I need some help! Got any hair tricks or secrets? Do tell!

squigglylinesarebettersquigglylinesarebetter Registered Users Posts: 9
I've finally decided to start riding the waves(in other words letting my hair be natural instead of blow drying and staightening). I have know idea how to manage my type 2c super thick and frizzy mane. Please help me!
2c, very thick, fine, ALMOST have defeated the frizz
Recovered from a long hair staightening addiction
Been on CG for a while(modified, water soluable 'cones, but no sulfate)

~"Beauty in things exists in the mind that contemplates them"~


  • wavy in neenahwavy in neenah Registered Users Posts: 113
    Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for you, but I wanted to welcome you to the community. :wave:
    Hair type: Currently 2c/3amii. Modified CG since 05/25/2008. Length is roughly 2" past my collar bone.
    'Poo: Dr. Bronner's lemon 'poo bar once a week.
    Co-Wash: Suave Naturals coconut condish. Freeman SeaKelp Moisturizing Condish.
    Styling: Flax seed gel, Tresemme Bouncy Curls, Hask Spray-It Curly, Tresemme Curl Locking Spray.
    Towel: Fake chamois from the auto dept. Gets out so much water that my hair is starting to spiral instead of water weight pulling them all out into waves.
  • eche428eche428 Registered Users Posts: 2,782 Curl Neophyte
    Welcome from me too!

    I'd say first identify if your hair is coarse, medium, or fine. This helped me the most in finding others who have hair like mine. I have fine but thick hair and look to like headed curlies first for ideas.

    Read everything on this site that you can even from hair types NOT at all like yours. You'll be amazed at what you learn. For example: my hair love, love, loves Jane Carter's Nourish & Shine. I found out that a lot of fine curlies can only handle a bit of it but my hair loves a ton of it. So basically I'm saying it's all a big chemistry experiment on your head. Frustrating :evil1: but fun :toothy7:!
    < member since 2006 (no idea where 1969 came from :toothy10:).

    [FONT=&quot]Med/high porosity; color treated; med [FONT=&quot]d[/FONT]ensity 2c/3a.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Summer: (high dew point) co-wash [FONT=&quot]& leave-in [/FONT]Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Curly Hair[FONT=&quot]. [/FONT]Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Spring and Fall: (perfect dew point) co-wash & leave-in Curl Junkie Repair Me! or [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]BeautiCurls Strengthening Hair Conditioner; f[FONT=&quot]ollo[/FONT]wed by [FONT=&quot]CJ Pattern Pusha & [/FONT]Curl Queen.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot] W[/FONT]inter: (low dew point) add in [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]Coffee-Coco Curl Creme Lite[FONT=&quot].[/FONT][/FONT]
  • legasplegasp Registered Users Posts: 19
    Well, becoming a modified CG did amazing things for my curl pattern as well as the poofiness of my hair as did not touching my hair while it's drying.
    - 2b/2c, extremely thick, frizzy, poofy & dehydrated (loves cremes + leave ins)

    - still forming routine/searching for my HG/lots of experimentation
    - major PJ, modified CG w/ water soluble cones

    Loves: Suave Naturals Aloe + Waterlily Condish, AOHR
    Enemies: :thumbdown: Giovanni Styling Gel, Alagio Crazy Curl, Burt Bees Color Keeper Poo, honey in condish, oils
    Just Ordered/Bought: Loma Imply Molding Creme, Jessicurl WDT, HE TT Gel, LOOB, Biotera Curl Creme + Leave-In + Gel, Biolage CB

  • squigglylinesarebettersquigglylinesarebetter Registered Users Posts: 9
    Thanks everyone for your help so far, and for your warm welcome. :)
    2c, very thick, fine, ALMOST have defeated the frizz
    Recovered from a long hair staightening addiction
    Been on CG for a while(modified, water soluable 'cones, but no sulfate)

    ~"Beauty in things exists in the mind that contemplates them"~
  • HeatherDawnHeatherDawn Registered Users Posts: 300
    Sounds like we have similar hair!

    First of all, I'd go ahead and get a picture album online, because it is SO much easier to help people when you can SEE what they are talking about. (Feel free to check mine out if you want)

    Second, my waves needed a modified CG. I use organic or SUPER gentle shampoo about twice a week, use conditioner if it is sweaty or just needs it in between and because mine is so dry, I use jojaba oil as a leave in.

    Lastly, my best tips are apply products to WET hair (my gel is IN the shower), do NOT rub your hair dry and don't touch it - ever. :tongue5: I will sometimes finger comb it in the mornings, but I loose SO much curl that way! Plus, I get really BIG hair. Oh, if you need to use a drier, invest in a diffuser and don't muck around with your hair too much while you use it.

    Good luck!
  • rudeechickrudeechick Registered Users Posts: 6,726
    Going CG made all the diff in the poofiness/too big/frizz arena.

    Definetely find curlies whose hair seems similar and follow thier advice.

    The products I favor are in my signature. But there were dozens more I tried and can give you feedback on, so feel free to ask.

    Most importantly, get yourself a CurlEase towel and some CK. And always, regardless of what else you do, start by putting product into sopping wet hair.

    And Welcome.
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
    My Photobucket Album
  • ninja dogninja dog Registered Users Posts: 23,780 Curl Neophyte
    I agree with eche; trying products for 3's or 4's has really made a difference for my 2c hair. And if you try something new and it doesn't work out, there's always the swap board :wink:


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