What should I do? Get a wig? Extensions? Chop it off? Nothing?Posted 3 years, 4 months ago
Okay, so I'm just going to make it as short as possible...
I fried my hair to the point of no return LOL... I was too impatient getting to white/silver/platinum blonde....
So now my hair has broken in pieces/chunks where it's somewhat noticeable and even almost 4 weeks later, it is still breaking when I comb it, wash it, etc... I cut it a few days ago and now it is shoulder length, with one side noticeably shorter than the other... I couldn't even go for a layered bob cut hair style. My face does not go well with short hair.. I have like a round face? with chubby cheeks so I look fatter than I normally do with short hair.... I hate it. It's bugging the crap out of me... And I am the type of person that when my hair bugs the crap out of me, would either chop it off or bleach it. Aside from the length and obvious chunks missing, my black/dark brown roots are showing, probably a little over 1/2 an inch now... I am very tempted to bleach it, but I know I shouldn't.... But if I keep seeing it, I might do it, sadly... LOL.. Oh yeah, my hair broke off so much, that the back of my hair, near the top, it is obvious that I don't have much hair and you can see the roots clearly... unless I brush my hair back to try to cover it, but even still, I don't have enough hair anymore to fully cover it... Remember my hair is pretty white now, so dark roots just pop through like nothing...
I HATE IT. MY HAIR IS DRIVING ME NUTS. I MIGHT DO SOMETHING DRASTIC.....
So my "solution" to prevent that is to get hair extensions or a wig since my hair is pretty thin and still breaking. I have been doing hot oil treatment, no heat products, wash it once a week, etc.
by spookiPosted 3 years, 4 months ago
In your position, I would cut ALL of the damage off and wear a wig until it grew out enough to handle extensions. I had a former coworker that fried her hair and immediately got extensions put in and wound up with bald spots because her hair was too weak.
You should also add a protein treatment to your regimen to prevent more breakage. Joico K-pak DPR is a really nice one.
by Wicked_PixiePosted 3 years, 4 months ago
I agree with all of the above. All you can do is use a protein treatment to patch up the outside of the hair (Aphogee two step is the other good one) and Olaplex, if you have access to it, to repair the inside, and cut off all the damaged areas. When hair is so damaged it is breaking there is no chance of keeping it unfortunately. The damage will travel up the shaft rather like a rope that is frayed and unravelling, only a good cut will stop this. If the colour is bugging you, direct dyes are safe to use and a darker, shiny colour can help hair to look healthier. A halo type, flip-in extension is a safe option. It is on a wire so there is no tension on your hair. A wig is a great option though, then you can totally give your hair a rest from styling
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by AndyaPosted 3 years, 4 months ago
Cut off the damaged ends.
Suggest when washing and after rinsing let the hair air dry. Hear breakage is because the hair is too dry. Air dry the hair gives time for the scalp and hair t reabsorb lost moisture and breakage becomes less often.
These are suggestions.