3A-3B Hair. need help

CurlyGuy11CurlyGuy11 Registered Users Posts: 1
hey, so im thinking i have around 3a to 3b hair, dont have a recent picture of it though.

Anyways, i already dont shampoo it really, ( maybe once every 2 weeks because sometimes it gets really gunky and weird feeling). Right now i just use my sisters Conditioner (Aussie) and it works ok but i really want to get something that is meant fo curly hair.

Also, whats a good cream to use?

Another thing that migth be helpfull to know is that i swim year round, 5-7 days a week, and 2 times a week i have doubles. So my hsir is very exposed to chlorine...

Im planning on useing this CG method, but im not quiote sure how it works. is it just not useing Shampoo? or is there more too it?

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  • CurlLeeCurlLee Registered Users Posts: 221
    CurlyGuy11 wrote: »
    hey, so im thinking i have around 3a to 3b hair, dont have a recent picture of it though.

    Anyways, i already dont shampoo it really, ( maybe once every 2 weeks because sometimes it gets really gunky and weird feeling). Right now i just use my sisters Conditioner (Aussie) and it works ok but i really want to get something that is meant fo curly hair.

    Also, whats a good cream to use?

    Another thing that migth be helpfull to know is that i swim year round, 5-7 days a week, and 2 times a week i have doubles. So my hsir is very exposed to chlorine...

    Im planning on useing this CG method, but im not quiote sure how it works. is it just not useing Shampoo? or is there more too it?

    is no using sulfate shampoos
    conditioner washing (co wash) more often
    using no silicones.
    etc.

    most use modified versions of this, cuz everyones hair isn't the same. some don't mind the occasional sulfate shampoo and others may not mind using silicones.

    so its juss trial and error. find out what n what doesn't work for your hair.
    3b here 4a there 3c everywhere
    talk about a mix up :toothy10:

    elevator doors open...

    random girl: ohhh, you have curly hair

    elevator doors begins to close...

    random girl's friend:i think he knows that already

    elevator doors close...
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Registered Users Posts: 4,858 Curl Neophyte
    Sorry, lurking - it just caught my eye as I was scrolling down thru the forums . . . are you at least co-washing every time you swim? If not, no wonder your hair feels weird and gunky at times, LOL.

    Chlorine's very hard on hair. Besides at least co-washing every time, you probably need to low-poo (use a sulfate-free shampoo) or use a shampoo bar (all natural, no sulfates and supposed to be even gentler than low-poos) at least once a week. Any of the Giovanni shampoos are SF, as are Burt's Bees (don't like personally), Naked Naturals, and others.

    I haven't used this swimmer's shampoo but have used other California Baby products and they're very good www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=144572&catid=11936 Target and Whole Foods carry CB products.

    A good conditioner for you to try (you still need one after you rinse out whatever one you use for co-washing - usually something richer than it was) is GVP conditioning balm from Sally's Beauty Supply or Walgreen's Bioinfusion version of it or Aldi's grocery's Shique version of it (it's the least expensive) - they're all equally good. Lustrasilk from Sally's is very inexpensive but supposed to be very good.

    Or a lot of people like Suave Coconut conditioner for both co-washing and conditioning - I don't, but everyone's hair is different, and it's very cheap so probably worth giving a try.

    Same for VO5's - I've tried the Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner - it's pretty good, but I need the Giovanni - the clarifying part might be a plus for chlorine removal. I personally like Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat because my scalp needs it. Afterwards, I use one of the conditioning balms (above) as my rinse-out conditioner most of the time.

    If you do go to Sally's, Bioterra Curl Cream is a decent, inexpensive one you might start with. Or a lot of people like L'Oreal Out of Bead (black jar) used on wet hair as a curl cream (that's not its intended use or how its directions say to use it).

    I think most any of the Herbal Essences creams/mousses/gels are CG - I don't care for them, but many do. Some if not all of their conditioners are OK, but I think their shampoos have sulfates.

    I'll stop - just some suggestions to start with.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett

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