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Alrite imma make this quick cuz' I know ya don't wanna hear me ramble lol. Just wondering, what do YOU use to moisturize your hair? Or do you use anything at all. I used to use wax until I had to take my dreads out cuz' of it (good thing they were new =]). But now I noticed my dreads are very dry, especially after I wash em. I also heard aloe vera was good to use but I dont know if I should use it or where to get it. Like always, any help would be appreciated

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Aloe vera, jojoba oil, technically when vinegar is used in the BS/ACV wash it sort of makes it feel less dry. That's all really.
aloe any health food store or garden center (buty the plants)
jojoba oil any health food store or herb store ort online

africas best hair oil all over the place easy to find

in a pinch a tiny bit of olive oil will work just dont use much
shea butter and cocoa butter works well for African textured hair. Aloe is supposed to be moisturizing but I have heard some people on this forum with African textured hair say that it dried theirs out. Everybody's different and It won't hurt to try, unlike wax it will just wash out easily so play around with a few different kinds of moisturizers and see what works best for you! Many Blessings
try to find the pure stuff. I know the 100% cocoa butter I've used comes in a stick. You gotta rub it between your fingers to warm it up and then just use it sparingly for your hair. Just make sure you use only 100% pure stuff otherwise it will have loads of other additives that may dry your hair out more!

Affiong Harris said:
@soaringeagle: thanks for the info i already hav africas best but i didnt know if i should've used it or not. as for the aloe, i should buy a plant? how to i make it into however i need to put it into my hair.

@NaturalWomyn: thanks do you mean the lotion?
they probly didnt use pure aloe from the plant aloes moistirizing bhut if u buy like sunburn crap or aloe with anything at all else in it it can be drying
thats why we say only ingredient should be aloe
any local pharmacy or even the supermarket or health food store should have it. You can buy an aloe plant at the supermarket as well.
for the aloe the only way to get 100% is to buy a plant or a stalk of the plant. Even if the bottle of aloe says it's 100% it isn't. The cocoa butter will say 100% and it will be the only ingredient if it is.

Affiong Harris said:
alrite thanks but how am i gonna be sure its 100% aloe? or should i just get a plant to make sure?

NaturalWomyn said:
any local pharmacy or even the supermarket or health food store should have it. You can buy an aloe plant at the supermarket as well.
I have aloe vera plants in my yard I just walk outside break a piece of and thank the plant for the gift ... then just squeeze the goo out and put it directly in my hair :) works great for me


ooo and you can buy aloe plants at walmart or homedepot anywhere like that should keep them in stock they are fairly common depending on your area of course
aloe is an amazing plant! It's great for healing and soothing all types of burns, cuts & scrapes too. You can scrape out the inside and pulverize it in a blender also.
Be careful if you use shea butter or cocobutter. In fact, don't use it at all.
It's almost like using wax. It can leave a residue on your hair over time.

Good luck with using Aloe as well. My hair hates additional proteins on it, which dries my hair out. However, aloe does work for some especially if you use it in conjunction with some type of oil and water.

I use a mix of sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, and castor oil. Or sometimes I just use sunflower oil alone or castor oil alone. Other oils dry my hair out and are a waste of time for me. I use it on soaking wet hair. My hair used to be soooo dry, now it isn't.
well it's obviously too conditioning to use constantly but once in a blue moon for extra dry hair it works great for a lot of people.

dreadlockedlady said:
Be careful if you use shea butter or cocobutter. In fact, don't use it at all.
It's almost like using wax. It can leave a residue on your hair over time.

Good luck with using Aloe as well. My hair hates additional proteins on it, which dries my hair out. However, aloe does work for some especially if you use it in conjunction with some type of oil and water.

I use a mix of sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, and castor oil. Or sometimes I just use sunflower oil alone or castor oil alone. Other oils dry my hair out and are a waste of time for me. I use it on soaking wet hair. My hair used to be soooo dry, now it isn't.
Um ok.
He's young and a new dreadie. You didn't clarify the "once in a blue moon" usage of those butters.
Sure, shea and coco butter work great for moisturizing but he still has to be careful of overuse, which will cause buildup.

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