Waves loosen as they grow?

frankie88frankie88 Posts: 106Registered Users
I have 2a/2b waves that have now grown down to lower back length. I have been using CG since this summer and my hair is in the best condition it has ever been in. However, I have noticed that my waves are loosing up. I think this may be from growing longer? My hair on top is completely straight until about ear length where the waves start but they aren't as defined anymore. The ends of my hair still seem to be pretty wavy. When I use protein, they are slightly more defined but not as much as they used to be.
2a/2b, Medium Porosity, Medium Density, Lower Back Length, Growing out highlights.
Shampoo: SMMR Conditioner: SMMR or Organix Keratin Oil Leave In: Organix Shea Butter DC: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba oil mixed all together with v05 conditioner.
“Imperfection is beauty.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    Could be the weight of your hair pulling out your waves. If it still looks like that when it has the proper moisture/protein balance I would say that's probably it. Does it help if you diffuse a little? Removing some of that water weight could help.


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    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

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  • jakrussel3jakrussel3 Posts: 423Registered Users
    Yup, the length/weight of your hair is stretching out the wave. Get some layers added or cut it a bit shorter and you will probably see your waves perk back up.
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    Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
    Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
    Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
    Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
    Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
    Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
    Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
  • frankie88frankie88 Posts: 106Registered Users
    Ok so I tried to attach a picture of what it looks like (hope it works :) ) it's really kind of weird looking >.> I have not tried diffusing but I might give it a shot.
    2a/2b, Medium Porosity, Medium Density, Lower Back Length, Growing out highlights.
    Shampoo: SMMR Conditioner: SMMR or Organix Keratin Oil Leave In: Organix Shea Butter DC: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba oil mixed all together with v05 conditioner.
    “Imperfection is beauty.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  • frankie88frankie88 Posts: 106Registered Users
    So I jut sprayed in some keratin protein spray and it seemed to revive my waves a little.
    2a/2b, Medium Porosity, Medium Density, Lower Back Length, Growing out highlights.
    Shampoo: SMMR Conditioner: SMMR or Organix Keratin Oil Leave In: Organix Shea Butter DC: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba oil mixed all together with v05 conditioner.
    “Imperfection is beauty.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My waves actually get stronger as my hair gets longer! It's important to make sure you're getting long layers if your hair is thick.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • GoldWavesGoldWaves Posts: 50Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yep, that's most likely the weight of your hair pulling out the waves. When I was younger I absolutely hated my curls/waves and so got told to grow my hair long, as it would pull them down.
    Shorter hair creates a bouncier, more defined wave, at least this is what I have found.

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