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Hair is becoming too soft?

ButlersMyBoyButlersMyBoy Posts: 2Registered Users
Hey all! I have recently switched over to a different hair stylist and to the Sexy Curly Hair products, because it makes my hair lighter. Lately, my hair (Which is usually 2c on a bad day, 3a on a good day) has practically gone to about a 2a-2b. I went to a salon yesterday, and she did a great job on my hair and it was still softer, but it curled like it's more normal curl. Today I washed it and it became waaaaay silky and is having a problem curling. I'm getting big waves and it looks like it's coming from a curling iron the size of my arm. I realllly miss my tight and springy curls. Is there any way to keep my hair light and well hydrated while getting my "roughness/grittiness" back that seems to be what curls my hair? I have to attend a wedding soon, and it's driving me nuts that my hair will not settle down >.<

Thanks!

Jess

Comments

  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    Try a protein treatment over moisturized curls loose their definition
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Try a protein treatment over moisturized curls loose their definition

    +1
    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.
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    +1
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Totally agree with the recommendation for protein. It's all about getting the moisture/protein balance right.

    It's really helpful to know your hair properties to determine ingredients/products to use. Here's a link to help Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Once you determine your hair properties, you can look for folks with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.)
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Raina71Raina71 Posts: 58Registered Users
    Oh yes

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  • ButlersMyBoyButlersMyBoy Posts: 2Registered Users
    The protein treatments sound interesting! Does anybody have any idea how much they typically run?
  • kolochitakolochita Posts: 118Registered Users
    You can always whip up something from stuff in your kitchen, like using an egg, mayonaise or pureed banana...i would go with egg, normally
    Latina

    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