No Hair Love lately

My hair and I have not been feeling the love lately. Change of weather, change of water? Who knows. So of course that means I buy more products - there must be something out there to fix our relationship. I have just order up the Mop Top Daily Cond and Mop Top Anti Frizz gel.

Heck I am even air drying today to see what that does for me.

ETA - I am even thinking I am not a 3A - maybe I am all 2C.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
(((HUGS))) Tell that hair to behave itself!
*Poster formerly known as Bailey422*

Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin
I have been muttering to it all week!!! Maybe I need to talk nicer
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
We've been at odds w/ our relationship for the past couple days as well. I go through this cycle ALL the time. If I just put gel in my hair, and let it air dry - weather permitting - I am a full 3a. I have lots of curls, and even ringlets. BUT, if I just let it air dry, and don't touch it, I'm probably a 2c, with frizz. I'm constantly battling over whether I should bother with all the gel and product to CREATE curls that aren't necessarily meant to be there. Maybe I should just grow my hair out (as I have been trying to do), and stop using so much product and just let it be NATURAL.

However, at the length that it is, it just looks so much more "undone" than I'm used to. I just don't know.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
I am so glad it's not only me. I keep thinking the same thing about 'forcing' curls in. I am also growing it out a bit so between that and everything else I want a buzz cut.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
My hair and I have not been feeling the love lately. Change of weather, change of water? Who knows. So of course that means I buy more products - there must be something out there to fix our relationship. I have just order up the Mop Top Daily Cond and Mop Top Anti Frizz gel.

Heck I am even air drying today to see what that does for me.

ETA - I am even thinking I am not a 3A - maybe I am all 2C.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Sorry your hair isn't being good to you right now. It happens to us all, though. Please report back on how the air drying turned out.
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Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

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If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

If at all possible it looks worse today - I guess airdrying is not for me.

I am off to re-wet and to try and restyle. Blech!
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
If at all possible it looks worse today - I guess airdrying is not for me.
That's too bad it didn't work. I have a feeling the next time I try it, I'm going to have the same results. I need to diffuse to get the volume I want. Maybe I'll be able to try it this weekend. Sure would be nice if it worked; would be so much healthier for my hair.
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Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

I'm having a bit of hair issues, too. I think it's the weather. I did get some protein-free conditioners as the ones I use regularly all have some kind of protein in them.

My hair definitely does better in the cooler months and most anything I use works well with my hair. But not when it starts getting warm!
CG-modified since 4/05
2b/3a and 3b on occasion!
Products: The hair aisle in my own cabinets.
Best definition winner: KCCC
Best volume winner: LOOB
It can be so frustrating huh?

The problem is that if its my water - I am outtaluck!
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Well, if it IS your water, you would probably benefit a lot from doing an ACV rinse. I don't know if you've been doing them as of yet, but I add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in a large cup, and fill the rest with water, and use it as a final rinse. I noticed a HUGE improvement in manageabiltiy.

As for air drying, are you scrunching in gel, and then leaving your hair completely alone until it fully dries? The only way I have good luck w/ air drying is if I do that, then I allow the gel to form a hardened cast - it never looks like it's going to turn out right, but once it's totally dry, I'll take a cream styling product, and smooth it over, and scrunch it in to break up the crunch, and it's amazing that my hair comes out looking so soft and nice. This works great w/ AVG, or Angell, but most other gels I have to mix w/ water in my hand. For some reason they're just too thick for my hair.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
My hair has been getting on my nerves too lately. I had great hair for about 2 weeks, and then since this past weekend my hair looks like sh*#...this crazy weather.
Mostly 4a..crazy hair

Currently using: 100% Aloe Vera Gel , VO5 Conditioners for Co-Washes, Jojoba and Africa's Best Oils, GV Biolage Conditioning Balm , Cream of Nature Detangling Shampoo, ACV rinses, Herbal Tea Rinses (rarely), Alba Botanica Leave-in

Goal: healthy hair and longer hair

Well, if it IS your water, you would probably benefit a lot from doing an ACV rinse. I don't know if you've been doing them as of yet, but I add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in a large cup, and fill the rest with water, and use it as a final rinse. I noticed a HUGE improvement in manageabiltiy.

As for air drying, are you scrunching in gel, and then leaving your hair completely alone until it fully dries? The only way I have good luck w/ air drying is if I do that, then I allow the gel to form a hardened cast - it never looks like it's going to turn out right, but once it's totally dry, I'll take a cream styling product, and smooth it over, and scrunch it in to break up the crunch, and it's amazing that my hair comes out looking so soft and nice. This works great w/ AVG, or Angell, but most other gels I have to mix w/ water in my hand. For some reason they're just too thick for my hair.
Originally Posted by babywavy
How often do you do the ACV rinse? I have never felt the need to do them much before - I have probably done 2 in about 1 year. I really do leave my hair alone even when I diffuse (I dont diffuse long). I only diffuse until whatever product I have in my hair gets hardened. Becuase I work from home I have no issues leaving it along until its completely dry.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
double post
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Well, if it IS your water, you would probably benefit a lot from doing an ACV rinse. I don't know if you've been doing them as of yet, but I add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in a large cup, and fill the rest with water, and use it as a final rinse. I noticed a HUGE improvement in manageabiltiy.

As for air drying, are you scrunching in gel, and then leaving your hair completely alone until it fully dries? The only way I have good luck w/ air drying is if I do that, then I allow the gel to form a hardened cast - it never looks like it's going to turn out right, but once it's totally dry, I'll take a cream styling product, and smooth it over, and scrunch it in to break up the crunch, and it's amazing that my hair comes out looking so soft and nice. This works great w/ AVG, or Angell, but most other gels I have to mix w/ water in my hand. For some reason they're just too thick for my hair.
Originally Posted by babywavy
How often do you do the ACV rinse? I have never felt the need to do them much before - I have probably done 2 in about 1 year. I really do leave my hair alone even when I diffuse (I dont diffuse long). I only diffuse until whatever product I have in my hair gets hardened. Becuase I work from home I have no issues leaving it along until its completely dry.
Originally Posted by xcptnl

I think of ACV rinses as balancing the ph in my hair from the water, rather than a clarification. I do it about once a week or so.
~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
Thanks babywavy - I will have to try that - it sure cannot hurt.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
My hair has been funny the past couple of weeks too with the warmer temps. A lot more frizz and less defined curls, almost too soft.

I wash conditioning the heck out of my hair with the cold, dry weather so I'm thinking now I've gotta cut back on the heavy conditioners.
So the past 2 days I've only water washed. Today I did a baking soda rinse and then conditioned with Sauve Ocean Breeze which I figured isn't too heavy (even though I'm not a fan of the smell, too perfumey) and I'm having a better hair day than I've had in a while . Still a little frizz, but not too bad and my curls are springier.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
My hair is a bit better today as well (I did the baking soda thing a couple of days ago). I also just ordered the free test strip to see what kind of water I have - I may not be able to do anything about it but I will know.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Can I jump in on this bandwagon? I can't seem to get my hair right. It will be fine for a couple of days, then YUCK!!!! Part of my problem is that I need a cut and color really badly, but my work schedule has been screwy, and I think I need to go to a new stylist (always a scary proposition). I don't really want to drive all the way to Atlanta (5 hours) for a cut, but I may have to, to correct my overly-thinned-out hair.

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