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Just a few questions

thisiscrazinthisiscrazin Posts: 6Registered Users
I am a 2c/3a curly with very short (down to my earlobes) length, low porosity, high density, and medium/fine width. I am going completely product free save a bit of sulfate free mousse after "washing" my hair (with just water only, no products at all). I just had a few questions for anyone else using a similar method.

What do you do to keep your hair from going crazy at night? My hair isn't long enough to do the pineapple and by the time I wake up in the morning my curls are going every where. I often end up with so much volume I feel like a troll, most of my curls are standing straight up and the only way for me to tame my hair is to get it completely wet and start over. Which leads to my next question, is it ok to wet your hair every day and restyle it? Or will that upset the natural oil production somehow?

My last question might come off as kind of confusing so I'll try to explain it as best I can. I was told by another lady doing the same routine as I am that in order to not become greasy she has to give herself a scalp massage daily; to help pull the oil from her scalp to distribute it over the entire length of hair. She has stick straight hair and couldn't help me with my other questions, but I know with curly hair you aren't supposed to touch your hair much because it separates the curls. So if I do a scalp massage daily my curls will separate and I'll have to re-wet my hair and start all over, will this end up removing the natural oils?

Thanks!

Comments

  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    Welcome, thisiscrazin! When I was too short to pineapple, I used a satin pillowcase to sleep on. Actually, I still use the satin pillowcase even with my pineapple. The satin reduces friction so there's less crazy bed head in the morning. Sometimes I would use a satin sleep cap. Both methods were helpful.

    I can't speak to your water only method. But I can tell you that many curlies wet their hair daily with good results.
    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.
  • thisiscrazinthisiscrazin Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thanks for your reply, I'm finding most people here don't do the water only method so I'll just have to go with it and figure it out along the way haha! I'll look into getting a satin pillowcase and see if that helps. I was thinking of maybe making myself a looser crocheted beanie type hat to see if that would help keep the hair from standing up, but then I figured that would probably squish my curls flat.
  • Onefamous68Onefamous68 Posts: 3Registered Users
    Personally, I cowash on none shampoo days because if I leave it dry I get lots of frizzies and I work in an environment that can leave my hair greasy and dirty. Days off, I generally just wet it a little with a squirt bottle and add a touch of product if my curls are out of control.