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Diabetes with natural hair

BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I was diagnose with type 2 diabetes at a young age. When I was little my mom did my hair all the time, but as I got older I did my own hair. For some reason I am experiencing breakage (I will admit I am rough with my hair) and each time I detangle my hair I get a thousand curly small coils that aren't even considered strands. I want to reach bra strap length this year so what can I do to help my hair.

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  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users Curl Novice
    Hello :-) I too am a type 2 diabetic. I haven't noticed this problem. I would suggest conditioning and doing protective styling. I drench my ends in oil. I keep my hair in pigtails pinned back.

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    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am changing my hair care routine because my hair soaks up moisture really fast. What I plan on doing this year is growing my hair to bra strap length and then get a trim so my ends are nice and healthy for my next hair goal. I like to put my hair in twist for about a week so I guess I will extend the time to 2 months. I will be co washing, redoing the twist and and deep conditioning them.
  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users Curl Novice
    Ok I like your regimen. :) Diabetes runs on both sides of my family so there was no way around it. :( All I could do is the best that I can. :)
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC
    Leave-In: KCKT
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    My hair has stayed the same length since 7th grade and right now I'm towards the end of 8th. I will be so happy if my hair grows a few centimeters. I'm tired of it being shoulder length. If anybody has tips then please help me out.
  • BeckaMeadowBeckaMeadow Posts: 4Registered Users
    I'm not by any means a doctor or natural healer but it's been said that organic unrefined coconut oil is good for moisturizing the hair and scalp, healthy scalp, healthy hair. Some studies have said also introducing a little bit of it into your diet can help regulate blood sugar and helping with insulin. Don't stop using anything your doctor has told you to take or do, but do try giving coconut oil a shot in addition to your physicians instructions. I personally use coconut oil for a hair moisturizer, pre face wash moisturizer, pre shampoo moisturizer, and as a body moisturizer. you might just even need to do protein treatments for your hair to make it stronger. and please do not rip through your hair. add a little oil all over and then lightly release the knots by separating your curls.
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just began using coconut oil because and it is very moisturizing. Next Friday I plan on cowashing my hair and retwisting it.
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have a lot of shedding hair
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Have you seen a doctor about the microhairs and shedding? Is your diet clean and balanced, anti inflammatory and your weight in the healthy range? There are strong links between type 2 diabetes and various nutrient deficiencies or imbalances, these can easily have a negative effect on skin or hair. Select Vitamins and Minerals in the Management of Diabetes

    Other than that be gentle on your hair, be careful with your styling methods, regular up dos can cause a lot of damage as can dry detangling. If possible detangle slowly and gently in sections with a super wide tooth comb perhaps followed by a Tangle Teezer when hair is soaking wet and slathered in loads of a slippy conditioner.

    Damaged hair won't grow it will just break off or the rough parts snag on the healthier parts, your prime goal should be hair health and your secondary goal length. It's taken me two years to grow out the worst of my damage when I'd prefer to grow, but honestly it's not worth having a few more inches of horrible straggly rough looking hair. Agree coconut oil is amazing as are hydrolysed protein treatments.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Have you seen a doctor about the microhairs and shedding? Is your diet clean and balanced, anti inflammatory and your weight in the healthy range? There are strong links between type 2 diabetes and various nutrient deficiencies or imbalances, these can easily have a negative effect on skin or hair. Select Vitamins and Minerals in the Management of Diabetes

    Other than that be gentle on your hair, be careful with your styling methods, regular up dos can cause a lot of damage as can dry detangling. If possible detangle slowly and gently in sections with a super wide tooth comb perhaps followed by a Tangle Teezer when hair is soaking wet and slathered in loads of a slippy conditioner.

    Damaged hair won't grow it will just break off or the rough parts snag on the healthier parts, your prime goal should be hair health and your secondary goal length. It's taken me two years to grow out the worst of my damage when I'd prefer to grow, but honestly it's not worth having a few more inches of horrible straggly rough looking hair. Agree coconut oil is amazing as are hydrolysed protein treatments.

    I'm 5-9 pounds overweight. I'm eating healthy too.

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