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Natural Hair Curl Products

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do the Frizz-Ease products work on natural African-American hair?
    I am searching for products that will enhance the curl, detangle, and soften my natural hair. The curl pattern ranges between 3b and 4a.

    • ANSWER:
      They didn't work for me, personally. I have natural hair and use the Mineral Indulgence products on my hair right now. Like I use the Pure & Natural Detangler to detangle my hair and the Hi Shine Curl Define to enhance my curl. 4a hair is sorta hard to curl since the curls are so small so you would probably not be able to get "soft curls". The curling products that you would have to use HAVE to have a strong hold in order to actually accentuate the really small curls if you know what I mean. The Jojoba & Coconut Milk helped me with softness though.

      http://mineralindulgence.com/

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you curl curly hair?
    My hair is curly, with loose curls, but it dosen't always stay in nice curls and it usually limps down. I want to do curls in my hair but how do I do it? Should I straighen my hair first and then curl it? Or is their a way I can curl it when my hair is in it's natural state? I've tried hair curling products that you use after you take a shower and etc. but I don;t want to know about any products. I just need to know how I can curl my hair if it already has curls.

    • ANSWER:
      The largest curling iron ( 1 1/2 inch) for structured curls. Use on dry hair only.

      It will give you big bouncy curls and volume, but it will sit nicely, not in different directions.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some good hair products for natural curl hair?
    What I mean by natural curl hair, is not those beautiful curly long hair. It is more of wavy an puffy hairs. And really thick too. I am trying to find some great products that can take care of it. I did chemical straightening years ago, so it is kind of dry and damage right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh TRUST ME -- check out www.tightlycurly.com. You're going to love this website.

      Teri (the woman who created the site) has AMAZING step-by-step instructions for how to wash, condition, define, and manage curls exactly like yours! Seriously...when you see where she started with her hair and where she is today (lots of before & after pics on her site), you'll be amazed both at how beautiful her hair is and how simple it is to use her technique once a week. She has perfectly defined curls all of the way down to her waist.

      My daughter and I used to struggle with finding the right combination of hair products and styling. Everything seemed to dry her hair out more, make it frizzy, etc. She hated her hair. Once I found this website and started following Teri's technique, people literally started stopping my daughter on the street to comment on how beautiful her hair is. She's so proud of her beautiful curls now and has stopped asking me to straighten it all the time. There is nothing better than seeing my girl feeling good about her natural beauty!

      This website has EXCELLENT product advice, most of which is very inexpensive and available in your local drug store. Teri's done her research on the ingredients and will tell you very specifically which ones to use and which to avoid.

      I really hope this helps!

  4. QUESTION:
    Would I be able to use natural hair products on my relaxed hair?
    I currently have relaxed hair but I wanted to try and use products meant for natural hair on my relaxed hair. Would it be a good idea to do this?

    • ANSWER:
      Most products on the market for naturals are perfectly fine to use on relaxed hair. Actually, the list of ingredients may be better than products for those with relaxed hair. Naturals usually HATE products filled with mineral oil and petroleum jelly -- fillers that do nothing for your hair. A lot of hair products sold in beauty supply stores may claim to be "shea butter" or "coconut oil", but those ingredients are FAR down the list and masked by those undesirable ingredients. Certain things, like heavy oils, may have to be washed out rather than left on the hair because they could weigh the hair down. Styling products designed to enhance a curl pattern probably wouldn't be of much use on relaxed hair. Try out some moisturizers, conditioners, and shampoos that are natural--your hair will thank you :-)

      Look at some of the products on these website
      http://oyinhandmade.com/
      http://darcysbotanicals.com/
      http://www.curlmart.com/

  5. QUESTION:
    How to make curls stay and look good throughout the day?
    I have curly hair so I always straighten it. But I like to curl it myself if I want to wear it curly because I hate my natural hair. Whenever I curl it, I always straighten it the day before. But I find that the curls never stay good. I use products and hairspray and all that, but it never stays good. Do you think it's because I straighten it first? What can I do to make the curls stay better?

    • ANSWER:
      this is bad for your hair but for my pageants the hairdresser i have always sprays my section of hair shes about to curl with hairspray, then curls it, then sprays it again after! hope this helps! x

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it better to curl your hair when straight ?
    I have seen numerous videos that show girls curling their hair with a straightner while their hair is straight. I have natural wavy hair and I was just wondering how's the best way to curl my hair? Should I curl it when it's straight or wavy? I usually just put curling product in my hair and let it air dry then curl it. Is that the best way to curl it or is there another way?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the best products to prevent frizz and provide hold for natural hair?
    I've been "natural" all my life but always wore it blown out. Only recently have decided to wear my hair in more natural styles. I need something to prevent frizz and to define my curls. My curls drop so easily. Any suggestions. I prefer to use 100% natural hair products.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure where you live, but AVEDA's "Be Curly" is a great product for people with naturally, curled hair. AVEDA is located in a lot of malls around the U.S. and it also has some salons (they are known for natural ingredients). There is another product called, "mixed chic," it is only sold in fine salons, and online. You should "google it." I have heard that "Be Curly" is slightly better though. Another suggestion is to use a silk scarf while sleeping, this usually helps to tame my hair. Enjoy experimenting!

