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Old 02-15-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
 
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Default How do I get my hair to make it through the day?

So, at the begining of the day...
I'm feeling good. I'm getting this CG thing down. It's looking shiny and clumpy and very little frizz.

Yay : )

BUT!!!!

Then, I stop in the bathroom between classes, and I realize that my hair is looking like a big puff ball.

At the end of the day all of the gorgeous curls are falling out, and they are frizzy and puffed out.

HELP.

What do I need to do to make the wonderful morning hair last?

As much as I don't like showing off "bad hair" I posted pics in the fotki to demonstrate what happens.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
 
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I'm thinking a little more gel or a stronger hold one? It seems like it's all halo frizz that you're getting. That's what I get too and I hate it too!

You could try a product like Set it Free (Devacurl). When I go for 2nd or 3rd day hair I have halo frizz. I'll spray some SIF into my hands (about 4 squirts) and then smooth it over my hair with my hands. Another thing I do is take a little cream styler in my hands, wet my hands so they don't stick, then smooth the cream over my hair with my hands. By smoothing, I mean smooth them over like you're putting your hair into a ponytail.

Just wondering, do you normally wear a hat too? I saw in the one pic that you had a hat on and taking that off can cause that kind of frizz too. Even when it's completely freezing out I'm the idiot walking around without a hat on. Oh, the sacrifices for good curls!
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:08 AM   #3
 
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I looked at your pics, and it's nowhere near as bad as what you're describing. I see where you lose some definition and get surface frizz, which happens to me too. I would also suggest a stronger gel. WHen my hair does get really fruzzy, I wet my hands and scrunch in some light-hold gel. I used some watered-down Aussie Sun Touched Shine yesterday on dry hair before going out, and it made a huge difference.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
 
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I used some watered-down Aussie Sun Touched Shine yesterday on dry hair before going out, and it made a huge difference.
When I was talking about using the SIF or a cream I meant on dry hair too. Just wanted to clarify that! Also, I agree with Bailey that it's not as bad as you probably think it is.

The days I have halo frizz and am complaining about it, my good friend who is also a co-worker, is always like "what are you talking about, your hair looks the same as it always does".
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I am still convinced that halo frizz is just a fact of life for me until warmer weather, however that being said I still try to use a little more spray gel on my crown after I am done plopping to keep it to a minumum. Seems to make a difference. I try to only use sprays after plopping so I don't mess with the clumping formation. I seem to have the best results when I spray after I clip the crown for volume but while it is still damp. But it doesnt always work every time, especially when I get a little "touchy" while trying to rearrange the crown.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:43 PM   #6
 
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Thanks for the advice.

When you are all talking about a "stronger gel" what do you suggest. Right now I'm using HE body envy.

Also, I really have no choice but to wear the hat. It's been in the single digits lately, and if I don't cover my ears up somehow then they hurt for about a half an hour. Gotta hate michigan winters...especially as a college student who has to walk everywhere.

Another question I have for all of you is:
Would putting together some kind of a spray bottle w/ different things that I could just spray on between classes fix this.

Most days, I don't have much time between classes. Usually only about 10 mins, so I need something that I could do really quickly.

*sigh* College is not easy on curls.
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:43 AM   #7
 
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My hair tends to lose its shape and curl definition as the day goes on, especially in cold weather. I just recently started using re:coil and it has made a huge difference in my hair holding throughout the day. It took a long time to figure out how to use it, but now that I have, I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:44 AM   #8
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Body Envy is a pretty strong hold, I don't think you can do much better than that. A little spray gel during the day might help.
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Any spray gel suggestions?
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:07 AM   #10
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Since you're already using Body Envy, how about the Set Me Up spray gel? It's a good one and is alcohol-free.
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Since you're already using Body Envy, how about the Set Me Up spray gel? It's a good one and is alcohol-free.
I'll second this. I just got a bottle of the SMU spray gel and really like it. In fact, I sprayed it on the back of my hair yesterday (after I'd smoothed regular SMU gel all over) and the back held better throughout the day than the rest of my head!
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