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    This is a rant so be forwarned:

    Ya'll know what.. I'm Finished being a PJ I'am so tired of going out and trying different products on my hair only to end up disappointed and a few dollars broker. Thats it and I mean it. I have tried so many products and my hair is STILL dry STILL lookin the same way Frizzy so I guess thats just the way it is. The only things that work for me are Honey and oilve oil and even with this sometimes the edges end up dry. Oh what have I tried you ask well here is the list:

    Pantene Hydrating Curls Conditioner-Big deal it just gave me more srinkage (I didn't even know that was possible)

    Always Oil Moisturiser-Still waiting to see what this is supposed to do.

    Biolage Hair mask-Still waiting for the results

    Abba leave-in-would not absorb in my hair.

    the list could go on and on.........

    I have days where I just don't like my hair because I can't seem to get this moisture thing down right, so right about know I'am just too through with hair period. And even if it is moisturised it still looks dry . Even when I wear twist they look dry so I continue to moisturize, then when I take them down for washing I find that my hair is oily and dry. I DON't LIKE MY HAIR RIGHT ABOUT NOW AND I JUST REALLY WANNA GIVE UP ON IT .

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    :-) Netta it'll be okay. Do you ever use a product till it's all gone? Some products take a while to kick in. I tend to think you'll see results once you decide to stick to one thing for an extended amount of time.

    As for moisture, everyone's hair has their own definition of what that is. Maybe you can get some braids or something. That will give you a reprieve from daily styling.

    But I know what it's like to be frustrated just remember...this too shall pass.

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    I really feel you.

    When I first went natural in 1996, my hair looked a whole lot better than it does now. Only thing, I could not handle the thickness, because I was used to permed hair. SO I relaxed after a year of hard work and patience. Thank God for this site now. I kept a journal of the products that I used, and I am going to buy them all again. So hang in there.

    I used the All Ways Moisturizing Oil- it did nothing for me.

    Pantene always worked for me.

    The rest of the products I have in that box will be trashed today.

    I don't know what to tell you, but just hang in there.

    What is your routine?

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    "As for moisture, everyone's hair has their own definition of what that is. Maybe you can get some braids or something. That will give you a reprieve from daily styling."

    This is true girl. I have been keeping my hair in some type of braids since 11/16/03 "see the challenge thread", the only time I remove them is when I have to wash my hair. So yesterday I took my hair down it was oily but dry. I called myself treating my hair to a deep conditioning and washing-but it just turned out to be a tiring event. So tiring that I did not get a chance to braid my hair back up-so I wrapped a protective scarf on it-today I will braid/twist it back up tonight. But even when its twisted it just looks so thirsty, if I put something in it my hair will suck it up and still look and feel dry. (((((sigh))))) I just have to be patient, but right now I just don't feel to good about it.

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    I will braid/twist it back up tonight. But even...

    There ya go! You'll be fine.
    And make sure you drink plenty and I mean plenty of water. That may help quench your hair's thirst some.

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    "What is your routine?"
    here is my routine:

    Normally I wash with sauve con its ok I guess

    If I want to use shampoo I use Carols Daughter

    I use "Sta Sof Fro"-which I'am starting not to like (dry oily effect)

    Normally for deep conditioning I use honey and oilve oil it works, but sometimes my edges are a little dry. I still have some questions about the honey thing-i mean is like glycerin (SP) where you should use it in moisturising environments?

    I use hair CD milk/butters/conditioning gel for twist-my twist start off looking good but after a few days they look old and dry.

    I use Acjazzes spritz sometimes it makes my hair feel soft but I must have too much conditioner in mine beacause I end up having to work the spritz in.

    My hair does not absorb products to well, so its hard to use a leave in that is creamy based, heck its almost hard to use one that isen't.

    So in essence I really don't use a whole lotta products on my hair when I where it out (because I can't). I use more products when my hair is twisted or braided.

    I also drink about 1 liter or more of water everyday, and i just started taking mutivitimins, Omega 3 oils and protein shakes (only drink shakes once a week).

    One problem product that I have noticed that makes my hair a little dry is Surge growth spray it has protein and stuff in it. i know not really good for nappies like myself. I have already started just spraying this my sides only.

