My hair grows UP not down - HELP!

randirandi Posts: 3Registered Users
Hi,I am a one week newbie CG and have decided to take the plunge with finally (after 47 yrs of the same haircut - poodle!) going to Devashan in September (5 hrs south of Ithaca, NY). However, my hair grows UP, not down. Any others with this problem? Suggestions? Help, please!! Thanks, Randi -- picture enclosed

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  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Posts: 457Registered Users
    very thick hair can tend to grow up until it has enough lenght to weigh it down. How thick your hair is can determine when that is.
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  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    Sorry I have no suggestions -- I have a short pixie cut that I think about growing out from time to time, but never have made it past the suffering with very thick hair that grows up and out instead of down.

    I am not sure there's anything TO do except suffer with it until it gets to that length where it will fall over. For me that is about a year! Meanwhile I think i could dye it bright red and do a little moonlighting at McDonald's when Ronald wants the day off . . .

    I'm not helping, am I?
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  • KurleeEdnaKurleeEdna Posts: 714Registered Users
    fig jam wrote: »
    I am not sure there's anything TO do except suffer with it until it gets to that length where it will fall over. For me that is about a year! Meanwhile I think i could dye it bright red and do a little moonlighting at McDonald's when Ronald wants the day off . . .
    Fig - ROFL!!! Nothing like thinking positively!

    Randi - Your hair is beautiful! It looks like my Mom's hair. (Only she's much older and prefers to always have short hair.)

    I, on the other hand, have a TON of 3C/4A hair. I stopped relaxing back in November 2007, and after the big chop, my hair is now about 8 inches long when stretched. However, my hair is just recently (FINALLY!) turning downward.

    I guess it just takes time and plenty of patience. In the meantime, you might want to experiment with different conditioners. I just started using [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Jessicurl Too Shea[/buylink]! as a leave-in and it's wonderful! Though it might be too heavy for some, I need to use quite a bit, but it keeps my hair from getting poofy.

    Hope this helps... HAPPY GROWING! :afro:
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Mine grows up and out before finally getting heavy enough to lay down.

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