NEWBIE BC This Past WED

missdd83missdd83 Posts: 5Registered Users
:pottytrain1: Hey Ladies,

Just wanted to introduce myself.

Yes I did the BC this past wed.
I feel totally liberated and motivated. Being a Natural Black Sister is "what it is":color:

Anyway my hair type i think 4a/4b. The length on the top is only 1/8 inch so its most definitely a TWA. Then my sides and back are faded( due to rocking a cropped bob for years on end)

Being a newbie I'm open to suggestion of products and styles.

A few have suggested wash n go for style

not sure how that really works.

This is my simple regimen for wash n go

co-wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
leave-in Co: quarter size herbal essence reconditioning hydralicious
oil: doo gro mega thick oil
gel: IC Fantansia olive oil gel

air dry.

This give me some coils. But at the end my hair still remains dry.

Are there products geared more to our hair texture?

How can I tame my edges and back?


Thanks ladies

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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Congratulations! I can't imagine how great you must feel!

    Be sure to post over in the hair forums; you'll get lots of help there!

    There are lots of products for Type 4s; you might want to start here.

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • FoxyCleopatraFoxyCleopatra Posts: 412Registered Users
    missdd83 wrote: »
    :pottytrain1: Hey Ladies,

    Just wanted to introduce myself.

    Yes I did the BC this past wed.
    I feel totally liberated and motivated. Being a Natural Black Sister is "what it is":color:

    Anyway my hair type i think 4a/4b. The length on the top is only 1/8 inch so its most definitely a TWA. Then my sides and back are faded( due to rocking a cropped bob for years on end)

    Being a newbie I'm open to suggestion of products and styles.

    A few have suggested wash n go for style

    not sure how that really works.

    This is my simple regimen for wash n go

    co-wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    leave-in Co: quarter size herbal essence reconditioning hydralicious
    oil: doo gro mega thick oil
    gel: IC Fantansia olive oil gel

    air dry.

    This give me some coils. But at the end my hair still remains dry.

    Are there products geared more to our hair texture?

    How can I tame my edges and back?


    Thanks ladies

    Congrats on your bc! Things you could try for more moisture are shea butter (definite staple for most 3s and 4s), Olive oil, coconut oil, & aloe vera gel or juice just to name a few. I hope these help! There's plenty more information in the forums you can check out too!
  • missdd83missdd83 Posts: 5Registered Users
    Thanks ladies for the suggestions. ;)
  • Future WaveFuture Wave Posts: 154Registered Users
    missdd83 wrote: »
    :pottytrain1: Hey Ladies,

    Just wanted to introduce myself.

    Yes I did the BC this past wed.
    I feel totally liberated and motivated. Being a Natural Black Sister is "what it is":color:

    Anyway my hair type i think 4a/4b. The length on the top is only 1/8 inch so its most definitely a TWA. Then my sides and back are faded( due to rocking a cropped bob for years on end)

    Being a newbie I'm open to suggestion of products and styles.

    A few have suggested wash n go for style

    not sure how that really works.

    This is my simple regimen for wash n go

    co-wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    leave-in Co: quarter size herbal essence reconditioning hydralicious
    oil: doo gro mega thick oil
    gel: IC Fantansia olive oil gel

    air dry.

    This give me some coils. But at the end my hair still remains dry.

    Are there products geared more to our hair texture?

    How can I tame my edges and back?


    Thanks ladies


    These are the ingredients for the herbal essence hydralicious conditioner:
    Ingredients: water/eau, stearyl alcohol, dimethicone, behentrimonium chloride, cetyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) extract, hydrolyzed algae extract, fragrance/parfum, benzyl alcohol, disodium edta, sodium hydroxide, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, red 33, blue 1

    The silicone might be the reason your hair is still dry, since it builds up and prevents moisture from being able to penetrate the hair.

    I'm not familiar with your oil and gel, so you might want to check the ingredients on those to make sure there's nothing that will build up or seal out moisture.
    co-wash - Suave Naturals Coconut
    condish - Trader Joe's TTT and Refresh
    styling - FOTE, shea butter, jojoba oil, LA Looks

    Kryptonite: Stearalkonium Chloride, quats

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