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Curls are too tight!

My curls having been curling up much tighter than usual lately! It's making my hair look shorter and I driving me crazy. My hair is halfway down my back when wet and all the way up to my shoulders when dry. I have been using None of your frizzness conditioner in the shower, when I come out of the shower I use Garnier Fructis sleek and shine intensely smoothing leave in conditioner, Frizz ease straight fixation smoothing creme and after that I have been trying a whole bunch of products. Such as Bb curl conscious calming creme, Rusk Straight anti frizz lotion, Suave Max hold sculpting gel, MOP defining creme. I can't seem to find a good mix. Anyone have any suggestions to help me get my hair looser and back to normal? Please help, it's driving me crazy!!!!!


  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't have this issue, but on the deva curl website, they suggest putting clips on the ends of your curls while drying to add weight and lengthen them. Hope that helps.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • sexyNcurlysexyNcurly Posts: 241Registered Users
    Thanks, yes I've tried this and it doesn't help :-\ Any other suggestions?
  • mycurlytressesmycurlytresses Posts: 275Registered Users
    What about banding (think that's what it's called)?

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    3C, CG Method, Low porosity, Low density, Medium Width


  • justdoingmejustdoingme Posts: 136Registered Users
    try using a lot of hard hold gel. i find it weighs down my curls slightly, leaving them a lot looser than say if i used mousse
    Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
    Porosity: Low
    Density: Thick
    Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
    Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
    Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
    Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
    Deep conditioner: Olive oil

  • sexyNcurlysexyNcurly Posts: 241Registered Users
    I just started using suave max hold gel. I haven't seen too much improvement yet but I'm giving it a week. Anyone else have luck with this product?

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