CurlTalk

CurlTalk (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/)
-   Parents of curlies (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/parents-curlies/)
-   -   At wit's end with dry, snarly tangles (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/parents-curlies/152768-wits-end-dry-snarly-tangles.html)

aussieginnie 12-09-2012 05:55 PM

At wit's end with dry, snarly tangles
 
I am a botticelli curly, and so is my 6 year old daughter.

I am about to go off the deep end in frustration. Her hair (mid back length) is perpetually dry, snarly and a nightmare to comb, even with a ton of conditioner. I have tried CG methods (using Suave), Devacurl, and even tried Suave shampoo. The result is the same. Her hair won't wet properly, it's a nightmare to get knots out of, it flash dries, and the second I rinse the conditioner out, it's back to the prewash state.

My hair is having the same issue...

I am wondering if it could be high mineral content - our tubs have iron stains from faucet drips, and we get a lot of scale buildup on stuff. How do I deal with this? A household water softener is not an option - we are renting.

Help!

poemaXX 12-09-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aussieginnie (Post 2083313)
I am a botticelli curly, and so is my 6 year old daughter.

I am about to go off the deep end in frustration. Her hair (mid back length) is perpetually dry, snarly and a nightmare to comb, even with a ton of conditioner. I have tried CG methods (using Suave), Devacurl, and even tried Suave shampoo. The result is the same. Her hair won't wet properly, it's a nightmare to get knots out of, it flash dries, and the second I rinse the conditioner out, it's back to the prewash state.

My hair is having the same issue...

I am wondering if it could be high mineral content - our tubs have iron stains from faucet drips, and we get a lot of scale buildup on stuff. How do I deal with this? A household water softener is not an option - we are renting.

Help!

Hard water could be a potential issue – but have you considered your hair might be protein sensitive? Those issues sound very similar – do a search on the boards for more info re: protein sensitivity and how to find products that work. HTH!

Ml001 12-09-2012 06:49 PM

+1 protein. I would start there.

Hard water can cause problems as well but that usually results in a waxy feel, I think.

hairy situation 12-10-2012 05:30 AM

Could it also be build up?
 
Of product, oils, etc on hair. That can cause similar problems.

rainboe 12-16-2012 10:55 AM

Also, suave conditioners aren't super moisturizing, so maybe her hair needs a heavier conditioner and leave in conditioner.

CurlyCutie1394 12-16-2012 01:42 PM

If your water leaves stains that could be why. I know when I tried to wash my hair in New York it was all bad because I live in Memphis and we have soft water so my hair freaked and spent the rest of the trip in a bun.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com