Wasting my time

By day 2 my hair looks fluffy and frizzy.

It looks and feels as if I don't have any styling products in my hair whatsoever. I have waist length thick loose curls, and I live in Florida. All of those factors don't really help.

In the shower with wet hair I'll add kinky kurly leave in, curl keeper, and bio silk rock hard gele. I scrunch a ton, add more product as needed, then I plop overnight. I wake up with my hair still damp and I'll let it air dry.

by the end of the day, mg hair is frizzy and fluffy with no hold. Adding water will help to refresh... But that doesn't last long.

Should I add or change a product? Plop less? Use more product?

I haven't diffused because the process is so messy with my wet and heavy/long hair all over the place. Is it really worth it?

It's hard to photograph my hair type because of how dark it is.

Please help. I just want a full day with defined curls! Lol. I feel like I may as well stop wasting my time trying to style and stick with water and conditioner only.
Type: 3a/3b
Hair length: Hip length.
Products: GVP Conditioning Balm, Kinky Curly Knot Today, Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper, Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee, Kinky Curly Custard, Jojoba Oil


  • yellowmafiayellowmafia Registered Users Posts: 23 Curl Neophyte
    Have you tried applying your product to damp hair instead of wet? Our hair is different, but I use pretty much the same products (I use Curl Keeper Gel not Biosilk) and my hair lasts at least 3 days in the Miami heat. Also, have you clarified lately?
    3b, low porosity, high density.

    LP: Devacurl Low Poo, Camille Rose Naturals Ginger Rince
    CW: DC No Poo Decadence.
    RO: DC One Condition Decadence, Camille Rose Naturals Moroccan Pear
    DC:  Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, SM Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil, Curl Junkie Curl Rehab.
    Protein: Giovanni Smooth as Silk Extreme.
    Leave-in: KCKT.
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original.
    Gel: Curl Keeper Gel, Aussie Freeze.
    Once a month I clarify with any sulfate shampoo at hand
  • curlyamarylliscurlyamaryllis Registered Users Posts: 338 Curl Connoisseur
    Clarify first. Beyond that, it could be a few things.

    1. These products aren't great for you. Try LA Looks Sports Gel, it's cheap, and it beat D.C.'s humid summer for me. You could also try dealing with oil, coconut, jojoba, sweet almond, argan are all popular choices. Or, go to curlmart (this site's store) and read the reviews. See what people with hair like yours like.

    2. Technique matters. Try applying to soaking wet hair, dryer hair, try rake and shake and praying hands. Try applying more product. I apply a ton of product. It scared me to use that much at first, but it worked.

    3. Moisturize. More than you think you need to. Again, I thought my hair was fine, I was moisturizing 10x more than before, but even more moisture worked.
    CG since May 1, 2016
    3a, fine, thin, normal porosity, no dye, greying naturally
    Devacurl Weightless Waves Low Poo & Conditioner, B'Leave-in and Ultra Defining Gel
    Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion in low humidity
    Ouidad Advanced Heat & Humidity Gel mixed with UDG for high humidity
    at home gelatin PT
    Hask Argan Oil Deep Conditioner
  • curlyannie80curlyannie80 Registered Users Posts: 334 Curl Neophyte
    Hi there :). The curl keeper that you're using contains glycerin, and especially when the moisture /humidity/dews are high (and when really low as well)- glycerin causes frizz for a lot of people. I can only use glycerin containing products if it's way down on the list, after the sixth ingredient or so. I wanted to love curl keeper and curl keeper gel, but nope :(

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  • SilverShilohSilverShiloh Registered Users Posts: 9 Curl Neophyte
    I had serious frizz on days 2+ until I began deep conditioning monthly. At first I deep conditioned weekly, about 4 times (4 weeks); then switched to monthly; now it's as needed....usually monthly but around 6 weeks sometimes.

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