What should I do with my hair
August 18, 2014 6:16 PM Subscribe
Not happy with my hair lately. I'm having lots of breakage which turns to frizziness if it's not flat ironed. I am a low maintenance person but I like having long hair. It's just past my shoulders and is naturally dirty blonde and lately I have gotten some grey. It is mostly straight but has a slight wave. (Female, early 30s)
I had been doing a mix of highlights and lowlights, and like the way it looks usually, but is this adding to my breakage? I like how it can grow out quite a bit between coloring sand my roots don't show too much, (can't afford the hairdresser every 2 months) but am looking for new ideas. I have always been a blonde but maybe if I stopped doing the highlights it would be healthier? I am not crazy about how it looks without some sort of color, my natural dirty blonde color is quite dull looking and now that some grey is showing it needs something extra.
I rarely style it with heat and am careful with detangling it, but I have had the breakage issue for a long while now. Maybe I just have brittle hair.
Also, I'm 6 1/2 months pregnant, and even though everyone says their hair was awesome during pregnancy, mine doesn't seem to have reacted this way. I am also not looking forward to losing a bunch of it after the birth, as seems to be common from hormones. I really don't want to have to cut it all off since I have been growing it out for a couple of years now.
Need help with:
- Suggestions for colors & techniques that will be low maintenance but still look good without causing too much damage. Don't want to go too dark but have to start covering some grey. Prefer to stay blonde if I can.
- Any treatments to prevent further breakage and minimize it? Most products I tried haven't done much
- Any other suggestions for keeping hair looking healthy. It just looks damaged right now.