Growing my hair out for close to 7 months and would like tips or suggestions on how to tame?

nick_lonewolfnick_lonewolf Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte

Currently using a Maui line for think and curly hair. Would live to hear feed back. My profile shows the back of my hair.

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  • nonameslobnonameslob Posts: 4 Curl Neophyte
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    Honestly, sometimes you just have to suck it up through the awkward stage (sorry!). I'm about two years into growing mine out, and only just recently feeling ok with where I'm at!

    But, more realistically, a few things I did to make it go a little easier. Frequent trims and shaping - I know it's scary to lose length when you're growing it out, but a good shape up will help you deal with the awkward stage better. Keep product with you to address any emergencies. Wear hats. Look in the mirror less. Make jokes about your awkward hair stage. B)


  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Looks good!  What frustrates you about your hair now?  What would you like it to do?  And which exact products do you use now?  We can give better suggestions if we know all that.
    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
  • nick_lonewolfnick_lonewolf Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Currently, these are products I've begun to use for about 2 weeks. I started for about the same time air dying and drying with a cotton shirt too.

    Shampoo- Maui Moisture Curl Quench and Coconut Oil

    Conditioner-Maui Moisture Curl quench and Coconut Oil

    Hair Mask- Maui Moisture Heal and hydrate and shea butter

    Style- Devacurl light defining gel

  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Welcome.  What do you mean by "tame"?  

    Gretchen co-founder

    You are beautiful!
  • nick_lonewolfnick_lonewolf Posts: 7Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    Tame? Well, I guess it's more cause I'm reaching an awkward stage with my hair and it doesn't look like that everyday due to living in Miami humidity. 
  • beantreesbeantrees Posts: 116Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    If it's getting to an awkward stage, you may want to consider getting a trim (even though you're growing it out).  It probably seems counter intuitive but a small trim, particularly with a good stylist who is aware that you're growing it out, can help keep it more manageable during the growing out process.
    2C/3A, med/coarse, thick density, high porosity - CG since 5/17/2018
    Earlobe length on one side and pixie short in back and other side.  Growing out to chin/jaw length.
    Cleanse: Inecto Coconut Conditioner, SM JBCO shampoo
    RO Condition: SM Curl & Shine
    DT: SM JBCO masque
    LI: SM JBCO leave in, Giovanni Direct Leave-in
    Stylers: AG Recoil or SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie or SM Curl & Style Milk, Carina Organics gel

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