  8. QUESTION:
    what are the natural,none chemical hair products that will straight kinky hair for black women without heat?
    i came across about 3 of them. i have not tried them. in reading the descriptions, it appears that you would need a flat iron to straighten the hair. i tried to find what is so great about them. it appears that they loosen the tangles and kinks. if you know about the products, please tell me. but most of all, is there a such thing as an all natural hair product that will straighten or make the curls looser without chemicals or heat?

    • ANSWER:
      There are natural things that will loosen your curl pattern, but not fully straighten your hair. For instance, henna is known to loosen the curl pattern. I used it once and I noticed a couple of my curls had loosened, so I went to a henna-based website and found out that it can loosen the curl pattern, which is why I stopped using it. It may or may not loosen it by much.

      Either way, to straighten your hair you'll have to use chemical or thermal straightening. There is no such thing as an all natural hair relaxer (they deceive you in the marketing). The only thing "natural" about it is that it might contain a few natural ingredients, so that gives them the right to classify it as "natural." Relaxers contain a strong chemical that's able to break down your hair's bonds to make it straight.

      http://www.hennaforhair.com

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you prevent natural hair frizz in Houston?
    I live in Houston and am transitioning to natural hair, is there anyone out there who has any tips or products suggestions that will prevent my curls and flat ironed styles from frizzing up?! Thank you.
    This is particularly for those who live in Houston or other cities that can get very humid! However, all comments are welcome. Thanx.

    • ANSWER:
      When I workout or it gets humid outside my hair tends to frizz and curl. So to help calm the problem I enjoy using Biosilk 'Silk Therapy' on wet or dry hair. I flat iron my hair and also dab a little bit of this on to control frizz. It's so light and non-greasy and you don't need alot but if you do use it every day it won't make your hair appear oily either.

      While this product is expensive at your local supermarket I find that purchasing it from Costco is much cheaper and it comes in a larger size. You may also want to contact a stylist in your area that can also provide some advice on products that they use and recommend.
      http://www.salonsinhouston.com/Category/Hair/

      'Magic Bullet' by Lanza is another great product that you may want to look into.

  10. QUESTION:
    For ladies with natural hair, what are some good hair care products to use?
    I recently went natural, my hair is in a semi- short afro and it has this natural curl to it. I have been using the organic olive oil shampoo, conditioner, lotion etc….. And it’s been working ok but I was wondering what other products there are out there for natural hair? What have you used? I want a product that is going to help it grow faster and healthier while maintaining that natural curl. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I use Shea Moisture. You can buy it at Target.

      http://www.target.com/s?keywords=shea+moisture&searchNodeID=1038576%7C1287991011&ref=sr_bx_1_1

      I've heard good things about these hair products:

      http://organixhair.com/

      http://www.qhemetbiologics.com/

      http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/

      You could visit that naturally curly website. People over there share stuff about the products that they used.
      http://www.naturallycurly.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    What are natural hair remedies to make your hair grow?
    What are natural hair remedies to make your hair grow? I have tried store products and none seem to work but i heard home remedies are most likely to work.

    Another Question: Does Canola Oil help hair? If so what does it do?

    • ANSWER:
      You can expect 1/2 inch of growth per month. So if you want your hair to grow longer and if your hair is in good condition ask to have 1/2 inch trimmed every 2-3 months. If your hair isn't in good condition have 1/2 inch cut every 6 weeks until the damaged hair has been cut away.

      There's nothing you can apply to your hair, nothing you can eat or drink, no pill to take that makes your hair grow faster.

      Eat healthy and take your multi-vitamin. Taking 5,000 mcg Biotin daily will improve the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

      Split ends are the enemy of growth. People who claim their hair doesn’t grow usually have so many split ends their hair is breaking off at about the same rate it’s growing. Get a trim once every two or three months. Tell the stylist you’re growing it out and want nothing more than the ends evened out and damaged ends removed.

      Don't color, tint, perm, straighten, or bleach your hair. This is important, since even the gentlest products contain chemicals which dry the hair shaft, making it more prone to splitting.

      Never use heat to style your hair- not to dry, not to curl, not to straighten.

      Condition your hair whenever you shampoo. Use a product which promises moisture renewal or hair health.

      Once a week use a deep conditioning product which you leave in for several minutes, then rinse out.

  12. QUESTION:
    Do you think its good to use Aphoghee products on natural hair or tansitioning natual hair?
    Right now I am in between deciding whether i want to keep relaxing my hair or transition to natural hair but either way i plan on using Aphoghee products on my hair starting next month. Also i im not using a perm aymore do i still use the protein treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you'll still need to use protein for your natural hair, though probably not as much, but it would still need to be done regularly. I haven't used Aphogee in over 15 years, so I can't speak to their protein treatments. I use Nexxus Emergency on my natural hair and I do this once a week, along with a moisturizing deep conditioner. If I stop using protein then my hair will loose its elasticity and having non-bouncy curls is not cute. Protein has also kept my hair strong. For natural hair you'll need to do moisturizing deep conditioners more than protein, but it really depends on your hair.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to keep my natural curl in my hair to last all day?
    I have natural curly hair but it does not keep curled all day. What products can i use to help it stay curled all day with out the crunch of gel.
    Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray! :) It's really good.
      I got it for like ! :) Really cheap.
      Its an ultra-fine mist and it has a good hold and its also a water-free formula so it goes on dry (you don`t have to let anything dry before you touch it) and you can layer it on to get a stronger hold.
      It doesn't make your hair crunchy and leaves it touchable, and it holds my curls (with a curling iron...not natural..) all day :)
      It`s a really good hairspray for such a good price!

