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hair undefined poofy dry mess - why???

I don't know what's happened to my hair. I recently had it colored but other than that I've been cowashing with deva one condition and using either BRHG or Ouidad tress fx as my gel. My hair has gone from being defined and soft to dry, undefined , dry , crunchy mess. It's like my gels stopped working or getting it colored ruined it and i don't know why. Any thoughts?
2c/3a

Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace

Best combo so far:
SheaMosture Curl and shine milk , Ouidad heat and humidity gel

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  • sKorpio1190sKorpio1190 Posts: 1,862Registered Users
    krispy wrote: »
    I don't know what's happened to my hair. I recently had it colored but other than that I've been cowashing with deva one condition and using either BRHG or Ouidad tress fx as my gel. My hair has gone from being defined and soft to dry, undefined , dry , crunchy mess. It's like my gels stopped working or getting it colored ruined it and i don't know why. Any thoughts?

    Maybe a protein treatment? Or DC? I'm still new at this sorry!
    Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity :shock:
  • MontanaGirlMontanaGirl Posts: 8Registered Users
    Hi krispy, I am no expert but my guess would be that your hair has been building up too much protein (I believe it's in both the SM and BRHG). My hair did the same thing - got totally dry and brittle. Since nothing else in your routine has changed, that might be the problem. All the stuff in my signature is free of protein. You might want to just give your hair a break from it for a while and try again once it feels healthy enough. That's what I'm going to do. I can't bring myself to throw away my brand new bottles of SM conditioner and LALSG (I didn't know that was my problem! Now I know :) It could also be that you are sensitive to the oils in the SM... Good luck!
    2C / 3A (3C underneath, at my nape)
    Coarse, Highly porous, Medium density, Normal elasticity, Length is past mid-back

    Using:
    CO wash: Yes to Carrots conditioner
    LI: KCKT (love it!) :thumbright:
    Stylers: KCCC (awesome!)

    *CG since 2-2-13
    *No to proteins and oils :sad3:
    *Recovering from a MAJOR overdose of protein (I had no idea there even was such a thing. Thanks, NC.com forum!)