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Anybody elses hair do this?

DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
After sleeping on it, and wearing buns for a couple days, my curls fall and look like this. Is that normal? They go from ringlets to nearly a wave as shown. I don't get it. It happens all over. I have naturally 3b hair, why is it doing this? And also, i know the before is a bad picture, but it shows all my fly aways when I'm in the light and stuff. Is that breakage?

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  • luluusluluus Posts: 50Registered Users
    That happens to me too! After a couple days, especially if I put it in a bun, my hair goes more limp/wavy. But not like attractive wavy, just kind of bad looking. So yeah, I think this is normal but I don't know why it happens!:silent:
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Omg I'm so relieved someone can relate! And yeah not attractive wavy at all, just kind of limp and lifeless and worn out. It sucks. I wish i could wear it up or back without losing the curl.

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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Also happens to me! But I just wish I knew WHY it happens, like Luluus said! :(
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Also happens to me! But I just wish I knew WHY it happens, like Luluus said! :(

    I was talking to my nana and she said that when you wear your hair up in a bun or ponytail, it stresses and stretches out the curl causing it to loosen. Kind of like if you wear your hair in a ponytail, it causes a crease. Our hair adjusts to however it's styled. But still, 3c and curlier i don't believe does this. It's confusing.

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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    You're right, DepressedCurls, it is confusing. Yet it does make sense, in a way. But then it just makes me wish that I had 3c curls! :) Maybe some 3c curly girls (or guys) will read this thread and tell us whether or not this happens to them!
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    Cowash: Vo5/Suave Naturals/Tresemme Naturals*
    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
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    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Lol i know, me too! I seen your protein thread, i use eco styler and either SM curl enhancing smoothie or V05 and all have protein so idk if protein would help cause i feel like i use a lot. But protein treatments may be different. Like ION protein treatment from sallys once a week or so?






    You're right, DepressedCurls, it is confusing. Yet it does make sense, in a way. But then it just makes me wish that I had 3c curls! :) Maybe some 3c curly girls (or guys) will read this thread and tell us whether or not this happens to them!



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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Lol i know, me too! I seen your protein thread, i use eco styler and either SM curl enhancing smoothie or V05 and all have protein so idk if protein would help cause i feel like i use a lot. But protein treatments may be different. Like ION protein treatment from sallys once a week or so?

    Yes! Protein treatments! Which makes me wonder if there are side effects of giving your hair a lot of protein. I'll have to find out.
    [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!!!
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Oh yeah that could be an issue as well. Hmm. It's so hard to pinpoint what's wrong and so hard to find a balance.

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  • CarmenOCarmenO Posts: 6Registered Users
    After sleeping on it, and wearing buns for a couple days, my curls fall and look like this. Is that normal? They go from ringlets to nearly a wave as shown. I don't get it. It happens all over. I have naturally 3b hair, why is it doing this? And also, i know the before is a bad picture, but it shows all my fly aways when I'm in the light and stuff. Is that breakage?

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    Mine definitely do the same thing! I have no clue how to sleep w/curls and keep them looking the same.. I have to wet them every time.. I've only been lucky ONCE w/sleeping w/a pineapple and styling the next day w/a lil gel.. but they still look slept on..

    I've been told that buns really help growth, kinda just letting your hair do what it does... I'd believe that for the roots, but the ends/where the scrunchie is around it? Not so sure...
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    I always have to just throw it back after i sleep on it or rewash :/

    And i know, it doesn't seem so for the ends. Unless maybe you used a scrunchie.

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  • xAnitaxAnita Posts: 24Registered Users
    Suffering the exact same issue here too! I use a scrunchie and sleep on satin pillow case.
    Doesn't make sense here to receive good 2nd hair day either!
  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    I think all curly hair does this. I have mainly 3c with a lot of 3b and some 4a sized curls, and some straight and wavy hairs sprinkled throughout. When I bun my hair it is straight/wavy all over. If your hair is in a stretched state for a period of time it's going to look like stretched out hair. Some people do this intentionally to stretch their hair to show length but I've never liked that look on me.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    xAnita wrote: »
    Suffering the exact same issue here too! I use a scrunchie and sleep on satin pillow case.
    Doesn't make sense here to receive good 2nd hair day either!


