Hair is always dry

I have tried co-washing and it doesn't work
I recently started using the black soap to try something new
I have tried other shampoo natural and not they clean may hair but all make my hair dry
I do not use anything with silicone anymore when I did no difference and when I stopped no difference
I don't drink anything BUT water I don't like anything else( I know I am weird lol)
My hair seem to like castor oil it does not make my hair greasy as long as I do not use way to much
I have tried clarifying my hair and trying products but it makes no difference
I still suggest seeing a doctor. You have nothing to lose by finding out the status of your overall health, and possibly something to gain.
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How are you styling your hair? I've noticed certain styling techniques keep my hair more moisturized than others. For instance, coils give me the best moisture retention because there is little friction and the process smoothes my hair.
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Last edited by lalapixie; 01-09-2013 at 08:27 PM. Reason: typo
I'm sorry you're hair is so hard to figure out. I hope something here can help you. I agree what it would be helpful if you typed up exactly how you're applying your products.

In what way did cowashing not work? Like, did in make your scalp itchy? Did you experience a difference in your hair? Did it stay just a dry? What did you use to cowash before?

What is ABHR? Do you mean AOHR? Also, what Shea Moisture product are you using? If protein is a problem for you, I think Shea Moisture might have protein in it depending on what you're using.

On this forum, we usually say that course hair is when the hair strands are really thick, like wiry. Course, to us, doesn't mean that it feels rough or dry. It's about strand thickness. Here's a website to help you figure it out:

Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse

Last edited by rainboe; 01-09-2013 at 09:21 PM.
How are you styling your hair? I've noticed certain styling techniques keep my hair more moisturized than others. For instance, coils give me the best moisture retention because there is little friction and the process smoothes my hair.
Originally Posted by lalapixie
I would style it different ways (twist outs, braids outs, twists, braids, mostly protective styles my hair was always dry not matter how I wore it
I'm sorry you're hair is so hard to figure out. I hope something here can help you. I agree what it would be helpful if you typed up exactly how you're applying your products.

In what way did cowashing not work? Like, did in make your scalp itchy? Did you experience a difference in your hair? Did it stay just a dry? What did you use to cowash before?

What is ABHR? Do you mean AOHR? Also, what Shea Moisture product are you using? If protein is a problem for you, I think Shea Moisture might have protein in it depending on what you're using.

On this forum, we usually say that course hair is when the hair strands are really thick, like wiry. Course, to us, doesn't mean that it feels rough or dry. It's about strand thickness. Here's a website to help you figure it out:

Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics
Originally Posted by rainboe
I have co-washed with many conditioners at this point at least 30 in five years lol But my saclp got itchy and gunky
Yes AOHR
Right now I use there old leave in like before the remodeled the line
I moisturize twice a day then seal with the oil I use
the moisturizer I use is also my leave in so on wash day I shampoo my hair then apply conditioner let it sit ( if I am in the shower I shower) and rinse then dab my hair and apply a leave in and the seal with oil
The products have changed buy my hair is always just dry protein or no
I still suggest seeing a doctor. You have nothing to lose by finding out the status of your overall health, and possibly something to gain.
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
I go to the doctor every year but I need to specifically tell my doctor about me issues with me hair
Definitely go to a doctor, better safe than sorry.
I also had very dry hair until I accepted that I had hard water (no more co-washing always had a gunky scalp from it anyway) and went back to sulfate shampoo that is protein & cone free (Sauve Naturals green apple along with the condish).
If you haven't already give Kinky Curl products a try, they are rich but don't weigh hair down & Protein-free. Skip the heavy oils for a bit, for LPorosity they leave you w/straw dry hair.

Back on the CG wagon!
Hair Type: 2c/3a winter, low porosity, protein sensitive
(Cleanse w/Distilled water only)
Shampoo: Baking soda & brown sugar
Condish: Sauve Naturals green apple or aloe waterlily
Rinse: ACV
LI: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Styler: homemade flaxseed gel, topped w/KC Spiral Spritz
DT: veg. glycerin mixed w/conditioner
"Life's a garden. Dig it."
I did like kinky curly but it is hard on a college student budget to afford them. I only tried two but I liked what I tried. I was going to try them again now that I will have some extra money.
And I brought some lighter protein free oils to try I am hoping they work for me.
My sons hair is perpetually dry, no "second day" hair, dry. He has low porosity hair. Here's what we do(mind you, he's 3)...

1) Rake suave everlasting sunshine condish through dry hair, let sit for 2 minutes while I wash him up
2) Rinse, immediately rake yes to carrots condish through hair
3) Smooth out access product (too much causes sudsing or flaking), let sit while he plays to allow time for absorption of first product layer
4) Smooth through dime size dollop of Grapeseed oil to seal (other oils dry him out or don't absorb)
5) Leave bath, dry off
6) Blow dry on low-warm air for 2 minutes to reopen cuticle and allow for maximum absorption
7) Finish with a cool shot of air,cuz he gets a kick out of it!

