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Old 08-10-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
 
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I just cut my hair to about the lower end of my neck. It used to be down to my bra strap but was really split and hard to handle. I still have the same frizzies. I know I probably get them from constant washing and too much product. So I am trying to change my ways. I have already fixed the constant washing, I condition every other day and shampoo about once a week. I do not know what to do to style though. I am used to loading on gel, but that just makes it worse. I want to use as little as possible and air dry. I try using olive oil but it doesn't fix the frizz. By the way I am on a tight budget. Any tips?

Also, I sometimes straighten my hair, but it actually makes my hair healthier at times. I was it once a week. Do a roller set and sit under a heat cap on low or medium setting until it's dry and then I take the rollers out and wrap my hair. I'm not sure what the real word for the hair wrap is, I call it the "doobie", haha. Then I sleep with the hair wrap and a satin or silk scarf and I do the wrap every night. The only thing is I need to have someone else do the roller set and wrap for me, I'm helpless at it. Thankfully I have help. Also I could get it done at a salon for not too much money.

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You could try leaving in your conditioner. Cream stylers are also good - I reccommend Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution, L'Oreal Out of Bed cream, Re:Coil, Paul Mitchell the Conditioner, and Activate Straightening Cream. I've used and liked all of these except Re:Coil, which I haven't used but is a big favorite here. These are all creams. Creams are good to use under gel to minimize crunch and frizz. As for gel, I recommend Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets, LA Looks Sport (Durahold is also popular, and both are cheap!), and Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee.

You may want to look around on the Reader's Product Review section. You'll find reviews of other creams and gels...HTH!
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:51 AM   #4
 
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Hello, new here!

I just cut my hair to about the lower end of my neck. It used to be down to my bra strap but was really split and hard to handle. I still have the same frizzies. I know I probably get them from constant washing and too much product. So I am trying to change my ways. I have already fixed the constant washing, I condition every other day and shampoo about once a week. I do not know what to do to style though. I am used to loading on gel, but that just makes it worse. I want to use as little as possible and air dry. I try using olive oil but it doesn't fix the frizz. By the way I am on a tight budget. Any tips?

Also, I sometimes straighten my hair, but it actually makes my hair healthier at times. I was it once a week. Do a roller set and sit under a heat cap on low or medium setting until it's dry and then I take the rollers out and wrap my hair. I'm not sure what the real word for the hair wrap is, I call it the "doobie", haha. Then I sleep with the hair wrap and a satin or silk scarf and I do the wrap every night. The only thing is I need to have someone else do the roller set and wrap for me, I'm helpless at it. Thankfully I have help. Also I could get it done at a salon for not too much money.

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My hair is also neck length now after a couple of deep shorning..I do the cutting myself..)

I am only starting to discover the wonders of gel..I love the bedhead hair using LOreal in the blue tin,
and I am intrigued by your roller and Doobie method.
It sounds like what I used to do to straighten my hair until the next shampoo in my student years.
I was always impressed with the shiny, bobbing effect and felt ever so straight for half of the evening out.

Good luck with your curly look though..I am totally curly now and loving it!

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Hello!

I'm a 3b who is prone to the frizzies.

My curls seem to do best with a no sulfate routine, and because of that, I try not to use 'cones.

Using some sort of leave in conditioner is a must for me. It does help with the rizzies as does some sort of gel for the summer.

As far as style, I'm not much help. I just diffuse it and let it do its thing for the most part unless I put it up. If my style gets ragged, I know it's time for a cut to reshape. For me, a decent cuts helps more for my hair's style than anything.
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Thank you for all the replies!

Well yesterday I bought L'oreal Out Of Bed and Tightly Wound Gel and they worked okay but I think I put too much LOOB and it got weighed down but other wise it was good. (=

I was using LA Looks Gel before, any kind really, currently "Mega Mega Hold" number 9 and I tried the method of putting it in int he shower and it was great! Barely any frizz or fly away. It gave me a wet look and takes awhile to dry but I usually do not mind. I will try to use less since diffusing makes my hair really fly away / frizzy. Plopping doesn't work well with short hair.

I haven't shampooed either, and I am going out today to get a no-cone conditioner like VO5.

For styling I learned that putting a part in makes it kind of frizzy, especially since it hangs in my face and I end up touching it too much. So I use bands! It's a cute accessory and doesn't mess up the hair, unless you use the ones with combs.

I tried my straightening method, it came out really soft but I hated how the ends felt, probably because they were just cut and rough. But it flipped out too much like retro hair cut, lol. So I am going to stick with curls!

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Shanty, it's great that you're finding a good routine! Tell us how it continues to go!
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Shanty, it's great that you're finding a good routine! Tell us how it continues to go!
Thank you! It's amazing how I didn't have to change my styling routine too much, just the conditioners and gels used. Now I want to try every product (curl friendly) out there.
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Shanty, it's great that you're finding a good routine! Tell us how it continues to go!
Now I want to try every product (curl friendly) out there.
Welcome to the PJ club!
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