View Full Version : Moisturizing products that don't straighten waves?

April 14th, 2013, 11:20 AM
It seems the more moisture I can keep in my hair, the limper and straighter it is. Are there any moisturizing products that would also beef up waves instead of straightening them?

April 14th, 2013, 02:50 PM
I would with water based product vs non-water based. My hair is curly/ wavy and I know that when I moisturize with water based product (conditioner/ leave-in, etc) it curls more but that may not be the case for you.

April 14th, 2013, 03:00 PM
I love the Avalon Organics moisturizing conditioner (olive oil and grapeseed). :disco: Burt's Bees More Moisture is good, too-- it brings out my waves, but it's not incredibly moisturizing.

April 14th, 2013, 04:51 PM
I find that using mineral oil to keep moisture in my hair gives it more waves. I get the best effect when I use it on damp (not dripping, but visibly wet) hair instead of conditioner.

April 14th, 2013, 06:56 PM
If there's a leave-in you already like, try diluting it in water and spraying it into your (already damp/wet) hair, and then seal with a little oil. It takes some practice finding the right amount of product, so you might have greasy or dry hair until you get it right - I'm still working on my second-day hair, which either straightens out or becomes incredibly greasy if I try to touch it up (like today!)

You might also want to try diffusing with cold air or clipping your hair up while it dries :)

April 16th, 2013, 09:24 AM
I hope I don't freak anyone out ;) but the Pantene Moisure Whip Crunch Free Curls is AMAZING! I use it when I want defined yet soft braid waves, works wonders!

April 16th, 2013, 09:46 AM
Aloe Vera Gel. It enhances curl but can dry hair out in dry climates.

April 16th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Tresseme Naturals Nourishing Moisture brings out the waves in my hair.

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April 16th, 2013, 09:16 PM
Yeah, I have this problem too even though my hair is REALLY curly (3c, probably). I found what helps me to keep my curls and not have limp floppy hair is flax seed gel (google around and you'll find recipes). Also, using protein treatments when I need them brings my curls back nicely. But I still lose them by the end of the week no matter what I do (I stretch washes and wash one time per week).

April 16th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Have you tried a protein treatment? Limp hair can mean too much conditioner or too little protein. Protein strengthens the hair and allows it to hold more product without drooping.

April 16th, 2013, 10:53 PM
I was actually having the same problem recently. Lately, I've been using Garnier Fructis smoothing milk for the past couple of weeks and I really like it. It keeps my hair pretty moisturized without weighing my waves down.

April 17th, 2013, 07:16 AM
Thanks, guys!! I picked up some Tresemme Naturals conditioner (some kind of aloe scent; it was all Wal-Mart here had from the Naturals line) and Pantene No Crunch Curls Whip mousse yesterday. :)

April 17th, 2013, 07:46 AM
L'anza products!