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    Default Hair "dries" out too quickly?

    Hello beautiful ladies!

    I have a 4c twa and I'm really getting into the groove of things. However, I've noticed that my hair just eats any kind of moisture within 2 days, maximum. So far I've tried Jessicurl deep conditioner, urban hydration honey health & repair daily moisturizer (My liquids), creme of nature moisture rich hair butter & sheamoisture curling smoothie (My cream/butter), Natural Hair Queens Butta Butta Cream and Sweet almond oil (My oils).

    I use the LCO method because I think that works a little better for me, but whatever combination of my products that I use, it always seems on the 2nd day it needs moisture again. I've read around and some people manage to get their hair to stay moisturized for 7 days?? Lol How is that possible??

    My question is - What are some sure fire ways to know for sure that I need to moisturize again? I've been gently pulling sections and seeing if it snaps back or not. I put 'dries' in quotations because I'm unsure if my hair is actually dry. When I spray water on it in the morning and pick/comb it through, I have little issues with detangling and it feels SUPER soft for a bit, then after 30 mins or so it gets dense but I can drag my finger through without snagging.
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    Default Re: Hair "dries" out too quickly?

    I'm new too, hi! Have you looked into finding out what your hair porosity levels are? Also have you ever tried the GHE (greenhouse effect) also known as the baggying method. Works wonders for me.

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    Default Re: Hair "dries" out too quickly?

    Porosity is a big factor in finding out which method will work for you to keep moisture in. Check this article: https://www.nappturality.com/natural...-hair-porosity

    Environment plays a role too. Low humidity, exposure to sunshine will dry you out faster.

    Your hair will have a certain “feel” to it when it needs some moisture. I will put my fingers down on my scalp and draw out to the ends. If the ends feel a lot different from the base, I know I need some moisture.

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    Default Re: Hair "dries" out too quickly?

    My opinion needs to be found out what your hair porosity levels

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    Default Re: Hair "dries" out too quickly?

    I'm going to give it to you straight as someone who first went (back to) natural long before all these products were out here:

    TWA care is not complicated in the slightest. When I first had a TWA I would wet my hair in the shower every morning, blot it damp, apply a leave-in (I was using *gasp* Pink Oil back in the day), pick it out (or not), and that was all she wrote.

    Note that "wet" doesn't mean "wash"...I would shampoo and condition my hair every 4 days or so but I would WET it EVERY day. And I never ever had a problem with dryness.

    My definition of a TWA is hair that's 3" or less. I'm a 4b/4c but I think this regimen applies to pretty much any texture.
    It's 2020...do you know where you're going to?

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    Default Re: Hair "dries" out too quickly?

    Hey! How much water do you drink a day? I know my hair looks dry if I'm not drinking enough water.

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