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The bottom half of my hair is frizzy and dry, what to do?

kddubkddub Posts: 41Registered Users
Hi,
I just recently started the Curly Girl method, after straightening my hair and wearing mostly ponytails for 10 plus years! I am letting it be curly now, and am struggling with the bottom half of my hair. The top half of my hair is responding well to the curly girl method, getting healthy curls, but the bottom half is still dry and frizzy and not very curly. Is the answer to cut it off?

I am using Loreal sulfate free cleansing conditioner for my wash, then I have been going back and forth between using Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition and Burts Bees shiny grapefruit as a rinse out leave in conditioner. Then I have been putting a little gel in and scrunching with a t shirt, and then plopping my hair for 15 minutes. I am not sure what else to try at this point... any suggestions?

Thanks
Curl Type- 3a, some 2,

CO Wash- Sauve Conditioner or Loreal sulfate free cleansing conditioner
RO- Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
LI- Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in conditioner
Styler- Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
Gel- Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean

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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Have you considered trying a protein treatment? IAGirl has a fantastic PT recipe. It's cheap and easy to make and works really well.

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    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • kddubkddub Posts: 41Registered Users
    I have tried coconut oil treatments... but will try a protein treatment next...
    Curl Type- 3a, some 2,

    CO Wash- Sauve Conditioner or Loreal sulfate free cleansing conditioner
    RO- Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    LI- Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in conditioner
    Styler- Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
    Gel- Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
  • curlyevcurlyev Posts: 246Registered Users
    I had mine cut, but not all at one time. If you do an inch every couple of months, eventually it'll be gone without you losing all your length. Protein might be good as these ladies have mentioned. If it's too much for your hair, you can just put it on the ends only. I use Sally's version of k-pak, and it works really well.
    -3A, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
    -Low poo (As needed): CVS Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo
    -RO: GVP The Detangler
    -Styling: LALSG
    -PT: ION Effective Care (seldom)
    *I have learned that sometimes less is more when it comes to my hair*
    :love6:



  • kddubkddub Posts: 41Registered Users
    Thanks... do you think I should be using something besides just a gel? I notice a lot of people using a curl enhancer?
    Curl Type- 3a, some 2,

    CO Wash- Sauve Conditioner or Loreal sulfate free cleansing conditioner
    RO- Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    LI- Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in conditioner
    Styler- Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
    Gel- Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
  • curlyevcurlyev Posts: 246Registered Users
    Curl enhancers have never done much for me. I just put some of my leave-in on the frizzy spots when I need to. Trying a curl enhancer isn't a bad idea though, it could work for you, you never know. Also, my hair looked better when I stopped using gel and started using cream. I've since switched to mousse, but cream is good too, might be another thing worth trying.
    -3A, fine, very thick, normal por., normal elast., long, dye- free (CG since Nov. '11)
    -Low poo (As needed): CVS Argan Oil Renewing Shampoo
    -RO: GVP The Detangler
    -Styling: LALSG
    -PT: ION Effective Care (seldom)
    *I have learned that sometimes less is more when it comes to my hair*
    :love6:



  • kddubkddub Posts: 41Registered Users
    I just wanted to let you know that I did the IAgirl PT, and it is what my hair needed! I got the underneath bottom half of my hair to curl, it's a miracle! I also bought the coconut and hibiscus shea butter and mixed it in with my gel as I found on another thread. Love the smell and it seems to be helping as well.

    My hair is still a work in progress, I am a week into the CG method, and I feel like I'm having withdrawls from my straightening iron!! I haven't been able to wear my hair down yet, but am getting a trim on Thursday, and with all that I am learning on here, hoping to have my hair healthy soon!

    thanks again for the tips, I appreciate the help!
    Curl Type- 3a, some 2,

    CO Wash- Sauve Conditioner or Loreal sulfate free cleansing conditioner
    RO- Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
    LI- Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in conditioner
    Styler- Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
    Gel- Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
  • Sweet_CurlsSweet_Curls Posts: 16Registered Users
    I think maybe a protein treatment might help.
    Natural since Dec. 2004:toothy8:

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  • SMILE1234567SMILE1234567 Banned Posts: 70Banned Users
    Hi! I have some advice :)

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  • SMILE1234567SMILE1234567 Banned Posts: 70Banned Users
    Kdubbs hair is beautiful. Please tell me how to get it like that?? :) i am type 3A

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  • SMILE1234567SMILE1234567 Banned Posts: 70Banned Users
    Hi please help and tell me how to write a topic :S

    Thanks!

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