Growing out hair, need help preserving ends?

chandler.rogchandler.rog Registered Users Posts: 2
Hello, i've been on my natural hair journey since October of 2010, I did the big chop December of 2011, and I will be 19 months natural July 26. my hair is about 11-13 inches all around, i'm trying to grow it to about 16-17 inches by my two year mark (right under chest) my hair is close to the middle of my chest area now, but my ends seem to get dry and I have to trim them often, but I want to slow the trimming process, what can I do to keep my ends healthy for longer?


  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Registered Users Posts: 3,750 Curl Neophyte
    What is your full routine?

    Really you need to identify why your ends are damaged: do you need to clarify or chelate, are you not trimming all the damage off each time so it's travelling up the hair, are they getting damaged when styling, are you overdoing the 'moisturising' or oiling?

    Ingredients which can help patch repair damage include hydrolysed protein, coconut oil, ceramides and panthenol.
    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
  • InkandConverseInkandConverse Registered Users Posts: 20
    Do you use heat? Do you gently comb with either a wide tooth comb or your fingers only when hair is wet? How often do you protein treat or deep condition?

    Send us your hair properties and routine and we'd be able to help you out a little more. :o)

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  • CURLYanddy_CURLYanddy_ Registered Users Posts: 198
    I second these two. We need more information so we can help you.

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  • WintaWinta Registered Users Posts: 24
    When i first started growing my hair out I had the same problem. My hair was hard to brush thru and generally made me miserable any time I had to do anything with it. It was mostly because I was new to trimming my own ends and this let a lot of the ends that should've gone stay. Of course, like everyone else says you should update more information.
  • Aliciamelena87Aliciamelena87 Registered Users Posts: 68
    It may help to keep your hair up and moisturize your ends more often than the rest of your hair. Good luck.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Registered Users Posts: 1,354 Curl Neophyte
    have you tried sealing with a light oil? i always keep my ends sealed, i havent had a cut/trim in over 2 years and my ends are still great. now that my hairs getting long, almost BSL ive noticed that i got to keep it put up, so i always bun it, it keeps the ends safe and tucked in. and doesnt tanlge

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
  • LoveLongCurlsLoveLongCurls Registered Users Posts: 53 Curl Neophyte
    I get a trim on my ends every 6 months and don't really need it any more often than that and I just got it trimmed today (literally 4 hours ago lol) I'm so happy that my ends are nice and healthy and I barely got much trimmed off. I'm running out of the products I love to use so my regimen has been off due to that and stress but I am officially stress free and things are looking up!

    So starting today I'd like to get more in gear on my regimen (and of course stock in more product soon if possible). I think I'm going to wash my hair once a week as usual and do a deep condition once a week and co-wash any other day necessary and for any styling use my typical creams (in my siggy) and wrap my hair in my satin cap every night and sleep on my satin pillowcase as usual and I think I'm going to start oiling my ends every night before bed because my ends aren't bad but after 6 months I get the same length and the exact same amount trimmed off and I keep maintaining this length that just touches the bottom of my bra strap. Oh and I also want to start paying more attention to doing hot oil treatments once a week as well and not slacking.

    Do you guys have any suggestions of what else I can do to keep my ends healthy? :D
    3B, Thick, High Porosity, High Density
    Length: Waist Length curly
    Goal: Hip length curly/Classic length straight
    Beginning of hair journey: Sept. 27th, 2012 :)

    Shampoo: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo
    Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
  • JohariJohari Registered Users Posts: 673
    Moisturize your ends more often maybe do green house effect.

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