Is water needed every day for natural hair?

I don't have a good moisturizer at the moment. I do have a few products on hand, but most of them have protein and I'm not sure if they are the cause of my dryness, such as giovanni direct leave in and a leave in that is all natural. The only thing that is stopping me from using that is that it contains wheat protein. It doesn't have any water. It just have aloe vera juice and a lot of essential oils.
Originally Posted by Curly80
my hair loves protein, but giovanni direct leave in leaves me dry because its not moisturizing enough.

if your hair likes oils and butters, maybe you could try yes to cucumbers leave in. i haven't used it on my own hair, but i use it on my daughter's 3a hair and it leaves her hair sooo soft (and even kind of oily/greasy the first day) for days without rewetting or reapplying. i just googled it to find the ingredients for you and fluertzy did a review of her experience with it with the ingredients. Yes to Cucumbers Leave in Conditioner

the first ingredient is water and it has alot of natural oils in it (which is probably why it leave my daughter's hair looking oily at first). and after reading her review i think i'm going to try it on myself today! and i also like the yes to carrots deep conditioning hair mask that she mentions in the same blog post. i've used it as a leave in to give my hair an extra boost of softness.

you can get both at target.
i can't use watered down conditioner as my spritz. i get hard hair also. i make an easy peasy spritz of glycerin, water and a teensy bit of oil. works wonders.
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I don't have a good moisturizer at the moment. I do have a few products on hand, but most of them have protein and I'm not sure if they are the cause of my dryness, such as giovanni direct leave in and a leave in that is all natural. The only thing that is stopping me from using that is that it contains wheat protein. It doesn't have any water. It just have aloe vera juice and a lot of essential oils.
Originally Posted by Curly80
my hair loves protein, but giovanni direct leave in leaves me dry because its not moisturizing enough.

if your hair likes oils and butters, maybe you could try yes to cucumbers leave in. i haven't used it on my own hair, but i use it on my daughter's 3a hair and it leaves her hair sooo soft (and even kind of oily/greasy the first day) for days without rewetting or reapplying. i just googled it to find the ingredients for you and fluertzy did a review of her experience with it with the ingredients. Yes to Cucumbers Leave in Conditioner

the first ingredient is water and it has alot of natural oils in it (which is probably why it leave my daughter's hair looking oily at first). and after reading her review i think i'm going to try it on myself today! and i also like the yes to carrots deep conditioning hair mask that she mentions in the same blog post. i've used it as a leave in to give my hair an extra boost of softness.

you can get both at target.
Originally Posted by subbrock
I may have found my new moisturizer and deep conditioner with the yes to carrots and cucumbers. Thanks!
Every head is different. For me, when I had a TWA or had just chopped, water was my friend. Styling was so minimal and water helped. Just make sure to use a good moisturizing conditioner. Shea butter, olive oils and other oils/butters are barriers. They will help keep moisture in, but on their own do not impart more moisture to the hair. For that you need water and conditioner and/or other water-based leave in or moisturizer.
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Thanks ladies. I don't know if the whole co-washing thing will work for me or maybe I just did it too much. My hair was dry like I used a lot of protein. So I just washed with my giovanni tea treat shampoo, dc, used BB oil moisturizer, even though it has mineral oil, and some shea butter to seal.
Once upon a time I thought my hair was horribly dry. I had used every natural oil known to man, Shea Moisture products, deep conditioning with heat (I test low porosity), dc with honey, olive oil, etc. I baggied my hair and did things that indicated obsession as well. But no matter what I did my hair kept breaking and my strands had holes in them. A good number of them.

Finally one day I realized that I had made my own monster. Without the mountaij of endless hair products that are man made, there are only a few things that can truly moisturize your hair, and after you slap them on, if you apply anythinh more without washing out the previous, you dry your hair out more in the long run with build up and clarifyinh the build up out.

When I moisturized daily, my hair disguised my split ends that were still there.

Now all I do is wash my hair with a sulfate free, ph balanced shampoo (shikai), apply catnip tea or shikai conditioner (depending on my time, then a little mineral oil. Comb out with a wooden comb on damp hair. Loose braids. Braid at night. Following three days, plain water spritz and comb (comb prevents frizz for me). Fourth day rewash.

No more split ends
i have the finickiest hair it likes no products basically i'm low porosity and protein sensitive only conditioner i use is suave professionals almond and shea butter it's sooo moisturizing for me and dove moisturizing shampoo i love it

i tried going sulfate free and ended up with dry as hay hair i use the organix argan oil moisturizing treatment as a weekly leave in because it's protein free and do monthly are bi monthy mayo(protein)treatment because a little protein is necessary sometimes

i use olive oil to seal and spritz my hair with water maybe 3 are 4 days a week
my hair hates aloe vera gel but is fine with a little diluted aloe vera juice i don't have a problem with using cones for me water is more necessary than lots of products it's the best moisturizer ever for my super dry finicky hair

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