Newbie here- what the heck is this??

CG newb here! I've been curly girl-ying for almost 4 weeks now! Still trying to get the hang of everything and trying to understand it all. It's all very frustrating!

My problem at the moment is these weird coarse fly-away hairs at the very top of my head. I didn't notice them just after I started CG-ing; this is a relatively new thing I've been noticing in the past week or so. When I apply my rinse-out in the shower and I slide my hands over my head, it normally just feels smooth and slick, but recently I've been feeling bumps here and there that feel like small clumps of tangled up hair just on top of my head. And when I scrunch in my gel, there they are! I tried taking a picture of them, although they are kind of hard to see. They just stick out on top of my head like curly little fly-aways, almost like broken hairs.



The only thing I can think of is that about a week and a half ago, I had to straighten my hair for a friend's wedding (I was in the bridal party and had to get my hair styled). I sprayed a lot of Aveda Brilliant Damage Control to my hair before I dried it, but the stylist who did my hair used a lot of hair spray and a curling iron. Could this have done it? Is there anything I can do to remedy it, or just wait for my hair to grow out? Would a deep conditioner help?
Laura
2C, medium-ish texture and density, med-high porosity, pretty much clueless about everything else
CG since Sept. 2012

Water rinse/condition daily; co-wash every other day; low-poo once a week.
Current products
SM Moisture Retention Shampoo, Suave Naturals (Coconut or Ocean Breeze), Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner/Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner, KCCC, L'Oreal Everstyle Curl Defining Gel/Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee
Welcome, BellaChix! You don't mention your hair properties or the products you use so this may be a shot in the dark. The hairspray may not be coming out of your hair if you've been co-washing. You may need to clarify and start again.
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
Hi BellaChix! We're so glad you're here!
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
Welcome, BellaChix! You don't mention your hair properties or the products you use so this may be a shot in the dark. The hairspray may not be coming out of your hair if you've been co-washing. You may need to clarify and start again.
Originally Posted by mhen76
I forgot to mention that I did a sulfate wash after the wedding with Suave Naturals shampoo to get rid of all that stuff. The products I use are listed in my signature, but I'm not too sure about my hair properties since I'm still learning all this. My hair seems to be medium texture, but I have no clue about elasticity. The porosity on the ends seems to be high, but it's normal closer to the roots (I did a float test and the ends sunk but the roots floated). Other than that, I really have no idea!
Laura
2C, medium-ish texture and density, med-high porosity, pretty much clueless about everything else
CG since Sept. 2012

Water rinse/condition daily; co-wash every other day; low-poo once a week.
Current products
SM Moisture Retention Shampoo, Suave Naturals (Coconut or Ocean Breeze), Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner/Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner, KCCC, L'Oreal Everstyle Curl Defining Gel/Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee

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