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  • 1 Post By tambalina

So hey, I've posted it in Teens part but figured it'd be better place to ask...

So there is this problem - I've already wrote about the weird wavey hair on the top and nice curls down...
But now I have a dilemma - My hair look awful, but I want them to be really long.
There they are (bored and tired of that stuff face), I REALLY hope that I've caught the whole thing well, as I hate photos.

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for now I try to just put them on the side... I dont look very god with them pinned back coz of my face's shape. And that hair looks badly on photos... I always stick out near people with very neat hair (duh, mostly straght) and I have no idea what to do. Should I cut it to be equal lenght (few inches difference) or let them grow and just do something cosmetic?
i'm not sure what kind of advice you're seeking. Could you please reiterate?

started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
are you saying that you don't like the top of your hair because it's not as curly as the underlayer? from your pictures, the top layer looks damaged, which means of course that a cut could help, but i understand wanting long hair. i'm not sure what your hair properties are, but have you tried a protein treatment or a deep conditioning treatment?
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
Elizard, I would lke something that would repair the damaged hair. Any tips on those 2 methods? I use a repairing shampoo now and it looks way better but... something taht would help for longer than one day? Thx for all replies
Elizard, I would lke something that would repair the damaged hair. Any tips on those 2 methods? I use a repairing shampoo now and it looks way better but... something taht would help for longer than one day? Thx for all replies
Originally Posted by Hammeria
Does your repairing shampoo have sulfates and/or silicones? If so, that might be what is causing continued damage, even if the label states it is repairing. My canopy is drier than my underlayer thanks to the sun, blow-dryer, etc. Once I cut out sulfates and silicones and started washing my hair with plain old Suave conditioner, my waves came out in full force.

It's funny that my canopy is now curlier than my underlayer. Moisture makes all the difference! Currently growing out my hair, too. I've gone from a stacked bob to a little past BSL (bra-strap length) and plan on continuing to hip length and beyond.

Oiling your hair at night will help protect your hair and moisturize your ends. Don't go overboard, though. I use about 1/2 to 1 tsp of coconut oil every night and only oil from the ears down. On the occasion that I do have to shampoo (accidently coned myself,) I warm up 1/4 cup of coconut oil in the microwave for 20 - 30 seconds and apply it all over my hair (scalp to tip) and leave on for about 2 hours before I wash my hair. Hair is like buttah!!
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CG Journey Start Date: 08.21.12 Now modified CG
F/M texture, Med Density, Low/Normal Porosity, Hennindigo

Current Routine (Still working out the kinks):

Sulfate wash: CHSTS
Low-Poo: OMAO
CO-Wash: IEC, VO5VMT, TNRV
Rinse Out: YTCarrots, DLOO, Renpure Red, GVPCB
LI: YTCarrots, CCC
PT: NPF
Styler: AG:RC, KCCC, LALNC, FSG
Gel: BRHG+Biotera
If your hair is damaged, then I would try some protein treatments followed by deep treatments. A really popular PT can be found here:
Pedaheh's Hair Blog: Science-y Hair Blog Recipes

Just follow it up with a conditioner with no protein. A good one is GVP conditioning balm which is found at Sally's.

If you want to buy a PT, I know Joico K-Pak and Nexxus Emergencee make a couple. Sally's also sells packets of Ion Effective Care or Aphogee. My favorite one is Curl Junkie Repair Me and then I use Curl Junkie Curl Rehab for my DT.

Another thread about PTs and DTs:
A few tips on treatments for newbies and not so newbies too
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

Thanks everyone! But with my hair I need to wash them everyday - and I dont want to change that, nor do I have the time or power - so oiling them wouldnt help much I guess.
Thanks everyone! But with my hair I need to wash them everyday - and I dont want to change that, nor do I have the time or power - so oiling them wouldnt help much I guess.
Originally Posted by Hammeria
many people like to wash their hair every day, but it really makes a difference if you cut sulfates and silicones out of your routine. nowadays you can find plenty of sulfate-free shampoos and cone-free conditioners. just check out people's signatures who have similar hair to yours.
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
I cant find plenty of these beacuse I live in poland.. Everything is generalized like "shampoo or locks "shine" "straight" and few others. the ones free-anything are very expensive
I cant find plenty of these beacuse I live in poland.. Everything is generalized like "shampoo or locks "shine" "straight" and few others. the ones free-anything are very expensive
Originally Posted by Hammeria
ok well in that case, i recommend that you post in the general discussion section and see if you can find anyone else from poland who can recommend some products for you. i'm thinking it will not be too hard to find a conditioner that is silicone free. just check the ingredients and make sure there are none. if you can find a heavier and a lighter conditioner, you can use the lighter one for co-washing and the heavier for conditioning. that will probably be a great step towards healing your hair. then there are deep conditioning and protein treatments that you can make at home from food products. search around in the forums to find those. oh, and make sure your styling products do not contain silicones either. i can't believe that you wouldn't be able to find any that are silicone free. we have some really cheap products in the US. good luck.
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF

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