Ask Jody: “What will work for my dry hair?”

November 25, 2014

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So I’ve decided to take some questions that I receive on a frequent and answer each one in detail via an individual blog post. These won’t be scheduled, just answered as they come. If you ever have any questions or advice that you’d like me to discuss—ask me here, on my Instagram page or even shoot me an email: jodyanncxo@gmail.com! I’m open to anything!

This question is from my lovely cousin, Kelly.

Q: Cous, I have no pent just natural but lately my hair is so dry. Will what your using work well for me you think? What is that?

Absolutely! Although I’m relaxed/texlaxed and have different texture hair than you, I myself – as you currently are, suffer from excessive dryness! And with dryness comes brittle and breakable strands. Here are some of my tips!

1st thing: Get rid of all but ONE of your shampoos that contain sulfates. The sulfates in your shampoos strip away the natural oils that your hair produces. However, doing a cleanse with a shampoo containing sulfates at least once a month helps relieve and get rid any product build-up on your scalp.

2nd thing: ALWAYS take the time to deep condition. No matter how busy you are, as long as you’re washing your hair you should always follow up with a deep condition treatment. Be sure to pick one that guarantees tons of moisture. For even more added moisture, you can even add olive oil, jojoba oil, glycerin or even honey to it. Trust me! It works and you’ll  see the difference!

2.5 thing (Steaming + Deep Conditioning)Steaming hair while covered in deep conditioner also helps improve elasticity, and moisture retention. It increases the amount and effectiveness of adsorption. You can steam in the shower, sit underneath a hair steamer over even applying a warm towel on top of your plastic cap.

And lastly (for now): You should become familiar with the L.O.C. method. L.O.C. stands for Liquid – Oil – Creme. Everynight before bed (as long as your hair isn’t blow dried to wear straight/out – especially if you’re natural) you should apply a liquid (example: a liquid leave in conditioner | My choice: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner) on top of an oil (my favorite is Tropic Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil, although it doesn’t smell the greatest and is pretty heavy) on top of a cream (I’d suggest Elasta QP Olive Oil & Mango Butter Moisturizer). This combination will help keep your hair moisturized throughout the night and day.

Bonus: Don’t forget your satin or silk scarf! Or if you’re a wild sleeper like me, invest in a satin pillow-case 😉 Cotton sucks all the moisture out of your hair at night that can lead to unnecessary drying out.

I hope you find these tips helpful! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I love a hair discussion 😉

Happy Hair Journey!

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