Hair Too Soft!

FineCurlFineCurl Posts: 3Registered Users
Hello, Fellow Curlies,
I have 3A/B fine, thin, low density hair. My Live Curly Live Free analysis shows normal porosity and normal elasticity. Even though my hair has been thinning for a while now, the past several months has been horrible. I can no longer cover up my "thin" spots all around the crown. My hair feels way too soft. I don't know if it's product buildup or not. I have tried: clarifying shampoo, ACV rinse, baking soda/conditioner shampoo, chelating shampoo, using less conditioner, Aphogee 2-minute keratin reconstructor, Nexxus Emergencee. I am at a loss. My hair used to have some body and lots of ringlets. I used to get compliments on my hair almost daily. No more. Now I have overly soft hair with little curl and lots of bald spots showing. Need help, please! Any ideas?
3A/B, Fine, Thin, Low Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity
NP/LP: DC No Poo, Mixed Chicks SF Shampoo
RO/LI: DC One Condition, DC Styling Cream, AG Recoil, sometimes no leave-in at all :cheese:
PT/DT: Joico KPak, Nexxus Emergencee, SS Deeply Decadent, CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: DC Mirror Curls, Ouidad Mongongo Oil
Styler: DC ArcAngel, KCCC, CHS CurlKeeper, CK Coil Jam

Comments

  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Have you been to a dermatologist or gotten any blood work done? that would be my first step, if you haven't done that already.

    Have you tried a deep conditioner, instead of all the protein? It sounds like you've done a ton of things to dry out your hair. I would go the other route and see if putting moisture back in will solve it.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • FineCurlFineCurl Posts: 3Registered Users
    Thanks for the quick reply. I have tried several deep conditioning treatments, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment and Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent Intensive Moisturizing Treatment. Hair is worse. Soft, limp, no curl. I can't seem to get this right. I am making an appointment soon with a dermatologist and hopefully they will run some bloodwork. I am slightly hyperthyroid but on no medication. My scalp stays very, very red always, but no itching or soreness. Thinking of doing Aphogg two-step protein treatment, but it seems kinda scary!

    I am new to this posting thing. How do you get your routine, products to show listed below all of your posts?
    3A/B, Fine, Thin, Low Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity
    NP/LP: DC No Poo, Mixed Chicks SF Shampoo
    RO/LI: DC One Condition, DC Styling Cream, AG Recoil, sometimes no leave-in at all :cheese:
    PT/DT: Joico KPak, Nexxus Emergencee, SS Deeply Decadent, CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: DC Mirror Curls, Ouidad Mongongo Oil
    Styler: DC ArcAngel, KCCC, CHS CurlKeeper, CK Coil Jam
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You're welcome. It always just takes trial and error to find the products that work for you. It took me about a year to find mine, and I'm still searching.. lol I hope you can find something to ease your troubles.

    If you go up to the top turquoise bar, you'll see a link for "User CP". Then you'll find a link for "Edit Signature" on the left and you can put whatever you want! Welcome to the board!
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • FineCurlFineCurl Posts: 3Registered Users
    Thanks so much! I will repost with any news from the dermatologist.
    3A/B, Fine, Thin, Low Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity
    NP/LP: DC No Poo, Mixed Chicks SF Shampoo
    RO/LI: DC One Condition, DC Styling Cream, AG Recoil, sometimes no leave-in at all :cheese:
    PT/DT: Joico KPak, Nexxus Emergencee, SS Deeply Decadent, CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: DC Mirror Curls, Ouidad Mongongo Oil
    Styler: DC ArcAngel, KCCC, CHS CurlKeeper, CK Coil Jam
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Absolutely agree see your family doctor or a dermatologist, many of the things you have tried are harsh/ irritant and can worsen certain scalp problems.
    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
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    FineCurl wrote: »
    My scalp stays very, very red always, but no itching or soreness.

    This is a sign that there's something going on that shouldn't be. Good luck at the dermatologist.
    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
  • KellyofCurlsKellyofCurls Posts: 67Registered Users
    FineCurl, How are you doing now? Did you learn anything at the dermatologist?
    3A, Fine, Unsure of porosity
    Curly Girl since 11/10/13 - Still figuring out what works best for my hair!
    lopoo 1x per week with - Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
    Conditioners: Sauve Naturals Tropical Coconut
    Gel: LA Looks Sports Gel
    Curl Refresher - water. Still looking for something
    PT: IAGirl's Protein Treatment

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