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I’ll have dry hair FOREVER now

avaanstaravaanstar Posts: 168Registered Users
I am allergic to preservatives so the only hair products I am able to use is Free and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner. Has anyone tried the conditioner? Will it be moisturizing enough for my hair and allow me to comb through my hair? Ugh, I am very frustrated! I want to go bald, since I’m allergic to all hair products that make my hair healthy! :/

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  • coracora Posts: 456Registered Users
    I feel your pain. I'm allergic to shea butter, cocoa butter,vegetable glycerin, castor oil, avocado oil and various other natural ingredients that are apparently good for the hair. I have found that adding olive oil to my rinse out conditioner has truly helped with the dryness of my hair. You might want to give this a try with the Free and Clear or any other conditioner that you aren't allergic to.
  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
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  • Storm_N _MomStorm_N _Mom Posts: 259Registered Users
    Okay, I'm quite confused by your post:confused2:. Are you allergic to specific preservatives or all preservatives, as both the conditioner (3) and the shampoo (2) you list contain preservatives that are a dime a dozen in organic/natural hygiene products.

    Do you have a Whole Foods store near you? If so, you can definitely find a better quality conditioner that contains more moisturizing ingredients.

    Look through Curlmart for conditioners that contain only the preservatives listed in the Clear & Free products you mention in your post.

    And you really need to make an appointment with an allergist/immunologist so you can determine the cause of the reactions you have to hygiene products.

    And if you're truly allergic to preservatives, you'll have to make your own conditioners and shampoos as the lion's share of these product types on store shelves contain a preservatives. You can use soap bars--Google Chargin Valley.
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  • Storm_N _MomStorm_N _Mom Posts: 259Registered Users
    I had a Déjà vu moment after finishing my post. I know you're young, but you have to take the time to know and understand your hair.

    Pretty much all your posts since you joined in February 2009 deal with texlaxing & dry hair. It's impossible for us to help you for the following reasons.

    1. your hair is chemically treated with a relaxer/texturizer
    2. you do not know your porosity, or texture
    3. you do not understand what properly moisturized hair
    consists of--it is not always silky, shiny, 3ABC or
    straight
    4. you do not know what curl type of hair you have
    (you've stated 3C, 4A & 4B over the last 22 months)
    5. You're not listening to us

    I see you're in Minnesota like me, so I know firsthand what our brutal winters can do to our hair.

    You need to understand what you need to do to moisturize, condition, seal and protect your hair

    You will have dry & crispy hair if you attempt to do wash-n-go hair styles all the time.

    You will have dry hair if you are chemically treated and not properly moisturizing your hair

    You will have dry hair if you use cones

    You will have dry hair if you do not deep condition your hair at least weekly

    You will have dry hair if your styling products contain cones & you do not use a shampoo to remove the cones.

    You will have dry hair if you use sulfate shampoos to remove cones that you use in your hair

    you will have dry hair if you use the wrong products

    You will have dry hair if you need protein treatment

    You will have dry hair if you use too much protein or the wrong proteins for your hair

    I would recommend Curlwizard.com, but they may not be able to assist with determining which products you should try because of your texlax.

    Really, I don't know what to tell you since you've been texlaxing/texturizing pretty much since you joined NC.com.

    You may get more assistance by posting in the straightening/relaxing forum on this site.

    I apologize if my response is blunt, but we cannot help you until you understand what you really need, and since you do not know what you need--well, you get the picture.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    CocoT wrote: »
    :sad3:
    +1
  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users
    why don't you post in the section of nc.com that's dedicated to ppl w/ relaxers/texturizers?

    it's not that wee don't want to help. we just don't know what to tell you.

    at least you'd have a better chance of finding someone who can help on that board

    i pretty much agree w/ everything Storm_N _Mom said.
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  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    I had a Déjà vu moment after finishing my post. I know you're young, but you have to take the time to know and understand your hair.

    Pretty much all your posts since you joined in February 2009 deal with texlaxing & dry hair. It's impossible for us to help you for the following reasons.

