My ends are very dry and thick. What can I do to make them soft and curly?
Moisturizing your ends is a KEY element of length retention and softer hair. I also believe in sealing ends once your hair gets to a certain length (to protect from friction), but I’d say moisture is the top priority. When I apply conditioner, deep conditioner, or leave-in conditioner, I always pay extra attention to my ends to ensure they are coated, especially now that my hair has gotten longer. When it was shorter, it was easy to apply products, but now it does not always travel to my ends and I need to add more. If you need moisture, but also want to focus on keeping your ends strong, look for a moisturizer or conditioner that contains hydrolyzed wheat protein lower on the ingredients list to strengthen hair a bit.
If you are having issues with frizzy or straight ends, it is very likely that you need a trim. Rough ends may be alleviated with a good dose of moisture, but it’s also important to trim as needed to get rid of dead ends. Remember, our ends are the oldest part of our hair and can be years old.
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