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Old 07-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
 
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What are you using this summer? My hair is so dry and hard. I spent the past two weeks in the pool with the baby for swimming lessons, but I didn't dip my entire head under but maybe three times. Here's what I have in my arsenal: CJCR, KCKT, AOHSR, Ecostyler gel, Organix Coconut conditioner, Organix Acai and Avocado Conditioner, Kc coconut hair pudding and califia hair cream, CJCQ, CJCIAB, and I think that is it.

I'm in South MS, where humidity and heat are ridiculous!! I have ordered Oyin Juices and Berries and Hair Dew, and Elucence Conditioner.

I didn't have this problem in North Carolina. What products are you ladies using?

I'm normal porosity, medium to coarse, if that helps.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
 
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If I do a braidout I use some type of butter or pudding (Shea Butter based or Ohm Sweet Pudding just ran out of that) and seal with an oil.

If I am wearing it curly I do the CG styling method or I use a leave in either KC Califia Leave-in or Loreal Eversleek leave-in cream and seal with oil. I am not being too fussy with my hair.

I'm kinda letting the moisture in the air help me out to keep my hair "moist". Make sure that the products ur using are not heavy in protein because that could cause ur hair to feel hard.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
 
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What are you using this summer? My hair is so dry and hard. I spent the past two weeks in the pool with the baby for swimming lessons, but I didn't dip my entire head under but maybe three times. Here's what I have in my arsenal: CJCR, KCKT, AOHSR, Ecostyler gel, Organix Coconut conditioner, Organix Acai and Avocado Conditioner, Kc coconut hair pudding and califia hair cream, CJCQ, CJCIAB, and I think that is it.

I'm in South MS, where humidity and heat are ridiculous!! I have ordered Oyin Juices and Berries and Hair Dew, and Elucence Conditioner.

I didn't have this problem in North Carolina. What products are you ladies using?

I'm normal porosity, medium to coarse, if that helps.
I also live in South MS and I've changed up my routine to cowashing every other day. That has really helped keep my hair soft and moisturized. I shampoo and dc weekly. For my dc, I mix olive oil and honey in my conditioner. I'm not keen on paying all that money for a steamer so I use a warm towel and a plastic cap with my hooded dryer. That infuses more moisture into my strands.

My cowash and leave-in is Trader Joe's Nourish and Spa which I love but we can't buy locally so I stock up when I'm out of town. I also use a little bit of Curls Creme Brule. Not sure where you live but Target in Hattiesburg has it but not the one in D'Iberville. I seal with either coconut or castor oil and refresh usually with Jane Carter leave-in (also in Hattiesburg Target) or my homemade spritz.

Hope that helps but I'm not dealing with chlorine.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:56 PM   #4
 
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I live in FLA and lately I have been using hairveda's whipped cream ends hydration and a simple shea butter mix to seal. I perfer products with glycerine since my hair likes it a lot.

Maybe the chemicals in the pool water is drying out your hair. I have heard of people coating the hair with conditioner or shea butter before they get into the pool to prevent dryness.

The hair dew should work fine, its very moisturizing.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
 
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I have got to get more diligent about cowashing. It's so much easier to pull my hair back with a headband since I have my daughter for most of the day, but that definitely does not help with moisture retention. It gets dry so easily and turns this bronzish red color. That's how I know I need to up my moisture. I will look into some of these products though.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
 
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I'm in FL: During the winter months (went natural last Nov.) I was doing twistouts but the humidity here makes them a complete waste of time. I have been doing WnG's mostly (because I can co-wash my hair more often) but I was pretty much re-doing my WnG twice a week (which was fine).

The other day I decided to try my hand at braid extensions (I really want kinky twist but my hair is not long enough for my desired look). I will probably keep these in for 3 weeks (til the end of July). I have put some light oils on my scalp, moisturized my hair with the Hair Dew when I initially braided it up and have been spraying the JnB daily on my hair (not sure what else I will do to keep them moisturized while the braided but I will be proactive!)

I am a big fan of Oyin Hair Dew and Juices and Berries use those daily. I also deep condition once a week. (I'm not big on swimming BUT if I were I would def. load up the conditioner in my hair before taking a dip).

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