      ♥MoonlightFairy♥

  14. QUESTION:
    would the curly hair product keep my hair curly permanantly?
    okay i have sraight hair. but i hate it. i hate messing with it in the morning. i just want to wake up with natural curly hair. If i put a curl hair product in my hair will it keep in permanantly? If I use curly hair shampoo and conditioner will my curly hair be here to stay? please i need answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Nope! The only way to permanently alter the wave pattern in your hair is thru chemical processing for example, a perm. If your hair is naturally straight then the products may help to give a slight wave. Curl products are mainly to help enhance any natural curl you may already have.

  15. QUESTION:
    What hair products are good for natural hair?
    I have been natural for about 6 months and I am having problems with my hair. Can anyone recommend any good products for healthy growth and that prevents breakage? Also I have been trying to make my hair curly also so does anyone know of any products to give my hair a curl definition as well? Please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      1.) I would recommend a porosity control product like Roux or Joico. They'll seal the cuticle and soften making it easier to detangle. I've been using this and my hair turned a 180. My hair was rough and some of the hair on my nape was bone straight for some strange reason even though I'd stop relaxing. After reading porosity control products can bring out your natural "hair pattern" I decided to give it a try. My hair went from bone straight to soft mini coils.

      2.) For curl defining it only works if you have curls. There is only so much curl forming products can do. If you do, try eco-styler (), or Kinky-curly curling custard ().

      Hoped that helped! ♥

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best product to use on natural (ethnic/curly) hair?
    I have natural hair now, I have had it about 18 months now and would like to keep it this way. Its growing fairly well now but I'm using a lot of heat for straightening and would like to try curls. My biggest issue is currently getting definition with the curls and the shine. I would also like advice against breakage. I live in Chicago and the winter is doing a job on my hair. I have read so much about so many products, I'd just like to know what works best.

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on your hair. If you have natural hair that you have been straightening, one large issue is heat damage. I hope that this may not be the case, but if you straighten your hair without a proper heat protectant for a long period of time, it can cause breakage and damage and will ruin you natural curl pattern. Make sure this is not the case; does your hair get curly when it's wet? If so...you have a natural curl pattern.

      Another thing is that some people with natural hair do not have a definite curl pattern. For instance, those with 4b hair have more of a zig zag pattern and do twist outs or braid outs to get the illusion of waves and curls since they don't really have a defined curl pattern.

      If you buy a curling gel (there are many) make SURE that you use a good natural leave-in conditioner under your hair first for softness and so your hair wont be dry. To be honest, wearing wash n' gos (curly do's) during the winter may be counter-productive since they are hair gels and really do more for styling than keeping the hair breakage-free and moisturized. I've been natural for a very long time now, but I use the Hi Shine Curl Define from Mineral Indulgence and the Nu loc pudding on top for conditioning. I use a leave-in conditioner under and then apply the Hi Shine, then the Nu loc pudding on top after my hair dries...keep in mind I have 3c hair and a very defined curl pattern. This gives good definition for me and EXCELLENT shine.

      If you have issues with breakage though and dryness from the winter. You should probably focus more on protective styling like twist outs and braid outs as they help retain moisture the most. You can use the HI Shine and Nu loc for this as well. I generally apply the pudding to my hair while is damp and comb through and then twist up with a small bit of Hi Shine on each twist for hold.

      When people do reviews or give advice on products though, keep in mind that that is THERE experience, the only way you will ultimately know what product works best for your hair is if you try it yourself.

      Another good tip if you are having issues with dryness is to do co-washes. They work wonderfully. Just buy a cheap conditioner like Suave or Vo5 from the store and use this to "conditioner wash" your hair. For shampooing you should always use a sulfate free shampoo for napp/curly/kinky hair...and make sure that you don't rinse your hair in hard water because it SEVERELY dries out natural hair and makes it brittle becomes of all of the mineral deposits in the water.

      Hope I helped, and good luck on your natural hair journey!

  17. QUESTION:
    What product should I put in my hair before I curl my hair with a curling iron?
    My natural hair is curly, thick and coarse. When I straighten it, it tends to get dry. So I need to know what product would I use to curl my hair with a curling iron, and to make the curls last long.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get heat protectant sprays or cremes.

  18. QUESTION:
    What hair product is good for making your hair curly?
    I'm an African American female, I want to wear my natural hair curly without adding weave because its soo hot. As of right now I have straight hair because of the perms of course. So I was just wondering if there's a product out there that,can do it. Thanks alot!

