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lishelaine 04-23-2013 02:33 AM

Mushy hair?
 
So, I am a 2a/C/iii hair type that is armpit length. Today I co washed with VO5 kiwi lime and used GVPCB as a leave in and scrunched with Tigi Curls Rock Amplifier. I've done this the past couple of days and I've noticed my hair takes over 7 hours to air dry, feels mushy and looks kinda stringy, limp, and undefined. I'm not sure if I've over conditioned or if these products just don't agree with me. My hair doesn't seem particularly elastic-y or anything, but I do have coarse hair. Maybe I should go for a lighter leave in? Or none at all?

Thoughts?

DepressedCurls 04-23-2013 07:51 AM

Id try a good protein treatment, try that regimen again and if it fails again, use a lighter leave in

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hairhealth 04-24-2013 07:04 AM

It may be over-conditioned.

Corrina777 04-24-2013 08:03 AM

Definitely sounds over conditioned. Are you sure your hair texture is coarse? I only ask because I also have extremely thick hair (met FIA criteria for iii after a haircut where stylist thinned my hair), and as a brunette I could definitely see individual strands of hair when I held them in front of me, but I learned over time that my hair was fine in texture, I just have a lot of it. I ended up over conditioned and started adding protein a little at a time and was finding that my hair never seemed to get over-proteined, so I started questioning my assessment of my hair and did a hair analysis that came back as completely different than what I thought.

lishelaine 04-25-2013 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Corrina777 (Post 2158332)
Definitely sounds over conditioned. Are you sure your hair texture is coarse? I only ask because I also have extremely thick hair (met FIA criteria for iii after a haircut where stylist thinned my hair), and as a brunette I could definitely see individual strands of hair when I held them in front of me, but I learned over time that my hair was fine in texture, I just have a lot of it. I ended up over conditioned and started adding protein a little at a time and was finding that my hair never seemed to get over-proteined, so I started questioning my assessment of my hair and did a hair analysis that came back as completely different than what I thought.

Protein always makes my hair crunchy, even when I moisturize after. And yes my strands are very thick, strong, and I can hear them crunch when I roll them between my fingers. I don't get splits or breakage easily at all, even with repeated heat abuse. I can pick up a whole can of soda with one hair. Haha.

I just started using my sulfate free shampoo instead of cowashing and then used a light VO5 conditioner as a leave in and my hair is back to normal. I guess it was over moisturized.

I may look into a hair assessment, though. I could be wrong.


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