I desperately need help with my hair? :'(

Hi! I've been CG since November and i've been loving the result but im still a bit confused about my hair.
My hair type is 2C but can get to 3A ( ilove it when that happens). My hair has normal density and porosity.
Ever since november, i've used natural shampoo bars but last month , i decided to start using natural shampoo as it was easier for me. I got my hair cut as well ( it was past my back and now it's up to my shoulders ) Anyway, when i first used the shampoo ( nature's gate), MY HAIR LOOKED SO GOOD. It was soooo curly and nice and it even got some curls as the root which i love. However, after a while, my hair didnt curl as much and im not quite sure.
My hair is quite dry and it's ALWAYS frizzy. It's really annoying because i would be doing my hair in the morning and it'd look perfect then after three hours, it's just a frizzy mess. I also have a diffuser but i find that my hair is curlier without using one, do you guys have any idea why that might be?
IM SO SAD,I JUST WANT NICE CURLY HAIR
i've also put so much food in my hair to feed it but i dont feel the difference - i've put olive oil( makes my hair greasy), avocado and banana ( disaster, pieces of it got stuck in my hair hahaha), egg yolk( yuck, smelled horrible and didnt make any difference), and now i want to try Greek Yogurt. Im not even sure what my hair wants! Protein or moisture- I dont even know, gosh it's so picky
PLEASE HELP ME IM DYING AND CRYING AND I JUST WANT TO HAVE NICE HAIR

PS; i'll include pictures of how my hair was when i first used the Natures Gate shampoo and how it is now

Last edited by .crossyourfingers.; 07-20-2012 at 11:08 AM.
For me anyway, when I need to tweak the moisture-protein balance, I start with increasing moisture and look at the results and then adjust from there with adding protein if need be. I've had a lot of success with doing deep conditioning treatments with a heat cap on a regular basis (once every one or two weeks).

I'm not familiar with the shampoo you're using -- Just bringing that up to rule out whether there's a problem with any product buildup. I find that when my hair starts acting up, a baking soda wash (baso + conditioner) followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse clarifies buildup and helps my curls really pop.

Also, what styling techniques are you using? Have you played around with what you're physically doing with your hair when styling it? It can make a difference in how your curls come out (It makes a difference with mine anyway).

I know it can feel frustrating, but stay with it. You'll definitely figure out what's up. Actually that reminds me of one more thing -- Just a little after I first went with letting my natural curls do their natural thing, I started a daily hair journal to note EVERYTHING I was using on my hair, what I was doing to style it, what the dew points were, how my hair looked in the morning and then hours later. It helped a LOT with my natural hair learning curve. I'm now pretty familiar with my hair, so I don't really keep up with my hair journal -- EXCEPT for occasions from time to time when my hair is acting funky for unknown reasons or when I want to experiment with something really new and different. When that happens, I pull out my hair journal and keep notes daily for as long as it takes me to figure out what's up. Again, it helps me zero in on what to tweak, and I feel I can get back on track much faster.

HTH. Good luck!
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair

Last edited by Devushka; 07-08-2012 at 10:27 PM.
How much shampoo do you use? How much conditioner? Which conditioner? Do you leave any conditioner in your hair? Do you use gel or any other styler? Do you use a gloss or sealer? Have you done any deep conditioning or protein treatments?

How do you style your hair? Do you use combs or brushes, and if you do, when? Do you scrunch or plop? Do you use a regular towel on your head, microfiber, or a smooth cloth? Do you use a satin pillowcase? Where do you live, what's the dew points these days?

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