My hair is just super curly, and now it’s also super thin. I’ve never
dyed it, never relaxed it, it’s just good old fashioned natural
When I was 17 my hair was really full, curly and HYDRATED, but at 18
it started falling out. Now at 28, it’s held itself up as good as it
can. It’s just so thin and on top of that, it breaks so easily. When I
get my hair blown out I keep asking myself “why bother?” I see all of
these other girls who have that “OMG! She looks like she came straight
out of a novela! Damn!” I’ve asked what they use, but they say it’s in
the genes…and I guess it must be. Now, I’ve just started using
Nexxus’ Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor and it left
my hair looking really good….but I find that my hair still breaks
easily would you be able to recommend anything? Also, there’s
really no cure for thin hair is there? Anyway, thanks for any advice
you can provide, I hope you have a great day
Hola guapa! Bienvenidos!
First, I have some questions for you:
1. Is your hair dry?
2. How often do you blowdry?
3. Do you go to the salon, or do you do it at home?
4. Do you drink water?
5. What’s your diet like?
6. Is your hair thin or fine?
7. How often do you use a protein treatment?
Yeah, I know…lot’s of questions, but these are all factors that contribute to healthy/unhealthy hair.
If you hair is fine, then you have to learn how to handle it with kid gloves. If your hair is breaking, that’s a different story.
Since your hair is natural, I can only guess that the breakage, if it is indeed breaking, is coming from too much heat, too little moisture, too much pulling, too much or too little of something external. While many discuss the caustic nature of relaxers, one thing that I have noticed with my own hair is that my hair not as dry. Because my curls are looser, the natural oils that I secrete are able to make it down the hair shaft easier.
Now that I’m on the fence, trying to decide whether or not I want to relax again, I am experiencing a lot more dryness, brittle ends. So, I have to take extra care when shampooing, especially when combing. I make sure to moisturize and comb extremely gently.
There is also the chance that your hair problems might be hormonal. Hormones keep everything in balance. You ever see women with facial hair? We have all seen it. This is due to a hormonal imbalance. I’m not saying this is your problem, but cannot rule out anything, as I have not seen your hair and don’t know your history.
Keep a journal. Write down when you shampoo. What you use. Pay close attention to the amount of hair you lose.
Then try doing things a little differently. For instance, try a pre-treatment before shampooing, such as coconut milk, or the avocado mask. Then shampoo and deep condition as usual.
Also, if your budget will allow try Aphogee two step reconstructor. My stylist used emergencee and it was great until I started doing my own hair. It left my hair hard and crunchy and while it was supposed to make the hair stronger, I ended up combing a lot out, because it was just so unmanageable.
I personally, prefer Aphogee, because after the protein treatment, you need to follow up with the moisturizure and my hair has never, ever been difficult to comb afterwards.
This is just a starting point. Get back to me with the answers to those questions and maybe we’ll be able to figure out what will work for you.
In the meantime, treat your hair as if is thin AND breaking. What that means is, gentle, gentle, GENTLE. Comb as if you were combing a newborns hair and resist handling your hair as much as possible. The less your mess with your hair, the more you’ll keep on your head. Me entiendes?