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*why isn't my hair happy?*

Up until a year ago I washed my hair almost every day with sulfates, used suave mouse and many other products, colored my hair every 4-6 weeks, and never did moisturizing tratments on it. Now my hair is at least 8 inches shorter, I use a very low amount of chemicals, deep condition every week, and never use heat, hair dye, or shampoo. I feel like my hair is SO MUCH less curly now! It doesn't make any sense to me. Why is my hair so unhappy?! :dontknow:
Curly Girl Method
Curl pattern-mostly 3a with some 2c and 3b
Porosity-Low/Medium
Density-Medium
Width-Medium/Coarse
Lenght-Medium (growing out)
*Weekly heated oil treatments..evoo or evco
Cowash-suave naturals
Styler-16 tbls garnier fructis sleek & shine intensely smooth leave in conditioning cream, 10 tbls aloe vera gel, 6 tbls agave nectar, 1oz cocoa butter, 1ts vitamen E oil, 1ts evoo, 1ts apricot oil... and sometimes flax seed gel

Comments

  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Do you do PT's or use anything with protein regularly?
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • madalemonmadalemon Posts: 25Registered Users
    The oils I am currently using are olive, apricot, & vitamin E. I also use flax seed gel. I don't think any of those things are a protein.
    Curly Girl Method
    Curl pattern-mostly 3a with some 2c and 3b
    Porosity-Low/Medium
    Density-Medium
    Width-Medium/Coarse
    Lenght-Medium (growing out)
    *Weekly heated oil treatments..evoo or evco
    Cowash-suave naturals
    Styler-16 tbls garnier fructis sleek & shine intensely smooth leave in conditioning cream, 10 tbls aloe vera gel, 6 tbls agave nectar, 1oz cocoa butter, 1ts vitamen E oil, 1ts evoo, 1ts apricot oil... and sometimes flax seed gel
  • madalemonmadalemon Posts: 25Registered Users
    What proteins work best for you?8-)
    Curly Girl Method
    Curl pattern-mostly 3a with some 2c and 3b
    Porosity-Low/Medium
    Density-Medium
    Width-Medium/Coarse
    Lenght-Medium (growing out)
    *Weekly heated oil treatments..evoo or evco
    Cowash-suave naturals
    Styler-16 tbls garnier fructis sleek & shine intensely smooth leave in conditioning cream, 10 tbls aloe vera gel, 6 tbls agave nectar, 1oz cocoa butter, 1ts vitamen E oil, 1ts evoo, 1ts apricot oil... and sometimes flax seed gel
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    That's a lot of oils, even for medium-coarse hair, that alone may be weighing it down. If you prefer natural products there are a lot of organic/natural companies that have well rounded RO's with protein and emollients, without so many heavy oils. iHerb.com is a good place to start or your local health food store if you have one. My fave products are in my siggy, but my fine hair probably needs more protein and less moisture then yours.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Most oils don't enter the hair or moisturize, they can only seal in moisture that is added beforehand. Coconut oil does enter the hair shaft and has some benefits besides sealing.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!