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Keeping up the Moisture

nada101nada101 Posts: 125Registered Users
I have been transitioning for a little over 3 months. My main problem is dealing with dry hair ... my hair feels so dry and i need more moisturizing products. So im curious to know what you ladies are doing to keep moisture in your hair? and what moisturizing deep conditioners are you using? - I need products with no protein in it ... please help me out.
Hair Stats
Started Transition: March 2008
Ended Transition: March 2010
Transitioned for: 2 years



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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    I like to use a number of different oils to seal in moisture. My hair is very wiry and coarse and for some reason heavy, heavy oils tend to just sit on top of my hair. Ones that work well for me are coconut, jojoba and camellia oil. I apply any one of these while my hair is still damp and the moisture retention seems to be very good. Unfortunately, castor oil or even extra virgin olive oil just seems to float on my hair shaft and get all over me and everything else, LOL. Anyway, I also like [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], I just started using this as a leave in and it works nice too. You'll definitely have to do some experimenting to see what works best for you. HTH:flower:
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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  • Jeannie_LJeannie_L Posts: 73Registered Users
    I currently have very dry ends so I make sure that I apply moisturizers everyday before going to sleep. I've been using from Lusters Pink Moisturizer, Olive Oil Moisturizer, Carrot Oil, etc. If you apply moisturizers overnight you will notice a change over the next month. I'm dealing with dryness caused by the flat iron so I make sure that it is always moisturized before they go. If I don't do this I will be sure to get more split ends each week or see growth results in a very long time.
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Do deep treatments:

    an EVOO and honey and conditioner DT
    Clay hair mask (clay, honey and/or yogurt oil, water or coconut milk)

    Nourishing butters on my wet ends before applying styler (commercial ones like Seyani or Qhemet or Jane Carter, or you can use shealoe)

    Oil rinses (slather oil on shampooed wet hair, rinse thoroughly, condition and rinse again)

    Baggying (on dry hair): Spray ends with water mixed with a drop of glycerin, honey and aloe vera. Then I slather Afro Detangler on ends (it's a butter lotion). You can use shealoe butter or other light butters, or glycerin and honey and water. Then rub your favorite oil on the ends, and seal in a baggy.
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    Leave a lot of conditioner in your hair--
    The products I'm using also help hair retain moisture;
    I wash only with conditoner or with Chagrin Valley superfatted soaps
    Detangle/rinse out condition with Mop Top Daily conditoner, or John Masters, or MOP Mixed Greens or Robert Craig. I can leave any of these in as well, and I do. I'll rinse out 1/2 of it or close to scalp to complete the cleansing then smooth more in, smooth it into my hair in clumps.

    Leave-ins that I use only for that purpose: Alba Botanical, [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]Knot Today[/buylink], MOP Leave-in. They help moisturize and define texture.

    And the gels that I use to hold the texture are mostly aloe-vera based (Theraneem, Georges, Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic)

    I'm doing more protective styling (always at night, couple of times a week). But I do like to wear my hair out.
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  • nada101nada101 Posts: 125Registered Users
    Thank you so much for the info. ladies
    Hair Stats
    Started Transition: March 2008
    Ended Transition: March 2010
    Transitioned for: 2 years



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  • Curly Army ChickCurly Army Chick Posts: 1Registered Users
    what do you do when you put moisturizers on your hair and it still dries out?
  • KoolKurls11KoolKurls11 Posts: 13Registered Users
    That is a good question i am new and i was wondering the same thing...
  • anonymous_4926anonymous_4926 Posts: 678Registered Users
    what do you do when you put moisturizers on your hair and it still dries out?

    you probably have buildup on the hair and need to clarify.
    natural since 1998. trying to adapt to this midwest weather while still keeping it simple. current length: MBL (stretched)

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  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Try a 50/50 mixture of raw african shea butter and aloe vera gel. I heard that is one of the best moisturizes for hair types 3c and up.
    I make my own mixture of distilled water, Vo5 soy milk protein conditioner, aloe vera gel, and castor oil and spray my hair twice a day with that. I had major problems with dryness in the first 6 months.
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides
  • AdribearAdribear Posts: 5Registered Users
    I don't really know of any products without protein in them. But to help keep my hair moisturized (I live in Nevada!) I shampoo at most twice a week and just use conditioner alone the other times I take a shower. I make sure to leave in my conditioner for around five minutes to help it lock in the moisture. Also, make sure you don't wash/rinse your hair with hot water, try to use cold water (the colder the better!).

    If my hair is still feeling dry, I've used olive oil for my hair. I'll rinse my hair in cold water and then soak my hair in olive oil and let it sit in for about 20 minutes then wash it out. It's helped out my hair a ton!

    I hope maybe this will help out a little bit. =)
  • rockstarnurserockstarnurse Posts: 48Registered Users
    nada101 wrote: »
    I have been transitioning for a little over 3 months. My main problem is dealing with dry hair ... my hair feels so dry and i need more moisturizing products. So im curious to know what you ladies are doing to keep moisture in your hair? and what moisturizing deep conditioners are you using? - I need products with no protein in it ... please help me out.

    I have found The Jane Carter Solution, Qhemet Biologics, and Giovanni Leave Conditioner (at Whole Foods Market) to be great. Google these products. Qhemet has actual pictures of customer's hair and the products they've used; you're bound to see your texture on there and decide which of their products are right for you. Jane Carter has a GREAT deep conditioner and hair pomade.
  • sumsysumsy Posts: 6Registered Users
    i started my transition 4 months ago...doesnt it feel great...im luvin it

    im using a moisturising conditioner (Himalay Protein Conditioner) and once my hair is dry I add apply a few drops of Dabur Vatika Enriched Hair Oil

    my hair is well moisturised
  • nickfishnickfish Posts: 63Registered Users
    I co-wash and I deep condition everytime I wet my hair (no more than twice a week). Either I will use a My Honey Child deep condish, or use regular condish and add stuff to it (honey, coconut milk, etc.). I ALWAYS oil my ends (because they are the oldest part of your hair) I don't bother putting oils on the rest of my hair really because it just sits there and never absorbs, but I do use butters, styling creams.
    Last relaxer April 1, 2014

    BC - February 2015
  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    Depending on what products I use, my hair can really feel hard and dry. When I clarify though, it does feel so much better - more moisturized and lot softer. I then follow my clarifier with a good deep conditioner - I listed a couple good ones I like up above - for me it makes all the difference in the world.
    Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

    Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
    BC: July 21, 2008
    Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

    Certified Denirophile:love5:

    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein