Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > General Discussion about Curly Hair

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
 
Suzzette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 76
Default my ends!!

My ends are so dry and I will be getting my hair cut next week. Is there any way to prevent my ends from getting so dry? my daily routine is
co-wash with Lavender Suave
then detangle my hair with Lavender Suave and leave it in for a while.
later rinse upside down
i use Lavender Suave as a leave in and Set Me UP as my gel
i wrap my hair in a towel and leave it there for five mintues
later i just let it hair dry.
any ideas whats making my ends dry?
Suzzette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 12:31 PM   #2
 
sonny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 574
Default

add extra conditioner to ends.
__________________
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. ~.Martin Luther King Jr
sonny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 322
Default

RANDOM THOUGHTS:

*Does it contain protein? Kreatin? If so you should maybe leave away protein for a while.

*Do you use Oil? SOme peoples hair doesn't like it ,but the main idea is to lock in moisture. You don'T need a whole lot ,a drop will do (Olive oil ,Jojoba)

*Does your Gel contain silicones? My favorite gel had silicones in it.Could be build up.You would need shampoo for that...

*I do a damp bun evernight and it has helped me so far.

*Maybe you overcondition.



Geez I really can't tell, but I hope this helped a liiiittle bit.
Parasol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 01:25 PM   #4
 
Suzzette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 76
Default

i was thinking the same thing, but i think its the lack of protien. my ends feel brittle not soft they are not poofy. well thank you for giving me ideas!
Suzzette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
 
redcelticcurls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14,014
Send a message via Yahoo to redcelticcurls
Default

Maybe you need a richer conditioner for the ends than just a Suave conditioner?

Protein makes one brittle, but usually more than just the ends
__________________
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
redcelticcurls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 02:20 PM   #6
 
katethegreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 847
Send a message via AIM to katethegreat
Default

When my ends feel really dry, I take about a teaspoon or so of olive oil and massage it into the ends (when my hair is slightly damp). Then I twist it into a pretty tight bun and tie a washcloth around it so my pillow doesn't get oily. That way I can sleep on it and let the moisture absorb into the ends.
__________________
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us."
-Marianne Williamson
katethegreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 02:21 PM   #7
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,634
Default

I agree you might need a richer conditioner. You can also try adding honey to your current condish and see if that helps.
jeamaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 04:15 PM   #8
 
RozettaStone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 694
Default

Do you only CO-wash and you use only the Suave? You don't do a regular conditioning step, or do DT? The Suave and VO5 COs work for me only as a CO-wash. I don't find them to be conditioning at all. So I CO-wash with my VO5, do a real condition for a few minutes with something richer like TJ Nourish or Activate, and then I use more of same or another product as a leave-in. I also do DTs every few weeks that are full of rich stuff. You can rub some olive or coconut oil on your ends, too. You can do it before you go to bed & wash in the morning or you can put it on after your hair is clean and leave it in.
I'd guess you just need more conditioning, and probably throughout all your hair not only your ends. I doubt you need protein.
__________________
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs
RC color
RozettaStone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 04:33 PM   #9
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 300
Default

I agree on the fact that you might need a richer conditioner
__________________
3a/3b Mod CG
CURRENTLY EXPERIMENTING!

excited2buy:
Hello Hydration CO & LOOB


Owner Of CG Recipe Website: www.freewebs.com/triplecurl
ttripleblonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 07:29 PM   #10
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,353
Default

I agree about trying a richer conditioner. I was using only Suave and VO5 for a while, but I recently tried the Original Aussie 3MM (once I left it on overnight), and that has helped a lot. I also oil my ends sometimes with coconut oil if I know I'm going to wet my hair the next day. (It's so easy for me to get too much.)
__________________
Life with Lydia

Brown_Eyed_Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Trending Topics[-]hide

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com