Ready to give up curls! HELP!!

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Hi everyone, I have been loving having curls the past few months since going to the CG method but in the past few weeks I have wanted to go back to straightening, I seem to always have a horrible frizz halo that I can't get rid of. I'm only washing my hair once a week with yes to cucumbers shampoo and co washing everyday with yes to cucumbers conditioner. I style using Giovanni direct leave in conditioner and deva curl strong hold gel then I diffuse my hair to dry. I have used the jessi curl deep conditioner last week and really saw no change. Can anyone offer some advise? I don't know what else to try. I am trying to use products that aren't too expensive since I am on a budget! Any help is greatly appreciated
I have frizz halo issues too, and I am working to keep counseling myself not to freak out about it while it is summer and the dew points are so high. A month from now it could be a totally non-issue.

In the meantime, I am also reminding myself that there's no shame in purely mechanical solutions to this problem: twist the sides into a "princess" hairdo, or pull the top layer up into a little bun, or French braid the top layer. The nice thing about these solutions (for wavies like me, anyway) is that sometimes they'll give you pretty nice second-day hair.
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Jessica
Type 2c: coarse, high-density, low porosity (so it would seem)
Avoiding protein and glycerin; going for soft, non-crunchy, frizz-free waves
CO & RO: Tresemme Naturals Moisture
Sealer: Olive oil
Leave-in/Styler: Kinky Curly Knot Today
DT: olive oil and honey
The halo frizz is probably build-up. I don't think you need to co-wash your hair everyday. I co-wash every few days. I do however wet my hair everyday and apply products. I also think you need to try some other products. My hair tends to frizz out with Deva Curl and Quidad. I would suggest trying Nourish Conditioner from Trader Joe's and it's only $3. I would also suggest making flax seed or okra gel. This along with my Nourish is my new holy grail. I also would recommend LA Looks Hair gel if you don't want to make gel. There are many threads here to show you how to make it or you can go to You Tube.

When my hair goes thru bouts of halo frizz I simply use a regular shampoo or Dr. Bonner's soap to clarify then I deep condition and do a steam treatment. I will list the instructions below.

Don't give-up, it took me a good 6 months to find what worked and every now and again I may tweek it a bit.

Steam Treatment and Product Suggestions

You will need:

r 2 turbie turbans from the Dollar Store
r 2 plastic caps
r 1 pair of rubber gloves
r Deep conditioner of your choice

After co-washing or shampoo (loo or no) put a deep conditioner in your hair.

Wet 2 turbies and microwave in a bowl for 10 minutes.
Wring out the turbies using the rubber gloves.
Wrap hair with first turbie
Cover turbie with plastic cap
Repeat with second turbie and plastic cap
In the end you will have turbie, plastic cap, turbie, and plastic cap.
Sit under hair dryer for 20 minutes.
Rinse and style hair as usual.


This has really helped me with moisture.

The cheap products that I get good results with are:

Nourish Shampoo for low-poo (from Trader Joes)
HE Conditioner
Tresemee Naturals Conditioner
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancer (from Target) $9.99 I use this along with my gel of choice
HE Toussel Me Up Gel
LA Looks Sports or Curl Gel
Coconut Oil for SOTC
KCCC (out of my budget for now)I love the smell and the consistent results but since I can't get 2nd day hair I can't afford to use daily.
Homemade Flax Seed Gel

I always use a leave-in or styling creme under my gel for best results. I also will scrunch in more gel before I diffuse in the morning. (I plop at night)

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.
Argon oil is supposed to help with frizz. What I do is apply my conditioner then apply my oils. Then style my hair & lastly apply my gel. This helps my keep down frizz.
Halo frizz could also be from breakage, so avoid tight styles and wear your hair down as much as possible. It seems that you're properly moisturized due to all of the co-washing (which you might want to cut down because of buildup) so try a strong hold gel. The LA looks sport gel is a good, cheap one and make sure to put some extra on the canopy of your hair, especially at the top where you know you get halo frizz. Just keep trying new things, it's a process. But don't give up!!! You will regret damaging your hair again!

3a, med strand thickness, high density, low porosity
CG since April 2012
BC October 2012
Cleanser: CJ Daily Fix
RO Conditioner: Mop Top Daily Conditioner
Leave In: As I Am leave in or KCKT
Stylers: FSG and Curlisto Control II Gel
Sealer: Pure Argan Oil

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