need help ASAP!

Hi curlies,
I have 3b hair and its been breaking at the ends. I notice the little white areas where it wants to break off. I asked my stylist about this and she recommended AntiSnap line by Redken. However, I just recently decided to go cc and have not used cones in about 3 weeks. Well this line is full of cones. What can I do about my breakage without having to submit to cones again??
Pelirubia,
Oh my, I'm so sorry this is happening. Unfortunately, despite what you may hear or read, you can't repair splitting or broken ends with product. Your hair stylist may mean well or she may be trying to sell product, but the only solution is to cut those ends of. Cones definitely won't help. I would start taking a multivitamin with lots of B supplements in it to strengthen the hair internally. Then get a good trim and don't use any heating tools (if you do) for a while. Keep the ends protected in an updo until you get the trim, but you will definitely have to get a trim.

Here is a great article about everything you need to know about split ends where the author also discusses those broken ends with the white damage area showing.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ur.html?cat=69

I hope this helps.
~belasuna
3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
CG since 7/27/09
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CW: protein free-cleansing creme
CO: protein free MRcondish
Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum
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thank you so much belasuna. I am really looking to prevent any further damage not really repair it. I just dont know what my hair needs right now to keep it from breaking, but I will try your recommendation. I am currently taking a multivitamin but not sure about the B supplement content in it. And, unfortunately I do blow dry my curls with a diffuser.
Ok. It sounds like the type of damage you have/had may be caused by stress on the hair, like when wearing a rubberband or clip on that area of the hair. By not doing this, you can prevent a lot of the damamge. Then I would just put extra LI on the ends to keep them super hydrated so as to prevent future breakage. This way you won't have to use cones to keep in moisture. Maybe this will work.
~belasuna
3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
CG since 7/27/09
Bella Curl Products
CW: protein free-cleansing creme
CO: protein free MRcondish
Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum
Lady of Elixir, Keeper of the Secret Blend, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
One thing that works well to help strengthen and prevent damage is Aphogee Keratin and green tea reconstructor. It is a spray you can get at Sally's. No cones! Use it before you air dry or blow dry.
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Its called trichorrhexis nodosa.

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