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More Moisture

My hair suddenly (over the past three days) dried out considerably. It was doing so well!!!

I haven't changed what I've been doing to my hair, so I don't know what happened or what to change.

My hair feels sooo bad that I'm afraid if I touch it it'll all just break off. :sad5:

I did two 3 minutes with Aussie 3mm. And didn't use anything else (no gel or anything)...will see how it goes, but I'm guessing 3mm isn't moisturizing enough for me.

I didn't put any gel in just in case something in my gel is drying out my hair...although it really shouldn't be.

Anyways, are there any conditioners more moisturizing than 3mm?
Wavy, dry, protein sensitive, coarse, highly overly porus, very low elasticity, medium-thick density, very prone to split ends
Avoids: Sulphates, Silicones, Protein, Mineral oil, Petroleum, Polyquaternium, Sodium/Magnesium, Heat
Mod-CG since June 2007

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  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    I don't have any answers but just wanted to let you know I"m in the exact same boat!! My hair was fine one day and then it happened so fast - extremely dry yucky hair.
    Especially my side bangs.
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    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • missy60missy60 Posts: 351Registered Users
    Im having the same problem actually I had been thinking my hair was getting over conditioned. Then it just suddenly changed to so dry feeling just like you described like it could break off. I just dont understand this at all
  • aaa00aaaa00a Posts: 284Registered Users
    I'm glad to know that I am not the only one.

    Ok, the no product and lots of Aussie 3mm didn't help one bit. My hair is just as dry and brittle as before :sad11:

    I'm getting so frustrated! angry9:

    My hair is naturally coarse and rough, but this is ridiculous.
    Wavy, dry, protein sensitive, coarse, highly overly porus, very low elasticity, medium-thick density, very prone to split ends
    Avoids: Sulphates, Silicones, Protein, Mineral oil, Petroleum, Polyquaternium, Sodium/Magnesium, Heat
    Mod-CG since June 2007
  • fluffywonderdoodlefluffywonderdoodle Posts: 316Registered Users
    Hmm... have you been using products with protein in them? Maybe you're sensitive to protein and now have a ton of protein build up. If that could be it, you might want to do a shampoo, or an ACV rinse a couple times, then a really good DT, you could try leavin the 3MM in for much longer, adding ingredients like honey, oil, avocado, etc and let it sit for a while. I hope you can figure out the cause of your hair to get all crazy on you!
  • majimaji Posts: 278Registered Users
    :albino: So has my hair!

    Overnight it felt ultra thin, brittle and split ends galore.
    Could it be the cold spell weather wise?
  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    I agree with Fluffy. Check your products for protein because very dry brittle hair that breaks off easily can be a sign of protein buildup.
    My hair turns like this instantly after just 1 or 2 uses of a protein heavy product. Maybe it just took you hair a little longer.
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  • MintMint Posts: 1,143Registered Users
    I agree, maybe your hair will respond well to a protein-free routine. Protein in even one product can make all the difference. I just switched from Desert Essence Italian Red Grape Co. to Suave Strawberry Co. and my hair is softer and shinier.

    Good luck!
    2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    In my case..... I am extremely sensitive to proteins. I have to make sure all my products are protein free. So, my dryness isn't because of using proteins.
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • missy60missy60 Posts: 351Registered Users
    I have been using the Jessicurl products I didnt think they had protein in them but Im off to go check. I know on her site she talks about not using protein so I just thought her products were protein free. The weather hasnt changed here at all its still in the 90's
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    missy60 wrote:
    I have been using the Jessicurl products I didnt think they had protein in them but Im off to go check. I know on her site she talks about not using protein so I just thought her products were protein free. The weather hasnt changed here at all its still in the 90's

    Magnesium sulfate (which is in Jessicurl products) dries my hair out, so maybe that's the culprit?
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    missy60 wrote:
    I have been using the Jessicurl products I didnt think they had protein in them but Im off to go check. I know on her site she talks about not using protein so I just thought her products were protein free. The weather hasnt changed here at all its still in the 90's

    Some of the conditioners have tiny amounts of hydrolized oat flour. While it is used as a thickener and not as a reparative protein, it is still technically a protein. It is in such small amounts that those with a mild to moderate sensitivity will probably never notice it. if your sensitivity is more extreme, you may notice it.

    msgiblet makes a good point about the magnesium sulfate also. You'll find it in some curl enhancing stylers.

