No idea where to start.

Macy99Macy99 Registered Users Posts: 6
I have a couple of problems...
I don't know what type of hair I am, I think I am either 3a or 3b.
I also have no idea where to start. I think I am going to do the no-poo thing..but I don't know what other kinds of products to use.
Here are some pictures.




You can't really tell by the pictures but my hair is really frizzy and a lot of the curls are wierd and misshapen.

high porosity.
just starting out.


  • NoraCurlNoraCurl Registered Users Posts: 345
    When I first started CG, I started out with Suave Naturals Refreshing Tangerine Conditioner for my co-wash and L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutri-Gloss conditioner. And because your curls are loose, you are a type 3a. And in case there's any time you need to use shampoo, use a non-sulfate shampoo like Burt's Bees; that works for me. Don't be afraid to experiment and see what works best for you.
    "Smile...just do it.":angel11:

    3aMii, medium porosity, medium to low elasticity:color:

    Shampoo & Conditioner: HE Hydralicious Featherweight
    Styling: HETMS Spray Gel and Finishing Touch Cream
    DT: GF Triple Nutrition

  • mandirose1mandirose1 Registered Users Posts: 69
    It can be a little confusing on where to start, and I just started myself. I chose to really pour over a lot of these threads (Im on medical leave so I have waaay too much time on my hands!) in order to see what a lot of people were using and what CG was all about. When it comes down to it there seems to be a limited number of things that everyone likes, though there's a TON of stuff you could try!

    Definitely try to figure out the porosity/texture of your hair. There are directions on a great website:

    I try to pay attention to people's signatures too, especially if I feel like they might have similar hair to mine. And it helps to keep this thread in a separate window:

    because most everyone uses acronyms.

    And, most of all, don't be afraid to ask anyone any questions! So far, everyone seems so helpful! Good luck with your already beautiful hair!
  • mpgirlmpgirl Registered Users Posts: 1,163
    I agree with mandirose1. Those are great sites for you. I would also go to and

    Both are helpful for just starting out.

    Happy reading!:salut:
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    Curl Junkie Stuff

    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

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