Hair is getting longer!!! Need help!

I haven't written on here in a while cause my hair has been looking great. But now it's getting longer and harder to keep frizz free. I don't want to cut it because I like it long so I think I need to use different products or something. Right now I have been conditioning with herbal essences' tousle me softly in the shower. Then when I come out of the shower I scrunch it with a towel and apply garnier fructis leave in conditioning cream for frizzy and dry or damaged hair, then I put in Frizz Ease straight fixation smoothing creme and top it off with Rusk anti frizz serum. I usually air dry. I'll attach a pic just to show you guys how my hair looks, when it was still looking good haha Let me know which products you think I should add or exchange in my routine! By the way my hair cut is long layers that are growing out, the shortest layer is at my chin when wet. Thanks!
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Last edited by sexyNcurly; 02-23-2010 at 04:36 PM. Reason: change text
are you shampooing? If not, you might have some buildup from some of your products. Also, a regular terrycloth towel can catch on your hair strands and contribute to frizz... you might ant to look into a microfiber towel. You can often find them at TJ Maxx/Marshalls for around 7$!
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- MOP C Hydrating 'poo
- LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
- treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
- plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots

Last edited by Lucky Charm; 02-23-2010 at 08:14 PM.
yea I usually shampoo (with herbal essences tousle me softly shampoo) about once a week. I'll have to look into that microfiber towel thing, never tried it. Thanks!
Wow, thats a lot of silicones, coating, and conditioners.

If that were my hair it would be frizzy, dry, and unmanageable.

When you coat your hair that much, your individual strands are being suffocated, so they start to reach up, off of your head in search of moisture, and thats when you get frizz.
really? I never had a problem with them. If I use stuff without cones my hair gets way frizzy. Got any recommendations on products to supplement with?
You're hair will seem frizzier at first.

I find the more product I use, the more it damages my hair.

Although I generally dislike John Frieda products, I love the Root Awakening line.

I use Pantene Moisture Renewal, but I don't use the conditioner because there are too many silicones. In fact, I don't use conditioner at all, but my hair is pretty short right now.

Garnier Fructis products make my hair very frizzy.

I also personally have bad luck with anything part of a 'curly line'.
I have long hair that looks a lot like yours, and I've found that just gently combing it with a wide-toothed comb when it's full of conditioner and then forming clumps when it's wet really cuts down on frizz.
Have you considered trying the Curly Girl method?
Frizz is typically caused by a lack of moisture. Curly hair is naturally dry and using detergent based shampoos only dries it out more. Silicone and wax based products only contribute to your hair drying out because they require detergents to remove them from your hair.

Eliminating detergent shampoos and using a silicone free conditioner is the first step in getting your hair healthier.
The healthier your hair, the better curl pattern, the less frizz you'll have.

Transitioning to the CG method takes time. It took me about a month to figure out how to deal with my hair. Now, I rarely have any frizz because my hair is in such good conditioner.

The CG method doesn't have to be expensive either. There are some great drugstore products available. You just have to know where to look. If you are near a Sally's Beauty Supply, you have an even larger selection.


This blog explains it all.
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Have you considered trying the Curly Girl method?
Frizz is typically caused by a lack of moisture. Curly hair is naturally dry and using detergent based shampoos only dries it out more. Silicone and wax based products only contribute to your hair drying out because they require detergents to remove them from your hair.

Eliminating detergent shampoos and using a silicone free conditioner is the first step in getting your hair healthier.
The healthier your hair, the better curl pattern, the less frizz you'll have.

Transitioning to the CG method takes time. It took me about a month to figure out how to deal with my hair. Now, I rarely have any frizz because my hair is in such good conditioner.

The CG method doesn't have to be expensive either. There are some great drugstore products available. You just have to know where to look. If you are near a Sally's Beauty Supply, you have an even larger selection.


This blog explains it all.
http://dormroomcurly.blogspot.com/20...ons-table.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Cu...for-Curly-Hair

Struttswife aka Tiffany has written an amazing e-book. You can buy it at her website.
www.livecurlylivefree.com
Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon
Seconding this.

However, if you say your hair is getting longer as well, then that could cause problems. I always know I need a cut when my layers start acting up and cause frizz. A good cut won't cut out frizz (not remotely), but I have found that layers growing out in wonky ways can cause problems.
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CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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is that blog true? Cause my hair has actually been looking good again! But it said that silicones can make your hair fall out? Is that true? Because I've been using frizz ease products and other silicones for about 10 years and my hair seems fine but now Im nervous. Here is a pic I just took yesterday.
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Silicones themselves will not make your hair fall out provided you remove them periodically (eg use shampoo). I assume you are referring to to the Live Curly Live Free site - and when she speaks of silicones causing problems, it's due to buildup when they are not removed - and only once there is MASSIVE buildup. This is why, if you use conditioner only and no shampoo, you need to make sure you eliminate silicones (so they don't build up and cause problems).

So it's true - technically - but don't worry about it if you're shampooing. Silicones can mask your hair's problems (moisture levels, frizz, etc), but there's nothing really wrong with them in a very technical sense.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

American literature PhD student in the UK...
yea I usually shampoo once a week to remove the buildup. Thanks, I was getting nervous! I mean they seem to be working for me and the a lot of the other products I can't afford to buy all the time.
yea I usually shampoo once a week to remove the buildup. Thanks, I was getting nervous! I mean they seem to be working for me and the a lot of the other products I can't afford to buy all the time.
Originally Posted by sexyNcurly
Not all curlies need to stop using silicones or sulphates. However, cheaper product tend to contain lots of non water soluble cones and constant use of sulphates can dry out the hair. Do you think your layers are growing out and you need to have your hair reshaped as it continues to grow?
3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
I haven't written on here in a while cause my hair has been looking great. But now it's getting longer and harder to keep frizz free. I don't want to cut it because I like it long so I think I need to use different products or something. Right now I have been conditioning with herbal essences' tousle me softly in the shower. Then when I come out of the shower I scrunch it with a towel and apply garnier fructis leave in conditioning cream for frizzy and dry or damaged hair, then I put in Frizz Ease straight fixation smoothing creme and top it off with Rusk anti frizz serum. I usually air dry. I'll attach a pic just to show you guys how my hair looks, when it was still looking good haha Let me know which products you think I should add or exchange in my routine! By the way my hair cut is long layers that are growing out, the shortest layer is at my chin when wet. Thanks!
Originally Posted by sexyNcurly
I used to have really long hair for years. Anywhere from waist to thighs. Cut it to just above my shoulders last weekend. The only issue for me with having long curls is how hard it is to make them look good when worn down every single day. Because I really need to wet and reapply products daily if I want to wear it down and curly. Length doesn't give you frizz. I'd look to your products. You likely have build-up because those sound really 'coney from here. Personally, Frizz Ease gives me immediate build-up and I just can't use it at all.
3a/b, fine, lots of it
I bought DevaCurl No Poo and used it today, and it smells horrible!!! It's so powdery smelling. but my hair is still wet so I don't know how it'll look but I don't think I want to use it again based on the smell. Anyone else try this?
I'm not confident that the NoPoo is going to remove the silicones in the products you mentioned using. If so, you're going to get build up (on top of what you may or may not have), and that will make it much worse.

The thing about going CG is that silicones have to go if the sulfates do (in a general sense, there are ways to modify this), not the other way around.
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Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)

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