Ahh I'm starting over.

Jazz11Jazz11 Posts: 70Registered Users
My hair is a totally mess.
I'm starting over.
I'm going shopping tomorrow.
I need good shampoo and conditioners
for 4a/4b hair
Testing: Suave Naturals tropical coconut
Pantene- Relaxed and natural for women of color
Testing shampoo: Organix- Nourishing Coconut milk
Testing styling- hypo-allergenic (sally's)

Transationing for 9 month March 1 2008
Pictures coming soon:laughing7:


  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    How is your hair a mess? I'm ready to shave my head and start over myself!!

  • SAM2SAM2 Posts: 76Registered Users
    i second (or third) that. i have been trying real hard to grow out a relaxer that i had in december. so i dont have curl, just fuzz, but it is to fuzzy to flat iron every day not to mention the damage. i keep getting more and more cut off(about 5 inched since dec) and now that it is above my shoulders it is to short to put up when i have a bad hair day which is every day. dont worry you"re not alone.!!!!! mabie shaving my hair is a good idea.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    Aww, it'll be ok. (((hugs)))

    Easy to find shampoos that are good for 4a/b hair:

    ORS Creamy Aloe Shampoo
    Elasta QP Shampoo for Relaxed Hair(doesn't matter if your hair is relaxed or not. I and my daughter(4a/b hair) are natural and this shampoo cleans without stripping).

    ORS Replenishing Pack or Replenishing Conditioner(in the big green bottle)
    Aubery Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner(very moisturizing)
    Biolage Hydrating Conditioning Balm(or generic version)
    Tigi Moisture Maniac

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

    About the products in your siggie-

    I found the CON to leave a film and sometimes it would make mine and my daughter's hair pretty hard and so it couldn't really absorb as much moisture from the conditioner, but it's nice when you want a "light" cleansing.

    Also, the ORS Hair Mayonaise is full of proteins. Your hair might just need some moisture instead. All of the conditioners I listed are moisturizing conditioners. You could still use the Hair Mayonaise and CON, but maybe alternate them with some other more moisturizing products.

    Hope that helps. :)

    Edited to add: You could also add some olive oil and honey to conditioners you already have to make them more moisturizing.

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