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Super dry hair??

This is a question for those who had super dry hair that is no longer dry. What did you do and what products did you use?
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And if I had the nerve I'd click my heels and return o the wonderland I knew before
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  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    I used to have super dry hair when I first started CG. I was a pre-CG heavy cone user and several weeks after starting CG and still having dry hair issues...I eliminated all products that had proteins except for my [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Too Shea[/buylink]. Once I did that my hair really started to look good. (Disclaimer= I do not dye my hair, all my hair at this point is virgin non dyed/chemical treated)
    I also for a long time did deep conditioning treatments every weekend, and stayed away from any synthetic styling products as much as I could especially on the weekends. I would use AVG for frizz control, jojoba/shea oils and pure organic leave ins. Eventually my hair "forgave" me and now, except for the occasional yuck weather day-or I'm having bad luck with a new product, my hair looks pretty darn good.
    Cincinnati Ohio>>>Coarse protein sensitive 3a, Jessicurl WDT as a leave in, Biotera gel, White Boots, PW= coffeecurls

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  • aaa00aaaa00a Posts: 284Registered Users
    We'll I'm still suffering from dry hair, but over the past two days it has started to improve.

    I've been smearing a lot of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil - I'm sure you can just use plain olive oil but I don't happen to have any so I use EV) on my hair when I get home from work and leave it on til I wash my hair in the morning. Actually, yesterday, I didn't have time to wash my hair in the morning, so I wore my hair up and let the oil absorb in my hair. It felt really oily and greasy at the time, but my hair today feels pretty good comparably to how it was. My hair still has a long way to go, but I just thought I'd share in case it may help you.

    Also, I've eliminated all proteins, I DT as often as possible (sometimes nearly every day), and I don't use products (gels, etc) every day...maybe every other day or so.
    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
  • KurlyKarenLeeKurlyKarenLee Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    aaa00a, I just put some EVOO on my canopy and tied it in a knot on the top of my head to sleep in overnight because I'm having very dry hair just on top. What do you suggest I wash it out with in the a.m.? Will a regular co-wash work or should I use No-poo?

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  • aaa00aaaa00a Posts: 284Registered Users
    I usually can successfully wash it out with cowashing. I did shampoo today, because my hair felt really greasy and gross, but I'm not sure if I really need to or not.

    I just wanted to add also, that my hair feels so soft and silky today!
    I'm really hopeful that all this putting up with all these icky products in my hair will be worth the effort.
    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
    I was having some real problems with dry hair. I was using Suave anti frizz cream gel and stopped using it. I'm very protein sensitive so I had to make sure to not use anything with protein.
    right now I'm using Jessicurl GLS for a low poo and conditioning with different conditioners. Haven't found a favorite one yet.
    As for stylers, I'm using either HE set me up or HE TT.
    At first to help get rid of the horrible dryness, I used [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Too-Shea-Extra-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-105.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-too-shea-extra-moisturizing-conditioner]Jessicurl too shea[/buylink] at night.

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • missy60missy60 Posts: 351Registered Users
    I have found that oil works better on damp hair also. When mine was so dry I would wet it apply conditioner and then oil. That seemed to really help. Now I just pineapple my hair wet the bottom and apply oil. I do use a mister with a little conditioner in it now also to wet it before applying oil. I would use the mister several times during the day. In the curly girl book she suggests putting olive oil in a mister and using that.

    YOu could try the lemon aid mix to get the oil out. I just CO mine and it comes out now that I pineapple and only do the ends. When I apply the oil to the scalp I use a diluted shampoo on my scalp only. I apply my first conditioner to the ends and it all comes out. I have never had a problems with any oil but EVOO coming out with just a CO wash
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Used Ouidad later Curlisto products and had to deep condition constantly, like 1 x a week. Used no oil-based products because these lines didn't work with oil. Almost all their products contain silicones, including the curlisto DT. And the shampoos contain sulfates.

    Doing the mod-CG routine has helped a lot. Used to shampoo 1 x a week, now it's 2 x a month. And a test of whether my hair retains moisture well is if it will hold texture for 2 or more days without re-wetting. Also the more I'm on mod-CG the more receptive my hair is to butters and oils
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  • ParasolParasol Posts: 291Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    The best thing that ever happened to me is coconut oil .Its different. It's moisturizing ,while Olive oil just sits on top and doesn't penetrate.
    I apply coconut oil to dry hair ,by sectioning it and oiling every section (if you have a dry scalp you can oil your scalp too, I do it.) in the evening. Then I make two or four braids and in the morning I open them and have wonderful, moisturized hair. It'S amazing. My ends don't feel great and silky right away when I oil them with Coconut ,but after a while they feel awesome.

    Coconut oil keeps my hair so moisturized and soft ,that I only have to cowash-every four days!

  • CurlsinDCCurlsinDC Posts: 136Registered Users
    do you recommend a certain coconut oil brand? Where do you get it?
    Indian girl with full head of very thick curls (3A, 3B and 3C)
    CG Routine, protein sensitive

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