Keeping both textures moisturized?

kurltasticTkurltasticT Registered Users Posts: 11
Hello everyone. I am 7.5 months into my transition and I need help with keeping both textures moisturized. Frequent co-washing or wetting does not work because my relaxed ends do not like the constant wetting and neither does my scalp. Using moisturizers that are wet feeling do not work due to the relaxed ends. Both textures can agree on butters like shea butter, but it is rather difficult to get underneath all the hair to apply the butter adequately and have it disperse over all the hair evenly vs applying a liquified moisturizer would be. Any suggestions? products? Also I do understand that the my focus should be on the new natural growth so I try to maintain a styling regimen that is more acceptable to the natural hair; however, I do not want my ends looking crazy either. I plan to BC Feb 2010 after my wedding (which is another reason I do not want nasty relaxed ends).

I hope I was not to confusing in all that. TIA :-o

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    Try someting with butter or a butter blend. 2 moisturizing creams/leave-ins I use on my dry as well as wet hair are Curl Junkie Honey Butta leave in and Afroveda [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]Curly Pudding[/buylink]. They are both leave-ins that contain butters and oils, but are more moisturizing. You don't need a lot.
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    Hello everyone. I am 7.5 months into my transition and I need help with keeping both textures moisturized. Frequent co-washing or wetting does not work because my relaxed ends do not like the constant wetting and neither does my scalp. Using moisturizers that are wet feeling do not work due to the relaxed ends. Both textures can agree on butters like shea butter, but it is rather difficult to get underneath all the hair to apply the butter adequately and have it disperse over all the hair evenly vs applying a liquified moisturizer would be. Any suggestions? products? Also I do understand that the my focus should be on the new natural growth so I try to maintain a styling regimen that is more acceptable to the natural hair; however, I do not want my ends looking crazy either. I plan to BC Feb 2010 after my wedding (which is another reason I do not want nasty relaxed ends).

    I hope I was not to confusing in all that. TIA :-o
    I have recommended this product before, but it is the best IMHO for transitioning hair. It is Inestra by Astelance hydrating balm. Can get it at www.brightonbeautysupply.com When I was transitioning I tried everything under the sun. I couldn't get the comb thru my hair w/o it breaking off. The problem is the hair at the root is nappy and the relaxed hair is straight. The hydrating balm works on both textures...at least it did for my hair. When I fully transitioned, I switched over to products for natural hair. HTH
  • kurltasticTkurltasticT Registered Users Posts: 11
    Thank you all so much for your help. I will def look into each of your suggestions. :happy7:
  • MsKrystaMsKrysta Registered Users Posts: 1
    I'm transitioning right now too. I'm am 6 months post and I know exactly how you feel. The one thing that REALLY worked for me was putting on Jane Carter shea butter on wet hair, and I applied it like I would have a relaxer. However, it was too expensive to keep doing that. So i just order Qhemet heavy cream, i've heard a lot of good reviews, so I'll let you know how it turns out. In the mean time sweet almond oil mixed with castor oil makes my new growth easy to manage, but I still want more moisture!
  • EkaetteEkaette Registered Users Posts: 356
    More frequent DC's help me a LOT
    DCing once or twice a week really helped my hair stay moisturized
    I'll do a protein DC anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to balance out the moisture
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  • blessedhimeblessedhime Registered Users Posts: 1,458
    Try someting with butter or a butter blend. 2 moisturizing creams/leave-ins I use on my dry as well as wet hair are Curl Junkie Honey Butta leave in and Afroveda [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Miss-Jessies-Curly-Pudding-p-578.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=miss-jessies-curly-pudding]Curly Pudding[/buylink]. They are both leave-ins that contain butters and oils, but are more moisturizing. You don't need a lot.

    I agree with SBB about trying something with a butter blend. While transitioning, I used Afroveda's CocoLatte Moisture Mask. That has been a powerful moisturizing agent in my hair care routine. Both my new growth and relaxed ends were moisturized. Now, as I am 100% natural, the product works even better. :love4:
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  • alidanalidan Registered Users Posts: 111
    I will try the Aestelance, I need severe help.
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  • TennsTenns Registered Users Posts: 40
    I'm in about the same boat, so I understand exactly what your going through. I ended up parting with most of my relaxed ends (except those in the top and very front). As far as moisturization, I dc at least once a week and apply moisturizers at night to my ends and oil to my scalp.
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