(Closed) Long Hair Rats

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Have you tried a leave-in conditioner? You might just need a good trim of the ends!

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I get this every freaking day! I no longer put hairspary in my hair becuase it will then take an hour to bush out my rats and I lose a lot of hair! You must have fine hair too.

I have no idea how to stop the rats.

A trim would not do… unless that was to the shoulders 😉

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I use a detangler from Paul Mitchel. You can get it at any beauty supply store or sometimes from your hairdresser. I say sometimes because a lot of the hair dressers are going to there own line; at least where I live. The Paul Mitchel is the only one that I have found that works for me. I have baby fine down to my waist hair.

Post # 6
52 posts
Worker bee

I get rats beneath, too. My hair is wavy and coarse, but very fine around the hairline (upper and lower).

One thing that helps me is to trim off any split ends (my baby fine hairs tend to split and break verrrrrrrrrry easily) no matter where the split is occurring. It means your hairs won’t all be one length beneath, but it’s better than them wrapping around other hairs and snagging and causing a big snarl.

Another thing that I do is, since my hair is also dry, I oil condition it using either olive oil or coconut oil for an hour or two every week, and then wash out and condition and use a leave in conditioner. Interestingly enough, it doesn’t leave your hair a hot oily mess. The natural oils wash out easily with regular shampoo.

Oh, that’s another thing. Try not to use products and conditioners with silicones (they take a harsher shampoo to get them out), and use a gentle shampoo that doesn’t have sulfates.

A natural bristle brush is far better for your hair breakage than one with plastic or metal bristles.

There are plenty of websites for people who love long hair that tell a lot of the tricks of the trade.

Do you highlight or color your hair or process it in any way? Any chemical treatment (or heat treatment, such as a flat iron) will also strip your hair and encourage breakage.

Long, I know… hopefully it sparks something for you. 🙂

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