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Does anyone wet their hair daily?

NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
Hey ladies,

Just some random thoughts running through my head. I've had my hair cut by Deva-trained stylists a few times, and because they are generally used to styling hair in wash n go's, and not protective styles, they are always advising me to wet my chronically dry hair daily to increase my moisture levels. I normally just see it as them not having enough experience or knowledge about my texture, and shrug it aside. However today I watched a couple of videos from Anthony Dickey from Hair Rules, and he says the same thing (essentially don't go more than 2-3 days without wetting your hair, that using a spray bottle isn't sufficient, and that this is the best way to prevent heat damage in the event that you do decide to blowdry- not that I use heat), and I am wondering if there is any truth to this.

Do any of you tighter/kinkier haired ladies wet your hair several times a week? And how does this work? I DEFINITELY could not go through my post-wash regimen more than once a week: bear in mind I can't do constant wash n go's on my hair as it would be knot city. I rarely even wash my hair loose anymore. I'm wondering if twisting and then wetting/cowashing the twists often would be a feasible option (I often keep twists in for 2/3 weeks at a time, and cowash once or twice within that time without any real tangling issues). Also has there been any improvement in moisture level since starting to do this, compared to a time where you didn't wet your hair often?

I split my time between 2 completely different climates, and the last few weeks in the tail-end of UK winter has wreaked havoc on my hair, I can't help wondering if there is more I could be doing to increase my moisture levels apart from weekly DC's, and moisturising daily (avj/water spritz, followed by a cream moisturiser, followed by a sealant, no glycerin, protein introduced regularly but in a controlled manner, i.e. I am careful not to use it in too many products- and I've also tried the loc method without much improvement) which still leaves me with ridiculously brittle hair.

Any thoughts are most welcome.

TIA!
Products in current rotation:

Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    Lets make it a challenge? I have scalp issues that probably can only be resolved if I rinse daily. I have been too frightened of bad tangling to try it, but if I keep my hair in braids it might just work. Twice a week I would deep condition. Sounds like a plan. I would re braid every two weeks. I will try it :toothy4:. It will be nice to toss aside the shower cap :D.
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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    I'm going to give it a try as well. Maybe for the next month in twists and see what happens. Let's hope this doesn't end in disaster, lol! With wetting hair that often, I'll probably also need to up my protein. Maybe Aubreys GPB every other week or something. I'll gauge it and see what happens. Let me know how it works out for you.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • ProfessorPuffyProfessorPuffy Posts: 39Registered Users
    I have 3c tight curls and I wash my hair once a week and then in the middle week I'll part my hair into sections and spray it with water mixed with conditioner until it's wet enough to detangle. I absolutely love it and since I started it, my hair's retained much more moisture. However, I don't know if I'd recommend doing it too often. They say that curly-haired people should only wash their hair once to twice a week because we don't retain as much moisture and washing the hair often strips the scalp of it's natural oils. But, I suppose if it was just spraying it, that might be different. I'd love to see your results, I might think about trying it if it works for you. Keep me posted? Good luck. (:
  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    I'm going to give it a try as well. Maybe for the next month in twists and see what happens. Let's hope this doesn't end in disaster, lol! With wetting hair that often, I'll probably also need to up my protein. Maybe Aubreys GPB every other week or something. I'll gauge it and see what happens. Let me know how it works out for you.

    I am trying it in braids instead of twists because when I would rinse my hair in twists my hair would mesh together. That was not the case when I would rinse my hair in braids.

    ETA: I am going to try ditching the hair cap today while I shower today. I will also be doing this three times a week at first and not every single day. I don't want to go overboard and cause hygral fatigue.
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    I have 3c tight curls and I wash my hair once a week and then in the middle week I'll part my hair into sections and spray it with water mixed with conditioner until it's wet enough to detangle. I absolutely love it and since I started it, my hair's retained much more moisture. However, I don't know if I'd recommend doing it too often. They say that curly-haired people should only wash their hair once to twice a week because we don't retain as much moisture and washing the hair often strips the scalp of it's natural oils. But, I suppose if it was just spraying it, that might be different. I'd love to see your results, I might think about trying it if it works for you. Keep me posted? Good luck. (:

