Ok...I haven't had my hair cut since way before I started CG. I found an organic hairdresser around my way who uses only natural products so I think I'll give her a try. I have layers and the ends of them are really crunchy and dry, I'm not sure if all of them are split or not. Can they just be dry and not split? Also I know that the ends of your hair are the oldest and more prone to damage, but I seem to find most damage on the ends of my shorter layers, the longest layer of my hair has ends that are pretty well moisturized and smoothe, so what's up with that? I frequently go through my hair snipping any splits when I see 'em.
It really sounds like your hair needs regular deep conditioning treatments done to it. Also because the weather has become much colder outside, that can be a factor too as to why your ends are feeling crunchy and dry at this time. Hopefully this new hairdresser that you are going to will be able to exactly pinpoint what's going on with your hair at this time, and be able to treat it the right way.
I have never gone to an organic hairdresser, but would of course love too. Definitely post back back on how well it goes!
Whether the ends are dry or split, I'd say they need to be cut off in either case. The shorter layers seeming more dry might be from sun dryness? Or hair accessories like elastics or clips? Just guessing.
Deep treatments sound like a good idea for you.
I'll definately post feedback. I started thinking of going to this place my aunt goes to but I figured if they had to comb it they would need to wet it and condition it, and they probably didn't have any cone free conditioners. I found this place and they have all kinds of sulfate free shampoos and stuff so I think I'll be good. They even have chemical free dyes and stuff. I might want to eventually get highlights in my hair. Maybe when I make my appointment, I'll also ask for a deep conditioning. It's just I would like my layers to be longer and of course she will need to take some off of the healthy, longest layer in order for there to not be too much difference in length between the shorter and longer layers.
I am so happy! I emailed JuJu salon just to make sure that they were able to accomodate a "CurlyGirl" the salon owner emailed me back that they actually stock the book in the store and have lots of products in the salon desined to keep curly hair at it's best. I have a feeling I may be spending more in the store than I planned! I made an appointment for 12/22 I'll be getting a cut and a conditioning treatment. I may pick up some no sulfate shampoo. I have never used it, I've only used conditioner to wash. I looked up one of the lines they use and sell in the store. Here are the rules they have for thier products;
All ingredients must meet my strict guidelines :
1. No sodium laurel sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, or TEAs
2. No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism)
3. No petro-chemicals
4. No animal testing
5. No artificial colors, fragrances or fillers
6. Ingredients must be as organic as possible
7. All plant extracts and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible
8. All essential oils used must be steam-distilled and not extracted with propylene glycol - which kills the effect of the oils
9. All plant oils must be cold pressed, not heat distilled - which kills the therapeutic properties of plant oils
10. All ingredients must be proven to be beneficial to the hair or skin
11. All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner (wild-crafted)
12. All ingredients must be bio-degradable as possible
13. Fair-Trade ingredients must be used when possible
I am so happy that I decided to go here...and they are right on my way home from work.
Curly hair is beautiful...it only took me 27 years to figure that out!!lol
re: your sig ...
Please know that you are truly blessed. It took me over 50 years to figure out how wonderful my naturally curly hair is. I wish I could turn back the hands of time!
My mom always loved my curls and she had poker straight hair. She tried to tell me how nice it looked when I just let it do it's thing...but I never listened. I'm glad I figured it out now.
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