how can i keep my hair moisturized and soft after its dry

DerbyCityNaturals,

Thanks for replying and sharing the link to that video. I've done a variation of her routine but at night before putting on my satin bonnet I put on a plastic cap to lock in the moisture and then the satin bonnet. Tonight I'll try her method and see how my hair does in the morning.

Any other curlies, both KCCC and non-KCCC users, do you find your moisturizing/sealing techniques compromise your styling products?
DerbyCityNaturals,

Thanks for replying and sharing the link to that video. I've done a variation of her routine but at night before putting on my satin bonnet I put on a plastic cap to lock in the moisture and then the satin bonnet. Tonight I'll try her method and see how my hair does in the morning.

Any other curlies, both KCCC and non-KCCC users, do you find your moisturizing/sealing techniques compromise your styling products?
Originally Posted by krw

idk bout alla dat... when I use my Kinky Curly products I mix swt almond oil with them and they work just fine if not better.. That leave in conditioner w/o oil does nothing for my hair.

Another thing to remember is that with Kinky Curly, you may have to spend a ltitle time figuring out how much product to put on your hair to get your desired result.

Perhaps people get so much of that problem because of the amounts they use? Whenever I got the issue with white stuff/flakes/whatever.. I just rinse my hair and start over again using less oil. I try and use everything as little as possible.. like if when I put the oil in my hands, I only use as much to get my palms oily. It might sound like a little but it surely helps. Hope I helped someone!

Ya'll have a blessed day!
Reyna

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I use Mozeke's Sweet Almond Pudding on my wet hair, then I seal with coconut oil. MY HAIR IS SO SOFT. And it's very springy. I agree with sealing.

And I seal from root to tip.

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Leave In Conditioner: KCKT & seal with shea butter.
Gel/Styler: KCCC or EcoStyler for edges.
I think my hair likes cones...
hi,

if you wash your hair it will get moisture.

Last edited by honey3; 11-22-2013 at 08:42 PM.
I have naturally hard hair, coarse and wiry, like steel wool. The thing that has helped the most so far is the leave-in tip from kimmaytube. Of course, I adapted it to my own liking. I now mainly use AVG with castor oil, and jojoba oil with a little bit of almond oil. I may add a bit of conditioner like KCKT or Giovanni LI or a bit of Shea Moisture LI. I follow this with conditioner using Teri's method of leaving conditioner in my hair. I picked my own conditioners not from her list.

These are what I have tried so far:

Taliah Waajid Herbal Enhancing Conditioner
Lustrasilk Organic Cholesterol w/Argan Oil
Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Smoothing Conditioner

TW herbal conditioner really does soften.

I was uncomfortable with the idea of leaving conditioner in my hair, but I've gotten used to it. I now use less product. I still seal with shea butter and almond oil, which btw is very softening for me, more than EVCO.

I've also used a bit of QBAOHC with this method.

I tend to not overdo the oils and mixing them with shea butter seems to work better.

My hair is a lot softer with this method. It has a nice sheen.

UPDATE:

My hair has really been soft with this method. I also started putting SheaMoisture LI on my dry hair in the mornings with a couple of drops of Almond Oil mixed in. I work it in gently, then spray with plain water a tiny bit. Then I put on a plastic cap for just 2 minutes. Longer messes things up. Then let my hair air for several minutes before applying anything else. I find my hair is softer than I believed could be possible and is even showing signs of texture.

Last edited by auntcurly; 08-15-2010 at 12:38 PM. Reason: spelling & update
I used to be frustrated with my hair. It would be dry and hard to the point that I grew another set of locs. This time around I found what works for me. I deep condition every time I shampoo and use LongAid curl gel activator. The gel activator keeps my hair soft and moisturized. Just be careful not to overdo it or else you end up with greasy hair.
How often do you wash your hair? I am just starting to wear my hair naturally, and I started off washing it daily but then I was told that washing it daily dries it out... and I could feel it starting to dry out! I have a 3b or 3c hair type.
Do you know i am not sure why some 4b hair gets hard. Try out different leave in products and oils.

Last edited by honey3; 11-22-2013 at 08:42 PM.
I used to be frustrated with my hair. It would be dry and hard to the point that I grew another set of locs. This time around I found what works for me. I deep condition every time I shampoo and use LongAid curl gel activator. The gel activator keeps my hair soft and moisturized. Just be careful not to overdo it or else you end up with greasy hair.
Originally Posted by nuberianne
And I always use too much!!! I love Long Aid. It is the best moisturizer and works best alone.

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thanks but i wash weekly. i've been doing the 'greenhouse' method & my hair has been moisturized & shiny ever since. love it!
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Wow! An info-packed thread to someone who made one post and then vanished! Ah well, hopefully others picked up some valuable advice from it.
My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with!
Just found this thread & I'm glad because I have ridiculously dry hair. Question: I've heard that honey is good for keeping hair moisturized/soft. I figure since I have some at home, why not try it? Has anyone used honey on their hair before?

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How often do you wash your hair? I am just starting to wear my hair naturally, and I started off washing it daily but then I was told that washing it daily dries it out... and I could feel it starting to dry out! I have a 3b or 3c hair type.
Originally Posted by dancer527
I wet and condition daily and wash every other day. conditioner-washing won't dry your hair out.
Just found this thread & I'm glad because I have ridiculously dry hair. Question: I've heard that honey is good for keeping hair moisturized/soft. I figure since I have some at home, why not try it? Has anyone used honey on their hair before?

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Originally Posted by bjoseph5
Honey is a good humectant (draws moisture to it), but only under proper conditions. If the dew point are low in your area, you might want to use a tiny bit or none at all until the dew points are mid-high.
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Clarifier - Paul Mitchell Three Low-poos - BoBeam Conditioners - TJ Nourish Spa, CJRM!, Co-Wash - N/A, Leave-Ins - N/A, Moisturizers - Afroveda Coco Latte, QBCTDG, CR Moisture Butter, Sealants/Stylers - Any BASK butters and creams, Jane Carter N&S, QBATB
You don't know what someone has been going through or why she hasn't been on here. But, your post is more of an indication of the type of person YOU ARE as opposed to why she hasn't been on here. smh
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Hair type: 4a/fine/normal porous but I still don't know what I'm doing so I look like

Last edited by IbCurlE; 03-04-2012 at 05:35 PM.
You don't know what someone has been going through or why she hasn't been on here. But, your post is more of an indication of the type of person YOU ARE as opposed to why she hasn't been on here. smh
Originally Posted by IbCurlE
Yes dear, of course it is, because I cussed her out for not responding didn't I...
My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with!
Does everyone seal just the ends or the entire strand? I suffer from ridiculously dry hair too. Not so bad that I have to carry conditioner around, and recently its been generally much better moisturised (thank you summer, and Qhemets), but I still think it could be better. I tend to seal just the ends with castor oil, because I feel if I sealed the entire length of my hair it would be one greasy mess. But is this something I should be doing?
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
My hair isn't too fond of oils/butters...like yours, it just gets too oily and doesn't fully soak in. So, I typically use something heavier on my ends, like coconut oil, and then a lighter oil, like jojoba oil, on my strands. I skip the roots because A) I can get pretty bad build up and B) they're already super moisturized
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Sorry! Just saw this post. Not sure about the dew points in my area. I live in Georgia. I guess I'll have to start checking up on that. Thanks for your help

Just found this thread & I'm glad because I have ridiculously dry hair. Question: I've heard that honey is good for keeping hair moisturized/soft. I figure since I have some at home, why not try it? Has anyone used honey on their hair before?

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Originally Posted by bjoseph5
Honey is a good humectant (draws moisture to it), but only under proper conditions. If the dew point are low in your area, you might want to use a tiny bit or none at all until the dew points are mid-high.
Originally Posted by curlyberry


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You can check weather.com for dew points in your area.
Type 4, fine/high density, high porosity
Last Relaxer - March '11
BC - August '11

Fall/Winter PRODUCTS

Clarifier - Paul Mitchell Three Low-poos - BoBeam Conditioners - TJ Nourish Spa, CJRM!, Co-Wash - N/A, Leave-Ins - N/A, Moisturizers - Afroveda Coco Latte, QBCTDG, CR Moisture Butter, Sealants/Stylers - Any BASK butters and creams, Jane Carter N&S, QBATB

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