evening hair

juicedabouthairjuicedabouthair Posts: 111Registered Users
when i start out from scratch each morning (because i definitely haven't figured out 2nd day hair) i can get my hair to look decent and it feels pretty good. However, by the time the late evening rolls around my hair is a frizzy and hard mess. i know that when i get home from work i start playing around in my hair uncontrollable (still fascinated by the new texture i suppose), but should that alone make my hair both frizzy and hard?

thanks
juicedabouthair
mostly 4a??

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Products currently in rotation:
  • Curls by Sister Smith with added oils
  • SheaMoisture Leave-in
  • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration

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  • dsg-girlycurlydsg-girlycurly Posts: 343Registered Users
    Maybe you need to try some other product combinations, make sure you are moisturizing and dt'ing. Suburbanbushbabe has some good product combos for 4A/4B hair; check out her fotki http://public.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    4A&B -- Henna and the entire Essential Balms product line; lately Carol's Daughter honey mimosa & black vanilla leave-in. Staple products are SheaMoisture, Aubrey Organics and Trader Joes Norish Spa conditioner, ACV and IC Fantasia Gel. I'm also Mixtress (I love making my own hair concoctions :glasses9:)

    Be encouraged -- Cuzz Fuzz is what it Duzz!!

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  • juicedabouthairjuicedabouthair Posts: 111Registered Users
    Maybe you need to try some other product combinations, make sure you are moisturizing and dt'ing. Suburbanbushbabe has some good product combos for 4A/4B hair; check out her fotki http://public.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/

    thank you. i checked out her page - wow - that is a lot of good info. i noticed that she sometimes uses oil on her ends, maybe i can try that. also, i am using a cheap cowash condish (V05). maybe i need something more conditioning.

    your hair looks great too. is you are a 4a/4b, then i think that is what i am too. i do have some wavy hair in the top, but it's not predominant.

    thanks again
    juicedabouthair
    mostly 4a??

    http://public.fotki.com/juicedabouthair/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/juicedabouthair

    Products currently in rotation:
    • Curls by Sister Smith with added oils
    • SheaMoisture Leave-in
    • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    I know that after a while when my ends get to be hard all the time and oil and moisturizers are not softening them up, then it may be time for a SUPER MINI trim of the ends. And that seems to transform my hair.

    I use quite a bit of moisturizing products, but for me I think it is just how my hair is. The ends tend to dry out and get pretty hard. I guess I would rather have that then split ends.

    Your hair is on the shorter side. And when using even SheaM and a gel, the hair can be crunchy. Longer haired curlies are able to easily scrunch theirs out. When your hair is shorter is it hard to do so. You might want to try keeping a small purse size spritzer in your purse of a simple glycerin/distilled water concoction to keep your hair soft and moisturized during the day and as your hair dries. This may do the trick. I am sure any curl refresher would work, if you aren't too fond of the glycerin. My hair loves it in limited quantity. It works well to keep me moisturized than with butters and oils. Just a thought for you.

    -Nicki :afro:
    3C s-curls, coils, and corkscrews

    TIGI MM, QB AOHC, KCCC, MJ CM, MJ BBC, JC WDT, CD HM, CD MHH, DC OneC, Veg Glyc, and Jojoba oil.

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  • juicedabouthairjuicedabouthair Posts: 111Registered Users
    I know that after a while when my ends get to be hard all the time and oil and moisturizers are not softening them up, then it may be time for a SUPER MINI trim of the ends. And that seems to transform my hair.

    I use quite a bit of moisturizing products, but for me I think it is just how my hair is. The ends tend to dry out and get pretty hard. I guess I would rather have that then split ends.

    Your hair is on the shorter side. And when using even SheaM and a gel, the hair can be crunchy. Longer haired curlies are able to easily scrunch theirs out. When your hair is shorter is it hard to do so. You might want to try keeping a small purse size spritzer in your purse of a simple glycerin/distilled water concoction to keep your hair soft and moisturized during the day and as your hair dries. This may do the trick. I am sure any curl refresher would work, if you aren't too fond of the glycerin. My hair loves it in limited quantity. It works well to keep me moisturized than with butters and oils. Just a thought for you.

