I'd love any advice and or warnings I can get on this topic, so don't be shy and please help out.
I have super high density, low-normal porosity, super fine 3b hair with a bottom layer of even finer 3c highly tangled ringlets that are constantly splitting at the ends or getting those single strand knots. Now my hair has always been REALLY long, pretty much always HL or TBL, at the present it is possibly the shortest it has been in my adult life, it's a little above waist length and I "attempted" to layer it. The problem is the following, no matter how much I layer my hair and cut it in a nice shape, it grows into the strangest of "hut like" shapes, kind of like a canopy, it's quite disturbing.
I have to drench it in gels or natural creams, whatever it takes, to see if the bottom layer will finally look longer than the top, but it never does, even though it actually is. If it was just the look of things, I wouldn't mind as much. But the biggest problem is that this bottom hair is ALWAYS damaged, constantly brittle, with split ends and knots and it tangles constantly. Now, I don't dye my hair, I seldom use heat, and I do keep my ends trimmed, but this bottom hair just won't budge. I've tried protein treatments, I've tried almond oil massages, coconut... etc. Nothing seems to work.
Lately I've been considering a mild texturizer for that part of my hair, just to see if it softens in a way where it becomes as nice as the top of my hair? Or at least more manageable and better at retaining length, I can't keep cutting my bottom hair! It will grow slower than the top and I'll have uneven hair again...
What should I do? Anyone think the texturizer would work, have any stories, experiences, words of wisdom, warnings? Please let me know, I need the help.
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