new dt

klloydmajesticklloydmajestic Registered Users Posts: 183 Curl Connoisseur
Hi curlies,

I'm growing out my hair, and I'm in need of a new dt. I used the avocado/coconut milk blend dt for a while but it just doesn't seem to do much anymore. Any recommendations? I'd prefer something that I can make myself at home, because it's usually cheaper and I don't have to try and find it (not too many places to buy products here in Pensacola, FL, relative to where I'm from in CA). However, I'm open to any suggestions or recommendations. I'm also posting this in the recipes board.

TIA! :)
Kate
3b, low porosity, CG method
BC 6 February 2016 and growing out. . . again!
current products: 
  • conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
  • pre-poo: grapeseed oil or coconut oil
  • cleanser: currently experimenting with different things
  • deep treatment: Jessicurl Deep Treatment
  • "protein" treatment: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque
  • Stylers: Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera gel or SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

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  • HeatherDawnHeatherDawn Registered Users Posts: 300
    Have you ever used Jojaba oil? I am a 2C, but I can' use it as a leave in. I scrunch it on to wet hair before my product. It cut back on the amount of DT I needed. For my DT I just put some coconut oil onto my hair and braid it up over night. Not much help there! :tongue5:
    HeatherDawn
    2C/3A
  • klloydmajesticklloydmajestic Registered Users Posts: 183 Curl Connoisseur
    thanks for the reply. . . I'd be willing to give it a shot! How do you keep your pillowcase from getting oily?
    3b, low porosity, CG method
    BC 6 February 2016 and growing out. . . again!
    current products: 
    • conditioner: Jessicurl Too Shea!
    • pre-poo: grapeseed oil or coconut oil
    • cleanser: currently experimenting with different things
    • deep treatment: Jessicurl Deep Treatment
    • "protein" treatment: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque
    • Stylers: Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera gel or SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

  • HeatherDawnHeatherDawn Registered Users Posts: 300
    I don't use a whole lot - a nickel-quarter sized dot? Jojaba is a very small oil. It absorbs pretty quickly and the braid helps too.
    HeatherDawn
    2C/3A
  • Angelcurls86Angelcurls86 Registered Users Posts: 17
    I don't have a DT suggestion for you... I'm still looking for once myself. BUT in regards to keeping your pillow case from getting oily, there are a few different things you could do:
    - Sometimes I will wrap a scarf around my head - you could use an old t-shirt for this, or
    - Put an old t-shirt or two over your pillow as a pillowcase
    Hope that helps!
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