If you hair is in that rough of a condition and nothing seems to be helping, then a big chop is definitely the way to go. Consider the short hair stage a prime opportunity to read up on healthy hair practices and coloring treatments that may not be so damaging.
really bad damaged 3b hair, should go for big chop?
i have a long 3b hair, last time i trimmed maybe three years ago? i know i shouldve done more often.. but my question is, should i go for big chop? they are really damaged, frizze like crazy... ive been dying my hair monthly to cover my grey roots, i use garica, sheba butter foam ones. ive been doing many kinds of treatments, doesnt help my hairs conditions. i can attach a pic of my hair, if you can see what my hair looks like. and let me know what i should do about my hair, i just want to have healthy curls to show off! ive always hate my hair for so long time because theyre unmanageable!!
NaturallyCurly just did an article about this! http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/how-to-fix-severely-heat-damaged-hair/
yes! I recently went from almost bra strap length damaged curls to chin length curls and my hair looks and feels amazing :).
Yes! I have type 3a hair and I went 4-5 years without cutting it because I was terrified of it coming out bad, during this period I also straightened my hair most of the time so my hair was incredibly damaged. I went to the best hair dresser in my area and told him what I wanted and he understood I still wanted to keep my hair on the longer side. He did cut off a decent amount of hair but it grew back so fast and ended up being 10x healthier and much longer than it ever was before. This was a year ago and I now only straighten my hair for special occasions and get trims regularly and my hair is very healthy- even though i started dying it too
If you don't want to go for the big chop, I'd just ask the hair dresser to first show you where they would have to cut to remove all of the damage so you're sure you would be comfortable with that length. then of course decide how short you'd like to go (:
GO FOR IT! it's definitely worth it if you want more defined curls and if you are confident in yourself that you won't go back to damaging your curls. Good luck!
I had the same thing, and I chopped my hair and it was so good afterwards, I have never seen my hair healthier tbh, I really do recommend cutting it.