Natural Hair in DRY heat

Hi, so I go to school in a dry almost desert like area. I've adjusted with my hair regimen for the seasons during the school year but now it's summer and I've decided to stay. The heat is here is ridiculous and it's extremely dry. I've tried adding more moisturizers and products that have more oils in them but my hair is getting really dried out. My twist outs usually last around a week or so but now I can't get them to last more than 3 days. I'm limited with products because i'm living in such a small town and I discovered I'm allergic to most coconut products. Can anyone suggest anything to help this dryness?


Hi, so I go to school in a dry almost desert like area. I've adjusted with my hair regimen for the seasons during the school year but now it's summer and I've decided to stay. The heat is here is ridiculous and it's extremely dry. I've tried adding more moisturizers and products that have more oils in them but my hair is getting really dried out. My twist outs usually last around a week or so but now I can't get them to last more than 3 days. I'm limited with products because i'm living in such a small town and I discovered I'm allergic to most coconut products. Can anyone suggest anything to help this dryness?
Originally Posted by jayelle
I was in NM last summer and the products that helped my hair tremendously were ones w/o glycerin, Cush Cosmetics worked for me. (doesn't now for whatever reason) . I used their hair spray, buriti hair lotion, shampoo and creme de palm. moisturizing creme. I also wore a turban most of the time and rinsed my hair in cool water at night. I think when you are in a hot desert climate, you need to cover your hair to keep direct sunlight and uv rays from damaging your strands. HTH
All I can advise is to avoid glycerin in your products and seal with a butter after you wash. One thing I do to get a week out of my hair without having to wash is to "spritz and seal".. so basically right before your twistout starts to get dry (dont wait until, wont be as effective) section your hair, dampen with just water, seal with oil and retwist. It usually gets me about 2-3 more days (moisture wise) & ill do it until I feel I need to wash again. See if that works for you!
Try co washing with suave humectant conditioner or a moisturizing conditioner that will lock in the moisture you put in it & attract moisture to your hair.
will a steamer help out? I too live in a very dry and hot climate and I'm about to buy a steamer due to dry and brittle hair.

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