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Question for ppl with naturally curly hair but hate it

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#21 mn23


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Posted 29 September 2020 - 09:33 AM

i wore my hair natural for a while cause in quarantine i didnt feel like straightening it to go nowhere and see no one, but now that were starting to go back out i use a detangling shampoo, two conditioners one leave in one deep conditioner, and can blow dry and straighten without much frizz. I also use coconut oil to keep it frizz free

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 06:04 PM

if you’re hair gets frizzy really easily, maybe you have high porosity hair. i don’t know too much about it being that my hair is low porosity so you might want to do research on frizz control for higher porosity hair.

as for how i do my hair, it’s 4b/4c so i usually wear it out in the summer and spring and do protective styles in the winter and fall. rn i have passion twists in but i sometimes do box braids and have been looking into getting a sturdy wig. although when it’s warmer out i just do braid outs and twist outs.

also if you’re hair can take it/ is thick enough i recommend using gels like dax for styles, they have great hold. i know the natural hair community has been opposed to those gels but i find it cheap, convenient, and efficient. it can be hard to wash out after a week though, so keep that in mind, but if you wear it for 2 weeks i find there’s no problem with that

for products i try to keep it simple, i use herbal essences shampoos either the hydrating coconut one or the strengthening honey one and i have an aussie 5 min conditioner i use before washing my hair on wash days then the day after wash day i style my hair using a spray bottle and hold the braid/twist out with dax.

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Posted 11 October 2020 - 08:27 PM

I do keratin treatments every 3 months. When I wash my hair I use a lot of leave in conditioner and then blow dry it with a dryer that's shaped like a brush lol. Idk what they are called, I bought mine from amazon. That straightens it pretty well. My hair is 3c, I think. 

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 12:01 AM

I have a Brazilian blowout treatment, its been more effective than the relaxers which did nothing for my hair but damage it. It is slowly getting more frizzy, fluffy and curly but even the straightening time is cut in half so for me I feel it's worth the $400 every 12 weeks.

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 01:21 PM

i can also advocate for keratin treatments. i have naturally 3a hair but i get a keratin treatment every 2-3 months and it makes my hair look amazing and so manageable. i can't say it makes it completely straight bc my ends still have a sliiiight wave to them, but for the most part my hair looks shiny and straight.
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#26 chocolatewaif



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Posted 20 January 2021 - 01:37 AM

I don't hate my curly hair. I have kinky textured 4a/b type hair and I've been natural most of my life but I never actually learned how to care for my hair in its state. Growing up I always had braids and such and there was a time when I did ponytail extensions and but overall I just never really had the patience to learn my loose natural hair. 


So I ultimately started locs so I could maintain my natural texture, while having the ability to grow my hair long without putting much effort into it. And I absolutely adore my hair, especially now that it's super long and pretty, lol. I just finished retwisting my roots, which is what prompted me to search up locs on the forum. 


Before I started my locs I was looking to learn how to care of my hair and how grow it long in its loose state. But I had a major life event happen that really took my focus off of hair care, so I started my locs so that by the time I got through that time I'd have fully formed locs. And that was almost seven years ago.


When you're black you're not allowed to "hate" your hair because then you're considered self hating and all this nonsense. But it's like there's not a woman on this planet who doesn't get frustrated with their hair or one reason or another. For most of my life I've had a greater focus on my body than my hair, so that made it super easy to often neglect my hair, even when that wasn't my intent. 


I'll be honest and say if I ever cut or comb out my locs I'd likely either maintain a short hairstyle or I would heat train or relax my hair. At least to start. Maybe I'd go back to natural after a while, but I think because I have spent my most of my life natural if I were ever to get rid of my locs I'd want to try something completely different.

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