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Old 04-20-2009, 06:42 AM   #1
 
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Hi, i'm new here, but thought I'd ask if anyone else had experienced what I have.

For many years I had hair past my bra strap. It was a 2c, in my opinion very nice. I never struggled with frizz, tho combing it out was always a pain. I decided this past October to cut it off just below my ears.

I loved it! It was so much easier to deal with, or so i thought. However, a few months later and I am now struggling with this frizzy halo helmet. I'm experimenting, hopefully I'll find a solution, but in the meantime I was wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and what they did to combat it?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
 
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What's your current routine? Do you diffuse or air dry? It might be a product you're using that's causing the problem.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:01 AM   #3
 
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Hi. I am new to the routine, about a week. i co wash with suave tangerine and wash out with gvp conditioning balm. I follow up with bioterra gel and curling creme. I scrunch with a t-shirt and I let it air dry. My hair damages fast so I can't use heat of any kind, including hair dryers. So far I've done one acv rinse and one dt with a cholesterol treatment, neither seemed to help. I'm not expecting instant results, just wondering if others have experienced this.

I found this site googling for de-frizz techniques. I find the quality of my curls, and the shine are really nice, just the darn frizz that I'm still struggling with both before and after starting no-poo.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:10 AM   #4
 
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Hi. I am new to the routine, about a week. i co wash with suave tangerine and wash out with gvp conditioning balm. I follow up with bioterra gel and curling creme. I scrunch with a t-shirt and I let it air dry. My hair damages fast so I can't use heat of any kind, including hair dryers. So far I've done one acv rinse and one dt with a cholesterol treatment, neither seemed to help. I'm not expecting instant results, just wondering if others have experienced this.

I found this site googling for de-frizz techniques. I find the quality of my curls, and the shine are really nice, just the darn frizz that I'm still struggling with both before and after starting no-poo.
For me, personally, my hair was not a fan of the bioterra curling creme. I tended to end up rather poofy after using it. Has the weather been pretty dry in your area? Because I'm pretty sure both of the bioterra products have a good bit of glycerin in them, and in low dew point weather that could be causing your hair to get frizzy. Also, did you you do a clarifying shampoo before starting the CG routine? If your hair had any left over 'cones in it, that could also be a possible source for frizziness.

My hair was a bit fuzzy starting out CG too, its just gotta get used to not being stripped constantly.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:30 AM   #5
 
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I think my hair was worse before starting cg, but its still there. I live in Florida, it is pretty humid here most days. I feel like I use a lot of conditioner as it is but maybe I need to just leave more in. My hair is really course and thick.

Before starting no-poo I used Selsun Blue Naturals dandruff shampoo... so ya pretty good final sulfate wash.

I also think I need another hair cut. I did have a trim not too long ago, but I think if i go ahead and cut it shorter like I want to it might help.

Thank you very much for your input .
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For me, personally, my hair was not a fan of the bioterra curling creme. I tended to end up rather poofy after using it. Has the weather been pretty dry in your area? Because I'm pretty sure both of the bioterra products have a good bit of glycerin in them, and in low dew point weather that could be causing your hair to get frizzy. Also, did you you do a clarifying shampoo before starting the CG routine? If your hair had any left over 'cones in it, that could also be a possible source for frizziness.

My hair was a bit fuzzy starting out CG too, its just gotta get used to not being stripped constantly.
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