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eryn1996 05-06-2013 12:43 PM

3A hair TOO soft??
 
Hi there!

I have 3A hair and I have followed the CG method for over two months, but my hair doesn't seem to be reacting anymore. I have lost my curl and my hair is super frizzy. And it seems like it is TOO soft! HELP!

Here are the product I use:
-Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
-Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
-Leave-in: KCNT
-Gel: Herbal Essences Total Twisted (Used KCCC once, but that is when my hair got too soft)

I do dye my hair with a box dye about once every three or four, so maybe the dye has killed the curls?? :(
Please offer any tips, thanks so much!

lcl0706 05-06-2013 12:46 PM

Sounds over conditioned to me. I don't know what your hair properties are but I would suggest a clarifying wash & some protein. The SN coconut has minute amts of protein but nothing spectacular. OC'd hair is exactly what you describe & you'd benefit from a gentle shampoo. If you have fine hair, look at adding in some protein to your routine too. Hair properties are much more important than curl type & I can't give much advice without knowing them (I'm on the app so if they're in your signature I can't see them).

eryn1996 05-06-2013 12:53 PM

I have thick hair with low porosity I believe. I did the slip and slide strand test, and I do not feel any bumps.

Firefox7275 05-06-2013 05:14 PM

If you permanently dye your hair your hair would be more porous than it is naturally. You generally have to fry hair to kill curl, there isn't any hidden silicone in the box dye or conditioner is there? Your routine looks heavy on the humectants and light on oils or protein, maybe try a hydrolysed protein followed by an absorbable oil based deep conditioner (eg. coconut, avocado) and see what that does?

curlylifestyle 05-06-2013 06:14 PM

IT THE CONDITIONER I TELL YOU!! Treseme made my hair (3c) very soft but without any definition and very frizzy

lcl0706 05-06-2013 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by eryn1996 (Post 2167437)
I have thick hair with low porosity I believe. I did the slip and slide strand test, and I do not feel any bumps.

Thick hair is density. Im looking for the texture of your individual strands - fine, medium, coarse. that will be the best indicator of how protein might react in your hair.

eryn1996 05-06-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by lcl0706 (Post 2167590)
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Originally Posted by eryn1996 (Post 2167437)
I have thick hair with low porosity I believe. I did the slip and slide strand test, and I do not feel any bumps.

Thick hair is density. Im looking for the texture of your individual strands - fine, medium, coarse. that will be the best indicator of how protein might react in your hair.

It has a fine texture

curlyhairmichuk 05-07-2013 01:33 AM

Hi - I think you may be using too many conditioners. I have fine 3a porous hair and I co wash - if I feel my hair needs it after the co wash I'll do a quick rinse out - I don't use a leave in as my hair gets too soft and then too flat. I would miss out your leave in to start and see if that makes a difference.

Jas76 05-07-2013 09:05 AM

Yep! I also think you are OC'd!!

You need to clarify and then do PT's once a week or two!

Easy fix!

eryn1996 05-07-2013 03:00 PM

Thanks everyone! Does anyone have any afforable product suggestions? Or even some homemade recipes? I tired the IAGirl's protein mask last night

chloe92us 05-07-2013 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by eryn1996 (Post 2167862)
Thanks everyone! Does anyone have any afforable product suggestions? Or even some homemade recipes? I tired the IAGirl's protein mask last night

That would be a good one! Was your hair better today?

Jas76 05-07-2013 03:28 PM

The gelatin PT is my absolute FAVORITE!

eryn1996 05-07-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by chloe92us (Post 2167873)
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Originally Posted by eryn1996 (Post 2167862)
Thanks everyone! Does anyone have any afforable product suggestions? Or even some homemade recipes? I tired the IAGirl's protein mask last night

That would be a good one! Was your hair better today?

It was not much better.


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