okay...i need some help

kinky-girlkinky-girl Posts: 34Registered Users
I've been transitioning almost 5 months now and i have some new growth except I'm going through HELL trying to moisturize it! I wash my hair once a week. I tried 2 things. Putting moisturizer cream in my roots AFTER its done air drying. That didn't work, my hair felt literally crispy. Like if you rub two pieces together, you can hear it! Then the next week, I tried putting moisturizer while my hair was soaking wet and let it air dry in a pony tail. When it was dry, its was crispy & brittle. I really don't know what to do. I'm probably just using the wrong stuff. I use: Dudley Q's PCA Moisture Retainer. It claims to prevent dryness and help generate natural moisture. I just don't know what to do. And its not like the product doesn't work, it does, but its takes a long time. I have to like use it it a course of a week to finally get my hair (mostly roots) softened. And by the end of the week I can finally get a comb from roots to ends with no problem...except its sorta a waste of product because I wash my hair at the end of every week. So I'm like sorta washing out all the work I incorporated in a whole week. Its just really weird. I need help. Please someone help meeee! Thanks :)
Just taking things nice & slowly
Growing my hair out until I just can't stand the two textures.

-Being straight is for squares
-Being curly is what its all about :afro:

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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    From what I remember of the Dudley product was that it had mineral oil and other stuff in it that did not help keep any moisture in my hair.

    If you having dryness at the roots try [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] with some oil or Ring around the Curlies. Both will detangle and soften instantly.

    ETA: I also like Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner. It makes a great leave-in.

    If you don't want to order online:
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  • lit26lit26 Posts: 131Registered Users
    I so understand what you are going through!
    Now what i had to do first was learn that I have nappy, curly (only when wet and when [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]kccc[/buylink] is applied), rough and if I want to have any softness or manageability I have to use good quality products that cost more money than I want to spend such as virgin coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, glycerin, karens body beautiful products and many more but dont expect a miracle just expect softness, manageability, maybe some curl definition and a bit of shine to your hair.

    Secondly don't use sulfate products or anything with this in it, mineral, pertroleum and alcohol gels. Kinky curly curly custard is great for 4b and 4a.

    moisture moisture moisture is the key to a comb thats is able to slip right through that hair. It takes hard work, patience,and a want/care to work with your hair which could take up to an hour or longer. Its nothing and will never be anything close to how to maintain permed hair. ITS 200% different and requires so much time, money and patience.
    4b
    last perm 11/8
    Bc'd 4-9-9 :sunny:
    www.fotki/miamelove.com

    A product to make tranistioning EASIER!:cheers:
    Scissors. Think of it like this, your mixing dirty clothes with clean clothes, you can use all the perfum you want (hair product) but the dirty clothes (permed hair) will never be clean, will eventually get old, raggedy, and eventually start shredding/breaking(natural&permed hair). Don't waste your time. Transitioning for most is a :boxing: fight that relaxed hair will win!
  • lit26lit26 Posts: 131Registered Users
    Also with that permed hair still attached to the new growth it is drying out your natural hair more and more. See the two different textures are attached so what ever your permed hair is doing so will you natural hair. If your permed hair is straight then you wont see curl def in your natural hair because the permed hair is pulling down on the natural hair due to being damaged which is preventing a curl def. If your permed hair is dry and brittle then your natural hair won't act right either. See its all connected. there is no getting around it unless you bc or just wear your hair in a protective style untill you bc.

    My overall advice....get some Karen's Body Beautiful hair butter.
    4b
    last perm 11/8
    Bc'd 4-9-9 :sunny:
    www.fotki/miamelove.com

    A product to make tranistioning EASIER!:cheers:
    Scissors. Think of it like this, your mixing dirty clothes with clean clothes, you can use all the perfum you want (hair product) but the dirty clothes (permed hair) will never be clean, will eventually get old, raggedy, and eventually start shredding/breaking(natural&permed hair). Don't waste your time. Transitioning for most is a :boxing: fight that relaxed hair will win!

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