I need help!!!

pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
I've been natural for 7 months. In my 5th I did the big chop and I'm just learning how to get my hair moisturized. But I've realized when I pull a curl down it doesn't pop back up. And I sleep on a silk pillowcase, I can't handle putting my hair up at night. But my hair is flat on the sides and frizzy the next morning. How do I get my curls back in the mornings?

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  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yeah, I can't pineapple my hair either. I have to at least wet my hair every morning even if I don't wash it. It usually comes back but not quite as nice as if I had cleansed and conditioned but still ok.
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  • pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
    Do you get in the shower and saturate your hair or use a spray bottle?
  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I do it in the shower - I guess I'm there in the morning anyway.
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  • pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
    Do you add more product after wetting your hair?
  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    No, but this is something I'm thinking about looking into. Right now, I just tolerate less ideal 2nd day hair. In the past I tried Jessicurl Awe Inspiraling spray (in wet and dry hair) and it it didn't reliably improve my hair, and at times it was worse than just wetting, pat drying and going. However, one of the reasons I'm back at nc.com is to see if I can work on this.
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  • pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
    For me those first day curls are gorgeous after the 3 hours of hair day. But I can never get those curls back on 2 nd day hair and so on without having to sit down and do it. I have thick hair coarse hair and I really don't have time for that. And my hair is short, chin length. So I'm just stuck.
  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow...I have to say your hair skilz are way out of my league. I'm not sure I ever spent 3 hours on my hair. Well, that's not entirely true - henna day takes up 5 hours, and I do that about every 2-3 weeks. But I have to say my goal is more to optimize the curlnesss-effort polynomial, and when I started henna-ing I eliminated needing product to control frizz.

    Have you tried any of those 2nd day spritzers?
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  • pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
    What is henna?
  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Henna is a herbal hair dye. It colors gray and light hair red/auburn. You can also combine it with another herbal dye, indigo powder, to get shades of brown or black if you apply the indigo after you wash out the henna.

    It's all kind of a production and a bit time consuming, but it is safer than regular dyes, particularly if you want black hair. As a pleasant side effect it has a conditioning property similar to protein, but better than any hair treatment I have ever used. But as a downside, henna reduces curl pattern in some people.
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  • pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
    Wow I'll have to check it out. Believe it or not you have helped me more than any YouTube video or advice from the curly girl book. I know you didn't really give a lot of advice but my hair is finally where I want it now that I'm putting conditioner in my hair every morning in the shower. Thank you so much.
  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glad I could help. :) And that it was such a simple solution! :thumright: I don't know if you are still around, but if you are, would love to see a picture of your curls.
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  • BrainyhairedBrainyhaired Posts: 4Registered Users
    bomega wrote: »
    Wow...I have to say your hair skilz are way out of my league. I'm not sure I ever spent 3 hours on my hair. Well, that's not entirely true - henna day takes up 5 hours, and I do that about every 2-3 weeks. But I have to say my goal is more to optimize the curlnesss-effort polynomial, and when I started henna-ing I eliminated needing product to control frizz.

    Have you tried any of those 2nd day spritzers?

    When I used Henna religiously in the past, while my hair was stronger, the curls were looser. Henna will make you lose some definition.
    Besides that, I don't see how you will have any definition when you wake up if you don't manipulate the hair before sleeping, sorry love.
    What I use are flexy rods and make 4 parts and have the hair tucked in. Not tight, just enough to secure the hair where it would not fall off or require a scarf. In the morning, I unravel and bluff it up.
  • pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
    How the hell do you put up pictures here lol
  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    bomega wrote: »
    Wow...I have to say your hair skilz are way out of my league. I'm not sure I ever spent 3 hours on my hair. Well, that's not entirely true - henna day takes up 5 hours, and I do that about every 2-3 weeks. But I have to say my goal is more to optimize the curlnesss-effort polynomial, and when I started henna-ing I eliminated needing product to control frizz.

    Have you tried any of those 2nd day spritzers?

    When I used Henna religiously in the past, while my hair was stronger, the curls were looser. Henna will make you lose some definition.
    Besides that, I don't see how you will have any definition when you wake up if you don't manipulate the hair before sleeping, sorry love.
    What I use are flexy rods and make 4 parts and have the hair tucked in. Not tight, just enough to secure the hair where it would not fall off or require a scarf. In the morning, I unravel and bluff it up.
    Henna by itself or using a strong acid like lemon juice concentrate can cause the curls to loosen, however using amla as the acid limits that effect. I started using amla in my henna mix, and its given me hair like I've never had before, even when I was young. I'm considering using amla by itself to enhance the curl.

    I do have some definition when I wake up but not like when I was younger. But wetting my hair is enough to bring it back. I'm fairly certain I can't bother with using flexirods while sleeping. But I also prefer a natural curl look on a daily basis rather than those "fake curls". That's ok from time to time, but it looks a little contrived to me to use on a daily basis.
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    Winter: Alaffia Coconut & Shea Daily Hydrating - Lavender Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner

    Fine, 2c, low porosity hair that I color using the 2-step henndigo with amla

    Looking for styling products and tools

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  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    pugh wrote: »
    How the hell do you put up pictures here lol
    I've never done it but it looks like people put the pictures on imgur and then link it here. :)
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  • pughpugh Posts: 8Registered Users
    photo.php?fbid=1491994077531886&set=pb.100001639254996.-2207520000.1495363723.&type=3&theater
    Trying to send a pic so if nothing pops up I'm sorry.
  • bomegabomega Posts: 282Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Your hair looks nice. :)
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