ok, I NEED help with a routine!

This is what I do.

1) Shampoo 2-3x per week with CON
2) Follow with Suave or V05 (deep condish with Lustrasilk Tea Tree whenever i remember)
3) Apply gel (LaBella, blue kind) + grease (Blue Magic Coconut) because it's a weak gel, especially when my hair is soaked - and grease helps to hold my edges better than just the gel alone.

My hair is dull. Sometimes dry, stringy looking. Extremely itchy, sore scalp!!!! I also need a better gel because my gel i have now only holds by itself when my hair is dry. i want my hair to be fresh in the morning, but i can't find any medium hold gels that actually keep the hair soft while giving enough hold on wet hair!!!! I haven't been doin anything different. I pressed my hair a couple weeks ago, but its been a while since i washed it out... so i don't get what the deal is....
I think your shampooing your hair too much...3x a week is a bit much, even though Cream of Nature is mositurizing, it's still a shampoo.

A good gel is Fantasia IC Styling gel with Sparklites =) Also you may want to try some oil so your scalp won't be so itchy.
ITA^^^. if you're using grease, it may be better to use a stronger poo b/c the ingredients in CON may not remove all its residue. i suggest an acv rinse to remove build up and alleviate the itchies. have you tried glycerine based products? they so a great job bringing moisture to the hair. maybe replace the frequent shampoos w conditioner washes to boost the moisture levels of your hair. weekly deep treatments as well. have you tried elucence? honey or olive oil?

*the press may be the reason for the stringy look. sometimes pressing gives the hair a "relaxer that needs to be touched up" look w thicker roots and straighter ends.

jazzijenni actually i had been using suave shampoo but it was a lil too strong. i usually do daily con washes, but i haven't had time this week due to the stupid daylight savings time throwing my body clock off! lol i don't really know any glycerin based products except right on curl activator! and i only use that when i want my hair really really curly. honey and oil sound nice.. maybe i'll try that. i can't afford elucence. some of the ends are loosely wavy/straight already, so i don't believe it's due to the press.. its probably the fantasia ic.

Dijah_xoxo I do have Fantasia but i have such thick hair that it makes it crunchy and stringy due to the thick texture, my zig-zaggy type curls, and the amount i have to use.
Dijah_xoxo I do have Fantasia but i have such thick hair that it makes it crunchy and stringy due to the thick texture, my zig-zaggy type curls, and the amount i have to use.
Originally Posted by babyphat21
your hair sounds like mine with the zig zags and thickness! I wouldn't use such a heavy grease...try nature's blessing. and you should mix fantasia with some oil so it won't get crunchy.
I only use the heavy grease because it lays the hair down... i didn't realize LaBella was so runny. It makes my curls look good, just not my hairline - thus the grease.

UPDATE I washed my hair this morning with CON (i never knew it had honey in it until today!), then i followed with V05 Strawberries & Cream, then i layered olive oil over that, a little dab of honey too... i combed and paddle brushed and let it sit, it was nice! I could see my waves on the top coming back too! I am tired of my hair going straight on top when I wear it back in a ponytail. I would probably have to wear my hair out more to encourage the top to go back to normal. Problem: olive oil seems to make my hair thicker/bigger.... i don't need added volume. although the effect of the olive oil was nice. Are there any good oils that don't boost volume like this??

Trending Topics

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com