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  • Hair Texture rapidly Changing!

    First off, yall are awesome! Ill try to be succinct.

    Been natural all my life
    I thought I "mastered" my regimen, but things are changing. I often grow out a big fro, then BC. I love changing the look. I am of mixed Asian, Black and White (Jamaican) heritage, and have always had slightly different textures in my hair.
    Hair Type: VERY Thick, medium curls.

    Regimen: Co-wash (ORS Deep Conditioner + VO5 moistureworks) twice a week, Sulfate-free shampoo once a week (Keri Minerals)

    Order of application: ORS Olive Oil Hair Lotion, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Taliah Waajid Style and Shine, Taliah Wajid Loc'd Gel.

    For years I never wrapped my hair, just wet in the morning and reapply, but for a week now I have started using Shea Moisture Reconstruction Elixir (combo of oils) and wearing a showercap and scarf.

    Problem: BC'd last July. Trimmed and cut 4 times since then. Stopped cutting in the Spring. Summer humidity in MD usually encourages my hair to grow. Not this time!
    My middle, which is usually a LITTLE straighter then the rest, has turned WIREY. There is very little curl, and its mostly knotted and dry. I finger detangle, and my hair has NEVER been like this. My back and front are staying strong and healthy, but what was once a small straight "Chiney" patch is now spreading to the sides. I can get it soft, but not necessarily moisturized. It feels as if I've slapped grease on it at best.

    If my hair is losing curl naturally because I am getting older (I am turning 21, but my body is very mature), that is fine. But the dryness is unacceptable.

    Side note:Two weeks ago I tried a twist-out. Went horrible. The bigger curl definition was lost in a matter of minutes. My afro was simply stretched, and all moisture was lost in an hour. I did it a second time, made sure the tight bantu knots had dried, and it happened again. I can do, and always have done, afros. lol

    I have no close-ups, sadly. These were pulled from facebook.








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  • #2
    Your fro looks full and soft.

    Have you tried co washing and then just clarifying once in a while to prevent product build up?

    Also, do you use water to spritz? I usually use a mix of water, aloe vera juice, and oils. It helps with dryness.
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    • #3
      It usually is soft and fluffy! Not much definition after 3 inches, but it feels great.

      I wet my hair when I go into the shower, but dont always wash it.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by RaiseandRaze View Post
        It usually is soft and fluffy! Not much definition after 3 inches, but it feels great.

        I wet my hair when I go into the shower, but dont always wash it.
        That's good. Like I said, I would try making a spritz. You can use water, aloe vera gel or aloe vera juice, your choice of oils, and even a little leave-in conditioner. Shake it up and go. I usually spritz in the am and pm when I get home from work.

        No two heads are the same but most naturals love the spritz mix OR you can buy one that is already made. One that I love is Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier. It's thick, so I take some out and mix it with water. I used it for years and then, one day I decided to make my own. My teenage son used it one day and said he like my homemade spritz better.
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