    • ANSWER:
      i also have really curly hair. First of all i would recommend a sulfate-free shampoo. if you are looking for more defined and less frizzy curls i would buy deva product. they are specialized in curly hair. Also, if there is an Aura salon near you, they are trained and specialize in cutting curly hair. if you would like to know more go to http://www.mydevacurl.com/

      hope i helped and good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    Black women, how do I style my natural hair with straw curls?
    I have very long, very thick natural hair. Normally, I style my hair in braids, but I decided to let my hair breathe for a while. I didn't want to wear my regular afro, so I would appreciate any tips on styling my hair this way. I know that I need straws, but what else do I need? How long can it typically take to style? If you could provide a link with how-to instructions, that'd be great. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Straw Set Black Hairstyle
      Wearing a straw set black hairstyle is a great way to eliminate the need to work on your hair daily and while it is going out to natural again. To acheive a natural black (Afro) hairstyle, you'll need: several plastic drinking straws or small perm hairstyling rods that are slightly larger for looser curls; setting lotion; and hair end tissue papers. (See instructions on product packaging for proper use of each item.)

      INSTRUCTIONS

      Step 1: Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair and then saturate it with a high quality hair setting lotion.

      Step 2: Part you hair into 1/4 to 1/2 inch sections and place end papers on the ends of your hair.

      Step 3: Roll your hair onto each straw and then secure them using hair pins.

      Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 until you have completed your entire head.

      Step 5: Dry your hair under a hair dryer.

      Step 6: Remove the straws and separate each curl using your fingers. For this hairstyle, only finger combing your hair is necessary, however, to insure your hair does not become dry, spray it with som oil sheen styling conditioner.

  20. QUESTION:
    what is the best Heat protector? Is there any natural hair care stuff? Temp for hair curling with Strength?
    I bought Nioxin Thermal Protecter for hair. Is it good? Is there anything better? Should I spray it on my whole hair and then start strainghenting or should I spray it on each section as I am strainghtening; how about other products

    Is there any good leave in conditionar? Should I spray something after I curl or straighten my hair. Also Is there anything that would make my hair shiny after straightening
    Is there any good natural hair care?

    • ANSWER:
      i use two diffrent heat protectors. ( not at the same time) i use the got2be straight heat protector and i also use the TRESeme heat tamer.
      they both work wonderfully when i do accully style my hair with heat tools withc i barely ever do i hate the feeling that im damaging my hair:

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to curl hair without damaging it at all?
    I heard of people that hot rollers can damage hair and so can curling irons. I have naturally straight hair so any curling products (curling mousse etc.) won't work on my hair. Braiding makes it all frizzy. So is there any other way to get like loose curls without damaging your hair at all?

    • ANSWER:
      ANY kind of heat on your hair is going to stress it out! Heat is NOT natural to your hair and without the proper protection, it will damage.
      I have thick, long, shiny hair. I rarely use heat on it. Maybe on a Saturday night when Im going out. If you use a curling iron on well moisturized hair now and then, it will not affect your hair much at all. Just give it a good recovery with a deep moisture shampoo the next time you wash to prevent it from becoming brittle.
      Go ahead, curl your hair now and then - Its not going to fall out.

  22. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for natural hair to restore?
    I want to know how long does it take for natural hair to grow back. I have curly hair well, use to have curly hair. But then I began straightening my hair every day, since last Feb, and it has messed my hair up! My hair now is curly but weak curls and thin curls and ugly thin straight hair mixed! I used to have bouncy thick curly hair. I know I have to stop straightening my hair, but I am just wondering how long does it take.

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair may be the fastest-growing tissue in the body but, unlike the skin, it cannot repair itself. That is why getting the right balance of vitamins and proteins is imperative. Don't expect to look like you've stepped out of a hair commercial the day after you've changed your diet. It is likely to take at least three months before you actually see tangible results.

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair"

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tampered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      You USED to have bouncy thick curly hair? You will get that again, if you stopped abusing your hair. The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. I have done that, too, in the 80's & 90's. Look @ my hair now, like it USED to be.

      Sources:
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's. I don't even use conditioner for over 15 years. We have soft water. When traveling, I briefly rinse with bottled water.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do i get beachy waves?
    I have super straight, thin natural hair & its so hard to keep curls in! What products & curlers work the best for me?

    • ANSWER:
      take a shower before you go to bed.
      when you come out put alot of hair spray and musse
      in your damp hair.
      thenn go to sleep.
      in the morning curl it with a big curling iron.
      and make it messyy
      ((:
      taaadaaa((((:

      hope it works for you.
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Apbaot3x7ketuhWV6IcM_ZXsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090612194301AAq4dN0

  24. QUESTION:
    As a black female with natural short afro hair how many times is recommended to wash my hair?
    Weekly/monthly without damaging it?

    Also any natural remedies for looking after my natural hair would be helpful.

    As I can't afford big brand products and I don't want to use man made chemicals on my hair anymore. Thanks a bunch!

    • ANSWER:
      Since I co-wash my hair and use the curly girl method, I can wash my hair every day. I use Tresseme Naturals conditioner. Co-washing is quite awesome because your hair becomes super curly from the hydration. With natural hair it's all about moisture, sealing your ends and finger detangling. I also like using henna to elongate my curls. It also conditions your hair and gives it a nice tint :)

      The conditioner isn't expensive. And you can use things in your kitchen do deeply moisturize your hair.

      But I still have work to do on my current hair care regimen. So I have been browsing curly nikki to see what other curleis are doing.

      http://www.curlynikki.com/

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I get my hair into kinky curls ?
    So right now I have a perm. But I'm thinking about going back to my natural hair. But I just wanted to know what products can I use to get my hair in kinky tiny curls. Kind of how dominicans have those tiny curls.

