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I don't know where to start.

I've struggled with frizzy, poofy, thick hair my entire life - I straightened it every day in middle school (I'm now 17), but even that didn't seem to work correctly. I received a pixie cut my freshman year and decided to embrace my curly hair from that moment on, but as my hair grew out, it got continually less curly (I think I'm 2B/2C, probably more 2B) and became more frizzy and nonuniform in curling. I use the CG method mainly, with a sulfate-free shampoo once a week or so, but I don't know if it's my haircut that's weighing everything down or if my hair just isn't taking to the products/I'm not applying them correctly; I'm really at a loss here.

I doubt my hair is curly enough to benefit from a devacut, plus the closest stylist is 45 minutes away from where I live. Right now I have two distinct layers of hair - my stylist (also my mother's) cut my hair wet, so the difference in length between the two must have not seemed as drastic as it was before it dried. The longer layer comes down to my shoulder blades, and the top layer brushes my shoulders. Regardless of how a new cut would affect my hair, I'd still like to fix this - what do I do? I'd like to keep the length, more or less, but I don't know what to ask for that would solve this problem.

Mostly just have frizzy triangle head fluff right now and I'd just like some direction on where to go from here. Products/methods/anything would be welcome, and thanks in advance.
Jumping on the bandwagon here.
2b/2c, low porosity, high density, medium/coarse.
  • If sulfate-free 'poo: Alba Botanicals and L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner.
  • If cowashing: Alberto VO5 and Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner.
  • I'll occasionally use the Yes to Carrots as a second conditioner if I use a 'poo, but still experimenting.
  • Also experimenting with leave-ins, but Yes to Cucumbers Color Protection Conditioner works for now.
  • I enjoy Aussie brand gels.


  • kolochitakolochita Posts: 118Registered Users
    You could try adding more layers, avoiding extremely short ones. A cut could help you avoid pyramid hair. How porous is your hair? And how often do you deep condition or do some kind of deep treatments? Those always help me with frizz problems. Also, i apply my styling products to soaking wet hair; i notice a huge difference in terms of frizz or flyaways. I'm 3a, though, and low porosity, but some of this should help...

    Type: 3a
    Dense, fine/medium texture, low porosity

    Low-poo: Devacurl No-Poo/ Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo/ Elacel Aloe Vera Shampoo
    Conditioner: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner
    Leave-in: Devacurl Set It Free/Lush R& B
    Styling: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray-Gel/ L'Oreal Silk & Gloss Curl Power Mousse
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    What products are you using?

    Even if there aren't any devacurl stylists close to you, you can still find a stylist that is willing to cut your hair dry. It sounds like your hair would be fairly easy to cut dry, and it would make a big difference. You may have to lose some length if you want the layers more even. But generally longer layers help decrease volume.

    If your hair is frizzy, generally you need more moisture! Try using more conditioner, more deep treatments, and in general you may have to upgrade some of your products. I hope that helps. :)
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

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