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Old 12-02-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
 
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Default Dry hair...what should I do?!

So, I went and got my hair pressed a few days ago, my stylist kept ranting about my hair has gotten since going natural and blah blah blah. Part of me thinks she over exaggerates because she wants my business again since I never/very rarely straighten my hair or visit the salon at all.

My question is, what can I do to moisturizer my hair?! I try doing DT on a weekly basis...still dry. I stopped doing cg and started shampooing again because I was told that protein build up can cause dryness...but it's still dry. What should I do??


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What's your regimen? What products do you use?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
 
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this is how i found out silicones weren't my friend. i had dry hair no matter what! are you still using silicones?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:20 AM   #4
 
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Yeah we need deets, because if your formulations in your products are good, then you shouldn't be having this issue.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:42 AM   #5
 
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It's difficult to answer without knowing your routine and products but I have some suggestions:

-DT more than once a week. DT at home while you're watching TV, on the internet, doing dishes, etc.

-Are you wetting your hair? Unlike relaxed and pressed hair, water is your natural hair friend! I wet my hair daily and condition it.

-Conditioner! Moisturizers! Are you putting these on your hair daily? It's a must, IMO.

-Oils and butters. I oil my hair every second night before bed. I was using coconut oil or olive oil but now I've switched to jojoba oil. My hair loves it.

-Glycerine. Some people's hair hate it, some people's hair love it. My hair loves it. I spritz my hair every single night with my water and glycerine mix. My hair absolutely loves it.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:43 AM   #6
 
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All proteins are not the same. My hair loves some like silk and wheat and hates others like what is in coconut milk and yogurt dry my hair out really bad. Silicones start out good but then dry me out. You might look at how often you cowash or rinse out your hair. My hair likes to be drenched in water at least every 3 days. But some people do more some do less.
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Here's my routine. The shampooing is new to my routine because I stopped cg in order to clean my hair better.


washed with motions. Then I conditions with suave naturals and detangled in the shower. Rinsed and use wen conditioner as a leave in. I used a little Wen styling cream, then an ic olive oil and Shea moisture curling souffle mix to style. I let it air dry 90% then scrunched in some cantu Shea butter to prevent crunch and diffused with my head upside down until fully dry.

I'm open to using new products if necessary...I just want healthy hair! I can usually moisturize it well enough when I wash n go, but my hair is visibly dryer than it was when it was relaxed.

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Here's my routine. The shampooing is new to my routine because I stopped cg in order to clean my hair better.


washed with motions. Then I conditions with suave naturals and detangled in the shower. Rinsed and use wen conditioner as a leave in. I used a little Wen styling cream, then an ic olive oil and Shea moisture curling souffle mix to style. I let it air dry 90% then scrunched in some cantu Shea butter to prevent crunch and diffused with my head upside down until fully dry.

I'm open to using new products if necessary...I just want healthy hair! I can usually moisturize it well enough when I wash n go, but my hair is visibly dryer than it was when it was relaxed.

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Cg has more than one aspect. I low poo but i dont use cones. I know cantu has cones. I dont know if wen has cones. Some sm products can give me buildup of because of all the oils so i think sm + olive oil + wen +cantu could be product overload which will dry out your hair. When i did wash and gos everyday with cones my hair was very dry.
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #9
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Here's my routine. The shampooing is new to my routine because I stopped cg in order to clean my hair better.


washed with motions. Then I conditions with suave naturals and detangled in the shower. Rinsed and use wen conditioner as a leave in. I used a little Wen styling cream, then an ic olive oil and Shea moisture curling souffle mix to style. I let it air dry 90% then scrunched in some cantu Shea butter to prevent crunch and diffused with my head upside down until fully dry.

I'm open to using new products if necessary...I just want healthy hair! I can usually moisturize it well enough when I wash n go, but my hair is visibly dryer than it was when it was relaxed.

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Oh Gosh, Cantu Shea Butter? Just reading the name upset me LOL. I know some people love this stuff, but I needed an exorcism performed on my head after I tried that stuff. My hair felt like plastic and I am someone who is not sensitive to cones. It is just one of those products that was invented by the devil and will never touch any part of my hair again.

Also, Suave Naturals doesn't do a thing for me. I need a conditioner that is a little more rich than that. Maybe you need a richer conditioner for actual conditioning, then you can use the Suave as a leave-in.

Is IC olive oil like a cream oil moisturizer or an actual oil? Maybe you need an oil or butter to seal your hair.
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You may want to consider a deep treatment that containers richer ingredients. Also, it dies not hurt to add products like honey (raw honey is awesome) and coconut oil (it penetrates the shaft better when hair is wet). Use this mixture eith a platic cap for an extended period.

For me, I absolutely have to leave in conditioners for an extended period before rinsing otherwise it does not penetrate.
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Thanks ladies...I think I may try to use more oils and less products...


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Old 12-05-2011, 05:26 PM   #12
 
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I think that's a "trap" a lot of people fall into. Styling products can't miraculously turn your hair into something it is not. However, pampering your hair with lots of moisturizers, oils, butters, will definitely improve your hair.
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