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    Lately I can't figure out what to do with my hair to make it nice and healthy looking. I gave up sulfates shampoos a long time ago, but just recently started using a cone free conditioner and cut out my beloved morraccan oil because of the cones in it. Is there like a transisition period with cutting out cones or something? My ends are awful awful dry and the rest of my hair just looks dull and not shiny smooth anymore. Yes I tried clarifying (maybe the shampoo I bought for clarifying sucked?).i don't know what to do I just want my nice hair back

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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    Maybe your hair does better with cones. Maybe you need to try a moisturizing treatment like SMT. Maybe you need to start using oil to seal the moisture into your hair, now that you are not using cones. Just some suggestions.
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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    I've been thinking of doing an SMT I just can't seem to find 100% aloe

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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    Well, if you cut out cones, you need to introduce something else to help condition your ends. Have you tried pre-poo oilings with a penetrating oil, like coconut?

    As for not having 100% aloe, why not do a modified SMT that many of us had success with: conditioner + honey + oil, and/or something acidic like vinegar, yogurt?

    If you deep condition your ends, you should start seeing results pretty quickly.
    To select your conditioner wisely, check out this article on proven penetrating conditioning ingredients: http://www.thenaturalhavenbloom.com/...dients-in.html

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    You might try adding a little baking soda to your shampoo to clarify (and a vinegar rinse). I normally shampoo with sulfates so I use baking soda when my hair feels like it needs some extra oomph to get rid of build up. Baking soda can be quite drying so be sure to condition twice or do a SMT afterwards.
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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    did you clarify your ends after giving up the moroccan oil...? maybe there is still some coney buildup?

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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    Most if not all of the aloe vera on the market will have some stabilizers in the formula. Fruit of the Earth is a popular brand that gives good results.

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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    Your hair type seems to be quite similar to mine... I've tried a 1000 times to go cone free (I thought I had to) but I've come to accept it just doesn't work. Hope you find a solution but there's nothing wrong going back to cones if your hair needs them!
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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    When I first gave up cones my ends were like straw. I just stuck with my wash method (at the time it was cwc) and I think I used a little oil and after a few weeks my hair felt marvellous.

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    Default Re: Dry ends, dull hair

    I was shocked when I saw the true condition of my hair without silicones - at one time that is all I was using (spray detangler, no creamy conditioner). Took a while to grow out the hair I had damaged through dye, rough handling and with sulphate shampoo.

    Chelate and clarify, then use oils and/ or leave in conditioners that contain ingredients that replicate the properties of silicones/ patch repair damage. Ingredients like the behentrimoniums and natural oils for slip, hydrolysed protein, ceramides, 18-MEA, panthenol for patch repairing and shine. As many products as possible at pH ~ 4.5 for shine and general gentleness.
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