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copperlites
June 20th, 2016, 04:16 PM
Here is my hair washed and conditioned and air dried with no product. Excuse my PJs. :rolleyes:http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r639/mandy_hall1/IMG_4002_zpsgsytqxkg.jpg (http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/mandy_hall1/media/IMG_4002_zpsgsytqxkg.jpg.html)
Since joining LHC i have reduced from washing every other day to washing every 3 to 4 days but I don't think my scalp likes it. I have shed a lot in the last 12 months, losing about inch in circumference. The dermatologist told me yesterday that I need to wash every day for the next week and then go to every other day and see if it settles my dermatitis / psoriasis. Washing so frequently seems to go against everything I have learnt here and I don't think this is going to help my dry, fragile ends at all.

I just had a 1 inch trim last week. I am not a fan of the ends, which look much thicker if blowdried, but I am trying to embrace my texture and am trying the squish to condos method for the week of daily washing and see if that improves the curl at all.

lapushka
June 20th, 2016, 04:18 PM
I would say that's 2b.

Also, try looking into scalp washing only. It might save your ends! Not that frequent washing is damaging in any way, shape, or forum. Just the added manipulation you gotta be careful with.

copperlites
June 20th, 2016, 04:22 PM
I would say that's 2b.

Also, try looking into scalp washing only. It might save your ends! Not that frequent washing is damaging in any way, shape, or forum. Just the added manipulation you gotta be careful with.
Thanks Lapushka, 2b is what I had thought. It seems to lose the wave so easily though and just became poofy frizz.
I did see the scalp only info a while back and will see if I can find it again.

meteor
June 20th, 2016, 04:42 PM
I think it's 2b, too. :) And I definitely second Scalp-Only washes. They've been such a time-saver for me and they really help reduce daily wear & tear on hair a lot.
There are a few threads and techniques worth checking out, IMHO, since there are so many ways to do it and a lot depends on how one likes to wash scalp (over sink or in the shower, with a braid or bun, full or partial, etc) and how the shower is set up, how comfortable one is with holding a braid up with one hand, for example, etc...

First successful scalp-only wash - http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=119848
Scalp-only washing! - http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=137528
PonyDry, scalp washing tool - http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=136047
Technique for scalp-only washing? - http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=49219

copperlites
June 20th, 2016, 04:45 PM
ohhh thank you for the links Meteor. :happy dance: I will check the out after work today...

spidermom
June 20th, 2016, 04:48 PM
You can also put oil on the ends before washing, just don't go crazy trying to scrub it off. I find that putting conditioner over oil and letting it marinate awhile (5-10 minutes) removes most of the oil and leaves the ends soft and silky.

Sofialu
June 20th, 2016, 04:52 PM
I think I may have typed my hair wrong, if this is what 2b is. Can anyone type my hair please?

Sofialu
June 20th, 2016, 04:55 PM
Here is my hair washed and conditioned and air dried with no product. Excuse my PJs. :rolleyes:http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r639/mandy_hall1/IMG_4002_zpsgsytqxkg.jpg (http://s1175.photobucket.com/user/mandy_hall1/media/IMG_4002_zpsgsytqxkg.jpg.html)
Since joining LHC i have reduced from washing every other day to washing every 3 to 4 days but I don't think my scalp likes it. I have shed a lot in the last 12 months, losing about inch in circumference. The dermatologist told me yesterday that I need to wash every day for the next week and then go to every other day and see if it settles my dermatitis / psoriasis. Washing so frequently seems to go against everything I have learnt here and I don't think this is going to help my dry, fragile ends at all.

I just had a 1 inch trim last week. I am not a fan of the ends, which look much thicker if blowdried, but I am trying to embrace my texture and am trying the squish to condos method for the week of daily washing and see if that improves the curl at all.

Lovely waves, I thought my hair was 2b but my waves don't sit neatly like yours so now I'm not sure..

lapushka
June 20th, 2016, 05:01 PM
I think I may have typed my hair wrong, if this is what 2b is. Can anyone type my hair please?

If your avatar is your natural texture (not straightened), then I'd say 1a.

Sofialu
June 20th, 2016, 05:11 PM
If your avatar is your natural texture (not straightened), then I'd say 1a.

No it is straightened. These pics are my hair on day two after being brushed. I have a few more in my album if it helps. I should add that the two front pieces of my hair are straighter but perhaps that is because I put them behind my ears and fiddle with them more? My hair never waves the same from one day to the next.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23610&d=1466463873

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23608&d=1466463844

papayatree
June 20th, 2016, 05:28 PM
No it is straightened. These pics are my hair on day two after being brushed. I have a few more in my album if it helps. I should add that the two front pieces of my hair are straighter but perhaps that is because I put them behind my ears and fiddle with them more? My hair never waves the same from one day to the next.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23610&d=1466463873

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23608&d=1466463844

That looks like 2a to me.

