limp frizzkit (har har)

Sorry, I HAD to

I have my first devacut appt in about an hour, but I wanted opinions from you guys!


I've only been CG for about 3 weeks, and i'm also doing a very ghetto version right now since I wanted my stylists opinion before I go out and buy products. I have i'm GUESSING medium porosity (hair floats, but I feel bumps with the slip n slide test) medium/high density and fine width. I always say "My hairs are thin, but I have a crap ton of them" the combination seems to make me prone to POOF.
Its also pretty long, bra strap length-ish, maybe a bit longer, with only 1 layer in the back and long layers in the front. Before this haircut I have scheduled today, i'd been cutting my own hair for 5 years. And if you haven't guessed, I ain't no pro

At the moment all i'm using is V05 as a co-wash and a rinse out (alternating between freesia and strawberries n cream), catwalk curl amplifier and la looks sports gel.

I had my best hair day last week, it was bouncy and curly and spirally mixed in with the usual waves (albeit not as defined as I'd like em to be). But ever since that day its been WEIRD. flat on top, scalp feels oddly greasy, waves and curls seem limp and frizzy and fall out completely if I touch them too much. I haven't been doing anything different, other than maybe differences in how long I plop or slight differences in how much gel, etc. does anyone have any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong?

Co-wash, and massage my scalp real good! Rinse
flip my hair over, put in RO, scrunch the curls gently
quick rinse with cool water
gentle scrunch with t shirt to remove super drippyness
gel/curl amplifier. (sometimes one then the other, back and forth), scrunch it in gently.
plop. (between 15 minutes to even an hour some days)
air dry or diffuse on medium (pixie curl method)
leave it alone for a while, the SCTC

I'll see if my stylist has any helpful tips for me. I'm half certain I just need to either 1. use a protein or 2. clarify. But any opinions here would help a bunch!
I think catwalk has silicones in it. If so, then cowashing probably isn't removing them and they're causing buildup. Sometimes using a low poo is enough to get rid of all but the toughest of silicones, but you might want to look into a different kind of curling cream or mousse. I normally use AG Recoil curl activating cream, but today I tried Herbal Essences Totally Twisted mousse and it turned out pretty nice. Much less expensive than recoil too.
Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
thanks jakrussel3! I had a feeling about the amplifier. I also think using that with gel just weighs my hair down anyway.
My cut turned out beautifully, but I had that dreaded problem everyone seems to have when you come out of the salon looking awesome, but when you do it again at home it turns out weird.

I got a little starter kit of the deva products (just the no poo, conditioner and gel) and did my hair today. I couldnt totally recreate what my stylist did to me, because she did a deep conditioner, sat me under a dyer chair for a while, rinsed it out and when she put my gel in she sat me under the dryer again for a bit (with a wet paper towel on the top of my head to reduce frizzies)
She also touched my hair a LOT more than I normally do once i'm done washing, scrunching and moving the diffuser around a lot on high (i generally do the pixie method)
somehow in spite of all that it was gorgeous and bouncy and more curly than its ever been on my own. But alas, today I used my no-poo, conditioner, rinsed, put in my gel and scrunched, and when I tried to diffuse it turned into a sad mess. all my curls were floppy and flat and I had HUGE frizz. I actually got back in the shower and rinsed to try again. The second time was mildly better, but I have no idea what I did differently. I don't have hard water or anything. Just one of those days I guess... Hoping for better tomorrow!

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