Solution for dry roots, frizzy roots, crown breakage

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They say healthy hair starts from the roots.

A few years back a user posted on her dry, brittle crown area and we posted back and forth along with other users about possible causes and solutions. We were stumped. I found a solution in Winter 2014 that worked for me in combination with a better understanding of the ingredients that benefit both problem roots and crown issues. I wanted to share since it has continued to work and can be helpful to anyone else this upcoming Winter. Let me know if you have found this working for you as well! Please also tag or link on any other threads that address this topic.

dry or frizzy roots solution

Jojoba oil. I mix it with my leave-ins and/or stylers and my roots do not frizz like they once did when wearing wash n' go, twist outs or other styles. I discovered this solution some years ago, but did not realize it at the time. I was trying out box braids and my fine hair frizzed at the roots the next day. I spritzed a mixture of jojoba oil, wild growth oil + water on my roots at night and in the morning all of my halo frizz was gone; my hair looked freshly styled. Jojoba oil is closest to sebum so I am not surprised that it helps smooth roots better than any moisturizer or hydrating deep conditioner I have applied in the past. I now use it on every wash day and most of my staple products include it as well.

crown breakage solution

Jojoba + Olive oil. They are both non-polar oils. I won't break down the meaning of non-polar oils since it will make this a longer post, but non-polar oils work well to preserve moisture in high porosity hair. Crown breakage is often due to high porosity hair is the crown area due to damage from sun exposure, heat and chemicals. Google The Link Between Crown Breakage and Porosity in Natural Hair. Since incorporating non-polar oils like Jojoba oil + Olive oil in my conditioners, leave-ins and sealants my crown is more manageable, softer and detangled. I currently use a pre-mixed oil that contains Jojoba + Olive called Wild Growth Oil* but a basic mix of the two will give comparable results. Polar oils like coconut and avocado would not necessarily be helpful for crown breakage because they absorb quickly into the hair and provide no protective coating. Shea butter and castor oil (i.e. JBCO) especially are great to use along with Jojoba and Olive for added strength and nourishment at the crown roots. Finally, I make it a habit to use low ph products at my crown like Keracare natural textures leave-in (ph 5), Eden Body Works soufflé, As I Am products or simply doing an aloe rinse before styling (100% aloe vera gel + cold water).
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Last edited by Paraty; 09-11-2015 at 03:13 AM.
They say healthy hair starts from the roots.

A few years back a user posted on her dry, brittle crown area and we posted back and forth along with other users about possible causes and solutions. We were stumped. I found a solution in Winter 2014 that worked for me in combination with a better understanding of the ingredients that benefit both problem roots and crown issues. I wanted to share since it has continued to work and can be helpful to anyone else this upcoming Winter. Let me know if you have found this working for you as well! Please also tag or link on any other threads that address this topic.

dry or frizzy roots solution

Jojoba oil. I mix it with my leave-ins and/or stylers and my roots do not frizz like they once did when wearing wash n' go, twist outs or other styles. I discovered this solution some years ago, but did not realize it at the time. I was trying out box braids and my fine hair frizzed at the roots the next day. I spritzed a mixture of jojoba oil, wild growth oil + water on my roots at night and in the morning all of my halo frizz was gone; my hair looked freshly styled. Jojoba oil is closest to sebum so I am not surprised that it helps smooth roots better than any moisturizer or hydrating deep conditioner I have applied in the past. I now use it on every wash day and most of my staple products include it as well.

crown breakage solution

Jojoba + Olive oil. They are both non-polar oils. I won't break down the meaning of non-polar oils since it will make this a longer post, but non-polar oils work well to preserve moisture in high porosity hair. Crown breakage is often due to high porosity hair is the crown area due to damage from sun exposure, heat and chemicals. Google The Link Between Crown Breakage and Porosity in Natural Hair. Since incorporating non-polar oils like Jojoba oil + Olive oil in my conditioners, leave-ins and sealants my crown is more manageable, softer and detangled. I currently use a pre-mixed oil that contains Jojoba + Olive called Wild Growth Oil* but a basic mix of the two will give comparable results. Polar oils like coconut and avocado would not necessarily be helpful for crown breakage because they absorb quickly into the hair and provide no protective coating. Shea butter and castor oil (i.e. JBCO) especially are great to use along with Jojoba and Olive for added strength and nourishment at the crown roots. Finally, I make it a habit to use low ph products at my crown like Keracare natural textures leave-in (ph 5), Eden Body Works soufflé, As I Am products or simply doing an aloe rinse before styling (100% aloe vera gel + cold water).
Originally Posted by Paraty
Thanks for sharing what works for you. I know my hair tends to get dry at the roots although I have read many articles saying that is not an issue and not to use conditioner at the roots. I learned to ignore that.
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Great thread! I tend to have breakage around the edges in the back and a little bit in the crown area. One thing that has helped me is going back to weekly shampooing instead of co-washing. I've found nourishing shampoos that have some type of strengthener work best for my situation, but I need products on a weekly basis that won't build up on the hair.

Since switching up my routine, my hair loss when showering has decreased by 75 per cent. No joke!
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4A-C, Fine/ Fragile/ Prone to Breakage , Extra Dry & Coily
Thank you! My roots in the front are always frizzy and undefined! It makes no sense because everywhere else there are perfect spirals
Low porosity 3c/4a is the best way I can describe it

Products I use:
Shampoo: SM JBCO shampoo
Cowash : DevaCurl No-poo
Conditioner: Herbal Essene Hello Hydration
Leave-in: SM JBCO Leave-in
Deep conditioner: DC Heaven in Hair / Aussie 3 min
Protein Treatments: ORS Mayonnaise
Oils/Butters: Avocado oil, Jojoba oil

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