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thin ends /lead hairs update

kblc06

Well-Known Member
I knew that this is what was happening to my hair last month, but tell me why I cut almost 2" off anyway. Well I light flat-ironed my hair and is much thicker and close to the same length as it was when I cut. If I had kept those inches my hair would be practically WL by now :ohwell: - I need quit being so impatient
 

havilland

Magical Mythical Princess
OP YOUR HAIR IS GORGEOUS!

I too truly believe in lead hairs. I always wait before I trim.

I will baby my hair and stay away from heat, take pics and see how my hair progresses.

Pics are key ladies! If you compare monthly photos, your hair should start to look thicker, not thinner.

Last year I had to do a big trim because of thin ends that were actually getting thinner. Each month my ends looked thinner and thinner til I finally trimmed.

This year I hve lead hairs. In pictures I can see They are getting fuller every month.
 

Bnster

New Member
havilland

OP YOUR HAIR IS GORGEOUS!

I too truly believe in lead hairs. I always wait before I trim.

I will baby my hair and stay away from heat, take pics and see how my hair progresses.

Pics are key ladies! If you compare monthly photos, your hair should start to look thicker, not thinner.

Last year I had to do a big trim because of thin ends that were actually getting thinner. Each month my ends looked thinner and thinner til I finally trimmed.

This year I hve lead hairs. In pictures I can see They are getting fuller every month.

If you can pls post pics and OP thanks for the encouragement! Very impressive!
 

havilland

Magical Mythical Princess
@havilland



If you can pls post pics and OP thanks for the encouragement! Very impressive!

here is january 2010. my ends were thin and not healthy. they looked healthy when flat ironed.


this is my hair air dried with shrinkage in january 2010. you can see my ends were see through.


this is March 2010 - here you can see how the ends thinned over time. even with no heat and deep conditioning weekly. they still needed to be cut.


this is after i cut the ends off in april 2010


here is my hair air dried in april 2010 AFTER the cut.


this is my hair in january 2011 --- you can barely see my lead hairs starting. i cut my hair into a u shape. the V is back.


this is ---january 2011 after i air dried in twists


hopefull you can see how my lead hairs are starting to creep down my back. they start to form a V. i dust them to keep them healthy. they aren't that bad YET.
however, the difference is VERY CLEAR from when my ends were thin this same time last year. HTH
 
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Softerlove

New Member
Subscribing!

i have the same issue, and while my hair stylist wants me to cut them, I always believed that doing so would slow my progress. So the goal is to protect them until everything fills in.
 

Janet'

Well-Known Member
I will come back to update after I do a length check next week...Team Lead Hairs!!!


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mostamaziing

Hi I'm Chrissy (✿◠‿◠)
ihad a long tail of hair growing awhile back and the lady cut it :cry2: iwish she would have left it alone! you couldn't even tell if it were inna ponytail but when iwore my hair down it looked like a "hair piece" :( my auntie thought so anyway..

my hair grows much faster in the back. the left side of my hair had FINALLY caught up with my right side :bouncy:

wet bunning and conditioning weekly really helped ithink :yep:
 

Ediese

New Member
Thanks for posting! I wish I had listened when someone told me the same thing. My before pic looked similar to yours. I hacked off about 6". lol
 

Vintagecoilylocks

New Member
This is a good post. I am now working my way back from 4 years of shedding. At this point I would have to shave my head so I am making sure I have no splits and will be patient for the very looooooong journey. I still have the lead hair thing and very pronounced layers because of the different growth speeds of my head.
So thank you to the OP. I won't feel so all alone in this sea of beautiful thick hemlines on this site:yep:
 
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LynnieB

Well-Known Member
For some reason, I always find myself laughing whenever I come across the term "team lead hairs" :lachen:

To make a long, boring story short - my main computer needs a new heatsink fan and haven't gotten around to changing it out. Nearly all my pics are on that pc......sigh.

Anyway, on to the juicy bits. Here's a leading hair 4 month update w/comparison pics from December, 2010 vs. April, 2011 (did a 1/4 inch dusting/trim/whatever).


(December, 2010)
(April, 2011)


I can see the difference as more hair starts to fill in. My plan is to go til the end of the summer to see how much more my crown will catch up (most of it is WL but got some stragglers) and go from there.
 

Lita

Well-Known Member
For some reason, I always find myself laughing whenever I come across the term "team lead hairs" :lachen:

To make a long, boring story short - my main computer needs a new heatsink fan and haven't gotten around to changing it out. Nearly all my pics are on that pc......sigh.

Anyway, on to the juicy bits. Here's a leading hair 4 month update w/comparison pics from December, 2010 vs. April, 2011 (did a 1/4 inch dusting/trim/whatever).


(December, 2010)
(April, 2011)


I can see the difference as more hair starts to fill in. My plan is to go til the end of the summer to see how much more my crown will catch up (most of it is WL but got some stragglers) and go from there.

LynnieB Your hair is still very pretty...Cant wait to see it at the end of summer....


Happy Hair Growing!
 
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