    Wetting your hair often is only drying if you are using shampoo each time. Water rinsing and conditioner washing can actually be hydrating to the hair.
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    I applied coconut oil to my hair tonight (I will do this the night before 3 times a week to prevent hygral fatigue). I will oil rinse tomorrow probably with coconut or avocado oil. It is already midweek so I am deep conditioning/pre-conditioning with oil and aloe juice. Afterwards I will seal with my butter mix and go on my way :happy10:.
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  • leilawyatt3leilawyatt3 Posts: 10Registered Users
    I am a 3c/4a mixture, but I wet my hair daily. Once a week I do finger coils after my wash routine and then every morning I lean forward (I'm trying to train it to fall forward more) in the shower to get it all soaking wet. I have learned that anything beyond light finger combing leads to tangles and FRIZZ. Sometimes I don't touch it at all until I get out. I follow up with SM Curling Smoothie and baby oil (best oil for sealing moisture in) and occasionally I will retwist a fizzier area with ecostyler. This loosens the finger coils, so they make nice defined clumps. I would mention, however my hair does not tangle easily and is fairly short (2in in the back and sides- 6in in the middle)
  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Posts: 791Registered Users
    When my hair was shorter (aka when I first went natural and had a TWA) I wet my hair every day. And it was good. But now that my hair is longer, I don't think I can deal with that. My hair needs 24 hours to dry if I get it wet in braids or twists and I don't like the idea of walking around dripping or sleeping with wet hair.

    In terms of moisture levels between then and now, I haven't noticed much of a difference at all.
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    I do. It just doesn't fall right if I don't at least spritz it a bit. :)
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  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I wet my hair daily in the shower everyday and night, mostly because I like the way water feels running in my hair(shrugs) lol. I also detangle everyday, and apply a leave in. I wash randomly when I feel I need to, so once or twice a week depending on what I put in my hair.:)
  • TrackStar400TrackStar400 Posts: 35Registered Users
    Im still in the twa stage i think my hair is about 3 inches long and i big chopped two months ago. But i wet my hair everyday i have to or else i just feel it doesnt look right. At first i was only using a spray bottle but lately i have been wetting my whole head and the results turn out great. Im sure that once its longer i may not be able to do this but i say try it because it leaves my hair very moist and soft all day.
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    Thanks for all the responses. I haven't had a chance to come on here in a few days.

    I forgot to mention my hair is relatively long. When it was shorter, I actually used to wet it several times a week, but these days even washing loose is not an option.

    I've put my hair in loose twists now, and I think I'll probably stay in these for a couple of months (redoing them every 2 weeks I think). I've been wetting every other day, following up with conditioner and sealing.

    Like you Ricotdorothy, I was a bit worried about the twists meshing (especially as they're quite loose), but so far so good. I've been taking some down randomly to see. I think the detangling properties of the conditioner stop them from locing. So I'll continue for a while and see how things go. Make sure to report back.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Thanks for all the responses. I haven't had a chance to come on here in a few days.

    I forgot to mention my hair is relatively long. When it was shorter, I actually used to wet it several times a week, but these days even washing loose is not an option.

    I've put my hair in loose twists now, and I think I'll probably stay in these for a couple of months (redoing them every 2 weeks I think). I've been wetting every other day, following up with conditioner and sealing.

    Like you Ricotdorothy, I was a bit worried about the twists meshing (especially as they're quite loose), but so far so good. I've been taking some down randomly to see. I think the detangling properties of the conditioner stop them from locing. So I'll continue for a while and see how things go. Make sure to report back.

    I have run into an issue. My hair is low porosity so rinsing it this often means my hair is wet a good bit of the time (it takes to 12 to 18 hrs to dry).
    At three times a week it means that it is three times a week I will have to walk around with damp hair all day. I don't know if anyone may have any suggestions?

    ETA: I think I will just take it down to twice a week (every 3-4 days) and report back.
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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Thanks for all the responses. I haven't had a chance to come on here in a few days.

    I forgot to mention my hair is relatively long. When it was shorter, I actually used to wet it several times a week, but these days even washing loose is not an option.

    I've put my hair in loose twists now, and I think I'll probably stay in these for a couple of months (redoing them every 2 weeks I think). I've been wetting every other day, following up with conditioner and sealing.

    Like you Ricotdorothy, I was a bit worried about the twists meshing (especially as they're quite loose), but so far so good. I've been taking some down randomly to see. I think the detangling properties of the conditioner stop them from locing. So I'll continue for a while and see how things go. Make sure to report back.

    I have run into an issue. My hair is low porosity so rinsing it this often means my hair is wet a good bit of the time (it takes to 12 to 18 hrs to dry).
    At three times a week it means that it is three times a week I will have to walk around with damp hair all day. I don't know if anyone may have any suggestions?

    ETA: I think I will just take it down to twice a week (every 3-4 days) and report back.

    Yeah, probably cut it down. Also I do it at night. No way I'm walking round London with wet hair in this weather!
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I have 4a/3c and pretty good amount of length. I envy people who can shampoo and condition once a week and be done. I can't do that because of how dry my hair will get. Spritzing helps but three days is max without cowashing or rinsing. I can maybe pull off four if I leave my hair in twists but that's a maybe.
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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    I have 4a/3c and pretty good amount of length. I envy people who can shampoo and condition once a week and be done. I can't do that because of how dry my hair will get. Spritzing helps but three days is max without cowashing or rinsing. I can maybe pull off four if I leave my hair in twists but that's a maybe.

