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Old 05-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Default hair is acting strange: diagnosis needed?

Hi curlies,

My hair is acting really strange today.

Yesterday I washed my hair (sulfate free shampoo, YTCucumbers conditioner, heavier conditioner, leave-in, gel and topped with BRHG, then diffused a bit and let it airdry). Yesterday evening it was ok.
This morning it still was okish but not exceptionally good.
I put it half up.

My hair felt exceptionally light and poofy today (like cotton candy or a spider web or so, but not sticky ofcourse). I came home, my roots looked flat but poofy, and I had still some curl left over at the ends, but not much. I combed my hair (because I find it easier to feel my hair then and the ends were tangled).
It's so light, undefined and poofy!

Things that changed:
- 3 days ago I did a mild PT (gelatin treatment with honey added and I left it on for 5 minutes)
- I started using BRHG last week, but my hair reacted good on it last week
- today it was windy and rainy (dews are 48 though according to the frizz forecast).

How can I change my problem for the better?
I am definitely going to shower this evening since I don't want to have this light poofy hair tomorrow.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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and before anyone asks: I don't know my hair properties... am still waiting on the results for my Live curly Live free hair analysis that I requested on April 12th...
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:50 AM   #3
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oh and..I did use a leave-in with MO for the first time on wet hair (I already used it on dry hair once before and that day my hair seemed happy with it)

What should I do?
Vinegar rinse?
Sulfate free shampoo?
Sulfate shampoo?
Moisturizing DT without proteins?

I'm getting crazy of my spiderwebcottoncandy hair that is way to light (I don't feel any weight of my hair, which I normally do feel)
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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You might be best chasing up the LCLF analysis because that seems like a really long time, then bumping this thread when you know your properties. Perhaps it was the weather not reacting well with your products or maybe you need to apply more in such weather.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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I already sent them (on the sales mailadress because I don't find any other mailadress) an email on thursday, and I really want to know my properties.

But does anyone have an idea which can help me NOW? because I am going to head to the shower tonight, and I really do hope my hair looks better tomorrow...
I don't expect my hair to look excellent since I probably can't get the perfect advice since I don't know my properties, but I would already feel better if my hair looked and felt slightly better than today.

(I also feel quite depressed today, probably mostly because of the weather but I think I would feel better if my hair looks better, don't know why)
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #6
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It honestly sounds like the weather. Tomorrow is a new day.
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