    Same here, ive tried a scrunchie and bonnet and pillow case...it just doesn't work.
    Ive achieved it by accident before, or if for some reason my hair just decides to behave or when i did conditioner only styling, i could get third day hair but my hair wasn't clumped like i wanted so i quit. Hmm. Idk. :/
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  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    Yes my hair stretches out and it looks soooo bad after lol I only wear buns and high ponytails when my hair is old so I can wash and restyle it after
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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    Yes my hair stretches out and it looks soooo bad after lol I only wear buns and high ponytails when my hair is old so I can wash and restyle it after

    Lol! I never wear buns and/or ponytails when I want to get 2nd day hair. I'll only do it on days when I'm not going anywhere!
    [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!!!
  • tenapaigetenapaige Posts: 208Registered Users
    Also happens to me! But I just wish I knew WHY it happens, like Luluus said! :(

    I was talking to my nana and she said that when you wear your hair up in a bun or ponytail, it stresses and stretches out the curl causing it to loosen. Kind of like if you wear your hair in a ponytail, it causes a crease. Our hair adjusts to however it's styled. But still, 3c and curlier i don't believe does this. It's confusing.

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    U girls should try the pineapple routine and then wear a satin bonnet or scarf or u can use a satin pillow case
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    tenapaige wrote: »
    Also happens to me! But I just wish I knew WHY it happens, like Luluus said! :(

    I was talking to my nana and she said that when you wear your hair up in a bun or ponytail, it stresses and stretches out the curl causing it to loosen. Kind of like if you wear your hair in a ponytail, it causes a crease. Our hair adjusts to however it's styled. But still, 3c and curlier i don't believe does this. It's confusing.

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    U girls should try the pineapple routine and then wear a satin bonnet or scarf or u can use a satin pillow case

    That's what i do, the bonnet squashes my curls :/

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  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    Yeah the bonnet squashes my curls too. I'm going to get a satin pillowcase soon and see if that helps
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:
  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    I used to pineapple my hair before I would put on my satin bonnet, but that made my curls extra squashed! It looked horrible! My satin pillowcase works much better! :)
    [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!!!
  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    My mom has a pillowcase and I have a bonnet so I think I can convince her to switch! Haha her hair is much shorter than mine so it might not squash so much.
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:
  • tenapaigetenapaige Posts: 208Registered Users
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    My mom has a pillowcase and I have a bonnet so I think I can convince her to switch! Haha her hair is much shorter than mine so it might not squash so much.

    I might switch to the pillowcase my freakin bonnet always falls off lol
  • MissDarceiMissDarcei Posts: 193Registered Users
    tenapaige wrote: »
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    My mom has a pillowcase and I have a bonnet so I think I can convince her to switch! Haha her hair is much shorter than mine so it might not squash so much.

    I might switch to the pillowcase my freakin bonnet always falls off lol

    The pillowcase worked for me last night! I pineappled/pillowcased and refreshed a little with a quarter sized amount of conditioner and water. My hair turned out almost as good as day one
    3c Hair
    Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
    CG since August 2011
    :love4:Loving my hair!!!:love4:
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    tenapaige wrote: »
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    My mom has a pillowcase and I have a bonnet so I think I can convince her to switch! Haha her hair is much shorter than mine so it might not squash so much.

    I might switch to the pillowcase my freakin bonnet always falls off lol

    The pillowcase worked for me last night! I pineappled/pillowcased and refreshed a little with a quarter sized amount of conditioner and water. My hair turned out almost as good as day one

    Looks like i need a satin pillow case!

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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    MissDarcei wrote: »
    tenapaige wrote: »

    I might switch to the pillowcase my freakin bonnet always falls off lol

    The pillowcase worked for me last night! I pineappled/pillowcased and refreshed a little with a quarter sized amount of conditioner and water. My hair turned out almost as good as day one

    Looks like i need a satin pillow case!

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    Yes! Get one, and then let us know how it well your hair turned out the next day!
    [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!!!
  • ValdovinosValdovinos Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have hair very similar to yours and this happens to me too. It's a choice between shrinkage and a tighter curl (usually in the front) if I leave my hair down, or it will become much more loose and undefined if I put it up in a pony or bun.

    I've tried spreading my curls in a fan-shape while I sleep but it doesn't do much. I've also tried making a ponytail and banding every inch or two with an additional holder, that just leads to awkward curls.

    I also notice the curls near the nape of my neck get like a nest. I have the most shrinkage there and the hair becomes 4-5 inches shorter than the rest which pushes up my middle-back section of hair and it's just awful. A week ago I even had to cut off an untameable knot. Does anyone have advice on how to help with that?
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    This happens to me too and I even have to be careful when I pineapple - some pieces come out straight if I force them up too high.