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    Default The New - 2a F Support thread

    As a 2a fine, I find it difficult to hone in on the right products and techniques for my hair type.

    If I follow a curlier haired products... I get greasy/weighted down hair!

    If I follow the straight hair route... I get a tangled mess!

    Are there other 2a fines that feel it's a tough hair type to take care of?

    What do you all do for your hair to make it work the way you want it to???

    Maybe it's just me????

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    *raises hand*

    It's been two years and I still haven't quite found the routine that works for me.

    I can't seem to ever get my hair moisturized enough so I don't really have any tips for other 2a F... just a sympathetic understanding.

    I'll be hanging around to see if anyone has figured out a good routine.




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    Quote Originally Posted by EvaSimone View Post
    *raises hand*

    It's been two years and I still haven't quite found the routine that works for me.

    I can't seem to ever get my hair moisturized enough so I don't really have any tips for other 2a F... just a sympathetic understanding.

    I'll be hanging around to see if anyone has figured out a good routine.
    Hi EvaSimone!

    I'm so glad you understand.... lately I've been so frustrated with my hair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Angel View Post
    Hi EvaSimone!

    I'm so glad you understand.... lately I've been so frustrated with my hair!
    Yep me too! I am actually contemplating going back to cones although I haven't used them in almost 2 years.

    I am hoping their is a 2a F haired LHCer who knows all of the answers for our hair type and will post.




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    Quote Originally Posted by EvaSimone View Post
    Yep me too! I am actually contemplating going back to cones although I haven't used them in almost 2 years.

    I am hoping their is a 2a F haired LHCer who knows all of the answers for our hair type and will post.
    Oh my gosh! Me too! After so many "fried hair" with naturals and no cones.... I'm ready to go back to cones like a long lost family member!!!!!! LOL

    I tried HE Hydralicious Reconstrucion Conditioner. It was heavenly in it's slip! It was just fabulous the way I could take a big toothed comb through it right away. something that I haven't been able to do for the last two years of no cones!

    The only bummer was that it made my hair stick straight. There was nary a curl or a wave left in my hair! I was so bummed!

    Tomorrow is wash day, so I'm going to try the next cone conditioner on my list HE Tousle me Softly. Hopefully, it won't be so heavy on my hair???

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    I think one of the things that has happened in my search for good products for my hair, is that I have forgotten my hair is fine.

    I know that sounds funny, but I remember that it's wavy, so needs moisture. And other things to treat that....

    But I often overlook that the reason why a LOT of products don't work for me like they do for other wavies is because my hair is fine.

    I had an epiphany the other day! Well, at least I hope it's one......

    I've tried a lot of oils and other products for wavy/curly hair and they've been terrible on my hair. And just the other day I realized why........ my hair is fine and is EASILY overwhelmed with products weighing it down.

    So, I've decided to try a new tact! A new plan of attack, if you will!

    Instead of pursuing moisture so much, I will pursue volume conditioners that also have great slip and moisture......

    Ok, so it might not work, but it's my latest theory on what to do with my very unmanageable hair!!!!


    So, we'll see if that works or not????????

    Anyone else out there in 2a/F land have any theories they've tried and failed or tried and worked????

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    K_angel good luck with the volumizing angle! When I used cones I used to like Sunsilk volumizing conditioner and shampoo.

    As for going back to cones I am still trying to avoid it, my hair always feels coated with cones but dry and tangly without. It's a no win situation for me right now.

    I am trying out a coconut milk soak so if that works decently I will post here.




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    Quote Originally Posted by EvaSimone View Post
    K_angel good luck with the volumizing angle! When I used cones I used to like Sunsilk volumizing conditioner and shampoo.

    As for going back to cones I am still trying to avoid it, my hair always feels coated with cones but dry and tangly without. It's a no win situation for me right now.

    I am trying out a coconut milk soak so if that works decently I will post here.
    :wavin: EvaSimone: Over the last year or so I've been nothing but frustrated with trying to keep moisture in my hair.... and I guess I've decided finally to do the cones thing... Maybe I can find one that will not feel so coated?????

    I just bought some HE Tousle Me Softly... so, we'll see what happens.

    My last cone experiment was HE Hydralicious Reconstruction Conditioner. While wet it was a perfect dream! My hair combed out in 5 times through!!!!!! I was so excited! And then my hair dried.... and there was not even a wave left in the "joint!" My hair was stick straight and thin! What a shocker!!!!!!

    I think I only am happy when I think I have an idea that might work!

    My shampoo is perfect!!!! Now I want to have a perfect conditioner! Is that too much to ask for????? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_Angel View Post
    :wavin: EvaSimone: Over the last year or so I've been nothing but frustrated with trying to keep moisture in my hair.... and I guess I've decided finally to do the cones thing... Maybe I can find one that will not feel so coated?????

    I just bought some HE Tousle Me Softly... so, we'll see what happens.

    My last cone experiment was HE Hydralicious Reconstruction Conditioner. While wet it was a perfect dream! My hair combed out in 5 times through!!!!!! I was so excited! And then my hair dried.... and there was not even a wave left in the "joint!" My hair was stick straight and thin! What a shocker!!!!!!

    I think I only am happy when I think I have an idea that might work!

    My shampoo is perfect!!!! Now I want to have a perfect conditioner! Is that too much to ask for????? LOL
    good luck! That's one of the other reasons why I don't like cones, it takes most of the wave out of my hair. If you find a conditioner that leaves some wave let me know okay?!?

    Their is actually a lady that sells homemade shampoos and conditioners here. They are full of good ingredients and have one cone near the end of the list. I've been thinking about buying some but first I have to go back to the farmers market and track her down.




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    I was a VERY good girl and tried every natural hair conditioner I could find... and they all ended disastrously except for your wonderful suggestion of Giovanni products. They saved my hair from being fried. But I want more... maybe I'm being greedy, but I want soft, shiny, tangle free happy hair!

    I just got up and tried the Tousle Me Softly on the ends of my hair.... (I got impatient and couldn't wait! LOL) and it seemed to allow more wave... doesn't feel as weighted down as the the first HE I tried.... but I'll have to wait until my test "patch" fully dries to see what it will do.

    If I like how my test feels in the morning I'll do my whole length tomorrow after my shampoo.

    Stay tuned for more exciting experiments..........

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