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Old 01-28-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
 
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Default At the risk of sounding like a whiney...

...two year old.

I am sick of my hair. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.
It looked great and all aside from being greasy for about a week after doing a DT and it has, since last Sunday, looked like C-R-A-P.
Canopy is hardly wavy at all. And I don't know what to do. I have tried moisture, protein, backing off on both, no styling, just using gel and no conditioner, diffused in the morning, overnight plop again etc.
Nothing works and I have been wearing it up for the majority of the past two weeks.


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Old 01-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
 
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I'm new to this too so I don't really know a whole bunch I can tell you, but I have read that it can take up to several weeks for your hair to really react and start behaving so to speak.

Maybe go back and do simple things and be consistant for a while and then slowly introduce other products or methods to your hair.

My hair is a real pain in the butt too and It's been a trial with it, but I'm trying to be patient and not overwhelm my hair by so many different things so quickly.

I don't know how long you've been trying CG but just take a step back and breathe lol and maybe just start with the basics again.

Just my thoughts! I hope it gets better!
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
 
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Shave it and buy a wig? Get a perm?

Brown paper sack?

No help but lots of sympathy. I wish I had a good suggestion, but I don't.


Maybe a sulfate wash and start over?
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
 
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Curls - IIRC you also go see April, right? Maybe a trip in for a trim is in order?

If it makes you feel any better - my hair is being a little crazy right now - perhaps its our back and forth weather as of late?

Haven't you been doing a lot of soap bar use - maybe back off for awhile?
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
 
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It's probably time for a clarify - apple cider vinegar or a sulfate may do the trick. I have a feeling there was a thread on TLC that takes you through step by step to figure out what your hair needs or wants.... i'll see if i can find it.

Btw I'm right there with you - but mine is more of a length/growing out stage that is bugging me!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:19 PM   #6
 
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I feel your pain. I got a crappy haircut awhile ago and I've been growing it out for months. I hate it... it's driving me insane. I thought it would be longer by now but alas not. I promised myself I would not cut my hair until after my daughters 1st birthday which is in April so... I'm hoping it will be long enough by then to fix it.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:22 AM   #7
 
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Curls - IIRC you also go see April, right? Maybe a trip in for a trim is in order?

If it makes you feel any better - my hair is being a little crazy right now - perhaps its our back and forth weather as of late?

Haven't you been doing a lot of soap bar use - maybe back off for awhile?

I do go to April still. I am growing it out right now, so I haven't gone to her in a while.
I have been using soap bars a lot. I think you may have hit on something with that suggestion. The reason I say that is because I hadn't used them in about a week until last night, when I did a soap bar, conditioner, ACV rinse and then pulled out some HESMU to use instead of what I have been using.
It actually looks decent today. Maybe I should back off on the soap bars and see if that is it.

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It's probably time for a clarify - apple cider vinegar or a sulfate may do the trick. I have a feeling there was a thread on TLC that takes you through step by step to figure out what your hair needs or wants.... i'll see if i can find it.

Btw I'm right there with you - but mine is more of a length/growing out stage that is bugging me!
I did that a couple of weeks ago and decided I needed moisture and protein. It looked great after I did it, albeit very oily (it looked wet) for almost a week afterwords and than started going downhill.
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