Hi I am Cara, I am addicted to long hair.
Sometimes when you spend your childhood with short enough hair that the popular girls in 2nd grade ask you if you’re a boy… you get issues.
I am no exception to this.
I CANNOT cut my hair.
Even an over zealous trim can send me into a tail spin.
If you were to ask me if I’d rather have long hair or pretty hair I would say long.
If you offered me $2,000 to cut my hair I would say no (and I need $2,000).
SO you can see why I was horrified a month or so back when I felt that my hair had become so dry and unmanageable I may (gasp) need a cut.
When I went to my sister with my fears she took one look at my hair and said these beautiful words:
“You don’t need a cut, it’s build up.”
You see, I had been DRENCHING my hair in Moroccan oil hair mask in hopes of trying to repair and save it and what I was ACTUALLY doing was making the problem worse.
It was causing build up and making my hair feel dry and brittle and icky.
Anyway she explained the WHY in detail which I won’t bore you with but the WHAT is this:
Don’t overuse those deep conditioners.
Less really is more.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
DON’T CUT YOUR HAIR OFF UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED THIS FIRST!
Use a clarifying shampoo. Like this one.
ABBA by ABBA Pure & Natural Hair Care: PURE DETOX SHAMPOO 8.45 OZ
Get rid of all that build up and then use your deep hair masks only once a week.
Only do this about once every 6 weeks, though. This too is a case of less is more.