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Curly Hair? What products do you use?

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So I am back to basics. I was a curly hair gal and about 10 years ago my hair was breaking off and falling out. I started doing a Brazilian Process every few months and it stopped the hair loss. Every time I tried going back natural hair loss occurred again.

With the virus, I am back to natural and no hair loss is happening so will keep it growing and next month will venture for a curly cut.

Meanwhile it has been a long time since I used products for curly hair so asking what do you use and why do you like it? Does it have have a fragrance? Prefer the least or none. My biggest concern is moisture and containing the frizz.
 

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Do you like a soft mousse or a firmer gel? I always felt a firmer gel kept the curls in and frizz down. Let me know and I will write down the brands.
Since I started taking methotrexate for my RA, I have lost the curl, the body, and some hair.I actually miss the curls.
 

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Do you like a soft mousse or a firmer gel? I always felt a firmer gel kept the curls in and frizz down. Let me know and I will write down the brands.
Since I started taking methotrexate for my RA, I have lost the curl, the body, and some hair.I actually miss the curls.
I really don’t know what I like. Just looking for something that works.
 

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I really like the Paul Mitchell products for curly hair. I use the "full circle" leave-in (a leave-in is a *must* for me if I want to comb through it, LOL!) and will use both the "twirl around" styling product (for a firmer hold) and the Paul Mitchell "round trip" which is a lighter hold from the Express line. I have also used the "Say Yes to Coconut" leave-in product and found that effective.

I know folks rave about the DevaCurl line, and I bought some when the last of the PM stuff I had ran out. Really not all that impressed. I mean, it works, but not noticeably better.

The key for me was not using shampoo as much. I only wash with "regular" shampoo maybe every third time I shower/wash my hair. I rotate between that, the coconut shampoo from Alba Botanica (which doesn't foam at all,) and washing my hair *only* with the Alba Botanica coconut conditioner. That has been the difference in making my hair really shiny and less frizzy overall, without using alcohol-based products (which I really try to avoid, esp. in the leave-in products.)

NOTE: I don't blow dry my hair ever, anymore--gave that up in my early 20s, LOL! I spray/work in leave-in, comb through, add styling product, and then let air dry. Ain't nobody has time for anything else. ;)
 

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I really like the Paul Mitchell products for curly hair. I use the "full circle" leave-in (a leave-in is a *must* for me if I want to comb through it, LOL!) and will use both the "twirl around" styling product (for a firmer hold) and the Paul Mitchell "round trip" which is a lighter hold from the Express line. I have also used the "Say Yes to Coconut" leave-in product and found that effective.

I know folks rave about the DevaCurl line, and I bought some when the last of the PM stuff I had ran out. Really not all that impressed. I mean, it works, but not noticeably better.

The key for me was not using shampoo as much. I only wash with "regular" shampoo maybe every third time I shower/wash my hair. I rotate between that, the coconut shampoo from Alba Botanica (which doesn't foam at all,) and washing my hair *only* with the Alba Botanica coconut conditioner. That has been the difference in making my hair really shiny and less frizzy overall, without using alcohol-based products (which I really try to avoid, esp. in the leave-in products.)

NOTE: I don't blow dry my hair ever, anymore--gave that up in my early 20s, LOL! I spray/work in leave-in, comb through, add styling product, and then let air dry. Ain't nobody has time for anything else. ;)
Is there a strong scent with the Paul Mitchell products? My hair is wavy curly, not a very tight curl but gets frizzy. What is your hair like?
 

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Same. Not ringlets, and not really tight curls. Wavy curly. Working on my #whitegirlfullfro during the #quarantimes, in the sense that it can get puffy and big. ;) Usually in some kind of layers, because it can get very heavy.

Not a strong scent at all, if any. And I'm a very olfactory person...I worked for The Body Shop Int'l for many years, so I tend to remember and discern scents pretty well.
 

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Too funny - I was just thinking about getting the brazillian process again to get rid of my curls.

I use the DevaCurl No Poo Shampoo and Conditioner. There is a scent (kind of a medical scent) but my hair doesn't smell like that after using it. My stylist said these products put moisture in your hair and it helps with frizz. My hair is a lot less frizzy since using the DevaCurl products that I've been using for about one year.

My stylist also recommended these products (I don't think they have a scent) to leave in my hair. I use a combination of all three after washing and shampooing my hair. I mix all three together in my hands, then rub through my hair. I do not comb them in. I let my hair air dry.
Argon oil (small amount)​
Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse​
Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream​

My hair was wavy curly too, more wave than curls with frizz. When using these products and twisting my hair with my fingers, I get nice looking curls, definately not waves. These products combined with a hair cut for curls (a few more layers), gives me nice looking results.
 

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I also have curly hair and have had keratin done for about 5 years. I couldn’t find a good salon near me when we moved, so I taught myself to keratin my own hair since my hair is short it’s not too bad. I buy the product on Amazon. Brazilian keratin hair treatment Original strength.

So I know this doesn’t answer your question, but sharing a possible option .
 

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Too funny - I was just thinking about getting the brazillian process again to get rid of my curls.
If you do a Brazilian process I suggest only the Brazilian Blowout Brand. I am super sensitive with chemicals and this was the only brand that I had no reaction from. My hair is beautiful and easily managed with the process. Just a pain to sit for hours.

With the virus, figured I really don’t want to be in a salon for many hours so it is an opportunity to try the curls again. I will go to the salon to get a haircut next month.
 

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I also have curly hair and have had keratin done for about 5 years. I couldn’t find a good salon near me when we moved, so I taught myself to keratin my own hair since my hair is short it’s not too bad. I buy the product on Amazon. Brazilian keratin hair treatment Original strength.

So I know this doesn’t answer your question, but sharing a possible option .
My hair is long. Definitely could do it on my own but do I want to? I might do it myself to smooth my bangs. They were the worse spot of frizz of my whole head, seems the same now.
 
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