sandy brown hair!!

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Hello everyone,
I'm back once again with questions! lol.

My natural hair color is sandy brown which looks VERY DRY. i saw a post about SB's (Sandy Brown Naturals Unite! | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care )...because of the color, my hair NEVER looks moisturized even when its soaking wet. It looks so lifeless. When I try to do twistouts or braidouts, my hair comes out horrible (and dry looking). I have used different products (to moisturize and seal) such as cantu shea leave in, shea moisture curl smoothie, hawaiian silky, hair lotion, oils -- NOTHING WORKS! I'm so frustrated because I do not know what to do. I have even thought about getting relaxed again so my hair can look moisturized

So my question is, people with sandy brown hair, what do you do to make your hair look moisturized? (or if you don't have SB hair, any suggestions you have)

Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!
Hello everyone,
I'm back once again with questions! lol.

My natural hair color is sandy brown which looks VERY DRY. i saw a post about SB's (Sandy Brown Naturals Unite! | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care )...because of the color, my hair NEVER looks moisturized even when its soaking wet. It looks so lifeless. When I try to do twistouts or braidouts, my hair comes out horrible (and dry looking). I have used different products (to moisturize and seal) such as cantu shea leave in, shea moisture curl smoothie, hawaiian silky, hair lotion, oils -- NOTHING WORKS! I'm so frustrated because I do not know what to do. I have even thought about getting relaxed again so my hair can look moisturized

So my question is, people with sandy brown hair, what do you do to make your hair look moisturized? (or if you don't have SB hair, any suggestions you have)

Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!
Originally Posted by cortttt
I always thought i had sandy brown hair but reading that article im not sure anymore because my hair doesnt look blonde in the sun. It looks bozo the clown red. Anyway cantu and hawaiian didnt work for me. I have to use something that makes my hair look darker for it to have that moisturized look. The best thing for i have found for this is castor oil. After my li, lately the way i have been using castor oil is to add a little to my flaxseed gel and i have to make sure i coat all the strands. HTH
Okay thank you so much! I'll have to try that! I feel like I have spent so much money on products and they always fail me
Try a clear rinse ...or Cassia Obovata (the neutral henna)
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Hello everyone,
I'm back once again with questions! lol.

My natural hair color is sandy brown which looks VERY DRY. i saw a post about SB's (Sandy Brown Naturals Unite! | Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Curly Hair Care )...because of the color, my hair NEVER looks moisturized even when its soaking wet. It looks so lifeless. When I try to do twistouts or braidouts, my hair comes out horrible (and dry looking). I have used different products (to moisturize and seal) such as cantu shea leave in, shea moisture curl smoothie, hawaiian silky, hair lotion, oils -- NOTHING WORKS! I'm so frustrated because I do not know what to do. I have even thought about getting relaxed again so my hair can look moisturized

So my question is, people with sandy brown hair, what do you do to make your hair look moisturized? (or if you don't have SB hair, any suggestions you have)

Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!
Originally Posted by cortttt
wow! That article is SPOT ON about my hair.. esp the part about semi permanent color. You can even see in my avatar my hair looks reddish, thats from a semi permanent. Which I will say is probably the only solution for shine and richness. That and keeping your hair hella moisturized.
Either way it has to be a good day, curly or straight for my hair to have that "silky" look I see some people have. Id try a rinse, theyre harmless other than the fact that they dont completely come out of our hair!
I don't have sandy brown hair but I have a younger cousin who does and I often help her mother with her hair (trying to prevent the baby getting a perm slapped in) and I always have to point out to her mom that there is a difference between the hair LOOKING moisturized and BEING moisturized. Her hair always looks "dusty"...thats just the nature of the beast. Even after I've put in a fresh set of mini twists her hair looks dusty...but it's plenty moisturized. It's something that I'm working with her mom to accept because hair doesn't have to gleam and shine to be moisturized (which are not naturally traits associated with kinky hair).

The best suggestion that I've given her is every other night or so at bed time...spritz the twists with a water/conditioner/oil mix to moisturize and seal the twists with some castor oil or qhemet's AOHC. She's liking the results from the Qhemet's and the castor oil...and if it looks dusty she's not calling me in full meltdown mode any more...which is a good thing!

I suspect that most people with sandy brown hair end up coloring it as they get older because you rarely see adults with this hair color...mostly little kids or men. If you don't want to dye it a richer color (and color can damage hair just as much as a relaxer) then maybe you will have some luck with a clear shine gloss or even Cassia (neutral henna).

And just remember...just because the hair LOOKS dry doesn't mean it IS dry. Distinguishing the two is something you may have to work on.

Good Luck


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I have this problem and it took me a long time to get over looking moisturized and being moisturized. Lately I have been using products (oyin honey hemp, dc, jc curl defining
cream, oyin bsp) that seem to make my hair look darker which in turn gives that nice moisturized look.
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Thank you so much everyone! I decided I'm going to get a clear rinse to help the problem!! I'll post and let everyone know how it works out!

Happy holidays!
I suspect that most people with sandy brown hair end up coloring it as they get older because you rarely see adults with this hair color...mostly little kids or men.

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Originally Posted by Nappy_curly_crown

+1 I don't dye my hair because I like the color but most of my cousins hate it and reach for Miss Clairol. Oddly enough most people think it's me that uses the dye.
My hair and my daughter's hair is sandy brown. I always hate it in the summer time because it because this strawberry blonde ish color. I can't always determine when I'm moisturized either, so don't feel alone. I dyed my hair a lot in college to get rid of it, but now I just henna occasionally. I am thinking about dying it a richer brown color for the winter though.
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