Bad hair days: what do you do?

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I'm sure we all have them from time to time, especially when experimenting with products. What do you Curlies do when you are unhappy with your hair?

Do you find you start over the next day? Do you still wait a few days before removing all the product and throw your hair into up-dos until then? How do you "fix" a bad hair day?
3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel
My bad hair days end in an up do with my hair fork.
And I wash the next day and start over.
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2b/c
cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: normal / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture
Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals everlasting sunshine
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, GVP, Garnier Fructis Pure and Clean
LI: SMCHM ,
Gel: Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG
Mousse : HETT, 3 in 1

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates flax seed gel, everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
Honestly, i can't remember having a bad hair days, really. Because when i'm going to try a new product, i try it first in home (one day that i'm not going out) just to see how it goes on my hair and if it works. And i do the same when i'm going to try a new hairstyle... So, at least, i can't remember having a bad hair day.

I would like to get more volume, and i am not always happy about not having it, but that's another thing LOL.

Mix of 3b & 3c
Medium porosity
Low density
Medium width

Excuse my bad english


Depends on why it's a bad hair day. If I overdid a product and my hair feels gunky and stringy, I start over. If it's funky or broken up curls or a bit of frizz, it's an updo until wash day.
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.
Depends on how much time I will have the next day. If I can I'll start over if I won't have time I'll put it in a ponytail till I can wash again. If its a little frizz problem I'll try spritzing a mixture of water and conditioner and glazing a little bit of gel. If it still looks too frizzy I'll clip the top of my hair back halfway so my bottom curls are still showing and leave a well define curl or two out to frame my face.
CG NEWBIE
curl type: 2c/3a on a good day
med/high porosity & high density
hair strand width: med/coarse
BSL hair & growing



GOING STRONG!!! SAY NO TO HEAT!!!
Messy bun!
Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

rinse out: CJ Beauticurls, CJ A&OO, CJ Smoothing

jellies/creams: Mop C, KCCC, SCE FSG
gels: CJ CQ, BRHG

If it is really overly producty, braid it and wash as soon as I can - wouldn't be able to re-wash same day really.

If it isn't, put on a bit of leave in or oil and braid it. Keep up/back or loose waves from braid until next wash.

Yes, I wear a lot of braids. That's if a braid is a plait!
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UK based wavy

Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
Trying out new things, still looking.
If I have rewetted and it still isn't helping my hair, then I will pull it back in a pony, or braid it. There are lots of cute and easy-to-do braids out there! Youtube is the best for finding them.
3a/b fine, high porosity, medium density. Mod- CG

Sulfate-free Shampoo: SheaMoisture Curl and Shine shampoo with Epsom salts.
Co-wash: TRESemme Naturals,
Leave in: TN Radiant volume, KCKT, YTC pampering conditioner
Summer styler: LA Looks Spiked Gel(summer only)
Seal: Argan Oil/Macademia Oil
Winter styler: KCCC, AIF, Beyond the Zone Noodlehead curling creme(not CG)
DT: GVPCB, coconut oil
PT: GVP Hair Reconstructor
Embracing my curls.
If I stripped it with too much shampoo and it's really dry and frizzy, I ponytail it for two days then start over. If it's gross/oily/gunky, I ponytail it for the rest of the day and then wash it as soon as a can. If it's limp and flat, I put on a head band to get some body. If a small part particularly looks bad, I pin it back with a bow
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2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
I'm a braid girl myself. Side braids work wonders. I use them on lazy days too, even when my hair would probably be fine. Or on days I would probably need to co-wash if I wanted to do anything decent, but don't have time to. Or just because My morning job is working with kids anyway, and the babies will play with my hair when it's down, so I don't wear my hair down often during the week. Braids are definitely my go-to
3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel
I resist the urge to redo it that day, I know that almost always makes my hair worse, especially if it was due to a product it doesn't like. As far as the next day I do usually start my routine over if I can. Until then it stays in its trusty French twist.
KAT
~Curly, Runner, Self-confessed Nerd~

2a no product/2b-c styled
Low Porosity, Fine
No poo-SM
Co wash-VO5 kiwi lime*
Rinse out- ION EC
Leave in - Giovanni Direct then SM smoothie (ends only)
Stylers-SM souffle topped with BRHG*

Hair hates: glycerin (high dews here in TX)
Hair likes: Coconut Oil*, protein

*=HG
Typically my hair gets pulled back or up-do'd, and then if possible I "start over" the next day. If I think it's necessary, it may mean I'll clarify and/or PT/DT as soon as possible.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I do what my friends lovingly termed, "THE BLOB"
It's really just a ponytail high on the top of my head, then I pin the ends all round and it's like a curly blob of curls. Not a bun, just curls, all over. The longer the hair the bigger the blob.
I'm actually wearing one today. It's what I do on bad hair days
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I like that term - "The Blob." I've done it a few times myself. I always get compliments when I do it! Now that you've mentioned it, I'm going to have to return it to my hairstyles :-)
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3B/Medium Texture/Normal Porosity
Co-Wash: Suave Naturals or Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture
Conditioner: GVP Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
Leave-In: Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Anti-Frizz: Curl Keeper
Gel: Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Scrunching Gel; LA Looks Sport Gel; LA Looks Nutra Curl; IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel
today I was just too lazy to do anything with it, so here's the blob in full action:


braided the bangs, because they are annoying.
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Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I'm sure we all have them from time to time, especially when experimenting with products. What do you Curlies do when you are unhappy with your hair?

Do you find you start over the next day? Do you still wait a few days before removing all the product and throw your hair into up-dos until then? How do you "fix" a bad hair day?
Originally Posted by Curlygirl323
I'm all about the braids. When my hair was longer, everyday I would learn a new braid to wear the next day.
I agree. It depends on what you mean by bad hair days. So if I were to overdo product I'd wash it out as soon as I could and put it up in the meanwhile. Also twisting and winding back a few pieces in the front and securing them with bobby pins (letting the tendrils escape underneath) can make my whole head of hair look better because it's atypical of me to get too much product on the underlayers. Usually quite the reverse. Stupid underlayers. You're so hard to reach!

P.S.

I think I'm going to have to steal HoC's new catchphrase,

"The longer the hair, the bigger the blob!",

and put it on a bumper sticker.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Just after reading this, I tried the Blob! I pinned it but also put a bow in the middle Someone already told me they love it! Great suggestion
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
Sweet! Want to link the pin?
Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
Mom to a straight and a curly.


"The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
CoWash: Tressemee naturals
RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
LI: Tresemee
Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
Always wash upside down.
I normally just bun it up especially those days web my wash n go is a no go I wet my hair except the part I want out so it can be full and big or I just rock a huge curly pony
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