(Closed) Help ladies with dry hair/scalp! (curly hair problems)

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had the same problem and my hairdresser told me how to fix it. So the problem was that I was washing my hair at night and sleeping on it wet (it dries so curly and pretty when I do that!), but that’s also trapping all the wetness and moisture on your scalp which is no bueno. I had to start washing it in the morning like a normal person, but I still let it air dry. I give it a really good towel dry and let it air dry. My hair dresser though said that if it’s still feeling itchy, blow dry your hair, especially on the crown of your head, because that’s where your hair is the heaviest and pulls down the most, and you get the moisture problem all over again.

Since I started air drying during the day, it’s been a MILLION times better. I also use Aveda scalp balancing shampoo and that really helps too 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Quackadoo:  I buy it from my local Aveda store, but you can get it from salons that use Aveda products, or order online. Word of warning, it sort of smells like the inside of a tree, but I loved what it did for my hair! LOL!

http://www.aveda.com/index.tmpl

Eta: Here’s the shampoo, I think I used the conditioner too but then switched to the rosemary mint once I ran out since that’s what Darling Husband uses – http://www.aveda.com/product/5311/17166/Hair-Care/Shampoo/Scalp-Benefits-Balancing-Shampoo/index.tmpl

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What are you using to wash your hair, and how are you drying your hair? I have curly hair and use non sulfate shampoo (Devacurl) and after I’m done showering, scruch my hair over the tub with either a microfiber towel or a t shirt.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Going to keep an eye on this thread as the question relates to me as well as @Quackadoo.  Bees are great!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@playingdaisy:  I second devacurl! If you have curly hair and don’t know about it, you’re missing out! It’s awesome!!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@BlondeMissMolly:  Oooh now I’m interested! I’m guessing it helps with the frizz? What makes it so great? I was about to buy another bottle of the Aveda stuff but now I’m thinking about trying Devacurl…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

WEN Shampoo!!!!! It is wonderful! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is the 1st time I heard abt Devacurl. Where can we get it? I’m in Toronto. I don’t believe I have ever seen it in the pharmacies here.

I just coloured my hair and started straightening it out regularly. I hadn’t coloured it in 5+ yrs! And I hadn’t straightened it out in a good while either. Reason for straightening it out now is because my curls were just not coming out ‘right’. It looked like a jungle.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m curious about this Devacurl stuff. Never seen it before!

One thing you should try is cutting out sulfates in your shampoo. This is difficult because it’s a commonly used detergent in shampoos but it does a number on your scalp. I’ve cut it out completely and have had far fewer problems with dry scalp. I currently use Live Clean shampoos, but there’s also one Aveeno makes, I think, and l’Oreal started a line of sulfate-free shampoos too. You can probably find some of the bigger brand ones at a drug store or Wal-Mart/Target kinds of stores, but you can also get other (usually more $$) organic brands at specialty stores. I also blow dry almost every time I wash – getting the moisture off your scalp helps. You can use a hair oil (like Moroccan oil) to help protect against heat, and if you use something like that (instead of mousse or gel) you’re able to cut out other harmful chemicals that build iup in your hair and on your scalp.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Devacurl is a brand sold in salons, not target or anything. It’s amazing. The shampoo is sulfate free, like a pp said that’s so important to reduce drying out your hair. I found out about devacurl a while back and stalked their Facebook, website, etc and I figured it was all hype but the first time I used it my hair looked amazing. I ordered a trial kit from them for about $30 and I love it. 

http://www.mydevacurl.com/

This is their website–be sure to look at the gallery and read through their styling tips. They also do devacurl haircuts which probably helps, but I have never had one and I just use the products. 

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