general curly hair advice

ayzriaayzria Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 5 Curl Neophyte
i use to deal with straightening my hair every two weeks or so while i was younger, because that's what my mom and i wanted. however, this damaged my hair and left some straight pieces in between my curls. 

i currently have high porosity, and i'm pretty sure my curls are 3c. i use shea moisture products, deep condition with the jbco strengthen and restore masque, and have been thinking of doing a protein treatment with greek yogurt because of the proteins it contains. is there any advice someone may have for me? ( growth tips, recommended products, etc ) 


  • cnic216cnic216 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 157 Curl Connoisseur
    You're doing all the right things. Keep your hair moisturized and definitely add in a protein treatment every couple of weeks. That will keep your hair strong and help it to grow. 
  • ayzriaayzria Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 5 Curl Neophyte
    will do! 
  • CurlyLiliCurlyLili Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 69 Curl Connoisseur
    The proteins in greek yogurt (or any other kind) are too big to penetrate the hair shaft. Try fermented rice water or gelatine treatment instead, I am sure you will notice the difference.
    Type: 3a/3b
    Hair strand thickness: medium/coarse
    Density: thick
    Porosity: low at roots/normal mid-shaft/high at ends
    Sensitivity to protein: no

    Cleanse: DC Low-poo
    Clarify: Build up buster, Malibu-C Un do goo
    DT: DC Melt into moisture, Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protein Treatment, occasional fermented rice water
    Condition: DC One Condition Original and One Condition Decadence
    Style: DC ArcAngel, DC UDG, Curl Keeper Original, Jessicurl Confident coils, Spiralicious, Deva B'leave in

  • ayzriaayzria Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 5 Curl Neophyte
    alright, thanks for letting me know 
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    The shea butter in Shea Moisture products causes a problem for some people. It can create build-up on the hair, leaving the hair feeling dry, heavy, and coated. Not everyone's hair reacts this way, but it's something to keep your eye on in case your hair starts feeling strange.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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