Flat on top, curly on the bottom? DX

Rachel.JohnsRachel.Johns Registered Users Posts: 5
Hello I have 2c/3a hair. I've always had the problem where my hair, ears and up, it's wavy. (like 2a :cry:). It's flat, frizzy and I hate it. Then its 2c/3a below that. I went to the salon a couple days ago and after I got it done the top of my head was curly! This made me so happy because I thought my problem was fixed, but sure enough after I washed my hair, in the morning it became flat again. I will write what my stylist did and what my normal routine is below. Please help me fix this!

Wash with surface curls shampoo and conditioner
Scrunch in surface curls firm hold mousse
Scrunch dry with a towel
Diffuse (just so it wasn't dripping wet)

My routine at night:
Wash with curly sexy hair shampoo and conditioner
Apply Shea coconut curling cream (this might be weighing down my hair? I have no clue)
Scrunch dry with a t-shirt
Sometimes diffuse
In the morning I spray my hair with water and scrunch


  • MorrisonFan91MorrisonFan91 Registered Users Posts: 609 Curl Connoisseur
    Hi, :)

    do any of those have any cones in the ingredients? i.e dimethicone, cyclopentsiloxane. cyclomethicone?
    those ingredients can cause gummy weighed down feeling for me i have found so avoid them. cause they are not water dissolvable so form coating on hair over time
  • Rachel.JohnsRachel.Johns Registered Users Posts: 5
    I checked and none of them have cones. My hair on top doesn't feel sticky or anything. It feels the same way as the curlier part, just a little bit frizzier.
  • naturecatnaturecat Registered Users Posts: 1,986 Curl Neophyte
    Use the same products your stylist used, and diffuse. I don't know about your ingredients, as I don't know what they are, but something is clearly weighing down your hair. Also are you scrunching in your product like at the salon too?
    I had a similar experience with getting less curl on day 1 than day 2 depending on my routine, and I needed to eliminate or reduce one of my products to figure out what it was.

    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
  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    I would try using the mousse that your styist used and then diffusing.
    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
  • Rachel.JohnsRachel.Johns Registered Users Posts: 5
    Thanks for the advise! The products she used on me are kind of expensive but I got a different mousse that is amazing! I stopped using the cream and it's a little bit wavier near my ears.

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