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AnnieRose 10-05-2012 02:11 PM

Help! Dry, frizzy hair. What could it be?
 
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I've been CG for around a month now. And the first few weeks my hair loved it. But like the last week or so I have had horrible hair. It's all dry and frizzy with no definition. My hair normally has definition and shine even without any product.
What could cause this change?

Here's a pic of what my hair looks right now...

mhen76 10-05-2012 08:34 PM

Frizz can be caused by a number of factors - build up, overconditioned, not enough protein, manipulating the hair too much during drying, etc. Take a good look at your products and their ingredients. Are they the right ones for your hair type? Did you clarify before starting CG? My hair is fine and prone to being overconditioned. I need to use light products, low-poo regularly and balance the moisture with protein. These links may help you:
Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly

AnnieRose 10-07-2012 09:36 AM

Thanks!
I will look into it. I carefully followed all the steps when going CG but maybe I got something wrong.
I hope I can fix this soon.

Ml001 10-07-2012 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mhen76 (Post 2046974)
Frizz can be caused by a number of factors - build up, overconditioned, not enough protein, manipulating the hair too much during drying, etc. Take a good look at your products and their ingredients. Are they the right ones for your hair type? Did you clarify before starting CG? My hair is fine and prone to being overconditioned. I need to use light products, low-poo regularly and balance the moisture with protein. These links may help you:
Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
Curly Hair Tips, Styles & Products - NaturallyCurly

^this. Don't even have anything to add. Lol

rbb 10-07-2012 11:29 AM

all of the above plus how you dry your hair can create frizz. use a curl-friendly towel, t shirt... and blot it, don't really dry it.
if you blow dry, always use a diffuser and leave your hair slightly damp.
HTH

AnnieRose 10-08-2012 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rbb (Post 2047583)
all of the above plus how you dry your hair can create frizz. use a curl-friendly towel, t shirt... and blot it, don't really dry it.
if you blow dry, always use a diffuser and leave your hair slightly damp.
HTH

Thanks for the tip,
I have a 100% cotton T shirt that I use and that normally worked.
I also never use any type of heat on my hair. I had to cut it because of heat damage and am really paranoid now.

AnnieRose 10-08-2012 09:22 AM

I'm still not sure what the cause is.
It could be over-conditioning....I co-wash a lot.
Would a protein treatment reverse the effect of too much moisture?
I am kind of afraid to do one because I don't know how my hair reacts to protein.

rangersfan 10-08-2012 04:29 PM

I had this problem when first going GG. I did a search on the water in my town and found out it was very hard and was building up on my hair. I tried clarifying with shampoo and my hair was back to normal. I went out the next day and bought a filter for my shower and problem solved. You might look into this. It could very well be from your water that's building up on your hair. One big indication was before the filter I could never keep my glass shower door clean. It always had what looked like a white film. It wasn't soap scum just a cloudy film that took lots of elbow grease to get clean again.


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