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Frizzy/Fuzzy Cornrows! What to do?

FireFlowerFireFlower Posts: 137Registered Users
Hello....

I seek guidance on how to reduce and/or avoid my cornrows from getting so frizzy/fuzzy. I got these braids done about a week and a half ago, a simple style with 20 braids going toward the back into a bun and three loose braids sweeping the side.

The cornrows were done with Biba synthetic hair.

I was advised to put some oil on the braids (not necessarily the scalp) to keep down the frizzes. I used olive oil one day, coconut oil another day, and Africa's Best Ultimate oil another day. This resulted in a very sticky, greasy face and the oil just SAT FLAT on the hair. I am researching the possibility that I am a candidate for the no-oil/oil-free routine.

So, since the oil isn't working, and I know I need moisture, my next step was to make a rosemary tea spritz, figuring that the water would help moisturize. The rosemary tea spritz included the tea, jojoba oil, vitamin E, a small drop of glycerin, and about 20 drops each of rosemary EO and peppermine EO. This was refreshing a couple of days and then the itching began.

I then read about putting Sea Breeze on the scalp to help with cleansing, esp. since I did not want to put water directly on the cornrows (to avoid the fuzzy frizzies!). I mixed the Sea Breeze with a small amount of jojoba oil and sprayed that on my hair. Again, refreshing and tingling....

I am still concerned about getting enough moisture, avoiding dryness, and promoting maximum hair growth. Also, since I plan to wear cornrows and braids throughout the spring and summer, I need to get an effective routine together.

I have done searches about this. I thank you in advance for your informative responses!
Classic 4a/b, fine, dense, normal to dry, low porosity
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  • LadyLibra1982LadyLibra1982 Posts: 203Registered Users
    Candy wrote:

    i have the EXACT same problem... my cornrows never last longer than 2 weeks on my head thanks to the fuzzies... and i've tried everything RR has too! :oops:

    i will try this out though. it's worth a shot right?
    Lady Libra
    3c/4a???
    i stick with the description "OS thready thick"

    my curly fro now is at collarbone when straightened.... basically the length i had when i started transitioning! hooray for growth!!! =)
  • FireFlowerFireFlower Posts: 137Registered Users
    Candy wrote:

    Yes! Thank you for these suggestions! Clear cut, specific products that I can try! Now this is the kind of post I appreciate! :D

    Thank you!
    Classic 4a/b, fine, dense, normal to dry, low porosity
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  • FireFlowerFireFlower Posts: 137Registered Users
    Candy wrote:

    Thank you!!!! I appreciate the recommendation of specific products.... I will give these items a try....
    Classic 4a/b, fine, dense, normal to dry, low porosity
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  • OldSoulOldSoul Posts: 268Registered Users
    I would try Taliah Waajid's protective mist bodifier (for moisture). I use FOTE AVG for calming frizzies then tie it down.

    Also, to cleanse your scalp when it becomes itchy or gooey, use ACV rinse mixture or sea breeze (or witch hazel). Using a q-tip,moisten the end with either, and run it over exposed parts of the scalp.

    This will help them to last. From what I have read, you are only supposed to keep cornrows for 2 - 3 weeks.

    HTH.
    The poster formerly known as JCrysy
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    Mostly 4a-} OS spongy

    Current faves: Trader Joe's Nourish, Suave Color Care Co, Abba Nourishing, FOTE AVG, Taliah Waajid mist bodifier
  • butterfly22butterfly22 Posts: 103Registered Users
    You are welcome girls :lol:
    4a/4b little 3c
  • butterfly22butterfly22 Posts: 103Registered Users
    OldSoul wrote:
    I would try Taliah Waajid's protective mist bodifier (for moisture). I use FOTE AVG for calming frizzies then tie it down.

    Also, to cleanse your scalp when it becomes itchy or gooey, use ACV rinse mixture or sea breeze (or witch hazel). Using a q-tip,moisten the end with either, and run it over exposed parts of the scalp.

    This will help them to last. From what I have read, you are only supposed to keep cornrows for 2 - 3 weeks.

    HTH.

    Yes it helps alot. :lol: I know a friend who has spongy 4a hair and she loves the mist bodifier. She twists with the mist bodifier and the crincles and curls. Good recomendation.
    4a/4b little 3c
  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    Another trick is to smooth some gel over the braids and tie it down good with a silk scarf. You can buy some time with that technique too.
    Free your Mind and your Hair will Follow :)
    Curli's pics
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  • FireFlowerFireFlower Posts: 137Registered Users
    Curlilocs wrote:
    Another trick is to smooth some gel over the braids and tie it down good with a silk scarf. You can buy some time with that technique too.

    What kind of gel? I'm trying to avoid products with petroleum and mineral oil.... I have some Lily of the Desert aloe vera gel. I like how it feels but then it flakes when dry....

