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Natural Hair in DRY heat

jayellejayelle Posts: 15Registered Users
Hi, so I go to school in a dry almost desert like area. I've adjusted with my hair regimen for the seasons during the school year but now it's summer and I've decided to stay. The heat is here is ridiculous and it's extremely dry. I've tried adding more moisturizers and products that have more oils in them but my hair is getting really dried out. My twist outs usually last around a week or so but now I can't get them to last more than 3 days. I'm limited with products because i'm living in such a small town and I discovered I'm allergic to most coconut products. Can anyone suggest anything to help this dryness?

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  • naturalyogininaturalyogini Posts: 430Registered Users
    jayelle wrote: »
    Hi, so I go to school in a dry almost desert like area. I've adjusted with my hair regimen for the seasons during the school year but now it's summer and I've decided to stay. The heat is here is ridiculous and it's extremely dry. I've tried adding more moisturizers and products that have more oils in them but my hair is getting really dried out. My twist outs usually last around a week or so but now I can't get them to last more than 3 days. I'm limited with products because i'm living in such a small town and I discovered I'm allergic to most coconut products. Can anyone suggest anything to help this dryness?
    I was in NM last summer and the products that helped my hair tremendously were ones w/o glycerin, Cush Cosmetics worked for me. (doesn't now for whatever reason) . I used their hair spray, buriti hair lotion, shampoo and creme de palm. moisturizing creme. I also wore a turban most of the time and rinsed my hair in cool water at night. I think when you are in a hot desert climate, you need to cover your hair to keep direct sunlight and uv rays from damaging your strands. HTH
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    3c/4a Very high porosity, fine, thin hair
  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    All I can advise is to avoid glycerin in your products and seal with a butter after you wash. One thing I do to get a week out of my hair without having to wash is to "spritz and seal".. so basically right before your twistout starts to get dry (dont wait until, wont be as effective) section your hair, dampen with just water, seal with oil and retwist. It usually gets me about 2-3 more days (moisture wise) & ill do it until I feel I need to wash again. See if that works for you!
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Try co washing with suave humectant conditioner or a moisturizing conditioner that will lock in the moisture you put in it & attract moisture to your hair.
  • jessie57888jessie57888 Posts: 43Registered Users
    will a steamer help out? I too live in a very dry and hot climate and I'm about to buy a steamer due to dry and brittle hair.