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Atticus Girl
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Alright this has been occupying my mind for quite some time. I have thick, long, really straight black hair.. and I noticed that after I wash my hair I see little bits of hair sticking out which are a little curly/wavy. I decided to snip out a few to simply examine it.

They're wavy, and thick towards the top of the strand and towards the bottom it gets thinner to a thin looking end. In other hairs just like these, it's thick at the start, then gets thin, back to thick again, with a thin end. What the hell is going on?

I know I should trim every 2 months or so to get rid of split ends, but I'm trying to grow it nice and long to where my non-existant boobs are at


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i know how it is, my hair is like that. i used to have nice straight hair, and now it curls up if i dont blowdry it or towel dry it. and theyre perfect curls, too. i hate them, but my sisters jealous of me. i suggest you use a heavy conditioner (not only does it make it shiny, but it weighs down your hair to make the curls flatten out) and wrap your hair in a towel till its almost dry, then brush it until its completely dry. though, i dont know much, since my hair is still curly. :-P

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Atticus Girl
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Oh alright, thank you. But do you happen to know what causes hair to be like that?
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Well, it could be you've got a little damage, or it could be that your hair is becoming coarser as you age, something that's pretty normal and happens as a lot of folks get older.

Hair which may be en route to becoming grey or already is grey is also like that.


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wobblyheadedjane
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Do you blow dry your hair a lot, Atticus? I found that when I used to blow dry my hair, sometimes when the dryer was too hot, it would fry a few of the hairs, making them extremely curly. I stopped drying, and voila! No more curly hairs. (If you use a dryer to straighten/smooth your hair, you can use on a cool setting to get that effect without the frying.)
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quote:
Originally posted by wobblyheadedjane:
Do you blow dry your hair a lot, Atticus? I found that when I used to blow dry my hair, sometimes when the dryer was too hot, it would fry a few of the hairs, making them extremely curly. I stopped drying, and voila! No more curly hairs. (If you use a dryer to straighten/smooth your hair, you can use on a cool setting to get that effect without the frying.)

Nope, I never blowdry or do anything like that to my hair. All I do is wash it and comb it. But yeah, back when I used to blowdry it I noticed that those hairs got all wavy and stuff.


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Atticus Girl
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quote:
Originally posted by Miz Scarlet:
Well, it could be you've got a little damage, or it could be that your hair is becoming coarser as you age, something that's pretty normal and happens as a lot of folks get older.

Hair which may be en route to becoming grey or already is grey is also like that.


Yeah, extremely few of the hairs i snipped out were grayish/white. I normally use this horse shampoo (i hear it helps your hair grow faster) since it moisturizes my hair nicely and Selsun Blue to stop the flakes. And I wash about every other day.

What shampoo(s)/conditioner(s) are best to use to repair the damages?


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well i dont know about shampoos and conditioners but figure out what exactly is damaging it. if its too dry, get moisturising products. if its too oily, get a product that will dry it....
another reason for the change could be that your hair is changing. I have one friend who just turned 30 and her hair has changed basically every ten years (straight to curly, then blonde to brown, then brown and curly to blonde and wavy.) so its not uncommon, mine has changed too...

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I'm having a problem with my hair also. A few months ago, I got it permed and the next day I found that I had a big scalp burn in the middle of my head. I was highly upset and blamed it on the perm. The scalp burn has since gone. Well a couple of days ago, I got my hair permed again and the stylist told me I had a missing patch of hair in another spot. I told her it was the perm and she told me that I had a fungus in my hair. I admit that I don't take care of my hair like I should but it gets washed at least twice a month. I believe it is the perm I was using and I will never use that perm again. I was wondering if anyone had any input and could help me out a little? Thanks in advance.

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Atticus Girl
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quote:
Originally posted by momomo:
well i dont know about shampoos and conditioners but figure out what exactly is damaging it. if its too dry, get moisturising products. if its too oily, get a product that will dry it....
another reason for the change could be that your hair is changing. I have one friend who just turned 30 and her hair has changed basically every ten years (straight to curly, then blonde to brown, then brown and curly to blonde and wavy.) so its not uncommon, mine has changed too...

Hmm that's crazy (about your friend), but my hair has been the same throughout the entire 14 years of my life. I've never dyed it at all, the only thing I've done was get highlights which was a year ago.

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Originally posted by jill_bill_is_i: i suggest you use a heavy conditioner (not only does it make it shiny, but it weighs down your hair to make the curls flatten out)

Thank you! That really worked, and the majority of the wire-like, wavy hairs weighed down. I used that Thermasilk stuff and it worked great. Thank you very much!


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