transition period blehh

SnugentSnugent Registered Users Posts: 25
Is it normal for hair to react kind of badly at first to CG because the oils in your scalp have been stripped away for so long and now aren't? And if so how long does this transition period usually last? My hair does feel softer, but my roots/hair feel kind of greasier/gummy/semi wet after I shower and I hate it. And my hair was as dry as the sahara desert before this I used to straighten it sometimes and not have to wash it for around 5 days without grease accumulating. And my hair doesn't look noticeably curlier/wavier/more defined just a little bit softer.
2b Fine
Course under layer
straight roots, frizzy, very dry split ends,
Long.

shampoo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash: Trader Joes Balanced Moisturizing Nourish Spa
Conditioner: GVP conditioning Balm
Leave in: traderJoes nourish spa
Style: L'oreal eversleek anti frizz serum, AIF, Living Proof wave shaping gel, HETT mousse

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  • kstankstan Registered Users Posts: 423
    yep totally normal. Mine lasted for almost 2 weeks I think. It wasn't til after it was over that I noticed any change at all. I just wore a lot of updos. :)
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    started CG on 6/25/12. :duckie:
    • 2c with a strait underneath
    • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
    • Fine side of Normal
    • Thick hair
    • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
  • SnugentSnugent Registered Users Posts: 25
    Okay so I should just carry on I think this is the beginning of my 3rd weekish maybe. Iim afraid I'm over moisturizing with the shea moisture shampoo and the GVP conditioning balm.
    2b Fine
    Course under layer
    straight roots, frizzy, very dry split ends,
    Long.

    shampoo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Co-wash: Trader Joes Balanced Moisturizing Nourish Spa
    Conditioner: GVP conditioning Balm
    Leave in: traderJoes nourish spa
    Style: L'oreal eversleek anti frizz serum, AIF, Living Proof wave shaping gel, HETT mousse
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Registered Users Posts: 3,204 Curl Connoisseur
    Do you know your hair properties? You might need something a bit lighter for cleansing and/or RO (or make sure not to apply RO too close to your scalp). I can't imagine using GVP CB as my RO every time. And if you're over-conditioned adding a bit of protein should help (as long as you're not protein sensitive).

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    3a/f/iii
    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
  • kstankstan Registered Users Posts: 423
    a lot of people use tress naturals for their RO. its a bit lighter than the conditioning balm & I wouldn't put it on my roots either.

    & yes, I'd keep going. My hair got its worst around week 3/4 & then evened itself out. I just wore my hair up a lot for that bit of time.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    started CG on 6/25/12. :duckie:
    • 2c with a strait underneath
    • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
    • Fine side of Normal
    • Thick hair
    • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
  • cmimocmimo Registered Users Posts: 27 Curl Neophyte
    I think that if you used to go five days without washing, you shouldn't be having such a gummy transition. I second the idead of using a lighter conditioner for cowashing, and really make sure you give your scalp a good long scrub with your fingertips (not nails). Another tip that has helped me is to continue scrubbing your scalp as you rinse the conditioner out.

    If you think your hair might light protein, try using the ion effective care treatment conditioner from Sally's as your cowash.
    Clean: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    Condition: SM Restorative Conditioner, Ion Effective Care Treatment, GVP Conditioning Balm
    Style: AIACJ, L'Oreal Everstyle Strong Hold Defining Gel, BRHG

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