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Old 12-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
 
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Red face Breakage no matter what i do, how is that possible?

I'm new so forgive me if i'm doing this all wrong.. I have read some posts on here but i got mixed answers.

My hair doesnt really have problems with protein. My hair dresser told me to do an aphogee treatment which i did ( the one that make your hair hard) because i had some random pieces of breakage.. Actually started when the weather got colder..

So i did it, and it seems to me i have more breakage after i did it, i'm not sure if it was the protein treatment or because its getting colder and colder.I have thick coarse hair, 3b,3c, and very little 4a pieces around my head. So complex lol.
I do take multi vitamins, and biotin, i'm buyin more msm i ran out a month ago.

I HAVE NOT got a trim all year, the only time my hair was cut was when i big chopped the beginning of 2012. Is that bad? Maybe i just need a trim to help the breakage?

I did try a deep moisturizing conditioner, curl junkie rehab, doesnt seem moisturizing enough for my hair.. smells good though

ANY suggestions for

DEEP conditioners - no protein

Leave ins - no protein or very little.

Thank you my beautiful curly girls ^_^
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
 
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Yes, you need a trim!! When your hair ends have split, they will just keep splitting higher. There is no 'cure' for this. The only way to stop it is to get a trim.

Tips for preventing split ends: keep your hair nourished and moisturized. Oil your ends. Do not wear wool (or any other rough fabrics). Do not wear hoods. Do not use any sulfates. Use a satin or silk pillowcase.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
 
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Wool is not necessarily rough, although this is a common misconception. Fine wools are actually gentler than acrylics.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #4
 
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Thank you both for your reply. I have a satin pillowcase but i think im going to buy a silk one next week, i heard the silk doesnt snag your hair as the satin still does! I only use sulfates when i need like a deep scalp cleaning. I will get a trim then! the back needs it most. i sleep on my back mostly lol that is probably why. again thank you both~~~!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
 
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A deep conditioner I'm really loving is the bee mine protein free deep conditioner. Smells like heaven and works very well on my curly hair. It has great ingredients, too. Beemineproducts.com I also have a review of it in my blog if you want to read up on it more. http://ricciolina.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/bee•u•ti•-ful-moisturizing-deep-conditioner-review/

Do you protective style a lot during the winter? Pardon, but which area do you reside in? My hair is more prone to breakage in the winter(the cold dry air here in nj) so I wear buns a lot more and twists, as well.

This isnt breakage related but rather growth related...Have you tried scalp massages too? What I do almost daily in the shower is I scrub my scalp with a shampoo brush in a gentle circular motion with whichever cowash I'm using that day (or you can use the pads of your fingertips.) It feels good, too. It will help stimulate your scalp and clean up any build up that may be covering your scalp. Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
 
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A deep conditioner I'm really loving is the bee mine protein free deep conditioner. Smells like heaven and works very well on my curly hair. It has great ingredients, too. Beemineproducts.com I also have a review of it in my blog if you want to read up on it more. http://ricciolina.wordpress.com/2012...tioner-review/

Do you protective style a lot during the winter? Pardon, but which area do you reside in? My hair is more prone to breakage in the winter(the cold dry air here in nj) so I wear buns a lot more and twists, as well.

This isnt breakage related but rather growth related...Have you tried scalp massages too? What I do almost daily in the shower is I scrub my scalp with a shampoo brush in a gentle circular motion with whichever cowash I'm using that day (or you can use the pads of your fingertips.) It feels good, too. It will help stimulate your scalp and clean up any build up that may be covering your scalp. Good luck!

Hello thanks for the reply! well i live in southern california its been about 45-65 here and rainy.. i trimmed my hair lastnight and as i shower tonight im going to see if i still have breakage .. i hope not =-( explains why my hair doesnt seem to be getting longer.. I will have to look up that beemine, something without protein is good for me.. as the curl junkie rehab does nothing for my hair. my hair is barely touching my shoulders after the trim, so its kind of hard to do buns. i think maybe i should get an oil to seal my ends.. this winter is so harsh, its my first full winter natural! no i dont massage my scalp, i was going to use this "virgin hair fer." it has stuff in it that makes your scalp tingle but it also has mineral oil in it.. so ehhh. i dont think ill use it. im going to check your blog now!
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
 
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So this might be like creeper-stalky-ish, but I live in SoCal too! So I kind of understand. The weather has definitely been cooler, but my hair is loving the high dews.

My hair also is not really a CJ Rehab fan... it just doesn't do much for me. I had to steam my hair cuticles open (I have have low porosity hair) and it still didn't too that much---so I mixed it with some other conditioners/oils. (Which you should try if the base formula isn't working).

Errmm.. I do protective styling about half the time, and usually run a little bit of oil on my ends and roots (which are ironically usually the driest of my hair). I use jojoba oil and castor oil (really thick, and you don't need a lot of it.)

Before actually going to buy another deep conditioner, I'd just try adding some things to your regular con dish to make it more moisturizing. I usually mix a little bit of castor oil, and sometimes honey before caking it on my hair and then putting on a shower cap, followed by a heating cap (which I don't really heat half the time... my scalp does that). My hair loves this method, and the moisture is lovely.
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