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Old 09-26-2012, 05:18 AM   #1
 
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For work, atleast 3/4 days of the week...sometimes 6, I'll wear my hair in a ponytail and use like a bristled brush to brush and slick back the top. I'm noticing a lot of little hairs all over the top and through my hair now. Can doing this be causing breakage? Idk how else to get my hair slicked back into a ponytail without using this brush and some hairspray. Please answer anybody if you may have some input. It's worrying me. I don't want this to break my hair.

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
 
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I'm being as gentle as i can. I'm just not sure.

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It may be, especially if you have lots of root curl because then the curls will snag/rip more than if it were straighter, I would think. What kind of brush is it? Some kinds are worse than others.

You could try just using your fingers to rake through any bumps, that's what I do! It takes a little longer but looks fine.
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It may be, especially if you have lots of root curl because then the curls will snag/rip more than if it were straighter, I would think. What kind of brush is it? Some kinds are worse than others.

You could try just using your fingers to rake through any bumps, that's what I do! It takes a little longer but looks fine.
Yes i have 3b/3c root curl. And when i try my fingers it just won't smooth down. I may just try using conditioner and water then my fingers? Cause i normally do this when it's just dry. I'll find a picture of the brush!

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pretty much like this.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:43 PM   #6
 
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Anybody know, or had this experience?

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Old 09-27-2012, 12:55 AM   #7
 
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Always run your brush under warm water to soften the bristles as you use it.

Also, I've been getting those too especially on the sides of my head. I think I need to stop sleeping with the ponytail. That's probably doing the damage.

Another thing is I need to train myself to condition and shampoo it differently now that its super long. I'm gonna have to do what I always dreaded seeing other people do: wash it in sections an style it in sections. Stop treating the whole head of hair like its just one big piece.
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Always run your brush under warm water to soften the bristles as you use it.

Also, I've been getting those too especially on the sides of my head. I think I need to stop sleeping with the ponytail. That's probably doing the damage.

Another thing is I need to train myself to condition and shampoo it differently now that its super long. I'm gonna have to do what I always dreaded seeing other people do: wash it in sections an style it in sections. Stop treating the whole head of hair like its just one big piece.
Wow, i do everything you said. Treating my hair like it's one big piece and sleeping with a pony tail. I'll definitely run it under warm water. My mom always did that. Never knew why. Thanks!

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #9
 
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Have you looked closely at these little hairs sticking up - are they tapered at the ends? If so, they are probably just new baby hairs growing to replace the naturally shed ones.
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What do you mean by tapered? Sorry, just want to make sure I'm clear on what I'm looking for.

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I mean it tapers down to a fine point at the end. If it were breakage, it would look the same thickness all the way to the end of the shaft and possibly have a split end or a white dot.
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Oh! No they're all basically fine at the end. I thought that was my hair thinning and breaking. But it's probably new growth? I hope!

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Old 10-02-2012, 10:32 AM   #13
 
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Yup!
No worries then! They are actually a good thing!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #14
 
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Yup!
No worries then! They are actually a good thing!
Great! I no longer use that brush though, just in case...lol.
But thanks, you're awesome!

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