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    Posted: Nov 05 2012 at 8:24pm
My hair is always dry at the end of the day, mainly the top part/front part of my hair which I'm not even sure if it's natural. I mean, how use would it be a completely different texture than the rest of my hair. I have tight coils for the most of the back of my head, which I love, and then it starts getting looser towards the top til finally I have wavy hair on top. It's awkward because it stands straight up, where as the back are tight on my head. So I have to either two strand twist/braid and pin then down or put a head band, but the head band doesn't really cover up the fact that I have two very very obvious textures.

I really feel like just shaving all my hair off, maybe then my hair will grow back normally.

And about the dryness, it's not super dry like it feels like a dry dead piece of grass yellow grass, not that dry, but it's not very moisturized either. It actually could just because because I wore a wool beanie the whole day because saturday I wore my hair out, and it didn't get nearly as dry as it is now, so maybe that's the reason.

But mainly I am concerned about this ugly weird hair growing out on the front of my head. I'm a uni so hopefully I can get a sew in, so I'm not tempted to just shave my hair off, and maybe the new growth will be normal but, If it's not, Idk what I'll do.

Also, it can't be from flat ironing. The last time I blow dried and flat ironed my hair was last year in Uni when I was transitioning (and I only did it twice). I put more heat on the bottom, cause I always start from the bottom and by the time I get to the top w/ the flat iron, I'm tired and I usually do it quickly so it's not bone straight. I remember that last year, when I had a sew in, hair was growing in on my edges that I couldn't blend so I bought a texturizer from s-curl and put it on the front, but that was months ago, so I don't understand how I could still have it in my hair. That was a little less than a year ago. I think I did it around Nov 2011 so It can't still be that same texturized hair in the front of my head right? Wouldn't it have grown w/ the rest of my hair that I've chopped off. I'm so confused and I'm hating my hair!!! It makes me want to get a relaxer, because it looks so horrible.

In my album here, I posted different pictures of my hair, and you can clearly see the difference between the texture in the back and in the front:
http://s93.beta.photobucket.com/user/ppl02world/library/BC%2011-02-12

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i don't know what to say about the dryness, except maybe clarify your hair and go from there. even slate. 
but with regards to the looser texture, the front part of my hair is loose- about a 3a type. the rest of my hair is 3b with 3c in the crown but the looseness of the front i can't attribute to heat or chemicals. some people just have oddly loose sections. i wouldn't worry. so long as it's not breaking and splitting, it's healthy. looking at the pictures, your hair looks fine. it would be a waste to cut it considering how good it looks, and the difference in texture to me doesn't contrast so much that it should put a damper on your hairstyles. 
if you really don't like it just go for blending hair styles or braids or twists til it grows out. Thumbs Up
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Aw love, I don't see anything wrong with your hair, its likely just that your hair in the front grows differently than the back. A lot of people are like that, I'm one of them. 

If you want more definition in the front than perhaps try different drying methods? Tightlycurly and curlygirl methods are two I've heard of myself lately. 

As for moisture, make sure your scalp is being hydrated, drink lots of water, and deep condition your hair. 
I did a DC under a hair dryer for about 30minutes nearly a week ago, and my hair is still incredibly soft and moisturized. If I put my hand in it I feel oils on my fingers. 
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Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

i don't know what to say about the dryness, except maybe clarify your hair and go from there. even slate. 
but with regards to the looser texture, the front part of my hair is loose- about a 3a type. the rest of my hair is 3b with 3c in the crown but the looseness of the front i can't attribute to heat or chemicals. some people just have oddly loose sections. i wouldn't worry. so long as it's not breaking and splitting, it's healthy. looking at the pictures, your hair looks fine. it would be a waste to cut it considering how good it looks, and the difference in texture to me doesn't contrast so much that it should put a damper on your hairstyles. 
if you really don't like it just go for blending hair styles or braids or twists til it grows out. Thumbs Up

Well, I'm glad that my hair looks healthy, but I still don't like the two different textures. Maybe when my hair grows longer and I can put it in a bun again, I won't mind as much. Hopefully I can get a sew in during break and try to do something to my hair for these few weeks before break.
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Originally posted by Aerie Aerie wrote:

Aw love, I don't see anything wrong with your hair, its likely just that your hair in the front grows differently than the back. A lot of people are like that, I'm one of them. 

