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Dry, frizzy baby forehead hairs, can anyone help with this?

Ok, after many years of struggling with my hair I have finally realized what is the cause of most if not all my bad hair days...forehead baby hairs!

I can't tell you how much time and money I have spent trying to get this weird almost unconnected part of my hair to behave. My hair is 3a with some 3b and for the most part I can get it to look good with or without gel just some leave in and scrunching and it looks good except for those dreaded forehead baby hairs. I can style my hair down, in a bun in a ponytail and everything will look great except for that area, even when I relaxed my hair straight that was always the part that looked crappy. They stand out because the rest of my hair will look either wavy, curly or super curly smooth and soft and that part looks like I stuck my hand in a electrical socket. It is about 1.5-2 inches in length and sticks up and to the sides.

My question does anybody know to control that area so that it looks nice, neat and not messy?

I have included some pics of someone whose hair is almost 95% similar to mine, except that my hair is tad more curlier when it is behaving and that Chilli's baby hairs look very cute and smooth. If I could get my baby hairs to look like hers I would be sooo freaking happy!!!

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  • keikokkeikok Banned Posts: 585Banned Users
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)
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  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    keikok wrote:
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)
    Hi, thanks for responding. Unfortunately, I have tried gels and stuff on that area but to no avail. It is like every part of my hair for the most part responds to gels, creams and conditioners except for the baby hairs. :dontknow:
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  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    You could try something like a pomade or CK on those hairs. I had something similar going on about a month ago. That area was actually flash drying :(
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  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    Darby wrote:
    You could try something like a pomade or CK on those hairs. I had something similar going on about a month ago. That area was actually flash drying :(
    I haven't tried a pomade but I have tried CK and it did nothing for that area. I haven't been able to find a pomade that wasn't full of junk. Can you recommend one that is cg or at least not loaded with junk? Thanks.

    Also, what do you mean by flash drying?

    I know that you can't cut them off or it will make your hairline look weird but Do you know if maybe they can be trimmed, like ends, to look more uniformed and neat? Actually, when you think about it they are soft of split frizz, dry ends except that they are on the top of your head as opposed to the bottom or ends of hair.
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    Aveda Control Paste. My hairline is pretty much as you describe yours. Most products, even thick heavy gels like Fantasia IC won't hold it down at all. Some pomade/paste type products like Fructus Soft Curl Creme or Let's Jam will hold it down momentarily. Control Paste is *the* product for smoothing and holding that area.
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    jeamaria wrote:
    Aveda Control Paste. My hairline is pretty much as you describe yours. Most products, even thick heavy gels like Fantasia IC won't hold it down at all. Some pomade/paste type products like Fructus Soft Curl Creme or Let's Jam will hold it down momentarily. Control Paste is *the* product for smoothing and holding that area.
    Thanks, I will have to look into that. How do you use it? Dry or wet hair? Rake, comb in? Thanks. :wink:
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    On dry hair or nearly dry hair. Soften it up between your fingers, then smooth it onto your hair line-I don't use it on the rest of my hair unless I want to make a ponytail-it would make it too straight. No need to rake it in, but maybe you could brush it a little if your hair needs it.

    It should hold all day. You only need a little (and that's a good thing since the jar is tiny).
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    jeamaria wrote:
    On dry hair or nearly dry hair. Soften it up between your fingers, then smooth it onto your hair line-I don't use it on the rest of my hair unless I want to make a ponytail-it would make it too straight. No need to rake it in, but maybe you could brush it a little if your hair needs it.

    It should hold all day. You only need a little (and that's a good thing since the jar is tiny).
    Ok, when you say smooth it onto your hairline, do you mean smooth back so that the baby hairs are hidden or smooth down so that the baby hairs are flat on my forehead. Sorry, to be so dense but I need to be able to see it in my head in order for it to make sense to me. Thanks again. :wink:
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    Well it depends on how you want to style your hair, you could do either or. I usually kind of smooth it along, in the direction it lies, so it's not coming out onto my face as much as the Chili pictures, but I try not to push it back too much because of damage from wearing my hair back too much.
  • keikokkeikok Banned Posts: 585Banned Users
    JerseyCurl wrote:
    jeamaria wrote:
    On dry hair or nearly dry hair. Soften it up between your fingers, then smooth it onto your hair line-I don't use it on the rest of my hair unless I want to make a ponytail-it would make it too straight. No need to rake it in, but maybe you could brush it a little if your hair needs it.

    It should hold all day. You only need a little (and that's a good thing since the jar is tiny).
    Ok, when you say smooth it onto your hairline, do you mean smooth back so that the baby hairs are hidden or smooth down so that the baby hairs are flat on my forehead. Sorry, to be so dense but I need to be able to see it in my head in order for it to make sense to me. Thanks again. :wink:

    How do you part your hair? I would just kind of make them go with the part. (smooth them to the side)
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  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    I wait until my hair is bone dry and use a little Pantene gel (the curl formula) on my fingertips and smooth the baby hairs in the direction my curls are moving. The key is to not smooth them straight back or they spring right back.
    2b w/ some 3a
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  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    I wait until my hair is bone dry and use a little Pantene gel (the curl formula) on my fingertips and smooth the baby hairs in the direction my curls are moving. The key is to not smooth them straight back or they spring right back.
    Okay, but what if they want they naturally want to go out to the sides and straight up. No lie, some of them curl straight up and hubby says that they look like a little coily pig tail. :laughing9:

    Seriously, do I still smooth them like you said.
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  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users
    I wait until my hair is bone dry and use a little Pantene gel (the curl formula) on my fingertips and smooth the baby hairs in the direction my curls are moving. The key is to not smooth them straight back or they spring right back.

