So, I usually color my hair about twice a year. I don't like to pay super high prices for someone to color my hair (I've had several bad experiences in my area) and I'm too lazy to do it myself too often (I've got three kids and a small farm). In my family we're prone to what I think is premature graying. I mean I'm only 34 and the gray hair is fairly noticeable if I don't color it. My mom was almost all gray by the time she was 20. (Hers might have been due to a traumatic experience though). Either way my mom would have someone color her hair and her hair was always dry, frizzy and almost straw like afterwords. Well my hair is the same exact way, except it's only on about the top half of my head. The underneath seems to always look smooth, somewhat shiny and frizz free and tends to have the perfect natural curl to it. The top half of my head tends to be a little wavy and, what I consider, frizzed out. I've tried all sorts of moisturizing shampoos and conditioners from low end to fairly high end as well as leave in conditioners and oils. So I'm wondering if there's anyone out there that can advise me on what I should be trying to do with my hair. Are there any combinations of products that work? Or maybe just one product? Does deep conditioning treatments help?
Grey hair is always more coarse and difficult to look after. The hair underneath at the back of my hair is always perfectly curly and healthy too. I think it's because it's 'protected' a bit from the elements.
Have you tried co-washing? , (cleansing hair with conditioner only) it helped my hair alot, theirs lots of info on the net about it, the website 'naturallycurly' has a lot of information and articles you might find helpful.
My mum has the same hair type. She dyes her hair. She takes complex pills, and uses different types of oils & butter for the ends, and switched to the bamboo hairbrush to keep it healthy and silky. About the pills, you have to get a prescription first. But I highly recommend you to try coconut, olive and avocado oil, from the butter I would recommend you murumuru one. Also, switch to the bamboo or wooden hairbrush like these (https://mystraightener.com/best-wooden-hairbrush/). While, the former, will enrich your hair with vitamins and essential fatty acids and stimulate its growth, the latter will help to spread the natural oil (sebum) over the strands and decrease hair static, so your hair will be not as frizzy as before.