frizz halo

Vivian_BelleVivian_Belle Posts: 11Registered Users
I added info/pictures in the 3rd post. LMK if the pictures don't show.


I cleansed my scalp with my normal shampoo...it's some Suave Salon type. And I used my Ulta Conditioner (once I looked up all the ingredients, it seems like a good one). I left the condish in and used a t-shirt to dry.

I put some anti-frizz stuff I had because I'm in S. Louisiana.

The top of my head is a halo of frizz. Is it my shampoo? Should I co-wash instead?

Tonight I may try the baking soda, ACV thing. WDYT?
currently 2b/2c, but will probably be a 3a once I figure all this out

thick, mixed porosity thanks to dyeing

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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Without your hair properties and the specific products (link to the ingredients ideally) we cannot help. Sulphate shampoos and anything alkaline such as baking soda is more likely to give you frizz because they change the charge on hair/ encourage the cuticle to lift. Baking soda is damaging to both skin and hair, 'natural' is not always better.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • Vivian_BelleVivian_Belle Posts: 11Registered Users
    thanks, obviously a newbie. I'll get the hang of all the necessary info :)

    I thought I was 2B or 2C. Now after leaving the conditioner in my hair, I'm wondering if I'm a 3A. I think my roots are low porosity but my tips are high porosity. My hair is thick.

    I used ULTA Nourishing Conditioner...can't find it on their website.
    Ingredients: water, cetearyl alcohol, cyclohexasiloxane, distearyldimonium chloride, algae extract, behentrimonium methosulfate, benzalkonium chloride, cetyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, disodium EDTA, glycerin, hydroxyethylcellulose, lactic acid, then a bunch of oils and fruit extracts.

    Shampoo that I only used on my scalp: Suave Professionals Sleek compared to Matrix for dry or frizzy hair. Suave*Professionals Sleek Shampoo | Walgreens

    After I left the condish in I put on I used Beyond the Zone Frizz Zapper. My bottle has different ingreidents than I found online: cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, fragrance, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, green 6, butylphenyl methylpropional, linalool, hydroxycitronellal, amyl cinnamal999897_10200191500897894_1815318239_n.jpg 996716_10200191501417907_1401390498_n.jpg
    currently 2b/2c, but will probably be a 3a once I figure all this out

    thick, mixed porosity thanks to dyeing
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would say 2b/c, but if you change your routine you might find your hair gets progressively curlier. Sometimes larger diameter curls doesn't show the full effect on shorter hair. I find silicones pull my curl out. The other thing with using silicone serums as stylers is that it can be difficult to use enough to prevent frizz without ending up like a greaseball, if you like them you might switch to a curl cream that is lighter on the silicones or even conditioner only styling.

    Definitely switch your shampoo out, the second ingredient is a harsh sulphate surfactant which can cause poof and frizz, dry out and damage hair. You cannot conditioner only wash with your current conditioner and styler, they are packed with silicones which will build up (suffix -cone, -conol, -xane). You could switch to a gentle sulphate free shampoo based on cocoamidopropyl betaine, ideally at pH 4.5 to 5.5 to encourage the cuticle to lay flat.

    Good ingredients for damaged or porous hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides and panthenol so you could use a product including some or all of these focussing on the ends. As well as the silicones there is glycerin in your conditioner, some people find that a problem in high or low dew points.

    HTH!
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • Vivian_BelleVivian_Belle Posts: 11Registered Users
    thanks....I know I'll still have more questions ):
    currently 2b/2c, but will probably be a 3a once I figure all this out

    thick, mixed porosity thanks to dyeing

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