Hair Routine, not sure what my curl type is?

debbicakessdebbicakess Registered Users Posts: 2
I am new to this site. I recently stopped using heat on my hair. My hair has lost a lot of volume over the years and is not nearly as curly as it used to be mainly from constant straightening, dying my hair and someone burning my hair and causing a lot of it to fall out in clumps :sad1: I am very unfamiliar with curly hair maintenance, I'm not even sure what my hair type is (I think maybe 2c or 3a but I can't tell.) Someone bought me some Carol's Daughter products (sham, conditioner, refresher spray and cream) but it seems like my hair hates it. My main issue is volume and my hair is just so flat on the top and major major frizz. So if anyone has any tips, tricks, routine suggestions, products they'd recommend I would really appreciate it because I am so lost! Thanks!!!!

I attached a photo below of my hair on a good hair day, and my avatar is a pretty good photo of how my hair usually comes out.

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  • Curls80Curls80 Registered Users Posts: 526 Curl Connoisseur
    Hi there. I'd say you're 2c, with potential to be 3a. If I were you I'd start with some good and simple drugstore products, like tresseme naturals, a simple leave in conditioner, and gel. Scrunch, and use a diffuser upside down. That will help tons with volume. On the main curltalk page there's a post about techniques that could be helpful for you as well!
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • debbicakessdebbicakess Registered Users Posts: 2
    Great! Thanks.
  • oooohsuperoooohsuper Registered Users Posts: 16
    I am new to this site. I recently stopped using heat on my hair. My hair has lost a lot of volume over the years and is not nearly as curly as it used to be mainly from constant straightening, dying my hair and someone burning my hair and causing a lot of it to fall out in clumps :sad1: I am very unfamiliar with curly hair maintenance, I'm not even sure what my hair type is (I think maybe 2c or 3a but I can't tell.) Someone bought me some Carol's Daughter products (sham, conditioner, refresher spray and cream) but it seems like my hair hates it. My main issue is volume and my hair is just so flat on the top and major major frizz. So if anyone has any tips, tricks, routine suggestions, products they'd recommend I would really appreciate it because I am so lost! Thanks!!!!

    I attached a photo below of my hair on a good hair day, and my avatar is a pretty good photo of how my hair usually comes out.

    curl type isn't very helpful when trying to determine the type of products to use. to determine the type of hair products to use one needs to take into consideration their porosity, elasticity, texture and density more so than curl type. these threads may help:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/67218-texture-porosity-other-hair-type-madness.html
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/newbies-info-introductions/101426-ton-useful-information-new-curlies-%3D.html
    The Long Hair Community Discussion Boards - Ursula's Standard Newbie Advice

    hth!
    3a/b; coarse texture; low porosity; low elasticity; medium density; just above the shoulders
    pre-poo: coconut oil + evoo
    cleanser: alberto vo5 herbal escapes clarifying shampoo (1-2x/week), palmer's coconut oil formula conditioning shampoo
    ro: l'oreal paris advanced haircare power moisture hydrating conditioner
    li/curl enhancer: sm conditioning milk, sm curl enhancing smoothie
    styler: ecostyler olive oil gel, brhg

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