I'm new here, and I could use some advice on my hair...i'm a 2c, i think

curly_girly=]curly_girly=] Posts: 12Registered Users
here are two pictures of my hair:
http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/surfbabe497/?action=view&current=hair061.jpg
http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/surfbabe497/?action=view&current=hair.jpg
i figure I really need to get it cut to fix that uneven stringy look in the back, but I'm not exactly sure what the best haircut would be to fix that. any advice? and what products would work best for me? preferably something I can find at a drugstore or grocery store =] thanks!

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  • lovemycurlzlovemycurlz Posts: 330Registered Users
    hmf22 wrote: »
    here are two pictures of my hair:
    http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/surfbabe497/?action=view&current=hair061.jpg
    http://s132.photobucket.com/albums/q16/surfbabe497/?action=view&current=hair.jpg
    i figure I really need to get it cut to fix that uneven stringy look in the back, but I'm not exactly sure what the best haircut would be to fix that. any advice? and what products would work best for me? preferably something I can find at a drugstore or grocery store =] thanks!
    Hi there. You have really pretty hair. My suggestion to you is to go to the General Discussion forum and ask the same question there. The girls/women there are so helpful and that board is read much more frequently than this "2" site. I am new as well and I have recieved sooooo much help from the general discussion board.
    As for your hair would say that you are a 2c with some 3a thrown in but thatis just me. Go to the "General Discussion Board" you won't be disappointed. I promise. Good luck.
    Coarse--M. Porosity--Frizz Prone--3/3b hair. HATES: Glycerin , Mineral Oil,various proteins,silicones.

    Wash: L'oreal Ever Pure for color treated hair
    Condish : Terax Crema (simply the best)
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Prep: ? Looking for the HG
    Curl Enhancer: Alterna Hemp Straightening Balm
    Stylers: PM Foam
    Love: ACV rinses and baking soda washes. :flower:

  • CurlyKatieCurlyKatie Posts: 82Registered Users
    Gasp! You have beuatiful hair!!! As of right now, I'd say you're a lot like me, 2c/3a. That being said though, with the amount of curl I'm seeing at the bottom, and you being new, I wouldn't be surprised if after you went CG for a while, your hair went straight to 3a. Don't let the flat canopy throw you off, all of us 3a's struggle with that... immensely.

    Have you officially gone CG yet, getting rid of the cones, sulfates, and beginning cowashing? That would be my first step if you haven't. For my cowash, I like the Suave Naturals line. I generally used one of the lighter Suave naturals conditioners durring the summer when there's more humidity in the hair, with the Suave Natural's Coconut Conditioner as my rinse out... in the winter however, I still use a Suave Conditioner as my cowash, but I've switched to Loreal Vive Pro Nutrisse (in the Barbie pink bottle) for long curly/wavy hair, it's super duper moisturizing. I've also had great success using Nexxus Headress Weightless Leave in Conditioner especially towards the ends for extra moisture. As far as drugstore/grocery store gels go, a lot of us seem to have good success with Herbal Essence's Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching gel, and Herbal Essence's Set Me Up gel. I also like LA Looks Sports Gel for hold... BUT it can be mighty crunchy, so when I use that, I mix it with some leave in and scrunch them in together, and that seems to give me great results.

    All that being said, this is really about experimenting and finding what works best for your hair, I'm sure you'll have great success, you have such lovely hair!!!

    No poo co-wash thread:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=14702

    Link to a list of commonly available drugstore/grocery store products:
    http://healthycurls.awardspace.com/free.html#Anchor-Drugstore-3800
    2c/3a Fine and Thin
    CG Since 07/01/08
    My hair loves: KCCC!
    :love7: Nexxus Headress Weightless Leave In, HE TT, Loreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for Long Wavy/Curly hair.
    My Hair Hates: MagSulf, Jessicurl, LOOB.
  • curly_girly=]curly_girly=] Posts: 12Registered Users
    thank you a ton, thats exactly what I needed to know! As soon as I get some money next week, I'm heading to the nearest walgreens, I can't wait to get started! I haven't gone CG yet, I'm not sure about the no-poo method because I have an oily scalp, but I'm willing to try it out for a while and see how it goes. Thanks again!
  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    Very pretty, healthy looking hair! Go CG - you will be thrilled!
    Curls,Coils,Waves & WhatKnot:geek:
    3miii/My HGs tame bulk&frizz/Give definition w/o crunch
    My Photobucket Album

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