3B Curl Girl!

MELHAIMELHAI Posts: 1Registered Users
I have long curly hair, but i keep it straight most of the time because it so much easier to manage. The only down fall is damaging it with heat. I try to wear my hair curly for a week and straight for a week...BUT...when i so call wear it curley, it is in a pony tail. The only time i wear my curles loose is around the house when i finish washing it. My husband loves it, but i don't like wearing it out...because as most of us know...after a few good gust of wind and a few hours of work...POOF! I normally use moose, but the curles doesn't do what i want them to do. I need some advice on keeping my curles from poofing out.


  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
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  • ringlets of fireringlets of fire Posts: 105Registered Users
    Welcome. Aveda brilliant humectant pomade works well for me. Mouse does not work for me - makes my hair way too big.
    Hair: tight waves to loose curls. Thick. Coarse. Dry. Natural redhead until bright white strands popped out. Color with FramColor now. Shampoo: alternate Phytojoba with Cowash: Suave coconut, Paul Brown or those that didn't work well as a conditioner. Conditioner: can't find one heavy enough. Product: Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade. DT: Coconut Oil
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    FWIW, things that help my hair from getting poofy or fuzzy are:

    Keeping my hair well moisturized. Besides using a good conditioner that's free of silicones, that includes not using sulfate shampoos, or styling products that contain silicones. (As I understand it, silicones seal moisture out of hair -- somebody please correct me if I'm wrong -- and don't wash out well without sulfate shampoos, which don't rinse out of naturally curly hair completely, and dry your hair out.)

    Using a good frizz fighter like CurlKeeper.

    Clumpage. Encouraging my hair to hold together in strands by using a gel like [buylink=]Jessicurl's Rockin' Ringlets[/buylink] or Curlebration Spray, or DevaCurl's AnGell, or a curl cream like A/G's [buylink=]re:coil[/buylink]. The clumpage helps my hair to form ringlets, and keeps the hair from flying free.

    Scrunch using a microfibre towel or an old, well washed (softened) T-shirt. To dry faster, follow that up by plopping (a.k.a. plunking in the Jessicurl video clip). Even 10-20 minutes can m

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • CheriBeriCheriBeri Posts: 6Registered Users
    I just joined today!! I'm a 3B, too, but I gave up trying to straighten it years ago. I think that happened around the time I had my first child - lol. Nice to "meet" you!