DT makes my hair dry and frizzy

Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By Firefox7275
  • 2 Post By kathymack
  • 1 Post By greencup13

Hello. So I've tried CJ curl rehab, Eden jojoba deep conditioner, and as I am DT. They all leave my hair very very dry and extremely frizzy. Idk why DT have never worked for me. Any suggestions?

I usually apply and cover with a shower cap while finishing my shower (15 mins). I've also tried applying and covering with shower cap and wrapping a hot towel around my head. I was thinking maybe I'm getting over conditioned so I tried a little protein and nothing changed. My hair is normally dry and frizzy for about 3 days after a DT.
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Hello. So I've tried CJ curl rehab, Eden jojoba deep conditioner, and as I am DT. They all leave my hair very very dry and extremely frizzy. Idk why DT have never worked for me. Any suggestions?

I usually apply and cover with a shower cap while finishing my shower (15 mins). I've also tried applying and covering with shower cap and wrapping a hot towel around my head. I was thinking maybe I'm getting over conditioned so I tried a little protein and nothing changed. My hair is normally dry and frizzy for about 3 days after a DT.
Originally Posted by greencup13
Look at the ingredients and see if there are any common ingredients that pop up in all three. Maybe there's a specific ingredient that doesn't work with your hair
20 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; ~MBL stretched (2 inches from WL)}

products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, SM Manuka Conditioner, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), SM Manuka Mask | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LOCO}

long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

CG-friendly Products List!
I haven't tried CJCR. I did try Eden's DT and found it was better as a cowash, before I found out that the little speck of chamomile in it did bug my allergies. AIA Hydration Elation though... I liked it at first but now I find it can OC me pretty much in almost one use now!

I see you have lopo hair, perhaps it's just too many oils for you? I dont' know about the CJ DT but I do know that the Eden and AIA DT are kinda hefty on the oils.
Very fine, high porosity, currently dyed and growing out the relaxed portions. I'm pretty sure my hair's 3b something IIRC. We will be finding out for sure as time goes by.

It's official: My hair just loves Shea Moisture. I use a mixture of products from the Raw Shea Butter, African Black Soap, and Coconut & Hibiscus lines.

Last edited by Zeldahime; 08-04-2014 at 02:16 AM. Reason: typo
What are you hoping to achieve? Intensive conditioning (esp. softness) or deep penetration of specific ingredients? Sometimes people seem to do deep treatments/ intensive conditioning just for the sake of it, it really should be targeted.

Low porosity hair doesn't easily take up penetrating ingredients, and if you are over conditioned you don't need an intensive conditioner. You may find the right leave in conditioner gives your hair everything it needs, no need for heavy/ greasy treatments. No oil or butter is going to penetrate wet hair in just 15 minutes, it will merely coat the surface if not cleansed away.
sheilacurl likes this.
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
Agree with the others. Your hair probably doesn't need it. Is it dry and frizzy? Or, does it look dry and frizzy, but actually feels soft??

I have fine/low porosity hair. When I first joined nc.com, I thought I had to DT. I don't. Haven't done it in 6+ years. I just don't need to do it. I do, however, use minute amounts of richer products, it's more then enough moisture for me.
sheilacurl and Geek_Chic like this.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
Agree with the others. Your hair probably doesn't need it. Is it dry and frizzy? Or, does it look dry and frizzy, but actually feels soft??

I have fine/low porosity hair. When I first joined nc.com, I thought I had to DT. I don't. Haven't done it in 6+ years. I just don't need to do it. I do, however, use minute amounts of richer products, it's more then enough moisture for me.
Originally Posted by kathymack
My hair looks dry and frizzy and feels soft and won't curl.
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
My hair looks dry and frizzy and feels soft and won't curl.
Originally Posted by greencup13
Instead of looks dry do you mean looks dull/ lacking in shine? If so that along with not curling suggests build up of butters or waxes to me.
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
My hair looks dry and frizzy and feels soft and won't curl.
Originally Posted by greencup13
Instead of looks dry do you mean looks dull/ lacking in shine? If so that along with not curling suggests build up of butters or waxes to me.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
Hmm which my DT is full of waxes and butters. My hair has problems with that sort of stuff especially esters.
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Another question, it says in your signature that your hair is low porosity and colored. Do you only use a semi-permanent hair dye?
Another question, it says in your signature that your hair is low porosity and colored. Do you only use a semi-permanent hair dye?
Originally Posted by sheilacurl
I know I know. I have colored hair so my hair can't be low porosity. But my hair sure acts like it. My hairdresser says she has to fight to get my hair to take the color in.
sheilacurl likes this.
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Oh, I see. Have you ever thought about getting a hair analysis just to be sure? Goosefootprints (via Etsy) offers a very reasonable service if you're interested. She is very detailed and would be able to advise you which ingredients are beneficial and which ones wouldn't do so well in your hair.
I really should get one done because like I said my hair shouldn't be low porosity. ::shrugs::
3A 3B mix
Colored treated
Combo Low and High porosity
Medium coarse texture

Goosefootprints hair analysis
Lo-Poo- As I am Shampoo, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
Co-wash- Suave Ocean Breeze, As I Am Co-wash
RO-GVPCB, CJ curl assurance conditioner
DT- CJ curl rehab
LI- As I Am leave in,

Style- Sauve Everlasting Sunshine
Even if your virgin roots are low porosity that doesn't mean your ends are, depends how much damage has occurred to them in the intervening months or years.
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

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com