What is causing my hair to feel so dry and brittle on 2nd day hair?
I have been using Aloeba Conditioner by Jessicurl for the last few months. I tried this after reading about how proteins in conditioners can be drying...well, my hair feels dry still and Aloeba doesn't work well for me as I am trying to comb through my hair. The tangles are horrible!!!
How can I tell if my hair is dry due to protein or because of the lack thereof?
I try to not do damaging things to my hair such as using a hair dryer, I never straighten it or anything like that, but still I get breakage/split ends. I think I get more breakage now being cg than I did before. I am so discouraged!
I didn't like Aloeba as a rinse-out. Makes a great leave-in though.
I like Oyin Honey-Hemp a lot better as a rinse-out. Much more moisture and slip. Too Shea has more moisture but still not enough slip for me so I have to use a lot if I condition with it regularly. Now I just add honey to it for DTs which is wonderful.
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!
Curlybean, my second day hair is always dry, and I just assume that it needs a daily dose of moisture and conditioner to keep up with the drying that happens over the 24hours since the last dose of moisture. Sometimes I even think that my pillow must dry it out some, but maybe it just roughs it up, and breaks up the curl pattern.
I don't really ever get good second day hair, and I think that is just he way it is for me.
My hair is roughly the length of yours, and I think that at that length, you can't pineapple it to keep it out of the way when sleeping, which might alleviate some of the problem