GAWD - what happened to my hair!!??

I was having such good luck with my hair and then the weather turned insanely cold and dry and I lost the curl. THEN.... I get home today and had to re-do since it was so bad. After diffusing, I scrunched in a bit of SIF and my head starting to ITCH later on. I went to scratch and it felt SOOOO DRY and brittle. I looked in the mirror and it was a dry frizzy mess.
I had to put some heavier condish and now I'm just letting it air dry.
Does anyone still use Garnier curl and shine leave in?
I still have my full bottle -- I really don't like it but it does add moisture so I added a pea sized amount to get rid of the dryness.
the only different things I put in my hair was the SIF and the daily condish made by Nature's gate.
Darby
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
For the winter I've had to come off the gel and use cremes - Like Boots or Re:coil.

Also DT's every week , faithfully.
"What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

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fine, wavy - 2b/3a
KCNT and KKCC
You probably need a heavier conditoiner and a leave in or say something like Rusk Being Gutsy under your gel if you're still using gel.
It's not even cold here but the temp is lower than summer and I've already moved to heavier conditioner to help my curl out.
I always use a leave in now whereas in the summer I rarely used one.
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
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If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
Which Nature's Gate condish did you use?
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
I used the daily one for all hair types.
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
Ok, I was curious myself about that condish, so I checked LB's conditioner chronicles to see if it was mentioned, and here's what she wrote:

Nature's Gate Herbal Daily Conditioner for All Hair Types (*)
Primary Fault: seriously lacking in moisture
comparable to: Vitamin Shoppe BodyCare Herbal Everyday Conditioner
Boy, do I love the fragrance of this conditioner—a nice ylang ylang herbal—and it lingered, even in my dry hair. This formulation was very different from the original formula that was full of natural oils and nontraditional. Slimy texture is very pleasing to distribute and not runny while being more liquid than creamy. In the morning, I noticed some curl boosting in the form of lots of skinny curls. I also noticed some surface frizz already forming. Through the day, the frizz increased significantly so all I had by midday and early afternoon was a mass of poofy wavy/curly pieces, still separated, but very inflated. My hair looked very dry and frazzled and a little producty, but it *felt* very producty to the touch. The fragrance made me want to give this a fair, but its conditioning performance really was a poor—not to mention the frizz throughout.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
interesting. At least I only paid 5.00 for it. I didn't like the smell - very strong!
This morning I washed with the shampoo and used the awapuhi condish and for the styling product - TT gel.
And got PERFECT hair!!!
I think the DT I did last night really helped. I'll have to try and do a DT at least once a week.
Darby
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
My hair is dead too Darby. Hope we warm up soon. Till then, the deep treatment sounds like an excellent idea! I'll have to go home and do one tonight
Fine Wavy (2a)
Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
interesting. At least I only paid 5.00 for it. I didn't like the smell - very strong!
This morning I washed with the shampoo and used the awapuhi condish and for the styling product - TT gel.
And got PERFECT hair!!!
I think the DT I did last night really helped. I'll have to try and do a DT at least once a week.
Darby
Originally Posted by Darby
Most of the Nature's Gate line is pretty good. That conditioner, though, seems to be the black sheep. I highly recommend the Asian Pear and Red Tea conditioner by Nature's Gate. It's $8 and is listed as "best on a budget" in the Conditioner Chronicles. NG's Chamomile Replenishing Conditioner makes a nice leave-in that isn't too heavy or gooey.
Eilonwy, I got that Asian Pear and Red Tea condish yesterday and love it so far! I also got the regular Moisturizing Aloe one but haven't tried it yet.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
Does that condish have wheat protein in it?
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
Hmm, I don't have the bottle here but I'll check the conditioner chronicles and see if it's listed!
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
Ok, here's what LB wrote about the NG Asian Pear and Red Tea (including ingredients below), and yes it does have wheat protein, sorry. :

Nature's Gate Organics Asian Pear & Red Tea Rejuvenating Conditioner (* ^)
Primary Positive: encouraged curl, natural definition, good detangling
Primary Fault: spider weby surface frizz
This conditioner’s fragrance was dominated more by the red tea than a fruity smell (nice, not musky or strong). It detangled above average once I distributed it through my hair. In the am, the shine was nice, accenting pretty curls (definitely encouraged, slightly boosted). My hair felt soft too. Though the day, my curls maintained their consistancy curly-wise with natural-soft definition. It was nice to have a soft look but still defined clumps. There was some frizz, but it was spider weby, surface-bound, and soft so it was not noticeable from a distance. Also, thoughout the day, my curls remained moisturized all the way to the ends.

water, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) flower/leaf/stem extract, lippia citriodora (lemon verbena) flower/leaf/stem extract, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, glycerin, pyrus communis (pear) fruit extract, aspalathus linearis (rooibos/red tea) leaf extract, ficus carica (fig) extract, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract, citrus japonica fruit (kumquat) extract, rosa gallica (french rose) flower extract, viola tricolor (pansy) extract, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract, equisetum hiemale (horsetail) extract, malva sylvestris (mallow) extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, betula alba (birch) extract, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed wheat starch, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, panthenol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, bisabolol, hydroxyethylcellulose, saccharide isomerate, tocopherol, polyquaternium-10, butylene glycol, fragrance, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, disodium edta
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
Yup it's got wheat protein! Can't use it. But I did get the Jojoba condish by nature's gate today and I'm going to give that a try.
I sure have alot of condish in my closet!!
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
I used the Jojoba nature's gate condish this am and I really liked it. My hair is moisturized but not weighted down and I had curl all day long.
We'll see if it continues.
Darby
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
Oh good, glad the Jojoba one is working better for you! Would be interested to know if you discover any frizz as the day progresses. Hopefully not!
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
Darby,

I've only tried the Jojoba, and I really like it, too! I think my hair is sensitive to wheat protein also.

Sherry
no frizz at all. Looked good all day long. Today I had to wash - didn't get second day hair. I never do when I fall asleep on the couch!! Tonight I'll try to make it to bed before I fall asleep on the couch and see if I don't get 2nd day hair.
Although the weather could be playing a big part. We are extremely cold and extremely dry right now. I do have two humidifiers going in the house to get some humidity in the air. Hubby gets a bloody nose if he doesn't get some humidity.
This dry air is a killer! Especially on hair.
I'm not sure which condish to take to Hawaii with me when we go in the spring. I think I'll take both the awapuhi and the jojoba one.
Darby
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b

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