What are you using on your 3a/b curlies?

eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Registered Users Posts: 4,151 Curl Connoisseur

I'm finding that I have to change up both my routine, and my little curly's routine. DD has fine 3a/b curls that are almost straight when wet and if minimal product is used, is loose Botticelli curls. When humectant-based products are used, she has about 50% shrinkage and tighter curls. With the weather changing, and her being in and out of varying temperatures(she has two recesses per day, and then aftercare is held outside if weather is cooperating), so everything seems very heavy, even when used with a light hand. She also went from having shoulder length to almost tailbone length(stretched) in about 1 year's time. So with more length, her hair reacts differently to products.

What products are you using that work best for your curlies in 50 degree/rainy weather? And what detanglers are you using that allow you not to rewet the hair? Her hair can get rather tangly, so I have to braid or but her hair in a bun at night, but it flattens her curls and then I have to rewet and then add product, and it's getting too cold to do that more than 3 times a week.

For reference, I have 4a wiry(and graying) hair and normally wear a puff, WnG or twists, so we have totally different hair.


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  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    Very cute girl!  My kids are all grown up, and my hair is a lot different, but maybe someone else can give you some suggestions.
    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

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