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Old 03-15-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
 
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I rinse upside down, I turn the water on way cooler than my shower water and then do a final rinse in cold.
I apply conditioner to the underside in the shower as well as when I'm applying my leave in.

Now......... why is my hair turning red (meaning dry) and tangly and straigher underneath?
I mean I'm happy it's under there rather than my canopy but I don't even diffuse under there so what's causing all the dryness there in particular do you think?
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:40 PM   #2
 
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Do you use any sort of lotion/body spray/perfume that the underside of your hair might be coming into contact with?
My whole family has the straighter underneath problem but I'm not sure what would be making it dryer than the rest.
Hmm... *ponder*ponder*ponder*
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
 
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I use oils on my wrists and under my shirt in the front. I don't spray anything back there. That's a thought though. I wouldn't have thought of that.
I'm used to the straighter but all that frizzy red stuff is weird since my hair isn't dyed and it's dark brown.
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What about body wash? That's the area most likely to get into your soap a little.
I've had back skin probs from hair products so I imagine the reverse could happen too.
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
 
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I get that in the winter from wearing sweaters & coats. My underneath hairs are baby fine & get damaged very easily by clothes. (The top of my list of reasons to move to the equator- no frickin' winter clothes to destroy my hair!!) Maybe they just need some TLC. When I rinse USD, the underneath doesn't have enough condish left so I have to add more. Try putting extra leave in there after you rinse.
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Good point! Rinsing upside down rinses the bottom layer more than regular rinsing would. Maybe you need to add a bit more moisture/co back into that area. Or you could try rinsing upright then applying product upside down.

Actually what I do is rinse upright, apply co for leave in, flip and finger comb out tangles then rewet the ends a little to encourage clumping (counteracting the finger combing), the apply product upside down.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:09 PM   #7
 
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I don't even own sweaters or coats. I'm going through perimenopause so I'm hot all the time plus I live in the south.
You know though maybe all these tshirts i've been wearing are hard on my hair? I put extra under there and now it doesn't tangle anymore but it's sure dry. Just those fine baby hairs you were talking about.

I put my hair up in a cap while I shower until I've rinsed but I suppose there could be some residual there. I did switch to oil of olay soft soap.


Thanks for the suggestions I'm just trying to make sure whatever it is that's making it dry I don't do it to the rest of my hair if I can help it.
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Well, as I'm sure you know, those darn hormones can do some weird weird things. Hair texture seems to be at the top of the list of things hormones love to play with. :P (With as much fun as they're had with my hair already, I hate to think what's in store for me down the line!)

You could find out if it's a clothing issue by wearing it up for a week or two and see if there's a change.
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