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Old 01-06-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
 
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I keep going back and forth with different regimens and combos to see what will work for me. I can't seem to get decent curl separation, HOLD, and frizz free curls - all on the same day. Is this too much to ask? Here are of me of the combo's I have tried that have worked before, but start turning frizzy after a couple of hours:

Today: ?This turned frizzy after 2 hours
Condish with Pantene DT - My hair can handle cones
Curls Milkshake
Curls Goddess Glaze
tiny bit of Curls Whipped Cream on top of that for curl definition

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Last night - too thick feeling but good curl def - felt like too much product

condish with Salon Care Honey & Almond from Sally's
Too Shea as a leave in on very wet hair
2 big pumps of Re:Coil
BRHG on top of that
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Jessicurl - Gelebration and CCSS - both on wet hair - ends up frizzy

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CK, re:coil, BRHG on very wet hair - too producty feeling

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Plopping is something I can't do because my hair is too short. I keep thinking I need something to weigh my curls down, but when I find that (anything from CURLS) my hair ends up too frizzy. I'm at my wit's end, and am tired of spending money. I've easily spent $200 on product, just in the last month. I am up for anything. Honey rinse, ACV rinse , baking soda wash - I don't know what to do. I'm losing it, girls.....LOSING IT!!!
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
 
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Woah doggie! if you're using two pumps of recoil I'm betting that is too much. That would make my hair all producty, especially if there's some humidity.
If you use cones with something that's real moisturizing, especially in high humidity then you'll get producty hair generally. Or at least I do.
I'm not against cones at all but I just know how my hair reacts. I can't have cones in my shampoo or I'll have maybe one good hair day if I'm lucky then my curl will pull out.

Now all that cone humidity producty stuff aside..... the curls stuff should give you some weight. I wonder if it's too moisturizing?
Now the JC stuff always makes me oily and pulls out my curl and I get frizz. The stylers that is.

I had to go to a simpler routine. I use a rinse out conditioner and sometimes but not always a leave in conditioner (depends on how humid it is that day) and a gel. If I use some recoil I use just a tiny bit , enough to smooth over my canopy. It seems like both conditioners and curl creme suck up the moisture from the hair and then look sort of umm producty or sometimes it looks a bit like it's oily. It's not oily though because when I go in the house if the heat is running or air and the air is dry it will dry up and look nice again.

Humidity to me is a double edged sword. It makes my hair curlier BUT it creates other problems for me.
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:01 PM   #3
 
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So if I'm over-conditioned, which is VERY possible, then how do I counteract that? I'm afraid to make my hair even frizzier. I use a clarifying shampoo about once or twice a week - could that be contributing to the problem? Or would it be the hair spray - which I've stopped. I'm guessing it could be over conditioned.

I did the 2 pumps of re:coil on another poster's advice. She had done that in the past (used more than usual to see what results she got). I got okay LOOKING results, but felt like there was too much product in my hair. Plus, re:coil ain't cheap, and I didn't want to start a love affair with that whole routine if it was gonna cost me one of my limbs.
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:09 PM   #4
 
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Shampooing too often can make your hair frizzy too. My hair won't clump together as well if I shampoo too much with too harsh a cleanser.
Hair spray usually has that clyclo... xane in it, and is drying. That's a hair killer. That makes my hair straighten out where I put hairspray.
Recoil is nice stuff I just cant' use that much.

It's hard to know what is making your hair act up I know. I go through this off and on myself. If it's conditioner buildup you can just go lighter on the conditioner. If it's cone buildup then you'll need to shampoo those out. When I used hairspray I'd have to shampoo twice just to get it all out. Some people use hairspray and cones just fine, I'm just telling you my experiences.

It's frustrating when your hair acts up I know
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