Random Straight Strands

Okay.. so I haven't flat ironed my hair in over a year and I colored my hair Sept. 28th of last year. I recently just cut my colorered ends off and my new growth is healthy.. (as far as I know), only I'm finding random straight strands of hair.

I don't know if it's the way I'm doing my hair, but I mostly wear wash and go's with low manipulation; sometimes I just put conditioner on first, then gel without sectioning. From time to time, I do section if I want it to last a little longer than usual, but something that I've noticed not too long ago is that if I pull a shed hair from my hair and stretch it out, it doesn't curly back out. Does this have anything to do with protein sensitivity or is my hair just really easily damaged because I always thought curly hair will curl back up when stretched. Not all of my hair does this. It just stays in its stretched state and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with certain straight pieces of hair that won't curl like the rest of my hair. Idk what's going on

Thanks
Is it maybe over conditioned? Sounds like it needs a protein treatment.

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Hmmm... never thought about it being over conditioned. I do co wash all the time.
Is it maybe over conditioned? Sounds like it needs a protein treatment.

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Originally Posted by DepressedCurls
Thank you for your response because I'm really starting to think that's what it is after doing a little more research. Do you know of any good protein treatments?
That's what came to my mind. Sometimes the curl will loosen when over conditioned. Some protein will strengthen the curl pattern.

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Oh you're welcome! Sounds like you need a good one. If you're not afraid to do a strong one, I'd say Aphogee 2 step protein treatment. If you wanna start a little lighter and just do a couple a week and see, Ion protein treatment in a red and white bottle from Sallys Beauty Supply. Or you can always make your own with Avocado and Coconut milk.

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OR just do a coconut oil treatment weekly and see if that will help. Sometimes its just missing an ingredient.

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You so smart, girl.!! lol

You're so knowledgeable about this, I like the avocado and coconut milk idea, but I may try that another time; I think I may try the Aphoghee one. I've seen pretty good reviews on it. Is doing it once a week or once a month not going to be as effective as if I do it twice a week? I'm trying not to wash my hair as often.
Thanks! I've always been hair obsessed. I like to know everything possible and always ask questions to get as many options as possible lol.
But yes, aphogee is strong. That'd be very effective for you.
And to avoid this happening again, you can make a calendar for your hair on when you do treatments if you forget and keep track so it's easier to pinpoint what may be wrong or what it may be missing when it starts to act up!

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Sorry, misread that. But with aphogee, the one huge treatment will change your hair. Go on YouTube and search Taren aphogee treatment and she shows the whole process and how it helped her curls. They were actually damaged and it helped so your results would probably be a little better.

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Are you sure you want to do the 2 step first? It makes your hair rock hard and you have to be very careful during the process or you will break you hair off. It is also a little pricey. I used it once when I was relaxed and didn't like it but it took me forever to throw away because of how much I spent on it. And be very sure to buy the second product. Before I went CG, i used the Aphogee 2 minute reconstructoe when I was overconditioned and it did the job?
It could just be the way your hair is. I have some strands that are straight or have a minor curl or two. My hair is weird ranging from tight small pin needle curls all the way to loose 3bish curls. I have heard sometime straight strands come from heat damage. I did read somewhere that too high heat can damage the protein inside your hair ultimately not being reversible.
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It could just be the way your hair is. I have some strands that are straight or have a minor curl or two. My hair is weird ranging from tight small pin needle curls all the way to loose 3bish curls. I have heard sometime straight strands come from heat damage. I did read somewhere that too high heat can damage the protein inside your hair ultimately not being reversible.
Originally Posted by MsCurl83
I know for sure it's not heat damage being that I have used heat on my hair in about 1.5 years. I've been pretty good as far as heat. I have a year and a few days of new growth since I first colored my hair on Sept. 28th of last year and I trimmed my color off toward the end of August. So no heat damage here. :-) I ordered the ApHogee 2 Step Protein Treatment.. gonna try that out and see how it goes. My hair feels a little better now that I put some shampoo in it though. I've been co washing for the longest and I needed a good cleanse. No sulfates though, of course. :-)
Are you sure you want to do the 2 step first? It makes your hair rock hard and you have to be very careful during the process or you will break you hair off. It is also a little pricey. I used it once when I was relaxed and didn't like it but it took me forever to throw away because of how much I spent on it. And be very sure to buy the second product. Before I went CG, i used the Aphogee 2 minute reconstructoe when I was overconditioned and it did the job?
Originally Posted by adthomas
Yeah, I'ma try it veeeery carefully. Maybe put the product in a spray bottle and mix it up with water. I'll see. I'm gonna read the instructions first.. and watch reviews on what's the best way to do it.
Cool. Glad for it not to be heat damage. I barely use the dryer unless I'm like adventurous and like oh I'll blow out my hair but then I quickly give it up. Too much hair?!!!!
"My hair is a reflection of my personality:
wild, free and beautiful."

Hair Type: S + Z = Crazy Beautiful
Hair Goal: Improve health!! Kill the knots!!!
BSL now
As of 6/24/12: Protective styles for summer
Achieving Curls: Terressentials Mud HAir Wash (the business! Terressentials.com) Giovanni 50/50 Cndtr (retired) KBN Shealoe LCndtr (on probation) Still perfecting the process.
Shoutout to FLAXSEEDS!!!! YOU ARE the MASTER on FRIZZ!!!

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