diadall said:Not newly natural but...
I just wet my hair and applied conditioner. The ends are curly but the roots and base looks like cotton.
What da heck going on? What can I do get the roots like the rest?
Dont most people have the opposite problem?
Ah ha! EVOO that will do it. I only use EVOO when I DC, it is too oily for regular styling. For my daily styling I only use coconut oil or grapeseed. They are inexpensive and I can just get them at the grocery store. I would like to try jojoba oil one day.
I honestly don't know my hair type and I have recently decided not to worry about it. That whole system has too much inaccuracy and drama surrounding it.
ETA: I'm actually affraid to even think what I am cause folks get a lil scary on here.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for you answer. I got rid of the EVOO and my hair is moisturized and not greasy! Yeah! I just used Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Juice and some Glycerin. My hair is soft, moisturized and not greasy! (Also I DC'd with heat which I never do and I think that helped too).
I'll keep this up...until the weather changes...
I'm still kind of new on these boards and I don't post much. I'm content to lurk and learn. I think I missed the scary hair-typing threads. I only asked because something that's really light and works great on a 2a head my not work on my 4b head and vice versa. That's all. A lot of people recommend products here but if their hair is completely different from my hair, then I would have to consider that as to whether I should buy that product or not.
I was on a curly hairboard recently (can't remember which one) and everyone had their hair type and regimen right under their name. I found that helpful.
Lastly, I know that even if someone has the exact same hair type as mine, a product still might not have the same effect, ectera, ectera....
gvin89 said:Today is my nappaversary! Last year on this day, I visited a natural stylist for a consultation and a rod set on my then 14-month post transitioning hair only to make the brave decision to let go of my apl relaxed hair. I was left with about 3 inches of hair and a little shell shock. However, it ended up being a wonderful beginning to a new me! I'm glad I made the decision to BC and I absolutely LOVE my natural hair! It wasn't easy and I hit a few roadblocks, had a few major setbacks. Even still - I have NO regrets! Discovered I was SL in January and hope to be APL by the end of the year...next I have to get over being style-challenged.