View Full Version : What could cause my hair looking like this??? :(

June 5th, 2010, 03:57 AM
My hair makes me so sad now.I want to have it realy long(waist lenght) but it looks horrible and realy damaged but I don't know why :(.It think it's maybe beacuse of thinning scissors :mad:..I've also colored my hair few times but it looked like this before ...So please help me I don't know how to make it look healthier :(...I cut my hair every two months beacuse I don't wont to cut it dramatically..

This is my hair now

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8434/dsc01301do.th.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/dsc01301do.jpg/)

And this is how it looked before i've colored and used thinning scissors (This makes me very sad) :(:(:(:(
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1508/28341065713239341112132.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/i/28341065713239341112132.jpg/)
What do you suggest me to do?? :flower:

June 5th, 2010, 04:32 AM
Just looking at the pictures I'd say it looks like your new growth hair is very soft and smooth, nice. :)

You can always trim away an inch every couple months until you have "virgin" hair only once again.

Why thinning scissors? That gives you blunt ends all over the length, doesn't it?

June 5th, 2010, 04:47 AM
Yes i can see that now.My hairdresser told me that my hair will be nicer if I thin it a little.Obviously she lied :mad:.Now my dad cuts my hair :).And thank you Embee very much :blossom: I will cut it every two months 1 cm until I have it back :D

June 5th, 2010, 05:42 AM
That does look like the work of thinning scissors, which in my opinion should not be used on someone just because they have thick hair. Having thick hair is not a crime, lol. It also looks like your stylist just randomly thinned the top layer, which is odd, since they normally do it underneath when it's for thinning purposes, so that it blends in better.

I have two suggestions for you. The first one is to just smooth it down with product, so it's less obvious. You can use oil, leave in conditioner or whatever you prefer, as long as it's smoothing. A conditioner with lots of moisture can also be helpful, and do a SMT (Snowymoon's Moisture Treatment) every now and then. This should work quite well to cover up what you're unhappy with.

The second option is to get some layers cut. You have quite a lot of hair that doesn't look damaged, so you could get rid of a lot of the thinned out parts. The downside is ofc that you might not like layers, and that some stylists don't know how (or want) to do proper ones. With proper ones it's easy to get them trimmed to cut off split ends, but never ever let them go near your hair with a razor or thinnings scissors if you want layers, ask them to cut long layers with regular scissors.

I'd go for option number one, myself. I don't think your hair looks horrible, but compared to the before picture (which I thought looked beautiful) I can see why you're not happy with it.

June 5th, 2010, 06:34 AM
I've also had thinning sheer experience. When my hair is short it is very curly and they work well for me to help release the curl. But even then it was damaging, split ends everywhere.

Take a deep breath, have some patience and you will get to where you want to be. I have a link to something in our articles section for you. It's an article on making damaged hair bette (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=79)r by one of our members, Nightshade.

While you are in the articles section, go to the hairstyling (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=category&categoryid=1) category and look at some of the styles. We are big believers around here in the protective value of wearing hair up, especially when growing out damaged hair.

Welcome and good luck!

June 5th, 2010, 07:36 AM
If you haven't already, I strongly suggest looking into trying to stretch the interval between washings, but before you try anything, read Ursula's Standard Newbie Advice (http://http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=39), she gives a great summary of things you can try, and a very sound method of knowing what things you try are having an effect (both positive and negative). I recommend it to everyone who joins and says "what can I do to make my hair better than it is now?"

Good luck to you and happy growing :).

June 5th, 2010, 07:52 AM
Hm, it looks a little dry (though that could just be left over abuse from the thinning scissors). Maybe start wearing your hair up in buns, and with the length oiled? Other than that, I think you just have to wait it out. Everyone with thick hair has had a run in with thinning shears (I feel your pain!). Just have to let it grow.

June 5th, 2010, 08:43 AM
Hi! Welcome to LHC. You've already received the good advice I would have offered.

June 5th, 2010, 11:24 AM
Oh you are all so kind and very helpful :crush:.I often put olive oil in my hair and I deep condicion it almost every time I wash.I would like to switch to no cones co-washnig.I won't even colore it with real dye(just the ones that wash off so i can grow my natural hair).Thank you all for your wonderful advices.My hair will never see that scissors again :p.Thank you ladies I will put my progress pitcures (I hope it will be some progress haha). :blossom:

June 5th, 2010, 11:35 AM
There is nothing wrong with thinning scissors, they themselves do not cause damage, but you have to know how to use them properly. My hair is thinned with them. They are meant to be used on the under layers of your hair only. From the pic, it looks to me like they were used on your outer length which will result in a fuzzy, uneven look. You are going to have to wait while those shorter lengths grow and then trim them as necessary until you can get it all smooth again. Be patient, it will get better !