05-28-2012, 10:43 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Should I just strip it and try again?
Alright, I am having trouble staying on the CG bandwagon I think.
When I initially started, I stripped out all the tons and tons of cones in my hair from my styling products that I was using and then only using a low-poo- hence them just building up forever.
So I started going straight Curly Girl. Conditioner only in the shower and then styling products in the bathroom. All curl friend of course. And I got good results at first with the limited products I had, not as great as some of you guys, but I thought I needed to give it time. My hair is very fine and fly away and it is very hard to get second day hair out of it without adding a substantial amount of water to it anyways, hence I shower daily. So my hair at the very least is getting a water rinse daily. But I usually do a rinse out conditioner, and then after that, a leave in. Then scrunch out some moisture with a t-shirt and then add my gel into soaking wet hair. I don't think my hair is long enough to get a good plop out of, it's about chin length.
To finish I diffuse upside down on low setting for 10 minutes or so.
Now after about a week of doing the RO conditioner and then a leave in conditioner, I start to get itchy. Should I be scrubbing my scalp with my conditioner every day? I don't think I am using any products that can cause build-up so I am not sure what is causing the itchies. Perhaps just dry scalp? I know that going CG I can expect an adjustment period, are the itchies just part of that? And also after about 2 weeks my hair seems to lack oomph, almost like it does have build up, I get less curl definition, more waves, and more frizz than normal. Why would that be? Either from me not using the products correctly. Perhaps over moisturizing?
I've also been trying different combinations of products to see what works best. But one combination will be amazing one day and then just so-so the next time I do it a few days later. Maybe I shouldn't be mixing it up so soon and introduce new products slowly and one at a time.
Alright, any wise advice?
Also I will admit that it has been a while since a trim, so I do need to do that and my hair has been lightened.
Lindsay, a curly Mommy with a curly little man
Fine texture, fine density, normal to high porosity(?)
Modified CG since April 2012
Wash: DevaCurl Low Poo or SM Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo
COwash/RO: CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing, CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish, Shea Moisture Restorative
Style: KCCC, CJ Pattern Pusha, DevaCare Arc AnGEL, Loreal EverStyle Styling Spray