In need of a "concoction" that...

xLilQnBxxLilQnBx Posts: 12Registered Users
My hair is type 3a [or atleast i think so]
It's dry, stringy, frizzy, and.. ugh! A mess!:help:
Are there any recipes that will fix that?
I'm sorta-kinda new to wearing my hair natural, sooo.....
[i usually keep it straight through out the winter and try to wear it natural during the summer, because humidity gets the best of me]

Also my hair is pretty elastic. Is that good or bad? If it's bad, how can I fix it?

Any techniques or tips or recipes will help!

Oh and here are some pictures of my hair, just to give you an idea [it's semi-wet but mostly dry, and it has some olive oil and some mousse in it]

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/xlilqnbx/101_8660.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/xlilqnbx/101_8659.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/xlilqnbx/101_8658.jpg


Thanks.

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  • nikskenikske Posts: 556Registered Users
    Not sure, but it might be over conditioned. Are you co-washing? Does it feel mushy?

    If so, try adding some protein to your routine.
    Wurly 2b/2c/3a Miii - high porosity

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  • LightWavesLightWaves Posts: 114Registered Users
    Some deep conditioning might help, too! If you think your hair is dry, I woulud try a deep conditioner with protein in it - I overcondition very easily, and while I get stringy, limp/lifeless hair, it doesn't really feel dry, which is why I think your hair might need more moisture as opposed to less.

    Unfortunately, I don't have a good recipe for you if you're looking for a homemade natural conditioner, but you can try searching the forum for any threads with deep conditioner recipes! If you don't care that it's homemade, try posting on the General Board & you'll get a lot of suggestions from people. HTH!
    2a/2b/2c - I've experienced them all :iconbiggrin:

    Still not sure about porosity/protein... my hair takes forever to dry & products often weigh it down, but I like protein. Thus I'm confused.

    LowPoo: Mastey Traite
    Cowash: Burt's Bees Super Shiny, Trader Joe's TTT
    DT: Sevi Pumpkin Conditioner
    Styling: FSG, Pantene Curls Mousse, SS FHG, AO B5 Design Gel, Giovanni Mousse
    PT: Nexus Emergencee, AO GBP
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  • belasunabelasuna Posts: 599Registered Users
    xLilQnBx wrote: »
    My hair is type 3a [or atleast i think so]
    It's dry, stringy, frizzy, and.. ugh! A mess!:help:
    Are there any recipes that will fix that?
    I'm sorta-kinda new to wearing my hair natural, sooo.....
    [i usually keep it straight through out the winter and try to wear it natural during the summer, because humidity gets the best of me]

    Also my hair is pretty elastic. Is that good or bad? If it's bad, how can I fix it?

    Any techniques or tips or recipes will help!

    Oh and here are some pictures of my hair, just to give you an idea [it's semi-wet but mostly dry, and it has some olive oil and some mousse in it]

    http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/xlilqnbx/101_8660.jpg

    http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/xlilqnbx/101_8659.jpg

    http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k60/xlilqnbx/101_8658.jpg


    Thanks.

    If your hair is stringy, dry and frizzy, you may need a protein treatment. Also since your hair is very elastic that is another indicator of a lack of protein. I recommend you do a PT followed by a DT. If you want to go the all natural route, try mixing coconut creme or milk with coconut oil. Or make a banana smoothy with coconut milk and or yorgurt. After you wash this out do a warm olive oil treatment as a DT and leave on for 1 hour. This should help. THe protein will also help with the fact that you straighten your hair during the winters.

    You may also have buildup causing stringy dry frizz in which case I recommend doing a BS rince followed by ACV rinse. Put 1 tb of baking soda in 2 cups water and pour on your hair. gently rub it in for 1 minute then rinse. COndition then do a final acv rinse. This will help to get rid of stringy frizz if you have buildup and don't want to use a clarifying shampoo.
    ~belasuna :angel1:
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    CO: protein free MRcondish
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Curl type really doesn't matter--it's texture and porosity that you need to discover. Look for a thread on the Newby Read First Forum started by Struttswife with that title or go to her website http://www.livecurlylivefree.com/ Here ebook is a good investment with all of the information in one place.

    The baking soda scrub is a possibility--depending on your hair. My fine, low porosity hair gets really "hard" from baking soda mixed with other ingredients. Depending on your hair and what you've been using on it, I'd do a poo of some sort. You could start out with a good, moisturizing lowpoo and work you way up to something stronger--if that doesn't work.

    Right now, your hair looks really moisture deprived. That could be the damage or the product build up--as belasuna suggested. Her PT/DT recommendation is where to start--after you make sure it's on a "clean slate."

    My stylist suggests avoiding any mousse, because it's drying despite the ingredients (something in the propellant.) Not sure about other products you might use.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
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