If you want more definition in the front than perhaps try different drying methods? Tightlycurly and curlygirl methods are two I've heard of myself lately. 

As for moisture, make sure your scalp is being hydrated, drink lots of water, and deep condition your hair. 
I did a DC under a hair dryer for about 30minutes nearly a week ago, and my hair is still incredibly soft and moisturized. If I put my hand in it I feel oils on my fingers. 

I will look up those two methods, thanks. 
I try to drink a lot of water (and I usually do, cause its so hot in my dorm room I'm always thirsty)
I just bought a DC and used it sunday although I put it on in the shower and only left it in for 5 minutes because my suitemates needed to take a shower, but this weekend I'll try to leave it in longer. If I put a plastic shower cap on (the see through ones you throw away after) can I use a blow dryer and blow the baggy, is that just as effective since my hard hat hair dryer is at home.
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Have you tried Care Free Curl Gold activator or S-Curl activator for moisture?

Daily moisturizing + sealing with an oil like extra virgin olive oil or butter like shea on damp hair should help.

When my hair was still short, I use to moisturize and seal on damp hair, then twist in chunky twists most nights to help combat dryness. It really helps get rid of that crunchy feel.

If it helps, the differing hair patterns will start to blend in as your hair grows out. It'll also get easier to blend the patterns together. It'll just take a little time.Thumbs Up

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For the dryness try the L(liquid,O(oil,C(cream) method for liquid i use infusium 23 have seen some use homemade mixes with aloe juice or just water for oil im using grapeseed oil since shea butter caused a moisture overload for cream using cantu shea leave-in some use a shea butter mix for cream. I have been using the LOC method for 3 years no more dry hair for me so happy i found it.
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Have you tried Care Free Curl Gold activator or S-Curl activator for moisture?

Daily moisturizing + sealing with an oil like extra virgin olive oil or butter like shea on damp hair should help.

When my hair was still short, I use to moisturize and seal on damp hair, then twist in chunky twists most nights to help combat dryness. It really helps get rid of that crunchy feel.

If it helps, the differing hair patterns will start to blend in as your hair grows out. It'll also get easier to blend the patterns together. It'll just take a little time.Thumbs Up

No, I've never tried those. 
I use a cream and oil to moisturize my hair after I wash/co-wash or spray with a water bottle. 
I could just be being paranoid, because I always hear that dry hair = breakage but my hair isn't crunchy, like, it's still kind of soft, but it doesn't look all shiny and bouncy(I suppose) as when I first do it, so basically my question how do I keep it that way? It's not like completely dry like it feels like a yellow piece of dead grass, but it's not how it looks after I moisturized it in the morning. I was doing some research, and I see girls using the eco styler gel, maybe that's how they get it to stay that way?

Also, I cannot wait for it to grow longer, because I do feel like it'll look better. I tried to wear my hair out today and some girl told me I didn't comb the back out enough. I tried but the curls in the back are super tight, so basically the front was sticking high up and so the little fro I tried to pull off today didn't work =[
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Originally posted by lalaLeslie lalaLeslie wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Have you tried Care Free Curl Gold activator or S-Curl activator for moisture?

Daily moisturizing + sealing with an oil like extra virgin olive oil or butter like shea on damp hair should help.

When my hair was still short, I use to moisturize and seal on damp hair, then twist in chunky twists most nights to help combat dryness. It really helps get rid of that crunchy feel.

If it helps, the differing hair patterns will start to blend in as your hair grows out. It'll also get easier to blend the patterns together. It'll just take a little time.Thumbs Up

No, I've never tried those. 
I use a cream and oil to moisturize my hair after I wash/co-wash or spray with a water bottle. 
I could just be being paranoid, because I always hear that dry hair = breakage but my hair isn't crunchy, like, it's still kind of soft, but it doesn't look all shiny and bouncy(I suppose) as when I first do it, so basically my question how do I keep it that way? It's not like completely dry like it feels like a yellow piece of dead grass, but it's not how it looks after I moisturized it in the morning. I was doing some research, and I see girls using the eco styler gel, maybe that's how they get it to stay that way?

