Dry Dry Hair, Need moisture

Hi everyone! So I'm about one week into the Curly Girl Method and I am LOVING it so far. Unfortunately, I can tell that my hair is pretty damaged from all the straightening I used to do. It just feels "dry", and kind of rough. Not necessarily frizzy though. I was wondering if you had any suggestions how to really add moisture/sheen? My hair just looks very "flat". Thank you all!
Welcome! Your hair likely needs conditioning and patch repairing not simply moisture (= water).

Proven beneficial ingredients for damaged hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol. You might also like film forming type stylers such as flaxseed or okra gels.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Try a pre-poo with coconut oil. Also deep condition once per week!
Allie

3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. High density. Low-medium thickness.


Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: Faith in Nature or
Shea Moisture Raw Restorative
D/C: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Deep Moisture Mask

Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity or
Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly

UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
Thank you both! Excited to go shopping today!!
I've had success with the grrenhouse effect. Basically deep conditioning overnight with a plastic cao and the heat from your head creates moisture. I deep condition a lot...4-5 times a week.

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I second deep conditioning! Deep condition the crap outta that hair! I'd use it to replace my rinse out for the first week. Be sure to also use a good leave in conditioner if you don't do that already. I had a lot of dry hair from straightening, and it took about 3 months of working with deep conditioners and protein treatments to get my hair feeling healthy again.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Conditioner/ YTCucs
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo

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