how do i manage my ringlets?

I have very tight ringlets which are shoulder length. I know that it's bad to wash your hair everyday but I find that it's the only way I can brush it- I condition it thouraghly at night, rinse, sleep on it wet and in the morning wet my hair brush and therefore brush it wet, again! How can I reduce the washing of my hair keeping my defined ringlets without it going fluffy and into a mushroom shape?! Thanks!


  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    Why do you need to brush it every day? To detangle it?
    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!!
  • rosieerosiee Posts: 3Registered Users
    Why do you need to brush it every day? To detangle it?

    It goes really frizzy and shortens which I'm not too keen on!
  • McfrizzyMcfrizzy Posts: 406Registered Users
    rosiee wrote: »
    Why do you need to brush it every day? To detangle it?

    It goes really frizzy and shortens which I'm not too keen on!

    Instead of brushing have you tried scrunching in gel when it's wet to keep your ringlets defined?
    Lo-poo:organix Shea butter shampoo
    Co-wash: suave coconut
    Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
    Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
    Serum-like product: still need one
    Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
    Oils: olive, coconut

    I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
  • minniecurld84minniecurld84 Posts: 18Registered Users
    Sleeping on wet hair is asking for frizz. I sleep on wet hair only if it is braided or in twists. I take them out in the morning and wear it as a style. It adds length too. I have major shrinkage, which is not the style I am going for all the time.
    Try using a curl definer (esp one you can rewet) when you comb your hair wet, let it air dry, and pineapple your hair at night (this also stretches). You can mist with h20 and go in the morning.
    IDK if this helps.
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Brushing causes curly hair to become fluffy and mushroom shaped.

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • curlislandcurlisland Posts: 85Registered Users
    You don't need to brush your hair every day, I haven't brushed mine for the year! The constant brushing is most likely just adding to the fluff. At night you could try the pineapple method, plopping or putting your hair in a loose bun or braids to keep your curls in tact for the next day.
    [PHP][/PHP]High porosity. 3C.
    Poos: NG Hemp Shampoo.
    Condish: Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Condish. Mill Creek Keratin. Aussie Moist.
    Leave in: Alba Botanica Leave In. Tresemme Naturals. Cantu.
    Seal: Whipped Shea Butter Mix.
    Styling: GF Pure Clean. EcoStyler Protein.
    Hair loves: Finger combing. Protein.
    Hair hates: Plopping.
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    If you don't have layers, you might want to consider adding some at your next haircut. Having curly hair all one length contributes to the mushroom effect, and layers tend to reduce or eliminate it.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed

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