Trying to get 2a hair..?

kelsi.jameskelsi.james Registered Users Posts: 1
I am the daughter of an Italian mother and a Polish father. My dad is the one with the curls, and he has been shaving his head since he was 15! I've always struggled or fought with my hair(like everyone else!) and I have gone through so many phases but not having anytime where I was truly happy with it.
I have cut mine very very short and I regret it. it is manageable but I am unhappy with how it frames my face.
My ownly options have been dead straight or very very curly.

Dead straight!


When cutting it off I thought it would be easier and look nicer but it has proved wrongly, when I put in the effort to straightening it I either feel like it is painfully dry and itchy, but the products to avoid this make it too stingy and oily.

I have always wanted hair that is slightly wavy. I have also tried a curling iron on it straightened, but it seems to be causing damage and doesn't turn out the way I'd like. I wish my hair was more like this.

Or maybe even straight! I have seen girls with hair like mine after a relaxer and some hardwork, but I've never really asked how they do it. Any advice?


  • SugarNutsSugarNuts Registered Users Posts: 250
    I don't have any advice for you. I know there are plenty of women on her with tons of curl knowledge. Hopefully, they will be able to assist you. Maybe you should post your question in your hair type forum? You may get a quicker answer in there. I believe you are a 3a.

    Oh yeah, those girls may have heat trained hair (aka heat damage hair).

    I love your cut and curls.

    Good Luck!
    Hair Type: 4a/4b Combo
    Last Relaxer: May/June 2008
    Big Chop: N/A (1/31)
    Detangle/Co-Wash: VO5 Freesia or Green Tea
    Shampoo: White Vinegar

    Deep Con. Treat.: Aussie 3-min. & Olive Oil
    Final Wash: Nexxus Humectress
    Moist. Spritz: Glycerin, Water, Proclaim 7-Olive Oil, Suave Extreme Leave-In

  • prettysinisterprettysinister Registered Users Posts: 67
    I love your hair-- both ways!!!

    Anyway, if you use a straightening iron with rounded plates, like a Sedu, maybe this video will help?
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Registered Users Posts: 1,637 Curl Neophyte
    I think what I'd do is blow it out straight with a round brush, then sliiiiiightly dampen it from about eye-level down (maybe use some styling creme), and twist big sections (either all of it at once, or two major sections) into a loose bun and let dry. If you do big sections and don't twist too hard, and if it's not super-wet but damp, you should just get a slight wave rather than curl.
    2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

    Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
    Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
    Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
    Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c

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