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Old 10-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
 
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I'm finding that my hair is drying out big time and that maybe the conditioners i'm using are just not moisturizing enough. I'm currently using Tresemme Naturals or Suave Naturals as a cowash and GVP Conditioning Balm as my conditioner/leave in. Is there anything more moisturizing than these? I think GVP is awesome, but it doesn't seem to be able to hold the moisture in my hair all day, it looks great for several hours but by the end of the day my hair is dry and frizzy.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
 
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I'm finding that my hair is drying out big time and that maybe the conditioners i'm using are just not moisturizing enough. I'm currently using Tresemme Naturals or Suave Naturals as a cowash and GVP Conditioning Balm as my conditioner/leave in. Is there anything more moisturizing than these? I think GVP is awesome, but it doesn't seem to be able to hold the moisture in my hair all day, it looks great for several hours but by the end of the day my hair is dry and frizzy.
Have you tried using tresemme naturals as your leave in as well? Amazing. Really. And i have dry 3b hair. Or adding a little honey to your leave in, locks moisture in .

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
 
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I'm finding that my hair is drying out big time and that maybe the conditioners i'm using are just not moisturizing enough. I'm currently using Tresemme Naturals or Suave Naturals as a cowash and GVP Conditioning Balm as my conditioner/leave in. Is there anything more moisturizing than these? I think GVP is awesome, but it doesn't seem to be able to hold the moisture in my hair all day, it looks great for several hours but by the end of the day my hair is dry and frizzy.
Have you tried using tresemme naturals as your leave in as well? Amazing. Really. And i have dry 3b hair. Or adding a little honey to your leave in, locks moisture in .

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I'll try that! Didn't think to do it before lol. Also, I've seen honey suggested before....would I heat it up first in a cup of warm water? How much do you add? I have very thick below shoulder level hair.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:03 PM   #4
 
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Me either, then i just did it the other day and just wow is all i can say. And personally i just add a little in my palm raw. But some people would say to heat it up and all of that because of the lightening properties is has with it containing peroxide. But it personally doesn't bother me. i use around a dime amount with my gel. It's nice, it enhances my curls and moisturizes.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
 
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Me either, then i just did it the other day and just wow is all i can say. And personally i just add a little in my palm raw. But some people would say to heat it up and all of that because of the lightening properties is has with it containing peroxide. But it personally doesn't bother me. i use around a dime amount with my gel. It's nice, it enhances my curls and moisturizes.

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It doesn't lighten your hair? I'm scared now lol! I have BLACK hair, i'm not sure what any lightening will do. Maybe i'll try it on a small section for a few days and see how it goes.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
 
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I have darrrrrrk hair too. Except in the light. But i did notice it lightening my hair. And rather quickly too. Not dramatically. But it gave my hair light brown tones and i love it. If you heat it up, then use. That's supposed to cancel the effect of the peroxide, so it has no lightening agent anymore.

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
 
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I have darrrrrrk hair too. Except in the light. But i did notice it lightening my hair. And rather quickly too. Not dramatically. But it gave my hair light brown tones and i love it. If you heat it up, then use. That's supposed to cancel the effect of the peroxide, so it has no lightening agent anymore.

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Oh good! I'll heat it up then, thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
 
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Thanks for the tip about the Tresemme as a leave in! I hadn't been using it much because it takes a bit of work to get it through my thick hair as a cowash and the Suave Naturals is much runnier so I use it instead. As a leave in though, Tresemme is my new favorite! KCKT didn't do as good of a job as it does! I use my KCKT on my kids as a leave in lol, it doesn't work for me but it makes their hair softer and easier to comb.
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Thanks for the tip about the Tresemme as a leave in! I hadn't been using it much because it takes a bit of work to get it through my thick hair as a cowash and the Suave Naturals is much runnier so I use it instead. As a leave in though, Tresemme is my new favorite! KCKT didn't do as good of a job as it does! I use my KCKT on my kids as a leave in lol, it doesn't work for me but it makes their hair softer and easier to comb.
Oh goooood! I'm so glad i helped. Everyone deserves the best hair their hair can be. I hope you find your HG routine soon!

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #10
 
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Ooh, I'd like to suggest agave nectar as an alternative to honey as a humectant. Agave has no hair lightening properties that I'm aware of!

Glad the Tresemme Naturals is working well as a leave-in! I've been meaning to buy some to experiment with myself...
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #11
 
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Honestly, I do not find drugstore leave-ins to be super moisturizing. I really liked Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion and CJ Beauticurls for good leave-ins.
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Ooh, I'd like to suggest agave nectar as an alternative to honey as a humectant. Agave has no hair lightening properties that I'm aware of!

Glad the Tresemme Naturals is working well as a leave-in! I've been meaning to buy some to experiment with myself...
I was wondering about that myself yesterday as I was preparing dinner and saw it next to the honey in my cabinet lol! Thanks! I'd rather give that one a try, i'm too scared of the lightening properties of the honey.
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Me either, then i just did it the other day and just wow is all i can say. And personally i just add a little in my palm raw. But some people would say to heat it up and all of that because of the lightening properties is has with it containing peroxide. But it personally doesn't bother me. i use around a dime amount with my gel. It's nice, it enhances my curls and moisturizes.

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This is a common misconception (that honey contains hydrogen peroxide). However:

Hydrogen peroxide is formed in a slow-release manner by the enzyme glucose oxidase present in honey. It becomes active only when honey is diluted, requires oxygen to be available for the reaction (thus it may not work under wound dressings, in wound cavities or in the gut), is active only when the acidity of honey is neutralized by body fluids, can be destroyed by the protein-digesting enzymes present in wound fluids, and is destroyed when honey is exposed to heat and light.[76]




None of which happens on your hair. Except the heat and light part.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #14
 
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Forgot to add Oyin Hair Dew as well!
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