    1. your hair is chemically treated with a relaxer/texturizer
    2. you do not know your porosity, or texture
    3. you do not understand what properly moisturized hair
    consists of--it is not always silky, shiny, 3ABC or
    straight
    4. you do not know what curl type of hair you have
    (you've stated 3C, 4A & 4B over the last 22 months)
    5. You're not listening to us

    I see you're in Minnesota like me, so I know firsthand what our brutal winters can do to our hair.

    You need to understand what you need to do to moisturize, condition, seal and protect your hair

    You will have dry & crispy hair if you attempt to do wash-n-go hair styles all the time.

    You will have dry hair if you are chemically treated and not properly moisturizing your hair

    You will have dry hair if you use cones

    You will have dry hair if you do not deep condition your hair at least weekly

    You will have dry hair if your styling products contain cones & you do not use a shampoo to remove the cones.

    You will have dry hair if you use sulfate shampoos to remove cones that you use in your hair

    you will have dry hair if you use the wrong products

    You will have dry hair if you need protein treatment

    You will have dry hair if you use too much protein or the wrong proteins for your hair

    I would recommend Curlwizard.com, but they may not be able to assist with determining which products you should try because of your texlax.

    Really, I don't know what to tell you since you've been texlaxing/texturizing pretty much since you joined NC.com.

    You may get more assistance by posting in the straightening/relaxing forum on this site.

    I apologize if my response is blunt, but we cannot help you until you understand what you really need, and since you do not know what you need--well, you get the picture.

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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    I had a Déjà vu moment after finishing my post. I know you're young, but you have to take the time to know and understand your hair.

    Pretty much all your posts since you joined in February 2009 deal with texlaxing & dry hair. It's impossible for us to help you for the following reasons.

    1. your hair is chemically treated with a relaxer/texturizer
    2. you do not know your porosity, or texture
    3. you do not understand what properly moisturized hair
    consists of--it is not always silky, shiny, 3ABC or
    straight
    4. you do not know what curl type of hair you have
    (you've stated 3C, 4A & 4B over the last 22 months)
    5. You're not listening to us

    I see you're in Minnesota like me, so I know firsthand what our brutal winters can do to our hair.

    You need to understand what you need to do to moisturize, condition, seal and protect your hair

    You will have dry & crispy hair if you attempt to do wash-n-go hair styles all the time.

    You will have dry hair if you are chemically treated and not properly moisturizing your hair

    You will have dry hair if you use cones

    You will have dry hair if you do not deep condition your hair at least weekly

    You will have dry hair if your styling products contain cones & you do not use a shampoo to remove the cones.

    You will have dry hair if you use sulfate shampoos to remove cones that you use in your hair

    you will have dry hair if you use the wrong products

    You will have dry hair if you need protein treatment

    You will have dry hair if you use too much protein or the wrong proteins for your hair

    I would recommend Curlwizard.com, but they may not be able to assist with determining which products you should try because of your texlax.

    Really, I don't know what to tell you since you've been texlaxing/texturizing pretty much since you joined NC.com.

    You may get more assistance by posting in the straightening/relaxing forum on this site.

    I apologize if my response is blunt, but we cannot help you until you understand what you really need, and since you do not know what you need--well, you get the picture.

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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users



    Really, I don't know what to tell you since you've been texlaxing/texturizing pretty much since you joined NC.com.

    You may get more assistance by posting in the straightening/relaxing forum on this site.

    I apologize if my response is blunt, but we cannot help you until you understand what you really need, and since you do not know what you need--well, you get the picture.

    I looked through her posting history and she only started in September. The posts about dry hair have been numerous with lots of good advice given. OP, I suggest you look through those again.

    I texlax and really the advice you would give to me about dry hair wouldn't be any different from what you would give yourself. :-|

    I think the OP would be best served going to a doctor since any product advice would be a no-go because of allergies.
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  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    One more thing:

    OP, you may have to accept the fact that ANY kind of relaxer is Kryptonite for your hair.

