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Shoot Me NowThe Best Product for 3B Curly Hair is…

The Best Product for 3B Curly Hair is…
Published on Monday, June 23, 2014 by

NOTHING!

At least if you are me. Because my hair is STUPID.  Course. Curly. Thick. Dry.

For curly haired girls like me, it is ALL ABOUT THE PRODUCT.

Over the last few months I have been on a crusade to find the ultimate product for “3B” hair. Nothing will tame it. Nothing will defrizz it. Nothing will hold the curls in place without being so crunchy you could snap a curl in half.

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Even some of my co-workers are in on the deal. “You have two different hair styles going on and they just don’t work. You have smooth bangs and a curly head. You HAVE to stop straightening. You HAVE to stop shampooing every day.  You have to grow your hair out… NO MORE BANGS!  You should part it a bit to the side and just go natural!” I have even sent updates via pictures to one of my co-workers. “Today I used this and this is what happened…!”

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I have even spent big bucks on Aveda’s Be Curly line. The be all and end all of taming curly hair. Sadly, this is what the 2,000 review 5 star products did for MY hair:

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You know who else has “3B” curls?

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Yup, my girl crush Bernadette Peters. I have gotten so desperate in finding a hair product that works for my brillopad curls that I even googled, “what hair products does Bernadette Peters use?” Believe it or not, that has been googled a LOT by others in the same boat.

After a little research, however, I struck gold. During an interview, Bernadette was documented as saying, “Graham Webb Silk Protein and Making Waves.” I IMMEDIATELY went to Amazon, found the products and <ACK!> discovered the line has been discontinued. Sure, I can get a leftover bottle for $92… but I think I’ll pass.

I will even admit to you that I tweeted to @OfficialBPeters “from a desperate woman who has your type hair (but my curls are a mess) What products do you use?” And no, I have not heard back. I am quite certain Bernadette Peters does not waste her day tweeting, to say the least. But I bet she would gladly share her secrets if someone asked. She just seems like that kind of lady.

In the meantime, I think it is where can i find viagra in singapore to go to Curly Hair Products Anonymous. All the research before buying. All the time viagra price per pill walgreens for sales. And yet none of these 4 to 5 star products will work for me.

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I am TRYING to go all naturally curly. I really really am. But this head of curls just won’t be tamed.

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  • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

    Why do all you curly haired people feel your curls need taming? I think it looks great natural. Bernadette Peters’ hair looks great for a special occasion, but I MUCH PREFER your natural look! You would save yourself a fortune if you just conditioned it and left it natural, in my humble opinion :)

    • http://www.shoot-me-now.com Katherine Murray

      That is such a different spin on the way I have been thinking about my hair.. thanks for giving me that different view. Maybe the bit of frizz is not so bad… as long as I keep using moisturizer and not shampooing every day… maybe it will all come together in the end… thank you!!!

      • http://beetle-blog.com/ babs (beetle)

        You know, this frequent washing of hair does it no good either. I have always washed mine once a week. My hair is totally unmanageable for the first day, at least. By the second or third day it is at it’s best. Surely that says something for the natural oils in our hair? Maybe you could give that a try. I’m sure the shampoo doesn’t help it :)

  • http://www.triloquist.net/ Ron

    Katherine, as you know I used to be a hair stylist so I understand the challenges of curly hair. However, I’m one of those people who loves the look of curly hair so I enjoyed working on it (cutting and styling). The thing I found with curly hair is to just let it be curly and not try to straighten it. With curly hair it’s all about getting a good hair cut and using products FOR curly hair (and yes, I know not all of them live up to their claims). Have you ever tried Quidad products? They are made for curly by a woman who has curly hair and they’re awesome. Here’s their online website :discount viagra and cialis

    They sell a starter kit for $25.00 (deluxe sizes) so you can try it out before investing in the full-size products. They also sell these products at Sephora.

    “Yup, my girl crush Bernadette Peters. I have gotten so desperate in finding a hair product that works for my brillopad curls that I even googled, “what hair products does Bernadette Peters use?”

    I ADORE Bernadette Peters as well! I think she’s not only beautiful, but sooooooooo talented!