    • ANSWER:
      This one is easy to do. Shampoo and condition your hair. Towel dry. Apply a mousse or other styling product lightly to your damp hair to give it some texture.. While your hair is still damp, bend your head over so you're drying your hair upside down. Dry your hair with the blow dryer while using your hands to scrunch it. Once your hair is dry, throw your head back and immediately spray with silvikrin Flexible Hairspray .

  26. QUESTION:
    how do I keep my hair wavy without frizzing out?
    I am indian, african american, and caucasian. My natural hair texture is like a wavy curl. I would like to wear my hair natural but it tends to frizz in the back and dry out when the water in my hair evaporates. What products should i use to keep my hair wavy without continuously wetting it?

    • ANSWER:
      You need a good conditioner. I suggest Pantene Relaxed and Natural's daily moisturizer. It lasts all day and gets rid of the frizz. :)

  27. QUESTION:
    What hair product is better on natural hair organic root simulator or kinky curly curling custard?
    I'm transitioning to natural hair its been 6 months and i want to know which one is better for natural hair I'm currently using ors but people say that kccc is very good for natural hair because it doesn't contain sulphate

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know who have been telling you, teenagers, or blogs trying to sell you products.

      When you wash your hair with one of those nutrient-rich shampoos, most of the nutrients and active ingredients in the product don’t actually end up in your hair, they wind up down the drain… along with all the money you spent on the shampoo. It is HOW you use to style your hair or what styling tools that damage the hair, and what chemicals you're adding to the hair, not the shampoo.

      My hair had been permed before, and I'm natural now, even if your hair was relaxed, sulfate shampoo had been around for over 5 decades, and I've used that for over 4 decades. We've had more hair loss now, than 5 decades ago. There are also more hair products now, too, than 5 years ago.

      Shampoo & condition the hair as usual, every 4-7 days, but continue to trim off the damaged hair, allowing new growth to take over. Use GENTLE shampoo. Applying a small drop amount of oil to wet hair can also act as a leave-in conditioner and provides excellent conditioning in preparation for the next shampooing. Hand lotion is also great for this.

      The hair industry is a billion dollar business, they sell products that cleans & condition the hair. They also sell products that damage and causes hair loss. They also DO NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. Chemicals & heating tools are the hair's worst enemies.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to make my natural curley hair growout?
    I have medium Curley Hair, its natural. Im half black and white, but my curls are looser. I love straitening my hair and its hard not to, but i want it to grow it. It has many split ends, is there anything i can do to increase its growth very quickly. Any product that can make hair grow longer? Natural hair treatment? i currently use VO5 hot oil treatments once a week.Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try taking vitamins. There should be vitamins with "For Nails & Hair Growth" on the packet. You can also try deep conditioning, avoid heat products (curling, straightening, etc). Avoid products, bleach and dye. Shampoo every other day. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    What products to use to make big and wavy/natural curly hair?
    I naturally have curly/Afro hair but in the last few year I've been using straighteners and now its not as curly as before.
    What products do you recommend to restore my curly hair or to define it?
    Is mousse really working?

    I miss my natural hair.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair is getting heat damaged. You will continue to lose curl definition as long as you continue to straighten your hair.
      I have curly/afro hair aswel and I straightened it for a couple of years until my hair ended up like straw, with ZERO curl definition.

      You need to find a balance. Straighten it sometimes, but sometimes it really needs a break. Contrary to what most people think, our hair is not that resilient and very easy to damage.

      Learn more about hair care instead of hair styling. One thing I wish I learned when I was young is as long as you really take care of your hair, no matter how you style it, it will look good.

      For some curl definition, there are so many things you could try. You need to find what works for you. You can use a leave-in conditioner, and let your hair air dry. Do NOT touch your hair while it is drying, as this creates frizz. You can try a twist-out or bantu knots (tutorials on YouTube)
      The tightly curly method is meant to be great for definition, but its really long (www.tightlycurly.com)

      But honestly, you will mess up your hair BADLY and lose any definition you have if you straighten too often. Heat damage is really really bad, and the longer you do it the worse it is getting.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I get my straight hair to curl?
    I know you might think this is silly, but my hair will not curl!! I've trying the curling irons and rollers, but the "curl" will only last fifteen minutes or so before it starts falling down; even with TONS of hair spray!!

    Are there any super duty products that might make my Japanese hair curl?

    • ANSWER:
      My hair is pretty straight and I have the same problem sometimes. My advice is to keep trying out the different curling products out until you find the best one for you. But don't get a perm!! Natural hair is beautiful and perms/hairdyes/highlights, etc. really damage your hair. You won't be able to see YOUR hair again if you perm it, it will never be the same.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the best products to use on natural African American hair?
    I've decided that I don't want to continue relaxing my hair, but it's been so long since I've had natural hair. I just need to know what sort of products I should use.

