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    One problem I've always had with my hair is its "natural" tendency to split and subsequently become unmanagable and non-shiney and just no fun. Are there ways to keep off the split ends? I only use a boar bristle brush and a wide toothed comb, Tresemme conditioner, and I pretty much leave it be. I get it trimmed once every three months (1/2 inch). Are there oils I should be using? Any tricks of the trade you guys know to keep it nice between trims?

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    BBB cause damage (supposedly) are you using a seam free comb? you can file down the seams with 600 grit sandpaper..
    can i call this classic length

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    So should I just avoid brushes all together? I thought BBB were the safe ones! >_<. The comb is seam free, yes.

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    BBBs are NOT safe for everyone. Pure evil for me! As a curly, I am not sure you need a brush anyway. Have you read the Curly Girl book?

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    As a curly, I would imagine you need lots of moisture to avoid splits. Do you use a leave in? How often do you wash? How often do you shampoo?

    Some suggestions:
    Try CO or CWC
    Wash or use a mister (about a tablespoon of conditioner to 8oz water in a spray bottle) to wet your ends every day.
    Deep conditioning treatments weekly or biweekly
    Throw away your blowdryer

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    And don't wash your hair in hot water. It can be warm, but the cooler side of warm is better.

    As a curly, you'll probably do better without brushing. Try to get a seamless comb, or at least a comb that doesn't have a visible seam.

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    BBB is useful for distributing oil. and i recommend only useing it on hair that is an oil slick. for those of us that go a few weeks without washing it is calm to the scalp as it moves the build up a bit lower but i would NEVER use it on my ends unless i doused them with coconut oil first!

    All the above suggestions are what i would have said also
    ...Our hairs are just like the rings of a tree, they tell a story of what they have been through
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    I recently found a hair brush made from wood and I am in love with it. I threw away my boar bristle brushes because the wooden brush is a million times better. The BBB were awful and didn't untangle my hair at all. I gave one of them to my dog so she can bite and clean her teeth on it LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhioLisa View Post
    BBBs are NOT safe for everyone. Pure evil for me! As a curly, I am not sure you need a brush anyway. Have you read the Curly Girl book?

    where do you find a curly girl book?

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    Keep your hair protected. I use Fox' shea butter balsam for my ends and it works for me. (Whip shea butter and jojoba oil, add a bit of your favorite conditioner). I put it on my ends before I bun.

    Misting is good, I add jojoba oil to my mixture and shake it well.

    Deep oil treatments before washing - olive oil for the lengths gives me very good results, very moisturizing.

    Obviously you handle your hair very carefully already. I second the advice to ditch the BBB for a while and see whether a wide toothed, smooth comb is not a better solution.

    I think moisture is what your hair needs. Moisture and protection will hopefully help prevent new split ends, S&D take care of the old ones.
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