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    Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 6:11am
When I put my daily moisturizer on my hair, it is soaked up within hours. My hair soaks up everything, and always feels super dry. What is my problem? What are some products i need to do to fix this

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Sounds like you have porous hair. Your hair cuticles are basically raised upwards instead of laying flat on top of each other like fish scales. You need to close your hair cuticles in order to keep moisture in longer. 
Try rinsing with apple cider vinegar after you condition. 


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thankyou for the help
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Acv really helps keep my hair moist.
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I agree, the problem is probably that you have porous hair. Although product build up is another problem that can cause your hair to dry out and stop responding to products. If you use silicones, heavy oils and hair cremes/butters while avoiding sulfate shampoos - it could be bad news for your hair. Here are some ideas:

1) Do a monthly ACV rinse. I use silicones often but shampoo rarely so this is my main line of defense against build up and dry flaky scalp. 

2) Water is the basis of all moisture, if water isn't present - neither is moisture. For dry or porous hair you must be sure to seal on wash days. Sealing with oils and butters only locks in the moisture that's already present. (Or blocks out moisture if it is not already present.) 

3) On wash days, seal in layers while your hair is still wet. Start with a creamy water based leave-in, follow up with an oil like coconut oil or EVOO. You can follow that up with a heavy cream or butter, but only if your hair needs it. You don't want limp, weighed down hair. 

4) Instead of adding your daily moisture in the morning, try sealing at night. Mist a little water on the ends of your hair and rub oil on them. Cover with satin for sleeping. 

5) If you have some free time at home, try baggying your hair for an hour when it starts to feel too dry. This always works as a quick fix for dry strands. 

Hope this helps. For more info check out my blog www.Hollistics.com - It's all about growing healthy, beautiful, natural hair! 

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hey OP, i baggy every night.  My hair was always "thirsty" .. Moving to an arid climate, just made things worst, and it died on the vine - several times.  Just dried up and blew away. Right off my head, and down the hall way..

Baggying has a huge help in my hair journey. I have no idea regarding your location, but someone else has suggested this method, as well.

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Aloe vera juice!!! The kind you drink)just using that as a spritz or adding some to your leave ins will help as well. Its acidic like ACV but you do not have to rinse it out. This has been my staple for almost 3 years.

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Originally posted by Hollistics Hollistics wrote:

I agree, the problem is probably that you have porous hair. Although product build up is another problem that can cause your hair to dry out and stop responding to products. If you use silicones, heavy oils and hair cremes/butters while avoiding sulfate shampoos - it could be bad news for your hair. Here are some ideas:

1) Do a monthly ACV rinse. I use silicones often but shampoo rarely so this is my main line of defense against build up and dry flaky scalp. 

2) Water is the basis of all moisture, if water isn't present - neither is moisture. For dry or porous hair you must be sure to seal on wash days. Sealing with oils and butters only locks in the moisture that's already present. (Or blocks out moisture if it is not already present.) 

3) On wash days, seal in layers while your hair is still wet. Start with a creamy water based leave-in, follow up with an oil like coconut oil or EVOO. You can follow that up with a heavy cream or butter, but only if your hair needs it. You don't want limp, weighed down hair. 

4) Instead of adding your daily moisture in the morning, try sealing at night. Mist a little water on the ends of your hair and rub oil on them. Cover with satin for sleeping. 

5) If you have some free time at home, try baggying your hair for an hour when it starts to feel too dry. This always works as a quick fix for dry strands. 

Hope this helps. For more info check out my blog www.Hollistics.com - It's all about growing healthy, beautiful, natural hair! 

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Everything Hollistic said plus moisturizing and sealing....moisturizing and sealing with castor oil has saved my hair.
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