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Old 12-22-2010, 05:14 PM   #1
 
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Default What to do about dry,rough,tangly,ends?

Yesterday evening i had blow dryed my hair,in preperation for straightning. But, i couldn't even get a comb through my ENDS. The rest of my head was smooth and tangle free and mositurized, except for the ends. I cowashed, and detangled and let it dry. I added honey and ORS dc pack to it. This morning i rinsed it out, and it felt pretty soft.

I blow dried it this evening and it was torcher. The ends were ridiculosly horrible. I put some indian hemp to it and put it into a bun. I haven't had a trim in months, could that be the problem? Any tips on how to make them healthier?
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
 
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I haven't had a trim in months, could that be the problem?
Yes. Dry, rough, tangle-prone ends signal that a trim may be necessary.
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Any tips on how to make them healthier?
To keep your ends healthy...
--trim as needed (tons of ssks/splits or lots of tangling)
--detangle gently and carefully
--wear low manipulation and/or protective styles
--seal ends with a moisturizer followed by a butter/oil

I finger-detangle and wear protective styles most of the time. I seal with shealoe (whole shaft) followed by castor oil (ends).
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
 
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Trim them! To keep my ends healthy, I seal with them castor oil or a butter (usually coco or the Jane Carter one).
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
 
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Side note: Do you think it would be ok to flat iron it still even though i put the indian hemp?
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Whenever my hair starts to feel/look like that, I go on a search and destroy mission and trim my ends and the hairs that looks like these.

To eco everyone else, sealing is key - one of the things I failed to do in the passed and my hair suffered as a result.
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Whenever my hair starts to feel/look like that, I go on a search and destroy mission and trim my ends and the hairs that looks like these.

To eco everyone else, sealing is key - one of the things I failed to do in the passed and my hair suffered as a result.
lol I posted that same pic in the SIIDY thread!!!
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Whenever my hair starts to feel/look like that, I go on a search and destroy mission and trim my ends and the hairs that looks like these.

To eco everyone else, sealing is key - one of the things I failed to do in the passed and my hair suffered as a result.
lol I posted that same pic in the SIIDY thread!!!
LOL! Seeing that pic scared the crap out of me - I almost didn't want to look at my hair today.
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The indian hempt softened my hair, but i know it's not permanet. After i straighten my hair im going to cut it. I'm kind of sad though, im armpit length and now it'll be shoulder But at least it'll be healthier
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The indian hempt softened my hair, but i know it's not permanet. After i straighten my hair im going to cut it. I'm kind of sad though, im armpit length and now it'll be shoulder But at least it'll be healthier

What is "Indian hempt"?
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I have yet to figure this out. cutting doesn't help. I can trim and trim and trim and then the next thing I know, the ends of my newly trimmed hair are all tangly
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It's kind of like a grease. The first ingredient is petroleum but the rest is oils. I know it's not a good ingredient, but it was the only thing i had
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To echo everyone else, sealing is key - one of the things I failed to do in the past and my hair suffered as a result.
I agree wholeheartedly. My ends were always frizzy, dry, and tangly but then once started applying heavier, butter cream type products on my ends after my leave-in conditioner it hasn't been a problem since.

The ends are older, hence drier, and need that extra attention sometimes.
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To echo everyone else, sealing is key - one of the things I failed to do in the past and my hair suffered as a result.
I agree wholeheartedly. My ends were always frizzy, dry, and tangly but then once started applying heavier, butter cream type products on my ends after my leave-in conditioner it hasn't been a problem since.

The ends are older, hence drier, and need that extra attention sometimes.
I find I have to apply something to my hair at least every other night. I just trimmed my hair for the first time since this passed spring so hopefully my ends will fare better since I didnt seal in the past.
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I have yet to figure this out. cutting doesn't help. I can trim and trim and trim and then the next thing I know, the ends of my newly trimmed hair are all tangly
+1. I tried trimming, but nothing changes. I figured I was just asking too much of the ends. I can just have trimmed, and they still feel stragly(sp?). But seeing these replies, I might try oil on the ends only. My hair doesn't like oils really, but it's worth a shot, cause if I keep trimming, I won't have any hair left,lol
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:54 AM   #15
 
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I trimmed about 1 inch off of my hair, And couldn't be HAPPIER! It feels alottttt better, i should have done it a long time ago. It's still armpit length so i'm happy
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