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I have changed over my shampoo and conditioner to Shea Moisture's, but it feels dry..

I changed my shampoo and conditioner over to Shea Moisture's coconut and hibiscus Shampoo and conditioner. After my first time using it, my hair felt dry and stringy.

Is this just a change over issue? Or will my hair always feel like this? I'm not sure if the ends of my hair are heat damaged (but my new growth doesn't feel that good either and my ends still curly like normal with the wen hair co-wash) or dry (I haven't gotten a cut in 8 months, maybe thats it?)

I've been trying a lot of different shampoo and conditioners:

1. sally's beauty supply shampoo and conditioner (lots of bad stuff in the ingredients, but it makes my hair 'feel' soft)

2. Wen hair co-wash thin (great slip, makes my hair 'feel' soft)

3. Shea Moisture's shampoo and conditioner (makes my hair feel dry and stringy with struggling curls)

Is this my actual nature of hair? or is it just the shea moisture? Any comments. After washing I leave in some conditioner and do two loose braids and leave it for the week

Comments

  • PearlRowellPearlRowell Posts: 50Registered Users
    It could be either but if you use it again and it leaves you with the same result then don't use it again leave it then you will stumble upon it in a couple of months time then it might work differently. The same thing happened to me with hello hydration dry n stringy. But now my hair just eats it up! Try it n c...
    Pearl 😄
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Shea butter builds up for some of us, and butters are not known for their slip.Work with your hair properties (coarseness, porosity, elasticity) when choosing ingredients and products.
    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
  • ReservechicReservechic Posts: 798Registered Users
    I changed my shampoo and conditioner over to Shea Moisture's coconut and hibiscus Shampoo and conditioner. After my first time using it, my hair felt dry and stringy.

    Is this just a change over issue? Or will my hair always feel like this? I'm not sure if the ends of my hair are heat damaged (but my new growth doesn't feel that good either and my ends still curly like normal with the wen hair co-wash) or dry (I haven't gotten a cut in 8 months, maybe thats it?)

    I've been trying a lot of different shampoo and conditioners:

    1. sally's beauty supply shampoo and conditioner (lots of bad stuff in the ingredients, but it makes my hair 'feel' soft)

    2. Wen hair co-wash thin (great slip, makes my hair 'feel' soft)

    3. Shea Moisture's shampoo and conditioner (makes my hair feel dry and stringy with struggling curls)

    Is this my actual nature of hair? or is it just the shea moisture? Any comments. After washing I leave in some conditioner and do two loose braids and leave it for the week

    The best advice that I can give to you is to stop using both the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner. Sometimes products work great for some people's hair, and with others not so well. It does appear that your hair responds well to the the WEN Cleansing Conditioner and Sally's Shampoo and Conditioner, so you do have the options of simply sticking with those products. Also, in regards to ingredients, you have the right to use whatever product you want as long as you like it and its providing positive benefits to your hair. If its providing negative benefits to your hair, then of course the best thing you can do is to stop using the product(s) as soon as possible and to go with something else.

    I like the Shea Moisture line very much, but i can personally tell you that every product they offer doesn't work for my hair, especially their Curling Gel Souffle. I have found products that do work for my hair within the line, and that is what I have continued to stick with. If you want to try out any of their other shampoos and conditioners that they offer that is a possible option that you can surely explore. This of course is totally up to you, as I would never force you to try and stick with a line that may not be the best option for use on your curls.

    There are quite a variety of shampoos and conditioners on the market today, so if you feel the need to try out other shampoos and conditioners, then that is surely a route that you can definitely take. That way, hopefully, you will end up finding a shampoo and conditioner that you have no problems using long-term.
    Diagnosed with Scalp Eczema 6/2015
    (Don't hair type/loose curl pattern/fine texture/low density/high porosity

    Current Regimen (Ayurvedic Based):
    Cleansers- Bobeam Shampoo Bars
    Stylers-Rotate between Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter and Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel

    I only wear my hair in wash n gos or buns. Also,
    I do not use conditioner on my hair on a weekly basis. And, my hair is A ok with that!