Hair without product?!

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Is this just me? But when your hair dries without any product whatsoever, does your hair just dry as a big frizzball?! It seems to just go poof...
Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
Porosity: Low
Density: Thick
Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
Deep conditioner: Olive oil

No, sorry. Mine doesn't much. I get some surface frizz but the hair underneath is not frizzy.
Jessiebanana likes this.
Oh heck yes. I think that's common. If you don't get frizz, you're in the very lucky minority!
Curly work in progress
2C with some 3A if all the stars align
Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
No sulfates since 2009
CG since 2013

In my stash:
Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls
yesss huge problem for me. if i plan to put it up that whole day i just use a leave in and an oil or i dont even wet it all all and keep it up from the night before.
Not just you - big frizzball here too!
3b in South Australia.
Yep. Big poof here.
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
That is normal AFAIK. We strip our hair's natural defrizzing agent/ 'conditioner' (sebum) when washing so need to replace that with something. You also have long hair, hair that is a couple of years old wouldn't see much sebum and has lost a lot of its protective cuticle through normal weathering mechanical damage so certain products and ingredients help patch repair that.
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2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Oh, yes. Big poof, although I'd say the frizz looks more like all the individual strands separating from the curl and trying to float away--which I guess is more or less what frizz is, except it's like all my hair, lol. It looks like I have about four times as much hair as usual.
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3a/b, F, normal porosity

Suave conditioner, LAL gel
And anyway big hair can be AWESOME
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction - YouTube
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Without product my hair will frizz and feel terribly rough

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And anyway big hair can be AWESOME
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction - YouTube
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Critical words: "can be." Ha! Probably works best with coarse hair. Fine hair looks like its trying to escape.
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3a/b, F, normal porosity

Suave conditioner, LAL gel
Dew points will play the most important role for me here. In moderate dews? No problem. My naked hair looks totally fine.

High dews? Ultimate frizzball olympics!
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
And anyway big hair can be AWESOME
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction - YouTube
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Critical words: "can be." Ha! Probably works best with coarse hair. Fine hair looks like its trying to escape.
Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog
My wavy-curly hair does a Diana Ross if I dry comb, it looks amazing but not for very long, some bits start reclumping and others don't. Might be able to get away with that look because I have unnatural bright pink-red hair, it probably looks more deliberate than for someone with 'normal' looking hair!
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
And anyway big hair can be AWESOME
Diana Ross - Chain Reaction - YouTube
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Critical words: "can be." Ha! Probably works best with coarse hair. Fine hair looks like its trying to escape.
Originally Posted by CurlyInTheFog
My wavy-curly hair does a Diana Ross if I dry comb, it looks amazing but not for very long, some bits start reclumping and others don't. Might be able to get away with that look because I have unnatural bright pink-red hair, it probably looks more deliberate than for someone with 'normal' looking hair!
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
I always feel like my hair is trying to kill me if it's not controlled in some way or other. It's bad enough at this length (just below shoulder), but longer I swear it really is trying to get me. I'm all about weighing that sucker down.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Suave conditioner, LAL gel
I want pink Diana Ross hair! Well maybe...not sure I could live with it 24/7
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2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
LI: a touch of JCTS
Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works!
I've been CG for only about two months. The whole time I've been doing all the new things I've learned, like applying product to wet hair, and scrunching and plopping, and diffusing, etc. Two days ago the fan on my AC went out, and last night when it was time to shower, it was just too hot for me to consider turning on a hair dryer and too late for it to dry before I went to bed. I decided to just forget about it and wear it back in a bun today, so I went back to the "old ways". I didn't use any shampoo, and I still applied a ton of conditioner, but I didn't use any leave-in or styling products. I even put my hair up in a turban -- no plopping.

What a learning experience! All along I've been seeing gradual changes to my hair, but this really showed that things have changed a lot. Some of it dried really quickly, which never happened before. And it was very fluffy and soft. I could still see the curls I've gained but they had no definition without product. And today the frizz halo escaping from the bun is considerable. I plan on doing a PT tonight, which I wasn't even thinking of doing before. I think from now on I'll periodically just leave it alone to better assess the situation. I think my styling products have been so effective they've hidden how my hair really is.
Beth Started CG May 22, 2013
2C low porosity(?), high density, medium-coarse
Summer dew points: 65 - 75F
  • No-poo: Suave Naturals
  • RO: Matrix Total Results Moisture
  • LI/Sealer: SheaMoisture C&H Style Milk
  • Style: AG Re:coil and Biolage Gelee
My daily CG journal: www.curlygirlresolution.blogspot.com
Back when I had had longer hair (mid-back) and all one length, I would flip my head upside down and brush my hair, then flip it back up to see how big it would get. It would definitely give Diana Ross a run as far as sheer size is concerned, but without any curl. It was more of a Roseanne Roseannadanna look.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

iHerb discount code: PNQ285

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