I did my big chop 3 years ago so needless to say, my ends are getting pretty old now. With my hair being longer and the ends getting older, I've started sealing them again to keep them from drying out and tangling so doggon much.
Every night before bed, after I've moisturized and plaited my hair, I apply Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque to the ends to keep them soft and supple. It's working. My hair still knots some naturally because that's just what koily hair likes to do but it's nowhere near as much as before I started employing this method. Obviously, before I started this sealing business, I had to do some major search and destroy operations to cut as many as the knots out as possible and since doing so and sealing, very few have returned. I'm very pleased.
The veterans weren't lying when they said mo hair mo problems though. I never experienced knotting really the first two years of my natural hair life but now, it's the story of my life. And here I thought they were bein whiny and melodramatic about this kinda stuff. That'll learn me. I'm singing the same tune now. I love my hair and all that comes with it, I'm just learning as my koils continue to grow that their characteristics, needs and my hair care practices continue to change and evolve. Keeps life interesting though so I'm wit it. (At least as it gets longer, I can be a lil lazier with it. It's never been easier to throw this bad boy up into simple, chic and protective up-do's: less time and less bobby pins. #score.)
What hair care practices are you doing differently now since your hair has become longer?
When I've used it as directed my hair dried out horribly but I added honey to it and now it's working well.
Maybe I'll try adding a little to my ends at night to see how it works.
Personally though, Jamaican Black Castor Oil seals the ends beautifully.
Thanks for sharing!