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hi! new here....help? (edited)

Im 14 with red hair that decided to go curly about a year ago...can someone help with what type my hair is and reccomend some good products? i have read the curly girl book, but still need direction. thanks. :D /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fa643.ac-images.myspacecdn.com%2Fimages01%2F1%2Fl_2bb552bcd49fe567a39a94d133915ed2.jpg" class="Popup
new to cg and still looking for a good product.
2c/3a
very thick and frizzy
hair underneath is straight/wavy, possibly from my hair being layered...

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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I can't view your picture but I just wanted to say welcome! I too have red hair that went curly when I was around your age. The CG book is a great place to start. I personally use the Devacurl products for the most part, but you can do well with drugstore products too.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Welcome! :)
    My hair started curling around that age too. I'm happy you're learning to embrace it now! It took me a decade. :( Wish NC.com had been around then!

    I don't think you can direct link a photo from Myspace. You'll need to upload it to photobucket or fotki or the like.
    2/f/i, waist length w/ long layers

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    ~a wave in a sea of curls ;)
  • DitdahDitdah Posts: 151Registered Users
    Welcome! I'm new too, and the people here have been extremely friendly and helpful!

    We won't be able to see your picture without being logged into Myspace, but if you want us to be able to see it, do this:

    1 - Right-click on the image you want us to see
    2 - highlight the area where you see "Address." It'll be a web address, but different than a regular myspace one. Usually something like "a48.acimages.myspce...blah blah blah"
    3 - copy THAT link and paste it. Then we'll be able to see your pic.
    2B/3A, THICK. CG since 6/5/07
    Alternating Deva LoPoo/VO5 Kiwi Lime, OneC, re:coil, Alagio Curl Cream, LTW, LOOB.
    Always looking to buy/swap for re:coil, Deva Brown stuff
    PW: hair
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I can see it now. Lovely waves! Looks to me like your hair is type 2-something. Is your hair fine, medium, or coarse? That will determine if you're a 2A, 2B, or 2C. From the picture I would guess 2B, but it's hard to tell the individual texture from a photo.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • wackyjacqui14wackyjacqui14 Posts: 7Registered Users
    its really coarse. so i guess 2c?
    new to cg and still looking for a good product.
    2c/3a
    very thick and frizzy
    hair underneath is straight/wavy, possibly from my hair being layered...
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Pretty hair! I love red curls.
  • wackyjacqui14wackyjacqui14 Posts: 7Registered Users
    thanks! everyone here is so nice. :]
    new to cg and still looking for a good product.
    2c/3a
    very thick and frizzy
    hair underneath is straight/wavy, possibly from my hair being layered...
  • IsolindeIsolinde Posts: 32Registered Users
    You have beautiful hair!

    I'm guessing something like 2c also, though I'm not nearly as experienced with it as everyone else. :)

    For products, if money is an issue, I'd recommend going with a 'cone free suave conditioner, and just a basic cheap-ish gel, like LA Looks. If money is not a big deal, definitely deva stuff.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Your hair is very pretty! i would guess a 2C or so.

    What type of routine are you using now? Are you looking to change it up a little? Are your folks supportive? Sometimes our teens here get odd reactions from Moms if they want to try a shampoo free routine.

    ETA: You look a little bit like Emma Watson to me. :)
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • wackyjacqui14wackyjacqui14 Posts: 7Registered Users
    thanks! i have been trying the "no-poo" routine for a couple weeks now, and i have tried tons of different products with little success. My parents are fine with it i think, and Im just trying to find a good (and relatively inexpensive) product. Preferably from the drugstore or such quality.
    new to cg and still looking for a good product.
    2c/3a
    very thick and frizzy
    hair underneath is straight/wavy, possibly from my hair being layered...
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Many of us use inexpensive conditioners for conditioner-washing, like V05 or Suave. I like Suave Citrus Smoothie myself. Suave Tropical Coconut is good for a regular conditioner if your hair isn't so dry and doesn't need a super-rich conditioner.

    You could try Herbal Essences Totally Twisted gel, which has a light hold. The Body Envy and Set Me Up gels have stronger hold. The Herbal Essences mousses are all OK for CG too, and many wavies like mousse because it doesn't weigh down the hair.
  • LongNLumpyLongNLumpy Posts: 67Registered Users
    wackyjacqui14 - My hair is very similar in its wave/curl and length, although not pretty red like yours. :wink:
    My daugther is only 2, but it will be interesting to see what her hair turns out like, it is loose curls now (like mine was as a baby) my little boy who is 4 yrs old has thick wavy hair, but it is cut too short to see much wave.

    My hair is not course, it is pretty much medium, some fine mixed in, and I think I am a 2b/3a. Overall I am pretty much wavy, but a little botticelli mixed in some days. I have super curly hairs buried in all my hair, so tightly wound they are a ringlet the size of a round toothpick! (You can see my fotki pix, password in my sig)

    So, I think your sig is probably right if I am typing hair correctly.
    I am pretty new to all this, but so far I like the PM sculpting foam, it makes my hair more curly, I think (sounds like there are some cheaper knock-offs from other replies here, I'll have to check it out). I'll keep you updated on what works for me, maybe it will work well for you too. I just posted about the new products I tried today, but it is too soon for me to know anything.

    I like to look on both the 2 and the 3a forums, more people on the 2 forum have hair that looks like ours, but the 3a forum has TONS of useful info, I feel like my hair behaves more like the 3a's.

    I have been using the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-LowPoo-p-54.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-lowpoo]DevaCurl low-poo[/buylink] and One Conditioner, I have been CO washing for about a week (one shampoo in there). I have the CG book too, and today I did the brown sugar & CO scalp exfoliation, it felt nice, you should try it. :)
    PW: waves
    2b-3a?
    lots-o-hair
    frizz prone
    long and layered
    NEW to going wavy/curly!
  • wackyjacqui14wackyjacqui14 Posts: 7Registered Users
    Thank you to LongNLumpy, SuZenGuide, and well, everyone for the help! Its nice to know I'm not alone as a curly girl. :)
    new to cg and still looking for a good product.
    2c/3a
    very thick and frizzy
    hair underneath is straight/wavy, possibly from my hair being layered...