Hello everyone!

Creole PrincessCreole Princess Posts: 23Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
Not sure what to say here, but here goes.... I have a mix of 3a and 2c hair, with it mostly being 3a. I believe I bleached my hair at least 4 times, lightened a few... all within a span of I think 3 years for over all color and 4 years for bangs which I bleached 6 times.

I no longer bleach or color my hair due to the fact I never took care of it. Meaning taking extra care to keep it conditioned and moisturized, and lost half of my hair length mostly to trims. And the bleach didn't help, because it stalled my hair... so when I trimmed it.. you know.

It used to be 35 inches it is now a recovering 28 1/4 inches. The shortest its been is 22 inches  which I believe is BSL for me. Right now it is at my natural waist. And I wish to get back to my original length, then go from there.

My hair during its... uh...  color experiment phase looked like 2a or 2b. But it is slowly recovering. Half my hair is still dyed and I don't feel comfortable chopping. It's been a year since I last colored it. 

I also experimented with a sew in and lost my edges. Only had for 3 weeks. About 2 months I believe after I dyed my hair.

So this is where I'm at in my hair journey guys! A little background about me and my hair is as follows...

I'm Creole, but I suppose you can just say I'm a mixed girl. My mom has straight hair, and it's thick and course. My dad has 4a I think and soft. My two older brothers have long hair like I use to.  My oldest is curly, second oldest is straight more or less.

I'm 27 years old, I have a 16mo daughter with seemingly 3b or 3c hair... probably too early to tell. Her dad has type 4, dunno which one. And I have another one on the way.

My hair stats are:
2c 3a
Normal porosity
Fine/medium texture
Edges medium density and rest thick
Soft and silky feeling
Dry edges due to it being bleached and colored

My Hair:
2c/3a || Low Porosity/Average || High Density || Fine/Medium strands || Half Virgin Half Dyed Hair 

Current Products:
Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Shampoo || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Conditioner || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Hair Mask (DC) || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Leave In || Cholesterol Hot Oil Treatment || Grape Seed Oil || Rice Water Rinse || 14 in 1 Moisturizer || Carol Daughter Vanilla Spray || Argan Oil Mouse || Style Factor Edge Boost || Salon Pro Maximum hold Twin Olive || Garnier Fructis Flat Iron Spray

Currently Waist Length 29" || Goal: Classical Length 40"


Comments

  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome to CurlTalk!  Your hair sounds amazing.  I hope you get it back to where you want it!
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome, @Creole Princess! Your hair sounds gorgeous!  I've never been able to grow mine that long. 
    Congrats on your upcoming baby; very exciting!  Will be fun to see what his/her hair is like, too.
    What products do you like to use? Do you air dry or diffuse? 


    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Creole PrincessCreole Princess Posts: 23Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
    @Gretchen I like to air dry, I see less breakage that way. Plus no heat damage!

    I'm using shea moisture strengthen and restore set. The shampoo (occassionally, like for when I have too much product in my hair. I use their conditioner to co wash. And I even use their leave in and deep conditioner. 

    After hair dries a bit I like to put grape seed on my scalp and hair, paying special attention to the ends.

    @Guide 65
    Thank you, I hope so too!
    My Hair:
    2c/3a || Low Porosity/Average || High Density || Fine/Medium strands || Half Virgin Half Dyed Hair 

    Current Products:
    Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Shampoo || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Conditioner || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Hair Mask (DC) || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Leave In || Cholesterol Hot Oil Treatment || Grape Seed Oil || Rice Water Rinse || 14 in 1 Moisturizer || Carol Daughter Vanilla Spray || Argan Oil Mouse || Style Factor Edge Boost || Salon Pro Maximum hold Twin Olive || Garnier Fructis Flat Iron Spray

    Currently Waist Length 29" || Goal: Classical Length 40"


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Do you use any kind of styling product? 

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Creole PrincessCreole Princess Posts: 23Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Novice
    @Gretchen
    I do, I haven't really settled yet on a gel on my edges because their so short and really frizzy. I like to use style factor edge boost and this salon pro twin olive maximum hold gel. Still working on which I like best for my hair.

    And for a curl refresher (sorta) I use argan oil style and shine foaming mouse. Or I use  something called Hawaiian Silky 10 in 1 moisturizer depending on if I want to redo my curls or keep wash day curls. Then I use carol daughters vanilla spray for extra moisture between washes or when I want my hair to smell nice lol
    My Hair:
    2c/3a || Low Porosity/Average || High Density || Fine/Medium strands || Half Virgin Half Dyed Hair 

    Current Products:
    Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Shampoo || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Conditioner || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Hair Mask (DC) || Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Leave In || Cholesterol Hot Oil Treatment || Grape Seed Oil || Rice Water Rinse || 14 in 1 Moisturizer || Carol Daughter Vanilla Spray || Argan Oil Mouse || Style Factor Edge Boost || Salon Pro Maximum hold Twin Olive || Garnier Fructis Flat Iron Spray

    Currently Waist Length 29" || Goal: Classical Length 40"


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