Feeling overwhelmed

badatchembadatchem Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
Hello! My name is Mathis, im 20yo from Sweden. My hair is not in the best condition, its really dry and is pretty frizzy. I should say im not a girl, more of a curlyboy, so i my mother never really thought me how to take care of my hair when i was young. And i always used to have pretty short hair anyways. But the last years ive let it grow out long.

I want to be able to care of it better, but i really just feel extremely overwhelmed by all the information online. I dont know where to start. I feel like im just gonna end up buying products at random. Since i dont know exactly what my hair needs i feel like i would just waste money. So id be very grateful if anyone could help me figure out a plan on how to go about this. At this stage im not really looking for specific recommendations for products, im looking for recommendations on how to figure out what products i need. I kinda like learning how things work and then form my own decisions.

Thank you!


  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome to CurlTalk!  All the information IS really overwhelming when you start.  I recommend getting a book called The Curly Girl Handbook, written by Lorraine Massey.  It will give you a good basic overview of how to take care of curly hair. 
    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
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    Here is a great resource to help you figure out your hair:

    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • badatchembadatchem Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks both of you!

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