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Dark40
January 7th, 2017, 08:04 PM
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me the difference between frizzy hair and split ends? And, can you tell me if frizzy hair means that it is damaged?

Nique1202
January 8th, 2017, 04:59 AM
If you want to compare split ends to frizz, you may have to be more specific about what you're calling "frizz". I've seen at least five different hair situations called "frizz" before. Do you mean the new growth wispies? Usually it's easy to tell those from split ends because the ends aren't split. Some kinds of frizz are signs of damage and some kinds aren't, but you really have to be more specific before we can help you with that part.

LadyCelestina
January 8th, 2017, 07:11 AM
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6UcaGq2n2Cg/hqdefault.jpg splits

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lin2j8TsHP1qd9chs.jpg frizz

http://haselnussblond.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/140920regrowth3.jpg regrowth (or breakage, in this case regrowth)

Dark40
January 8th, 2017, 03:40 PM
If you want to compare split ends to frizz, you may have to be more specific about what you're calling "frizz". I've seen at least five different hair situations called "frizz" before. Do you mean the new growth wispies? Usually it's easy to tell those from split ends because the ends aren't split. Some kinds of frizz are signs of damage and some kinds aren't, but you really have to be more specific before we can help you with that part.

Ok, I'm sorry that I wasn't being more specific about "frizz." I'm meaning it looking fuzzy or poofy on the ends.

Dark40
January 8th, 2017, 03:41 PM
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6UcaGq2n2Cg/hqdefault.jpg splits

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lin2j8TsHP1qd9chs.jpg frizz

http://haselnussblond.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/140920regrowth3.jpg regrowth (or breakage, in this case regrowth)

Thank you that really helps me out! Now, I understand the difference between the three.

Nique1202
January 8th, 2017, 04:14 PM
Ok, I'm sorry that I wasn't being more specific about "frizz." I'm meaning it looking fuzzy or poofy on the ends.

Still, that could mean a lot of things. Like I said, I've seen 5 separate causes of things all called "frizz", and they all have different solutions. None of them can really be confused with split ends, though, which is why I'm getting confused.

Dark40
January 8th, 2017, 04:44 PM
Still, that could mean a lot of things. Like I said, I've seen 5 separate causes of things all called "frizz", and they all have different solutions. None of them can really be confused with split ends, though, which is why I'm getting confused.

Yeah, that could be right, and yes it is confusing. Well, I have had frizzy type hair all of my life. Especially where I from is very humid, and in certain areas where I live now are humid. So, maybe that's a factor.

spidermom
January 8th, 2017, 04:45 PM
Before LHC, I always thought of frizz as that damage you get after a bad perm or too much bleach - that cotton candy look of hair all poofed out and unnatural. However, I've come to realize that a lot of people consider those shorter, newer hairs that stick up from longer, smoother hairs as frizz. They're also often called fly-aways, and somebody recently coined the term "spriggles" for them, which I love.

Dark40
January 8th, 2017, 05:03 PM
Yeah, me too. I don't mind it at all, and before LHC I have learned that there is nothing that I can do about my naturally frizzy hair. I don't even think that there is a product that I can use that will resolve the problem, and I certainly don't want to apply heat to it like a flat-iron every single day calling myself straightening it out.

Nique1202
January 8th, 2017, 05:04 PM
Yeah, that could be right, and yes it is confusing. Well, I have had frizzy type hair all of my life. Especially where I from is very humid, and in certain areas where I live now are humid. So, maybe that's a factor.

If your hair responds poorly to high humidity, then it could be that you're either not giving it enough moisture in your routine, or you're using something that's too strongly humectant. Usually it's the former rather than the latter for curlies, though. Curly hair needs a lot more moisture to stay happy and it's easy to fall short of that.

Dark40
January 8th, 2017, 05:20 PM
If your hair responds poorly to high humidity, then it could be that you're either not giving it enough moisture in your routine, or you're using something that's too strongly humectant. Usually it's the former rather than the latter for curlies, though. Curly hair needs a lot more moisture to stay happy and it's easy to fall short of that.

Yes, you are so right about that, and my natural hair texture is curly but I do relax it every 3 months.