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What should I do?!

I inherited thick, curly hair from my father while my mom has straight, thin hair and so does the rest of her side of the family.
My hair is coarse and VERY dry - I read somewhere that for curly hair, HELLO HYDRATION is a good product to use, but I thought I should at least ask here before I go out and spend my money.
My hair is just.. way too thick and unmanageable, and, yes I have been doing CG for a year (but, got lazy with it these past few months...)
I was thinking that I should get my hair layered, but I'm afraid that I'll look like a triangle head, so I was thinking about cutting it short, or maybe getting it thinned out, but I am so CONFUSED!

So, I have included links to some pictures of my hair, and maybe you guys can help me? I can add more if you want me to..
(Don't mind the weird facial expressions, it's for photography class)

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Comments

  • elliemeenkelliemeenk Posts: 62Registered Users
    Your hair looks really wonderful! I would go back to CG before you decide to cut it.

    Love your curls!!
  • rejoicingcurlygirlrejoicingcurlygirl Posts: 654Registered Users
    What products are you currently using? Your curls are great! I love the tight spirals.
    3A; I have HG products!
    Curl enhancer: Mop-C curl cream
    DT: Deva Heaven in Hair; JC WDT
    Gel: B&A; Arc Angel
    Conditioner: Deva OneC; JC too shea
    Frizz fighters: CK, JCS C&S
    PW: curlynow
  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    Your hair is beautiful, please don't get it thinned- that usually makes it grow in very awkwardly and you'll have more problems on your hands when that happens.

    Hello Hydration, IIRC, has some serious cones so you might want to avoid it.

    To help control the thickness, try a heavier conditioner, like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-One-Condition-p-55.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-one-condition]Devacurl One C[/buylink]. You could also try a very moisturizing leave in (a lot of people like Sheamoisture), and/or a heavier styler, Fantasia IC gel is a popular one.
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    jeamaria wrote:
    Your hair is beautiful, please don't get it thinned- that usually makes it grow in very awkwardly and you'll have more problems on your hands when that happens.

    Hello Hydration, IIRC, has some serious cones so you might want to avoid it.

    To help control the thickness, try a heavier conditioner, like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-One-Condition-p-55.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-one-condition]Devacurl One C[/buylink]. You could also try a very moisturizing leave in (a lot of people like Sheamoisture), and/or a heavier styler, Fantasia IC gel is a popular one.

    The new Hello Hydration doesn't have the cyclo... silicone anymore.

    You could try Aussie Moist, it got rid of the bad silicone(s) too.

    Or try the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Generic version at Sally Beauty Supply. It supposedly has the same ingredients as the real thing & there aren't any silicones to my knowledge.
  • The ScientistThe Scientist Posts: 239Registered Users
    Yes, the new version of Hello Hydration is alright to use, but I don't find it moisturizing enough. I do have heat- and color-damaged hair, but it is also easily weighed down, and HH does nothing for my hair. Smells good, though. It's better than the super cheap co's though, like V05, but for drugstore conditioners, nothing compares to Aussie 3 minute miracle original formula. Even then, that's not as moisturizing as Deva Curl one C IMO.
    2c/3a modified CG
    HG product: AG Recoil... Searching for others...
    HG method: pixiecurl method of drying. I'll never go back!
  • sweetsevensweetseven Posts: 409Registered Users
    My hair used to be really dry. I've been CG since June with good results, my curls are less frizzier, but the dryness didn't really go away. These last two weeks I've started a different 'night routine' and I'm stunned, cause it's so easy.

    Before I go to bed I spray my hair with my lavender mist, then I rub some sweet almond oil on my hair and I plop with a tshirt and sleep like that. I've been doing this for the last two weeks, the dryness is finally going away. I love it!
    I also realise now cotton pillow cases are awful for my hair. I always got up with extremely dry and frizzy hair. HTH
    3B/3C
    medium/coarse and porous

    wash: KC Come Clean, Flower Peddler Northern Lights soap bar
    conditioner: YTT, YTC, KCKT, Shescentit GT&H, Shescentit Avocado, DB Pumpkin Seed, Garnier Ultra Doux, Mop Top daily conditioner
    styler: KCCC, HEBE, homemade fsg, DM MCCG, AOMM
    dt: banana and avocado mask, nexxus emergencee, Shescentit TT&GH, ayurvedic powders, SS RPT
    butters: Jane Carter N&S, Afroveda Curly Custard, Afroveda Cocolatte, Shescentit Gillian, Shescentit Seyani
  • meantimemeantime Posts: 8Registered Users
    Aren't silk sheets expensive though?
    I'll look into it though, thanks. =]

    Should I get my hair layered then? I think it might reduce the triangle look.
  • bbbeccabbbecca Banned Posts: 232Banned Users
    meantime wrote:
    Aren't silk sheets expensive though?
    I'll look into it though, thanks. =]

    Should I get my hair layered then? I think it might reduce the triangle look.

    I think you should get bangs and maybe a few layers in the back, but leave it close to the length it is now.
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  • RoRo Posts: 150Registered Users
    bbbecca wrote:
    meantime wrote:
    Aren't silk sheets expensive though?
    I'll look into it though, thanks. =]

    Should I get my hair layered then? I think it might reduce the triangle look.

    I think you should get bangs and maybe a few layers in the back, but leave it close to the length it is now.

    You can get silk charmeuse pillowcases (pkg. of 2) at Bed, Bath & Beyond for around $16.00 if you use the 20% off coupon.

    I also saw in another thread someone found them for a really good price at Target. HTH...
    3A (I think)

    Loving my curls after all these years -- but still trying to figure out what works for me...