I was on my favorite hair forum earlier this week, and the question that a lot of transitioners were asking was:
Why is my new growth so dry?
While transitioning, you are dealing with two different textures of hair: Your relaxed ends and your new growth.
Most of the time, the relaxed ends are much softer and feel more moisturized than the new growth. This is because the new growth, your natural hair, requires more effort in keeping it moisturizeded. With my hair, I have been able to successfully keep the dryness at bay by properly moisturizing my hair (new growth and relaxed ends).
The method I use to moisturize my hair is the LOC method. I was lucky to have found this method earlier in my transitioning journey. The LOC method basically means applying products in the following steps: (L)iquid - (O)il - and (C)ream. Read more about this by clicking here.
Another important step that is sometimes forgotten is the night routine, ALWAYS COVER YOUR HAIR WHILE SLEEPING, with a satin or silk bonnet, or sleep with a satin pillowcase. This is because cotton pillowcase can absorb the moisture from your hair.
How do you deal with dryness when it comes to your transitioning/natural hair?