bad hair week

I got my hair colored last week, and it's looked awful ever since. I know it always takes a few days to settle in, but I just feel so gross right now. There is a little frizz, limp curls, shapeless waves, and just an overall blah look about my hair. My HG combo of an ACV, Mop-C and BRHG isn't helping. Yesterday, no matter what I did, I couldn't scrunch the crunch. I ended up with stringy, greasy looking hair.

Sorry for the pity party. It's just very frustrating. This is one of those days when I'm half-expecting a curly with good hair to recommend naturallycurly.com to me.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
I feel your pain! I had a bad week, too.

The way I figure it these days, any time I have a hair problem, I ask myself the following questions:

1. What's the weather doing? Is it different than it has been? If so, what is it giving or taking away from my hair that I can counterbalance with product? (If it has suddenly become humid, I would use some kind of humectant-heavy product. If it has suddenly become dry, I would whip out the aloe vera gel. But that's just me -- you might find you need other solutions!)

2. Do I need protein?

3. Have I been using too much protein?

4. Am I overconditioned?

These are the only questions I know to ask. Maybe they will help you?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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If it's just been colored, then your hair may need more moisture. If the weather has changed, then you may need to try other products. Curly hair is all about dealing with changes...
2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
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((((Hugs))))

I'm feeling similarly. My hair was finally frizz free and I thought I was really onto something. I tried a new conditioner and it's been frizzy for 3 days now.

Hope yours is better soon!
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Is it possible to have a bad-hair life? This weekend...I actually tossed around the idea of straightening my hair. That's right...straightening!

Two things stopped me. First, I didn't have a straightening iron with me. Second, the evaporative cooler. Whatever I could do with a hairdryer, some round brushes and curling irons would instantly be banished by the humidity of the house.

I wish you the best of luck in finding out what's funking out the hair. Then share.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Coloring your hair can definitely change the texture and take out the moisture. I would suggest deep conditioning. It may take a few days, but it should get it back on track. She probably used a product with ammonia & peroxide & that isn't good for us curlies. Hang in there. It will get back to normal. Next time you should try a different coloring product. I'm looking into the hennas. I also have a friend, not a curly, who uses a product called Satin. Her hair is beautiful. It is so shiny & silky. I'm looking into this as well.
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Someone suggested the Mop-C could be causing build-up, so I used a sulfate shampoo this morning. *gasp*

Confession: it felt good. The lather, the squeak. I have missed you so.

Anyway, used AOHR to smooth things down. JC RLIC, CK + BRHG and *ta da!* nice, shiny, boiny hair is back. La la la la!!!
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
Someone suggested the Mop-C could be causing build-up, so I used a sulfate shampoo this morning. *gasp*

Confession: it felt good. The lather, the squeak. I have missed you so.

Anyway, used AOHR to smooth things down. JC RLIC, CK + BRHG and *ta da!* nice, shiny, boiny hair is back. La la la la!!!
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
LOL! Well, good for you. That Mop-C works for some people but I found it built up on me, too. Made me stringy, too. And so we see sulfate shampoo *does* have its uses...! Glad you are back to bouncy and happy!
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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Twitter: nopoojillipoo

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