    I keep buying other products because I fee like I'm still searchin for the right combo of products that work for me. It is hard to get down a routine it also can be expensive. I also am guilty of not giving some hair products a chance to work. But there are some products that my hair rejects right away.

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    netta1

    I experienced the same thing. For me I think it was the extension braids I use to where 80% of the time for YEARS.

    Since my scalp/hair are dry as a result of the years that the extensions stole moisture, it will most likely take some TIME for the dryness to be completely gone.

    I have noticed some improvement since I started no-pooing and since I began using thighslikewhat's rosemary growth spritz on my scalp. I also add a rosemary growth oil (From Nature With Love) to my mix and this is helping as well.

    But be encouraged, I have come to realize that due to the years of damage my hair/scalp wont be fully repaired overnight.

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    "There ya go! You'll be fine.
    And make sure you drink plenty and I mean plenty of water. That may help quench your hair's thirst some."

    I know my feelings about my hair are only temporary. I will continue work with it the best way I can. Hopefully one day the dryness will go away.

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    "But be encouraged, I have come to realize that due to the years of damage my hair/scalp wont be fully repaired overnight."

    thanks girl, you made a very good point. I mean i have abused my hair all sorts of ways over the years: So I guess it will take some time to heal itself. It might just be stubborn scab hair. One positive thing I can say is that my hair grows well even though srinkage takes over sometimes.

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    You have some shea butter? Not to put you back on the band wagon, but you might want to use that..

    And have you found out if you have hard or soft water, that might have an affect... And might help hair moisture out. Maybe a good light spritz of just filtered water is what you need throughout the day to keep the hair in check...and spreading some shea or carol's daughter at the ends.

    And I stopped using pantene. I went through pretty much the same thing as you, until I decided to check out and buy awapuhi conditioner by sauve on a whim. Cheap and I came to not be able to live without it.

    But as a moral support, I had unnaturally dry hair, or so I thought, I finally worked out a routine that works after a several years, I have to say. After leaving my natural hair in 2002, from a brief 6 month spat of chemicalizing it. And learning how to work with my hair. I never had a solid product that made my hair that cloud soft until now.

    So again keep up the work. Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work. As stated above it can possibly take a while to kick in. And lightly test out products. Trial and error is the norm. Trying, but eventually very beneficial.

    A9

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    My hair is the same way. The only thing that keeps it from looking dried out is COLOR! My natural hair color is this crazy dead mouse nasty brown. It wont shine. It just looks BLAH BLAH BLAH so I either rinse it black or chocolate brown...auburn...SOMETHING. I dont know how you feel about putting chemicals in your hair, but it sure does wonders for me!

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    oops.

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Actuall

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol.

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Ac

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Actuallu

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Actually

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Actually ot

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Actually

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Actually it

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    Ace-thanks for your comment :0) Being a former PJ you know I have some shea butter (got it from sallys). I use it on my twist and braids its kinda oily to me, but maybe I'm using to much I pile it on because my twist feel sooooo dry. Then when I take my twist down I find that my hair is actually oily and dry, so what gives??? I don't know if I have hard water or soft. But I do already have a filter on my kitchen sink (it was one of the few products that I actually bought for something other then my hair, lol). In the directions it says that you can't run hot water through it, i guess warm water would be fine for my hair washes though. If not-I can get really radical and boil water on the stove, let it cool a little then use it for my washes.

    "Don't try a product, and when it doesn't have the affect like a holy grail, give up and say it doesn't work."

    Your right, that exactly why I'am through being a product junkie. I will try to work with what i have. And what I have should last me until the end of days, lol. Actually it

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    "My hair is the same way. The only thing that keeps it from looking dried out is COLOR! My natural hair color is this crazy dead mouse nasty brown. It wont shine. It just looks BLAH BLAH BLAH so I either rinse it black or chocolate brown...auburn...SOMETHING. I dont know how you feel about putting chemicals in your hair, but it sure does wonders for me!"

    Believe me sista I thought about putting a color in it right after I got it cut in October. And yeah my hair looks very blah too, its like where are the fireworks. A rinse actually conditions the hair right??? Or does it just take more work???

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