Canopy I understand that this is the part that tends to give a lot of us Curlies problems. It tends to get frizzy and dry because it is the part that is exposed to the elements the most..right? Do Straighties not have this problem I mean their hair is all uniform. I remember when I went to a cheap place to get my hair cut..I think it was SuperCuts, way before I got out of Curly-Denial. I straightened all the time but I used to always tell the hairdresser that she needed to check this one part of my hair because it was really dry and frizzy, it didn't feel like the rest and I thought it was just full of split ends. The same part I now know as the canopy. It was always dryer than the rest, even when straight. Anyway...she always looked at me like I was nuts...she said there was nothing wrong with that part and she didn't know what I was talking about. If I pulled that part up in a pony tail, the rest of my hair seemed so silky, that's still kind of true, that's where most of my damage is...except for the ends.

Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
"Straighties" are less likely to have that problem (unless they color) because of the very nature of their hair. The cuticle in a naturally straight hair is able to lie flat and tight whereas in a curly, because of the natural "twists & turns" it rarely does (and straightening it thermally won't change that). The reason a silicone serum is used after straightening is so that it will smooth down the cuticle and help keep it closed - which also adds shine by improving light reflection.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

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