Argh. Hair still not back to normal after cut

Okay. So a week ago I got my Devachan cut. And as per my last thread about it, they used TONS of product, and my hair felt stiff and sticky. Which is usually what happens, and I let my hair recover and it's fine.

But it's still not 100% back yet. The canopy is really really dry and fluffy and I'm not getting good clumping, even with using my HGs.

I don't know if my hair is uber-dry or if it's still on protein overload (my hair usually doesn't have problems with proteins). I never use Deva products because my hair just doesn't like them.

It feels a little better today (last night I slathered on some Oyin Whipped Pudding - holy moley does that smell good!) but I'm still not getting good clumpage and it's still feeling so much more coarse than it did. (Which I know is weird as a haircut wouldn't affect texture, but it still feels more coarse on the canopy than it did.)

So I'm just real cranky with my hair and didn't know if anyone had any good suggestions.

Help!
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Sorry to hear your hair is not behaving yet. No suggestions, but I'm sending good hair vibes your way!

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Sorry to hear your hair is not behaving yet. No suggestions, but I'm sending good hair vibes your way!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Thanks for the good hair vibes. As the day went on it seemed to get better. I just forget how long it takes I guess. My hair must really not like the Deva products!

But I think the Oyin Whipped Pudding did some good as my hair feels less straw-like.

It's getting there!
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Have you had any coloring done in your hair in the last few months? I suggest that because I've repeatedly seen people who have had color done and don't factor that in when figuring any "sudden" dryness of their hair. But if not, then the gel is what may have dried your hair, together with the drier heated air which is constantly sucking moisture out of your hair (now that winter is officially here and it must be getting even colder...) and your canopy may be having trouble conserving moisture. A couple of protein-free DTs should help rehydrate it in no time, also it would be great help to carry a travel size spray bottle with distilled water with a teaspoon of CO diluted in it to refresh your hair throughout the day.
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Have you had any coloring done in your hair in the last few months? I suggest that because I've repeatedly seen people who have had color done and don't factor that in when figuring any "sudden" dryness of their hair. But if not, then the gel is what may have dried your hair, together with the drier heated air which is constantly sucking moisture out of your hair (now that winter is officially here and it must be getting even colder...) and your canopy may be having trouble conserving moisture. A couple of protein-free DTs should help rehydrate it in no time, also it would be great help to carry a travel size spray bottle with distilled water with a teaspon of CO diluted in it to refresh your hair throughout the day.
Originally Posted by HalfWavyHalfCurly
No, I haven't. In fact, I've been holding off on coloring till it feels normal again - grays notwithstanding!

I think the One Condition in conjunction with the driers really zapped it. The under-hair is better, the canopy is just finally starting to get back to normal. I might try the Greg Juice I got from Oyin too. The Whipped Pudding really seemed to help.

And I have 3 DTs from Jessicurl on the way, so as soon as I get those, I'll slather away!
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ONe Condition has the A cone in it, you might need a coco -betaine cleanser to get that off. Just a suggestion. Your hair LOOKS good, I'm sorry it's not back to normal yet. I hope it bounces back soon
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It's hard for me to imagine the OneC would be what caused the dryness, there are people here using it as leave-in with no gel and having great results, that would not happen if it had the potential to be drying. And no matter how much of it they used at the salon that would hardly be cause for build-up, it takes way more than that even in the case someone's hair might not "like" it.

I sustain that if anything would be to blame it would be the gel (plus the heat & dry air). On the 16th I decided to give my hair a rest from store-bought gels because the fixatives in stylers can be drying. I only used flax seed gel when I needed hold but the rest of the time just a leave-in CO and once I slept with coconut oil on my scalp and hair, and my hair looks and feels a lot more moisturized.
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