My hair is DRIER after deep conditioning...

For two days now I have used CJ Curl Rehab after hearing how moisturizing it is, yet both times my hair has felt very dry and not moisturized at all. It is, however, less frizzy...but I'm wondering why it feels so dry. I was hoping for more softness.

The first time I rinsed it out with No Poo. The second time I just cowashed it out. Both times I added a little bit of coconut oil. I also tried running my blowdryer w/ diffuser over my hair while I had it on to open the cuticle a bit (my hair is not very porous). I'm at my wit's end as far as getting moisture into my hair.


  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Have you had issues with aloe before? For some people aloe causes hair to be dryer.
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    2a ( 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    When I do a DT, there's no need to use anything else to "wash" it out. Just run water over your hair.

    Have you tried washing (either low pooing or cowashing) your hair before you DT? That way your hair is clean of any previous stylers and the DT can penetrate into your hair.
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • loremipsumloremipsum Posts: 160Registered Users
    Hmm, I was concerned it would look greasy if I didn't wash it out. My hair is fine so I didnt want it to feel weighed down. It was already clean and product free when I did it. Maybe it's the aloe after all. I don't think I have used aloe before so I can't say for sure.

    My hair is notoriously non-porous (nopourious!) so I think it's just going to take time and patience to get the moisture level balanced.
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    loremipsum wrote: »
    My hair is notoriously non-porous (nopourious!)

    Awesome! :headbang:
    Could be the aloe, could be the "feel" left by the butters. My fine-haired mother was putting shea butter on her dry hair and complaining how dry it still felt.
    Non porous hair is good at retaining its own moisture. It's not porous ("water-repellent"), therefore moisture is neither getting in easily or out easily. When it gets wet, it ultimately does swell with water and that's when you can do the most by sealing in the moisture with emollients (conditioners or oils) and film-forming humectants (certain proteins, panthenol).

    I don't like shea butter or cocoa butter in my hair. They make it feel weird because my hair is usually already pretty pliable.
  • blueberry2118blueberry2118 Posts: 145Registered Users
    Hmmmm..... What are the ingredients? Some humectant products don't work well during the winter. Instead of humectant product adding moisture, it does the complete opposite in the winter time.