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Old 05-02-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
 
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Default Can hair naturally be dry??

I've always had really dry, frizzy hair. It's virgin besides some straightening now and then (yet even prior to straightening, it was dry). And recently I found out that I have low porosity as well (it's super squeaky).

So is it just naturally dry? And how do I get some moisture in there if the shaft is closed?
I've heard baking soda can help...any other suggestions - techniques, tips, products, or otherwise? TIA!
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:22 AM   #2
 
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Most, if not all, curly hair is naturally dry.

My hair HATES baking soda, even 1/4 t in a few ounces of other ingredients, so I don't use it. Heat should help moisture penetrate when you do your DTs. You can get one of those microwave caps Thermal Turban Heat Wrap - NaturallyCurly.com\'s CurlMart or invest in a hard bonnet dryer (they are under $50 at Sally's.)

My hair prefers the more natural products. For the most part, I layer in minute amounts of really rich products. My hair is frequently dry before the products soak in. Usually, my hair just gets better as the day goes on.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
 
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Thanks for the advice

I'm gonna try a baking soda rinse, followed by leaving in conditioner for an hour and a final lemon-aid rinse just to see how it works - I've never tried baking soda on my hair, so there's a chance it might like it.

Also, I did some research, and I'm so excited to try the Cherry lola treatment! Check that out if you haven't already. Seems like a lot of low porosity curlies like it. But that'll have to wait since I don't have liquid amino acids on hand.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:51 PM   #4
 
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My hair doesn't care for baking soda--makes it hard. I reduced it to 1/4 whatever in the Cherryloa treatment. FYI, it made my hair look good, but smell revolting. Like sour milk and terriyaki marinade. I MUCH rather use a purchased product. Curl Junkie makes too really good ones and Spiral Solutions has a good one.
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