Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

  1. #1
    Member Gwendolene's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    55
    Length
    ??/29"/36"
    Type
    1c/F/ii/iii

    Unhappy Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    I recently moved from some where very humid, to very dry and now my hair has gone from 1cFii/iii to actual curls. I was expecting the opposite, but I think, perhaps the humidity was weighing down the curls before??

    Anyway, the top layer of my hair is one giant mat. The more I touch it the more it tangles, and I have no idea what to do! If I have to cut it all off, just to get rid of the mats, I am going to be so sad.

    Finger brushing has never worked for me because my hair is so thick and suddenly brushing is the worst thing ever!

    Lady Gwendolene of the Misty Glade in the Order of the Long-Haired Knights

  2. #2
    Member Mairéad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Age
    24
    Posts
    1,244
    Length
    Bob/Bob/???
    Type
    1c/M/ii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    Hmm, I'm no expert but the problem would be the tangles right? Have you tried a really bad*** detangler at all? You may want to get something nice and cone-y and hope that makes some of those tangles come undone. If you're living in a dry area now there's no doubt you'll need moisture treatments and to make only controlled use of humetants.

    I hope someone else comes along to help as I've never really suffered bad tangles. I'm just pitching some ideas.
    Well, that's one year down since pixie. I have been knighted as 'turbo grower.'

  3. #3
    brainfoggy Arctic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Finland
    Age
    37
    Posts
    2,205
    Length
    Pixie/neck/happy
    Type
    2a/M/C/ii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    I'm thinking it might water related. Maybe your water at the new place has lot of minerals?

    Always behave like a duck --
    keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

  4. #4
    Member GuinevereMay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Riding the Eastern Wind on my broomstick
    Age
    32
    Posts
    630
    Length
    SL/40"/??
    Type
    1b/F/M/iii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic View Post
    I'm thinking it might water related. Maybe your water at the new place has lot of minerals?
    That was my thought, too. When I visited London, my hair was a tangled mess and I couldn't even get a comb through it, no matter how much conditioner I used. I went back home (to Hawaii, at the time,) and my hair went back to normal.

    In fact, my avatar picture is braided tangles, believe it or not. I couldn't get a comb through my hair that morning.

  5. #5
    Member Gwendolene's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    55
    Length
    ??/29"/36"
    Type
    1c/F/ii/iii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic View Post
    I'm thinking it might water related. Maybe your water at the new place has lot of minerals?

    Yes! All the coffee pots get calcified in no time... Does that change hair texture?

    Lady Gwendolene of the Misty Glade in the Order of the Long-Haired Knights

  6. #6
    Member Gwendolene's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    55
    Length
    ??/29"/36"
    Type
    1c/F/ii/iii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuinevereMay View Post
    I went back home (to Hawaii, at the time,) and my hair went back to normal.
    My hair was amazing when I lived in Hawaii. It's never looked so gorgeous.

    Lady Gwendolene of the Misty Glade in the Order of the Long-Haired Knights

  7. #7
    Member GuinevereMay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Riding the Eastern Wind on my broomstick
    Age
    32
    Posts
    630
    Length
    SL/40"/??
    Type
    1b/F/M/iii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    I live on the East Coast now and I haven't noticed a change in my hair's texture or anything, thank heavens. The water in London was incredibly hard. I saw another LH on the Tube and wondered what she did to keep her hair from matting up (she was local to London.)

  8. #8
    The Post-It-Note Girl Amber_Maiden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The magical Forest In David Bowie's Tights
    Posts
    7,201
    Length
    Waist/Hip/BCL
    Type
    2b/M/iii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    have you tried a tangle teezer? I can't think f anything else to get rid of the tangles...

    Lady Amber, High Priestess of Viva Naturalis, in the order of The Long Haired Knights.

  9. #9
    Member Mina17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    New England
    Age
    43
    Posts
    637
    Length
    16/23/26
    Type
    2a/F/M/ii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    If it might be the water how about trying an ACV rinse?

  10. #10
    Hiding in plain sight spidermom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Between the Cascades and Puget Sound
    Age
    60
    Posts
    30,002
    Length
    neck/hip/legs
    Type
    2a/F/M/iii

    Default Re: Texture Change: Curly!! What do I do?!?

    You could rinse with a dash of vinegar in distilled water to cut the minerals.

    I find it useful to comb conditioner through in the shower. Perhaps you could do that before your final rinse.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •