Why does my hair feeel so hard? :(

Okay, so recentley my hair has been feeling so hard and idk what to do, it may because i just washed it yesterday and it recovers over time, but usually its been really hard to the touch. On top of that i dont think my conditioner does anything, it doesnt make my hair soft or anything. I use garnier sleek and shine conditioner (green bottle) and daily im using hawaiin silky 14 n1 and argon oil to moisturize.. any help? ;/
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A few things come to mind
- I'm not that familiar with garnier does the products have a lot of cones in it? Cones block the moisture from getting to your hair.

- you may need to clarify your hair to remove the cones

- hawaiian silky has glycerin in it, right. is the weather cold where you live? he's some information about cold weather and its affect glycerin (the author also discusses porosity which could also be a problem)

http://thenaturalmane.wordpress.com/...-bad-for-hair/
Like Curl Nikki stated glycerin is hygroscopic. Meaning it takes moisture from the atmosphere. So yes, it can help the hair stay moisturized because it’s bringing moisture to your hair. Glycerin is helpful to many people to combat dry hair and glycerin itself is not drying. So when people say, “glycerin is drying”..that’s sort of a misnomer. Hence why she says, ” This is sort of true, but not really”. In a technical way of looking at it think of it like this: Humectants, like glycerin, can work by absorption (where the substance being collected or removed actually penetrates into the other substance) or through adsorption (where the substance being collected simply sits on the surface).
Curly Nikki, is focused on the ABSORPTION aspect of glycerin in her article. And she’s absolutely correct in it.
Now here’s why other people are correct about glycerin being “drying” in a sense:
Thought process behind why people opt not to use Glycerin in colder months:
Other people are correct as well though because in the Winter months (and sometimes the Fall) when it gets cold the air often becomes drier and there may be little or what feels like no moisture in the air.
For instance, in your house when it’s cold like most of us you probably turn your heat on so it can stay warm. Other places like businesses and schools do the same thing. So those places are constantly being heated and that air can often feel dry. You know how your skin can feel dry in the winter especially when you are inside a very well heated building ? Well it’s because of the lack of moisture in the atmosphere you are in.
While glycerin does attract water molecules from the air and help with moisturization, it can be a problem if there is little or no moisture in the atmosphere for it to utilize. If glycerin is in your hair in a drier environment..it’s still going to do its primary function: Draw moisture (attract water molecules). Which means it would be taking the moisture from your hair because it has no other place to get those water molecules from if the air in the atmosphere is particularly dry.
So basically the thinking is: in the Winter months when things seems to get dry inside an environment, if one is using glycerin in their hair and that glycerin doesn’t have a steady source of water molecules to attract from the atmosphere..it will “turn” or as some people like to say: “It dries my hair out”. Why ? Because glycerin will still do its job which is to “draw moisture”, but it just will draw that moisture from your hair instead of the atmosphere by the process of adsorption instead of absorption. The hair will often feel greasy but not moisturized.
These people are focused on the ADSORPTION effects of glycerin. And they are absolutely correct to be concerned about it especially in colder months.
So technically, Curly Nikki, and the other folks are both correct in the different uses of logic when it comes to glycerin.
Now here is the catch to all this: POROSITY. Porosity is basically how easily water and other matter can diffuse back and forth through the cuticle layer and into or out of the cortex of the hair.
Humectants, like glycerin can cause a problem for people with hair that has higher porosity if they are used improperly. For instance, If a person has hair with a higher porosity is using a humectant like glycerin constantly and are around areas where their hair does absorb tons of moisture in excess this can lead to the hair becoming “overly saturated” with moisture. If the hair with high porosity becomes “overly saturated” on a regular basis it can lose its normal elasticity. This can be a terrible problem because a lot of breakage can occur to the hair when it’s manipulated by combing, brushing, rubbing, etc.
So while glycerin is hygroscopic and is great to help with moisture in general.. getting the best benefits from using it in the hair depends on a few things. They are: the proper usage of it in general (meaning knowing when and how to use it), the porosity of the hair (meaning how easily water goes in an out of the hair shaft), and the atmosphere/environment in which it’s used (meaning is the air dry, there is a lot of moisture around, etc).
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Okay, so recentley my hair has been feeling so hard and idk what to do, it may because i just washed it yesterday and it recovers over time, but usually its been really hard to the touch. On top of that i dont think my conditioner does anything, it doesnt make my hair soft or anything. I use garnier sleek and shine conditioner (green bottle) and daily im using hawaiin silky 14 n1 and argon oil to moisturize.. any help? ;/
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful

These are the 14 active ingredients found in Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, PEG-47 Lanolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Polysorbate-60, Triethanolamine, Acetimide AME, Hydrolized Vegetable Protein, Stearyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Menthol, Panthenol DL, Jojoba Oil, Anjelica Root Extract, Articum Lappa Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Mistletoe Extract, Nettle Extract, Oatmeal Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothizolinone, Fragrance


So we have mineral oil, parabens, cones, propylene glycol, glycerin (doesn't agree with everybody's hair), and protein... I think you should maybe leave the Hawaiian Silky alone in favor of a product without so many iffy ingredients.

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A few things come to mind
- I'm not that familiar with garnier does the products have a lot of cones in it? Cones block the moisture from getting to your hair.

- you may need to clarify your hair to remove the cones

- hawaiian silky has glycerin in it, right. is the weather cold where you live? he's some information about cold weather and its affect glycerin (the author also discusses porosity which could also be a problem)

http://thenaturalmane.wordpress.com/...-bad-for-hair/
Like Curl Nikki stated glycerin is hygroscopic. Meaning it takes moisture from the atmosphere. So yes, it can help the hair stay moisturized because it’s bringing moisture to your hair. Glycerin is helpful to many people to combat dry hair and glycerin itself is not drying. So when people say, “glycerin is drying”..that’s sort of a misnomer. Hence why she says, ” This is sort of true, but not really”. In a technical way of looking at it think of it like this: Humectants, like glycerin, can work by absorption (where the substance being collected or removed actually penetrates into the other substance) or through adsorption (where the substance being collected simply sits on the surface).
Curly Nikki, is focused on the ABSORPTION aspect of glycerin in her article. And she’s absolutely correct in it.
Now here’s why other people are correct about glycerin being “drying” in a sense:
Thought process behind why people opt not to use Glycerin in colder months:
Other people are correct as well though because in the Winter months (and sometimes the Fall) when it gets cold the air often becomes drier and there may be little or what feels like no moisture in the air.
For instance, in your house when it’s cold like most of us you probably turn your heat on so it can stay warm. Other places like businesses and schools do the same thing. So those places are constantly being heated and that air can often feel dry. You know how your skin can feel dry in the winter especially when you are inside a very well heated building ? Well it’s because of the lack of moisture in the atmosphere you are in.
While glycerin does attract water molecules from the air and help with moisturization, it can be a problem if there is little or no moisture in the atmosphere for it to utilize. If glycerin is in your hair in a drier environment..it’s still going to do its primary function: Draw moisture (attract water molecules). Which means it would be taking the moisture from your hair because it has no other place to get those water molecules from if the air in the atmosphere is particularly dry.
So basically the thinking is: in the Winter months when things seems to get dry inside an environment, if one is using glycerin in their hair and that glycerin doesn’t have a steady source of water molecules to attract from the atmosphere..it will “turn” or as some people like to say: “It dries my hair out”. Why ? Because glycerin will still do its job which is to “draw moisture”, but it just will draw that moisture from your hair instead of the atmosphere by the process of adsorption instead of absorption. The hair will often feel greasy but not moisturized.
These people are focused on the ADSORPTION effects of glycerin. And they are absolutely correct to be concerned about it especially in colder months.
So technically, Curly Nikki, and the other folks are both correct in the different uses of logic when it comes to glycerin.
Now here is the catch to all this: POROSITY. Porosity is basically how easily water and other matter can diffuse back and forth through the cuticle layer and into or out of the cortex of the hair.
Humectants, like glycerin can cause a problem for people with hair that has higher porosity if they are used improperly. For instance, If a person has hair with a higher porosity is using a humectant like glycerin constantly and are around areas where their hair does absorb tons of moisture in excess this can lead to the hair becoming “overly saturated” with moisture. If the hair with high porosity becomes “overly saturated” on a regular basis it can lose its normal elasticity. This can be a terrible problem because a lot of breakage can occur to the hair when it’s manipulated by combing, brushing, rubbing, etc.
So while glycerin is hygroscopic and is great to help with moisture in general.. getting the best benefits from using it in the hair depends on a few things. They are: the proper usage of it in general (meaning knowing when and how to use it), the porosity of the hair (meaning how easily water goes in an out of the hair shaft), and the atmosphere/environment in which it’s used (meaning is the air dry, there is a lot of moisture around, etc).
Originally Posted by korkscrewqt

So your sugggesting that i shouldnt be using glycerine in these colder months? whats a good moisturizer to get? and since iv been natural i cant really afford any good quality products except from sally's cause the other ones are way out of my price range so idk if i can help my moisture problem. :/

And hawaiin silky is the only moistrizer i tried from sallys that works but idk its doing its job this season. what else should i do?
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I'm not saying that you shouldn't use glycerin. I'm just trying to provide information on why your hair might be hard. What do you consider expensive? The shea moisture line is sold at target. They have Coconut & Hisbicus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist. Here are the ingredients.

Here are the ingredients
Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*,
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Bu@er)*, Silk
Protein, EssenQal Oil Blend, Melia Azadirachta
(Neem) Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Hyssopus
Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf
and Equisetum Arvense Extract, Lonicera
Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera
Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,
Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Denotes CerQfied
Organic Ingredient.

You can also buy butters to moisturize your hair. I get mine from http://www.camdengrey.com/essential-...Butters-Waxes/

I prefer olive butter. You can get 2lbs for $17 plus shipping. 2lbs should last you a few months, at 4-6. You don't need too much. I put on the butter then add a conditioner or leave-in and I'm out the door.

There's also the Kimmaytube moisturizer. You don't have to use Knot Today you can use another moisturizing conditioner. This recipe makes a lot of product.
- 1 oz (2 tablespoons) of Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In
- 2 tablespoons of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice (Whole Leaf version)
- 2 teaspoons of Castor Oil
- 2 teaspoons of Jojoba Oil

Mix ingredients well and refrigerate.

Are you baggying your hair at night? You could use a glycerin product at home at night with a plastic bag. This will help moisturize your hair at night. Cowash your hair in the morning and use something else.
You might need a clarifying/chelating shampoo. I like the Quantum clarifying shampoo from Sally's.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't use glycerin. I'm just trying to provide information on why your hair might be hard. What do you consider expensive? The shea moisture line is sold at target. They have Coconut & Hisbicus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist. Here are the ingredients.

Here are the ingredients
Deionized Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*,
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Bu@er)*, Silk
Protein, EssenQal Oil Blend, Melia Azadirachta
(Neem) Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Hyssopus
Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf
and Equisetum Arvense Extract, Lonicera
Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera
Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,
Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Denotes CerQfied
Organic Ingredient.

You can also buy butters to moisturize your hair. I get mine from http://www.camdengrey.com/essential-...Butters-Waxes/

I prefer olive butter. You can get 2lbs for $17 plus shipping. 2lbs should last you a few months, at 4-6. You don't need too much. I put on the butter then add a conditioner or leave-in and I'm out the door.

There's also the Kimmaytube moisturizer. You don't have to use Knot Today you can use another moisturizing conditioner. This recipe makes a lot of product.
- 1 oz (2 tablespoons) of Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In
- 2 tablespoons of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice (Whole Leaf version)
- 2 teaspoons of Castor Oil
- 2 teaspoons of Jojoba Oil

Mix ingredients well and refrigerate.

Are you baggying your hair at night? You could use a glycerin product at home at night with a plastic bag. This will help moisturize your hair at night. Cowash your hair in the morning and use something else.
Originally Posted by korkscrewqt

Whats baggying? and yes i do think the shea moisture is expensive, well for me.. :/
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Okay, so recentley my hair has been feeling so hard and idk what to do, it may because i just washed it yesterday and it recovers over time, but usually its been really hard to the touch. On top of that i dont think my conditioner does anything, it doesnt make my hair soft or anything. I use garnier sleek and shine conditioner (green bottle) and daily im using hawaiin silky 14 n1 and argon oil to moisturize.. any help? ;/
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful
Hey Bria!

i've been having the same issue! well did. i asked the ladies on here a few weeks ago about any suggestions and tips. Basically it's just like someone stated; try to use products with 'no CONES'. Are you fully natural? transitioner?
& if you do find a product that do have cones, make sure it's not like first, second, or third, etc. on the list. It should be way down the ingredient list.

I'm a transitioner; what worked for me so far is: co-washing; I recently purchased aussie moist & so far so good, we'll see how long it'll last. To moisurize: i actually use a mix of doo gro, razor perfect perm moisturizer, and evoo. A little bit of doo gro and a little bit of the ppc and that did the trick for me. I know it has petroleum, and mineral oil, but it'll do for the time being until I can invest in "all natural" hair products bc that's what I really want but can't afford.

Now this works for me. It left my hair feeling moisturized -- hopefully soon I can get a really go natural moisturizer. I'll put it on a christmas list.

Really,why not check out www.thisboardrocks.com
Also, what kind of argan oil are you using? Many of them sold in stores are laden with cones galore...

The Garnier Sleek and Shine condish I looked up had the following ingreds (fortifying):

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Parfum/Fragrance, Cetyl Esters, Lauryl PEG/PPG 18/18 Methicone, Methylparaben, Persea Gratissima Avocado Oil, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine HCI, Trideceth 12, Citric Acid, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methypropional, Citrus Limonium (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract

A cone and perfume high on the list can equal dry hair...Suave Naturals doesn't have any cones, and you could leave some of that in and seal with Crisco or EVOO.
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I use the moroccan argon oil dry treatment.. iv been buying it forever. thats the only oil i use, and wow i didnt know that conditioner had a cone in it.. what ingredients says that? so i can know ahead of time and yeah suave sounds good i saw that in my nearby krogers.. and where do you buy jojoba oil, and evoo at?
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I use the moroccan argon oil dry treatment.. iv been buying it forever. thats the only oil i use, and wow i didnt know that conditioner had a cone in it.. what ingredients says that? so i can know ahead of time and yeah suave sounds good i saw that in my nearby krogers.. and where do you buy jojoba oil, and evoo at?
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful
Is it the one by Hollywood Beauty? If so, that's also full of cones. Any oil treatments that aren't pure oil usually have cones added for the sleek/shiny look. Check your bottle to see if it's pure argan oil. I got the ingredients list from drugstore.com. You can get EVOO from any grocery store, but jojoba oil you'll probably have to go to Whole Foods or a health food/organic type store, or Vitamin Shoppe.
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Whats baggying? and yes i do think the shea moisture is expensive, well for me.. :/
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful
Baggying is when you apply a Moisturizer or Leave in conditioner to your hair(dry hair) then cover with a plastic shower cap or plastic sandwich bag for a period of time of about 1-4 hours preferably not over night.
The cap traps the body heat generated through ur scalp (I think the secret to this is that the heat is exactly the amount of heat ur hair needs)

My experience with baggying, after baggying for about a week stretch i found that my ends have never been healthier, my ends became moist, thick and strong. That is why I feel that baggying will benefit us Transitioners very well, Healthy ends equals less or no breakage and hence no drastic shedding and breakage during our journey.
Importance of baggying:
-Retaining moisture
-Hydrates hair
-Thickens and strengthens ends
-Retaining length
How to baggy?
Apply favorite moisturizer or leave in conditioner, cover with shower cap or plastic bag, leave on for 1-4 hours.

List of Leave ins and Moisturizers:
Bed Head Tigi- Ego Boost (reviewed- Good)
Giovanni: Direct Leave in weightless moisture conditioner ( reviewed-Very good)
Body Shop- Amlika Leave in Conditioner(reviewed- Very good)
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship- Leave-In Split End Protector Treatment
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave-in Creme
Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-in
Herbal Essences Break's Over Strengthening Leave-in Creme
Herbal Essences None of Your Frizzness Leave-in
Nexxus Humectress
Pantene (pro v)- Smooth and silky moisture leave in (reviewed- Not bad)
(Best to use moisture based creamy Leave ins or moisturizers)


http://curlyback.blogspot.com/2009/0...sitioners.html
I use the moroccan argon oil dry treatment.. iv been buying it forever. thats the only oil i use, and wow i didnt know that conditioner had a cone in it.. what ingredients says that? so i can know ahead of time and yeah suave sounds good i saw that in my nearby krogers.. and where do you buy jojoba oil, and evoo at?
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful
Is it the one by Hollywood Beauty? If so, that's also full of cones. Any oil treatments that aren't pure oil usually have cones added for the sleek/shiny look. Check your bottle to see if it's pure argan oil. I got the ingredients list from drugstore.com. You can get EVOO from any grocery store, but jojoba oil you'll probably have to go to Whole Foods or a health food/organic type store, or Vitamin Shoppe.
Originally Posted by ellepixie





i use this one but it works really good on my hair. and what should i do? and baggying sounds nice but im natural now..
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Here are the ingredients (from Sallybeauty.com) -

DIMETHICONE ,DIMETHICONOL ,CYCLOPENTASILOXANE ,FRAGRANCE ,ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL ,OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL ,LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL ,C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE ,YELLOW 11 ,RED 17

I understand it works well in your hair, but using that along with the other products with cones may not be good for your hair. Looking at the ingredients list, the natural oils most likely only make up a small percentage of the finished product. Often, cones make our hair feel good at the beginning, but then your hair gets very dry b/c it's blocking moisture, and if you are not using a sulfate shampoo, you'll get build up. Are you clarifying at all?

Also, you can certainly baggy with natural hair. The sulfur oil I use nightly totally stinks, so I don't want to get the smell on my bonnet or pillowcase. I put a plastic shower cap over my hair every night after moisturizing and applying the oil to my scalp to keep it from leaking on my bonnet/pillowcase. My ends have gotten much more supple and moisturized.
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The article I posted was about relaxed hair. I was just trying to find info on baggying. However, baggying is appropriate for naturals AND relaxed. I am natural and have been baggying for years. I baggy 2-4xs a week.
Here are the ingredients (from Sallybeauty.com) -

DIMETHICONE ,DIMETHICONOL ,CYCLOPENTASILOXANE ,FRAGRANCE ,ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL ,OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL ,LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL ,C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE ,YELLOW 11 ,RED 17

I understand it works well in your hair, but using that along with the other products with cones may not be good for your hair. Looking at the ingredients list, the natural oils most likely only make up a small percentage of the finished product. Often, cones make our hair feel good at the beginning, but then your hair gets very dry b/c it's blocking moisture, and if you are not using a sulfate shampoo, you'll get build up. Are you clarifying at all?

Also, you can certainly baggy with natural hair. The sulfur oil I use nightly totally stinks, so I don't want to get the smell on my bonnet or pillowcase. I put a plastic shower cap over my hair every night after moisturizing and applying the oil to my scalp to keep it from leaking on my bonnet/pillowcase. My ends have gotten much more supple and moisturized.
Originally Posted by ellepixie

No i dont clarify, school me how do you do that? im still learning my hair sadly..
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How to baggy:

You just dampen your hair (you don't want it soaking wet, just damp) and then add a little conditioner (a cheap one will do), coconut oil (you can get it at the grocery store as well), EVOO (grocery store) or any other oil you can find. Then, just put a shower cap on your head along with you scarf and go to bed.

Rinse it all out on the morning with a conditioner wash!

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Last edited by Liyah; 11-02-2010 at 08:24 PM.
Here are the ingredients (from Sallybeauty.com) -

DIMETHICONE ,DIMETHICONOL ,CYCLOPENTASILOXANE ,FRAGRANCE ,ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL ,OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL ,LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL ,C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE ,YELLOW 11 ,RED 17

I understand it works well in your hair, but using that along with the other products with cones may not be good for your hair. Looking at the ingredients list, the natural oils most likely only make up a small percentage of the finished product. Often, cones make our hair feel good at the beginning, but then your hair gets very dry b/c it's blocking moisture, and if you are not using a sulfate shampoo, you'll get build up. Are you clarifying at all?

