really strange bad hairdays: advice needed!

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Since sunday I'm having a series of strange bad hairdays...

Whenever I wet my hair, it turns out like a bird's nest at the back!
What I do: I wet my hair upside down, use YTC (which I used before), then scrunch in mousse or gel, then diffuse
What happens: when I'm back upright, the back of my hair is parted in 2 and the back seems way shorter than the front it seems like the down layers want to go to my canopy if that makes sense. I do not have more curl than usual, so it isn't more shrinkage... just a mess...so I have to get my hair soaked again like 5 times before it turns out ok-ish
What has changed:
- sunday (the day my problem started) it got warmer, with dews in the 40-50 range (before they were in the 30s)
- I dyed my hair on friday, but rewetted on friday and saturday and then it was still ok (even nice on saturday)

What could be causing my problem? and does anyone else have this problem? And what should I do now?
I have the same prob- the under layer of hair is much curlier than the top. After putting in all my products upside down, I collect most of my canopy & middle hair and kind of hold it up, then finger comb my bottom hairs down toward the floor and rescrunch. Then I drop the rest of my hair and scrunch it all again standing up.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
What about just wetting, washing and rinsing your hair right side up? Then you can flip things around, bend over and scrunch and such after you've put your stylers in.

I've tried doing the whole upside down thing in the shower and it was always a disaster for me because when I flip my hair back to normal, I have to try and fix all of the curls/clumps that aren't laying nicely and it causes even more frizz because I have to handle my hair so much more. Trying to fix it is just not worth it so I do everything right side up in the first place and then I diffuse using a cross between the "Pixie Curl Method" & recently, the "Meza Method" @ How To Style Naturally Curly Hair (complete tutorial) - YouTube

Lol, wow am I bad at explaining things!
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Last edited by sheilacurl; 04-16-2013 at 02:03 PM.
What about just wetting, washing and rinsing your hair right side up? Then you can flip things around, bend over and scrunch and such after you've put your stylers in.

I've tried doing the whole upside down thing in the shower and it was always a disaster for me because when I flip my hair back to normal, I have to try and fix all of the curls/clumps that aren't laying nicely and it causes even more frizz because I have to handle my hair so much more. Trying to fix it is just not worth it so I do everything right side up in the first place and then I diffuse using a cross between the "Pixie Curl Method" & recently, the "Meza Method" @ How To Style Naturally Curly Hair (complete tutorial) - YouTube

Lol, wow am I bad at explaining things!
Originally Posted by sheilacurl
I have the same problem, it seems like longer hair has a hard time flipping back to upright without tangling.
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2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
Conditioner/LI:
same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

if I wash upright, and then flip upside down, most of my hair still "sticks to my head" if you know what I mean. It doesn't have the same result as flipping upside down while there's still water soaking my hair... I didn't have the same problem for the past month and wonder why this happens now...
It may be the weather? More humidity making your hair curlier? Or, didnt you say you just colored your hair? It could have damaged it, increasing the porosity and now they are catching on each other.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
nevermind

Last edited by sheilacurl; 04-17-2013 at 02:56 PM.
I've been hiding my bad hairdays for the 3 last couple of days with an easy casual updo (which makes my hair appear slightly wavy at the canopy with curls at the ends instead of serious waves with curls at the ends as usual) and have been getting compliments 2 times with the updo...
Woohoo! at least with the bad hair days I found a "routine" for a good hide-bad-hair-day-updo

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