curls,crazy at best. My products are everywhere looking for that HG!
  • Lady_LoveLady_Love Registered Users Posts: 11
    WOW! thats so very helpful honestly! I thought my hair was dry, but it has always been that way so I thought it was natural.
  • Lady_LoveLady_Love Registered Users Posts: 11
    Can you please tell me what are cones?
  • PumpUptheCurlsPumpUptheCurls Registered Users Posts: 88
    Cones are silicone! They are in hair products to help spread the product, help frizz and make hair shiny BUT can cause build up and can mostly only be taken out if the hair with a harsh shampoo!

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    2Cish curls,crazy at best. My products are everywhere looking for that HG!
  • Lady_LoveLady_Love Registered Users Posts: 11
    What is a good substitute?
  • PumpUptheCurlsPumpUptheCurls Registered Users Posts: 88
    You can just look for products that don't have them. Shea moisture is a good one that's available at target and walmart. They have shampoos, conditioners, styling products and more. I know that a couple herbal essance mousse have no cones. Tressame naturals have none and so does tressame perfectly undone conditioner *beware some peoples hair hate it* as I am has good products as well. Suave naturals conditioners are good and cone free along with VO5!
    Some products have water soule cones which are okay to use...I don't remember them all but I know if it starts with a PEG is water soluable.
    There is also higher end products, but I haven't used those as I can't afford them.

    Sent from my SM-G900T using CurlTalk App
    2Cish curls,crazy at best. My products are everywhere looking for that HG!
  • Lady_LoveLady_Love Registered Users Posts: 11
    Should I get a leave in? Any suggestions on ones that dint weigh my curls down?
  • PumpUptheCurlsPumpUptheCurls Registered Users Posts: 88
    Lady_Love wrote: »
    Should I get a leave in? Any suggestions on ones that dint weigh my curls down?

    Most people here do use a leave in, and it's all up to preferences! I can use the suave naturals as a rinse out and a leave in, or you can look for something that is just a leave in. I know people like as I am leave in, kinky curly knot today, or others that are on the market. With weighing down the hair you'll just have to do trial an error. Start of with less and if your hair needs more next time you use it add a little more (:

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    2Cish curls,crazy at best. My products are everywhere looking for that HG!
  • Lady_LoveLady_Love Registered Users Posts: 11
    You've been so helpful you don't even know!!! I went to sallys to find a leave in that I could afford that didn't have the ingredients you said .The only one I could find was an all naturalp product but it was like 25 dollars for 10 oz .Way out of my price range!!! So I went to Wal-Mart in hopes to find one and I think I found a decent leave in

    . Aveeno active natirals leave in treatment .

    Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish + Condition Leave-In Treatment, 5.2 fl oz - Walmart.com
  • PumpUptheCurlsPumpUptheCurls Registered Users Posts: 88
    Never personally tired it, some people have good luck with it though! There should also be an "ethic" hair area that as the brands like shea moisture and as am i. They aren't in the normal hair isle, at least not in my walmart!
    I totally understand the price range problems, I just can't will myself to buy a $25 product for 8 ounces that might not even work!
    EDIT: jusy realized that the leave in you linked to has amodimethicone which is a silicone. It's pretty far on the list so there's not a ton of it. This cone can be removed with less harsh shampoos that have coco - bentine as their cleaning agents.

    Sent from my SM-G900T using CurlTalk App
    2Cish curls,crazy at best. My products are everywhere looking for that HG!

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