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Any Other 3c's Have This Problem???

CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
I feel like im the only one---

My hair is now full shoulder length, and, without(what feels like) no warning- the upper half of my head is turning into waves.

I know this might be due to length, but my hair is seriously not looking so great anymore. The top half frizzes way to easily and loses its sheen-while the bottome half has perfect little shiney curls. Maybe its the wheather?(although i doubt it) Any products i should try? or pics of ladies in the same situation?...or am i all alone on this one.... :(

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  • BunnieHoneyBunnieHoney Posts: 33Registered Users
    Raises hand, yes, the top is heavier and wavy while the back is riglets...not a good look. I am slowly discovering that humectants may be my problem. I live in an area that can get quite humid so I stopped adding humectants to my homemade moisterizer and have started using coconut oil as a sealant.

    The top still is wavy, but not frizzy. I think humectants and the high humidity was a disaster for me.
    WL 6/26/09 and my hair type is 3b-4a...I will compromise with 3c:laughing4:

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    My hair is doing that too. I haven't figured out how to get it to curl all the way to the root or get rid of frizz 100%.

    But one thing that helps a little is to bend over at the waist while your hair is still wet and apply your products that way. Sometimes I rinse my hair under the bathtub faucet instead of the shower and that helps too.

    Then as it's drying, sometimes I'll bend over so the hair on the top of my head is pointing at the floor, and shake my head a little to let the curls separate. This can help so that the curls travel a little further up towards my scalp, but it still isn't 100%.

    Hope that helps. :)

    P.S. Someone posted on 3c about hair type(I'll bump it up if I can find it) and how their hair is wavy then ends with a little ringlet on the end. You're not alone.

    P.P.S. Bumped it. It's titled "Curl Pattern" by Boombasta.
  • CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
    BunnieHoney- I have tried coconut oil as a deep treatment and it seems to be just...okay. i have bad luck with oils for some reason, so if i left it in, i might have a problem with oiliness-any particular way you pu it in your hair?
  • CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
    sunshine75---thanx so much. I just wish she showed her entire head in her pic. I think i will try your method-do u rake in the product or smooth it in?
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Um, I do a little of both. The raking ensures more even coverage but can make my curls a little stringier because they're being broken up. Just smoothing keeps my curls plumper how they are normally but I sometimes miss spots and end up with more frizz by the end of the day.

    I guess you could try whichever works better for you normally, just upside down. :)
  • BunnieHoneyBunnieHoney Posts: 33Registered Users
    BunnieHoney- I have tried coconut oil as a deep treatment and it seems to be just...okay. i have bad luck with oils for some reason, so if i left it in, i might have a problem with oiliness-any particular way you pu it in your hair?


    The only time I experience oiliness is when I use coconut oil on dry hair and I only apply on wet hair. HTH.
    WL 6/26/09 and my hair type is 3b-4a...I will compromise with 3c:laughing4:

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  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    I feel like im the only one---

    My hair is now full shoulder length, and, without(what feels like) no warning- the upper half of my head is turning into waves.

    I know this might be due to length, but my hair is seriously not looking so great anymore. The top half frizzes way to easily and loses its sheen-while the bottome half has perfect little shiney curls. Maybe its the wheather?(although i doubt it) Any products i should try? or pics of ladies in the same situation?...or am i all alone on this one.... :(

    Maybe you just need a trim and some deep conditioning? This is just the nature of longer curly hair. The weight will give you waves on top, curls on the bottom. It's just how it is. Also frizz is part of the package..

    Maybe you could try Teri's method of smoothing your individual curls to make sure your product is getting to all parts of your hair. Whenever I do that, I have zero frizz, but also less volume.
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    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • danrobin0313danrobin0313 Posts: 186Registered Users
    Yep.. this just comes with the territory. Climate may play a part but I've found that consistently using the same regimen and finding a conditioner and styling combo that REALLY moisturizes my curls has helped with the frizz and definition. I usually "smooth" [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] over the curls/waves on this section of my hair by placing the hair between my fingers and almost pinching the hair while smoothing the product down to the ends.

    Good Luck!

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  • CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
    ---ok so i tried the coconut oil as a deep treatment on my wet hair n my hair came out fine but i shampooed with giovani smooth as silk after

    I tried doing the upside down thing but there wasnt enough volume on top.

    I usually scrunch my hair after it dries(pull the crunchiness out....) this might be the problem

    maybe if i do the upside down thing n maybe try clips also?
    sorry im being annoyin but i am desperate!
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ---ok so i tried the coconut oil as a deep treatment on my wet hair n my hair came out fine but i shampooed with giovani smooth as silk after

    I tried doing the upside down thing but there wasnt enough volume on top.

    I usually scrunch my hair after it dries(pull the crunchiness out....) this might be the problem

    maybe if i do the upside down thing n maybe try clips also?
    sorry im being annoyin but i am desperate!


    Well just try it out, no need for desperation. That's the fun of learning your hair. Your results may not be the same as others' so you have to experiment. :queen: If it comes out not to your liking you can always put your hair back in a pony or something.

    I don't clip so I can't tell you how that is. I just fluff once my hair is dry.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
    woot! i did the scrunching thing again today n my hair came out pretty nice--im deff going to try it again n c wat i can tweek----thanx a bunch for the help!
  • Anti_frizzAnti_frizz Posts: 2Registered Users
    What products can i use to make it shiny, soft and define the curls. Right now its like straw, hard and sometimes tends to be bushy. Ive tried coconut oil, pantene, etc. Im left to think maybe i should apply some relaxer? My hair is completely uncooperative..
  • CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
    Anti_frizz-do not relax your hair--it seems like your hair can be stringy from heat damage. Have you tried the curly girl method?