moisturizer?? My hair is dry :(

Does anyone know of a good moisturizer, that will give my curls bounce and spring and not make them greasy feeling or crunchy? My hair is getting a little dry...
BC'd October 5th, 2009
transitioned for 9 months
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what are you using? What's your routine right now?
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
To be honest with you I dont really have one because I just Bc'd last monday lol.

I tried going CG but thats when I noticed my hair being dry and frizzzie. NOw I co wash with Organix leave in and then I put QP mango butter, but all those have silicones. When I was trying CG I used herbal essence conditioner and I'd leave some in and while it was wet I put HE mouse and HE gel and it turned out crunchy. I'm so lost.
BC'd October 5th, 2009
transitioned for 9 months
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re: your other thread, you look to have 4a curls

I can't really recommend anything specific as a leave-in moisturizer because I've learned here how diverse everyone's hair needs can be. Some people like olive oil, some like shea butter, others like aloe & glycerin; some people make their own products and some people buy/order. You can run a search (link up top) of the forums for moisture/moisturizers and read through our many threads for what people like/love and see what you might want to try. Moisture is the #1 curly issue I think, especially in the 4s.
I personally leave in 3 layers: food grade aloe vera gel, Jessicurl Too Shea, and Karen's Body Beautiful cream or butter. But the second of those I have to order online and if you're not near Brooklyn, NY you have to order the third online as well. I know it's preferable to buy from a health store, drugstore, or beauty supply "on the ground" especially in the trial and error phase.
And I also refuse to use 'cones because they blocked the moisture out of my very dry hair.

I think everyone agrees that co-washing is not enough, we need regular deep conditioning for good moisture.

So search the 4a boards and browse sites like curlynikki & tightlycurly. You'll find many recommended moisturizers and application techniques. Note how much conditioner is recommended to leave in on tightlycurly and how many people skip mousse & gel altogether or use stuff to "scrunch out the crunch" on these boards.
layer cake of tight, spongy and silky/thready S strands that kink more than they coil
spiced with a few spiral coils and non-curling waves
mostly medium and fine with a sprinkle of coarse strands
protein is yummy
Hi! I was thinkn like 3c but I barely have any hair on my head lol. I guess I wont truly know until it grows out more and I see how it hangs. I will look into the recommendations for the 4a curls as well. I'm just still confused about how cones are bad, but I'm going to try out those moisturizers that that dont have them and see how it works out. thanks again!
BC'd October 5th, 2009
transitioned for 9 months
http://public.fotki.com/Liberated-Me/
Hi, I would say your hair definitely needs moisture. I noticed my ends doing the same thing when I cut off all my relaxer and I thought for a while maybe they didn't get it all, but it just needs WAY more moisture than you would ever possibly think. Like CoilyOne said, it's difficult to tell you exactly what products will work for you because everyone is different but she had some great recommendations of where to get info.
I can tell you what I use (I am more 3c/b) a little looser curl but it's really more about your hairs texture and porosity. I would guess you have fine hair but it's really hard to tell based on pictures alone.
I like BioInfusion Hydrating balm from Walgreens (about $5) and I use it as my rinse out and my leave in. About once a week I need some protein so I switch conditioners then. Also you should try to do about two or three DT's a week at first. My newest love is Shea butter. Oils made my hair (and my skin) really greasy looking and feeling but shea butter is just right for me.
It will take some experimenting on your part to find out what works for you but I honestly have to tell you that your hair is super cute and I know you're really gonna love being natural once you find your right products.

3b/c mix; mixture of fine, med. and coarse texture with med-high porosity


Current HG routine: Tresemme Naturals conditioner; AG Fast Food LI; AG Recoil; CJ CIAB = no crunch, lots of body and awesome definition


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Thanks crazycurlz21! I'm going to get that BioInfusion Hydrating balm today and try it out. $5 isnt that bad at all. I'm just trying not to go crazt ordering stuff online. Its a recession as u all know and im a college student so basically im extra broke! haha! I believe the Shea butter will be good bc my hair loved CD hair milk as well. So it seems down my alley.. Thanks!
BC'd October 5th, 2009
transitioned for 9 months
http://public.fotki.com/Liberated-Me/
Hi, I would say your hair definitely needs moisture. I noticed my ends doing the same thing when I cut off all my relaxer and I thought for a while maybe they didn't get it all, but it just needs WAY more moisture than you would ever possibly think. Like CoilyOne said, it's difficult to tell you exactly what products will work for you because everyone is different but she had some great recommendations of where to get info.
I can tell you what I use (I am more 3c/b) a little looser curl but it's really more about your hairs texture and porosity. I would guess you have fine hair but it's really hard to tell based on pictures alone.
I like BioInfusion Hydrating balm from Walgreens (about $5) and I use it as my rinse out and my leave in. About once a week I need some protein so I switch conditioners then. Also you should try to do about two or three DT's a week at first. My newest love is Shea butter. Oils made my hair (and my skin) really greasy looking and feeling but shea butter is just right for me.
It will take some experimenting on your part to find out what works for you but I honestly have to tell you that your hair is super cute and I know you're really gonna love being natural once you find your right products.
Originally Posted by crazycurlz21
Also going to test out Bioinfusion...very surprised to see no (non-water soluble) Silicones or Polyquats in it!
~Leila~

Freelance Makeup Artist - Tampa, FL
Middle Eastern Ringlets: Low Elasticity, Highly Porous, Medium and Fine Texture, Medium Density


Products: VO5 TT Blackberry & Sage Tea Co-wash, Giovanni TTTT, Giovanni DLI, Graham Webb Curl Defining Gel, BH Control Freak Serum, KillerStrands Fluff, Thriven & Gleam
Hi, I would say your hair definitely needs moisture. I noticed my ends doing the same thing when I cut off all my relaxer and I thought for a while maybe they didn't get it all, but it just needs WAY more moisture than you would ever possibly think. Like CoilyOne said, it's difficult to tell you exactly what products will work for you because everyone is different but she had some great recommendations of where to get info.
I can tell you what I use (I am more 3c/b) a little looser curl but it's really more about your hairs texture and porosity. I would guess you have fine hair but it's really hard to tell based on pictures alone.
I like BioInfusion Hydrating balm from Walgreens (about $5) and I use it as my rinse out and my leave in. About once a week I need some protein so I switch conditioners then. Also you should try to do about two or three DT's a week at first. My newest love is Shea butter. Oils made my hair (and my skin) really greasy looking and feeling but shea butter is just right for me.
It will take some experimenting on your part to find out what works for you but I honestly have to tell you that your hair is super cute and I know you're really gonna love being natural once you find your right products.
Originally Posted by crazycurlz21
Also going to test out Bioinfusion...very surprised to see no (non-water soluble) Silicones or Polyquats in it!
Originally Posted by PersianCurls
woot woot!!

It's pretty good stuff and I compare it with the GVP balm from Sally's. I just picked up two tubes for 9 bucks or you can get the big tub for 9 bucks but I prefer things with caps that won't get full of water in the shower.
I will warn you though, if you have fine hair, you can get weighed down easliy if you leave too much in. It's all about experimentation.

3b/c mix; mixture of fine, med. and coarse texture with med-high porosity


Current HG routine: Tresemme Naturals conditioner; AG Fast Food LI; AG Recoil; CJ CIAB = no crunch, lots of body and awesome definition


Dutchess Daydreamer of the Desert Sands in the Order of the Curly Crusaders



http://public.fotki.com/crazycurlz21/
password:rupert

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