combating crown frizz

ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
I get frizz around the top of my head and then it goes the sides as well. I know exactly what it is, its new growth in every length- short curly hairs around the crown, increasing to mid length near the ears- sticking out in their weird curl patterns, refusing to clump with the other hairs. As much as I love that new healthy hairs are growing, it causes me frizz fits. ETA: could also be breakage.
Do I need to use more curl definer? I feel like that would make them more unruly, but I could be wrong. In the past, and I don't plan to do this anymore, I would take a flat iron to those puppies and flatten them, actually I would grab a huge chunk and give a very quick swipe to the top couple of inches from the root so I wouldn't have pyramid head and no more crown frizz.
Anyways, they always appear the most during the last 15 minutes of air drying after I've diffused to an almost dry state and finger styled.
What do I do?
CG since 11/2014
Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
Low density, very coarse, high porosity
Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
Protein: Hask Keratin
Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel

Comments

  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    For me this was a problem as well. Raking a product through my hair (in my case SS CEJ) then using super soaker method is helpful. This allows me to get the product near my roots instead of just scrunched in the bottom and has made my frizz virtually disappear.

    3A/f/i
    Super baby fine hair, low porosity
    Shampoos: SM Fruit Fusion (mostly), Avalon lemon (to clarify). Occasional aloe vera and glycerin to wash.
    Stylers: Intelligent Nutrients Perfect Hold Hairspray
    Treatments: Catnip tea, IA girl's PT, Fermented Rice Water, Catnip Tea, Amla tea, Irish Moss, SS PT
  • ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm bumping this back up because it's been a year and a half and i still have not been able to solve this problem. Any ideas?

    I am now trying squish to condish all the way up to the roots, making sure to get product up there, and pixie diffusing. It seems like I have stringies between the clumps when soaking wet, but plopping fixes that. But the crown frizz starts as soon as I grab the diffuser and gets worse and worse throughout the day. I apply a drop or two of oil post diffusing, doesn't help. I've applied extra gel after diffusing, doesn't help. I clip at the roots for volume, doesn't help. I reapply some water about midday to lay them down, doesn't help. I diffuse on low heat, low speed. I'm waiting on the orchid diffuser to see if that makes a difference. Any other ideas?
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Are you perhaps sensitive to glycerin?
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
    Mmm, glycerin, well I guess it's possible. I cataloged all my products and all their properties the other day and found that I do have one product that is glycerin/propylene glycol free for each step in my routine. I could try only those one day this week. I would dread being glycerin sensitive because it's so limiting as to what I can find that is free of both glycerin and prop glyc, not to mention protein too.

    I almost feel like it's a low density thing, like probably all of us have this issue to some degree but everybody else has so much hair that it masks the frizz somewhat or they can just fling their hair over and boom, problem fixed. I dunno, just brainstorming. Ugh I need length really bad.
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel

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