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Old 03-30-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
 
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I've been natural for about 5 years now. I made the decision to wear my hair in natural styles a little over 2 months ago. I thought my days w/ the flat iron and the pressing comb were over UNTIL about 2 weeks ago.

I notice my hair was breaking, and I mean BAD. I was so devistated I cried for 2 days. I didn't have to BC, my hair BC'd itself. I went form having shoulder legnth hair to about an inch all over my head. I knew that my hair was not breaking when I wore straight styles (eventhought the heat was unhealthy). Should I go be to the flat itron? Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to get my hair back.


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Old 03-30-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
 
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Dont know if I can be of any belp, but what type of natural styles did you wear?
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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Default One way that you can repair the damage!

If you hair is that damaged you may need to go to a professional. There are a lot of professionals that specialize in curly hair and treating it. You just have to go through the phone book and call up the salons and ask if they have experince in dealing with curly hair. Heat is definitely not the way to go! It will only damage your hair more. Also, there are a lot of cute shorter hairstyles that you can rock now that your hair's length has changed!

Remember that us curlygirls are here to support you during the good and bad times! Please keep us posted on whatever you decide to do!
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:03 PM   #4
 
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It sounds like your hair just naturally got rid of the over damaged hair. Since hair is dead to begin with, it doesn't take much to push it into overkill. What is left is probably very healthy, you just have to make sure to take care of it properly starting now.

Head over to the General board and ask around for short haired curlies. There are alot of them, by choice and by BC. Find out how they wear their hair and products that work for them

And above all, enjoy what lies in the future. You have been given a chance to start over (even though I'm sure it feels more forced to you).

Your hair has a beautiful future now!!
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:12 PM   #5
 
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Hi ladies!!
I am transistioning from a relaxer(again!! ) to natural hair-It's been only5-6 wks but I can't stand this straight hair anymore! Anyway, I am not going to chop it all off this time but let it grow out. My question is, my hair is very soft,what would be a good conditioner to use on it? I'm doing the cg also . I work out 6 days a week, so I rinse my hairout, use a leave in(liquid type-called Daily Doctor) and I use the Break Free and MegaGrowth from the Profectives line-I also will be using their deep conditioner. I was wondering if the Profective line is ok for soft hair?? I really like this line but I noticed when my hair was natural if I used too much, my hair would be too oily. I don't use a lot now, after I rinse my hair, I air dry it and put the Break Free on(the pink one) and wear my hair in the half ponytail with the damage free ponytail holders.So far, my hair is not breaking, I do need to trim it though because its been 5 months. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Curly 47
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:23 PM   #6
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Curly47, I have tried ProFectiv hair moisturizers(the ones that come in a jar) in the past and they ended up weighing down my hair more than necessary, and I'm a type 3b. So unless your hair is as dry as the Sahara Desert, then I would only suggest you using their creams sparingly, if at all. I have also used Daily Doctor and found that it didn't impress me at all! okay.

If you plan to continue going the drugstore route, when it comes to buying your hair products, then why don't you consider these products instead:

Motions At Home Weightless Detangling Shampoo
Motions At Home Weightless Detangling Conditioner
Motions At Home Weightless Clear Hairdress

These products were specifically designed for people of color with curly, frizzy hair. You can find Motions products at your local Wal-Mart or Sally's, if interested.

If I hadn't already found a line that works for me, then I would be trying out these products on my own hair!
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Hi SYB,
I usually get my haircare products at Sally's but sometimes I get them at Rite-Aid. You are right, the Profectives does weigh my hair down,I'm almost done using it. Finished the Daily Doctor this am. Anyway, I will give the Motions line a try they have it at Sallys. I don't shampoo because it dries my hair out, but I condition it a lot! Thanks for the imput, I'll let you know how it works. Curly47
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:37 PM   #8
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Great!
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Originally Posted by newly_nappy1
I've been natural for about 5 years now. I made the decision to wear my hair in natural styles a little over 2 months ago. I thought my days w/ the flat iron and the pressing comb were over UNTIL about 2 weeks ago.

I notice my hair was breaking, and I mean BAD. I was so devistated I cried for 2 days. I didn't have to BC, my hair BC'd itself. I went form having shoulder legnth hair to about an inch all over my head. I knew that my hair was not breaking when I wore straight styles (eventhought the heat was unhealthy). Should I go be to the flat itron? Can anyone give me any suggestions on how to get my hair back.


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Sorry to hear about what happened to your hair. I agree with SYB that you should seek professional hair assistance. Hopefully this person can help you to nurse your hair back to help naturally!
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are you using products?
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