Product Heaviness/Lightness?

Precious CurlsPrecious Curls Registered Users Posts: 448
i was just thinking about some of the stuff i heard on here from people talking about products that weighed down their hair or didn't weigh down their hair enough. i understand that people with fine strands cannot use heavy products like people with thicker strands can because it weighs down their hair too much. i dont think my hair has ever been weighed down (considering i have very thick strands), but what does 4a hair look like when it's been weighed down by a product? does that mean that it has a greasy appearance and it's flat to the head? also, what does 4a hair look like when it hasn't been weighed down enough or if the product is too light for the hair? does the hair just not do anything? i think i've used products that weren't heavy enough and my hair didn't curl or anything. just sat there.


  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    when i 1st bc'd, i needed a heavier product to tame my fly-a-ways and frizzies. i started off using [buylink=]kccc[/buylink], then ecostyler. now that i have a little length, the heavier ecostyler makes portions of my hair just go flat to my head (not greasy looking). i end up getting comments that my hair looks like a jheri curl.
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Registered Users Posts: 791 Curl Neophyte
    When your hair starts looking greasy or jerri curl-y the product is too heavy

    Last relaxer: August 2008
    Big Chop: December 2008/January 2009
    Blog: Alice in Nappyland

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