    My hair does not like relaxers...doesn't matter how it's done, who does it, the brand of the relaxer, the strength of the relaxer, how long it's left on, if it's slapped on, combed in, if the moon is full, etc.

    If that applies to your hair, you can spend endless hours and dollars, looking for the magical product to "fix" your damaged, weak hair. The only thing that will fix it is a pair of scissors, and some time.
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    OK I am going to call BS.

    Enough already. I don't even want to waste time with this attention-seeking mess, but she does a disservice to people who really do suffer with serious allergies.

    If you are so allergic to preservatives, how do you sit there with a texturizer in your head without suffering? They're in there.

    Allergies do not CAUSE dry HAIR. They affect your scalp, your skin, your internal processes.

    If you are such a serious allergy sufferer, you would already be under a medical doctor's care because EVERYTHING would be affecting you: your laundry detergent, whatever you use to cleanse your body, dishwashing detergent, some foods. If you have enough sense to avoid certain preservatives in those products, how have you not had enough sense to apply this knowledge to your scalp? It IS skin, you know.

    If you use the products (Free and Clear), don't YOU know if they are moisturizing enough?

    Don't you know how to use the search function on this board to find out how to up the moisture factor in your hair products?

    Can't you see the all-natural haircare forum and the recipe forum?

    I wish you would accept your situation and start being proactive about it instead of wasting the time of these well-intentioned people with whining.
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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    :shock::shock::shock:

    Well.

    ...

    ... +100000000
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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users
    well damn... And Storm_N_ Mom thought she was being too blunt. lmaoooo

    but i agree w/ sagehen
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  • sweetmx85sweetmx85 Posts: 1,017Registered Users
    avaanstar wrote: »
    I am allergic to preservatives so the only hair products I am able to use is Free and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner. Has anyone tried the conditioner? Will it be moisturizing enough for my hair and allow me to comb through my hair? Ugh, I am very frustrated! I want to go bald, since I’m allergic to all hair products that make my hair healthy! :/


    How do you know your allergic? What happens when you use things with preservatives? (everytime i say i have an allergy thats what the dr ask me "what happens when you take ___")I saw that you said you get itchy and flakey on another post? You could have a super dry scalp, or it could be a product build up, do you clarify? dc? oil your scalp?
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    sagehen wrote: »
    OK I am going to call BS.

    Enough already. I don't even want to waste time with this attention-seeking mess, but she does a disservice to people who really do suffer with serious allergies.

    If you are so allergic to preservatives, how do you sit there with a texturizer in your head without suffering? They're in there.

    Allergies do not CAUSE dry HAIR. They affect your scalp, your skin, your internal processes.

    If you are such a serious allergy sufferer, you would already be under a medical doctor's care because EVERYTHING would be affecting you: your laundry detergent, whatever you use to cleanse your body, dishwashing detergent, some foods. If you have enough sense to avoid certain preservatives in those products, how have you not had enough sense to apply this knowledge to your scalp? It IS skin, you know.

    If you use the products (Free and Clear), don't YOU know if they are moisturizing enough?

    Don't you know how to use the search function on this board to find out how to up the moisture factor in your hair products?

    Can't you see the all-natural haircare forum and the recipe forum?

    I wish you would accept your situation and start being proactive about it instead of wasting the time of these well-intentioned people with whining.

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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    you guys rock! :thumbleft:
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    And again... :sad3:
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    hey hippychic nice to see you again
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    Avaanstar -- I haven't been following your most recent posts, but I do remember many of your earlier ones. You seem to just not like your hair. Honestly, from the pictures you've shown on this site, you and your hair are gorgeous. And I don't think I'd be wrong to say that if you live in a large, diverse city, your hair would be considered acceptable curly hair that most people would find fascinating in a good way, instead of something that needs to be straightened. I'm only saying this because it seems like your hair isn't the problem; it's your way of thinking.

    No one can help you but yourself. If you want straight hair, then straighten it. If you're allergic to chemical treatments, then use flat irons, blow dryers or rollers. If you hate yourself and your hair, then seek counseling. And I do agree with everything everyone else has said.
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