thin ends /lead hairs update

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by your hair is your glory, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. your hair is your glory

    your hair is your glory New Member

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    i am a true believer of lead hairs . thanks to chicorro and others who encouraged me to wait it out instead of chopping it off.:grin: i will be adding a better update pic later so it will be easier to tell. it filled in alot

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  2. sheba1

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    OMG OMG OMG This is exactly the kind of encouragement I needed to see for my fine (albeit healthy) ends! Soooo beautiful! Thank you!

    Reggie please :blush3:
     
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  4. Bigmommah

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    This is so timely. Even though I won't be texlaxing until Jan (if I don't transition) I was so tempted today to lop off the un-even ends even though I know my hair grows more quickly on the left side.

    Thank you for sharing this!
     
  5. newbeginnings2010

    newbeginnings2010 Well-Known Member

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    Ditto! I was ready and prepared to trim after my relaxer even though I kept saying that I wouldn't. If they're healthy and not split, I won't be cutting anymore! Thanks!
     
  6. your hair is your glory

    your hair is your glory New Member

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    thanks! you can do it to. i wore lots of conditioner buns.

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    hard to tell but there is a tiny bit of growth. i believe thats my waist line, it is clearly touching. in april it was a little above.
     
  7. hair4romheaven

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    Your hair is BEAUTIFUL!!! But how you gonna come up in here with that gorgeous mane with no specs?? LOL natural, relaxed, regi, beginning of journey?? LOL
     
  8. Kurlee

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    this is right on time. I never cut mine either and in time, they catch up to each other. God knows if I kept trimming it would take forever and a day
     
  9. tenderheaded

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    So many people shout cut whenever hair is just uneven, not damaged or split. Your hair filled in nicely. There have been a few others over the years to post the same proof, but still some want to cut.

    Your hair looks great!!!
     
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    that is spectacular patience, I would have trimmed trimmed trimmed. Maybe I'll wait a bit before I cut now.
     
  11. Dragon_Of_Vaeros

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    That is amazing! I will think twice before I trim any thinness off next time. :)
     
  12. your hair is your glory

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    i am natural, last relaxer in 1995. i am in the hip length challenge. had a major setback in 08. i mostly bun i use suave conditioner and i dont rinse all out. just started aloe vera gel. the latch style was helpful. i wet it down before manipulating , conditioner or water. sometimes i seal with blue magic cocunut oil. i LOVE it by leaving it alone. i plan to be back in buns the next few days. ive been known to wear hats to keep from bothering it. just spray it down and put a hat on it
     
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    Wow, what a timely post. I have the same issue and I've been debating whether or not to straighten in December so I can trim off my ends (about 3 inches). The hairs are healthy, but they make my (straightened) hair look so bad in pics. :(

    Thanks for sharing, OP! Your hair is lovely!
     
  14. yamilee21

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    Beautiful progress. :D I'm staying right there with you in the Lead Hairs Club. :p to perpetually perfect blunt ends, :lol:. ;)
     
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    Wow, now I'm mad I always let my stylist talk me into trimming. Your hair looks gorg. Do you straighten when you wear buns?
     
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    Beautiful hair. :)

    I've believed in the phenom for years. I didn't realize they had a name though. Actually I forgot I believed in them and trimmed twice this summer. Oh well I'll be PS'ing through the winter and I'll make up for it then.
     
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    Your hair is beautiful! I too have problems with the lead hairs and I decided not to cut as well. Maybe by December when I plan to flat iron, they'll be caught up. If not, I still won't cut, but you know, I'm hopeful.
     
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    Thank you for this post. Your hair is beautiful. I also read Chicoro's book and was made a believer of lead hairs. I have not trimmed my hair in a year and just conduct S/D on split ends. I photograph my hair so that I can identify the lead hairs. I will photograph again in December to look at the progress and note how my hair is growing to catch up with the lead hairs.
     
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    Wow, I'm glad you didn't trim. Your hair looks great, nice and full. I am glad you started this thread, I see so many people with otherwise healthy hair with no splits, cut the lead hairs to even it up with the rest of the hair. Especially if you are protective styling you may as well leave it alone and wait for the rest of the hair to catch up.
     
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  20. Solitude

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    Thank you for this! I did a mini-trim and I've been tempted to cut more, but I think I'll wait it out.
     
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    Girl you betta PREACH! I won't be pursuing a blunt hemline until I am WL+ :)
     
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    THANK YOU! I have not worn my hair straightened for over a month. The last time I straightened my ends were full. Recently when I attempted to straighten it looked the back of my head was look kinda like "W" when it's usually "V". I was beginning to think I needed to completely give up on my wash n gos again. But I'm gonna hold out hope and just believe that I got some lead hairs in action. I know my hair is/has not been damaged.
     
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    Very interesting. So glad you posted!
     
  24. Sashaa08

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    Thanks for posting! As the others said-very timely. I was looking at my ends recently and wondering if I should trim them to even them (they aren't damaged-just thin). Now I think I will wait for a full trim to give the other hair a chance to catch up to the lead hairs.

    OP-beatiful head of hair by the way!
     
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    Thank you. I wish I would have read this thread in 8 months ago. I believed I lost tons of progress due to stylist trying to "even out" my hair.
     
  26. krissyprissy

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    Thanks for posting this! I have a problem with trimming right now because of my ends. I'm obsessed with thick ends and my length has suffered because of this.
     
  27. LoveLongLocks

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    Wow! Thanks OP, I have been mini trimming, dusting, ect., ect... and, now I feel encouraged to be a little more patient. Your hair looks great!
     
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    Question OP - did you dust at all, s&d method, or just completely leave it alone?
     
  29. SimJam

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    wow awesome hair. nvr heard abt lead hairs before.

    Not sure if u mentioned it and I missed it but how long did it take for the rest of your hair to catch up?
     
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    I'm hating myself right now :wallbash:....i trimmed all mine off a few months ago...so....yeah.
     

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