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Dry Dry Hair, Need moisture

Hi everyone! So I'm about one week into the Curly Girl Method and I am LOVING it so far. Unfortunately, I can tell that my hair is pretty damaged from all the straightening I used to do. It just feels "dry", and kind of rough. Not necessarily frizzy though. I was wondering if you had any suggestions how to really add moisture/sheen? My hair just looks very "flat". Thank you all!


  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Welcome! Your hair likely needs conditioning and patch repairing not simply moisture (= water).

    Proven beneficial ingredients for damaged hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA and panthenol. You might also like film forming type stylers such as flaxseed or okra gels.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Try a pre-poo with coconut oil. Also deep condition once per week! :)
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • VaniVani Posts: 3Registered Users
    Thank you both! Excited to go shopping today!!
  • ashlyndmarieashlyndmarie Posts: 211Registered Users
    I've had success with the grrenhouse effect. Basically deep conditioning overnight with a plastic cao and the heat from your head creates moisture. I deep condition a lot...4-5 times a week.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I second deep conditioning! Deep condition the crap outta that hair! I'd use it to replace my rinse out for the first week. Be sure to also use a good leave in conditioner if you don't do that already. I had a lot of dry hair from straightening, and it took about 3 months of working with deep conditioners and protein treatments to get my hair feeling healthy again.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens

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