Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smooth?

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  1. ajoyfuljoy

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    Hey everybody,

    I've been in this hair game as a LHCFer since about March (I think) and it's been going good. But I need some help.

    It seems like when a lot of heat is used on my hair that it gets my hair to feel really smooth, kind of like weave. I luv this feeling and it makes me feel great about my hair. My cuticle feels smooth and everything.

    But when I use indirect heat, which holds a great style, my hair feels kind of rough and not really smooth. I am 4a/b relaxed. I rollerset and rollerwrap my hair once a week (and flat iron the roots when necessary). My hair is the healthiest that it's ever been but still...

    What's the deal? How can I get my hair to feel smooth, yall feel me?
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    I know EXACTLY what you mean. I want to go to the BSS and ask for a product that smooths the cuticle. Here are some things that might help, porosity control, and also doing ACV rinses can help to smooth things out. Are you under processed at all? Cause I know for me that has definitely contributed to my hair feeling rough. Has the henna helped to fill in the cuticles some? Also there is 1more product that I have heard about on her made by Rusk, I think its called "Smoother" do some research on that to see what the product claims are.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Definitely try porosity control
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    When you rinse out your conditioner try a cold water rinse. And when I say cold I mean cold, not lukewarm:lachen:
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Got any neutralizing poo left over? Try that.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Yay (big hug)! You feel my pain :yep:

    Henna didn't really help it to be more smooth than normal, but I can tell my hair is stronger.

    I'm not underprocessed, my stuff is to thick to be playing around with the creamy crack! When I put it on my hair, I have to use it hard core!!!

    I'm going to look into those ACV rinses. Thanks :)
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    A creamy leave in conditioner like lacio lacio should help.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Thank you ladies for your responses so far? BUMP!!!
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    anyone else want to impart their pearls of wisdom?
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    when i had this problem porosity control helped a lot

    at sallys they have the small sample bottles you can get 1 use out of
    that should help you figure out if it's a solution

    and someone mentioned rusk smoother this is my leave in all the time it replace ntm silk touch ( i'm on the fence between this and G Direct leave in)
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    thank you :grin:
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    :bump:

    Anyone else?
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Try using a serum
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    :bump:

    Dealing with a consistent 4-5inches of non-smooth ends.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    OMG ME TOO!!!!....it just doesn't make sense b.c. right before my relaxer, those ends were as healthy as can be. and now (5 weeks after fresh relaxer)..they're rough & jagged.

    I did porosity control my 2nd week post...lil change but not much. Hair is still porous. maybe i'll do it AGAIN! ugh..what a pain
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    found the ingredients for Rusk Smoother

    Ingredients
    Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Polquaternium-37, Stearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract, Passiflora Edulis Flower Extract, Cetrimonium Bromide, Dimethicone Copolyol Meadowfoanate, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ther, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Fragrance PPG-1 Trideceth-6, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Orange 4, Yellow 6

    :)ohwell:i was hoping it wouldn't have too many cones in it. i'm a really low cone user.)

    Anybody else have any other product suggestions?
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    PURE COCONUT OIL, helps me everytime.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    If it were only that easy :sad:

    I've tried coconut oil as a rinse and to seal my leave-ins after washing, no luck.

    I've tried chi silk infusion, it's nice, but no match for these ends.

    I've tried olive oil serum, "HA!," my ends say.

    Soaking wet rollersets and pibby.....one would think...still no improvement.

    :wallbash:

    Starting to think direct heat is the only match for these ends.

    I haven't even had them for that long.....I was SL in 2005 and had many trims since.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    I'm texlaxed and coloured and even when natural this happened to me, I started using products for coloured hair (that lay down cuticles) Aussie Deep conditioner and Colour treatment, also I did a treatment for ends Traycee (search bootcamp for those that colour) and Robin (www.growafrohairlong.com ) talk about - with foil, cold water/ EVOO and a warm flat iron, that definitely helped:yep:
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Now, you may be on to something :yep: I'm colored and relaxed but I haven't use a color specific product in years.

    I'll be researching this treatment for ends too.

    Thanks!
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    yes..i've read about this technique in a magazine, but got confused b.c. i never understood what exactly its supposed to do.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Try a citric acid rinse! Anytime my ends start feeling 'snarly', I whip up a quick rinse (1/2 tsp of citric acid to 8-12oz of water and a tiny bit of conditioner to give it a lil 'thickness') - and my ends smooth out and turn to butter.

    It's worth a try. :yep:

    You can find citric acid as Pickling Salt in the spice aisle of most grocery stores.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Oooh good thread. I was just thinking about this (healthy hair but rough ends at 8 weeks post relaxer) and wondering what I could do. Good tips.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    I second the ACV rinses and the Porosity Control. Both are effective. I prepoo with PC every 2-3 weeks to keep things smooth and silky.

    I also recommend Vatika oil for sealing in a leave-in on wash day. It has completely transformed my hair, especially my ends.
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    That's funny somebody kicked this thread up! This isn't even my problem anymore (thank God).

    I started doing ACV rinses which were a big help. Rinsing with cold water really helped! Cowashing (and DCing 1-2 times a week) helps. I also pre-poo.

    Basically I use conditioner like lotion (always cowashing). That stuff is always up in my head!

    Using minimal products (and just products that are higher quality) helps. Also minimal heat and light protein treatment help.

    My whole regimen just really helps me. I got off the last of my damaged hair that wouldn't feel soft for anything, and now my hair is super soft all the time :yep:
     
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    Girl, we are hair twins. It's ridiculous. :lachen:
    I think I need some porosity control though.
     
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    I like matrix sleek.look
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    WOW. Ive never heard of this but i will try it. Thanks!!!

    Do you mix it with anything? Do you use heat? How long do you leave it in your hair?
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    Is that filthyfresh, my African tribe cousin? :lachen:

    I've never tried this porosity control. But if you are giving it a shot I might as well too!
     
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    Re: Attn.hair divas: My hair feels rough but is healthy, how can I get it to feel smo

    LMAO.
    Well African tribe cousin, I've been co-washing & what not, but my hair still has that...brittle-like feeling. I read Sistaslick's article on porosity, and I think that's my problem. When I'm not so poor I'll invest in some and let you know what happens. :lachen:

     

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