    I would guess that if it is a "hard to detangle, hair is gonna break" dry, I'd look for a protein. If it's a gernal dryness similar to how it feels after a day at the beach, I'd look for the mag. sulfate.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

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  • aaa00aaaa00a Posts: 284Registered Users
    I know I am definitely very protein sensitive, so I just checked and one of my conditioners (the one I use for co-washing) does have a protein in it ...I can't believe I haven't noticed it before! No wonder my hair has been getting so dry! (it must be just a very small amount of protein in it, and combining with all the moisture treatments I've been doing to try to restore my hair it must have nearly balanced out so I didn't notice right away). No wonder why I've been so frustrated with doing CG over the past month!!

    I don't know what else to buy to replace it, because I had such a hard time finding a conditioner in the first place and was so happy when I found that one (even though it cost a fortune - it's an organic/vegan conditioner). :cry:

    I'm about ready to give up...

    :sad2:

    ETA: No wonder I have to DT everyday or my hair is an absolute disaster...not that my hair isn't a disaster with DT....cause it always is bad. I'm so frustrated...just for different reasons now.
    Wavy, dry, protein sensitive, coarse, highly overly porus, very low elasticity, medium-thick density, very prone to split ends
    Avoids: Sulphates, Silicones, Protein, Mineral oil, Petroleum, Polyquaternium, Sodium/Magnesium, Heat
    Mod-CG since June 2007
  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    Some of the conditioners have tiny amounts of hydrolized oat flour. While it is used as a thickener and not as a reparative protein, it is still technically a protein. It is in such small amounts that those with a mild to moderate sensitivity will probably never notice it. if your sensitivity is more extreme, you may notice it.

    msgiblet makes a good point about the magnesium sulfate also. You'll find it in some curl enhancing stylers.
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    oh no! I'm protein sensitive and just ordered some [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] condish. Is my hair going to dry out from the oat flour??
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Darby wrote:
    Some of the conditioners have tiny amounts of hydrolized oat flour. While it is used as a thickener and not as a reparative protein, it is still technically a protein. It is in such small amounts that those with a mild to moderate sensitivity will probably never notice it. if your sensitivity is more extreme, you may notice it.

    msgiblet makes a good point about the magnesium sulfate also. You'll find it in some curl enhancing stylers.
    .

    oh no! I'm protein sensitive and just ordered some [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] condish. Is my hair going to dry out from the oat flour??[/quote]

    It all depends on the individual sensitivity. You may not. It is a very tiny amount. But, if you use it and notice inreased dryness, you'll know that oat protein isn't for you.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • LeeLee182LeeLee182 Posts: 784Registered Users
    My hair doesn't seem to be sensitive to proteins at this time, so i don't know what's going on. But i've noticed so many split ends and dryness. I think i'm going to start overnight full head baggying as much as i hate it.
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    aaa00a wrote:
    I know I am definitely very protein sensitive, so I just checked and one of my conditioners (the one I use for co-washing) does have a protein in it ...I can't believe I haven't noticed it before! No wonder my hair has been getting so dry! (it must be just a very small amount of protein in it, and combining with all the moisture treatments I've been doing to try to restore my hair it must have nearly balanced out so I didn't notice right away). No wonder why I've been so frustrated with doing CG over the past month!!

    I don't know what else to buy to replace it, because I had such a hard time finding a conditioner in the first place and was so happy when I found that one (even though it cost a fortune - it's an organic/vegan conditioner). :cry:

    I'm about ready to give up...

    :sad2:

    ETA: No wonder I have to DT everyday or my hair is an absolute disaster...not that my hair isn't a disaster with DT....cause it always is bad. I'm so frustrated...just for different reasons now.

    Maybe I can help. I have mega protein issues and I avoid it at all costs. Let me know if you want some product info! You can go from cheap things like Suave, VO5, White Rain, to pricier stuff like some of the Aubrey Organics, a couple of the Nature's Gate, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Knot-Today-p-207.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-knot-today-leaveindetangler]Kinky-Curly Knot Today[/buylink]. I'm sure there are more.

    Jessicurls Weekly Dt is protein free just in case your DT has protein.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.