Hopeless , trashed hair that I've tried so hard to repair Help plsby Daisy020913Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
Hi everyone . This is my 1st post hope you all receive it well .
Ok here's my hair story . My hair was severely bleach damaged by a hairdresser a year ago . It was like chewing gum when wet , snapping and generally a nightmare . I cut off as much as I could bare to loose and have been having regular trims since . My new hairdresser still doesn't want to colour it as it's still pretty bad .
What I don't understand though and what I was hoping someone can help with is why dispite having tons of trims , keeping heat off it ( unless I had to use and I then used heat protection ) , expensive ( kerastase ) products & treatments, silicone based products , silicone free products ( which my hair hates ) & countless olaplex stand alone treatments my hair ( on the ends . Last 6") actually feels worse .
The last 6" of my hair feels dead , dry , crispy , hard almost , it easily tangles and matts and will not hold any kind of bend or curl when styled . I don't get it at all ? I've religiously followed a care regime so why in the last 3 months has this happened ? The rest of my hair is improving
I really really hope someone can help because I don't know what Else to try
Thanks x x x
by katoxPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
Dry and crispy sounds a bit like protein overload to me but I'm no expert so hopefully some other peeps on here will be able to help. :) Have you tried used coconut oil on it or argan? If so and you've still seen no improvement I would sorely be tempted to get it cut off, I understand that you don't really want to go down this route but I fear that in keeping the damaged hair that damage will eventually travel up your hair shaft and cause splits and basically ruin the healthy hair you have successfully grown out.
(BoOop!}--- \\(' v ')//
by pandaprestonPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
I am assuming that the six inches is remaining from the damage you suffered from previously. If so, that hair is damaged and cannot be repaired. Hair can be made to feel more normal, but repairing what's damaged is not possible. Sounds to me like you should just cut that six inches off and start again. I know you probably do not want to read this, but it's the best solution I can think of, as it sounds to me that you've done everything I can think of as far as making your hair look and feel more healthy.
by ZombiiPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
I also think you should cut the 6 inches off. Right now you're delaying the inevitable because there is no way to "fix" that part of your hair. You can glue it back together with protein and slick the cuticle down with silicone but the underlying damage is permanent. A year of good regrowth still gives you some length to work with though! You could get a long pixie/short bob or an undercut or anything else you've wanted to try but haven't because you like long hair. You have options here, is all I'm saying. :)
That dry and crispy feel does sound like protein overload and if you're set on keeping the length until you've grown it out more, you'll want to get out the extra protein and avoid it happening again in future. If you're using a lot of products that have protein in them (usually "nourishing" or similar), they can build up and cause breakage. Counter that with moisturizing products---but be sure to check that there isn't protein hiding in there---Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist is a good one and I don't think it has extra protein. It usually isn't recommended to do protein treatments more often than once a week unless your hair is seriously overprocessed (like if you were platinum blonde and maintaining that). If once a week is too much, do less. It's tricky to find a balance but it's important to keep your hair as healthy as possible, especially if you're going for long.
by LoonPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
I have had a lot of luck with the Shea Moisture deep conditioning masks and I also pre-oil and braid my hair often. I cut off several inches when it was feeling too tangly and breaking and that made a huge difference. I also baby my hair and don't use shampoo very often and I have cut down my processing to a gentle base breaking of regrowth every four months or so. I use semi's most of the time.
if only we knew what we know after our mistakes. Luckily you can grow your hair back and you will have better shinier healthier hair to show for it.
by Daisy020913Posted 2 years, 3 months ago
Wow thank you for all your replies .
I just can't understand what I've done wrong and I really wanted to figure it out . Not wholely to save my hair , more the fact it's bugging me and I don't want to make the same mistakes again . Obvs the awful hairdresser has gone but my hair was coming back then all of a sudden it's changed its mind again !!!!
To my knowledge I don't use any protein . Most of my products are oils or frizz fighters ! This is what made me think could it be olaplex ? It's the only new thing I've used . Everything else I've been using for years .
I think you are all right . I need to loose the damage . I have been thinking of chopping it off . I am so gutted though :(