Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Shampoo For Dry Hair

Shea Moisture & ORS Product Review

natural hair, wet natural hair, moisturizing shampoo, ORS, Shea Moisture, hydrating natural hair, LOC methodI think I have dry hair. I try everything I can to hydrate my hair. I've tried different moisturizers, I've tried the LOC method, I've even consulted with my cosmetologist. She tells me that it's a mind thing but in between wash days, my hair just looks and feels so dry! Because of that, I'm putting forth a concerted effort into helping my hair get and maintain moisture.

When fell into this fiasco I had planned to review a new shampoo (Shea Moisture's Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo). We all know that didn't happen!!

I kept my hair straight for a while, but I was excited about the next wash day so I could try the shampoo. No matter how much moisturizer or oil I use between washes, my hair just always feels so dry.

I washed my hair and thankfully after all it'd been through, it reverted back to curls with no problem. I used the shampoo and really couldn't tell a difference between this shampoo and other non-hydrating shampoos I've used before. If I had the option of buying this shampoo again, I wouldn't. Two weeks after washing, I still felt like I had the "dry hair" thing going on, so I was ready for option number 2.

Wash day comes around again and I was ready for ORS's Olive Oil Sulfate-free Hydrating Shampoo. I got this shampoo in the November curlBOX and wasn't thinking about using it for this hydration project until I just so happened to run across it. I used to use ORS products when I was relaxed, so I never thought to try their natural hair products. When I actually looked at the shampoo and saw it was a hydrating shampoo, with rosemary to stimulate the scalp, I thought why not?!

I used it and after I washed out the shampoo, I could tell my hair had retained more moisture. I've got to do more research on this shampoo and the type of products it contains to make sure there's nothing damaging about it, but I plan to use it again.

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I also tried the L.O.C. (liquid, oil, cream) method with hopes of keeping more moisture. From the type of shampoo and conditioner I use to the type of oil and "cream" I use, the process needs to be refined and it absolutely needs to be tried over time to be proven true. My hair turned out great great and I'm still ecstatic about all the growth!

What types of products or methods do you use to retain moisture?

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7 comments

  1. I'm so glad that the shampoo worked out for you. I've tried the Shea Moisture shampoo and didn't care for it either, nor the deep treatment masque, which I'm hoping to review soon. I will definitely need to give the ORS a try. This might not be the issue, but I wonder if you've been using a lot of protein rich products. That could be a possible reason for the dryness. Or maybe you have low porosity hair. It's definitely a struggle to find the right products and the right moisture/protein balance. I hope you are able to fine tune your moisture issue soon. Good luck!

    Andrea @ lengtheninglocks.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh and I thought I'd mention that I've been using my Shea Moisture shampoo to clean my combs and brushes and things. I have not used it anymore or shampooing since my first wash with it. LOL! More drying than moisturizing!

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  2. I've done the baggy method and that works for me. My big problem is my ends, so not matter what, even if my hair is in twists, I put water and coconut oil on my ends and bantu knot the ends.
    Have a happy new year!

    Bree
    Quirky, Brown Love

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  3. O R S products are good. I wanted to try Shea Moisture. I heard so many good reviews. That gies to show everything is not for everyone. Lovely blog post

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    1. I've heard so many great things about Shea Moisture too so I was looking forward to using it. I've tried a moisturizer too with no luck...so I've come to the conclusion that their products are just not for me. I plan on putting more effort into discovering more about my hair and the products it needs to strive this year. We'll see how that goes!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That ORS shampoo sounds really good! I use the LOC method to retain moisture. Kinky Curly and Shea Moisture are my favorite product lines, and my hair always feels pretty moisturized from using them. I also use Curlz hair growth oil, and switch up my routine sometimes swapping in EVOO, coconut oil, or grape seed oil. #BLMGirl

    Kasi | http://www.thejmichaelproject.com/kasiperkins

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    1. That's the things about hair. It's so diverse! What works for one might not necessarily work for another. I've tried all the products you named with no luck!! That's why I love the curlbox. I can try many different products with spending an arm and a leg. I think it's worth it! Once I get this sew-in taken out, I hope to perfect the LOC method to see how that works for my hair. Thanks for stopping by!!

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