View Full Version : Why can't i get rid of my 'halo'

November 20th, 2011, 10:11 AM
Hello there :)

I've recently had a frizz 'halo' thingy at the top of my head, assuming it was just damage, i let it be, but since joining the LHC my hair has grown 2 inches, but the halo is still the same length. Am i causing this breakage then? has it grown the 2 inches along with the rest of my hair and i've done something to break it off again? I'm mostly VERY careful while combing. I don't comb wet either - i used a wide tooth wooden comb also. Can anyone help? Thanks!

November 20th, 2011, 10:38 AM
I have this too ... in my case it's just random curly baby hairs that don't want to fit into the same wave pattern as the other hairs, because they aren't long enough yet. But even when they get longer there will be new baby hairs to take their place.

If I dry my hair in a bun, that gets everything on the same wavelength including the baby hairs. It's even smoother if I dry it in a bun with a little bit of gel.

November 20th, 2011, 10:41 AM
It is common to have tiny hairs around the top of your head. But if you have a lot, then I would suspect that it could be:

the products you're using for shampooing and conditioning might be too harsh

the way you're detangling might not be gentle enough (do you detangle from the ends up to the roots?)

Do you wear your hair in ponytails?

Lastly, have you tried using a bit of coconut oil (or oil of your choice) to tame those tiny hairs?

Also, if you use heat appliances (blow fryers/straighteners/curling irons) those might be contributing to the halo problem.

I have quite a few short hairs myself (around the hairline) and they never seem to grow much either).

November 20th, 2011, 10:41 AM
Have you examined the ends of the 'halo' hairs carefully? If they are blunt, then they are breakage, but if they taper you are looking at new growth. That would be a good starting point I think for getting more helpful replies. =)

And, of course, basics such as starting from the bottom and working up, using your fingers to untangle knots you come across, etc.

How do you normally wear your hair?

November 20th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Could be the way you wear you wear your hair. Or do you really scrub your scalp while you are in the shower? That could cause breakage...

November 20th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Nah, I have this too and in fact, since I've joined LHC I think I have more of them. Your hair is wavy and it's just part of having wavy hair. Nothing I do stops it and when it rains it's a full on frizzball up there. I find the best way to smooth them out is to put my hair up in a bun when it's 95% dry or just dry. I leave it like that for an hour or so and when I take my hair out, the halo is definitely more relaxed.

Just ignore it. If my hair was totally slick to my head I think I would look odd. Having a halo gives you a softer look and most people don't even notice it as frizz.

Here's mine so you can see what I'm talking about. I think it doesn't look as bad in this picture as I think it looks in person. But there you go...

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6186/6111563160_22e2ce9bb2_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30978946@N03/6111563160/) Fuzzy hair (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30978946@N03/6111563160/) by julliams (http://www.flickr.com/people/30978946@N03/), on Flickr

November 20th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Most of it is likely natural. Every single day, you sprout new hairs.

November 20th, 2011, 05:24 PM
My best friend uses this, http://ktanihairsense.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-cost-effective-innovation-by.html instead of gel on her halo and hair and finds that it works perfectly in all weather conditions.

The secret to it working is the dilution. And it is used over conditioned hair. See "Thread Tips."

November 20th, 2011, 05:47 PM
If its not damage its new hairs.