    Do you tend to wash n go mostly, or do you go through the whole stretching routine multiple times a week?
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    adthomas wrote: »
    I have 4a/3c and pretty good amount of length. I envy people who can shampoo and condition once a week and be done. I can't do that because of how dry my hair will get. Spritzing helps but three days is max without cowashing or rinsing. I can maybe pull off four if I leave my hair in twists but that's a maybe.

    Do you tend to wash n go mostly, or do you go through the whole stretching routine multiple times a week?


    Stretch. It's not too bad though. I guess practice has made me a twisting machine.
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    @adthomas

    It is good to hear that it gets easier over time. How long does it take you and how many twists do your normally do?

    @NoodleNaps
    After oil rinsing multiple times this week in braids I took the braids down and found tangles, lots of them. It took some time to work out all of the tangles. I then conditioner washed my hair and put it in chunky twists and set it the next day. The next day I also had a time consuming detangling session. I am going to try conditioner washing the hair while in twists in order to avoid matting and tangling this time. On another note my hair is really soft and sheeny. I love how it feels and I don't have to worry about reapplying product in between wetting sessions except to use coconut oil the night before. I will continue to use sulfate free shampoo once a week as my scalp needs that to feel clean. I may see about switching to a conditioning cleanser once a week so that I may move shampooing to once every two weeks. If I get the hang of this I may be able to kiss itchy scalp goodbye.:batman:
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    @adthomas

    It is good to hear that it gets easier over time. How long does it take you and how many twists do your normally do?

    @NoodleNaps
    After oil rinsing multiple times this week in braids I took the braids down and found tangles, lots of them. It took some time to work out all of the tangles. I then conditioner washed my hair and put it in chunky twists and set it the next day. The next day I also had a time consuming detangling session. I am going to try conditioner washing the hair while in twists in order to avoid matting and tangling this time. On another note my hair is really soft and sheeny. I love how it feels and I don't have to worry about reapplying product in between wetting sessions except to use coconut oil the night before. I will continue to use sulfate free shampoo once a week as my scalp needs that to feel clean. I may see about switching to a conditioning cleanser once a week so that I may move shampooing to once every two weeks. If I get the hang of this I may be able to kiss itchy scalp goodbye.:batman:


    I've never really counted but it takes me aoubt 45 minutes to twist. then usually I go sit under the dryer awhile to speed up the drying process then go to bed but I think I'm going to start lightly blowing it out then twisting and see how that does. Also I'm not one of those people who can do a once a week detangling either because of the tangles I get from shed hair.
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    @adthomas

    It is good to hear that it gets easier over time. How long does it take you and how many twists do your normally do?

    @NoodleNaps
    After oil rinsing multiple times this week in braids I took the braids down and found tangles, lots of them. It took some time to work out all of the tangles. I then conditioner washed my hair and put it in chunky twists and set it the next day. The next day I also had a time consuming detangling session. I am going to try conditioner washing the hair while in twists in order to avoid matting and tangling this time. On another note my hair is really soft and sheeny. I love how it feels and I don't have to worry about reapplying product in between wetting sessions except to use coconut oil the night before. I will continue to use sulfate free shampoo once a week as my scalp needs that to feel clean. I may see about switching to a conditioning cleanser once a week so that I may move shampooing to once every two weeks. If I get the hang of this I may be able to kiss itchy scalp goodbye.:batman:


    I've never really counted but it takes me aoubt 45 minutes to twist. then usually I go sit under the dryer awhile to speed up the drying process then go to bed but I think I'm going to start lightly blowing it out then twisting and see how that does. Also I'm not one of those people who can do a once a week detangling either because of the tangles I get from shed hair.

    Wow it takes me hours to twist! But then that could be because I detangle once a week and therefore I have to detangle as I twist. Are you doing chunky or medium sized twists?
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  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    This week was test/presentation week. I just didn't have time for conditioner washing and the possible detangling aftermath since I haven't gotten my technique down yet. I'll get back to it next week.
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  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    Ok so I'm so over this now, lol. I just can't be bothered with the constant wetting. I started to think maybe I should switch to steaming instead, but can't be bothered to wheel my steamer out more than once a week, so I'm going to look into handheld steamers of some sort. Will report back. Let me know if you're still doing this ricot!
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • ricotdorothyricotdorothy Posts: 436Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Ok so I'm so over this now, lol. I just can't be bothered with the constant wetting. I started to think maybe I should switch to steaming instead, but can't be bothered to wheel my steamer out more than once a week, so I'm going to look into handheld steamers of some sort. Will report back. Let me know if you're still doing this ricot!

