HELP!!!

Ladies I need some serious help.

My hair over the past 2 years had developed a wave to it and I decided to up the ante a little bit and get a perm.

I have fine to medium hair, that is now some where between a 2b and 2c.

Since getting the perm my hair is frizzy, which I knew could happen, but the worst part is no matter what product I use my hair is a matted mess by the end of the day and I can't do second day hair. Some strands are tight spirals and other are almost straight and no matter how I try to separate them the clump back together. My hair looks dull and is completely unmanageable and I have actually restored to straightening my hair. I can't find the balance to having nice, light weight curls/waves.

So far I have used (some was from when my hair wasn't permed)
Burt's Bees Super Shinny Shampoo
Burt's bees More moisture conditioner
VOZ moisture milks conditioner
HE totally twisted conditioner
Infusium 23 leave in for chemically treated hair
Giovonni direct leave in
Sauve green apple conditioner
Kinky Curly Curling custard
totally twisted gel
totally twisted mousse
aloe vera
plopping
scrunching product in
raking product in
rinsing with cool water
wide tooth combs
apple cider vinegar rinse- I will say after the rinse my hair was super soft.

my routine so far has been:
co wash with VO5
condition ends with BB more moisture or totally twisted
scrunch out excess water until hair is damp, at this step I notice my waves are really messy and clumpy
use some HE gel
Plop for 20-30 min, once I take it down I arrange my hair and don't touch it again.


I don't know what I am doing wrong but I need some serious hairapy and fast.

My hair prior to the perm used to not take to high protein products but I am thinking that maybe I should try one? maybe an oil treatment?
Do you know if your hair is fine (small circumference of a single hair) or coarse (large circumference of a single hair)? Fine hair usually loves protein and coarse hair usually doesn't like it.

It sounds like your hair is damaged from the perm (AKA porous). Protein helps temporarily repair hair. If you hair is fine, do a protein treatment. If your hair is coarse, go more slowly with protein. Start with your GDLI. There is some protein in there.
Follow a protein treatment with a deep treatment or moisturizing conditioner. IAgirl's gelatin protein treatment is a good one and cheap.
Here are some links to help explain.
The Fine Art of Protein and Moisture Balancing for Black Hair Care - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
Protein vs Moisture Pittsburgh Curly
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 have fine hair and as everyone tells me a lot of it.

I had a feeling that my hair was porous after doing some research, and have been looking in to home remedy protein treatments. Have you ever done a home remedy treatment before? Any luck? I am going to try an avocado, egg, evoo and honey recipe I found on here earlier.

Thanks for the links, I will check them out.
Definitely look into doing a protein treatment, I personally like IAgirl's (you can find the recipe by searching the forums) because it's cheap and easy. Fine hair tends to love protein, so if your hair is on the fine side, it'll probably like it. I usually leave IAgirl's PT on for an hour, and if my hair feels anything like straw, I use a deep treatment (my hair, which is similar to yours, loves GVP Conditioning Balm, which can be found at Sally's) for maybe ten mins and my hair feels great afterwards.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


http://public.fotki.com/kdawn12/


^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
IAgirl's PT thread
PT recipe - as promised

With protein, size matters. Hydrolized is the right size for hair. Collagen protein in the gelatin PT is hydrolized. Egg protein is too large. If you leave it on for a very long time, some egg protein might make its way into your hair. But, it is sticky and runny and gross. Technically IAgirl's PT is also sticky and runny, but it is effective so I give it a pass.
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Size matters : Protein Conditioning (part 1 of 2)
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

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