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Curly hair in Florida

Hi all. I have been living in Florida now for the past month.
I have noticed my hair is starting to feel very dry and almost straw-
like.
I'm guessing this has something to do with the hard water found in Florida.
Right now I am using Tresemme Naturals for my no-poo and conditioner.
Out of work at moment so can't afford many products
Any advice would be great
2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel

Comments

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    Hm. Which of the TN?

    Have you tried using some as a leave-in?

    There's a chance you may need to clarify!
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • countrygirl75countrygirl75 Posts: 43Registered Users
    I have the nourishing moisture with aloe and avocado.
    Haven't done a clarify recently but can try
    I do leave some of the conditioner in when
    washing
    2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

    shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

    Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel
  • CGSince2002CGSince2002 Posts: 1,073Banned Users
    I lived in S. FL for 13 years and had to deal with the hard water doing CG for 8 years. You may have to clarify periodically with the "LemonAid" and do DTs at least 2x/month until the dryness goes away, just adding extra oil to your CO and leaving it on for 30 min. with your head covered with a plastic cap would do the trick. And if you feel the need for protein you can always get a box of Knox gelatin (about $1.49 +/-), from which you'll get a lot of applications. You can find the recipe here: Science-y Hair Blog: Gelatin Protein Treatment Recipe Update
    Joined Curltalk 1st time in early '02 shortly after starting CG. I'm a non-practicing Cosmetologist.
    Hair: color-treated, mostly 3A.
    CO-wash: VO5 K&L
    RO: SpaHaus Salon w/OO, VO5 Shea Cashmere, W.R. Trop. Coconut, Daily Defense Moisturizing & others.
    LI: Beautiful Curls w/Shea Butter & C.O., Hollywood Beauty OO Creme, VO5 K&L, Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer.
    Gels: LAL Wet Look, ORS Lock & Twist.
    Oils: Jojoba, EVCO & Africa's Best Ultimate Herbal Oil

  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I have the nourishing moisture with aloe and avocado.
    Haven't done a clarify recently but can try
    I do leave some of the conditioner in when
    washing

    Maybe try leaving in more? I'm assuming you're using the new formula, I know people loved the OLD formula and not the new as much, but I'm afraid I can't offer alternatives, just see if you can get the old formula (I think the bottle cap is white and triglycerides are high up on the list).

    Otherwise I'd get a chelating shampoo and try that (it removes minerals from your hair.)
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • countrygirl75countrygirl75 Posts: 43Registered Users
    Actually it is a bottle of the old version.
    Soon to be empty though, so I will then
    have to try the new stuff.
    Tonite I did a clarify and deep treatment.
    I'll keep this up and see if it helps
    2b or 2c, Fine, Thick, Low Porosity

    shoulder length, flat on top, waves to curls through the bottom half with better curls underneath

    Currently using- DevaCurl Lo-Poo, One Conditioner, and AnGel