Hair absorbs everything!

jostusjostus Registered Users Posts: 5
I need a product that will coat my hair cuticle affectively keeping it sealed. Products with oils and glycerin seem to be completely absorbed by my hair, leaving the cuticle open and my hair dehydrated, wiry and rough. The only thing that seems to work are the polymers in hair gel. They seem to remain completely outside the shaft locking water molecules inside the hair and keeping the cuticle shut but I don't like the stickiness. I would like a natural styling product, based perhaps on extracts with molecules large enough not to be absorbed by my naturally very porous hair. This product would ideally be free of oils, glycerin, and silicones. I once used a natural balm that was perfect and left my hair smooth soft and with zero frizz. Unfornutely they changed the recipe to include lots of oils and so it no longer works :( Any ideas?


  • Danielle111Danielle111 Registered Users Posts: 1
    Well, I really understand your problem, cuz i have the same one((( It's awful. But I still can't find the necessary product(( So, we will bу waiting for the answer together, I guess.

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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    Bear Fruit has hair products that are oil free and mostly natural
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • RimiRimi Registered Users Posts: 2,001 Curl Neophyte
    Does your hair like proteins? Try a conditioner with hydrolyzed proteins, which are small enough to penetrate the cortex and be deposited into the hair shaft. This has really helped my hair to hold on to more moisture. I would recommend nature's gate conditioners, which I use as PTs.

    Also, have you ever used aloe Vera gel? It really helps to smooth the cuticle and give definition for twist-outs!
    21 y/o lifelong natural {4a-O ; spongy ; coarse ; dense ; MBL stretched}

    products {'poo: TJTTT shampoo | RO: TJTTT Condish | LI/style: TJTTT Condish, homemade cocoa butter cream | DC: condish + ayurvedic powder(s), Aussie 3MMM Treatment | PT: condish + NPF | oils: castor oil, grapeseed oil | other treatments: probiotics, tea rinses, AVG rinse/spritz, oil rinse | sealing method: LC sometimes O}

    long-term: HL stretched, BSL unstretched

    CG-friendly Products List!
  • ahtnamasahtnamas Registered Users Posts: 116
    Oyin pomade. It has oil but is excellent for keeping moisture in.

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  • ChaklatChaklat Registered Users Posts: 89
    The issue is to close the cuticle and reduce hair's porousity. A perfect product would be Roux Porousity Control Corrector and Conditioner. With closed cuticles and controlled porousity hair will be less likely to absorb products. HTH

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  • *M!x*Ch!ck**M!x*Ch!ck* Registered Users Posts: 154
    Heyy maybe this can help

    Kimmaytube (on YouTube
    Makes her own leave in that is ph balanced
    Which help to close the hair strand :)
    She uses
    Kinky curly leave in castor oil jojoba oil and 100% aloe Vera gel or juice
    You can use any leave In that works best for you I use Giovanni leave in :)
    My hair need gel so use aloe Vera gel If you dnt like gel use juice , you can look on YouTube how different ppl mix it & you dont have to use same oils

    Where U can get Ingredients:
    - Aloe Vera about $8 @Vitamin Shoppe
    - Castor Oil $7 @Vitamin Shoppe
    - Jojoba Oil about $9 @Vitamin Shoppe
  • JayHasWavesJayHasWaves Registered Users Posts: 1
    Unrefined shea butter smoothed over my hair after it's dry seems to help keep my hair smooth and the moisture out (frizz). :wave::wave:
  • jostusjostus Registered Users Posts: 5
    Thanks so much for all the responses. I will look into all the products you all have kindly suggested. I am currently using an aPHogee protein shampoo. Not sure if my hair likes protein as my hair tends to feel like plastic after I use the protein shampoo and I tend to have to use a lot of glycerin after the protein to bring balance to, and soften my "hardened" hair. Glycerin has been working better for me. I've learned that my hair will absorb it only to a certain point, after that it begins to act as an emollient. I have been using the pure stuff. I use it quite regularly....anytime my hair feels dehydrated or like it needs smoothing. It's slow to absorb. but it eventually does so too and I have to apply more. I also sometimes mix it into a rinse to make a leave in conditioner that won't flake on me.
  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Registered Users Posts: 773
    I think I have the same problem. Creams and oils get soaked right in and my hair frizzes a few hours later and enough gel makes it a sticky or crispy mess.
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,357 Curl Connoisseur
    have you tried jane carter nourish & shine? or spiral solutions emollience? i love both.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine

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