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Old 12-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
 
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Question Hair is becoming too soft?

Hey all! I have recently switched over to a different hair stylist and to the Sexy Curly Hair products, because it makes my hair lighter. Lately, my hair (Which is usually 2c on a bad day, 3a on a good day) has practically gone to about a 2a-2b. I went to a salon yesterday, and she did a great job on my hair and it was still softer, but it curled like it's more normal curl. Today I washed it and it became waaaaay silky and is having a problem curling. I'm getting big waves and it looks like it's coming from a curling iron the size of my arm. I realllly miss my tight and springy curls. Is there any way to keep my hair light and well hydrated while getting my "roughness/grittiness" back that seems to be what curls my hair? I have to attend a wedding soon, and it's driving me nuts that my hair will not settle down >.<

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
 
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Try a protein treatment over moisturized curls loose their definition
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
 
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Try a protein treatment over moisturized curls loose their definition
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
 
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:31 AM   #5
 
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Totally agree with the recommendation for protein. It's all about getting the moisture/protein balance right.

It's really helpful to know your hair properties to determine ingredients/products to use. Here's a link to help Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Once you determine your hair properties, you can look for folks with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.)
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #6
 
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Oh yes

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
 
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The protein treatments sound interesting! Does anybody have any idea how much they typically run?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
 
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You can always whip up something from stuff in your kitchen, like using an egg, mayonaise or pureed banana...i would go with egg, normally
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