    • ANSWER:
      I've gone natural for four years. Best thing I ever did! My hair is in my mid-back and very healthy. I had to go through a lot of garbage to find a few products that seem to be quite good. You don't need a bunch of products. (I learned the hard way!). If you don't want to use expensive products, "Organics" is a good haircare line. They use a lot of natural ingredients and most of their products don't contain alcohol. Alcohol is the number one killer for breakage next to poor hair maintainance! It dries out your hair like crazy! When you have natural hair, you need moisture! If you don't mind spending a bit of money, "Ojon" is an excellent haircare line for natrual hair! I'll tell you what I'm using for myself. I'm using "Pantene Hydrating Curls" shampoo and conditioner. Sometimes I use "At One With Nature" too. I always use the "Reconstructor Conditioner" detangler in the "At One With Nature" line no matter what shampoo I'm using. It's an amazing detangler! With the length of my hair, I need something to comb through this huge amount of hair I have! (I have enough for three people! lol!) I use the "Ojon" treatment and the leave in spray treatment. That is what has made my hair so strong. It was breaking and those products restored my hair to the state it's in now. Great stuff! As a moisturizer, I use the serum in the "Organics" line. I find cream moisturizers are messy on natural hair and most times don't provide the moisture needed. To give my hair some sheen and added moisture, I use the Tea-Tree Shine Strengthening Hair Polish from "Organics". It leaves a nice sheen, and provides moisture. I hope this helped. It was lengthy and I'm sorry for the long read. Good luck on grooming your natural hair!

  32. QUESTION:
    What is an easy way to retain curl?
    I want to know if there are any natural ways to make hair retain curl without using any styling products. I've heard of things like egg masks for your hair. Please, anything natural. I have coarse African American hair, so please keep that in mind, but my lovely friend is with me right now, and she has stick straight auburn hair. Any links to websites are more than welcome! Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Try using s-curl...Or you should only wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoos. But S-curl works really well.

      http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/
      http://www.longhaircareforum.com/forums/

  33. QUESTION:
    I'm curious to know do black/white men prefer black women with natural hair or weaves?
    I'm a black woman and I cut my perm out my hair. I am now wearing natural hair stlyes and eventually planning on locking my hair. I am wonder if men of all races would prefer black women with natural hair or would they like black women with perms and weaves to look like women of other ethics?

    • ANSWER:
      I wear my natural hair in twists, an afro, puffs, or big wild curls when I undo the twists. Go on line and look up Miss Jessie's...she's got great products for natural hair. And yes...I really do think that the majority of guys (black and white) prefer a natural woman. Come on ladies...liberate yourselves--leave the weaves and fake blue contacts alone.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I get beachy/wavy curls without spending all my time using a curling iron?
    I really love those loose ribbony curls. When I use a curler it takes WAY to long and if I sleep with rollers in my hair, the curls are to tight. My natural hair is straight but slightly wavy/frizzy. I need something quick I could do in 5-10 min or maybe products that will give me those loose ribbony curls.

    • ANSWER:
      Try braiding your hair and leaving it over night and then undoing the braids the next morning. They're either called a braid-out or a twist-out :] Try it. I'll give you a link on how to do it :]

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Kq44LfP...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GpJ-GbzL...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPCFN3JBE...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgIOGKceZ...

      Good luck :]

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good curling gel/spray that wont make my hair crunchy?
    I have long hair that is naturally wavy. But the waves are really funky and weird looking so usually I straighten it because it is easier to straighten it than curl it and I can comb it without it frizzing. But I really want to take advantage of my natural wave and try to create some curls that are more consistent. I can blow dry my hair with a product while scrunching and I do get beautiful, albeit wild curls. The problem? I hate the nasty crunchy feel that most curl products have and they are so rigid that I can't comb my hair without it quickly going from curly to ugly and frizzy. This is a problem since like I said, the curls I do achieve are crazy. I look like a bush person. I need something I can comb through that wont let the curl turn to frizz at the slightest touch or feel nasty.

    • ANSWER:
      Aussie

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you do a sewn in weave using the hair wet and wavy?
    I usually wearr my hair sewn in using the remy hair straight. I seen alot of hair that has been curly and I wanted to try the curly. I want it to look real instead of like a wig. Is there a different method that is used when you sew in the culy hair? Where does your natural hair go? And how do you blend your natural hair in to mix with the curly when my natural hair is straight? What products do I use on the hair line and curly weave to keep the curls soft not hard and crunchy? Is there in people in the kansas city area that knows of someone that can do a excellent sew in weave?

    • ANSWER:
      there is no different methods when sewing in weave. You still have to have your real hair braided before sewing it in. at the crown, you would leave a little hair unbraided to blend in with the curls(you would curl your hair or leave it straight).To keep the hair looking its best, you just take care of it like you would your real hair.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do Black Women grow their Afro Textured Natural Hair long down their backs with the use of shampoo and oth?
    How do Black Women grow their Afro Textured Natural Hair long down their backs with the use of shampoo and other natural hair products I like Black Women this is why Im asking this question I want to believe that Black Women can have long hair ?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm african, my hair grows rele fast it reaches below my shoulder blades but it curls up especially when it hasn't comb so it looks short.

      I don't wash my hair for over a month and I don't comb it very often our hair is spiral shaped which makes the oil in our hair be trapped if u wash it too often it shrinks down and the oils won't reach the hair goos enough.

      Anyways what i do is that i plait or cornrow my hair and live it up to a month, if it can go longer without it growing into locks then you can go longer. The way i keep it neat is by tieing it every night before bed and untieing if i have to go out or something.