Also, I cannot wait for it to grow longer, because I do feel like it'll look better. I tried to wear my hair out today and some girl told me I didn't comb the back out enough. I tried but the curls in the back are super tight, so basically the front was sticking high up and so the little fro I tried to pull off today didn't work =[

in my experience, dry hair is only a problem when you actually are manipulating your hair. if your hair is dry but you're not touching it while it's dry, then how can it break? i wouldn't worry about the moisture thing, personally. i never moisturize my hair, and here's a picture of it: 
my hair's always grown fine without me regularly "watering" it, as many suggest. i don't think it makes sense for people to go out of their way to keep their hair moist. the role of moisture in hair is to reduce friction, imo. the only other reason is for aesthetic purposes. moist hair usually looks better, but i don't think it's an issue unless your hair is actually breaking as a result of it. 
for me, only time my hair gets moisture is on wash day. i keep my hair shiny and bouncy through how i style on wash day and it's due to conditioner. that's the only product i use, and i use it only on wash day. if my hair do starts lookin tired then i rewash my hair a few days later. 

also, afros can be quite unpredictable. when i had a twa my hair was a shape all unto itself. it never wanted to stay how it looked prior to me leaving the house. the only recipe for that is just waiting for it to grow out. which, it won't take as long as you think! 
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Originally posted by littlebabybug littlebabybug wrote:

Originally posted by lalaLeslie lalaLeslie wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Have you tried Care Free Curl Gold activator or S-Curl activator for moisture?

Daily moisturizing + sealing with an oil like extra virgin olive oil or butter like shea on damp hair should help.

When my hair was still short, I use to moisturize and seal on damp hair, then twist in chunky twists most nights to help combat dryness. It really helps get rid of that crunchy feel.

If it helps, the differing hair patterns will start to blend in as your hair grows out. It'll also get easier to blend the patterns together. It'll just take a little time.Thumbs Up

No, I've never tried those. 
I use a cream and oil to moisturize my hair after I wash/co-wash or spray with a water bottle. 
I could just be being paranoid, because I always hear that dry hair = breakage but my hair isn't crunchy, like, it's still kind of soft, but it doesn't look all shiny and bouncy(I suppose) as when I first do it, so basically my question how do I keep it that way? It's not like completely dry like it feels like a yellow piece of dead grass, but it's not how it looks after I moisturized it in the morning. I was doing some research, and I see girls using the eco styler gel, maybe that's how they get it to stay that way?

Also, I cannot wait for it to grow longer, because I do feel like it'll look better. I tried to wear my hair out today and some girl told me I didn't comb the back out enough. I tried but the curls in the back are super tight, so basically the front was sticking high up and so the little fro I tried to pull off today didn't work =[

in my experience, dry hair is only a problem when you actually are manipulating your hair. if your hair is dry but you're not touching it while it's dry, then how can it break? i wouldn't worry about the moisture thing, personally. i never moisturize my hair, and here's a picture of it: 
my hair's always grown fine without me regularly "watering" it, as many suggest. i don't think it makes sense for people to go out of their way to keep their hair moist. the role of moisture in hair is to reduce friction, imo. the only other reason is for aesthetic purposes. moist hair usually looks better, but i don't think it's an issue unless your hair is actually breaking as a result of it. 
for me, only time my hair gets moisture is on wash day. i keep my hair shiny and bouncy through how i style on wash day and it's due to conditioner. that's the only product i use, and i use it only on wash day. if my hair do starts lookin tired then i rewash my hair a few days later. 

also, afros can be quite unpredictable. when i had a twa my hair was a shape all unto itself. it never wanted to stay how it looked prior to me leaving the house. the only recipe for that is just waiting for it to grow out. which, it won't take as long as you think! 

I haven't got any breakage. I'm just really worried about getting breakage, cause I don't want to make a mistake and then have to start over. And I hardly manipulate it. I wear a hat every day. Today I'm going to try to style it, and of course I'm going to "Water it" cause trying to style it dry is impossible atm.
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