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Is dry hair inevitable in the winter?

KerricurlsKerricurls Posts: 104Registered Users
Im suffering from winter dryness right now. I'll admit it's my fault. I haven't been moisturizing as much as I should have been moisturizing and now i'm paying for it :banghead:.
Is there anyone who has been taking all the necessary precautions (moisturizing, protecting, ect.)for the drying winter air, but is still experiencing the dryness??
Hair Type: Tight curls (a mix of 3c and 4a)
Favorite Products: Shea butter, Herbal Essences hello hydration and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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  • KerricurlsKerricurls Posts: 104Registered Users
    Everyone has soft and moisturized curls/coils this winter? wow...good for you guys :laughing6:
    Hair Type: Tight curls (a mix of 3c and 4a)
    Favorite Products: Shea butter, Herbal Essences hello hydration and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
    Hair Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fgrowmecurly.blogspot.com" class="Popup follow me on my blog as I record my hair journey!
    Fotki: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fkerrishennel%2F" class="Popup
    Christian/Life Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fmygodmylife.blogspot.com" class="Popup Life as a twentysomething Christian :thumbup:
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  • OnyxCabeloOnyxCabelo Posts: 1,767Registered Users
    I notice you like to use shea butter. Without knowing your whole routine it's hard to say what could be causing your problem, but shea could be the culprit and perhaps it's blocking out your moisture - ie. water. If you are using products with cones - that can also cause problems. When my hair gets over dry(which fortunately it hasn't lately thanks to my doing this), I clarify my hair. It's like getting a clean slate.

    I like to use Redkin Cleansing Creme, and I probably only use it once a month. There are natural clarifiers such as baking soda or Rhassoul clay. I've never tried baking soda, but I have tried Rhassoul clay - it worked decently. Or there is also a V05 Clarifier that some people like.

    Here's an interesting thread on natural clarifiers:http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=55374

    After using your clarifier of choice, deep condition and you should be ready to go again.

    Hopefully that will help.
    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
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Kerricurls wrote: »
    Is there anyone who has been taking all the necessary precautions (moisturizing, protecting, ect.)for the drying winter air, but is still experiencing the dryness??

    No.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • Kinky RhonnieKinky Rhonnie Posts: 1,166Registered Users
    As soon as fall hit, I pulled out the Qhemet Heavy Cream and Hydrating Balm. I'd already been using my [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]Kinky Curly Knot Today[/buylink] Leave-In and Castor Oil to seal so I was good to go.
  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    My hair was suffering from winter dryness until I bought a steamer. After using the steamer all my problems are gone.
    - Maria

    Big Chop: 9/23/07
    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • Wild Curls Raquelle Wild Curls Raquelle Posts: 793Registered Users
    I have naturally dry hair so I have been doing the heavy DT'ing since October. I do use more organic products though to DT and trap in the moisture. I also switch up my DTs to keep my hair guessing. I switch between AOHSR w/ honey, EVOO, Avocado Oil
    rhassoul clay w/ vitamin E oil, marshmallow root
    yogurt w/ banana, honey, EVOO

    This has helped me tremendously. I use conditioner as a leave-in, then apply CO and shealoe. My hair remains soft and moisturized until wash day which is usually every 5-7 days.
    confused curls
    addicted to henna

    Fotki
  • AseaAsea Posts: 5Registered Users
    I was/am experiencing the same thing. My hair is 4b with looser 4a in the front and nape of my neck. My hair was sooo dry and my ends were crunchy:sad6:. It's growing nicely and I wanna keep up the progress. My BC 1 year anniversary was last month.... ! Yaaay!

    I agree about switching up your DC. I used to DC every other weekend and now I do it every weekend. I did the banana and honey one weekend and that did wonders. I did a rhassoul clay mixed with AOHR another that was very cleansing. Then I use my fave DC MyHoneyChild Honey Hair Mask w/heat. I also spritz it miday with my own spritz of 100% Aloe gel, water, camelia oil, and EO's. This entire regimen has really helped. I also wrap it tight at night with a scarf, rather than loose in a satin cap, and try to manipulate it less. Before I add any type of hairdress cream I mist with moisture - that helps combat dryness ALOT. My fave moisture creams are: shea butter, I make my own shea, castor, aloe mix, and Quemet Burdock Root Butter Cream. Also I use lots of leave in, either Giovanni Direct or Darcy's leave in or good ol' heaven sent shea butter,
  • Precious CurlsPrecious Curls Posts: 448Registered Users
    of course, if the air is colder and drier its gonna take quite a toll on your hair! you may find that instead of maybe dc-ing once a week you may have to dc more often. just replenishing ur hair with twice the moisture should really help out ur hair during the harsh winter. also, protective hairstyles help reduce breakage a lot. hope tht helped :)
  • dozneroses99dozneroses99 Posts: 1Registered Users
    I have been experiencing extreme dryness and tangles over the past several months. After many months of experimenting, I found out that extra virgin olive oil was causing all my problems. I was pre-pooing with it and/or adding it to my conditioners to add "moisture". Once I did an ACV rinse and stopped using the oil this past weekend, my hair was back to normal. I had been using extra virgin olive oil and GVP CB over the summer with great results. When the fall season hit, my hair was not the same. I will maybe try it again in the summer along with my products with glycerin.

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