Other products he's had success with: garnier fructis triple nutrition (old formula), tresemme naturals smooth, tigi moisture maniac, shea moisture raw shea conditioner(not the mask).

Furthermore, I've found adding glycerin to a good ole fashioned protein free rinse out is powerful!!!!
3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
NoP: As I Am CC
RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


"To much is given, much is expected"
My scalp is also extremely dry idk if it produces oil at all really it is just dry unless I out oil on it
Have you tried cutting out aloe or glycerin? Those can be problem ingredients for people, and they're in your products. Aloe makes my hair really hard to detangle or run my hands through. Like, my hair tolerates it in the AOHR, but not if I use any more. Then, glycerin can be drying in the winter especially.
Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
Lowpoo:
Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
Rinse Out:
Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
LI: Yes to Carrots
Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
I haven't fully read through this entire thread, but here's my suggestions.

First, get a medical evaluation.

Sounds like you've eliminated at lot of the usual issues...

Have you tried the gelatin PT? It works LEAGUES better than anything else I've ever tried. (For me at least.)

I add EVOO to my DT's, but you can try an other oil - perhaps EVCO or Grapeseed? I also add honey and a little ACV. (I also add EVCO and ACV to my gelatin PT's, too.)

Here's an odd thing you might try. My hair is pretty porous, and it was always dry. I used a lot of LI and sealed, but it didnt last the day.

After reading a couple articles, I tried mineral. It made a HUGE difference!!! A few drops on very wet hair over my LI - WOW! Helped seal out humidity in the summer, and I find it holds moisture in well now, too. In fact during these winter months I've been using a few drops of MO and a pea-sized bit of vo5's hairdressing. The results have been great!

Those are just some things I would try.

I second the clarifying suggestion, and the maybe follow with a PT and then a DT.

Olive and coconut oil are two oils that penetrate the hair shaft, so they are great for adding to DT's!

I have even clarified, PT'd, then DT'd overnight by putting a bag on my head and a sock hat over that, and then rinsed in the morning. (Yes, it was a great look. Ha!)

Double check all your products to make sure no cones have snuck in there. And remember that if you get your hair cut they might use something with cones, too. But cones aren't the only thing that can build up - I like to clarify every so often anyhow.

Good luck!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
hey hun!

i have seen that youve said you tried everything for your hair, i mean i would def get checked out for any underlying causes but in the mean time have you tried extra virgin coconut oil? it is amazing for moisturizing and growth, my hair is naturally very dry also, this works wonders.
Their is a high possibility that you might have a parasitic infestation.

humaworm . c o m/ symptoms . h t m l

Take a look at these symptoms on the humaworm website (one of them being chronic dry hair). I too suffer from dry hair and it's frustrating that no matter what I do to my hair, it ends up dry in the end. I'm purchasing diatomaceous earth as it is supposed to not only help to restore moisture to the hair (due to the copious amounts of silica naturally occurring) but ALSO is known in getting rid of these pesky creatures in our bodies! (food-grade of course!) I'll post of link to that as well. Amazon. c o m : Nature's Wisdom Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
The last parasite cleanse i'll mention is the bentonite clay. about clay . c o m
This too I wanted to purchase from the website (livingclayco . c o m) It acts like activated charcoal in its natural ability to suck up all of the toxins in your body and carrying it out. Of course its isn't an overnight thing but implementing these into your life, I honestly believe, can do wonders for everyone and is EXTREMELY CRUCIAL. Hope this helps somewhat. Check out the links it explains so much better than I can.
Try steam treatments I swear by them.

Here is my poor man's version:

Steam Treatment
You will need:
r 2turbie turbans from the Dollar Store
r 2plastic caps
r 1pair of rubber gloves
r Deepconditioner of your choice
After co-washing or shampoo (loo or no) put a deep conditionerin your hair.

Wet 2 turbies and microwave in a bowl for 10 minutes.

Wring out the turbies using the rubber gloves.

Wrap hair with first turbie

Cover turbie with plastic cap

Repeat with second turbie and plastic cap

In the end you will have turbie, plastic cap, turbie, andplastic cap.

Sit under hair dryer for 20 minutes.

Rinse and style hair as usual.

3b, Medium-Coarse (slight coarse charactericstics), Normal porosity & Low elasticity per Curl Wizard Profile.
Low-poo: Nourish Shampoo
Co-wash: Suave, Vo5, HE, Aussie Moist
Deep Conditioner: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: Nourish Conditioner (Trader Joe's)
Stylers: LA Looks Sports, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil.
Methods: Wet plop or pineapple at night, diffuse in the morning. Scrunch w/joboba, coconut or almond oil.

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