Topic: Breakage and no shine
I am an African American. I have several different hair textures; however, my hair is very fine, but grows in cork screw curls. In Dec. '07 my hair stylist applied a hair straightener called Grund. This was a big mistake. The last application was Feb.28 '08. The product is suppose to be applied every 3-4 months for the first year and once a year there after. Well, I am not continuing the entire year. So far I have had only 2 applications. My hair looks like some one applied a blowout kit to it. I don't know how long it is going to take before I began to see my natural curl pattern again. I started your shampoo almost immediately after the 2nd Grund application in Feb. It was then I decided this Grund was not for me (too many chemicals). Grund is suppose to change the covalent bonds in your hair to make your natural curl pattern more manageable. I am praying that this blowout look is not permanent and that my natural curl pattern comes back. I have all of the 4 shampoos and 6 of the elixers. I usually wash my hair every 2 weeks. I use the messager and the brush, but my hair is thick when it is not straightened. It is hard to brush from the nape of the neck to the front of my head. What do you suggest?
Also, I know that you suggest applying the Euro Oil while the hair is dry, but I don't feel like my hair is absorbing the oil. It seems as though it is just sitting on top of the hair. Is it ok to wet my hair before applying the Euro Oil? So, I apply the oil overnight and wash it out the next day and then use the Chi conditioner after I wash my hair. My hair is still gets tangled close to the scalp. I tried using the Euro Oil on the tangles near the scalp and through all of my hair, so that I can brush the tangles out with the detangle brush. After all of that, I still have breakage from all the tangles. What else can I do to prevent breakage when combing out after washing?
If I use the Euro Oil in my hair to detangle it while wet, is it ok to flat iron my hair once it is dry with a low emf ceramic iron (the kind that puts neg. ions in the hair)? I ask this because I believe that I read in the literature that the Euro Oil should not be heated except by the sun or warm towel.
I go through this whole procedure that I mentioned above and my hair still doesn't shine. Do you think it will eventually start to shine? I have been using your hair method since March. Do you think the apple cider vinegar is stripping the shine from my hair? I forgot to tell you that my hair is also very porous.
On a good note, before I started using your product I had a bald spot on the top of my head that never quite filled in after going through a very stressful and traumatic period in my life. I had this spot for about 8 years. Nothing has helped fill in the space on the top of my head except for your product. I am so happy about that, but funniest thing is that I lost some hair around my hairline due to a store bought henna I used and that hair is slower coming in than the hair on the top of my head that I had been missing for 8 years. Why do you think it is taking it so long to re-grow in that area?
Anthony, I just want to say that I do really love your products, and I wish that I had found them before I allowed my hairstylist to put the Grund product in my hair. My hair was completely w/o chemicals before the Grund.
I also trim my hair every month according to the Lunar chart. I have done everything except the Zen Detox. I plan on using the ZD, but I want to give my hair a chance to detox with the shampoo before using a major hair detox. I am afraid that a lot of hair might fall out.
Please help me with some suggestions