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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I haven't had a trim in months, could that be the problem?
Originally Posted by SassyCurls123
Yes. Dry, rough, tangle-prone ends signal that a trim may be necessary.
Any tips on how to make them healthier?
Originally Posted by SassyCurls123
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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Last edited by Fronomenal; 12-22-2010 at 06:51 PM.
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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Side note: Do you think it would be ok to flat iron it still even though i put the indian hemp?
I have been natural all my life

And i am just starting to know my 3c/4a hair better

Shampoo- Pantene Dry to moisturized
Conditioner/ Leave in/ - Aussie Moist/Garnier Fructis leave in LOVE THEM!

Sealants: Indian Hemp
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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Below: Typical PS bun
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.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
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.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
lol I posted that same pic in the SIIDY thread!!!
Originally Posted by gagirl09
LOL! Seeing that pic scared the crap out of me - I almost didn't want to look at my hair today.
APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
My Fotki!
Below: Typical PS bun
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
I have been natural all my life

And i am just starting to know my 3c/4a hair better

Shampoo- Pantene Dry to moisturized
Conditioner/ Leave in/ - Aussie Moist/Garnier Fructis leave in LOVE THEM!

Sealants: Indian Hemp
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
Originally Posted by SassyCurls123

What is "Indian hempt"?
APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
My Fotki!
Below: Typical PS bun
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
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
I have been natural all my life

And i am just starting to know my 3c/4a hair better

Shampoo- Pantene Dry to moisturized
Conditioner/ Leave in/ - Aussie Moist/Garnier Fructis leave in LOVE THEM!

Sealants: Indian Hemp
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.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
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.
Originally Posted by greenandchic
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.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
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.
APL BSL MBL WL HL TBL | porous, fine/medium strands, medium density
My Fotki!
Below: Typical PS bun
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
Originally Posted by scrills
+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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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
I have been natural all my life

And i am just starting to know my 3c/4a hair better

Shampoo- Pantene Dry to moisturized
Conditioner/ Leave in/ - Aussie Moist/Garnier Fructis leave in LOVE THEM!

Sealants: Indian Hemp

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