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Hair is just WILD by midday

Hey ladies,
So check out this fro, nice right? Here's my problem. I've been using Deva products (Deva No Poo, One Condition, and Arc Angel for styling). It looks great in the morning- curls well and is not too big, but by midday it just turns huge. I ALWAYS want to pull it up then, and most of the time I do, but I'd really like your suggestions for how to tame/moisturize it. Is it dry? Not enough hold? What do you think?:-|
Started CG on 8/19/2011
Currently using:
CO Wash- Suave Naturals Juicy Apple
Condish- Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Condish
Leave In- Suave Naturals
Gel- HE Set Me Up Spray Gel and HE Totally Twisted Gel

Comments

  • jennagjennag Posts: 44Registered Users
    I have a similar problem. Mine is because I play with it too much though. Have you tried using the lavender spray to calm it down? Just a quick spray mid day?

    It's really not that bad. Does it feel like it's dry?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using CurlTalk App
    3A/3B, coarse, low porosity, high density, iii I believe (?), low to normal elasticity.

    CoWash/LI: VO5 Ocean Breeze/Shea Moisture
    Style:IOkra Gel/KCCC
    Plop 10 min / air dry
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I actually think it looks good! Do you know your hair properties? Without knowing those, it is hard to make recommendations.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • curlylifestylecurlylifestyle Posts: 77Registered Users
    It's not big at all!! But you can try a lavender spray or u can try the deva styling cream in place of the gel
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    What's your weather like? Have you checked the frizz forecast in the "care" section? My first thought is the Deva products have glycerin, and can spell pouf and frizz for some curlies in dew points over 60.
    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!
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    I thought that was the "before" picture. :lol:

    I agree with Chloe. If it's humid where you are, watch out for humectants.
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    If that's your "wild" hair I'm officially too embarrassed to ever show my hair on a good day.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • kurliegrl922kurliegrl922 Posts: 99Registered Users
    You guys are sweet- it actually looks a lot better in the picture than it does in real life. It's not insane, just annoys me to the point of always wanting to put it up. I bet the glycerin in the Deva products is the issue. My hair feels fine, but not very moisturized. It's also about 300% humidity here in VA, so that's not doing me any favors.

    Any suggestions for different products?
    Started CG on 8/19/2011
    Currently using:
    CO Wash- Suave Naturals Juicy Apple
    Condish- Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Condish
    Leave In- Suave Naturals
    Gel- HE Set Me Up Spray Gel and HE Totally Twisted Gel
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I personally don't have issues with glycerin in my poos or rinse-out (just limit it in my stylers), so you're probably ok withe Deva NP & OC (just use a different leave in).

    Since the humidity hit, I don't feel I really even NEED a LI, but when I do, I've been using Shescentit Okra reconstructor (has a lot of protein tho, so if you're truly coarse, it probably won't work for you), and recently CJ Beauticurls LI.

    For cleansing conditioners, I'm obsessed with Curl Junkie Daily Fix. (Deva no poo is essentially a cleansing conditioner.)

    For gels, all of them in my signature are glycerin-free (except the LA Looks mega gel, but it's really low on the ingredients list). I've been loving the cheap gels lately!
    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!
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    It's easy to get to the point of stressing over a few stray hairs or a bit of frizz. We are all so focused on our hair that we start noticing every little thing that's wrong rather then what's right. I'm not saying you can't improve your hair but after many months of focusing on trying to get my hair to be wavy & shiny & frizz-free I suddenly realized my hair looked good but I was nitpicking the little flaws rather then enjoying it.

    What really helps me when I think I'm having a crappy hair day is to focus on other people's hair, it only takes scrutinizing a few co-workers frizzy, dull, flat ironed, etc hair to make me realize I'm not really doing so bad (obviously I don't tell them this, I do it in my head :)).

    I agree with everyone else, your hair looks great, I was waiting for the "oops, here's the photo I meant to upload" post. :toothy3:
    By all means work on improving your hair, but be sure to spend some time appreciating those clumpy, shiny curls whenever you can!
    :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!
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Lynaea wrote: »
    What really helps me when I think I'm having a crappy hair day is to focus on other people's hair, it only takes scrutinizing a few co-workers frizzy, dull, flat ironed, etc hair to make me realize I'm not really doing so bad (obviously I don't tell them this, I do it in my head :)

    LOL... well good thing I don't work with you!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    Haha, yeah that came out sounding harsh huh. Mostly I just meant that nobodies hair is perfect, it's easy to find something wrong if you're looking for it.
    :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!