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!
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?
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
CON red, inecto-co, invisigel.
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!
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.