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Help! Dry, frizzy hair. What could it be?

I've been CG for around a month now. And the first few weeks my hair loved it. But like the last week or so I have had horrible hair. It's all dry and frizzy with no definition. My hair normally has definition and shine even without any product.
What could cause this change?

Here's a pic of what my hair looks right now...

Comments

  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    Frizz can be caused by a number of factors - build up, overconditioned, not enough protein, manipulating the hair too much during drying, etc. Take a good look at your products and their ingredients. Are they the right ones for your hair type? Did you clarify before starting CG? My hair is fine and prone to being overconditioned. I need to use light products, low-poo regularly and balance the moisture with protein. These links may help you:
    Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
    Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • AnnieRoseAnnieRose Posts: 87Registered Users
    Thanks!
    I will look into it. I carefully followed all the steps when going CG but maybe I got something wrong.
    I hope I can fix this soon.
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    mhen76 wrote: »
    Frizz can be caused by a number of factors - build up, overconditioned, not enough protein, manipulating the hair too much during drying, etc. Take a good look at your products and their ingredients. Are they the right ones for your hair type? Did you clarify before starting CG? My hair is fine and prone to being overconditioned. I need to use light products, low-poo regularly and balance the moisture with protein. These links may help you:
    Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
    Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly

    ^this. Don't even have anything to add. Lol
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    all of the above plus how you dry your hair can create frizz. use a curl-friendly towel, t shirt... and blot it, don't really dry it.
    if you blow dry, always use a diffuser and leave your hair slightly damp.
    HTH

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • AnnieRoseAnnieRose Posts: 87Registered Users
    rbb wrote: »
    all of the above plus how you dry your hair can create frizz. use a curl-friendly towel, t shirt... and blot it, don't really dry it.
    if you blow dry, always use a diffuser and leave your hair slightly damp.
    HTH

    Thanks for the tip,
    I have a 100% cotton T shirt that I use and that normally worked.
    I also never use any type of heat on my hair. I had to cut it because of heat damage and am really paranoid now.
  • AnnieRoseAnnieRose Posts: 87Registered Users
    I'm still not sure what the cause is.
    It could be over-conditioning....I co-wash a lot.
    Would a protein treatment reverse the effect of too much moisture?
    I am kind of afraid to do one because I don't know how my hair reacts to protein.
  • rangersfanrangersfan Posts: 40Registered Users
    I had this problem when first going GG. I did a search on the water in my town and found out it was very hard and was building up on my hair. I tried clarifying with shampoo and my hair was back to normal. I went out the next day and bought a filter for my shower and problem solved. You might look into this. It could very well be from your water that's building up on your hair. One big indication was before the filter I could never keep my glass shower door clean. It always had what looked like a white film. It wasn't soap scum just a cloudy film that took lots of elbow grease to get clean again.