First of all I have to say that I love the curly girl method and will never go back to sulfate/cone hairproducts!!! :-D
But I still have a lot of problems with my curls because they are so thin, damaged from colouring blonde very often, porous and frizzy. It is very hard to find the right routine or hairproducts for my hair. I always wash with conditioner but I found out that my hair looks better when I dont leave the conditioner in. But after this I don't know how I can style them. The more defined they are the more they just hang down and look greasy. What I would like to have is some volume! Is there any other scrunching method I can use? For me it also doesn't work if I put in gel in very wet hair because then they just lay close to my scalp and you can even see my scalp!! I would be so thankful if somebody could help me! I found out that my hair likes oil a lot. They don't get so heavy and when I leave in oil and wash only with water that some oil stays in my hair I get very nice curls.
Here are some pictures:
Thanks for you help!
Greetings from Germany
I also love the curly girl method! Have you tried diffusing your hair the pixie method way (see you tube) this adds volume to my hair especially the roots. Also I think the lighter the hair the thinner it can look. My hair is fine/medium but because it's dark it helps it to look thicker. I use oils lightly as I find they weigh my hair down and can make it look stringy. I use Curls Milkshake, this is a lightweight leave in conditioner.
My hair has thickend up since I have stopped using heat, less breakage I suppose..
Hi Mary !
You're very beautiful with your curls :love4:
I have fine hair and I want volume, just like you !
Maybe if your curls seems too thin, it's because of the crystalization of the gel when you style your hair. You can scrunch your hair when it's dry and your curls will looks more voluminous.
More infos here : How to Apply Hair Gel
To have more volume at the roots, you can try the clipping technique. I haven't tried yet because I don't have clips so I can't say if it really works. I've found this great article to explain it with some pictures : Clipping Roots for Volume | Healthy Curls
And thx princesslea for the tip about the pixie method, I'll try it !
I use a gel, scrunch upside down, let it air dry 20min to 1/2 hour to set the curls (using a couple clips) then diffuse. If I see scalp I take a comb and "lift" the inner hair upward or kind of do a zig zag motion to rough up the under layer, trying not to mess up the outer layer if that makes any sense! I have to use a a hair spray so things don't wilt. I rarely have frizz anymore bit if it is too messed up, a tad of coconut oil will define. Clay cleansers help me with volume too.
There is nothing wrong with fine hairs using a super gentle (pH 4.5 to 5.5) sulphate free and anionic surfactant free shampoo instead of conditoner only washing.
I had the same problem. Super fine almost invisible strands due to color and some heat. Last year in june i cut off my hair to one inch. I had used some henna in a very acidic mic and i had one patch at the crown that broke. I was so frustrated because it broke so short that it created a bald spot, and even though i wore it curly this spot was a problem. I decided i needed to start over. Best decision i ever made. After one hear i realized my hair was not as fine as i thought, it was extremely damaged. My hair is actually fine to medium in texture.so i recommend a do-over and just start from scratch
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