Being natural means that you will need to do research to realize why/how a product works on your hair, not just buy a product on the shelf. Become familiar with ingredients and know what your hair likes and dislikes.
The first 7 months post chop my hair would become a desert 2hrs after leaving the house .
It changed when I started using rinse out conditioners as my leave-in because products called leave ins just weren't cutting it .
The change was rinse out as leave in + sealing with coconut oil or any oil you have .
Is wetting your hair maybe every other day an option ? Nothing moisturizes better than water .
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I have to tell you that going natural is probably the biggest, most complicated research project I have ever undertaken. I agree with all the other posters. I would also add that build up on your hair sometimes prevents you from seeing how products affect your hair. Whenever I try a new product, I clarify first, and then use that product either alone, or with other products that I am familiar with. It's a process ofelimination to see what works and what doesnt. What kind of hair do you have? what type of products are you using? If you really can't take it any more, why not do a protective style and take a break? When it got frustrating for me I had to remember why I went natural in the first place. Also, I got frustrated when my hair didn't love (or downright HATED) products that others listed as their Holy Grails. I learned my hair is unique. I am still learning....you will have to develop patience to see this through....
You may have already done so, but a hair analysis could also be helpful.
For a good two years now nothing worked for me, but recently I found out I was low porosity so nothing was getting into my hair.
Along with what everyone else said, also learn your hair type. Not in terms of curl size, but the density, porosity, etc.
After almost 9 years, I'm learning in 2011 that my hair is porous. It drinks up everything I put near it and dries fast despite how much hair I have. I have to moisturize daily with water, a leave in and seal with a butter or oil. I cant skip a day. I especially have to care for the ends.
Yes, check those ingredients, the weather, etc.
Curious, what are you using now?
mybe you should try using a leave in, and sealng the hair w/ a good butter. when i started doing that, my hair was WAYYYYYYYYYYYY more moisturized and lasted llonger.now, i don't even need to do it every night. i can do a braidout like once a week and still have moisture and definition for the whole week.