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Hair soaks up all the moisture!!!!!

I cannot keep moisture in my hair. I have type 3B hair and when my hair is wet, I put in a great deal of moisturizer in and a gel/moisturizer. Looks good until it starts to dry...then it becomes a big mess with frizz! :angry5: If I put in more conditioner in it wet or dry, it still acts like I did nothing to it! I really really want to get away from gel and moose that makes my hair crunchy. I really would love some products that make my hair soft! Is that so much to ask? lol! I need like a specific routine of products that work from the time of washing till it's dry! I would love any help/tips anyone can give! Thanks so much!


  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Sounds like maybe you are porous?

    If so, sealing may really help you.

    As far as a product line, I highly recommend Shea Moisture.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I also love Shea Moisture. Talk about moisturizing. Also have you tried kinky curly? I don't like hard hold gels either, or maybe I do but I haven't gotten the hang of them yet. I prefer soft gels, jellies and curl creams to keep my hair both touchably soft and frizz free. Also do you know your properties? Porosity is one thing but also whether or not your strands are fine, medium, or coarse. For instance, if you're coarse and using a lot of protein that can dry out your hair and thereby increase your porosity. That's why your hair may be sucking up moisture and still thirsty. If you're using products with ingredients that you hair and maybe the weather doesn't agree with it can cause frizz. Check out livecurlylivefree.com for more info on properties and the dew point. If you already knew about all that and still are stumped, then give us more info and maybe a curl vet will have a solution. I'm a newbie.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here's a link to help you determine your hair properties Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics As the others said, it will really help you choose ingredients/products and techniques that you should use.

    As Jas76 suggested, sealing may be for you. There are a lot of threads that discuss sealing, just search for them.

    My stylist suggests that one doesn't use mousse. In addition to other ingredients, the propellent can be very drying.

    You don't mention what products you are using or what you do for your hair. It's possible that you need to get into a routine where you are regularly doing deep treatments to add extra moisture to your hair.

    Gel doesn't have to be crunchy. After your products dry, you can SOTC (scrunch out the crunch.)
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix

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