A lovely reader writes:
….I have found Methods that stretch my hair but only if I use a comb to detangle because I need my natural hairs to be separated out of their clumps but u find when I comb my hair I comb the moisture out of it and I cause a lot of breakage.. I really need help or this transitioning will be ending sooner than I hoped..xx thank you
…I’m transitioning and I have low porosity hair I use scurl to moisturize my new growth the glycerin in the product I think be matting my demarcation Line. But I’ve found that scurl is one of the only moisturizers that moisturize my hair. Also since I have low porosity hair I’m prone to having a protein over load more than others and I need to strengthen my demarcation line since that is the only place that seems so be breaking but it is minimal. How often do you think I should spray that area with the aphogee green tea and keratin spray.
Congrats on transitioning. I have featured some really cool articles on transitioning that can help you and others that may be experiencing similar issues or concern.
I don’t believe you can comb the moisture out of your hair. Or, perhaps I should say, I have not experienced this issue. Is it possible that you might feel your hair is properly moisturized but once you separate the strands, you’re finding the underneath and middle layers aren’t really as moisturized as you thought. You should try moisturizing all layers of the hair by separating the hair in small sections and moisturizing section by section. I always miss the middle and underneath layers if I apply moisturizer all over without separating the hair in small sections.
You can try finger combing before actual combing. This should cut down on some of the breakage. No combing methods are not an option for me because my hair also clumps together.
SCurl is an awesome product but it makes my hair really sticky if used in excess. You can also try diluting SCurl with a little water or using diluted conditioner to help the comb glide through your hair. SN: Make sure you dilute the SCurl in a separate spray bottle to avoid diluting the entire bottle.
Balancing protein is a personal journey that is relative to your hair’s abilities to accept protein without slipping into overload. I’m always floored by the aggressive suggestion to use protein. For every hair question raised, there’s always someone screaming, use more protein. I don’t subscribe to this theory. Instead, you should allow your hair to be your guide. If you feel the current protein use is not sufficient, slowly increase the frequency until you find balance. However, for me, using protein weekly is only doable when heat styling. I’m currently using a heat protectant type leave in that contains protein and my hair is taking to that very well. However, this does not hold true when I air dry. My hair rejects protein based products and slips into overload. Balancing protein/moisture is definitely about trial and error.