Products That Really Moisturize?

My hair is really really thirsty right now and I'm confused with what products really really moisture hair? What has worked for you guys? There are too many products that claim it but which ones work?

I'm open to any product suggestions to help my poor dry hair, I'm so desparate at this point...TIA
Look at ingredients not products. Look for humectants like glycerin, honey, agave nectar, aloe vera gel, glyceral stearate, propylene glycol, and butylene glycol.

The more of these a product has, the more moisturizing it will be.

Here is a link where Curly Chemist talks a bit more about humectants.
4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils


Last edited by afrosheenqueen; 10-26-2009 at 02:06 PM.
I am having good luck with Rene Furterer carthame. I use the shampoo and masque. I use the masque as a leave in too. I find these to really moisturize, not coat, my hair.
2B/2C wavy
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Actually you should cut down on humectants and add more emollients in the winter unless you still have high dew points. What's the temperature and percent humidity where you are? If the dews are fairly low then you'll want to stay away from ingredients like glycerin and honey for awhile. Go for moisturizing alcohols like stearyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, etc. Also try looking for behentrimonium methosulfate in the ingredients list. Depending on your hair you may or may not be able to tolerate protein and oils. If your hair likes oils, I'd say try to the Aubrey Organics conditioners. If not, go for something like the Jessicurl WDT or Curl Junkie Curl Rehab.
Type 2b/2c, med/coarse, low porosity, medium density

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Tangerine, Live Clean Moisturizing, CJ Daily Fix, GTTT, Tigi MM

Conditioner: Tigi MM, Jessicurl WDT, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Daily Smoothing, CJ H&B Deep Fix

Deep Treatment: same as rinse out

Leave-in: KCKT or my rinseout

Styling Aids: Alberto/V05 Gel, HETT/HESMU, KCCC
My hair is extremely dry and coarse. After being a product junkie for 30 years, I have to say that the most moisturizing conditioner I have ever used is Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose. I get it from my local health food store.
CG since June/09
3a/b extremely thick, coarse, porous
Loving AOHR, Biolage Conditioning Balm, KCCC.
My current favorite is Bioinfusion Hydrating Balm and it can be purchased at Walgreens for around $5.

I also really like Jessecurl WDT

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
My hair was really dry when I first started CG. After a couple of overnight DT with Lustrasilk shea/mango and honey, it was much better. It's pretty cheap at Sally's, so it's worth a try!
Coarse, thiiiick, porous, drrrry, 2c, dislikes proteins, likes ACV!
Suave or V05 for co-wash, Garnier Nutrise triple nutrition and sleek & shine, Matrix Biolage conditioning balm, FSG and LA Looks sports gel.
Have to put in a plus for Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner. Easily available on ground at grocery stores, Target, Walmart, CVS, etc. Working great on my daughter's extremely dry hair.

We also use many of Qhemet Biologics products for her but those have to be ordered mostly online unless you are on the East Coast. We love Qhemet!! We use Amla and Olive Heavy Cream, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Coco Tree Detangling Ghee, Olive and Honey Hydrating Balm (if the dews are above 50 or so). All her products REALLY moisturize hair!

Others have liked Elucence Moisturbe Balancing Conditioner via Curlmart as well.

The above suggestions I like to (didn't want to repeat what others have said!)
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Komaza Coconut Hair Pudding - Yum!
Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (a.k.a KCCC)
homemade Flax Seed Gel (a.k.a FSG)

There are bunches of threads on these products, so a simple search should give you plenty of stuff to read up on. (I cut my own hair)
Pacific Northwest girl, color-treated fine 3B, med-low porosity

Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream

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