Why won't styles last on my hair??!!!
Hey, curl friends! This is my first post on here, so I'm not exactly sure what information I need to give in order for my problem to be diagnosed, but I will try my best to be as descriptive as possible. I've been natural for almost three years. I know my hair is pretty healthy because I deep condition, do protein treatments, do the LOC method, and I use all kinds of products. I have Type 3 fine, very soft hair. My problem is that no matter what hairstyle I do, it never lasts past a day. I can do a wash n go, flexi rods, perm rods, a roller set, or bantu knots and they'll be pretty the first day, but the next day I'll have smushed curls, fuzzy roots, it's dry, and I can't comb thru my hair. If I try to revive my curls with steam from the shower, then my roots will puff up even more. I can't pineapple my hair, because my hair will be smushed that way. If I sleep on one side of my hair, it'll be smushed. I have a satin bonnet. And I don't mean frizz, I mean, the next day it barely looks like I did any kind of set syle to my hair the day before. The point is that I think I pretty much do what I'm supposed to do with my hair, but it just doesn't hold styles long AT ALL. I use a setting lotion when I do my wet sets. I don't understand why I can't achieve anything past one day hair. I got my first highlights back in March 2014. As those highlights were growing out, I bleached my hair on my own because I was bored in October 2014 and that caused my hair to be extremely dry and more damaged (Right before I bleached my hair on my own, I cut off a lot of bone straight damaged pieces from my first dye job). In January 2015, I had some of the damage cut off and dyed my hair back to black. Ever since then, my hair hasn't been flat ironed. I've blow dried my hair once and the only other heat source that I use frequently is an overhead dryer to dry my set styles. I did a semi permanent purple/pink color (Adore) on my hair almost two months ago, but that is now washed out. There's only a small tint of that on my hair. And I've had at least two trims since January, maybe three. I don't know...my hair just may be too soft for styles. It's just really frustrating because I literally have to re-do my hair everyday and that's a lot of time and products. Btw, when I had blonde highlights back in 2014 and I did flexi rod sets daily/weekly throughout the summer, my hair lasted two or three days at the most. I think the blonde made my hair less soft, if that makes sense. Maybe I need to do protein treatments more often than the recommended 'every 4 to 6 weeks' to make my hair more "hard" in a sense. If y'all need pictures of the way my hair looks to get a better idea, I have more than plenty of those lol. I hope I can get some answers.