My hair is losing its curl. I've had 3A-3B hair all my life. It now looks like a 2B-2C. Plus, I have some pretty nasty surface frizz. I'm 41 and the grey hair is coming in with a passion. I do color it.
This was me in December:
This is me a few weeks ago:
So.... can I bring the curls back? I have a Deva cut. I just started using the following to try and help:
Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream (new)
Jessicurl Deep Treatment -as regular conditioner and deep treatment with heat 1x per week (new)
Pantene BB Creme (new)
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (been using for over a year)
Joico Joiwhip mixed with Garnier Fructis Style Curl Scrunch Gel (new)
I switched from:
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Shampoo
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Conditioner
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque (deep treatment with heat 1x per week)
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Biosilk Rock Hard Gellee
I always put in my products while I'm in the shower and I plop using a t-shirt to dry. I don't blow dry my hair. I've only been using my new routine for about two weeks, but it's not blowing me away. So.... help?
3A/High Porosity/Medium Density
Last edited by Wicked*Rosy; 09-05-2016 at 01:30 PM.
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I'm wondering if you have buildup from the Shea Moisture products. Those can cause buildup on some people's hair. I would try clarifying with a sulfate shampoo (yes, a sulfate) to see if that helps. Sulfates aren't bad once in a blue moon to clarify; it's when they are used repeatedly that they can cause a problem.
Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonizing; Oribe Cleansing Creme RO: IN Harmonizing LI: As I Am; CJ Beauticurls Stylers: IN Straight Hair Serum; IN Volumizing Foam; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Styling Gel; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray
Normal- to low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair with a coarse section at back of head
i agree about the build up. i found jessicurl too heavy for my hair. (heavy is not rich).
also, have you done a protein treatment? that will help retain the moisture. i use and love curl junkie repair me!
3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: [I] curl junkie products leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab. sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
Cosmetology Educator with sensitivities, eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis.
Low poo: looking
COWash: Eden, cheapo condish, CJDF
Protein: CJCF or CJRM
DT: CJHBDF, CJCR, DBPC
LI: varies, usually KCKT
Stylers: KCCC, CRNCM, UFDCM, Curls gel, ecostyler Lady Karaan, High Priestess of Hayr Tretements in the Order of Curly Crusaders
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I read somewhere that after a sulfate poo products work better. As long as it's not done too often a mild sulfate poo definitely benefits my curls.
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair.... Every day is a gift