09-10-2011, 10:06 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
I would first check to make sure that any products you're using are curl friendly (generally speaking, that means sulfate free and silicone free). Also, do you know your hair properties (texture, density, porosity, elasticity)? You can check out LiveCurlyLiveFree.com to get lots of info on all of that. Knowing your hair properties will help you choose the right products for your hair. For example, my hair is fine, so regular protein treatments are good for it; however, PTs for other people would cause a lot of damage to their hair.
You might also want to look into doing regular deep conditioning treatments -- Again, choose a DT correctly, based on your hair's properties.
One more thing, if you've got split ends, they'll have to be cut off. There's no repairing them really, so leaving them "as is" really only allows them to get worse. And I'm not necessarily talking about having to get a BC either. When I was your age I used to periodically and very patiently go through my hair, taking locks of it and twisting them so any split ends would pop out of the twist and could be cut off (I used a good pair of stylist scissors. A regular pair of household scissors used for cutting paper would just tear your hair). I was able to maintain my length and really improve the state and growth of my hair doing that.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
Currently Using [*Holy Grails*] Cleansers:
DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV
CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* /
Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses
, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
*DM Super Buttercreme
Goal: APL Hair