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Help, My Hair is Parched! & Dry Hair Problems

With the warmer seasons on their way, panic about your curls can set in. “How will I keep my hair moisturized?” “How do I stop my hair from becoming dry?” “Help, my hair is parched!”

Every natural has asked similar questions or had concerns like the ones mentioned above. When it comes to the spring/summer heat waves, try following the advice below to protect your precious curls.

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Hello Curly Beauties! I've transitioned to 3B, 3C hair after my last relaxer nearly three years ago. My hair has grown so much, think Diana Ross big, and lately I've noticed a patch of dry hair in the middle of my scalp. It's brittle, dry, but when I wet the hair and place product, such as deep conditioner, it snaps back with a little fuzz. Could this be heat damage? I never use hot tools, just a roller set maybe twice a month. I use coconut oil and it gets softer but, what else? Thanks!

Asked by
javahullabaloo-deactivated20140

Hello sunshine! Frizzy or “fuzzy” hair can be caused by an assortment of things. It could mean that the middle portion of your hair has high porosity. Porosity has to do with the hairs ability to retain moisture by keeping the cuticles on your hair shaft closed. When hair cuticles stay open instead of laying flat against your shaft, moisture is released and the product is frizzy and dry hair strands. However, there are remedies! You took a great first step with using coconut oil to add and seal in moisture. I would also suggest trying an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse. I usually perform my AVC Rinses with ½ of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 cup of water.

Read this article here and this post here for more info. Goodluck!

Sunshine Moment: Natural Hair Myth #5

“Reading ingredient labels is too hard; there are too many different ingredients to remember.

The more you read the labels, the more you’ll recognize the harmful ingredients. A key to remember is that ingredients that you can pronounce and are familiar to you are typically the ingredients that are safe.”

source: Nappturosity

*Sunshine Recommendation: Buying all natural ingredients can sometimes be expensive. Try making your own products as well! Find some recipes here.

Sunshine Moment: Natural Hair Myth #3

“Kinky, coiled hair doesn’t grow!

The truth is that all hair grows. The speed upon which your hair grows depends on a variety of factors ranging from hair type and nutrition, to hereditary and environmental variables.”

source: Nappturosity

*Sunshine Recommendation: Most of the time it is about what goes inside your body, not on your hair that counts.  Try taking a multivitamin or vitamin B supplement like Biotin daily!

Do you try any growth aids? If so, can you tell me which ones & how they work?

Asked by
Anonymous

Hello sunshine! Great question. I am going to be doing an article on this soon, so make sure to check that out. For my hair, I take biotin supplements which strengthen my strands. A deficiency in biotin is linked to hair loss. From my experience, biotin has made my hair thicker and I am starting to retain length now that I cut my split ends. Of course with all supplements, you need to drink a good amount of water and have a balanced diet. Always consult a physician before trying a new supplement. Good luck! (:

For more info read this and this.

Sunshine Moment: Natural Hair Myth #2

source: madamenoire

 “The same hair products that worked then, work now.

Sometimes true, but I would recommend checking the label because products change. There are newer products made specifically for natural hair or loc that work more effectively and can help you achieve the same results you want.”

source: Nappturosity

*Sunshine Recommendation: Look for products with all natural ingredients but don’t trust the label; read the ingredient list for yourself. Or try making your own natural products from recipes like these here.

Sunshine Moment: Natural Hair Myth #1

Yum! This sugar berry pomade from Oyin Handmade sounds lovely! I can’t wait to try it.

“A little grease on the scalp helps to moisturize.

Although we may have grown up using grease, the primary ingredients in most grease products are petrolatum and mineral oil, which do not absorb easily into the skin. These ingredients also dry the hair out and impede hair growth by clogging the pores.”

source: Nappturosity

*Sunshine Recommendation: Instead of grease, try an all-natural pomade to moisturize your scalp!