Thank you so much for the reply's. I have been out of town or I would have responded sooner.
Currently I am using a lot of Jessicurl products. I use the gentle shampoo, the hcc wasn't working well for me. (My hair and scalp both felt yucky). I use the Aloeba conditioner
as both a rinse out and a leave in. I also have the deep treatment, but I haven't been very happy with that either. When I do a Ouidad dt my hair looks amazing, when I do a jessicurl dt it doesn't make a difference at all. For styling I sometimes use rockin ringlets, sometimes mixed with confident coils. Both the cc and rr are blah in my hair when I use them by themselves. Sometimes I use Biolage gelee or I also have tried Herbal essences set me up.
I can't figure out why my hair is still getting so dry and brittle. It makes me go back to the same question that I posed earlier, how can I tell if my hair is dry due to protein or because of the lack thereof? I haven't used protein for months now and I haven't seen an improvement.
I loved what meriellyn said about the Aloeba
not having enough "slip" that is a great way of describing it. I feel like my hair is getting ripped apart while I am detangling it. Lately, I apply some Suave conditioner as soon as I get my hair wet in the shower, and then go through it with my comb/pick. I rinse that out and then I use the gentle poo, followed by the Aloeba conditioner
. I detangle my hair again as best as I can with that and then rinse it out.
When out of the shower I apply some Aloeba
for a leave in and then put my gel on over that. I also have been wondering if my hair is sensitive to the magnesium sulfate in the rockin ringlets/confident coils
/and awe inspiring spray. That's why I don't always use those products. That's when I switch to the biolage gelee or the herbal essences set me up.
I am so discouraged. I could really use some advice!