What to do when your new growth won't hold any moisture?

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I have 2 inches of new growth and I'm 3 months post relaxer. I find that when I do buns my hair drinks up product like its nothin and won't hold any moisture. My relaxed ends do a better job of holding moisture. I don't use heat on my hair anymore just wash condition and air dry. I actually use kinky curly curling custard and water for damp bunning. I just need help on keeping my natural hair growing in moisturized
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6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
what do you use to moisturize? maybe u shud start sealing in the moisture or using a thicker moisturizer cuz i've noticed then i use a thin consistency product (vo5, african pride hair lotion etc...) my hair drinks it quick! now i use cantu shea butter and shea moisture curl smoothie and curl style milk
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maybe u shud try sealing the moisture in with an oil (olive, ,coconut, almond, tee tree) or butter (shea, cocoa, mango seed)
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what do you use to moisturize? maybe u shud start sealing in the moisture or using a thicker moisturizer cuz i've noticed then i use a thin consistency product (vo5, african pride hair lotion etc...) my hair drinks it quick! now i use cantu shea butter and shea moisture curl smoothie and curl style milk
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maybe u shud try sealing the moisture in with an oil (olive, ,coconut, almond, tee tree) or butter (shea, cocoa, mango seed)
Originally Posted by Aerogir530
I use all those products you mentioned. I seal my ends with pure jojoba from trader joes and vitamin e oil. I don't use heavy hair products because they tend to weigh my hair down easily. My hair just sucks everything up but gets greasy quickly
Products I'm currently :
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
I have been transitioning for about 5 months and I was having the same problem. I am currently using oyin handmade whipped pudding and coconut oil to seal in moisture. I would look for so sort of moisturizer that you can use along with the oil to seal your hair. That seemed to work better for me than just oil. Hope this helps!!
OhMyGsh. Me too I even used castor oil it dry up quickly. Does your newgrowth get tangled a lot even if you comb it out?

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My new growth does get tangles as well as the rest of my hair sometimes. I usually wear my hair in a braid out or bun. This week I had it straight because the holidays. Won't be straightening again until Christmas. I have Oyin's whipped pudding too heavy for my hair. I use Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia and Shea Moisture coconut & hibiscus curl and style milk For slicking my hair in a bun I use KCCC with water. Oils I use jojoba and KBB heavenly jojoba oil that contains other natural oils. Some days or weeks I find my hair holds more or less moisture
Products I'm currently :
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
I'm not sure if you live in a state with seriously frigid winters, but the colder winds can kind of leech the moisture out of my hair. Last year, I was still transitioning around this time and that was the period when I incurred the most difficulty with my hair. To combat this, you might want to try a deep conditioning treatment on a weekly basis.

As far as products go, I can't really make a recommendation because my natural hair LOVES heavy products. That said, during my transition I tended to be a little heavy handed with my LI and stylers on my natural hair and then a little lighter when it came to the relaxed inches of hair. I noticed that my relaxed hair couldn't handle the weight of the products that my natural hair craved.

For myself, I did notice that jojoba was a bit too lightweight to use in the winter (though I love it for summer). During the colder months, I tend to gravitate toward heavier oils...for me this is a combination of EVOO and castor oil. Since your hair likes lighter products, you might want to try grapeseed oil instead--I find it to be heavier than jojoba, lighter than EVOO, incredibly affordable, and widely available at most grocery stores.

HTH.





I treat my relaxed hair like it's natural, so that's means adding a little more product than I normally would. If I'm wearing my hair in a bun, it really doesn't matter if the amount of product I'm using would weigh it down because I'm wearing it up. Even though my hair is extremely fine, if I apply my products to wet hair they penetrate really well by the time it's dry, but it does take longer to dry. It holds moisture longer this way, but I do have to refresh the moisture on the 2nd or 3rd day.
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