    I have a silk scarf....
    Classic 4a/b, fine, dense, normal to dry, low porosity
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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I'd use something like IC Fantasia. It's alcohol free and doesn't contain mineral oil or petroleum.
    Free your Mind and your Hair will Follow :)
    Curli's pics
    album pw: bangz
  • OldSoulOldSoul Posts: 268Registered Users
    OldSoul wrote:
    I would try Taliah Waajid's protective mist bodifier (for moisture). I use FOTE AVG for calming frizzies then tie it down.

    Also, to cleanse your scalp when it becomes itchy or gooey, use ACV rinse mixture or sea breeze (or witch hazel). Using a q-tip,moisten the end with either, and run it over exposed parts of the scalp.

    This will help them to last. From what I have read, you are only supposed to keep cornrows for 2 - 3 weeks.

    HTH.

    This is what I was referring to. Smooth it with the gel, and then tie your hair down. This should be done after cleansing or any other needed time. I am always concerned about buildup, that is why I suggested AVG, since it builds up less.
    The poster formerly known as JCrysy
    :::::::::::::::::
    Mostly 4a-} OS spongy

    Current faves: Trader Joe's Nourish, Suave Color Care Co, Abba Nourishing, FOTE AVG, Taliah Waajid mist bodifier
  • pizazzpizazz Posts: 239Registered Users
    Hello....

    I seek guidance on how to reduce and/or avoid my cornrows from getting so frizzy/fuzzy. I got these braids done about a week and a half ago, a simple style with 20 braids going toward the back into a bun and three loose braids sweeping the side.

    The cornrows were done with Biba synthetic hair.

    I was advised to put some oil on the braids (not necessarily the scalp) to keep down the frizzes. I used olive oil one day, coconut oil another day, and Africa's Best Ultimate oil another day. This resulted in a very sticky, greasy face and the oil just SAT FLAT on the hair. I am researching the possibility that I am a candidate for the no-oil/oil-free routine.

    So, since the oil isn't working, and I know I need moisture, my next step was to make a rosemary tea spritz, figuring that the water would help
    moisturize. The rosemary tea spritz included the tea, jojoba oil, vitamin E, a small drop of glycerin, and about 20 drops each of rosemary EO and peppermine EO. This was refreshing a couple of days and then the itching began.

    I then read about putting Sea Breeze on the scalp to help with cleansing, esp. since I did not want to put water directly on the cornrows (to avoid the fuzzy frizzies!). I mixed the Sea Breeze with a small amount of jojoba oil and sprayed that on my hair. Again, refreshing and tingling....

    I am still concerned about getting enough moisture, avoiding dryness, and promoting maximum hair growth. Also, since I plan to wear cornrows and braids throughout the spring and summer, I need to get an effective routine together.

    I have done searches about this. I thank you in advance for your informative responses!


    Wow, I got some cornrows abou t2 1/2 weeks ago and having the same issue. I'm isisting on leaving them in the whole month, them done agian by April. I've been tying it down, too and tried the gel thing too, which works, but you have to do it everyday. My braids are not coming lose or anything-it's just that fuzziness. My only question is if the hair that's sticking out getting damaged? I was afraid of this, so I dug into my product graveyard for some Kheils creme w/ silk groom. I rub that over my braids hoping to prevent breaking, use gel for laying down edges and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Greg-Juice-p-190.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-greg-juice-nourishing-herbal-leavein]Greg juice[/buylink] for moisture.

    Do you rinse/wash your braids?? I'm so glad this post came up, cuz I was almost tempted to take them out prematurely.....Now I realize the fuzzies are normal...
  • FireFlowerFireFlower Posts: 137Registered Users
    pizazz wrote:
    [Wow, I got some cornrows abou t2 1/2 weeks ago and having the same issue. I'm isisting on leaving them in the whole month, them done agian by April. I've been tying it down, too and tried the gel thing too, which works, but you have to do it everyday. My braids are not coming lose or anything-it's just that fuzziness. My only question is if the hair that's sticking out getting damaged? I was afraid of this, so I dug into my product graveyard for some Kheils creme w/ silk groom. I rub that over my braids hoping to prevent breaking, use gel for laying down edges and [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Greg-Juice-p-190.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-greg-juice-nourishing-herbal-leavein]Greg juice[/buylink] for moisture.

    Do you rinse/wash your braids?? I'm so glad this post came up, cuz I was almost tempted to take them out prematurely.....Now I realize the fuzzies are normal...

    Hello.... I haven't washed or rinsed the braids.... I have read about washing the cornrows over a stocking cap (put the cap on and then wash and condition as normal).... I thought that would make them frizzier!(Smile!) Mine aren't coming loose, either. It's just these silly fuzzies/frizzies!

    Once I'm clear about how to reduce the frizzies, then I'll wash them diligently.... I will invest in some of the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Greg-Juice-p-190.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-greg-juice-nourishing-herbal-leavein]Greg Juice[/buylink] for moisture, and I have aloe vera gel and some Fantasia IC, so I'll give those products a try....
    Classic 4a/b, fine, dense, normal to dry, low porosity
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