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Frizzy top layer

My canopy consists of course broken hairs but the hair underneath is curly but not as course. What can I do to make the top layer smoother and not always look so messy?


  • JessMessJessMess Posts: 151Registered Users
    Bumping because I wish I knew, too. Silicone worked great, but now that I'm off that I haven't found anything that works as well.

    I have some success with homemade sprays calming down that outer layer--olive oil, water and honey, and then most recently just 50/50 olive oil and water. But there's still a halo of frizz. Very frustrating.
    Type 2c: coarse, high-density, low porosity (so it would seem)
    Avoiding protein and glycerin; going for soft, non-crunchy, frizz-free waves
    CO & RO: Tresemme Naturals Moisture
    Sealer: Olive oil
    Leave-in/Styler: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    DT: olive oil and honey
  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    Coconut oil deep treatments have helped me a bit with this....I suppose it's decreased my porosity a bit and helped it to calm down and behave.
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Most people have some difficulty getting gel to the hair in their canopy. With broken hairs, it would be particularly difficult. So I would suggest starting your gel application by skimming your hands lightly over your canopy before flipping your hair over and scrunching it in.

    I also agree that deep treatments will help, but I think that more targeted gel application should make a big difference.

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • JessiiLeighhJessiiLeighh Posts: 195Registered Users
    Coconut oil will penetrate the hair shaft and increase elasticity, so anyone with broken hairs can benefit. Be careful not to put your hair up and break more hair. Moisturize thoroughly and I agree that targeted gel application with a strong hold gel should help. You could also find a liquidy gel or add water to your gel to graze over the canopy while your hair is dry. Water+conditioner can also help during the day.
    3a, fine/med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
    CG since April 2012
    BC October 2012
    Cleanser: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey or CJ Daily Fix
    RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
    Leave In: KCKT
    Stylers: Either Raw Curls Spray Gel, Raw Curls Medium Hold Gel, or MopTop Curly Custard, and always topped with Curlisto Control II Gel
    Sealer: Pure Argan Oil

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