I can tell you that brushing the
unit is not a good idea unless you are using one of those wig brushes ... I
forget the name now.. but a regular brush is a no no. Then you need to always
use a wide tooth comb to comb it out .. but using your fingers if you
can. The less friction you cause with tools .. the better.
For the dryness - this is a very,
very common problem with these units - this will cause them to die. The
problem is the hair is not growing out of our scalps so there are no
natural oils being produced to nourish the hair. It kind of 'starves'
after a while so you need give it something.
You need to use a deep
conditioner that you place in a baggy and zap in the microwave. Do this once a
week, then rinse completely and use some sort of light daily conditioner.
I use the Mixed Chicks deep
conditioner (best stuff I have ever used) and their daily conditioner - but I
wear kinky/afro/curly units which really love these products.
I used use the Silicon Mix deep
conditioner and products - which also work very, very well. The only thing I
don't like about this deep conditioner is that you have to rinse A LOT to get
the product out.
So moisture is the answer to the common dry unit
problem. The secondary cause is not rinsing enough and leave product in your
hair that is meant to be rinse out. That's causes a buildup and dries out the