What do you do on bad hair days? (or 'lazy' hair days?)

I have medium length hair and can't figure out what to do. I've been doing cg for about 2 months and my hair is even less reliable than before. Some days it looks great and others it looks terrible. I need suggestions for what to do on bad hair days.

(Some days I can wear a hat, others I can't because of work.)
What are your hair's properties? If you don't know them, LMK and I'll post links on how to figure them out.
What products do you use?
What is your styling routine?
Post that stuff and hopefully we will be able to point you in the right direction and get your hair working for you.

Updo ideas
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YouTube - Chic and Simple Hair Roll Updo Tutorial.
Her Best Hair: Southern Tease Bun
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I do a loose bun, a ponytail in the back high or low, or a side pony tail. Sometimes if I have just one piece that looks bad or is straight (or even several pieces) I put little braids there and pin them back. I can't do hats so I have to figure something else out. I also twist the hair and flip it upwards and clip it from underneath...if that makes sense?
V05 Lime cowash/SN Pomegranite RO FSG and LOOB
I still use Tresemme Fine Mist hairspray for the side swept bangs...I can't live without it!
Curl Genie: Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, low elasticity, medium density
Thank you for some of the ideas.
I feel like whenever I wear a bun/ponytail my hair sits oddly and looks really thin and blech.


Sorry I forgot to post my hair's properties - It is overly porous, normal elasticity, fine, and medium density.


Right now I'm using giovanni cowash with tresseme naturals conditioner. I've been using tizz no frizz gel. I bought Curls in a Bottle and & anGel which both came in today, so I'm going to see how those work. I usually diffuse it dry because it takes hours to air dry.
Are you doing protein treatments? With fine and porous hair, they should work really well for you.
Do you use an occasional low poo? Most wavies find they need one sometimes.
One more question. What is your hair doing that you don't like? (frizz, flat top, weighed down, etc.)
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
For bad hair days, I like to use some cute hair accessories I keep on hand. Headbands, clips, etc. work nicely.
2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

[FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

Stylers-
- Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

[/COLOR][/FONT] [I][B]My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!

mod-CG since December '10

I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

My hair is basically my hobby!!

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I try to keep U-pins handy and I pin it up into a bun.
2b (with some straight under-layer, grrrrr)
Normal porosity, low elasticity, medium texture

(according to CurlGenie - HUGE surprise, I always thought I had fine hair and my stylists always agreed)

Tried CG for a summer, but it wasn't for me. I don't load up on sulfates and silicones, but I have no shame in using them when I want/need to! Currently loving LOOB.
I like to throw my hair into a snood and maybe accessorize that with a cute hair flower.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I am not doing protein treatments, mostly because I don't know what to use.

Some days my hair is overly frizzy, others the top layer is completely straight.
I tend to go really casual everyday since I work with kids. If I'm in a hurry I like to rake some leave-in as well as CIAB through my hair, scrunch a bit and do the soft beachy look!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Repair Me, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC, UFD Curly Magic
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

I would love to be able to do the soft beachy look! Mine is just too full of body. Bleh.
I am not doing protein treatments, mostly because I don't know what to use.

Some days my hair is overly frizzy, others the top layer is completely straight.
Originally Posted by curlylxs
Some CG PTs are nexxus emergencee, joiko k-pac and the sally beauty generic version (has mineral oil, some hair hates mineral oil), Ion effective care (sally beauty, they have trial packets), Aphogee 2-step (sally beauty, 2nd step has mineral oil, you can substitute your own DT), aphogee 2-minute. I'm a fan of IAgirl's gelatin PT. PT recipe - as promised

Follow a PT with a DT or a moisturizing conditioner. After the PT and before the DT your hair may feel hard and rough. A DT will bring your hair back to normal.

Check out this thread to see what other people with fine/porous hair do.
Porous and Fine: Share your Hair Biography
Do a PT as often as needed. It is common for people with fine/porous hair to do a PT about once a week.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
Shout the pt have made my hair feel/look different the first time I used it? I used the ion effective care and I can't tell a difference at all.

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