      And don't comb the hair with a comb to much because the hair breaks very easily it's very brital so if you use the comb very often it breaks the new growths in the hair.

      Our hair grows longer if you do not comb it often. Take the rastas and there Locks...

      Some people hair are naturally short and some if they take there time and be patient it grow very fast and long

  38. QUESTION:
    What can I do to keep my natural curls from frizzing?
    I loveee my natural hair, but as soon as I go outside, it frizzes instantly!! I don't really have a lot of $. I get at the end of each week for allowance. Any natural remedies or product recommendations???
    where can i find a cheap but really good mousse?

    • ANSWER:
      Mousse!!!!! I had the same problem and it saved me, haha. I have curly hair too and it's barely even frizzy anymore, you just put some on after you shower and it stays looking great. It's also not that expensive... Hope I helped! =^)

  39. QUESTION:
    How to make hair not frizzy without buying products?
    Ok. I don't want to buy products. I already use anti frizz garnier frutics and it doesn't really work. I straighten my hair or curl it everyday. My natural hair is somewhat wavy somewhat straight. It's soo frizzy like at the top and here my part is. I can't stand it. It bothers me so much. I use suave strawberry shampoo and conditioner, and whenever I straighten it its so frizzy and when I curl it too. Is there anything I can do without buying products? Help please, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, this might sound SUPER SILLY.... But it works!! The way I have always gotten rid of static in my hair, is by rubbing dryer sheets on it! All you have to do is take the dryer sheet, and gently, (don't push down hard, it may make your hair look greasy!) put the dryer sheet on your hair and rub it downwards wherever it's staticky!!!:) hope this helps!!!:)

  40. QUESTION:
    How do Black Women grow their Afro Textured Natural Hair long down their backs with the use of shampoo and oth?
    How do Black Women grow their Afro Textured Natural Hair long down their backs with the use of shampoo and other natural hair products I like Black Women this is why Im asking this question I want to believe that Black Women can have long hair ?

    • ANSWER:
      It takes a long time for black women to grow long hair because their hair is so curly and dry, that it is easily damaged. When damage happens to the hair, it breaks off. So, many times black women have short hair because their hair grows at the same rate that it is breaking off.

      Also, since the hair is curly, it is harder to see hair growth unless it is straightened. Its an option to get a relaxer done to reduce the curl, but relaxers are very damaging and can cause breakage. Also, ifyou get a relaxer done, you can not get your hair colored with bleach or any dye with ammonia in it.

  41. QUESTION:
    how do you change relaxed hair to go back to natural curls?
    i've been getting relaxers my whole life and i've seen people with the beautiful natural hair. the curls and that type of hair looks beautiful. is it possible for do me to let my hair turn back to a natural state? how long do you think it will take? is there any products i can use it help with my problem? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It would take no time at all.
      Your relaxed hair is relaxed forever. It will never revert back to "natural".
      If you want to be fully natural right now, do a big chop. (Basically cut all your relaxed hair off up to your new growth.)
      OR, you can do what most relaxed ladies who want to be natural do, transition. All you have to do is not get a relaxer ever again. Then, as your new growth gets longer, cut off your relaxed hair little by little. (everytime you've noticed growth.) But to do this, would be tough, because then you'd be dealing with 2 different textures, demarcation, and LOTS of different hair products to keep both types of hair healthy until the transition is over. Most people transition for a year or so.

      Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    What hair product should i use to keep my hair curly?
    I have a few hair products that make my hair curly, but after like 2 hours it's not curly anymore.... Do you know any good product that can help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you a naturally curly head? If you are then you should use Herbal Essence's Totally Twisted curly scrunching gel. Then I 'plop' it on top of my head by using a microfiber towel. After 20 minutes i take the towel down and let the curls fall. My hair stays in its natural curl all day long. But if you have straight hair you could still give it a try and see what happens.

  43. QUESTION:
    What hair products should I use for curling hair and making it look natural and healthy?
    I really like my hair curled, but my hair is always really straight and the curls always die after an hour.
    What hair products should I buy to keep my curls in all day, but won't make it look unnatural and unhealthy?
    I'm also thinking about maybe getting a perm. What are the pros and cons of perms? Is it a good idea?

    • ANSWER:
      My hair is thin and straight, and whenever I curl my hair it doesn't last long. So what I use is this:

      Freeze It Hairspray
      It comes in a gold tin bottle
      You can buy it at CVS
      It's pretty cheap
      And it really freezes your hair
      It works!

  44. QUESTION:
    Will my old hair color never come back after bleaching?
    I want to dye my hair blond, and the only thing keeping me back is the fact that my natural hair color may never come back. Is this true? I don't want to bleach my hair if I can never get my original, natural, born-with hair color back ever again. :c

    Also, I have very healthy hair (i dont straighten/curl and rarley blowdry it and its very soft) and im also planning to get it done at a salon. how will my hair feel like afterwards and what are some products recommended to keep my hair healthy?

    also, i have a cold skin tone. what blond colors do you guys recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      It grows out......

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some tips to keep natural curly hair looking curly?
    Im 13 and i have natural curly hair.
    I have no clue what products to use for natural curly hair.can u help??
    How do you keep curly hair looking curly instead of wavy??

