Hi, so to start out I really don’t know what I am, but I think I maybe a mix of Black and Native American. I have tried for years to find something to do with my hair, with little success. My scalp gets very itchy and my hair stays dry. I have been back and forth between relaxers and just leaving it alone and I am completely lost. I already use the apogee shampoo and conditioner and have started using the Garnier leave in conditioner. Im going to try the curlformers, but I need advice on an anti- frizz product for the curls because my hair gets really,really,REALLY frizzy, dry, and big! thank you for any help you can give me!
Mamita, let me tell you that humidity is not a girl’s friend, unless she’s natural, or has made peace with the fact that her blowout might frizz out after a short period. Truth be told, I have tried a few different anti-frizz serums; it’s been very, VERY humid this year, and I’m not finding any miracle workers on the market. I tried Garnier Fructis…it was ok. I also tried Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk. The Redken was a little better, but for me the frizz eventually found its way back to my head. You may have to try a few different products to find what works for you, but I cannot recommend anything that worked for me, which is SAD, because I’m a hot mess this summer
As for the dry scalp, try mixing a few drops of tree tea oil and a few drops of peppermint oil in about an ounce of jojoba oil and apply to scalp using q-tip (so you don’t get hair too oily.) Curlformers might work for you. I used them last summer and was impressed by how well they worked on my natural curls. BUT, they are too time consuming for me to apply.
Another thing I almost forgot to mention…believe it or not, you may want to try shampooing your scalp more often to prevent clogged pores. Sometimes, when your scalp gets clogged by product, or dry skin, it blocks your natural oils from flowing down the shaft of the hair. Even if you don’t want to shampoo, use an inexpensive conditioner to comb through your hair in the shower and massage your scalp. Perhaps, you are not getting adequate circulation to the scalp. Don’t forget to drink sufficient water. If your organs aren’t hydrated, your hair will suffer.
Hope this helps,