07-20-2012, 03:47 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Sticky, frizzy temperamental curls!
Hello curly girls!
I've been reading this site for over 3 months now, soaking in (and trying to put into practice) all of the great techniques, advice, information and science out there. Now I am finally going to reach out and seek the help I so desperately need from you wonderfully knowledgeable curlies!
I started the CG method about 2 months ago. Before I started, I had been seriously damaging my hair for about 4 years with blow dryers and flat irons. Needless to say my hair is extremely damaged. Therefore I know that I need to be patient, and treat the CG method as a process, but my hair still seems to be reacting badly 2+ months in (and reacting more badly than others that are in the same position as me - my mom started it at the same time, with very similar hair, and hers looks fab).
From what I can tell my hair is 2c/3a, depending on the section of hair. It is fine, medium density, and high porosity. I have been low'pooing (once every week or two) with devacurl low poo. CO with suave naturals coconut, and RO with Aubry GPB. I use a micro fibre towel to scrunch my hair and use Devacurl light defining gel as a styling product (and occasionally also suave as a LI). Even though my hair feels lovely and soft when wet, after it dries it feels relatively sticky and dry (mostly at the top). It also dries far more curly at the roots through to about 4 inches down, and then after that it is almost wavy. Put all of this together and people have referred to my hair as looking like dreadlocks (that is not the look i'm going for!). I've questioned whether this is protein insensitivity, however from what I can tell it is not since that would mean my hair would be more extremely dry and tangled (whereas mine is relatively dry-frizzy but sticky and soft at the tips).
I should also add that I live in Toronto, where the dew point is very high in summer (right now)!
I hope I am making sense, as it is a bit hard to describe! Any help would be beyond appreciated. Currently I cannot even wear my hair down as it looks so bad, and have to wear it up everyday (which doesn't make me feel too hot when I go out for a girls night out).
Fine 2c/3a hair, medium density, high porosity, low elasticity
CG since May 2012
Low 'poo: Devacurl low-poo
CO wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
RO: Aubrey GPB
DT: coconut oil
Styler: Devacurl light defining gel
Methods: pixie diffusing until med dry sometimes