Hopeless Hair

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Hey guys.
This is my very first post. I've searched around here for a little while but never said anything.

Anyway, I got my first Deva cut last week and was amazed at how my curls looked when I left. I think I told her 3 times that I had no idea my curls looked like that lol Still a little frizzy as my usual hair always is but 10 times better.

Anyway, after my cut I was a little frustrated the next day because it felt a little greasy and I was trying for second day hair and it just came out a little frizzy. But I went with it.

So yesterday I finally tried washing it by myself. I used all the products she gave me and styling it how she told me and doing everything as I was told.

But then it came out like this. I was so frustrated I started crying. Not the first time I've cried over my hair (I'm sure not an uncommon sentiment)

Anyway, I'm just curious if by looking at these pictures I can get any opinions on what might be going on. Is it something I did? Is my hair just not to be helped?

I'm so frustrated at this point I want to just cut it all off. I feel like being in my mid-20s I should be able to do my hair, but alas I'm still trying to figure it out.

Also, if this is any help, this is what my hair looked like before the cut and style with my Deva stylist. Drastic difference IMO.

Thanks for any help!

Also, people keep telling me my hair looks thinner after my cut, is that normal? She didn't take that much off, just a little off some ends.

Edited to add:
This is my hair today (I haven't done it so forgive me lol). So it seems to have calmed down a little but still frizzy. I'm so confused

Last edited by CurlyUT; 09-30-2012 at 07:38 PM.
I would also like to add that I'm kind of confused about my hair type right now. As you can see by the last picture vs. the first, my hair looks totally different. Not sure which is my “real” hair. The before picture is using some Treseme mouse and their curly hair shampoo and conditioner. The after picture with the bigger curls is using Deva products, I believe she used a combination of the cream, mousse and gel. Because apparently my hair needs a lot of attention lol
Hey CurlyUT - take it easy The good news is that you see that your hair can look great - you just need to figure out how to do that.

Your experience is very common. It happened to me also. You need to begin reading here and taking it one step at a time. There's an enormous amount of information and you will probably be overwhelmed at first, but we are here to help!

One way to start is to keep a little journal. Begin by using a mild shampoo and some conditioner and gel, scrunch it in, diffuse and see if you like the result. Next time you shampoo, try using mousse instead. Keep a record so you'll know what works well for you.

One of the methods you may want to try is known as cg or curly girl. You can read up on that here and you may want to experiment with that. Some people love it, others don't.

If you get extremely frustrated, maybe you could go back to the place where you had the Deva cut and just have them style your hair while you watch, but I know that is expensive.

Take heart - you will get better and better results if you keep trying. Good luck and I will watch for your posts!
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Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
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it could be the deva products. as many of us here, i started on deva and loved the products. then in 2009 they changed the formulas drastically -- my poor hair hated it! really bad hair with the new formulas.
i tried several product lines, using both drugstore and online products. for the most part, my hair loves the curl junkie line.
so, it could be the products, not the cut. if you have other cg products on hand, try using them instead. may take a few days for your hair to get better.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: [I] curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm still super frustrated today.

I think the most frustrating part is that I don't have the money to keep trying new products that I wish I could.

Anyway, I had a question. So I was in the shower this morning and I noticed that each curl had little hairs sticking out of it. Almost like the frizz was trying to start while soaking wet. I'm not sure what would cause this. Is this a moisture issue? Or is my hair damaged causing the frizz?

Sorry for all the questions, but I seriously reached a point this morning where I wanted to just shave it all off haha

I haven't had frizz like this with my other products, so something in the Deva products is causing this. I'm not sure if it's the product or the new method I was told to wash and style my hair with.
It could be a little bit of a lot of different things. Switching from regular hair products and techniques to the Deva stuff (or any pure CG routine) can cause a few weeks of strange hair- the dreaded adjustment period. Many people also notice that their hair takes a week or two to get back to normal after haircuts. So doing both at the same time could be making your hair freak out a little, but it would just be temporary. I also know from experience that the techniques take a bit of time to really do well. My version of scrunching now is way different than my version of scrunching a year ago.

One thing to note is that you might want to do a clarifying wash with a silicone-free sulfate shampoo (Suave Naturals or Daily Clarifying are great cheap options). The Deva cleansers do have coco betaine, but I saw on their FB page (I think it was a post by Devachan) that even with use of their No-Poo it could take time to fully remove silicone buildup. One good sulfate wash would take care of this issue for you.

Aside from that, learning your hair properties will be a great help in finding the right products, whether they are Deva or not. I stopped using most of my Deva products when I found this site because so many people complained about them, but once I understood my hair and what I needed, I did start using some of them again. No-Poo and One C are part of my regular rotation and I can't wait to try the Ultra Defining Gel.

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CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Thank you all

I guess part of the problem is that I'm having a hard time finding my hair type. I guess I'll keep looking around and see if I can figure it out. As you can see by the pictures, it almost looks like 3 different people's hair haha

I appreciate the responses, you guys have been great. I'm sure I'll figure it out, just frustrated (as I'm sure we all have been at one point or another)
Almost 2 weeks later and still feeling really hopeless. If anything I feel like it's getting worse. I've tried a combination of products and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It was never frizzy like this until I started doing cg.

I think I'm ready to just be bald haha

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