When I try to wear my 3B type hair down, it gets really poofy, stiff, and frizzy?

augustcurlyteenaugustcurlyteen Registered Users Posts: 3
Okay so I have type 3B hair but all my life, well like 5th grade and up I've always continuously, back to back, used to straighten my hair. So my hair is damaged. I straighten my hair every now and then now but I went natural in the middle of 2013. Ever since then I can NEVER get my hair to come out like I want. I tried people's advice on Youtube and everything, and still nothing. It's really frustrating because in the morning it looks okay but during the day it poofs up bad, it gets stiff (doesn't move at all) and gets frizzy. It's frustrating and I need to know what I'm doing wrong. Usually, I pineapple my hair at night or twist it and put a satin cap on then in the morning I let my hair down and put it sections and apply custard and oil to my hair after spritzing it then I go. My hair wet is like just touching my shoulders but straightened, it goes down my back. And my hair usually dries up right under my ears ): Any alternative hairstyles will help too. If I wear my hair in a bun or ponytail I usually put gel on my hair and I don't like putting gel on my hair but nothing else will hold my edge down but gel and I've been using gel all my life but as I learned more about curly hair I learned that I don't want to use it anymore.


  • pinkmouse09pinkmouse09 Registered Users Posts: 107
    I had this problem when u started going curly lol. Are you doing wash n go? What styling product/deep conditioner etc are you using?

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    Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
    Clarify: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
    Styling: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
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  • curlicious13curlicious13 Registered Users Posts: 1,632 Curl Neophyte
    It's summer time & time to rotate your styler. You may want to ditch the oil. I find that oil works great as a pre poo but not under a styler. Will leave my hair frizzy and hard. In the summer, I use a silicone & alcohol free gel to keep down frizz/poof.

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