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Super dry new growth.. any suggestions?

htlykmehtlykme Posts: 33Registered Users
Okay so ive been transitioning for the past 4 months not and cannot keep my hands out out of my hair! lol i love my new growth and the way the curls feel in my fingers, but it seems that no matter how much i moisterize it, it feels so dry :sad3:...

I haven't co washed since Wednesday.. could that be the problem? (i use ORS Olive oil deep conditioner) Also im thinking about using coconut oil.. think that'll work?

Please list any remedies as im sure im not the only one with this problem :thumbup: thx
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Last Relaxer: October 28, 2010
BC date: 1-29-11 :occasion9:
Hair type:3c/4a
Co-Wash: Suave naturals & any other cheapie conditioner for that matter
Oils: EVOO and EVCO
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  • DBOO75115DBOO75115 Posts: 119Registered Users
    when I was transitioning I had the same problem (alot of dry hair that tangled).
    I first tried doing co-washes and my hair got worse. Then I found out that the conditioner I was using had silicones in it :-?.
    So once i started using a silicone free conditioner (and all silicone free products) my hair improved. And since it was easier to deal with I started washing my hair more often, like every other day sometimes every two days and my hair improved alot(now i'm 100% natural i wet my hair everyday).
    Then an Indian friend of mine turned me on to coconut oil and Vatika oil, and when i started using them...hair problem solved.

    Good Luck
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    First, what products are you using? I would suggest clarifying your hair. As DBOO75115 said, if you are using products that have silicone that could be the problem. Use a good clarifying shampoo to get a clean slate, then use a good moisturizing deep treatment (one with no silicones if possible). I highly recommend vatika (or other coconut oil). It can be added to conditioners or used alone as a prepoo, scalp oil and hair oil. It softens the hair really well and you can find it cheap at indian grocery stores

    HTH
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  • htlykmehtlykme Posts: 33Registered Users
    I use Doo Gro hair oil and BB oil moisturizer with castor oil so far on my new growth... what is a "clarifying shampoo" and where can i get it?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Last Relaxer: October 28, 2010
    BC date: 1-29-11 :occasion9:
    Hair type:3c/4a
    Co-Wash: Suave naturals & any other cheapie conditioner for that matter
    Oils: EVOO and EVCO
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  • lashon20lashon20 Posts: 1,150Registered Users
    Co washes always kept my hair moisturized.
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    Shampoos: Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Conditioners: Curl Junkie
    Stylers: As I Am Smoothing Gel, Jane Carter Incredible Curls, Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Hairveda Whipped Gelly
    Moisturizers: Camille Rose Moisture Milk, Camille Rose Fresh Curl
    Leave-Ins: KBB Sweet Ambrosia
    Pomades: Hairveda Almond Glaze
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    htlykme wrote: »
    I use Doo Gro hair oil and BB oil moisturizer with castor oil so far on my new growth... what is a "clarifying shampoo" and where can i get it?
    A clarifying shampoo is just a shampoo that has the abilities of taking out all the gunk in your hair. Suave has one. If you want to clarify with what you have at home, I would use baking soda. 1 tbsp baking powder and 2 cups warm water, pour over hair concentrating on the roots, work through hair, let sit for a min then rinse follow with a deep conditioner and ACV rinse (1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 cups room temp. (or cold) water). Avoid products with silicones :)

    HTH
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  • EkaetteEkaette Posts: 356Registered Users
    For me deep conditioning once or twice a week made my NG tons more manageable
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  • Kinky RhonnieKinky Rhonnie Posts: 1,166Registered Users
    My new growth loved qhemet biologics heavy cream mixed with their hydrating balm and olive oil.

    If i had to do it over, I use a good leave-in conditioner and castor oil. It fabulous.