hair too tangly - time for a haircut?

I've posted here on another thread about growing my hair out, which I have been doing since the end of January of this year. I have so far resisted the temptation to even get a trim, just to get some length going on before having it trimmed well again. I've been trimming my bangs only this whole time, as I don't trust myself to even touch the rest of my hair. In the last couple of weeks though, my hair has gotten more tangly, and this is with no change in products or anything. Is it really time to bite the bullet and see my haircutter? The length doesn't look bad, and my husband really doesn't want me to cut it at all right now. I just can't stand this tangling at the slightest provocation, and I don't want clumps of my hair coming out with removing tangles, if that makes any sense? Anyone here with anything similar after going a LONG time without a haircut of any type? Help!
health-conscious, visionary artist in transition
You could need a trim but you could just need a deep treatment also.

I've gone years before without a trim. Usually if I'm tangly I need a leave in , or a deep conditioning treatment or just a thicker conditioner as my rinse out.

Now if it's just at the very ends, hair is oldest there and will be dryest and more prone to tangle there for me.
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
What's a good deep treatment, and how do these differ from stuff like "reconstructors" or moisturizing conditioners? Is a deep treatment a protein treatment that needs to be followed by a moisturizing conditioner? I'm clueless about this stuff! For an alternate treatment, I've just been using the conditioner that comes with my haircolor, and a conditioner for color-treated hair the rest of the time. Yes, the ends of my hair are feeling dry no matter what I do. Also, I've had bad luck with supposedly good conditioners - my hair did NOT like K-Pak, for instance, and the KMS Curl-Up products were a disaster. I've had conditioners leaving my hair feeling simulataneously dry, coated and greasy all at once, or weighed down, or would leave my hair too slippery and the curl would droop(I have mixed-texture, 2C 3A hair)No high-end recs please, as I'm on a strict budget - thanks!
What's the longest you went without a trim?
health-conscious, visionary artist in transition
good and cheap: creme of nature shampoo (if you're using any) suave conditioner. you can ad some oil or honey to the conditioner for a deep treatment. using a little oil on your ends will also help with the dryness. good oils are jojoba, avocado, almond, coconut, castor. shea butter is also good for dry hair. HTH
type 3b.
modified CG.
CON red, inecto-co, invisigel.
I've gone 6 months without a trim for sure. I was growing my hair out. I did take a real tiny bit off the ends after that since it was feeling rough just at the ends.

I just use my regular conditioner for a deep treatment and add in a little almond oil to it and just leave it on longer and use one of those heat caps from curlmart.
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
Not to guano the thread, but I'm in S.F. too Cara!~
3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
Hi CurlyQTPie! Who do you go to in SF for haircutting that you like? My last haircutter was very good, but I'm always curious. May have to bite the bullet and least get a trim and cleaning up the shape - I know it would behave better if I did!
health-conscious, visionary artist in transition
Wish me luck - I have an appointment with my haircutter on Thursday to end this tangly misery. I did do a DT which made things feel better for a couple of days, and some coconut oil(which my hair likes), but those ends really do need some trimming attention, and some reshaping. I want to have some nice length, but at the same time I want my hair to look GOOD! Yes, I know I'm going to have to sacrifice an inch or two of length, but if this is what it takes to get my hair back into shape after so long, then this is what I have to do. Reason I waited so long was because my hair was really pretty short back in January and I wanted to have something to work with the next time I got my hair cut.
health-conscious, visionary artist in transition

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