New growth softer than relaxed hair?

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Hello ladies,

Last night I tried doing a flat iron on my hair and the ends of my relaxed hair were so dry and brittle afterwards. My hair is usually like that after I straighten it. The ends of my hair are also very weak despite twice a month protein treatments. My new growth has a softer texture and it's way stronger than my relaxed ends. I assume it's best if I stay away from heat all together. Has anyone experienced this?
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 !!

Last edited by hippiedoll; 01-15-2012 at 05:02 PM.
yeah I experienced this not too long ago before I realized my hair was protein sensitive. maybe your hair does not need protein twice a month...I would try a conditioner that provides more moisture and is protein free.

I personally like the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. it moisturizes my roots and my relaxed hair.
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Join Date: May 2011
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yeah I experienced this not too long ago before I realized my hair was protein sensitive. maybe your hair does not need protein twice a month...I would try a conditioner that provides more moisture and is protein free.

I personally like the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. it moisturizes my roots and my relaxed hair.
Originally Posted by _afRoTiME
Hmm this is something I never thought of. I recently brought some Giovanni products. Last week my hair was soft as butter, this week hard and crunchy. Only my relaxed ends felt this way though. Are those Shea moisture products you mentioned the set with the yellow labeling? I'm also on east coast so this dryness can be contributed to the weather. I just bun daily.
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've never tried Giovanni, but yeah thats how my hair felt when I was using a conditioner with protein and mineral oil.

and yes the product that worked for me was the Shea Moisture with the yellow label...the one that comes in the jar. I also tried their other shea butter conditioner with the pump, but that also caused breakage for me due to the coconut oil, another ingredient that my hair does not like.

once I eliminated protein, mineral oil, and coconut oil from my regimen I noticed my hair was a lot softer and moisturized.
i forgot to add that the first time I used that Shea Moisture conditioner in the tub I did not feel much of a difference.. but I decided to give it another try since I paid $9.99 for it... the second time I used it was when I really noticed a difference in the texture of my hair.
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Join Date: May 2011
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i forgot to add that the first time I used that Shea Moisture conditioner in the tub I did not feel much of a difference.. but I decided to give it another try since I paid $9.99 for it... the second time I used it was when I really noticed a difference in the texture of my hair.
Originally Posted by _afRoTiME
Thank you I'll try their deep conditioning mask. I can't go wrong with 9.99. I love their curly and style milk
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 !!
your welcome.. I hope this helps!

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