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Please, breakage question.

DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
For work, atleast 3/4 days of the week...sometimes 6, I'll wear my hair in a ponytail and use like a bristled brush to brush and slick back the top. I'm noticing a lot of little hairs all over the top and through my hair now. Can doing this be causing breakage? Idk how else to get my hair slicked back into a ponytail without using this brush and some hairspray. Please answer anybody if you may have some input. It's worrying me. I don't want this to break my hair.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    I'm being as gentle as i can. I'm just not sure.

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  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    It may be, especially if you have lots of root curl because then the curls will snag/rip more than if it were straighter, I would think. What kind of brush is it? Some kinds are worse than others.

    You could try just using your fingers to rake through any bumps, that's what I do! It takes a little longer but looks fine.
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
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    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    It may be, especially if you have lots of root curl because then the curls will snag/rip more than if it were straighter, I would think. What kind of brush is it? Some kinds are worse than others.

    You could try just using your fingers to rake through any bumps, that's what I do! It takes a little longer but looks fine.

    Yes i have 3b/3c root curl. And when i try my fingers it just won't smooth down. I may just try using conditioner and water then my fingers? Cause i normally do this when it's just dry. I'll find a picture of the brush!

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    pretty much like this.

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Anybody know, or had this experience?

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  • PRINCETONPRINCETON Posts: 872Registered Users
    Always run your brush under warm water to soften the bristles as you use it.

    Also, I've been getting those too especially on the sides of my head. I think I need to stop sleeping with the ponytail. That's probably doing the damage.

    Another thing is I need to train myself to condition and shampoo it differently now that its super long. I'm gonna have to do what I always dreaded seeing other people do: wash it in sections an style it in sections. Stop treating the whole head of hair like its just one big piece.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    PRINCETON wrote: »
    Always run your brush under warm water to soften the bristles as you use it.

    Also, I've been getting those too especially on the sides of my head. I think I need to stop sleeping with the ponytail. That's probably doing the damage.

    Another thing is I need to train myself to condition and shampoo it differently now that its super long. I'm gonna have to do what I always dreaded seeing other people do: wash it in sections an style it in sections. Stop treating the whole head of hair like its just one big piece.

    Wow, i do everything you said. Treating my hair like it's one big piece and sleeping with a pony tail. I'll definitely run it under warm water. My mom always did that. Never knew why. Thanks!

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  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    Have you looked closely at these little hairs sticking up - are they tapered at the ends? If so, they are probably just new baby hairs growing to replace the naturally shed ones.
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    What do you mean by tapered? Sorry, just want to make sure I'm clear on what I'm looking for. :)

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  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    I mean it tapers down to a fine point at the end. If it were breakage, it would look the same thickness all the way to the end of the shaft and possibly have a split end or a white dot.
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Oh! No they're all basically fine at the end. I thought that was my hair thinning and breaking. But it's probably new growth? I hope!

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  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    Yup! :tongue:
    No worries then! They are actually a good thing!
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
    image.php?type=sigpic&userid=75884&dateline=1412004981
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    LISA LISA wrote: »
    Yup! :tongue:
    No worries then! They are actually a good thing!

    Great! I no longer use that brush though, just in case...lol.
    But thanks, you're awesome!

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  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    Welcome :flower:
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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