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summer heat's got me beat!

shakeshake Posts: 404Registered Users
has anyone else (particularly florida gals) had trouble with their hair frying this summer? mine is getting very dry and stiff. what have you done about this? I'd like juicy summer curls not thirsty looking ones!

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  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Posts: 569Registered Users
    I'm a Florida girl and I've been using moisture like it's going out of style. I've been doing weekly deep treatments with a heat cap. ( /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.curlmart.com%2FHeat-Caps-p-1-c-99.html" class="Popup )

    I've been bunning with leave-in and a bit of oil on my ends and problem areas a lot. The key is moisture, moisture, and more moisture.

    I also found out that I need protein, so I've done two homemade protein treatments so far (using soy sauce) and then deep conditioned after this. The last one I did was five days ago and my hair still looks and feels great. You should only do protein treatments if you find you need it. (I use the stretch test to check.) HTH!
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    i up the moisture in my routine.
    ive been mixing [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Elucence-Moisture-Balancing-Conditioner-p-39.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=elucence-elucence-moisture-balancing-conditioner]elucence mb conditioner[/buylink] with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Weekly-Deep-Conditioning-Treatment-p-106.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-weekly-deep-conditioner-treatment]jessicurl wdt[/buylink] and a bit of oil as a leave in. and then after that i usually spray my hair with redken's uv rescue oil spray (its discontinued so you probably wont be able to find it). normally, all the oils would leave my hair greasy but its sucking it all up!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    How about a leave-in with a SPF? Aveda has some - I'm using Color Conserve Sun protect (not to conserve my color, just because I like it as a leave-in)

    Also wear a hat if you're out in the sun for more than an hour or two. Sun and wind used to fry my hair when I sailed if I didn't wear one.
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  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    I've been moisturizing like crazy to beat the summer heat. This is my first summer with natural hair so this is all new to me.
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  • shakeshake Posts: 404Registered Users
    a friend told me to try skipping rinsing conditioner out. in other words leave it in instead of rinsing it out. anyone else do this or tried it?
  • shakeshake Posts: 404Registered Users
    a friend has told me not to rinse conditioner out and this should help. anyone else do this or have tried it?
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    I've been doing DTs about 2x a week... and not rinsing out my conditioner all the way (leaving about 50% in). That has helped a LOT!
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    shake wrote: »
    a friend has told me not to rinse conditioner out and this should help. anyone else do this or have tried it?

    i cant bring myself to not rinse out conditioner, but i do add more of my leave in. which is ridiculous because my leave in's are both regular conditioners. im crazy, i know.
  • frizzbegonefrizzbegone Posts: 137Registered Users
    My hair is the same dry and brittle. That's why I went to roller sets for the summer!
    3c
    Relaxer free since '96. TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Shampoo, TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls condish, Let's Jam Conditioning Gel Extra Hold, IC Tea Tree Instant Moisturizer, and African Royale hot six oil
  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    I know exactly what you mean. My hair has never been this dry and brittle, it feels hard!

    I can say my hair is making me frustrated and it is driving me nuts! I have done so much reading on curly frizzie hair that I should be an expert but I am not! There are so many products that you can go broke on trying them all.. agh

    curly hair has its own life and the life is going thru now is making me crazzzzy. It needs help! lol someone stop it!
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • Flower princessFlower princess Posts: 608Registered Users
    I'm a Florida girl and I've been using moisture like it's going out of style. I've been doing weekly deep treatments with a heat cap. ( /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.curlmart.com%2FHeat-Caps-p-1-c-99.html" class="Popup )

    I've been bunning with leave-in and a bit of oil on my ends and problem areas a lot. The key is moisture, moisture, and more moisture.

    I also found out that I need protein, so I've done two homemade protein treatments so far (using soy sauce) and then deep conditioned after this. The last one I did was five days ago and my hair still looks and feels great. You should only do protein treatments if you find you need it. (I use the stretch test to check.) HTH!

    Can you give me the recipe i've got lot's of soy sauce and thinking of trying it. How do you do the stretch test (although i can tell i need protein even without it)?
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  • Flower princessFlower princess Posts: 608Registered Users
    shake wrote: »
    a friend has told me not to rinse conditioner out and this should help. anyone else do this or have tried it?
    I know some people who do this and love it.But they just rinse out a lil bit of it so that their hair wont feel oily or they rinse it then apply a lil bit as a leave in.Lot's of DC is needed also.HTH

    PS: You and your hair looks fabulous ( i had to say that)
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  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    shake wrote: »
    a friend has told me not to rinse conditioner out and this should help. anyone else do this or have tried it?

    That works really well for me. I have to put a little gel in the front to control frizz though.

    frizzbegone, I'm dying to go back to rollersets again, but we keep having thunderstorms on a daily basis.
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    I rinse with conditioner daily, but before I style my hair, I run jojoba oil through my hair. It never feels dry but it never looks overly shiny either.
  • taflogtaflog Posts: 130Registered Users
    im from GA and i feel your pain shake.i leave some cond. in also when i cowash. lately ive been putting a little olive oil on top of that. so far it seems to be helping but i still got to get through july and august, you know they're the hottest months of the summer.:evil1:
  • shakeshake Posts: 404Registered Users
    thanx flower princess! it doesn't FEEL well tho. lol
  • Flower princessFlower princess Posts: 608Registered Users
    shake wrote: »
    thanx flower princess! it doesn't FEEL well tho. lol
    Don't worry I'm sure it will feel better as time goes by!
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