Losing My Curls!!



Hi All!

I recently moved to a different area and I found that my hair is seriously weighed down. My curls are not as defined, bouncy and by the end of the day I just have straight hair-which never has happened.

I do not know if this is because of the water? Maybe the time of the year--does cold weather affect curly hair? But I need to find a solution for I loved having versatility!!!

Has this happened to anyone else? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

-Elzzil
In my experience, hard water has always been the culprit to my hair looking like a dirty wet string mop.

With experimenting, when I co-wash my hair, I scrub my scalp really hard. Literally to the point to where my arms get tired, BUT it removes the build up from the mineral deposits in the water and also any product build-up.

I do own a water filter that doesn't take out EVERYTHING but it gets out the chloride which is what made my hair limp and brittle and ratty looking.

This is my daily routine (which I hope helps)
Co-Wash: Devacare No-Poo
Rinse out- Devacare One Cond. (I rinse it all out b/c it's too heavy and weighs my hair down)
Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today (like a quarter sized mount for underneath and then I use the left overs for the canopy)
Styling: Kinky Curly Curl Custard and Devacurl ArcAngel (this will instantly make my hair feel dry and crisp, but after dry scrunching it out, my hair feels soft and weightless)

***Every 3-4 days I'll do a Baking Soda/Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse to fully remove all buildup
*** once a week Deep Treatment with Giovanni's Deep Contindioner

I know it sounds like so much to do, but where Im at, the weather is dry (zero humidity) and the water is so hard (which is why I purchased a water filter and would highly recommend it)
there are many things that can make changes to your hair.

maybe it's the humidity, or the weather change,

i bet it's something with the humidity.



anyway, go to a hair dresser and ask about it


cheers !


hope i could help


sam
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It's really difficult to give you an answer that means anything with no information. First of all, where did you start and where did you move?? That would give us some information about climate change and the water.

Another good thing to know is your hair properties. Here's a link to help you determine them Live Curly Live Free - Home. If you're fine and/or porous, you may need protein.

IMHO, unless you use a conditioner with a chelating agent, no amount of scrubbing is going to remove the mineral buildup from your hair (maybe the scalp, but not your hair.) One of the most common chelating agents is EDTA. Unless you know that your water is soft, it's good to use a product with a chelating agent every few weeks anyway. I use CJ Daily Fix for that purpose.
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