I just did a post about how I did the BC a week ago. Well my other concern is moisturizing. I was told that the reason I had so much breakage during transition was because of lack of moisture. But I am always moisturizing my hair. Right now I am using Miss Jessie's curly Buttercreme, I've used castor oil, tea tree oil, cantu products, shea moisture and more. And it seems that no matter what, my hair is hard to the touch and looks/feels like a brillo pad. (I was told that you can scrub pots and pans with my hair) I know I am new to the natural hair, and it takes patience, but It's getting so frustrating.


  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Sounds like a low porosity issue. I'm not too sure, but maybe someone else may come up with a different reason for what you're hair is or in this case . . isn't doing.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • CurlyLinZeeCurlyLinZee Posts: 462Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Remember that oils don't moisturize...you're using a lot of oils. You need to moisturize first, then lock in the moisture with the oils to seal. You might be "sealing" OUT the moisture from your hair if you're hitting it with too many oils and not enough moisture underneath that.

    Just a theory....
    Hair type: 2c/3a ii, medium/coarse, desert hair
    Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
    Conditioners: CJ Beauticurls Argan Oil, Tresemme
    Leave-In Conditioners: CJ BCLI
    Deep Conditioners: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Deep Fix, SS DDMT
    Holding Gels: CJ Curl Queen
    Pomade: Jane Carter N&S
    Hair Likes: agave nectar, oils of any kind

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,355Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i agree with curlylinzee, you may not be getting enough moisture.
    what moisturizers do you use for dt? for leave in?

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine

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