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Need VOLUME help!!!!

peachbellini7peachbellini7 Posts: 5Registered Users
I am new to the forum and I am starting to use natural/homemade hair products on my 3b/c hair. The only store bought products I use are Aubrey Organics condish and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]. Other than that, I deep condish with EVOO and honey. My problem is volume. I feel like my hair is so flat at the roots (esp on my crown, where my hair tends to be 3a/b). Can anyone suggest a natural way to add volume to my hair, or even a natural store bought product? I try to avoid products with synthetic ingredients when possible. Also, would rinsing with apple cider vinegar help? Thanks for your help!

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  • island_curlisland_curl Posts: 40Registered Users
    I am new to the forum and I am starting to use natural/homemade hair products on my 3b/c hair. The only store bought products I use are Aubrey Organics condish and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]. Other than that, I deep condish with EVOO and honey. My problem is volume. I feel like my hair is so flat at the roots (esp on my crown, where my hair tends to be 3a/b). Can anyone suggest a natural way to add volume to my hair, or even a natural store bought product? I try to avoid products with synthetic ingredients when possible. Also, would rinsing with apple cider vinegar help? Thanks for your help!

    Personally I don't go for volume, as it already happens on the sides, but if you want root volume, I know a lot of people clip their roots up a little to achieve volume. If i do want root volume, it is helpful to apply ur products/brush/comb/whatever upside down, as this always gives me root volume. HTH :tongue8:
    Hair Type: 3B and/or 3C depending.
    No-poo
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals (Coconut and Tangerine)
    Products:Lustrasilk Shea Butter Mango Plus :love4:
    Too bad HEHH has a cone-it gives great slip. :protest:
    Sometimes use Honey, Olive oil and condish as a DT
    Need a cg gel (can't wait till I get to Sally's!)
  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Posts: 667Registered Users
    Clipping, styling upside down, diffusing helps. ACV may help; co-washing makes my hair flatter but I sometimes mix ACV with my co-wash for volume. Seamollient , AOMM are natural gels that help me get more volume. Komaza HoneyComb treatment works . I get the most volume using Curls Gel-les'c and I scrunch with a cloth.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I get volume from using natural/organic soap bars to cleanse instead of cowashing.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    i'm a big [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] user and i also had experienced flat roots. for Thanksgiving, i used OHM SHP and got almost the same results as the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] but with root volume!! sorry, no pics to post. but maybe you can try OHM Sweet Hair Pudding. you would have to order it tho.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • jrad20jrad20 Posts: 60Registered Users
    I second the diffusing suggestion. This has added nice frizz free volume to my hair and hasn't promoted any damage that can come with styling manipulation. Also, you can flip your hair vertically or horizontally assuming your hair isn't wet.
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