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What's going on with my hair?

Leah13Leah13 Posts: 25Registered Users
I've been about 3 months CG now and I've been loving it. Of course I went though the initial greasy/frizzy stage but eventually my hair started looking really great! For the past week though, my hair has been looking really frizzy and gross. I don't know why, I haven't done anything different to it all all. It looks really bad, I've been tempted to take the straightener to it. Anyone have any tips or know why this might be happening?
Hair type: 2b, COARSE!
Products: Suave naturals, Shea Moisture curling souffle
Length: Middle back | Goal: Waist length
EVOO treatments regularly + biotin
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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Hmmm...there are a couple of things that could be happening: 1) If your hair is fine, you may be over conditioned. Try a protein treatment, 2) You have build up. A silicone-free sulfate shampoo, a low-poo, or a baking soda wash followed by an ACV rinse will normally solve this, 3) Your hair doesn't agree with some of the products you're using. Have you changed anything since you first started the CG method?

    Let me know if I helped!!! :)

    EDIT: Don't straighten it just yet! That'll just knock you back to stage 1!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • Leah13Leah13 Posts: 25Registered Users
    Hmmm...there are a couple of things that could be happening: 1) If your hair is fine, you may be over conditioned. Try a protein treatment, 2) You have build up. A silicone-free sulfate shampoo, a low-poo, or a baking soda wash followed by an ACV rinse will normally solve this, 3) Your hair doesn't agree with some of the products you're using. Have you changed anything since you first started the CG method?

    Let me know if I helped!!! :)

    EDIT: Don't straighten it just yet! That'll just knock you back to stage 1!

    Wait, so if you straighten it it'll knock you back to stage one? Why is that? I did straighten it for the first time about a week ago but I didn't think that had to do with my hair looking bad now! I haven't been using any different products or anything, and my hair hates protein haha. Thank you for your post!! You helped a ton :)
    Hair type: 2b, COARSE!
    Products: Suave naturals, Shea Moisture curling souffle
    Length: Middle back | Goal: Waist length
    EVOO treatments regularly + biotin
    :blob7:
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Leah13 wrote: »
    Hmmm...there are a couple of things that could be happening: 1) If your hair is fine, you may be over conditioned. Try a protein treatment, 2) You have build up. A silicone-free sulfate shampoo, a low-poo, or a baking soda wash followed by an ACV rinse will normally solve this, 3) Your hair doesn't agree with some of the products you're using. Have you changed anything since you first started the CG method?

    Let me know if I helped!!! :)

    EDIT: Don't straighten it just yet! That'll just knock you back to stage 1!

    Wait, so if you straighten it it'll knock you back to stage one? Why is that? I did straighten it for the first time about a week ago but I didn't think that had to do with my hair looking bad now! I haven't been using any different products or anything, and my hair hates protein haha. Thank you for your post!! You helped a ton :)

    Depending on how often you straighten and how healthy your hair is, straightening can damage your curls. My hair is 3b and I straightened it a while back, now there are certain parts of my hair that are dry and frizzy. But it appears that you don't straighten your hair often, so I doubt that you have any serious damage. I suggest that you try deep treatments since your hair doesn't like protein! Oh, and you're welcome! :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Curly and PROUD!!!

    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!
  • KamalaKamala Posts: 2Registered Users
    Only natural oils contain full nourishment required for your hair. No other products can care your hair ......
  • KeihsKeihs Posts: 435Registered Users
    Leah13 wrote: »
    Hmmm...there are a couple of things that could be happening: 1) If your hair is fine, you may be over conditioned. Try a protein treatment, 2) You have build up. A silicone-free sulfate shampoo, a low-poo, or a baking soda wash followed by an ACV rinse will normally solve this, 3) Your hair doesn't agree with some of the products you're using. Have you changed anything since you first started the CG method?

    Let me know if I helped!!! :)

    EDIT: Don't straighten it just yet! That'll just knock you back to stage 1!

    Wait, so if you straighten it it'll knock you back to stage one? Why is that? I did straighten it for the first time about a week ago but I didn't think that had to do with my hair looking bad now! I haven't been using any different products or anything, and my hair hates protein haha. Thank you for your post!! You helped a ton :)

    Sometimes when I straighten my hair, it seems to take a while for my hair to get it's natural curl pattern. It is looser, but over time curls right back.
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    Are you using the same products every day? Sometimes your hair will just get tired of them. I like to rotate between different products on different days.
    2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
    medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

    low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
    RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
    stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF