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Post by Naturallyluvnme on 4th December 2010, 9:33 pm

Hello Ladies,

I'm new to the site but stalked it for about 6 months before joining. It's been a year and almost 2 months since I last relaxed, so this is my first winter naturall. I NEED HELP PLEASE!!! Crying or Very sad My hair is so dry since the wheather changed and my summer routine is not working anymore. My hair still looks dry even after I deep condition and not to mention the water is hard here. Can someone please tell me a good product to buy!! My hair type is a 3c/4a/4b, not really sure just depends on what mood my hair is in that day. I know I will have to stop using my current shampoo, Come Clean by KC, I believe that is the third culprit next to the water and weather!! Coconut oil, shea butter and aloe juice no longer help either. Can someone please help me?!..... Thank you!

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Post by Choctaw on 4th December 2010, 10:28 pm

Mix coconut oil with almond and/or sunflower oil to prevent thickening if you still want to use this oil.

castor oil mixed with almond, light sesame or sunflower is a good replacement for shea butter

substitute rosewater for aloe juice

I am not familiar with Come Clean by KC. Hold on, the other ladies will respond with suggestions. Smile

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Post by Allwoman on 5th December 2010, 1:29 pm

It's my first winter as full natural too (I bc:d in March) and it is COLD over here!
My summer regimine, cowash, w&gs, cocnut oil as the only leave in, etc is not gonna work.

This winter I am all about protective styling.

I shampoo every 5-6 days (Mixed Chicks, not the best but it's what I got) and use AO GBP or AO Honeysuckle Rose wich I add coconut oil and castor oil to, today I also added argan oil, which might have been overkill.

I have blended my "own" leave in.
The base is AO blue camomile, I squirt in argan oil, avocado oil, wheatgerm oil and castor oil.
I apply a HUGE amount directly after showering (I squeeze out the water, never towel dry), it gets everywhere and do 2 buns, let dry.

When I wake up in the morning my hair has dried and feels moisturized.

I might pull it back to one bun/ponytail, 6 braids or make smaller twists, which I usually unravel for a twist-/braidout 3 days later.

I would never use this amount of product in the summer but I am fighting off the 5 degree (farenheit)weather over here!
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Post by misskris on 5th December 2010, 1:56 pm

Hi NaturallyLuvnme!! And welcome. So I like Cantu Shea butter Leave-in. It's a good moisturizer for me and I seal it with an oil, either coconut, or jojoba. Maybe you can try an EVOO mix. You can add some jojoba or castor and maybe some essential oil so it smells good. EVOO by itself doesn't have a good smell. it doesn't stink it just doesn't smell good either.

Have you tried making your own hair butters??? I know you said the coconut oil, shea butter and aloe don't work for you anymore right now but have you tried mixing the shea butter with the aloe? They call is shealoe. Here's a recipe I got on here form one of the other ladies:

4 oz. shea butter
2 oz. Aloevera gel
2 Tbsp. Coconut oil
Essential oil like lemon, or lavendar or whatever you like.
Add a few drops of tea tree oil as a preservative.

Hope this helps!!! Smile Good luck!! afro
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Post by LittleOne on 5th December 2010, 6:22 pm

Hi Naturallyluvnme!

I'm familiar with Kinky Curly Come Clean and that sounds like half your problem. It's "sulfate-free" but it's not formulated for hard water. I wrote this article about shampooing, please take a look...

http://www.hairliberty.org/black-hair-care/articles/hair-education/shampoo-schedule.html

After you get a good shampoo, your other products might work just fine. If not, I second Allwoman's suggestions of Mixed Chicks shampoo and AO HSR....that's actually a pretty good lineup. Smile
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Post by drmsd on 6th December 2010, 3:03 pm

I've never used the Come Clean, but I always hear about how it makes the hair feel stripped. So I'm sure that has something to do with it.

If it's financially possible you could look into a shower filter. I purchased one when the hard water was tearing my skin UP! The relief was almost instant once I started using it. I got mine from Aquasana

www.aquasana.com

Hope that helps!
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Post by Naturallyluvnme on 14th December 2010, 6:38 pm

Choctaw, thank you for the advice. I'd never heard of rosewater, but I am now so in love with it!! Thank you!!!!! Very Happy

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Post by Naturallyluvnme on 14th December 2010, 6:42 pm

Allwoman,

I tried the Mixed Chicks as one of my first products but it dried my hair out terribly. I'm going to attempt some bantu knots today ( I just hope my hair is long enough and it turns out ok)!! Thanks for the comments!!

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Post by Naturallyluvnme on 14th December 2010, 6:48 pm

Misskris,
I searched all over and couldn't find the Cantu shea butter. So I first tried some unrefined shea butter form Whole Foods mixed with olive oil; loved it!! I also tried shea butter mixed with jojoba oil and I really love how the jojoba oil moisturizes (it last for days but I think I over did it). So I need to be careful that I don't use too much of it. I haven't tried the recipe yet but I plan to very soon. Thank you soo much!!

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Post by Naturallyluvnme on 14th December 2010, 6:51 pm

LittleOne,

Loved the articles!! I did try a different shampoo (the jury is still out). But I think I'm on my way to rehydrating my hair!! Thanks a bunch!!

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Post by Naturallyluvnme on 14th December 2010, 6:54 pm

Drmsd,

Thank you for the filter suggestion. I thought about it a while ago, but my lease will be up soon and I plan to move out of state for my PhD program. So I hadn't decided if I want to invest my money into one yet. I will definately keep it in mind though. Thanks for your feed back!!!

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Post by LittleOne on 15th December 2010, 9:21 pm

Naturallyluvnme wrote:LittleOne,

Loved the articles!! I did try a different shampoo (the jury is still out). But I think I'm on my way to rehydrating my hair!! Thanks a bunch!!

You're so welcome! Very Happy I'm glad you found everything helpful. I second drmsd's suggestion about the shower filter. You can buy cheaper ones that attach to the shower head in your apt. I have this one.... http://www.amazon.com/Culligan-ISH-100-Inline-Shower-Filter/dp/B000MVYRWE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1292458749&sr=8-1-spell[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

You have to replace the cartridge every 6 months, but they're only $13. Have fun!
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Post by misskris on 15th December 2010, 10:13 pm

Naturallyluvnme wrote:Misskris,
I searched all over and couldn't find the Cantu shea butter. So I first tried some unrefined shea butter form Whole Foods mixed with olive oil; loved it!! I also tried shea butter mixed with jojoba oil and I really love how the jojoba oil moisturizes (it last for days but I think I over did it). So I need to be careful that I don't use too much of it. I haven't tried the recipe yet but I plan to very soon. Thank you soo much!!

Oh, you're so welcome. It was a recipe from another lady on here.

You should be able to find Cantu at Walmart. That's where I got it from. Did you try the regular beauty supply stores, or Target, Kmart maybe??? I go to walmart for just about everything!!!! LOL Hope you find it soon though cuz Ilike it a lot. In fact it's about half gone cuz I use it on my girls' hair too (I have 3 girls so it goes fast when using on 4 heads of thick hair!!! LOL)
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Post by abelgrren on 7th March 2011, 2:11 am

Winter season climate have cool and calm. Due to this we have dry skin. We do proper care our hair in winter. there are many ways like wash our hair with shampoo and do massage in hair. As well as we should oil massage in hair.

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