    :occasion9: Oh I can stop? Lol. I can't be bothered with the constant wetting either. I have not mastered the art of the wash and go and stretched hair equals detangled hair on my head. That means the minute I go under water I have a detangling situation. What I have noted is how incredibly soft my hair feels with wetting my hair more. The results were similar if not the same with when I used to baggy twice a week. That being said I think I will turn to using my bathroom as a midweek steam room for my hair, either that or do a midweek baggy session. I think that should provide the same results without fighting with wet hair. As for my scalp I got a spray that takes out the itching, and I have realized finally that cowashing is not for me and trying it over and over is not going to change that.
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Ok so I'm so over this now, lol. I just can't be bothered with the constant wetting. I started to think maybe I should switch to steaming instead, but can't be bothered to wheel my steamer out more than once a week, so I'm going to look into handheld steamers of some sort. Will report back. Let me know if you're still doing this ricot!

    Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer
  • marie.blue.7marie.blue.7 Posts: 13Registered Users
    I co wash my hair every day now. If I don't my curls disappear and frizzzzzzz is everywhere
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users
    @NoodleNaps: My personal opinion is that wetting/re-wetting should be done if it can be done fairly easily and appears to be genuinely helping your hair. My hair loves water and like you, I used to wet it very often. The only reason why I have stopped is b/c its too long to wet (without washing/conditioning) and I don't really have the time or energy to go through that more than every 5-7 days max. I can't say for sure whether or not my hair was in better condition when I was wetting it daily/every other day. There are so many variables involved. I do feel like my hair was softer then, but I was also DTing sometimes 3 times a week at that time. In any event, I'd love if you keep us updated on the handheld steamer. I didn't even know there was such a thing!
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  • nu_natural10nu_natural10 Posts: 90Registered Users
    I wet my hair every other night. Rather it be a spray bottle or co wash. I co wash once a week. But I spray and oil my hair every other day mostly to style. I can barely get 2nd day curls let a lone 3rd day.
    Unless I'm wearing a protective style like kinky twist or braids or a weave. Then I don't touch my hair.
    Shampoo: Terressetials Mud Wash (lavender or lemon)
    Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Conditioner
    Deep Conditioner: Anita Grant's Rhassoul Deep Condish
    Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Creams/Oils: Raw Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jamican Black Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Ok so I'm so over this now, lol. I just can't be bothered with the constant wetting. I started to think maybe I should switch to steaming instead, but can't be bothered to wheel my steamer out more than once a week, so I'm going to look into handheld steamers of some sort. Will report back. Let me know if you're still doing this ricot!

    :occasion9: Oh I can stop? Lol. I can't be bothered with the constant wetting either. I have not mastered the art of the wash and go and stretched hair equals detangled hair on my head. That means the minute I go under water I have a detangling situation. What I have noted is how incredibly soft my hair feels with wetting my hair more. The results were similar if not the same with when I used to baggy twice a week. That being said I think I will turn to using my bathroom as a midweek steam room for my hair, either that or do a midweek baggy session. I think that should provide the same results without fighting with wet hair. As for my scalp I got a spray that takes out the itching, and I have realized finally that cowashing is not for me and trying it over and over is not going to change that.

    LOL! Sorry I haven't been on here in ages. SO did you stop?
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    NoodleNaps wrote: »
    Ok so I'm so over this now, lol. I just can't be bothered with the constant wetting. I started to think maybe I should switch to steaming instead, but can't be bothered to wheel my steamer out more than once a week, so I'm going to look into handheld steamers of some sort. Will report back. Let me know if you're still doing this ricot!

    Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer

    Oh cool, thanks so much, will definitely be looking into this!
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
  • NoodleNapsNoodleNaps Posts: 463Registered Users
    @NoodleNaps: My personal opinion is that wetting/re-wetting should be done if it can be done fairly easily and appears to be genuinely helping your hair. My hair loves water and like you, I used to wet it very often. The only reason why I have stopped is b/c its too long to wet (without washing/conditioning) and I don't really have the time or energy to go through that more than every 5-7 days max. I can't say for sure whether or not my hair was in better condition when I was wetting it daily/every other day. There are so many variables involved. I do feel like my hair was softer then, but I was also DTing sometimes 3 times a week at that time. In any event, I'd love if you keep us updated on the handheld steamer. I didn't even know there was such a thing!

    I will do, definitely looking into getting one now, I think that will really help.
    Products in current rotation:

    Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

    Still searching for the perfect stylers, but loving CJ CIAB over everything so far
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