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Birds-nest at nape of neck...

I'm loving my hair since going CG, but my only problem is my tendency to get those pesky birds-nest type tangles right at the nape of my neck. There's specifically 2 sections of hair on each side that always get knotted up. The hair is very fine, but drier and tends to split. It's like my hair just rubs against my clothes all day and gets tangled...

any tips? Maybe more DTs on just that section of hair?
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*

Comments

  • JewelCurlsJewelCurls Posts: 191Registered Users
    I get this! I found that if I skip curl/ finger curl those sections it helps them keep their shape. Also, I hate putting my hair up (gives me headaches) but if I am wearing a sweater I try because it destroys my hair. I try to stick with nice smooth clothes, and that helps a lot. Also, when air drying, I don't wear a shirt that come up high enough for my hair to run against, and this seems to help.
    You can't stop my happiness 'cuz I like the way I am! -Hairspray
    Dangerously open to product suggestion
    3b, thick, angled bob, coarse, low(ish) porosity.
    Favs:
    Poo (when I get buildup): Bumble&Bumble Curly Shampoo
    Lo-poo: L'Oreal EverCurl Cleansing Conditioner
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Prep
    Stylin': Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer for a natural full-bodied look, SheaMoisture Smoothie for finger curls.


  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I get it really bad, too. Protein seems to help. Maybe a little coconut oil, too.

    My winter coats are brutal on that part of my hair, for sure!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    Ugh, I have this too. I keep some of the wispier ones cut shorter, and extra-DT the others with lots of coconut oil... it seems to help; they could be much worse :) They're just a little rough.
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • Joce12Joce12 Posts: 35Registered Users
    My biggest problem is my scarfs. I always make sure to put extra leave-in and oil on the hair that's most prone to tangling, and put extra conditioner in the shower, same with DT's.
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    Actually a week ago I tried IAgirls protein treatment helped a TON. I just did it on the underneath, dry portions and I've definitely seen an improvement in 1 treatment.

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/2/116257-pt-recipe-promised.html
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*
  • Aussie_DogAussie_Dog Posts: 27Registered Users
    Oy, I can't figure out how to get past this. My work shirt is the type that likes to grab strands of hair and pull them from their curls, then wind them up and tangle them up with each other.
    Some people are like slinkies... Not really good for anything, but
    you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Mine does it everyday, no matter what I wear. :/

    I'm convinced there is no cure. Back in my pre CG days I would coat that area in a shine/smoothing serum. That's the only thing I've found that helped a little.

    Oil seems to help some - I put jojoba oil under there, and that seems to do some good. Overall, tho, it's just a matted mess.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    Aussie_Dog wrote: »
    Oy, I can't figure out how to get past this. My work shirt is the type that likes to grab strands of hair and pull them from their curls, then wind them up and tangle them up with each other.

    I can definitely relate. My college uniform has us wearing polos with collars which can wreck havoc :(
    I've been trying to use extra, hard holding gel, as well as the protein treatment I linked above.
    CG Birthday: 7/25/11
    Type 3a/2c
    Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
    Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave In: ^^^^
    Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
    *Desert Curly*

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