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All Rights Reserved. Like many in the curly-hair zone, I have combed through numerous photos of curly hair types meticulously comparing them to my own to figure out what type of curl pattern I have. This time-consuming and often misleading task may seem like overkill, but determining your curl pattern can be the key to figuring out a hair care regimen that gives you your best locks ever. You see, no two curl patterns require exactly the same type of TLC. And if Type 4 was to borrow products from their Type 3 pal? The more moisturized the hair is, the more defined the curl will be.

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Sign up for our newsletter to get more tips and tricks. My Cart. Like what you see? July in Hair Type 2. I love the way my hair looks when it's wet, but as soon as it starts to dry there is almost no wave left and no product I've found will really bring it back - do you think I should look into conditioner?

At the moment I only use shampoo July That sounds like me if I do not use product. It is actually easier for me to over condition my wavy hair. I can only use the size of a dime and on ends only. Definitely cannot use a leave in if I expect curls! If I just air dry with no product, It loses what curl it has. So, I product it up, diffuse and it looks how I want it to I'm That sounds just like my hair was when it was starting to go wavy in my teens.

I sure as heck didn't know what to do with it. If you're going to do CG, definitely look into conditioner and perhaps switch to a gentler shampoo or one without sulfates. Some people find that their waves get more enhanced as they go along with CG, I know mine have.

But to hold those waves when your hair dries, you're going to need a styling product. Mousse works well for some, but if you're going for some strong hold to keep those waves from falling flat, go for some gel. I also find that diffusing your hair instead of letting it air dry really helps keep the waves in your hair. If I let my hair air dry, it looks really flat. Well, sorry for the long ramble, I just hope that it was of some use to you!

Are you CG or mod CG? You definitely want a conditioner in addition to shampoo. My hair always looks better wet. If I leave it down to dry, it will have almost no wave, product or not. My theory is that the water weighs it down and pulls the wave out.

I plop for about an hour and then go to bed, so the water isn't weighing it down. DreeemingTreee Registered Users Posts: If I dont use any product in my hair, it is prettymuch silky smooth with basically no wave I follow the CG method, and my curls have gotten way more defined I agree you definitely need product, for many, many of us applied to very wet hair - water doesn't weigh it down and pull the curl out if it has some product in it and you use the right methods to encourage curl.

Applying product to very wet hair aids in clumping, definition, and lessens frizz. Once you apply the product, you then scrunch, first with just your hands to get it curling well, then with a non-terrycloth towel, tee, etc.

You'd think it would absorb all your product and undo what it's supposed to be doing for you, but it doesn't. You probably then also need to diffuse at least for a minute or two to further coax out your curls - upside down for most curl enouragement. Mine is barely wavy any more if I just air dry. If you color or otherwise chemically process it, it's still even more likely you need protein.

If you never use conditioner, yes, you need to condition, even if you tend to get weighed down - Just watch oils and silicones in the conditioner you use to avoid that. You also need the occasional deep conditioner - curly or wavy hair is naturally drier than straight. Lots of good suggestions here. Also, if you comb your hair out of the shower, that will relax the wave more, so you will want to scrunch or plop to help reshape the waves and curls.

Super soaking helps re-clump after combing or brushing. I do it a little differently Once dressed I undo plop and begin to diffuse upside down. I don't know if some of this routine is a little redundant, but I seem to have more spirals.

If I don't super soak, I get less defined wurls. Hi, and thanks for all the responses so far I should have said, I'm in the UK so I might not be able to find some of the products you've mentioned but I'll have a look.

I'm not totally clear on some of the terms used, I did search for a dictionary but couldn't find one. Please tell me - what on earth does "to plop" mean? I've always avoided going to bed with wet hair in case the weight of my head flattened out any curl - now it seems letting it air dry is just as bad.

Watch this video for an idea of what is it. I agree with the suggestions above. The CG method has done tons to make my hair better.

Among the long list of things it has done is make my hair look dry more like it does when it is wet. My waves hold up better. CG before and after picture thread. Protein depending on your hair. The ice queen method helps promote clumps and is used by lots of us with week curl patterns.

A hard hold gel is a great idea. Also try to get some grabby products. The stickiness helps pull the curls together. Biosilk rock hard gelle and ecostyler are just two examples. Also try plopping or diffusing some. This pulls water off the hair. The weight of the water pulls the curls down as the hair dries. Well I ordered a curly hair shampoo sulfate free plus conditioner and smoothing cream and they turned up this morning. I'm still waiting for my microfibre towel to arrive and then I'll give the whole lot a go!

Here is how it looks after one wash, condition and treatment with the contour cream last night. I even used a microfibre towel I think I'm going to try some mousse next time. I sprayed a little bit of water on before I left the house this morning. I have hair like yours and I cannot use creams. They make my hair too happy and my waves get VERY lazy!

I have to use a firm hold gel. Can't be a conditioning one or my hair looks and feels like it has crisco on it! That has given my loose waves some actual curl!

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All of a sudden the beauty aisle has been flooded with creams, gels, mousses, and sprays to help you get the perfect air-dry. If you are getting tired of blowouts, curling wands, and clip-ins, then get ready to enjoy the golden age of lazy-girl style. The beauty of the air-dry is the time it saves.

Sign up for our newsletter to get more tips and tricks. My Cart. Like what you see? July in Hair Type 2. I love the way my hair looks when it's wet, but as soon as it starts to dry there is almost no wave left and no product I've found will really bring it back - do you think I should look into conditioner?

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Sep 17, - My hair is quite wavy, even some spirals when wet, and dries almost (well, there are some bends if I don't brush it, but it just looks messy).

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