From: Ericka (126.96.36.199)
In Reply to: For Ericka who was not forgotten posted by Denise Kingsley on November 26, 2006 at 9:11 pm:
This is what i wanted to add as an update:
I have noticed something I hadnt before about differentiation between sections. i was sure for many weeks that it had all been overprocessed, but based on this observation PLUS your recent posts, I wonder if in fact as you say it was underprocessed, at least in parts (if it was overprocessed perhaps it would look worse)...
I hadnt really noticed this before but the *whole back half* of my hair is straighter, sleeker and in better more normal healthy condition than the front half. By this I mean that generally, from the middle of the sides of my head and back from there, the hair actually is nearly pin straight and quite soft and shiny, healthy, NORMAL, with NO styling or product, even drying naturally. Most ends (except for very front pieces) dry soft and straight.
It is largely the FRONT--the sections from the mid-sides forward, and particularly the first inch or two back of strands (and my right is worse than the left), almost to ends (about to 3/4 way down)--that seem confused, rough, wiggy, and flyaway. And also have more volume (poufy, thick) than the rest. And need to be tamed with lots of product and some styling and even then don't look quite straight or normal. These very front pieces on either side are the worst of all.
If all my hair were like the back and ends right now, I would have called it a fair success. But these frizzy/wavy front sections are trouble.
The front chunks are worst wet OR dry. Dry, the back-sides and back are straight; and wet they are straight too. The front third is NOT straight when wet OR dry unless ironed. If they get wet again,they spring back into crazy bends and frizz.
NOTE: Waves would be kind, inaccurate. They are actually (when wet) tiny, supertight, multiple angular sharp bends and twists. They are CROOKED, this way and that. Strange andhard to describe. They have little sharp angles and frizzy little MICRO-snarls. When pulled straight, they bounce back to this state when wet. The front chunk on the right is worst.
AND-these are the hardest parts to comb when wet. It's all kind of stiff when wet (though overall getting better), but I realized, I can get the comb through the back pretty ok. it's the front half, front third especially. My comb is stopped by these bends and kinks, I think. It reaches a big pileup chunk of tangle.
But now I wonder...could those front pieces have been UNDERprocessed (as essentially they are just not straight, whereas most of the rest of the hair does dry reasonably straight...)
Andif so...could they perhaps be redone (NOT by the stylist who did them, I have lost all trust there, I would go to someone new)...might it be worth sitting down with someone more experienced and having them look? (I would definitely choose better this time--LESSON LEARNED!)