Hair feels plastered to head-HELP

Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 57
Hi,
I just got a deva cut a few weeks ago and been following what they showed me,I like how my curl comes out, but I feel the the top of my hair is plastered to my scalp thankfully it doesn't look that way!!

Once dry, my hair wants to lay where it is. it doesn't want to move. It's hard to change my part, without rewetting it all. It's hard to put it up without getting bumps from the curl clumps. I tried to use duck clips at the roots to get some volume and lift, but they just fell over. I lave long hair and I do dry it upside down. I put gel on after leave in, while hair is still wet in the shower. Any suggestions? it's driving me crazy

thanks!

Shampoo-Deva no poo or lo poo
RO- Deva One condition
Leave in- Allafia Beautiful Curls
Gel- Loreal everystyle curl
Have you tried any other products? I had an issue with the Deva line. My hair felt gummy. I prefer Shea Moisture, Tresemme Naturals and LOOB or homemade FSG. It leaves my hair with plenty of bounce. I really wanted to like the Deva products but they did nothing for my hair. I guess I should be glad that cheaper products work! ,
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
Well...you can always try "pineappeling" your hair while it is wet, to achieve lift at the roots. I have similar hair to yours - once it dries, it stays! I use some strong hold gel at the roots, then I get a wide ribbon made of cloth (you could literally use anything for this, like a strip of t-shirt) and i flip my hair over, put the ribbon in near the roots, and allow to air dry. I prefer using a ribbon, because you can put in/remove without disturbing your curls.

You can do this process just at the beginning of drying, and when your hair is 75-80% dry, you can remove the ribbon and place your part, so that it will be in place but not flatten your hair. This should give you some sort of root lift

I use the ribbon to pineapple my hair while I sleep, and I also use this technique on second day hair, I just wet my hands with water and a drop of the strong hold gel, moisten my roots and re-ribbon it till it is dry to give me that root lift

I didn't like the clip system myself, as I found my hair would get tangled in the clips, and I would inevitably break some trying to get the clips out.

I also found the Deva products made my hair ridiculously limp and soft after about 4 times of using it, then my hair *really* reacted to the protein in it and I had to stop using their products

Anyways, good luck, and I hope this has helped! Remember, though, what works for one gal won't work for everyone But you can always try this ribbon trick on a day where you won't be going to work, so you can test drive it...
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!

Last edited by Knotty_Maddy; 10-28-2012 at 12:00 PM.
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 57
Thanks! I'll try the shea moisture line. I'm not in love with the deva products, but so far after many experiments they are the ones that work the best, though I'd love to find less expensive alternatives! I'll also try pineappling too to see if that helps!

thanks!
let us know how it works out for you, jipszee I switched from Deva to TiGi and I have no regrets, their products work beautifully *for me* but I am not following the CG no-poo method....so...anyways, for sure pineappleing helps
Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
My hair officially hates protein Once a month is enough!
Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay!
BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!

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