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ssa79 12-07-2012 11:41 PM

Brand new curly girl + heat damage = help!

Sandi 12-08-2012 12:32 PM

You'll probably need to find out what kind of frizz you have. (Yes, there are types.)

I can't really tell from your description whether your hair needs moisture or is over-conditioned, or even if it needs different styling (products or technique).

Regardless, hair tends to get worse before better on CG. It takes a while for your natural oils to kick in---for most, it's not a one or two day or even week thing.

And another note: If you've suffered severe heat damage, especially on the ends, the hair may be what you would consider beyond repair. In other words, you're going to need to cut/trim off the heat damage as many have cut/trimmed off their relaxed ends. Same concept. Keep the healthy, natural hair, and get rid of the dead that's weighing it down.

Heat damaged ends... well... they're always going to be kind of frizzy, or at the very least, unhealthy. And probably brittle, wiry... If you don't want to cut it off, you may be able to salvage them (at least for a little while) with a strong DT and protective styling.

mhen76 12-08-2012 03:35 PM

It can take a while to get used to being silicone free. Finding the right products isn't easy. My hair gets the kind of frizz you describe if I've got build-up. Have you done a sulfate wash to make sure there are no silicones lurking in your hair? I love the SheaMoisture line of products. I just need to be careful not to over do them. They are pretty rich and too much can get me overconditioned and weighed down.

ssa79 12-08-2012 08:15 PM

Feeling better

Sandi 12-09-2012 12:28 AM

The pic you posted looks good, especially if that's only a little while after beginning CG. :)

ssa79 12-09-2012 04:10 PM


Gretchen 12-10-2012 03:05 PM

Welcome, ssa79!

Your hair is looking great!

Aqua_Lily 12-10-2012 08:58 PM

Welcome! :)

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