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Most stylists don’t want to cut your hair off, but when a licensed cosmetologist sees ends that are dry, brittle and tangle easily he/she will encourage you to let that length go for the integrity of your hair. For naturals, this is why your ends always seem to tangle after straightening.
Growth is not determined by whether or not you cut your hair. Growth is based on genetics and internal proteins needed to produce hair follicles. Trims can help prevent breakage or further splitting to the scalp which will stunt growth and quicken the shedding phase.
Please shampoo your hair! With a professional product if possible. It is necessary to shampoo your hair once it begins to have a lot of buildups. If not your hair will become suffocated by-product. You must use a clarifying shampoo every week or two. Product buildup does not allow the necessary oils and moisture to get into the cuticle which may result in dryer hair.
Wet brushes do not create breakage, it’s the technique of the stylist on that particular curl pattern that may create damage. Always begin at the ends and work your way up towards the scalp when detangling with a wet brush to prevent snags and breakage.
There are products to cut dry time and will flat iron hair wet or damp. DO NOT USE. This will create damage to the hair strands. The hair must be completely dry to flat iron and minimize heat damage.
Many social media bloggers will tell you that you can apply oils to dry hair without applying moisturizers first. This is not good advice. Oils seal the cuticle and should be applied last. The most utilized oil is coconut but there are many more effective oils to use. Try out the avocado, jojoba, and grapeseed oil as well.
We recommend professional products because they have unique ingredients that actually make a difference in the outcome of your hair. Most truly professional products are not sold to unlicensed patrons. Think of drugstore shampoos as the equivalent to putting bad oil in a new car. The drugstore shampoos are the equivalent of putting conventional motor oil in your car versus synthetic oil.