I was originally thinking that installing too much hair was the reason for my poofing and slight tangling, but I am now wondering if it was just the way I wash my hair?
Because I go 2 days between washing my hair, I always try to really scrub in between the tapes, and I do not keep the hair flowing all in one direction. I would really pile it around the nape of my neck. Because of this when I got out of the shower, I would have to spend a goou d 5-10 minutes just brushing out my hair.
Yesterday (and granted I had a new install with less hair) I used the purology shampoo/conditioner like always, but really just almost finger combed the shampoo through my hair, and didn't try and scrub between the tapes. My hair was SO much softer, dried SO much straighter, and was way shinier! And it was a breeze to comb through.
So here's my question, when you wash your hair are you very gentle? Do you keep all the hair flowing in one direction? I am wondering whether by piling hair I roughed up the cuticle of the hair, maybe that makes sense?