dry ends

I have pretty long hair (down to the small of my back when it's straight, way shorter when it's curly) and the bottom four inches are super dry. I don't really have split ends or anything so I feel like it should be salvageable, but so far it isn't. It usually looks okay at the beginning of the day if I put leave in conditioner in it, but by the end of the day its parched again and it's hard to put product in my hair when it's dry so that's not really an option. My roots get really oily so not shampooing really isn't an option either (which I guess is uncommon for curly hair). I've tried curl cleansers and they just leave my roots greasy. I usually just shampoo every other day if I can get away with it though and I only shampoo my roots. Is there any lasting thing that I can do to more permanently get rid of my dry ends or should I just give in and chop them off? I really want to grow my hair out a little bit more and I get it cut on a pretty regular basis so I really don't want to cut it but I'm getting sick of my ends always looking dead and lifeless. Also, the cheaper the better.
I to have dry ends, and trust me they are hard to get rid of. I personally use my own mixture of shea butter cream directly on my ends right after i shower so i can lock the moisture and vitamins into my cuticles. it takes quite a while to start seeing any results around a month. trimming the ends of your hair is a good idea though and i would say go for it if you want
I agree with Nolisha that a trimming your ends will be a good place to start. You don't have to cut off all 4 inches if you don't want--maybe start with 1 inch and see how you feel?

I've also got super long, thick curls that are very prone to dry, scraggly ends similar to a broomstick... I've been using Giovanni Direct Leave In (Target or health food store) for about a month or so and I've seen improvements for sure. Sealing your ends would be a good idea too. I hear shea is supposed to be a good sealer (check out the Shea Moisture line at Target).

Also, one thing that's helped a TON for me: get a small spray bottle (I cleaned out an old body spray bottle, so about that small) and make an all-in-one type of spray. My current spray is made of: mostly water, Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Giovannit Direct, and maybe a tiny bit of gel if I feel like it. Then you can mist this over your hair, or in your case your ends.
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do you seal your ends after washing? i always get a nice oil on my palms and just work it in my ends while my hair is still wet. It seals in the moisture and helps any moisture from escaping

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
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my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

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Hi curlygirly224,

Honestly, the best thing to do would be to cut them off and then deep condition every time you wash your hair. And put a nourishing leave in product on the ends. If your hair is long it won't even be that obvious. You could start with two inches and see how it goes, that might be enough. I decided enough was enough a few months ago and cut two inches off. No one noticed, at least not straight away. And I have been cutting about 2cm off mine every six weeks for a few months now and it's in better condition for it and feels silky - no dry ends. It's necessary to cut to some extent for healthy hair, no biggy really.

Good luck!
I agree with Nolisha that a trimming your ends will be a good place to start. You don't have to cut off all 4 inches if you don't want--maybe start with 1 inch and see how you feel?

I've also got super long, thick curls that are very prone to dry, scraggly ends similar to a broomstick... I've been using Giovanni Direct Leave In (Target or health food store) for about a month or so and I've seen improvements for sure. Sealing your ends would be a good idea too. I hear shea is supposed to be a good sealer (check out the Shea Moisture line at Target).

Also, one thing that's helped a TON for me: get a small spray bottle (I cleaned out an old body spray bottle, so about that small) and make an all-in-one type of spray. My current spray is made of: mostly water, Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Giovannit Direct, and maybe a tiny bit of gel if I feel like it. Then you can mist this over your hair, or in your case your ends.
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
I agree👆...making a spritz bottle of ur own moisture concoction will help. Water/Aloe Vera Juice & Hair Oil (which ever type u use) mix and spritz those ends a.m & p.m. As well as trimming (makes no sense hanging onto it if it'll drive u mad) & deep conditioning weekly...They'll thank u🙏




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*Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH & Honey I'm Strong
*Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub)/ORS Hair Mayo, CRN Algae Hair Mask
*Leave-in's: Soultanicals, Pura Body Naturals, Alikay Naturals Lemon-grass spritz
*Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter
*Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
* LCSO Method

Last edited by MrsComboCurlz; 04-23-2012 at 07:44 AM.

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