Frustrated With My Hair - New and Unfamiliar With Terms to Describe My Hairby XanthoconitePosted 1 week, 5 days ago
I'm new to this forum and came hoping I could get some help with the first steps of changing how I take care of my hair so it's more manageable to my prone to fatigue self. I tried to look up how to help my hair but realized I don't know exactly the meanings of words I see other use to describe their hair and I also just don't know how to describe my hair. I tried to look up hair terminology but only got help meant for writers to describe someone's hair artistically and people who are learning English. I would greatly appreciate a guide for how to describe exactly and specifically what is going on with my hair(in all ways which are relevant of course).
The best I can really do to describe my hair is: -That it's straight, but not like completely 1a straight. I can usually get it to be wavy by keeping it in a braid overnight, but anything more than light brushing will usually undo it quickly. -I like it long, and it is now long enough for me to accidentally sit on, and I want to avoid cutting as much as possible. -Each individual hair is very fine, but there are many of them so my hair as a whole doesn't look very thin. -It has a noticeable copper-y looking shine even when I don't spend much time in the sun, but especially when I do. -It has always stuck to itself in an irritating way which makes it never look or feel brushed and difficult to style(that last part is very frustrating because of my notable lack of fine motor skills. I can't do much of anything without help as is.) -Prone to issues like flyaways and split ends... I think. I don't know how to actually measure this. I don't spend much time around other people in person so I don't have anything to compare to. -I have dandruff, but Head and Shoulders is enough to help(but it tends to leave a weird residue on my hair that I usually get rid of with a second shampoo meant for long hair and claims to avoid striping your hair of needed nutrients so I figured if any shampoo would be good for the job it would be that)
While looking for advice for my hair, I found that the word "stringy" seems to describe how my hair sticks to itself, and my hair does often seem to have a lot of natural oil on it and other things from products mad to nourish long hair, and heard that too much oil/general overwashing might be the cause, but how would I get rid of the excess oil while still keeping my hair from breaking, splitting, and frizzing more than it already does? I prefer to reduce the risk of split ends because I do not hve the energy or patience to cut them myself and am not comfortable asking for help from the only in person people I know.
If this is not the place to go for general hair care advice pls direct me to where to go and sorry for taking up your time.