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Old 04-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
 
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This has been going on for a while now. My hair hasn't been acting like itself for months. I tried new hair products then I went back to my old hair products. I recently tried the product Stretch from Marc Anthony's strictly curls line. It works well but my hair still looks funky! I attached a before and after pic. How do I get my hair to look like it did before?!!!! Please help, it's very upsetting to feel so ugly
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
 
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anyone?
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
 
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If you are trying to achieve more clumps, definitely do a search here and on YouTube for: The Super Soaker Method.

Also, maybe just give yourself a nice clarifying wash and start with a clean slate. Is your hair on the finer side? Have you ever done a protein treatment? Do another search for: IAgirl's gelatin protein treatment and follow it up with a deep conditioning treatment. It will help your curls "boing", lol.

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I agree with the protein treatment, or more moisture maybe, whatever it is your hair needs more of.

Have you had any health issues in the past few months? Hair acts very weird when it comes to health, stress, depression, etc. When I was really sick for one week (I ate nothing), I lost a lot of hair 2 months or so later, and it went on for a month and a half. Then the hair loss stopped and I am left with about half of the hair I used to have. But I wouldn't be surprised if all the depletion of nutrients affected my hair long-term (until it grows back)... If you had a bad fever or really bad flu/cold, you may be experiencing some sort of aftermath of that. I'm no expert, but maybe even something as simple as becoming a vegetarian, moving, or stressing over school can affect the health of your hair.
Oh, and any new medication could also cause your hair to react differently.

Hope you find the cause of your problem, and a solution!
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I have been on a fairly new medicine for about 2 years now. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. But I was on the medicine for 2 years and I was fine but they recently raised my dosage...could that be it? And if so, what can I do? I can't stop taking it :-\
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It may or may not be it. My best guess is that you're just not used to how it is affecting your hair. Meaning that your hair needs something else now that has never been in your routine, like more protein or moisture. And I'm really just guessing here too... I'd say that your hair would be frizzy if it was dried out, or had too much moisture or protein depending on how it feels. If your hair properties changed, then you probably need to turn your routine around too. Find new products, techniques, etc. That's all I can contribute.

Maybe someone else will chime in to give you some more useful information... but I hope that this helps, maybe after you try a few other products that you haven't used in a while or haven't worked for you before it will go back to normal again.

edit: looking at your pics again though, your hair seems to be fine in the crown area. It almost looks like damage in the length of your hair... hmmm. You definitely still have your curl, just need to bring it out somehow!
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I have been on a fairly new medicine for about 2 years now. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. But I was on the medicine for 2 years and I was fine but they recently raised my dosage...could that be it? And if so, what can I do? I can't stop taking it :-\
Yes. You must be flaring for an increase in meds? I have lupus and my hair was fine for years then I lost over half probably closer to 3/4. I now use Rogaine which has helped a lot. Also some supplements I use for lupus have helped too. I have to be religious about protein treatments, conditioning, etc or my curls are awful. My hair properties changed and I had to learn how to deal with it. Had to dump a ton of product. But things are much better now.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:06 PM   #8
 
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Im not losing any hair. The texture has just been different
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