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new wavy- 2a/b?

sasha4848sasha4848 Posts: 4Registered Users
I have been reading the site occasionally for a few months since I realized I have wavy hair. Before I just thought I had straight hair with a major frizz problem (I have read posts from a few other wavies in the same situation). I have seen an improvement in frizz since I started following some of the styling tips from the site. I just now started co-washing and occasionally using a sulfate-free shampoo. I'm looking foward to seeing if my hair will get more waves!

Just out of curiosity, what do you think my hair type is? I think I'm probably 2a with some 2b sections. Thanks!!

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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I would say 2b and with continued TLC, I think you have the potential for even more curl. Very pretty, shiny hair! And welcome!
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  • agoldenloveragoldenlover Posts: 64Registered Users
    Wow! Such pretty, pretty hair! I'd say 2b with even more curl on the way!

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  • irenetirenet Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hello, I decided to join this forum upon reading your post. I too only just realized this past week that I do not naturally have straight hair. I've just always combed it straight when I shower. I just thought it was always naturally a disaster. how do I take care of this hair to keep the relaxed wave? I have very strong skin allergies and don't use products other than shampoo and conditioner. Is it still possible to keep nice wavy locks without adding gels, mousses or other leave in dry products?
  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Posts: 1,280Registered Users
    irenet wrote: »
    Hello, I decided to join this forum upon reading your post. I too only just realized this past week that I do not naturally have straight hair. I've just always combed it straight when I shower. I just thought it was always naturally a disaster. how do I take care of this hair to keep the relaxed wave? I have very strong skin allergies and don't use products other than shampoo and conditioner. Is it still possible to keep nice wavy locks without adding gels, mousses or other leave in dry products?

    You may want to post this as a completely new thread. I would say that you might want to start with this thread:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=14702

    You might be able to get by with leaving some of the conditioner in your hair...or make a leave in with conditioner and distilled water (w/o minerals in it).
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  • lapushkalapushka Posts: 601Registered Users
    I'd say 2b also. Welcome!

    I had the same thing all the way through high school & beyond, I thought I had straight hair with frizz. O yeah, I called the waves frizz. :lol:
  • kav1202kav1202 Posts: 1Registered Users
    Just curious; what is AOHR?
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    kav1202 wrote: »
    Just curious; what is AOHR?

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  • CarnitaCarnita Posts: 32Registered Users
    Wow, I had thought that I was the only one who didn't know they had wavy hair! I don't feel so silly now. I only just discovered this last week, a mere day before I cut it all off out of frustration.

    For my whole adult life, I've gone through cycles of growing it out long, and hating it's poofiness, and then cutting it off short, only to deal with bendiness. Turns out that I have a long gentle wave, so when my hair is short, it's too short to show the full S. And when it's been long, I brushed it as soon as I got out of the shower, and kept brushing it, so it was straight, but in a very unruly way.

    I've learned so much from this group already, and the results are showing. I've been washing with baking soda for a while now due to allergies. Then I put in a small amount of aloe vera gel and scrunch with a t-shirt, and let my hair air-dry. Once it's dry, I hit it every now and again with a squirt bottle (water only) and scrunch, and get better and better curls. I've already gotten two compliments from total strangers.

    Thanks for all of the great tips.
    2a

    Baking soda wash, acv rinse

    Aloe vera gel, experimenting with ky jelly :tongue3: