help! straight ends, frizzy, broken
Hi all! I've been desperately seeking help with my hair problems so I figured this would be a good place to post. I once had very thick but smooth curly hair. After a year of incessant hair dying, flat ironing for dance and going through xanax and various anti-depressants (plus the stress of being 16 years old and in the midst of my junior year), I now have this:
^note my sad face
My hair gets greasy very fast and I shampoo a lot (probably more than I should). If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it!
You have beautiful eyes! And I love your skin ^.^
What products do you use?
Typically with excessive heat use, the hair can become heat damaged. You might want to try a series of protein treatments to see if you can bring some life back to your hair!
Use a gentle conditioner (3) and leave in conditioner. Gentle b/c you don't want to shock your hair by giving it too much of something. One thing I found out about my hair is that water and lack of product dries it out more than anything else. After you condition, leave about 20% of the conditioner in your hair (4) and then use a light leave in conditioning spray (5), followed by a gel or styling product to lock in the moisture (6). Sparingly... A little will go a long way... Don't over do it...
~Are you using HOT water to wash your hair? Use luke-warm water to wash and then cold while rinsing (don't forget to leave 20% conditioner in).
~Make sure your diet is full of protein. Sea minerals also help my hair a ton.
Don't give up! You are beautiful and you've got this!! :thumright:
(these names are not accurate, but a quick amazon search will find them)
Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo
GPB Protein Conditioner
Hope that helps! As far as sealers to keep in your moisture, I am still trying to find a good one... but have heard GREAT things about Aveda's Humectant Pomade.
These ladies have given you great advice so far, so I just want to echo them. Be gentle to your hair. Cut out the damaged ends. Since your hair is curly, you'll want to be extra mindful of having a balance of moisture and protein in your products. It'll be helpful to figure out your hair's properties (porosity, texture, etc) to find what products will work best for you: Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics Check out the signatures of other CurlTalk users with the same properties as you – it'll set you on the right track! HTH.
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