(Closed) Curly Hair Girls PLEASE HELP- Or a Hairdresser!

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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5323 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@JRL2012: I’ve started using Aveda shampoo/conditioner lately, their scalp balancing formula (I get really a really dry scalp at the change of seasons, so annoying), it’s fantastic! My hair feels way healthier and I think it’s actually curlier too. I was using Nexxus before, and the Aveda is only marginally more expensive and well worth the price to me.

 

Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have naturally curly hair that I usually straighten, but my husband loves it curly.  It was driving me nuts, because, by just letting it dry, I was getting frizz and not as many curls as I wanted when I do like to wear it curly.  I recently went to Bed Bath and Beyond and used a 20-percent-off coupon to buy a Top Styler (which I had seen on an infomercial.) You may want to try this, because I only use the clips on selected, small sections of my hair to work WITH my naturally curly hair, and I was very pleased with the results. If you don’t like it, they will allow you to return it and get your money back.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Monte Verde Inn

Ya know, I have to say that I think the pattern of our curls change over the years. My hair use to be insanely curly. It’s still curly, just not like it was. Now it’s more of a an in between curl. I just think as we get older, our hair changes a little. How do you dry your hair? If you are using a diffuser, make sure it is a good diffuser. That can make a world of difference.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Sassygrn: I asked my hairdresser about it just recently and she said it’s not that bad.  For some people it can coat your hair so that hair dye doesn’t take as well, but it’s not doing that to me.  She said I could keep using it.

Post # 21
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167 posts
Blushing bee

I had stick straight hair until 12, then one day it was curly! It was curly for 15 years and it got less and less curly and us now straight. My hairdresser can only assume hormones. Weird for sure! most days I miss my curls but my hair is super easy now.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I dye my hair with henna and that relaxes the curl.   I assume your hairdresser did a traditional dye on you though (henna is like mud and sits for four hours). 

Was there bleach or peroxide?  Was this a permanant or a semi permament?  is the hair above the roots also affected? 

You can try: 

Conditioner washing for a few days/weeks to see if it is a moisture problems.  Check out the long hair community board (google) for info.  And maybe post this question there. 

Try moisturizing heavily–with a honey or avocado mask.

You may have to be more proactive in getting your curls, e.g. act like a wavy.  Finger comb and scrunch your curls when wet with a gel.  Then do the “plop” technique where you towel your hair to enhance the curl.

Try the curly girl no poo products (DevaCurl).

if that doesn’t help, maybe there is still something on your hair

Try stripping out the color with either a harsh shampoo (like main and tail) or ask someone about a stripping process. 

Did you have any keritan treatment added?  

Color will often make your hair lay smoother because it coats the shaft.  I notice my hair seems thinner sometimes because it kicks down the frizz.  Maybe that is part of the issue? 

Also, did she razor cut you or do anything with your cut that is different? 

 

Post # 24
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - Monte Verde Inn

The Deva line is great, but the diffuser is no good. Its a weird hand thing, and in my experience didn’t work well. You should give the Deva line a shot, but steer clear of the diffuser. I think Bio Ionic makes a great diffuser…..

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@msdoe: Isn’t it that your hair changes every 7 years? I find mine has gotten far more curly the past few years and the longer it gets. Before that, it was wavy on top and dead straight underneath.

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It may have just grown out a lot…The longer curly hair gets, the straighter/wavier it is because of the extra weight pulling down on the hair.  When I had my hair short earlier this year it was very curly but now that it’s a few inches past my shoulders I would say that it’s just wavy now.

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Adorable picture, by the way. 🙂 That is strange. As a curly hair girl myself, I know that my hair texture tends to change fairly often. It depends on the humidity, products I use, the way I dry it (air dry, partial air dry, complete blow dry), etc. 

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@justelope: Ooo I’m going to try plopping…I usually do the regular turban head but this sounds interesting.

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