About to go crazy!

CloudiSkiesCloudiSkies Registered Users Posts: 3
Okay,

So I've finally figured out that I have type 3B curls and I've tested porosity and have come up with low porosity.

I currently do not use shampoo...I use conditioner to cleanse and about once a moth deep cleanse with all natural Dr. Bronner's soap.

But here is where I'm about to lose it...my hair, I cannot get rid of the frizz to save my life...I've tried almost everything I can think of...several leave in conditioners (including Shea Moisture), Gels (I HATE gel), leaving some of my normal conditioner in and rinsing with cold water. Nothing I do gets rid of the frizz and I hate it, I even let it air dry.

When I leave for work my hair looks nice but throughout the day by the time I'm done and it has dried it's a fluffy mess.

I don't want my hair plastered down, I like volume but I just want pretty defined curls...not curls with a halo of frizz.

Can anyone help?

Comments

  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,355 Curl Connoisseur
    two thoughts -- i don't know your texture, but if it is fine, then maybe you need protein.
    also, maybe sealing would help, altho if you are truly low porosity, then not a good idea. check out the low porosity forum.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • CloudiSkiesCloudiSkies Registered Users Posts: 3
    My hair is not fine but its not coarse either...its in the middle and the width is Medium if that helps as well.

    I've tried pre pooing with Coconut oil and sealing my ends with it...I may be doing something wrong but my hair doesn't seem to like it.
  • SherryxSherryx Registered Users Posts: 12
    What about the LCO method?
    I have low density,fine 3b curls and this works for me. On the days I wash my hair and my hair is still soaking wet I use this:
    Cantu curl activator or any moisturing liquid (L), then I follow up with the shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie or any thick cream (C), and then I seal the moisture with an oil (O). Now I really can't stand greasiness so I use jojoba oil because it's a non sticky oil. On other days I use the shea moisture curling gel souffle or even a normal gel like ecostyler. After styling it's all about letting your hair air dry without touching it untill it's 100% dry.
    I hope this will help a little bit!

    Ps: maybe rinsing with cold water will help as well!
  • Natknox30Natknox30 Registered Users Posts: 1
    Try spraying with a curly hair set spray to your damp hair after you apply your cream or product. I find that this really helps!
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Registered Users Posts: 5,136 Curl Connoisseur
    Do you think your hair is overconditioned? Maybe you need to use a nonsulfate shampoo once a month? I never could successfully wash with conditioner, but my hair is coarse and I have a naturally oily scalp. If you're using a leave-in and gel for hold, then this is the only thing that comes to mind.

    ETA: I just reread your original post. Maybe you need different products if you're not already using a gel.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CurlTalk App
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • curlyannie80curlyannie80 Registered Users Posts: 334 Curl Neophyte
    My hair gets all fluffy and fuzzy like that when I don't use a hard, or at least a medium hold gel. I hate crunchy hair, too, but even the hardest holding gel scrunches out when dry, and it leaves me with definition, volume, shine, and no fuzzyness.

    Sent from my XT1254 using CurlTalk App
  • Curls80Curls80 Registered Users Posts: 526 Curl Connoisseur
    My hair gets all fluffy and fuzzy like that when I don't use a hard, or at least a medium hold gel. I hate crunchy hair, too, but even the hardest holding gel scrunches out when dry, and it leaves me with definition, volume, shine, and no fuzzyness.

    Sent from my XT1254 using CurlTalk App

    Same!
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • cristi05cristi05 Registered Users Posts: 27 Curl Neophyte
    I have 3b/3c hair also. I HAVE to use gel to keep it from being frizzy. I do get tired of the hard crunchy cast that I have to scrunch out & have found something that works for me. I use Tressemme Naturals conditioner & put a small pea size amount in my palm AND a quarter size of gel ( I use LA Looks sport gel). I rub my hands together to mix & scrunch into hair. It dries without as much hard gel cast. Again, if I don't use gel of some kind, I have frizz. I've tried so many different creams, mousses, oils, etc. but always come back to gel.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using CurlTalk App

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