DearNatural23DearNatural23 Posts: 9Registered Users
I am getting really frustrated with my hair. :angry4: When i combing it with a wide tooth comb it still breaks and when i am done there is like a palm size ball of hair on the floor. And i'm just speechless :pale: I was reading online and learned that people " baby their ends". My hair grows up instead of growing down, so i call that Afro hair. If i were to "baby my ends" I would involve me fighting with my hair to absorb the pomade or moisturizing cream and combing them in a ways so they do not break as often . My friends are always telling on how they went natural and they are sooo in love with there hair. My friend Brittney told me this " Guilda girl if you go natural (*snaps fingers*) you are gonna love you hair girl!" But really she said that.

So i don't want to keep you here for long can anyone here give me tips and suggestions on how too grow out my 4b black hair.

Here is how long i want to grow my hair:natural-hair-growth-4.jpg

And this is how my hair looks now :(In extensions ) 6741_475674695834765_1891118198_n.jpg


  • Ravon08Ravon08 Posts: 29Registered Users
    Moisturize your hair. Deep Condition once a week. Try castor oil on your edges.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Stop combing your hair and switch to finger combing, small sections, start at the ends and work up, take plenty of time, consider switching from dry detangling to only when dripping when and coated in loads of a 'slippy' conditioner. Many curlies do not brush, wide tooth comb or even finger comb their hair daily, some never ever use anything but fingers to detangle.

    Secondly is it definitely breakage or shedding? Are their roots on the hairs? At what point is it breaking off, little pieces of long ones? If you have severe breakage you may simply need a proper trim unfortunately, some hair cannot be salvaged. As you are finding healthy hair and damaged hair can tangle together.

    Consider carefully your hair properties, dew points/ humidity, the ingredients of the products you are choosing, the protein-moisture balance. Pomades and many creams/ puddings are not moisturising, they are often heavy on oils and butters so don't actually add or increase hydration (water = moisture) they can only seal it in. Many oils and butters do not absorb, it really depends on the fatty acid profile (lauric acid and oleic acid are proven to penetrate).

    Ingredients that are good for porous or damaged hair include coconut oil, hydrolysed protein, ceramides and panthenol. Depending on your dew points combine these ingredients with humectants (attract water) like aloe vera or honey. Healthy hydrated hair has to come before length or you will just have splits, breaks and nasty ends.

    Do be aware that extensions can put stress on and damage hair. Good haircare is often said to be treating hair like a cashmere sweater, and very few stylists do that. Also if you have hard water or go swimming be sure to chelating wash to remove the mineral deposits or chlorine as these can make hair dry and tangly.
    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

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