Growing Out Hair - Looks Horrible

DlrlDlrl Posts: 1Registered Users
My hair is the longest it's ever been, but it looks terrible. It has always been an issue for me. It's naturally wavy-ish (can't figure out my hair type) and frizzy. I've tried all types of products but only thing that makes my hair look decent is to straighten it once every 2 weeks or so. I currently use Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo & conditioner, and Moroccan Oil on my hair after every wash. No other products currently. I do want to color my hair, back to my natural color, since I don't want to dye anymore, but I feel like it'll make my hair look even worse. I don't know anything about my hair. It used to be coarse and thick but now I think it's thin? And IDK if it needs protein, moisture, etc.. not knowing makes me feel like I'm not doing what I should for my hair.

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  • MorrisonFan91MorrisonFan91 Posts: 609Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    welcome :) .

    if count/measure drying time without gel or other stylers in, that will help you determine hair's porosity and then we can help with products suggestions ..
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,136Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I would get a hair analysis from Goosefootprints on Etsy. I believe she still does them. This will help determine your hair properties, which are important when figuring out what products to use.

    Just looking at your photo, I think your hair is medium-fine to medium and probably has normal porosity. Your hair looks like it needs protein in your regular use conditioner and an occasional emollient-based, moisturizing deep conditioner used once a month. I would recommend not using a sulfate shampoo once doing a final sulfate shampoo wash to start a new regimen. I would also replace the silicone heavy Moroccan oil with a natural oil like grapeseed, almond, or apricot kernel. I would also lay off the silicones.

    If you follow a modified Curly Girl regimen and find out your hair properties, your hair should be healthy enough to color in a month or two, as long as it isn't bleaching.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed

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