I feel you. I don’t wear twists due to the frizz factor after two days and my density is lower than yours. I hope a styler works out for you. Keep me posted, please.I wish. Frizz is a friend and enemy. lol Without it, you would see scalp, with it, you see frizz.
Im not in corporate america but I work 85% with management so I feel some type of way about my hair when I take off this hat.
I'm going to try to add in a styler this weekend and see if it helps me. When I let others twist my hair it comes out perfect. I just don't want to pay someone to do what I should be able to do after all this years.
@ckislandI don't know why, but my hair's breaking like it's going out of style!! I haven't used heat and I've been following all of the rules I was going to try out for January. I don't get this level of breakage at all when my hair is straight. I'm a little frustrated because I was expecting the opposite to happen. I just noticed that my ends are drier than I'm used to. I think that I'm going to wash and straighten my hair, so that I don't have to think about it on a daily basis.
@Aggie if you bun can you post a picture ?This is my regimen for tomorrow:
-Nairobi Detox Shampoo
-Nairobi Pamper Soft Detangling Shampoo
-Dominican Magic Hair Follicle Anti-Aging Treatment (protein)
-Naturelle Grow Indian Rose Clay Mask (moisturizing)
-Product Junkie's Smoothing Lotion Leave-in
-DIY Shea Butter and Nairobi Vita-Sheen Hairdress to seal
-Either bunning or big plaits under a wig for styling
OK. Yeah I have that problem too. I found that using a styling foam instead of a gel helped them have more plumpness. But I'm still playing around with it and haven't mastered that.@faithVA When I do my twists I do them on damp hair or dry hair to give the hair a little fullness. They look plumper that way. The second day the hair shrinks down some and they start to look scraggly. I pull them back under my hat at work which stretches the hair and after about a week , they are extra skinny looking. Usually on the weekends, I take the twists out and fluff until it looks fuller.
I'm sorry about the breakage. Is it perhaps super dry where you are? Do you need to deep condition more?I don't know why, but my hair's breaking like it's going out of style!! I haven't used heat and I've been following all of the rules I was going to try out for January. I don't get this level of breakage at all when my hair is straight. I'm a little frustrated because I was expecting the opposite to happen. I just noticed that my ends are drier than I'm used to. I think that I'm going to wash and straighten my hair, so that I don't have to think about it on a daily basis.
I hope so too
I'm in ATL and there was a crazy downpour just today. So, no dry air here.I'm sorry about the breakage. Is it perhaps super dry where you are? Do you need to deep condition more?
This is cute. I can’t do it though. I’m in the no additional hair but my own hair challenge. @AggieCorrection:
Curl Junkie not product Junkie. My bad
And yes I can post a pic if I decide to bun my hair. I simply put it back in one with some curly synthetic hair around the satin/elastic band similar to this but go all the way to 5:15 minutes for the final look:
I don't do all that baby hair stuff though. I'm a little too old for that and I'm not trying to look 16 years old anyway.
I never have solutions to things, but there is the Aphoghee 2 minute and then the Aphoghee 2step? Have you tried the 2 step?I hope so too
I wash, DC'd, blowdried and flatironed my hair. I lost double the amount of hair I lost the last time I washed!! Hair was everywhere (during the washing process)! My hair looks okay (doesn't look thinner), but it doesn't feel right. The ends are definitely drier than usual. Sigh. I'm not cutting my hair again, which was my first thought LOL! Next time I wash, I'll use my Aphogee 2 Min to help strengthen my hair. I'm hoping that I'll see a decrease in breakage while handling my hair this week.
Yeah, this breakage came on so suddenly!! I'm so worried about having a setback .I never have solutions to things, but there is the Aphoghee 2 minute and then the Aphoghee 2step? Have you tried the 2 step?
I'm so sorry this is happening. Breakage literally makes me cry like a pet died. It will reverse somehow.... by the way, what do you dc with? What is your heat protectant?
Give it time. Dont stress and think back to what you might have did that you havent been. Maybe pin it up for awhile @ckislandMy hair is a mess. It only took 10 days for my hair to go from nice to falling apart. If I had any "new growth" I'm probably chop it off and start over
@ckisland, I think this is a good idea. Sometimes we have done something that seemed so minor. Just baby it as much as possible. I know you are frustrated but maybe something will come to you.
Which Shea moisture gel? The hibiscus one I use under hard holding products. It acts like a curl activator gel to me. It’s not a true gel @faithVAI'm doing some type of rinse, cowash, shampoo every 3 days. Today shampooed, conditioned, gelled and twisted. I tried the Sheam Moisture gel. I can't figure it out. I've used it twice. I tossed it tonight.
I'm tossing stuff that doesn't work in the first 2 tries. I'm clearing out my stash to make room for things I really like.
Just put my hair up in my regular flat twists. I thought about doing 2 strands but got lazy.