I'm going all natural but don't know how to moisture my hair and it's drying out!!

Ok so I have alopecia areata (where my hair falls out) and it started growing back a year ago. I have 3b-3c hair. I want to use natural products on my hair because I don't want to put any harsh chemicals on it. I just got into this natural hair thing lol (I mean I've aways worn my hair naturally curly, I just used things like Aussie, Pantene, blah blah). As my hair gets longer (it's past my collarbone straightened; it grows really fast), it's getting dryer and dryer. I don't know what prodocts to put on it because there are so many and I'm so confused lol. Also, I'm drying the conditioner only method, but I think I need a different conditioner because now I'm using half the bottle everytime I condition my hair (I use this conditioner called diety. Don't know if anyone's heard of it?) It used to work when my hair was shorter, now it just sits on my hair. I think I need a thick creamy conditioner. Any suggections?

Also there's a dry patch of hair in the back of my head that's so dry it just forms frizz and never curls. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME I'M DESPERATE TO HAVE HEALTHY HAIR!!

One last thing lol. I'm a teenager, I don't have a job, and my parents aren't rich lol. I can't buy like $40 palm sized bottles of product monthly lol so if you could recommend inexpensive or somewhat inexpensive products, it would be much appreciated :)


  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    hello! i too only really use natural things on my hair. i just read your post and a few things came too mind. first with the conditioner, now im in germany so i cant help you with what brand, BUT i do have a saggestion what i do myself and love it. i buy a cheap natural condish, then i put a small amount, (now that my hair is getting longer, im having to use alot more) then i add same oil to it in my hand, rub my palms together, devide my hair, (left and right) and work it in my hair. then to finish it i seal with another oil. (or the same oil).
    oils make me came to another point: you mentioned you had or have alopecia areata? ive never heard of this, but what cames i mind if maybe you could use rosemary oil to help keep everything healthy and keep the blood flow to your scalp. in saying this, i have no idea what alopecia areata is, so it might be the total opposite of what you can or should be doing. i mean that with the rosemary oil. hahaha
    i do the conditioner only method and i love it. its nice and easy and cheap, and i like to think of it as the simpler my hair routine is, the less that can go wrong right?

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • lurvelieplumlurvelieplum Posts: 65Registered Users
    Some good cheap natural products are the SheaMoisture brand (found in Walmart, Target, Walgreens). Love them
    3a/3b/3c, thin/fine, low porosity

    Shampoos: Oyin Honey Wash, Bobeam Rootz Shampoo Bar
    Conditioner: SheaMoisture Restorative Conditioner
    Deep Treatment: SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
    Leave-In: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
    Refresher: Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz
  • TheCurlyOneTheCurlyOne Posts: 52Registered Users
    I would recommend that you get some aloe vera juice and mix it with coconut oil as a daily moisturizer. Use shea butter the seal your ends and slick back edges. Wash with a cheap conditioner and deep condition with a mix of coconut oil, any conditioner of your choice and honey. Natural hair care doesn't have to be expensive....its just that a lot of us are pjs and splurge on the boutique brands

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