Also, you can certainly baggy with natural hair. The sulfur oil I use nightly totally stinks, so I don't want to get the smell on my bonnet or pillowcase. I put a plastic shower cap over my hair every night after moisturizing and applying the oil to my scalp to keep it from leaking on my bonnet/pillowcase. My ends have gotten much more supple and moisturized.
Originally Posted by ellepixie

No i dont clarify, school me how do you do that? im still learning my hair sadly..
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful
You just dampen your hair (you don't want it soaking wet, just damp) and then add a little conditioner (a cheap one will do), coconut oil (you can get it at the grocery store as well), EVOO (grocery store) or any other oil you can find. Then, just put a shower cap on your head along with you scarf and go to bed.

Rinse it all out on the morning with a conditioner wash!

HTH
Originally Posted by Liyah
Hey Liyah, you were referring to baggying right?

Clarifying is when you cleanse your hair of buildup from product, butters, cones, etc. Because you are using strong cones, you will need to use a SULFATE shampoo to clarify (ones with SLS). I haven't used a sulfate poo since I went natural, so hopefully someone will chime in and suggest one that isn't too drying.

If you don't use cones, you don't need to use sulfates - you can use a non-sulfate shampoo (I use Kinky Curly Come Clean and Donna Marie shampoos), a shampoo bar (Chargin Valley is good), or, if you don't use a lot of heavy butters, you can most likely get away with cowashing.
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No i dont clarify, school me how do you do that? im still learning my hair sadly..
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful
You just dampen your hair (you don't want it soaking wet, just damp) and then add a little conditioner (a cheap one will do), coconut oil (you can get it at the grocery store as well), EVOO (grocery store) or any other oil you can find. Then, just put a shower cap on your head along with you scarf and go to bed.

Rinse it all out on the morning with a conditioner wash!

HTH
Originally Posted by Liyah
Hey Liyah, you were referring to baggying right?

Clarifying is when you cleanse your hair of buildup from product, butters, cones, etc. Because you are using strong cones, you will need to use a SULFATE shampoo to clarify (ones with SLS). I haven't used a sulfate poo since I went natural, so hopefully someone will chime in and suggest one that isn't too drying.

If you don't use cones, you don't need to use sulfates - you can use a non-sulfate shampoo (I use Kinky Curly Come Clean and Donna Marie shampoos), a shampoo bar (Chargin Valley is good), or, if you don't use a lot of heavy butters, you can most likely get away with cowashing.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
Yeah I was referring to baggying...lol! I was thinking abt her clarifying question when I quoted.

Lemme fix that...lol
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No i dont clarify, school me how do you do that? im still learning my hair sadly..
Originally Posted by NaturallyBriaful
You just dampen your hair (you don't want it soaking wet, just damp) and then add a little conditioner (a cheap one will do), coconut oil (you can get it at the grocery store as well), EVOO (grocery store) or any other oil you can find. Then, just put a shower cap on your head along with you scarf and go to bed.

Rinse it all out on the morning with a conditioner wash!

HTH
Originally Posted by Liyah
Hey Liyah, you were referring to baggying right?

Clarifying is when you cleanse your hair of buildup from product, butters, cones, etc. Because you are using strong cones, you will need to use a SULFATE shampoo to clarify (ones with SLS). I haven't used a sulfate poo since I went natural, so hopefully someone will chime in and suggest one that isn't too drying.

If you don't use cones, you don't need to use sulfates - you can use a non-sulfate shampoo (I use Kinky Curly Come Clean and Donna Marie shampoos), a shampoo bar (Chargin Valley is good), or, if you don't use a lot of heavy butters, you can most likely get away with cowashing.
Originally Posted by ellepixie

yeah i do cowashing, and kinky curly i dont use those products havent tried it yet. way out of my price range at the moment..
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