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How to weigh down hair

Yes, you are not going crazy. The title says this. I'm one of the few wavy haired people who wants to weigh their hair down.

My hair is pretty soft, and unfrizzy. Only 2c with a lot of weird waves.

But it's huge. Huge, I say! Thicker than thick itself. Enough hair for four heads.

Is there any natural ways to weigh down hair (meaning, not using special million dollar products) that don't include oil and greasy stuff?:angry2:

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  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Yes, you are not going crazy. The title says this. I'm one of the few wavy haired people who wants to weigh their hair down.

    My hair is pretty soft, and unfrizzy. Only 2c with a lot of weird waves.

    But it's huge. Huge, I say! Thicker than thick itself. Enough hair for four heads.

    Is there any natural ways to weigh down hair (meaning, not using special million dollar products) that don't include oil and greasy stuff?:angry2:

    Using a good amount of KCCC or CJ CCCC may help elongate your curls...
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • curlyloxnvcurlyloxnv Posts: 130Registered Users
    I try to reduce volume too! I have only been cg a few months, but the more I do regular dt's it seems to help. I use a heavy leave in (AOHR), seal with coconut oil and sweet almond oil and top with gel. This combination seems to weigh me down enough to tame the bulk! I've tried creams like recoil and curls souffle, but for some reason they actually seem to increase the volume, not sure why but they do. And I do everything right side up, except for SOTC, flipping upside down definitely increases volume. HTH!
    2c/3a, medium/coarse, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    CG and covering the grey!
  • mushroom_headmushroom_head Posts: 118Registered Users
    I can relate! I tried Hair One olive oil recently and it seems to keep the bulk down. It helps to have super moisturizer hair. Also, for me, avoiding proteins.
    Coarse, thiiiick, porous, drrrry, 2c, dislikes proteins, likes ACV!
    Suave or V05 for co-wash, Garnier Nutrise triple nutrition and sleek & shine, Matrix Biolage conditioning balm, FSG and LA Looks sports gel.
  • rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
    Clumping helps decrease volume, too. There's a thread somewhere around here about the "super soaker method" that helps a lot of people get clumps & reduce volume. I'd link it, but I'm on my phone. It shouldn't be too hard to search for - it may even be in a sticky on the general discussion boards.
    Roll Tide!
    I was at the 2009 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games :)



    Medium-coarse, super high density, normal porosity, low elasticity.
    I'm currently trying out various Curl Junkie and Devacurl products.


    Fotki: fotki.com/rolltidegal
    password is 'rolltide'
  • JillH410JillH410 Posts: 594Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair gets pretty huge too! I've found the more leave-in I use the tamer it gets.
    cowash: Tresemme Naturals
    rinse out: Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Leave in: Suave naturals, whichever scent I'm into at the moment
    gel: Garnier Fructis or LA Looks

    3a-3b - high porosity
  • MalxMalx Posts: 72Registered Users
    I am feeling u. In order to weigh my hair down. I use a
    Nice amount of KCKT and a lil bit of KCCC.