Dry conditioner method


+1 at bolded. I also saw someone on YT doing that. Ever since that time I generally saturate my hair with conditioner section by section before washing and de-tangle each section.( I have low porosity hair) Then I wash my hair, DC, rinse and use my leave in. The pre-conditioning works wonders for me and I hardly get tangles.
Originally Posted by nubiana30

I recently started doing to that to my hair too and it works beautifully. I mix some sort of oil with my conditioners and let it sit for a short while before detangling. My hair is naturally very porous so it drinks it up. I end up using more conditioner because I condition or DT after washing as well, but its worth it.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
I generally DC my hair BEFORE I wash. I put my DC on dry hair, leave it in as long as I want to, then finger detangle, rinse, cowash or shampoo, and then comb through my rinse-out conditioner. I do use loads of conditioner, but it works for me.

OP, I spend half my time in west africa and have to deal with the humidity shrinkage issues you mentioned, so I am going to try out this method and see how it works for me.
Originally Posted by NoodleNaps
I've been DTing on dry hair for years...I don't know how it's taken me so long to figure this out lol. My hair drinks up moisture too, maybe that's why this so works so well.
What I really like about this is that it only requires 2 products (conditioner and oil). No gels, leave-ins, curl creams, moisturizers etc. I've been on the search to make my hair regimen more budget friendly and I think this is the answer.
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long aid activator gel
random condish+honey+olive oil+cocnut milk+whole milk+conditioner (DT)
finger combing>>>>Tangle Teaser
Okay, so my hair wasn't stretched when I tried this (I tried it twice) but let me tell you, it's an excellent way to achieve better looking second day hair. I normally "can't" do second day hair but I was able to with this method.
Originally Posted by nana_banana
When I did this I stretched my hair (well just the roots) myself by bunning overnight. then the length dried into nice clumped curls Did you try that? And I'm really happy with how long it lasts. I plan on being able to get at least 4 days out of this
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finger combing>>>>Tangle Teaser
I may try this soon, it sounds like a good way to lock in moisture.
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I saw this lady on YT recently talk about how she put conditioner in her hair BEFORE she got in the shower to wash it.... I had read about this in the 2nd Curly Girl book and blew it off...cause I have high porosity hair..

Well I decided to try it.. wow..it really works well for detangling to put the conditioner in before you wet your hair.
Originally Posted by Marah Mizrahi
I tried this by chance a couple months ago and I love it! I did it to help protect my hair from the shampoo bar I was using and it made my hair so much easier to detangle and softer.


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Okay, so my hair wasn't stretched when I tried this (I tried it twice) but let me tell you, it's an excellent way to achieve better looking second day hair. I normally "can't" do second day hair but I was able to with this method.
Originally Posted by nana_banana
When I did this I stretched my hair (well just the roots) myself by bunning overnight. then the length dried into nice clumped curls Did you try that? And I'm really happy with how long it lasts. I plan on being able to get at least 4 days out of this
Originally Posted by katherinelovesevryone
I definitely got the clumpy curls. I don't really stretch my hair but I might try stretching ad using this method.
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This method definitely works! I did it during the 1st year after my BC then I slipped off the bandwagon and started using gels.
I'm weening myself off daily usage of ECO OO now and going back to this because my hair is now much longer but has crazy tangles becos its so dry.

Thanks for the Tressemme oil mix tip! I was really worried about the flakes too!
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Take it from a conditioner junkie, that is all I really use nowadays when I wear my hair curly. For a sleek bun I put in conditioner, to refresh curls after it gets screwed up I detangle a bit with conditioner leave it in til the next day then wham! Awesome hair. Dry hair + conditioner = amazing. Hell I don't even detangle on wash days with water...just Conditioner.
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I'm finally going to try this tonight as am rocking a wash 'n' go at the moment. I used Ecostyler OO gel though, so basically before I go to bed do I just put some conditioner on over the top, bun, baggy and that's it? Or have you ladies normally been doing this when you have not used a gel/styler in your hair beforehand?
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I think I may have layered it over a 3+ day old WnG out of laziness. But that was after the gel had already "died" out of my hair so to speak. What I've been doing lately is rinse-washing then towel blotting (regular terry-cloth towel...yes I know they're not good) so my hair is 90% dry and then going through with the conditioner. You could try that to get the product out of your hair first...or try layering it. keep us updated
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long aid activator gel
random condish+honey+olive oil+cocnut milk+whole milk+conditioner (DT)
finger combing>>>>Tangle Teaser
I think I may have layered it over a 3+ day old WnG out of laziness. But that was after the gel had already "died" out of my hair so to speak. What I've been doing lately is rinse-washing then towel blotting (regular terry-cloth towel...yes I know they're not good) so my hair is 90% dry and then going through with the conditioner. You could try that to get the product out of your hair first...or try layering it. keep us updated
Originally Posted by katherinelovesevryone
Oh, ok I see.

Alright, well I'll try layering tonight, and then try your method when I next wash (which might be tomorrow, depending on how disastrous this is )
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I'm going to try this because my wet wash and go situation is the worst.
Ok, I'm not sure if my hair likes this

I didn't do it over my wash and go after all, because my curls were awesome that day and I didn't want to risk losing them. 3 days later I cowashed, and did some fat twists with just hair dew and shea butter. Last night when the twist out started looking a bit old, I detangled with CJ Curl Rehab and then a little bit of castor oil, bunned and baggied the bun. Today my hair was really well moisturised, but a bit too moisturised- almost wet (the whole day), and while on some bits the curls clumped, they were mostly a bit weak and lanky, and now its 30 mins past midnight and my hair still feels wet. Lol! Almost feel like I need a light protein treatment to rectify. Maybe the Curl Junkie stuff was too moisturising. I'm def going to give this another try, because over-moisturised hair never seemed like it would be possible for me, so I think if I figure out the balance properly, I might have found the answer to my dry hair issues forever.
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Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
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