CurlTalk

CurlTalk (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/)
-   3 (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/3/)
-   -   Dry hair ! HELPPPP (http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/3/152621-dry-hair-helpppp.html)

fatiimahh 12-05-2012 11:03 AM

Dry hair ! HELPPPP
 
okay so i have 3b/3c hair and my hair has been extremely dry, to the point where it gets matted and tangled very easily . What products can I use to help my situation ?? Is African shea butter good for that , and where can I buy that stuff ?

also, this is off topic, but how do I post a pic to my profile . I'm new to this site .

Ml001 12-05-2012 12:11 PM

Start with determining your hair properties: http://livecurlylivefree.com/curly%20hair%20basics.htm

What you describe sounds like you may need less protein. Is your hair 'straw-like'? What products have you been using?

fatiimahh 12-05-2012 07:20 PM

Yes my hair has been straw like ! I use castor oil and almond oil , but i think Im going to stop using those because I have been using both since October and haven't seen any differences. I also use eco styler gels and I used to use cantu shea butter but it left these white flakes in my hair so I stopped . And I use coconut oil but I ran out .

NaturalRemedy 12-28-2012 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatiimahh (Post 2081300)
Yes my hair has been straw like ! I use castor oil and almond oil , but i think Im going to stop using those because I have been using both since October and haven't seen any differences. I also use eco styler gels and I used to use cantu shea butter but it left these white flakes in my hair so I stopped . And I use coconut oil but I ran out .

It could be from using all of those oils. Unless you are doing a deep conditioning treatment, oil shouldn't be your sole method of moisturizing your hair. Invest in a good conditioner/moisturizer. I use sheamoisture products, but only you will know what products are going to work best for your hair.

Gels are also very drying, I'd cut down on them. Gels should only be for styling, not moisturizing~so if you are having a difficult time moisturizing your hair I wouldn't focus too much on trying to style it. Put more of your effort into keeping it moisturized.

Oil should only be for your ends (unless doing a hot oil treatment), and should only be for locking in the moisture that your hair should have obtained from using a different moisturizing product. When you co-wash your hair make sure to leave some conditioner in your hair.

NaturalRemedy 12-28-2012 08:27 AM

This might help you...since your hair is really dry your process might need to be more detailed, but this is how I moisturize my hair:

How to Define Your Hair (NaturalRemedy) - YouTube

I'd skip the gel part for now, depending on how your hair feels/holds up. But it's up to you.

CurlzGurl99 12-28-2012 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatiimahh (Post 2081043)
okay so i have 3b/3c hair and my hair has been extremely dry, to the point where it gets matted and tangled very easily . What products can I use to help my situation ?? Is African shea butter good for that , and where can I buy that stuff ?

also, this is off topic, but how do I post a pic to my profile . I'm new to this site .

Try detangling your hair while the conditioner is still in it. also, what products are you using now?

And to answer your second question:
1. Go to Curl Talk
2. Click Forums
3. on the top left corner, you'll see User Cp.
4. Click on that.
5. Then click edit avatar, this is on the left side.
6. Upload your pic and have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com