New to natural hair- I need help!!

Kelani48Kelani48 Registered Users Posts: 6 Curl Neophyte
Hi
I'm Kelani and I just started wearing my hair curly, or caring about it anyway. I'm 17 now but before the age of 15 I always wore my hair straightened. I never relaxed it, but in middle school especially I did so much heat damage to it. From 15 till now anytime that I wore my hair natural I always just threw it in a bun because I was scared of what other people would think about my hair. So I didn't really care about my hair, I didn't go out of my way to make sure it was healthy. Now i've become a little confident and I'm starting to wear my hair curly to school and in public. I literally started 5 days ago. There's so much to learn and know and I'm just overwhelmed. I don't know what routine to follow, what products to use or anything. I want my hair to be really healthy. I have 3c hair I think. I also know that I have high porosity hair. Another thing is that I don't want to use products that contain animal products or that are tested on animals so that makes it more of a challenge since there are always hidden ingredients like glycerin and all that. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it sooo much! :love7:

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  • NatrulyMeNatrulyMe Registered Users Posts: 166 Curl Connoisseur
    Kelani48 wrote: »
    Hi
    I'm Kelani and I just started wearing my hair curly, or caring about it anyway. I'm 17 now but before the age of 15 I always wore my hair straightened. I never relaxed it, but in middle school especially I did so much heat damage to it. From 15 till now anytime that I wore my hair natural I always just threw it in a bun because I was scared of what other people would think about my hair. So I didn't really care about my hair, I didn't go out of my way to make sure it was healthy. Now i've become a little confident and I'm starting to wear my hair curly to school and in public. I literally started 5 days ago. There's so much to learn and know and I'm just overwhelmed. I don't know what routine to follow, what products to use or anything. I want my hair to be really healthy. I have 3c hair I think. I also know that I have high porosity hair. Another thing is that I don't want to use products that contain animal products or that are tested on animals so that makes it more of a challenge since there are always hidden ingredients like glycerin and all that. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it sooo much! :love7:

    Hi, Kelani. Welcome to NC. :smile:

    I know it can be overwhelming when becoming natural and or wanting to follow a new regimen (or routine). You could try searching the threads and or youtube videos on specific topic. Take a look at this thread. Maybe it can help you a little?

    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/4/183114-naturally-curly-hair-routine-regimen-101-newly-naturals.html

    Hopefully, others can guide you to the right directions too. Good Luck!


    Pattern: 3C/4A 
    Characteristics: (Spongy/Coarse/Curly Kinky)
    Porosity: High
    Density: Medium
    Hair Width: Medium Sized Strands
    Elasticity: Medium Elasticity

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL

    My hair is armpit length when silk pressed (so close to BSL).
    Natural state: awkward stage; shoulder length (front is above chin length and back is almost shoulder length).
    Goal: MBL
    10-28-15 (BC Date)


  • Kelani48Kelani48 Registered Users Posts: 6 Curl Neophyte
    Thank you! :)

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