Sofialu
June 20th, 2016, 05:37 PM
It does? Does it go by how loose the wave/curl pattern is? Mine is definitely not tight but is wavy all over, I might get the odd straightish bit underneath or the very front bit might drop quicker.

ephemeri
June 20th, 2016, 05:48 PM
No it is straightened. These pics are my hair on day two after being brushed. I have a few more in my album if it helps. I should add that the two front pieces of my hair are straighter but perhaps that is because I put them behind my ears and fiddle with them more? My hair never waves the same from one day to the next.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23610&d=1466463873

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23608&d=1466463844

Wow! Your waves really stay in tact after being brushed! Beautiful. :D

papayatree
June 20th, 2016, 08:27 PM
It does? Does it go by how loose the wave/curl pattern is? Mine is definitely not tight but is wavy all over, I might get the odd straightish bit underneath or the very front bit might drop quicker.

Maybe 2a/2b is more accurate.

littlestarface
June 20th, 2016, 10:03 PM
No it is straightened. These pics are my hair on day two after being brushed. I have a few more in my album if it helps. I should add that the two front pieces of my hair are straighter but perhaps that is because I put them behind my ears and fiddle with them more? My hair never waves the same from one day to the next.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23610&d=1466463873

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23608&d=1466463844

Yours look more 2aish then flat 2b you have on your hair profile cuz these waves are loose waves and not so tight braid like waves. Just my opinion of course. It would be easier to tell right after you've air dried your hair and no combing or touching it. Then we'd be able to diagnose right.

Sofialu
June 21st, 2016, 12:07 AM
Wow! Your waves really stay in tact after being brushed! Beautiful. :D

Thank you ephemeri! My hair does seem to look better if I brush it when wavy, less frizz for me if I do.

Sofialu
June 21st, 2016, 12:08 AM
Maybe 2a/2b is more accurate.

Thanks papayatree

Sofialu
June 21st, 2016, 12:10 AM
Yours look more 2aish then flat 2b you have on your hair profile cuz these waves are loose waves and not so tight braid like waves. Just my opinion of course. It would be easier to tell right after you've air dried your hair and no combing or touching it. Then we'd be able to diagnose right.

Thank you, is there a specific thread for hair typing? I hijacked this one, apologies to the owner!!

littlestarface
June 21st, 2016, 01:19 AM
Thank you, is there a specific thread for hair typing? I hijacked this one, apologies to the owner!!

Usually people just make a thread, i'm sure OP don't mind lol

lapushka
June 21st, 2016, 04:15 AM
No it is straightened. These pics are my hair on day two after being brushed. I have a few more in my album if it helps. I should add that the two front pieces of my hair are straighter but perhaps that is because I put them behind my ears and fiddle with them more? My hair never waves the same from one day to the next.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23610&d=1466463873

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23608&d=1466463844

I would say 2a for sure, I'd even go as far as 2a/b.

BroomHilda
June 21st, 2016, 07:12 AM
Copperlites I would say it's a 2c but due to the length/weight of the hair your waves stretch out. Especially if you say that your hair frizz easily.
You should indeed try either scalp washes or putting oil/conditioner on your ends

Sofialu
June 21st, 2016, 10:28 AM
Yours look more 2aish then flat 2b you have on your hair profile cuz these waves are loose waves and not so tight braid like waves. Just my opinion of course. It would be easier to tell right after you've air dried your hair and no combing or touching it. Then we'd be able to diagnose right.


I would say 2a for sure, I'd even go as far as 2a/b.

Thank you both. I have these older photos of my hair from the front if it helps, excuse my face. The one with the light hair was day two waves but air dried. The one with the dark hair was air dried and same day.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23612&d=1466526265

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23613&d=1466526292

littlestarface
June 21st, 2016, 11:34 AM
Yea I still stick with 2a. You have very pretty hair and face, your hair doesn't even look frizzy it's so nice.

Sofialu
June 21st, 2016, 12:36 PM
Yea I still stick with 2a. You have very pretty hair and face, your hair doesn't even look frizzy it's so nice.

Thanks littlestarface, I don't have much of a clue on how to properly make my waves look good. As you can see I have oily skin and my hair is the same so I don't put product on it other than shampoo/conditioner. It seems resilient though, it was bleached a lot then dyed brown and now it's nearly all natural but the waves seem to stay the same.