I just came from hanging out with FrizzCurls427 and we realized that we've been battling the same problem lately... unforgivably dry curls! My hair is so friggin' dry! I mean parched, dried out, crunchy...just plain icky. Granted, I'm not wetting it much these days, mainly due to boredom and laziness, but I mean, DANG, it's DRY. I figure it could be from 1 of a few things:
1. Fewer co-washes- Which also means fewer deep treatments
2. Winter winds- I wear my hair out 99% of the time. Maybe there really is something to that protective styling that long haired naturals speak so highly of.
3. The wrong products- I've strayed from my faithful products lately and maybe I need to go back to what I know (DevaCare).
4. Protein laden products- I've been experimenting with products that contain light, naturally derived proteins. In the past, protein play resulted in dry, crunchy curls. Which brings me back to number 3... if it ain't broke...
Dryness left to fester results in split ends and breakage. I've tried to stave off splits by doing a trim, but I need to get proactive!
This dry styling routine has resulted in less shedding, and my hair seems to be doing good overall. The dryness is just so annoying... it's up in a bun today, and I plan to rock it out like this for the next few days. Blah.