Miracle products for super dry/breaking ends?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Birdiebaby4:  I would do some moroccan oil hair treatments but don’t overdo it because overdoing masks can damage your hair.  Something about too much protein messes with it.

I will say this – your hair will look 100x better in photos if it’s a few inches shorter than some fried, frizzy ends.   You might want to just bite the bullet, cut it now and keep your hair healthy.  No heat styling until the wedding!

Post # 4
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree about biting the bullet and just getting rid of the bad ends.  I lost a lot of hair at the beginning of the year and the bottom few inches of my hair were straggly and sparse.  When I cut them off, my hair looked 100% better even though it was shorter.

Post # 5
2056 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i agree with moroccan oil, but i also can not speak more highly of coconut oil!!!! not refined, the proper stuff, here its at the supermarket for $9 – its AMAZING. and not just for hair, but for skin rashes, under eyes, ecxema (spelling) basically everything, i LOVE it. cooking too obviously haha! so good for your hair!!

Post # 6
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

PP is right, a good haircut will make a huge difference. Spraying “It’s a 10” leave-in conditioner on my hair while wet and rubbing biosilk oil on the ends after blow-drying made the world of a difference when my hair was fried from bleach. I highly recommend both products, they aren’t drug store brands but are still affordable as a little goes a long way!

Post # 7
14 posts

Stop straightening.  I color frequently and my stylist said ABSOLUTELY NO to the straightening iron.  I’m allowed to use the hot-air brush, which tames and relaxes my hair with some style, but less heat is involved.

Doing a moisturizing masque once a month is fine.  And trim those split ends just a bit–your hair will be healthier in the long run.

Post # 8
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Redken Extreme Anti-Snap. It’s brilliant!

Post # 10
382 posts
Helper bee

I agree with PP that you may want to bite the bullet and cut the dead ends. I’d say cut all of them because as they split they will move up the shaft and damage the rest of your hair but even if you just cut some it will make a big difference. You could cut a few inches and keep trimming as it grows if you’re worried about length. Also, if you want to improve the health of your hair I advise stopping altogether or greatly reducing the amount of heat you use on your hair before the wedding. Heat protectants are helpful but they don’t stop all damage and it’s kind of counter-intuitive to do the work to restore your hair health while simultaneously adding new damage.

Also I TOTALLY second @nearlymarriedlass:  suggestion about coconut oil. I like the extra virgin, organic, unrefined (basically as minimally processed as possible) and studies say that kind is the best. You can get it from like Trader Joe’s or Amazon and  it’s relatively inexpensive. It is literally amazing. It greatly improves the appearance and health of your hair. If you do a google search or look at some youtube videos you will see a lot of helpful information and how-to videos.

Post # 11
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Even if you’re growing your hair out, you need to trim periodically. Split ends travel up the hair shaft over time, eventually causing your entire head to be one giant frizzy mess. Taking off half an inch every 4 months is not going to make you have “short” hair.

And the fact that you’re blow-drying and straightening with a flat iron every few days just makes it all the more important to trim.

Post # 12
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@applecat:  +1!

Get a nice trim and lay off the heat products. I use Pureology’s Hydrate hydracure conditioner and it’s amazing.

Post # 13
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I will forever swear by Lush’s R&B hair moisturizer.

Post # 14
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

@Birdiebaby4:  sorry, like PPs said, the damage is done and can’t technically be fixed. you really do need to trim it and majorly scale back on heat styling. also, don’t wash it every day. use a little dry shampoo for the between if you must. 

my ends look frizzy when my hair is damaged. I like controlling it with The Body Shop Coconut Oil Hair Shine. it will smooth flyaways and is moisturizing (many styling products have alcohol in them and can be drying – be sure to read labels). I add it to just the ends of my hair after it’s dry.

what do you use to dye your hair? bleach, box dye, etc? salon? are you going darker or lighter? if you’re going darker and using a 2-part ammonia-and-peroxide type of dye, that might be overkill. there are tons of “deposit only” color methods available that are way less damaging and actually work better. 

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