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Overconditioning?

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How does it happen?
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  • IamDonnaIamDonna Posts: 546Registered Users
    What is this?
    How does it happen?
    How do you know its happened?

    I'm not quite sure what the answers to those questions are either.

    How bout it curlies what are the answers???
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    Poo: Eulence moisture
    Co-wash: GVP CB
    Condish: GVP CB
    LI: KBB nectar
    Styler: CK CIAB
    Gel: BRHG
    DT: Curl Junkie
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  • ConditionerBoyConditionerBoy Posts: 15Registered Users
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  • bettinflabettinfla Posts: 389Registered Users
    When mine is overconditoned, it's dry and lifeless -- curls go away and wild frizz comes in.
    Homemade FSG, CK, KCCC and BRHG. Co wash w/Suave, or soap bars (occasionally) or Come Clean (Kinky Curly).
  • porque_pigporque_pig Posts: 238Registered Users
    I am having this problem now, actually.

    I can tell I have been using conditioner too often when my hair starts getting limp and hangs there like an awkward curtain. My curls loosen, and my hair sometimes looks a little dirty. I usually just do a low-poo and let my hair rest with the conditioner for a day or two.
    :batman: 2b/cFi, low density, normal porosity, high elasticity

    Low-poo
    : Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Conditioner
    : Suave Naturals (whatever scent I have on hand)
    Styling
    : Paul Mitchell Round Trip, Tresemme Climate Control Finishing Spray

    I'm a hair minimalist: the less time I spend on my hair, the better.

  • belasunabelasuna Posts: 599Registered Users
    Overconditioned hair is also super soft when dry and mushy when wet. The curls can be fluffy and frizzy but hair shouldn't be dry.

    If it is dry and frizzy and looks puffy, then it could be product suffocation that is not letting moisture in--this tends to be worse on hot humid days.
    ~belasuna :angel1:
    3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
    CG since 7/27/09
    Bella Curl Products
    CW: protein free-cleansing creme
    CO: protein free MRcondish
    Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum
    Lady of Elixir, Keeper of the Secret Blend, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • bettinflabettinfla Posts: 389Registered Users
    If I get over-conditioned, I just keep rinsing every shower -- no cond.
    Homemade FSG, CK, KCCC and BRHG. Co wash w/Suave, or soap bars (occasionally) or Come Clean (Kinky Curly).
  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    Over conditioning is when you apply too much conditioner and your hair becomes 'over-moisturised'. You'll notice that the curls are looser, fuzzy and baby soft most of the time. They look dry but are completely the opposite. Hope I helped =]
    ~ BIG *sexy* CURLS ~
    ~~~
    Conditioner/Co-wash/Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Nutri Repair/Organic Instinct
    Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
    ~~~


  • SheBrosSheBros Posts: 332Registered Users
    I can tell by the way my hairs feels (gummy, coated) and way too frizzy. My best routine right now is low-pooing every day followed by a condish. Then I apply a leave-in (most of the time) followed by a styling gel (all the time). I've actually been having some great hair days lately since I started using a protein-rich conditioner (Joico K-Pak generic at Sally Beauty). I will rotate this conditioner with some of my many others throughout the week. This made a world of difference as well as the low-pooing every day. Although, I have been able to get some 2nd day hair where I didn't need to do anything else.
    3B Fine (lots of it), Normal to High Porosity
    Low Poo: Elucence Moisture Poo, Renpure Organics
    Co-Wash: Tresseme Naturals, Giovanni TT
    Rinse Out: Biologe Cond Balm, SS Deeply Decadent Moisturizing Treatment
    Leave-In: Oyin Hair Dew, CJ Beautiful Curls,
    Stylers: SS Curl Enhancing Jelly, SS Firm Holding Styling Gel, Jessicurl RR and CC, BRHG, Biolage Gelee
    Extras: ACV rinses every couple of months