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    Hello everyone.
    I have been natural for 2yrs now and I'm having some difficulty keeping my hair moisturized. I've used Sta-Sof-Fro and it helps for a little while, but by the end of the day, my hair is once again DRY! Are there any products or techniques I can use that may help with my dilemma? Any ideas or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Be blessed

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    What is your overall hair routine?

    How often do wash?

    Try the no-poo method if you haven't done so already. And try shea butter instead of Sta-Soft Fro.

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    This is pretty normal for me. I try to cycle my moisturizing products and no-poo condish every 2 months or so b/c my hair seems to grow "immune" (for lack of a better term) if I stick with it too long. Also, it could be due to the change in temperature as the weather grows colder and dryer.

    One thing that never fails is applying my shea butter moisturizer to towel dried hair and making big plaits before I go to bed at night. My hair is well-moisturized when I take the plaits out and no matter how I style it, it stays nice and moist all day

    Moisturizer recipe

    4 oz shea butter
    3 oz coconut oil
    2 oz FOTE aloe vera jelly
    add essential oils to your liking.

    Sometimes I include a tbsp of castor oil or sweet almond oil.

    Whip with a hand mixer or wire wisk. Let solidify in the fridge for a couple of hours.

    Good luck, and don't get too frustrated!

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    Thanks for your replies.

    jmnappy
    My routine is every morning I wet my hair in the shower. Then I add aloe vera gel, finger comb, dry (diffuser)...spray w/ Sta Sof Fro...and that's it. I usually don't wash, but I do a "conditioner" wash and then once every 2 or 3 weeks I do a clarifying shampoo and deep condition. That's pretty much it

    krenaye76
    I think I will try your recipe. I haven't tried to use any natural products such as shea butter. But I will try it. Where is the best place to find those products?

    I think I may invest in a shower filter. I was reading a post on this board suggesting a shower filter to help in moisturizing the hair as well as the skin!

    Thanks a bunch!!

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    shea butter does wonders for keeping my hair moist. the best place to buy is nasabb.com or agbangakarite.com. there are some others that the other posters may be able to tell you about. my personal favorite is nasabb shea butter.

    hth!

    ETA: just make sure the shea butter you use is 100% natural unrefined shea butter.

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    ETA: just make sure the shea butter you use is...

    YES, and not the fake stuff they sell at your local Sally's, Walgreen's, Walmart, etc. Check the ingredients. I got fooled a couple times as a newbie, until I learned.

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    Try adding a little liquid aloe vera and a little glycerin to your conditioner and see if that helps - i know that it has helped me a great deal.

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    my hair can get really dry. since i wear it in twists about 90% of the time it isn't usually a big problem for me. BUT when the twists come out for a to, i do this. shower the night b4 w/o a cap. slather and I mean slather my hair with a creamy hair creme. i like elasta mango butter. cover and go to sleep for the night. hair stays moisturized for one day. but what a day!

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    Thanks for all the advice. Do you think I could find 100% shea butter at a nature/holistic store? I have one in my area that sells essential oils, but not sure if they sell shea butter.

    Thanks again to all!

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    This morning I began cornbraiding my hair. At the third braid, I looked at my hair and then really felt it and decided that I needed to deep condition it. So, right now I am sitting here with a mango scented conditioner mixed with olive oil under a plastic cap. My hair was just feeling and looking too dry.

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    Thanks for all the advice. Do you think I could...

    You may be able to find your shea butter a local health food store. I usually get mine from a local African food market in my neighborhood. Also, another place online is oilsbynature.com

    Also, if you're using a dryer on your hair, that could be contributing your dryness. It's better to air dry whenever possible.

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    My hair is never dry because I no poo. Also, I condition with Carol's Daughter Intense Hair Smoothie.

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