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Dry hair?

StraightPassingStraightPassing Posts: 39Registered Users
Reposting from the 3 forum, my hair is low porosity and I use argan oil shampoo and conditioner. :)

Ok, so, after some time away just getting on with hair care etc my hair has vastly improved and I have the kind of spiral curls that confidently place me in the 3a/b category. As we know, a lot of people who are type 3 in that way are a mixture of the two or indeed more likely to have hair that's a combination of one and then the one after or before their main type.

I've been using the tightly curly method as over a number of days that seems to be generating fairly good results. Whereas when I was doing it differently and always washing out conditioner my hair was always a frizzy mess within a couple of days.

That being said, though the curl definition lasts for ages using the tightly curly method, I'm still finding that after a couple of days my hair is so dry that putting it up in a loose scrunchie is uncomfortable/even painful because I think it's trying to leech moisture from my hands. O.o

My shampoo/conditioner hasn't changed, though I wondered if the conditioner was drying it out somehow? I know the title may seem like a silly question, after all the fact that when I put coconut oil in earlier it's now softer and more manageable means that it clearly needs more moisture so I probably need to work that back into my routine. My question was more I guess, is it more likely that my conditioner is somehow drying my hair out through being left in or is it just a property of my hair? Any thoughts and help much appreciated. :)

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  • GirlWithUkuleleGirlWithUkulele Posts: 150Registered Users
    Hmm, the coconut oil may not be doing as much good as you think. Give this a read: Stop Using Coconut Oil and Shea Butter On Your Hair Now! | BlackDoctor

    Otherwise, maybe there's an ingredient in one of your products your hair doesn't like?
    Victoria, Keeper of the Celestial Charts and Protector of the Aquamarine Diadem in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    3a/b; low porosity; dense; medium thickness. Growing out a weird haircut.
    Cleanse: As I Am Curl Cowash; Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo
    Condition:Tresemme Naturals
    LI:KCKT; CHS LI
    Stylers: AG Re:Coil; CJCCCCL; KCCC; AG Mousse Gel; HESMU;
    Denman Brush.

    Treatments:SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion; Aphogee PT
  • GirlWithUkuleleGirlWithUkulele Posts: 150Registered Users
    Hmm, the coconut oil may not be doing as much good as you think. Give this a read: Stop Using Coconut Oil and Shea Butter On Your Hair Now! | BlackDoctor

    Otherwise, maybe there's an ingredient in one of your products your hair doesn't like? Try switching your products up for a bit if you can, and see if that makes a difference.
    Victoria, Keeper of the Celestial Charts and Protector of the Aquamarine Diadem in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    3a/b; low porosity; dense; medium thickness. Growing out a weird haircut.
    Cleanse: As I Am Curl Cowash; Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo
    Condition:Tresemme Naturals
    LI:KCKT; CHS LI
    Stylers: AG Re:Coil; CJCCCCL; KCCC; AG Mousse Gel; HESMU;
    Denman Brush.

    Treatments:SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion; Aphogee PT
  • StraightPassingStraightPassing Posts: 39Registered Users
    Thanks, I think you're probably right! :) From reading I've been doing, it seems like the issue I have is that partly with my hair being on the end of wiry, coarse kind of low porosity once dry, it makes sense that when I'm using both a bit of conditioner as a leave in and then coconut oil, my hair is either ending up greasy, still damp or too dry owing to a lack of moisture exchange so I think I will have to see what works best. :)
  • MorrisonFan91MorrisonFan91 Posts: 560Registered Users
    Hi :flower: .

    If you post ingredients lists for the products currently using, I may be able to help!! I have been learning more about how different ingredients can interact.
  • MorrisonFan91MorrisonFan91 Posts: 560Registered Users
    Hi :flower: .

    If you post ingredients lists for the products currently using, I may be able to help!! I have been learning more about how different ingredients can interact.