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Old 02-27-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
 
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Unhappy Hair is too soft

I'm about 3 weeks into co-washing. My hair never started looking worse, it was just looking better (and curlier) I loved it! However, now it is too soft to hold curls. they just fall out and get frizzy.

Does anyone have any suggestions? My hair isn't oily or greasy at all.
I use Suave, Tresseme Naturals, and Aussie Tizz no Frizz Gel.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:45 AM   #2
 
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Your hair is probably overconditioned. You probably need to cut the amount of co-washing down. If after three weeks, you still have the same problem, then you'll need to leave less conditioner in your hair as it dries. I'd just start with a low-poo, then style your hair. Once you cut down the number of times you co-wash, you should see improvement.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
 
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This happened to me when my hair got healthy. As I result, I switched to low-poo like multicultcurly suggested.

You also might have to experiment with finding products that give a little more hold to your curls and add a little more texture to the softness. I love aveda's be curly style prep which I use as a curl cream that has hold, and then I love their phomollient which is a foaming product with light hold and shine. I also started adding a texturizing cream to dry hair a few months ago and that was the product I had been missing to give my hair some added texture since it had gotten so soft.

There are lots of great CG product suggestions on this board- you might want to post under your hair type (you didn't mention it) and ask for specific product suggestions, too.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #4
 
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Ah, thank you! I'll try to get some type-suggestions later. (I'm still having a hard time figuring out what type mine is. I think I'm a mix between 2b-3b.

But thank you for the suggestions. I'll start looking into a low-poo.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:06 PM   #5
 
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Actually, curl pattern won't be of much help. It's the hair properties that are important - strand thickness, elasticity and porosity. You can find more info here:
Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

Tiffany is also a member on NC, and there are threads about hair properties if you use the Google search button on NC.
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