08-27-2010, 05:54 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
I hear you. I didn't realize that my hair had started thinning until I found this site and learned how to treat it better. I got nice clumps and curl definition, but lost volume and suddenly there was my scalp showing through everywhere.
So I abandoned all those great techniques. I tried combing my hair at the end of my shower to actually break up the clumps. Then I would scrunch in a little bit of a curl enhancer. Next I would put it in a pseudo-turban/plop for about 5 minutes. Lastly, I put in a gel.
For the first week, that worked great. I didn't have great curl definition, but I had much better volume and no more stringy curls. And then it stopped working. I've been a frizz ball for two weeks. Even with SS CEJ/FHG which hadn't given me frizz before.
I still think the combing and gently applying the curl enhancer are the right trick; I just have to figure out how to get it work again.
Or maybe it is my protein/moisture balance that's off. I have no clue. I don't know how to tell if my hair needs moisture or protein. I'm just waiting until my hair is long enough to put it up when it's a bad hair day.
If you don't want to spend a fortune, and haven't tried them already, I'd recommend getting samples from KathyM. I've tried about a dozen different things, and like the SS stuff best.
Hair:3A, fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity. Low density.
Shampoo: CJ Daily Fix, Hello Hydration
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner
LI/Styler: Marie Dean 3-in-1, MD Lemon Yogurt Hair Smoothie, CIAB
Treatments: SS RPT and SS DD