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    Question When to start conditioning short hair?

    When I used to have BSL+ hair, I would use conditioner from the bottom of my ears down. Since I got my pixie cut, I have only been shampooing my hair (no SLS and definitely not every day). Now that my hair has reached a bit past my ears, should I start conditioning the very tips?

    I've considered just putting a tiny bit of coconut oil on the ends after washing, just to make sure they stay moisturized. Putting conditioner any higher will make my fine stranded hair look greasy.

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    Default Re: When to start conditioning short hair?

    You could bend forward and use the very tiniest amount of conditioner on the hair that hangs away from your scalp. For me, it's the uppermost layer of hair that needs conditioning the most.

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    Default Re: When to start conditioning short hair?

    My DBF has hair that is about 6-7 inches long and he always uses conditioner and has since his hair was short and he decided to grow it out. He does have thick hair though, so I don't know if that's helpful for someone with fine hair. My mother also uses conditioner on her 5-6 inch long hair and she has very fine hair, but it's also very dry. Maybe you could work in conditioning every other wash if you feel that it is weighing your hair down too much?
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    Default Re: When to start conditioning short hair?

    I wouldn't start until you begin to dislike how your hair feels. How does it feel now? I

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    Default Re: When to start conditioning short hair?

    spidermom I might try that thank you!

    animetor7 my hair is thick in quantity but the strands are fine, so I may have to use conditioner first and then shampoo...which doesn't sound like it makes much sense. perhaps conditioning every other wash as you mentioned would be better.

    sarahthegemeni my hair is, thankfully, very soft and I haven't found much damage yet so I might not need to condition for a while.

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    I think my hair got conditioner at around APL. Not before that. Certainly not at chin length. But then I have oily hair... so...
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    Default Re: When to start conditioning short hair?

    ^ I'm not sure what kind of hair I have as far as oil amount, I have to shampoo it every other day at this length. Perhaps when it gets longer I can stretch that out, but I seem to have to wet my hair between washes, otherwise it gets too oily? Not sure on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeletonous View Post
    ^ I'm not sure what kind of hair I have as far as oil amount, I have to shampoo it every other day at this length. Perhaps when it gets longer I can stretch that out, but I seem to have to wet my hair between washes, otherwise it gets too oily? Not sure on that one.
    That's oily hair all right. At shorter lengths, I still needed a wash 2 to 3 times a week. Now at almost TBL, I've been able to stretch to a week. Length works in your favor as far as oil goes, but you definitely need plenty of conditioning at these longer lengths.
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    Default Re: When to start conditioning short hair?

    I conditioned mine from about ear length, if I recall. Mind you, before that I used 2in1 so technically I always did!
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    Default Re: When to start conditioning short hair?

    lapushka good to know I'll do some research, maybe I'll learn something about oily hair that could help!

    Nesoi For some reason I don't like using 2in1, but I'm glad it worked for you I'm sure it made things easier.

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