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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_marie View Post
    hmm... I prefer the clumping. So, do you think that using a less harsh shampoo that doesn't remove so much sebum might help?
    Diluting the shampoo will help to retain sebum.
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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdG View Post
    Diluting the shampoo will help to retain sebum.
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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    I know our hair types are so not the same, but do you "refresh" your hair at all between washes? Because my hair tends to be more curly after refreshing than when it's freshly washed. Still haven't figured that one out

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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by ExpectoPatronum View Post
    I know our hair types are so not the same, but do you "refresh" your hair at all between washes? Because my hair tends to be more curly after refreshing than when it's freshly washed. Still haven't figured that one out
    I don't... or at least I think I don't.

    What is a refresh?

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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdG View Post
    The day 3 hair has sebum in it. Sebum's waxiness causes the strands to clump together.
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    I was about to post this too. My guess would be sebum.

    Jane_marie my hair got wavier when I stopped using products - when you say cones - is that short for silicones?

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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by Feral_ View Post
    I was about to post this too. My guess would be sebum.

    Jane_marie my hair got wavier when I stopped using products - when you say cones - is that short for silicones?
    I do mean silicones. I don't use much in the way of products except shampoo, conditioner and a frizz control product on super humid days.

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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_marie View Post
    Do you think silicones "rub off" though? I guess a good way to test it might be to try a new shampoo/conditioner. I'll be honest though, my previous explorations of silicone free products does not leave me very excited about the idea.
    I don't know for certain but generally it seems that products can/do wear off - it would presumably depend on how much manipulation your hair gets, what it's exposed to in the elements, etc. So I can't categorically state yes with scientific backing, but gut feeling tells me most likely, especially without heavy product usage (like leave-ins, multiple styling products, etc.).
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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicalSpoons View Post
    I don't know for certain but generally it seems that products can/do wear off - it would presumably depend on how much manipulation your hair gets, what it's exposed to in the elements, etc. So I can't categorically state yes with scientific backing, but gut feeling tells me most likely, especially without heavy product usage (like leave-ins, multiple styling products, etc.).
    *sigh*

    hmm... I guess it might be time I retry silicone-free products. That's upsetting.

    I am so terrible at deciphering the good and bad ingredients in products.

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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_marie View Post
    *sigh*

    hmm... I guess it might be time I retry silicone-free products. That's upsetting.

    I am so terrible at deciphering the good and bad ingredients in products.
    Well ... do the products contain other 'heavy' ingredients? Waxes, butters, etc.?

    Edit: just to clarify, my initial thought was that the cones would most likely be responsible, but sometimes it can be a combination of things
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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicalSpoons View Post
    Well ... do the products contain other 'heavy' ingredients? Waxes, butters, etc.?

    Edit: just to clarify, my initial thought was that the cones would most likely be responsible, but sometimes it can be a combination of things
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure my all of my shampoos and conditioners are generally heavy. I use OGX and Tressemme almost exclusively. They have always worked well for m y hair before but now that I'm having this texture problem...

    I think it will probably be best for me to just start experimenting with other brands.

    On the plus side, if I need my hair super sleek for a specific updo I'll have the heavy stuff which seems to make my hair more or less straight.

    Thank you for all of your help Spoons.

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