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

    My hair is kind of similar. More that it's too fine and doesn't have much grip on day 1, then as that goes along it gets more grippy. Hard to explain, but I know lots of people prefer day 2 or day 3 for that kind of reason, and maybe your wave experience is due to something similar. Do you like it better straighter or wavier, jane_marie?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by redfrau View Post
    My hair is kind of similar. More that it's too fine and doesn't have much grip on day 1, then as that goes along it gets more grippy. Hard to explain, but I know lots of people prefer day 2 or day 3 for that kind of reason, and maybe your wave experience is due to something similar. Do you like it better straighter or wavier, jane_marie?
    My individual hairs are really thick (so thick that I can hold up a pair of scissors with a single strand without breaking the hair. So, I don't know that that's my problem exactly but I do think that because my hair is coarse and the individual hairs are heavier than average it might be that much easier to weight it down with heavy shampoos/conditioners. I dunno though.

    I definitely prefer my hair wavy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_marie View Post
    So you think my sleep styles might be altering the wave pattern or are you saying it might be happening because I am wearing it down when I sleep? I've had this thought and it seems to do this whether or not I wear my hair up to bed.
    I have no idea what you do for your hair at night. I used to leave it down, and I pretty much got the same thing as the days went on. Also getting rained on and such during the day, that would also do it. Back then that could still happen without my hair turning into one giant frizzball. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    I have no idea what you do for your hair at night. I used to leave it down, and I pretty much got the same thing as the days went on. Also getting rained on and such during the day, that would also do it. Back then that could still happen without my hair turning into one giant frizzball. Oh well.
    lol. Don't you love how just a bit of humidity can make your hair look like you're a cartoon character that has been electrocuted? That's my favorite look

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_marie View Post
    lol. Don't you love how just a bit of humidity can make your hair look like you're a cartoon character that has been electrocuted? That's my favorite look
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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    My first thought was that you comb the wave clumps out, so they need time to show up again, but that wouldn't explain it fully if you continue thoroughly combing them the days after washing.

    When I wasn't styling my hair as curly, it always got curlier the further from washday I got, I think due to a combination of factors. I agree with the possibility of sebum distribution, and because I was separating and disturbing the natural patterns (I slept with it loose and wore it loose or in a simple ponytail so it could do what it wanted to do, but wash day meant thorough detangling and other manipulation which ruined all clumping). I didn't use any leave-in products back then, so I don't know how much they contribute.

    Either way, it looks like you have a fun range of textures to work with! :)
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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Hello! I wanted to thank everyone that responded.

    I took a smattering of advice from here and the 1c/2a thread while washing my hair last night. I also did some curly girl method stuff (squish to condish, plooping). I'm happy to report that my waves are much more pronounced today then they were on day one of last week .

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    Since I have so much shampoo and conditioner with silicones in them and refuse to waste them I decided to hold off on trying my two cone free shampoos and just dilute my open silicone shampoo and conditioners. It worked well. I'm actually a bit surprised that my hair feels is as clean soft and shiny as it is right now considering that by the time I was done diluting the shampoo and conditioner were both more water than product.

    Thanks again!

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

    I keep a large plastic food container in the shower for diluting shampoo. I put a small amount of shampoo in the bottom, fill it with water, stir, and use all at once. The dilution factor is maybe 50x.

    Sebum is thick and takes multiple shampoo/rinse cycles to remove. It is easy to control how much sebum remains by the number of shampoo/rinse cycles.
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    Oh that's really cool jane_marie!
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    Default Re: Why is my hair waviest on day 3 or 4?

    Quote Originally Posted by EdG View Post
    I keep a large plastic food container in the shower for diluting shampoo. I put a small amount of shampoo in the bottom, fill it with water, stir, and use all at once. The dilution factor is maybe 50x.

    Sebum is thick and takes multiple shampoo/rinse cycles to remove. It is easy to control how much sebum remains by the number of shampoo/rinse cycles.
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    Nice tip! I'll keep that in mind when I move on to a fuller bottle. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicalSpoons View Post
    Oh that's really cool jane_marie!
    It was a bit wavier last night before I put it up for bed but I'm still really happy with the increase in waves. Thank you so much for explaining your drying technique on the 1a/2b thread. I think that helped a lot!

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