help! i hate this
dejavublonde Registered Users Posts: 5
in Curly Teens
I have been so frustrated with my hair lately. Curly girls certainly have their all time lows; and this is one of them. I like my hair to kind of dry in a hard definite curl. I have found in the past this look could be acheived with gel and mousse. However, i use it know and my hair frizzes into a soft poofy mess. I feel like a poodle. I've been thinking about going straight. Please help me! my hair behaves differently all the time and i have really kinky curls underneath! Its disgusting. Please, some advice of any kind would be very valuable at times like this! :x :evil:
Please don't be sad.
But it could also be a routine problem: There ar certain things that make your hair look messy and frizzy. Here some frizztipps:
*try to get out of a steaming bathroom so that your curls don't frizz too much
*Never touch you hair while it's drying
*Don't touch your damp or damp-to-dry hair with wet hands (this surely makes me look like a poodle...)
*If you want more volume ,leave your top layer alone and puff the hair underneath.
*Don't use a fine toothed comb or a brush. Use a WIDETOOTHED comb.
(*I don't know if this works for everyone but it works for me:
Always apply product to wet or wet-to-damp hair.)
Please don't be sad. Even 1a straight haired women have bad hair days!
Hopefully your tips will be of some help!
Hopefully I can find a new routine sometime soon.
haha, that's brilliant. I love it
I also suggest that after applying conditioner, rinse it with cold water. I like to leave about 20% of my conditioner in.
Also, you could try diffusing your hair.
- Do not towel dry. Blot hair with a t-shirt.
- Scrunch in products for clumpier curls. Raking tends to leave me with stringier curls.
- Browse the forums, you may find more tips.
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another thing that might help is just switching shampoos and conditioners every once in a while. after a few weeks my hair gets used to the same shampoo and it helps to switch things up.
products: curl keeper, angell, redken fresh curls s&c
pw: "wavy" for NC, "i love u" for everything else
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Currently: Trying to stop straightening so much. Using Elucence conditioner and whatever works for me.
It works really well for most curly heads. You could still achieve the "hard crunchy" feel, but it would keep your hair more healthy and less frizzy.
What cg is, (in case you dont already know) is a routine suggested by lorraine massey where you dont use any shampoo with sulfates, and dont use any products or conditioners with silicones it in.
What I suggest doing, is:
1. use a sulfate shampoo (one time) to get rid of buildup.
2. use silicone free conditioner (try the suave naturals line) daily
3. Lastly, use lots of silicone free gel (try herbal essences set me up gel) to get that crunchy, hard look.
Then for your daily routine, just use the conditioner and gel with an occasional shampoo if you feel you need it.
hope this helps, and if you have any questions feel free to pm me
Growing out hair to a little above bsl
hair type, 3b/c
I vote for Aveda Be Curly, but its not CG so its off limits if you try that process...
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Not all mousses do, just like not all gels do.
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