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curlygirlamy 11-28-2012 09:16 PM

Losing wave and more frizz :(
Hi everyone! So I'm 2a/2b, highly porous, high density, and fine/medium texture. I'm currently using a prescription poo for eczema on my scalp (I can usually only go two days without using it until I start having buildup :( ), SNTC as my cowash, Organix Coconut as my rinse out, and GFSS or Shea Moisture Curl Milk as my leave-in. Then I usually use (CG friendly) Pantene mousse & HETT. I've been mod CG for about a month - since mid-october. So far its been great - my hair has been much shinier and softer, but lately my waves have been getting looser and looser yet my frizz hasn't subsided much at all. :( I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong! Any ideas?

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jakrussel3 11-28-2012 09:58 PM

Could be a couple of things... 1) Your hair might be over conditioned, in which case a quick protein treatment might help out. 2) Not sure where you are located, but in weather with low dew points (usually less than 35 degree dewpoint), you might try using some products with antihumectants and avoid glycerin. I'm currently using Regis Olive Oil leave in (olive oil is an antihumectant) to seal my hair before applying my styling products. That helped cut down the frizz i started experiencing when the weather changed over. 3) you might be due for a trim. Whenever my hair starts going limp and silly, I clarify once with a sulfate shampoo to make sure it isn't buildup. If that doesn't work, I go in for a trim and that works like a charm. For me, it's about every 10-11 weeks.

tambalina 11-28-2012 09:59 PM

I just went through that! I thought I needed extra moisture because of the drier winter air, but it turns out I was over-conditioned. (Hair felt fluffier than normal and had a strange texture to it that I thought was dryness. Think cotton candy.)

I did a protein-treatment and my waves perked up! I used Neutral Protein Filler (from Sally's) in a 2 to 1 dilution with distilled water in a spray bottle. I used all 3 oz. and my hair was curling up before my own eyes. Very strange to see. Now I know to lay off the heavy conditioners. HTH!!

curlygirlamy 11-29-2012 03:14 PM

Thank you for replying! :) I'll try to do a protein treatment over the weekend and hopefully that will help! If that doesn't help, maybe I'll try getting a trim, haven't had one since the end of summer. :)

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