    Laurabeth! I tried some of this stuff on dry hair (as you recommended awhile back) and I loved it. :icon_smile:
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  • laurabeth33laurabeth33 Posts: 1,443Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote:
    I wait until my hair is bone dry and use a little Pantene gel (the curl formula) on my fingertips and smooth the baby hairs in the direction my curls are moving. The key is to not smooth them straight back or they spring right back.
    Okay, but what if they want they naturally want to go out to the sides and straight up. No lie, some of them curl straight up and hubby says that they look like a little coily pig tail. :laughing9:

    Seriously, do I still smooth them like you said.

    Then I'd smooth those hairs straight up to reclump with those curls.

    Glad you liked it, realistic!
    2b w/ some 3a
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  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote:
    I wait until my hair is bone dry and use a little Pantene gel (the curl formula) on my fingertips and smooth the baby hairs in the direction my curls are moving. The key is to not smooth them straight back or they spring right back.
    Okay, but what if they want they naturally want to go out to the sides and straight up. No lie, some of them curl straight up and hubby says that they look like a little coily pig tail. :laughing9:

    Seriously, do I still smooth them like you said.

    Then I'd smooth those hairs straight up to reclump with those curls.

    Glad you liked it, realistic!
    Interesting, I will have to try that. Thanks. :wink:
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  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    I feel your pain, they have been my enemy since I was a kid. LOL. When my hair is down they blend in but when I wear my hair back...ughz. I try to slick them back with gel and brush them up and into my hair when I wear my hair in a ponytail...they sit still for the most part, but by the end of the day they start to rise from my head. :laughing9:
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  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    Bump, because I am still looking for more input, thanks. :wink:
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote:
    Bump, because I am still looking for more input, thanks. :wink:

    I know I gave input already ;), but I just remember something I read about people "training" their baby hairs:

    Wet the hair, then brush it how you want it to lie with a boar bristle brush.
    Apply a thick gel, then brush again.

    Then the crucial part: tie down the hair with a satiny scarf (I guess you would make a bandanna since it's just the hairline). Leave it tied down for as long as you can (at least 10 minutes).

    I did this a couple times for a ponytail when I didn't have control paste and it really laid those spiky little hairs down.
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    jeamaria wrote:
    JerseyCurl wrote:
    Bump, because I am still looking for more input, thanks. :wink:

    I know I gave input already ;), but I just remember something I read about people "training" their baby hairs:

    Wet the hair, then brush it how you want it to lie with a boar bristle brush.
    Apply a thick gel, then brush again.

    Then the crucial part: tie down the hair with a satiny scarf (I guess you would make a bandanna since it's just the hairline). Leave it tied down for as long as you can (at least 10 minutes).

    I did this a couple times for a ponytail when I didn't have control paste and it really laid those spiky little hairs down.

    Thanks, I will try this sounds easy enough. Oh, what "thick gel" did you use for this? Thanks again. :wink:
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    I think I used Fantasia IC, the blue kind. It costs about $4 from BSS/ethnic hair aisle at the supermarket.
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    jeamaria wrote:
    I think I used Fantasia IC, the blue kind.

    Thanks. :wink:
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    keikok wrote:
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)

    I don't think she uses a relaxer.

    Jersey Curl, you smooth baby hairs down w/ a toothbrush.

  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    keikok wrote:
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)

    I don't think she uses a relaxer.

    Jersey Curl, you smooth baby hairs down w/ a toothbrush.
    Toothbrush, what a great idea! Should it be dry, wet with water or wet with some product like gel or ck? Thanks again. :wink:
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    JerseyCurl wrote:
    keikok wrote:
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)

    I don't think she uses a relaxer.

    Jersey Curl, you smooth baby hairs down w/ a toothbrush.
    Toothbrush, what a great idea! Should it be dry, wet with water or wet with some product like gel or ck? Thanks again. :wink:

    It depends on your hair texture. You have to try different things because each will have its own look. You can try dry, wet w/ water, gel, cream based product, greasy product. Long, combed down baby hair was really OUT until recently. But J-Lo is wearing hers like that and I've seen others. I don't like it so long, though. And I'm not a fan of it done w/ heavy gel or grease.

    You also have to pay attention to the direction those hair grow. They may not grow straight down. There could be a cowlick that sweeps them in one direction or other.

  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    JerseyCurl wrote:
    keikok wrote:
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)

    I don't think she uses a relaxer.

    Jersey Curl, you smooth baby hairs down w/ a toothbrush.
    Toothbrush, what a great idea! Should it be dry, wet with water or wet with some product like gel or ck? Thanks again. :wink:

    It depends on your hair texture. You have to try different things because each will have its own look. You can try dry, wet w/ water, gel, cream based product, greasy product. Long, combed down baby hair was really OUT until recently. But J-Lo is wearing hers like that and I've seen others. I don't like it so long, though. And I'm not a fan of it done w/ heavy gel or grease.

    Do you find it looks different with the weight of the gel. I never use the lighter stuff as the hair will just stick straight up through them-but I can't tell the difference on other people's hair.
  • keikokkeikok Banned Posts: 585Banned Users
    keikok wrote:
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)

    I don't think she uses a relaxer.

    really? someone told me that she did. Have you heard otherwise?
    Keiko

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  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    keikok wrote:
    keikok wrote:
    well chili uses some sort of relaxer so I would scratch her routine. Those hairs are less noticeable then you think, but I would suggest that when you put product in your hair you make sure that you actually get it in that area (most dont)

    I don't think she uses a relaxer.

    really? someone told me that she did. Have you heard otherwise?

    I haven't read that she has or hasn't but I don't think that she has relaxed either. I think that she just straightens it sometimes and wears it curly the rest of the time. :wink:
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