What's the most moisturizing treatment you know of?

My hair is very non-porous but needs hydration badly. I have tried coconut oil and olive oil, and the results were good, but far from great. This was after like 5-6 straight days doing overnight treatments. I stopped because I was afraid of overconditioning, but I don't know if that's even possible for my hair.

So my choices are that I could go back to my 50-50 olive/coconut oil regimen and stick it out for a few more days, or I could try something entirely new...but I'm not sure what. I'm getting desperate though, because it is getting really cold and my hair isn't happy!


  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Do you have a Sally's Beauty Supply?
    GVP The Conditioning Balm is very moisturizing and cheap.
    It's a good rinse out and leave in. Leave it on overnight and it's a good deep treatment.

    I don't find that oils are enough to moisturize my hair. I need a good conditioner and may add some oil to the conditioner. But alone, it's not enough.
  • ajgrneyesajgrneyes Posts: 103Registered Users
    Try adding honey to your oil mixture. Honey is a humectant and I've been using a honey oil dc for months now and my hair loves it.
    sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
    porosity - normal to low
    elasticity - normal

    love my curls :love4:
    My own butter mixture
    My own version of Terressentials mud wash
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    Oils by themselves don't moisturize. They help retain the moisture, but you need good conditioning products as well.

    My hair is porous and can easily be overconditioned. I get better results with proteins.

    Edit: sorry, I don't know why I read the OP as having said she was porous. My bad.
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    Curl Junkie Curl Rehab, Spiral Solutions Deeply Decadent, or Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment. All are excellent DT's.
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • monniejmonniej Posts: 25Registered Users
    queen helene cholesterol deep conditioner.
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    I second Curl Rehab. I have fine porous hair and I'm going against the need for protein in all of my products, especially now that it's winter. I've tried that regimen before but it's just so drying. I don't know if that is correct but it's how my hair feels to me. I use Curl Rehab as a rinse out conditioner this time of year and I don't need a leave-in as it is moisturizing enough without one.
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

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  • Dame CurlicueDame Curlicue Posts: 27Registered Users
    My hair is non-porous as well so here are a few tricks I use to get moisture to soak in:
    1) deep condition on dry hair. I've only been doing this for a few weeks now, but it makes a big difference. With porous hair you don't want the water from your shower soaking in first and taking up the room your conditioner might use. Most DT have water in them anyway.
    2) use a little heat. Heat can help open up the cuticle some so when I deep condition I use a blowdryer on medium for a few minutes.
    3) Baggy. You're probably already doing this, but deep condition overnight while wearing a shower cap and then rinse in the morning. The shower cap creates a hot, moist environment that will help your hair to open up and take in some of your conditioner. And because your hair cuticle is tightly closed, the extra time to deep condition will give the product more of a chance to penetrate.

    The great thing about porous hair is that, once you get moisture in there, it's not leaving anytime soon. I've found it's less about what product I use (within reason, the ingredients do have to be decent) and more about my technique for getting the product into my hair.
  • loremipsumloremipsum Posts: 160Registered Users
    Thanks ladies. I do not have a Sally's near me, but I live in NYC so I have plenty of other options. I really need something that penetrates the hair as opposed to just sitting on top (which is what usually happens with my non-porous hair). I can always feel RO's and LI's on the surface of my hair, but I can tell it's still dry on the inside.
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    Definitely Curl Rehab by Curl Junkie...I like the strawberry scent! This penetrates the hair...
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils