forehead breakout and hair gel. Eek!

EvenstarEvenstar Registered Users Posts: 3
I've been breaking out horribly on my forehead and I am wondering if it has to do with my routine? I usually put my contacts and face lotion on and then bend over and scrunch in my gel (post shower) and then I keep my head bent over while I lotion my body and get partially dressed. I am thinking maybe the hair touching my forehead while I bend over is causing breakouts? I'm having trouble establishing a routine because I have ot keep my head bent over or something so that I dont' get a flat top (clipping has not worked for me). It's difficult because my hair is getting long (bra strap when straight/wet) so I cant' rinse upside down without turning my hair into a rat's nest. I need suggestions!

Former CG then modified CG, now too lazy :P Type 2B/3A (I think...) and still rather annoyed with my hair :P


  • klloydmajesticklloydmajestic Registered Users Posts: 183 Curl Connoisseur
    I'm not completely sure about your situation, but I do know that I tried a gel before and I had the same problem. When I stopped using it, so did the acne. Have you tried using a gel that has minimum ingredients (like all natural gels found in health stores)? I have sensitive skin and if I use something that has chemicals in it I usually break out, or get a rash, or some kind of skin issue. Unfortunately there are so many factors that affect our skin, it's hard to pin down one particular cause.
    I hope this helps in some small way :?
    Good luck to you!
    3b, low porosity, CG method
    BC 6 February 2016 and growing out. . . again!
    current products: 
    • conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
    • pre-poo: grapeseed oil or coconut oil
    • cleanser: currently experimenting with different things
    • deep treatment: Jessicurl Deep Treatment
    • "protein" treatment: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque
    • Stylers: Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera gel or SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

  • briccagrlbriccagrl Registered Users Posts: 540
    I dont know if it would help..but what about trying a wide cloth headband to cover your forehead while you are doing your hair
  • patooshipatooshi Registered Users Posts: 41
    its the gel , it clogs your pores and causes break outs , use conditioning leave in cream , but things such as gel mousse and hairspray cause tat
    3B CURL!

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