    • ANSWER:
      I have natural curly hair too! It's super easy to keep it curly instead of wavy. First, wash your hair using Pantene Shampoo for perfect curls. It's the pink one. Then put some hair conditioner, also using Pantene conditioner for perfect curls. leave it on for a while.. while waiting, comb your hair with a brush. when you get out of the shower, use Pantene Pro-V hair moisturizer oil replacement. it keeps your curls moisturized and bouncy instead of just frizzy and bushy.

      Well that's what I do! Try it and tell me if it works for you or not!
      So basically, I use Pantene products..

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the best products to define curls?
    I have 4b/c natural hair. Can u recommend hair products and methods to define my curl pattern?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    How to make my Medium curley hair grow out?
    I have medium Curley Hair, its natural. Im half black and white, but my curls are looser. I love straitening my hair and its hard not to, but i want it to grow it. It has many split ends, is there anything i can do to increas its growth very quickly. Any product that can make hair grow longer? Natural hair treatment? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My first suggestion is stop straithening your hair.. It often tends to damage hair.. You are right in trying natural stuff in aiding hair health. Remember your hair reflects your health so stick to healthy foods. Vitamins for hair loss are generally the B group , and and enzyme called Biotin has proven excellent for hair loss and general health. Try to find natural sources rather than pills. You also get Biotin Shampoos and Conditioners. Only take supplements if you are lacking in a particular vitamin. Never ever overdo any supplement..

  48. QUESTION:
    Tips on keeping edges and new grow straight for natural black hair?
    Does anyone know of any good products or have any tips in keeping the edges and new grow straight for natural black hair? I'm transitioning to natural hair, and I'm having a hard time in keeping the texture straight for my edges and new grow. Whenever I flat iron it, it poops back as if I never straighten it.

    • ANSWER:
      Thy Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste. Target & Sally's Beauty Supply sell it.You can also find it at other places I'm sure, but I know those two places have it.

      http://www.target.com/p/curls-passion-fruit-curl-control-paste-4-fl-oz/-/A-13457165

  49. QUESTION:
    How well does the Kinky Curly or Curly Q hair products line work for you?
    I am transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair. I have heard about Kinky Curly and Curly Q products, but I want to know how it works for other people with natural hair. The brand's products include a custard, milkshake, moist curls moisturizer, etc. If you have any review or any helpful hints for use of the products, it would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have transitioned from a texturizer back to natural or flat-ironed hair. I have a lot of hair which is coarse wavy-curly and I had used kinky-curly products before but had not used curly q and never heard of it. here are my reviews for the kink-curly products:

      1) shampoo: very light smell. this is a great natural cleanser. no sulfate which is also great. this is best to use if you put any kind or all kinds of hair styling product on your hair and scalp. cleanses all "hair gunk" completely out of your hair and scalp. The only con of this product is that it make your hair squeaky clean, rough and dehydrated. I apply redken's smooth down shampoo to soften and hydrate after it.

      2) conditioner: this is a awesome detangler. nice fruity smell. works great with curling custard for elongated curls. You can rinse-out or leave-in. I rinse-out because of my hair being coarse and curly and wavy, I mix redken's smooth down conditioner with it, put a plastic cap and sit for 15-20 mins. then rinse-out thoroughly. both conditioners smooth down my curls and waves.

      3) curling custard: I know that each person has different hair textures but there are pros and cons about this product. Pros: Makes very nice curl definition, adds shine, pleasant smell. Cons: dries out hair second day leaving my hair very crunchy, dry and brittle. have to apply water to hair everyday to keep curls along with custard- not good because water along with the custard will continually dry out hair and scalp. the more hair you have, the more heavy it will feel with custard applied. **Only use this product if you do "wash n' go"** on the daily.

      4) pomade- no use. i sort of wasted my money on this. it stated it is supossed to go good with the custard and to apply it on second day to keep curls and sheen. but it does nothing at all. Great cuticle conditioner for my nails and skin though! I don't have the spiral spritz because I don't use spritzes on my hair except if I have wisps or bangs. And the tonic I didn't need because my texture didn't change at all after the texturizer grew out. Well, I am done here and I hope this helps your hair journey! ** God Bless**

  50. QUESTION:
    Black and Mixed women: How can I get my hair to curl up again?
    I'm Black, White, and Potawatomi. Growing up, I had super curly hair but after years of relaxing and pressing it, it is now somewhere between a wave and a curl. It is very long, very thick (and I mean thicker than you've ever seen before. It takes professionals a good 5-6 hours to press it), and very dry. I really want to start wearing natural hair styles but I need to get it into shape before I can do so. What are some good products that will help moisturize it and bring the curl back?

    • ANSWER:
      Try some of the product lines made specifically for black and mixed women with curly hair. Add them to your hair while using techniques like the twist out, braid out, coil out, shingling, or strawset. You should get great results:
      http://www.missjessies.com
      http://www.kinky-curly.com
      http://www.mixedchicks.net
      http://www.blendedbeauty.com
      http://www.curls.biz

      You can do more research by finding your hair type at naturallycurly.com. Underneath it, you should find a list of products that work well for your specific kind of curl.
      http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types

      You can get advice from other girls on message boards like the Black Hair Media forum and Curl Talk:
      http://forum.blackhairmedia.com/
      http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/


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