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Old 12-13-2008, 04:20 AM   #1
 
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Default Recommend A Leave In For VERY Thirsty Hair

My hair soaks up lots of moisture, and even still, its very dry. my roots are dry, as are my ends. My hair is especially dry in the middle of head. it can get pretty unruly there. im going to a very good beauty supply today and would love some recommendation.

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Old 12-13-2008, 06:43 AM   #2
 
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I have the thirstiest curls, and so I use conditioners (and deep conditioners!) as leave-ins. I've been using DevaCare One C (purchase from ULTA) and Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment (CurlMart) for more than 6 months now. No splits in sight
I seal the moisture in with shea butter.

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Old 12-13-2008, 09:16 AM   #3
 
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I have uber dry hair too and I have to use really thick heavy leave ins and sometimes, I have to use two leave ins to get my hair really coated.

Leave ins purchased at the beauty supply store
Shea moisture Shea butter leave in (REALLY thick and a good leave in for dry curls!)
Paul Mitchell the Conditioner (I usually mix this with another leave in)

Leave-ins purchased online
Blended Beauty Soft Curls and Swirls (mix with the paul mitchell but also good on its on)
Blended Beauty Butter me up

These are the only "3" leave ins that I use, depending on what products i'm using and what I'm doing with my hair. The Butter me up and the Shea Moisture are good under gels...they keep the hair from drying out from the gel. The two that are mixed, I usually apply when I'm twisting my hair and need the slip to make the twisting go faster.

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Old 12-13-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
 
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My hair soaks up lots of moisture, and even still, its very dry. my roots are dry, as are my ends. My hair is especially dry in the middle of head. it can get pretty unruly there. im going to a very good beauty supply today and would love some recommendation.

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I like as a pre-poo on damp dirty hair Pantene Relaxed & Natural Anti-breakage definese DT in the jar. Slather, smooth on and follow with some natural oil on the ends. Cover with a platic cap and sit under heat for 30 minutes. Very comfy on a cold day.

I also like clay deep treatments (rhassoul or bentonite clay, water or rosewater, natural oil, yogurt, honey). Under a heat cap same as above. I follow up with a deep moisturizer (no silicontes) - Blended beauty Herbal Reconditioner -- or a moisturizing conditioner.

Another way to add moisture is oil rinsing. After a shampoo smooth oil of choice into hair (don't stint) and rinse with hot/warm water. Then rinseout condition as usual and leave some of that in.

Butters on clean wet ends - lots of good buttery products out there that work well on wet as well as dry hair: Jane Carter Nourish & Shine, Karen's Body Beautiful Hair cream, Qhemet Burdock Root Butter cream, Blended Beauty Soft Curls & Swirls. Scrunch in the butter before or after a leave in.

The leave-in - ultra important for my hair:
KBB hair milk
Abba Nourishing or Abba Pure Gentle Conditioner (one is discontinued the second is the new version)
Kinky Curly Knot Today
Alba Botanical Leave in
MopTop Daily conditoner

I apply leave-ins generously to start the clumping process, then plop gently with a towel for 15 minutes. Then I apply a gel (Kinky Curly Curling Custard or Theraneem Leaf and Aloe Vera gel).

ETA - Sheamoisture Sheabutter leave is way thick but mixes quite well with Abba Nourishing. I use a little over the Abba.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:53 AM   #5
 
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I'm learning about hair structure and porosity might be to blame for hair not retaining moisture. Have you tried Apple cider vinegar rinses? They're great for balancing the pH level of the hair prior to building moisture.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:53 PM   #6
 
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i love elucence moisture balancing conditioner as a leave in. you cant buy it at beauty supply stores, but its great.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:58 PM   #7
 
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i love elucence moisture balancing conditioner as a leave in. you cant buy it at beauty supply stores, but its great.
I keep seeing posts where you mention this conditioner. Since I am banned from buying anymore hair-related products for the rest of the year, this will have to wait a few weeks but it is on my "gotta get it" list. lol
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:42 AM   #8
 
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i love elucence moisture balancing conditioner as a leave in. you cant buy it at beauty supply stores, but its great.
I keep seeing posts where you mention this conditioner. Since I am banned from buying anymore hair-related products for the rest of the year, this will have to wait a few weeks but it is on my "gotta get it" list. lol
yeah, subbrock has me wanting to try elucence too. curlmart has it on sale now, so i'm leaning towards buying it.

oil rinsing and acv rinses are great too!
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:29 PM   #9
 
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Elucence is GREAT...i can't belive I forgot that one on my list. If you ladies havn't tried it....you really should. Its great as a leave in, rinse out, and deep conditoner (with oils added and under a heat cap)
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:39 AM   #10
 
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nappy curly corwn took the words right of my mouth. elucence is an all in one product for me. leave in, co wash, regular conditioner, deep conditioning...it does it all.
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