    X

    P.S. “But my hair is crunchier than a potato chip in the devil’s kitchen cabinet”

    OMG…I laughed so hard when I read that. Hilarious!

    • http://www.shoot-me-now.com Katherine Murray

      Ron, you would laugh at me RIGHT NOW. I’m like a dog and you threw me a bone… I read your comment and then was about to reply back when I thought, “Hmmmm I need to look at the Ouidad site first so I can let him know I did. Ummmm FORTY MINUTES LATER. Now I want to try Ouidad BAD BAD BAD. And reading some of the comments… some people said this one problem gave them crunchy curls. But then someone responded that the gel is supposed to hold your curls in a “case” while it dries. Then you are supposed to “uncrunch” it once it is dry to take away that hard case. That is so interesting. And then of COURSE I had to look up the “rake and shake” method. I am so there this week when I am on vacation. The big thing I need is a haircut though… that is going to have to wait until I get back. :) Thanks for the tip. And Bernadette? I was able to see her in concert… OH MY GOSH!

      • http://www.triloquist.net/ Ron

        OMG Katherine…you are so funny! But I’m glad to hear you checked out the website to look over the products.

        Yes, many times people don’t follow the directions on a product so that’s why they might say on a review that it didn’t work. But I’m glad someone else responded to correct them.

        Great, I’m glad to hear you found Quidad interesting and may look into it further. Let me know what you think.

        OMG…you saw Bernadette in concert?!!? I am sooooooo jealous! I have a video copy of her performance in the musical, “Sunday In The Park With George.” She’s faaaaabulous!

        I bet she’s a very cool and down-to-earth lady. She just seems that way.

    • http://www.shoot-me-now.com Katherine Murray

      Ron… I just came to this page to look at more comments and saw my google ads say, “Haircuts for older women.” WTF!

  • http://comedyplus.blogspot.com/ comedyplus

    I think I’d just let it be what it’s going to be too. I like your hair.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

    • http://www.shoot-me-now.com Katherine Murray

      The problem with letting it do what it wants to do is if I have nothing in it, the curls aren’t “curls”… it is an afro ha ha! And i mean literally… when I was young the mean kids called me “Bozo.” Big red poof. And clowns? They are SCARY!

  • http://www.roses2rainbows.com/ Linda R.

    I would love to have curls, but unfortunately I was born with stick straight hair so I mousse it, dry it and use a curling iron to give it some body and a little curl. I used to get perms but they rarely turned out like I wanted…something only those with natural curl seemed to have.

    I think Babs idea makes sense. Find yourself a good leave-in conditioner that will control the frizzies without weighing your hair down and making it feel dirty. Frequent washing will dry it out. I usually wash mine every other day or every second day depending on what I’ll be doing.

    You had mentioned needing a haircut. Do you generally wear it all one length or have layers?

    • http://www.shoot-me-now.com Katherine Murray

      Linda… I actually have been researching since Ron mentioned Ouidad. I don’t have a Ouidad salon near me but I am bringing the info about their special haircut for curly hair to my “person” this Thursday. It says NEVER layer and never use those thinning shears…. they give you a “pyramid effect.” And guess who has that? (Me!)

      I haven’t been shampooing now every day… I have been using a leave in moisturizer and it is “better.” But I still can’t find that perfect product. Maybe after the haircut Thursday when all the split ends are cut out. We’ll see!

  • http://www.indigoroth.com/ Indigo Roth

    Hey Katherine! I sympathise on the frizz, but think about it this way – you’re curly AND red. Yowza! <3 Indigo x

    • http://www.shoot-me-now.com Katherine Murray

      I am getting a HAIR CUT this Thursday… a “curly hair person” type haircut… to get rid of all the split ends and hopefully help the curls to settle more. I hated red as a child… but now? “I know” ha ha !!!!

  • Lucy2011

    Omg! I totally understand your dilemma! I’m on thesame boat! And I had Bozo as a nick name in middle school as well :/
    I once bought Oidads product on those promotionals tv adds but didn’t work for me. Well, nothing really does, so I just straightening my hair now. Hopefully you have better luck than me!