Naturally Poofy Ends??? Is it??

I believe that have 4b hair (and 4a around nape i think) and my ends on my 4b hair are always poofy.. I have to do really tiny two strand twists or coils to eliminate the poofy-ness .. even when i flat iron my hair you can still notice my frizzy ends... in my permed days, my ends became frizzy a few days after my perm... which is part of why i went natural...

At first I thought they were just dry so I've been moisturizing like there is no tomorrow..yet, when I heard of the description of dry hair.. mine doesn't fit the criteria. turns out my hair is perfectly moisturized... I also tried clipping my ends but no matter how much i cut it the ends were still poofy... then my mother told me my hair was that way as a child...

But what i want to know is this normal?? Is this how 4b hair is?? Or does my hair just have two different textures on one strand for no apparent reason?? Is anybody else out there faced with this dilemma?? or am i just a weirdo??
I'm confused. What do you mean by "poofy"? What do you expect your ends to look like?
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my hair has a little more frizz on the ends than the rest of my hair.. kind of like having dry ends, yet my ends aren't dry.. it's hard for me to do twist outs because it's always a big poof on the end of my twists unless I do them really small... i was wondering is that normal..i never notice that on other people's hair...
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my hair has a little more frizz on the ends than the rest of my hair.. kind of like having dry ends, yet my ends aren't dry.. it's hard for me to do twist outs because it's always a big poof on the end of my twists unless I do them really small... i was wondering is that normal..i never notice that on other people's hair...
Originally Posted by MzKye
Yes, it is normal for the ends of your hair to feel drier than the rest of your hair. The ends are the oldest part of the hair so they will usually be the weakest part of the hair as they have been through a lot more manipulation.

Furthermore, the ends of the hair are the parts that are the most exposed to the environment so it's easy for moisture to escape from the ends.

In order to prevent my twists outs from looking too frizzy I do flat twists instead of individual twists. This way less of the ends are exposed. I sometimes bantu knot the ends of the flat twists to further prevent frizz.
Thank u for your answer.. Helped a lot.. Also when I flat iron my hair my ends are still very frizzy afterwards... Is there a product I can use to eliminate that???
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Thank u for your answer.. Helped a lot.. Also when I flat iron my hair my ends are still very frizzy afterwards... Is there a product I can use to eliminate that???
Originally Posted by MzKye
I'm not really a fan of flat ironing so I don't know too much about the best techniques.

When I want to get my hair straight I use satin ribbons. After washing, conditioning and towel drying my hair I apply a light setting lotion/leave in conditioner. Then I divide the hair into sections using bands. Next, I apply a moisturising cream to each section and then I wrap the section from root to tip using satin ribbons. It's a similar method to the African threading technique. It gets my ends straighter than a flat iron ever has.

I don't do it too often though because there is a risk of breakage with the tension of the ribbons.
That's interesting... I've never heard of satin ribbons before... I'll have to try that.. Where do u get them?
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My hair does the exact same thing! To rectify this I do an apple cider vinegar rinse and final rinse with cold water. I also always add a gel to whatever twisting butter/creme I use.

Doesn't get rid of it all but definitely helps.
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That's interesting... I've never heard of satin ribbons before... I'll have to try that.. Where do u get them?
Originally Posted by MzKye
I ordered them from ebay.
Try sealing your ends with an oil or butter by smoothing the hair down with your fingers after you have applied your leave-in to lock in moisture and close the cuticles. I dealt with this for some time and was clueless to what or why it was happening. I hope that helps.
Thanks u guys.... I will try all of these
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My ends are always fuller/frizzier than the rest of my hair. When I would trim my end I would give myself major hair cuts trying to get rid of the puffy ends. I realized that they are just that way. The rest of my hair has weight to it because of the length. The ends have no weight on them so they twist and turn as they please. Don't have a cure for it though.
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@law it's great to know that I'm not alone
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My ends are always fuller/frizzier than the rest of my hair. When I would trim my end I would give myself major hair cuts trying to get rid of the puffy ends. I realized that they are just that way. The rest of my hair has weight to it because of the length. The ends have no weight on them so they twist and turn as they please. Don't have a cure for it though.
Originally Posted by law
Ditto this! The thing that is extra weird with my hair is that when I was transitioning, the ends of the natural bits and the ends of the relaxed bits were both frizzy. So I had poofy 'ends' mid-strand! My crazy hair went natural smooth (smoothish, 4c hair, hello!), natural poofy, relaxed smooth, relaxed poofy. Craziness!
Woah... I had poofy ends when my hair was permed too.. That's why I had no problem doing a BC... Lol enough was enough...
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Thank u for your answer.. Helped a lot.. Also when I flat iron my hair my ends are still very frizzy afterwards... Is there a product I can use to eliminate that???
Originally Posted by MzKye
I'm not really a fan of flat ironing so I don't know too much about the best techniques.

When I want to get my hair straight I use satin ribbons. After washing, conditioning and towel drying my hair I apply a light setting lotion/leave in conditioner. Then I divide the hair into sections using bands. Next, I apply a moisturising cream to each section and then I wrap the section from root to tip using satin ribbons. It's a similar method to the African threading technique. It gets my ends straighter than a flat iron ever has.

I don't do it too often though because there is a risk of breakage with the tension of the ribbons.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa

How long do you leave your hair in these ribbons?
My ends were frizzier and poofier than the rest of my hair before I started sealing and switched to KCCC for my gel. I really don't get that anymore since I made those 2 changes.
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My ends are like that too. I use to think they were damaged but there were no splits ends in sight, though. So many unnessary trims for something my hair naturally does. =(

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Thank u for your answer.. Helped a lot.. Also when I flat iron my hair my ends are still very frizzy afterwards... Is there a product I can use to eliminate that???
Originally Posted by MzKye
I'm not really a fan of flat ironing so I don't know too much about the best techniques.

When I want to get my hair straight I use satin ribbons. After washing, conditioning and towel drying my hair I apply a light setting lotion/leave in conditioner. Then I divide the hair into sections using bands. Next, I apply a moisturising cream to each section and then I wrap the section from root to tip using satin ribbons. It's a similar method to the African threading technique. It gets my ends straighter than a flat iron ever has.

I don't do it too often though because there is a risk of breakage with the tension of the ribbons.
Originally Posted by AlikaIssa

How long do you leave your hair in these ribbons?
Originally Posted by auntcurly
I leave the ribbons in until the hair is completely dry.

When I do my own hair I normally leave it in overnight (approx 10 hours).

However, when I am doing that style for someone else I place a satin bonnet over their head and put them under the dryer until their hair is dry.

The satin bonnet helps to prevent excess moisture from evaporating from their hair as their hair dries. It helps to keep their hair soft and moisturised.
My ends are like that too. I use to think they were damaged but there were no splits ends in sight, though. So many unnessary trims for something my hair naturally does. =(

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I did that unnecessary trim as well in Dec , haven't trimmed my hair since

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