08-30-2013, 07:50 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
I've suggested ingredients that can help reduce further damage, but hair is dead so any improvements are always temporary. You would need to persevere for good results not just think about caring for those ends when you want to straighten your hair.
Your heat protection product is loaded with drying alcohol, same as hairspray, it also contains a humectant which can act as a heat protectant but equally might be causing problems. TBH since it's only every three months I'd use a silicone based heat protectant for the shine, slip and sealing/ anti humectant properties. Then shampoo it out with a product containing cocoamidopropyl betaine.
"Water, Alcohol Denat., Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate/Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Citral, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
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Also watch the temperature you use
THE NATURAL HAVEN: Straightening Facts :How hot is too hot?
It looks to me like your ends are much more porous and damaged than the rest of your hair, it may simply be your curly styling method/ products are disguising the damage and heat styling is revealing it since hair must be bone dry. Your hair cannot be in perfect condition one minute then fried the next then back to perfect condition.
If you have a smartphone or tablet download the free 'Curls on the Go' app, that will tell you the dew points/ humidity. At very high or low dews avoid the major humctants (glycerin, propylene glycol, honey) as these can attract too much water to porous or damaged hair causing frizz.
If you have Tesco or Asian grocery stores where you are get some KTC brand coconut oil, Schwarzkopf Gliss ultimate volume conditioner is good for protein and panthenol, L'Oreal Elvive Full Restore 5 repairing conditioner contains ceramides, protein and a little palm oil. These should be Curly Girl friendly, other products in the lines are not.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.
CO-wash: Inecto coconut
Treatments: Komaza Matani, coconut oil, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume, Inecto argan
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Experimenting with: going back to basics