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How Do I Fix Squeaky Hair?

by Audrey Coleman
(NC )

Q: How do I get my hair back from being squeaky after conditioning?


I wash my hair and it feels fine after rinsing, then I put conditioner on and as I am putting it in it feels dry and brittle.

I wash it out and my hair is dry, squeaky, and clumping together. I need my hair back.


A: Hi there. It sound like you're using the wrong type of conditioner for your hair.

Please let me know what you are using to see if we can zone in on the problem.

When you use a conditioner it should instantly make your hair feel soft and silk, make the comb glide through it like a hot knife through butter and leave you falling in love with your hair more and more each wash.

Please let me know how you're washing your hair and what you're using and we'll go from there.

God bless.

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I Have The Same Problem With Dry Squeeky Hair
by: mrogan

I've been having the very same problem, but this happens with both shampoo (when I do use it) and the conditioner. My hair ends up feeling really brittle and stripped.

Conditioners: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Suave Tropical Coconut, for deep conditioning I try Hair mayonnaise with oils.

I've noticed after deep conditioning my hair it feels really squeaky. Any suggestions on good conditioners for rinsing and deep conditioning?

My hair is natural by the way.

Hair problems:

Very DRY brittle hair, shedding and breakage, thin edges, ends are dry, and shorter areas in the middle of my head.

Please help!


Camille's Answer:

Hi there. I'm sorry to hear about your hair troubles.

The first thing I notice is that you're using products that aren't specific to black hair care needs.

Nothing is wrong with using pharmacy products, but Suave and Herbal Essence aren't lines known for quenching the thirst of EXTRA dry hair which most black people have (I know I do).


Use Extra Moisturizing Only

Look for products that are made for dry, damaged hair and more importantly for ethnic hair.

Dry and damaged for a Caucasian person is very different from our dry and damaged hairs.

Your shampoos should be moisturizing and your conditioners thick, heavy and creamy.


Products You Can Try

I don't like recommending specific products because the only way to know what works for you is to try it for yourself.

That said, I can tell you this.

- Cream of Nature Shampoo
- LeKair Cholesterol
- Pantene Relaxed And Naturals

...are all good places to start. These products aren't expensive and are very moisturizing to black hair.


Do A Vinegar Rinse

Before you do your next wash, make sure your hair isn't coated by using a vinegar rinse on your hair.

Mix a 2 quarts of water with a cup of vinegar and pour it over your hair after you shampoo and rinse. This will get rid of any products buildup you might have that's coating your hair and preventing the conditioners from really penetrating.


Use Heat To Deep Treat

Another thing you can do it use heat. I don't know if you're just putting the conditioner on and rinsing it out in the shower, but if you want better results here's what you can do.

When you put your conditioner in, cover your head with a plastic cap then go under a bonnet dryer or just let it "soak" for a few hours, you get MUCH more benefit from the treatment.


Use A Good Leave-In

One last thing is that after you wash and condition, your hair should feel soft and moisturized but you should still use a leave-in for extra insurance.

One I really enjoy is Africa's Best Hair Liquid Mayonnaise leave-in.


Hope this helps!

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