    -Nicki :afro:

    Thank you. Hadn't thought about a curl refresher. I will definitely try the glycerin. For some reason I thought that was on the "bad" ingredient list. I did think about a trim, but as you mentioned, my hair is already short and I think my spirit needs to see length. So that will be my Plan B if I can't soften things up in the next week or so.

    Thanks again!
    juicedabouthair
    mostly 4a??

    http://public.fotki.com/juicedabouthair/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/juicedabouthair

    Products currently in rotation:
    • Curls by Sister Smith with added oils
    • SheaMoisture Leave-in
    • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    Thank you. Hadn't thought about a curl refresher. I will definitely try the glycerin. For some reason I thought that was on the "bad" ingredient list. I did think about a trim, but as you mentioned, my hair is already short and I think my spirit needs to see length. So that will be my Plan B if I can't soften things up in the next week or so.

    Thanks again!

    No way! Glycerin is a really good thing. It is a natural humectant. It moisturizes the hair, hence the Jheri Curl era and why those activator gels are still around. Glycerin can be finicky. If you use too much your hair will be moist and sticky feeling. It will also dramatically increase drying time. The hair will still feel moist, but be completely dry....yuck! But for a lot of people it helps to moisturize the hair and keep it soft. My hair does not like oils, but will take in the glycerin well. But I make sure that I don't get heavy handed. When you see it, it looks like an oil, but stickier.

    I get mine from the health food store and I add it to my conditioner along with oils, to sneak in more moisture for my hair. You will also see glycerin in a lot of curl reviver spritz that you purchase in the store.

    Before I go, if you are too fond of making your own....a lot of curlies gives high praise to the Sta Sof Fro spritz. Use it sparingly. A little should do the trick.

    HTH

    Felicia :afro:
    3C s-curls, coils, and corkscrews

    TIGI MM, QB AOHC, KCCC, MJ CM, MJ BBC, JC WDT, CD HM, CD MHH, DC OneC, Veg Glyc, and Jojoba oil.

    http://members.fotki.com/gypsycurls/

    http://www.ratedpink.com


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  • juicedabouthairjuicedabouthair Posts: 111Registered Users
    Thank you. Hadn't thought about a curl refresher. I will definitely try the glycerin. For some reason I thought that was on the "bad" ingredient list. I did think about a trim, but as you mentioned, my hair is already short and I think my spirit needs to see length. So that will be my Plan B if I can't soften things up in the next week or so.

    Thanks again!

    No way! Glycerin is a really good thing. It is a natural humectant. It moisturizes the hair, hence the Jheri Curl era and why those activator gels are still around. Glycerin can be finicky. If you use too much your hair will be moist and sticky feeling. It will also dramatically increase drying time. The hair will still feel moist, but be completely dry....yuck! But for a lot of people it helps to moisturize the hair and keep it soft. My hair does not like oils, but will take in the glycerin well. But I make sure that I don't get heavy handed. When you see it, it looks like an oil, but stickier.

    I get mine from the health food store and I add it to my conditioner along with oils, to sneak in more moisture for my hair. You will also see glycerin in a lot of curl reviver spritz that you purchase in the store.

    Before I go, if you are too fond of making your own....a lot of curlies gives high praise to the Sta Sof Fro spritz. Use it sparingly. A little should do the trick.

    HTH

    Felicia :afro:

    Thanks. I've been out of town, but bought some glycerin today. Can't wait to see what it will do.
    juicedabouthair
    mostly 4a??

    http://public.fotki.com/juicedabouthair/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/juicedabouthair

    Products currently in rotation:
    • Curls by Sister Smith with added oils
    • SheaMoisture Leave-in
    • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration

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