getting hair curly with mousse

KeybgKeybg Posts: 1Registered Users
im new with this site, but it looked very helpful. My problem is that 3 years ago i had very tight curly hair until i got it relaxed. Now im going natural, its been about 4 months. i really would like to wear it curly during my transitioning period, so i tried washing it and coming it out and then applying curling mousse on it, then i would braid it tightly into 4 sections. is this damaging my hair even though it came out really good?? Also, any tips on how i can get it curly on its own, because when i wash it just gets really flat? please send tips im very desperate and 16 :pl:

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  • CurlyCowgirlyCurlyCowgirly Posts: 299Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Keybg wrote: »
    i really would like to wear it curly during my transitioning period, so i tried washing it and coming it out and then applying curling mousse on it, then i would braid it tightly into 4 sections. is this damaging my hair even though it came out really good?? Also, any tips on how i can get it curly on its own, because when i wash it just gets really flat? please send tips im very desperate and 16 :pl:

    I don't see why braiding would harm it, though if you're sleeping on it braided, the friction may cause breakage. I braid my horse's tail and keep it in a lycra "tail bag" to prevent it rubbing on things. It kept his tail nice, so if you're going to continue braiding your hair, keep it in a silk cap or sleep on a satin pillowcase. And don't braid too tightly!

    If your hair is limp, you may need to check into your protein/moisture balance. Also, try applying a gel (Aquage is great!) on your dripping wet hair. As you scrunch the gel into your hair, squeeze out the excess water.

    Here's some articles on protein/moisture balance:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/curlchemist-porosity-and-curly-hair
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/278612/the_fine_art_of_protein_and_moisture.html?cat=69
    One on protein: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-q-a/curlchemist-all-about-proteins

    Study up and good luck! :D
    Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
    AKA hard to work with hair!


    Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
    CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
    Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
    Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
    Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Welcome, Keybg! We're glad to have you!

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!

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